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ENROLLMENT INFORMATION, PAYMENT and TUITION POLICIES

Enrollment

Enrollment in the Children’s Educational Center Campanella is by semester, but special considerations will be given to new students joining at another time. Enrollment in the Tremble and Concert Choirs is for the duration of the school year from late August to June.


How to register

Annual registration prior to start of classes in the fall is required for both new and existing students at http://www.campanellacenter.org/registrationform.shtml


Waiver and Emergency Contact information must be completed and signed by parent/guardian for each new and returning student. Required information includes your current (parent/guardian’s and student’s) mailing address, phone, and active e-mail. A non-refundable annual registration fee of $25 per child and $10 per additional sibling is due at the time of registration.


Class Attendance, Tuition and Make-up classes

Students are expected to attend classes on a regular basis. We request that, if a student must miss a class, the parent/guardian call the school or the instructor at least 24 hours in advance. No refunds are offered for missed classes. Make-up sessions for missed classes should be arranged with the instructor and/or during the make-up week at the end of each semester. Lessons cancelled by the teacher will be made up by the teacher at a mutually agreed upon time.


Prorated tuition refunds will be given to students who must leave the choir as a result of documented health problems, as well to those students who have to move outside of Illinois. Decision to prorate tuition will be made on case-by-case basis and by special application only.


POLICIES SPECIFIC FOR Concert, Treble, Prelude Choirs

Enrollment:

Enrollment in the Children’s Educational Center Campanella Concert and Treble Choirs represents a significant time and financial commitment for the student and the student’s family. Once enrolled, student/parents are responsible for tuition for the full year.


Concert Choir students are required to register for 2 rehearsals per week, typically Saturday and Wednesday, or Saturday and Sunday. Additional mandatory rehearsals will be scheduled in advance of concerts; these rehearsals take place on Sundays.


Rehearsal and Concert Attendance:

Rehearsals are mandatory. To be excused from the rehearsal, contact the Choir Director as soon as possible and at least 24 hours prior to the rehearsal time. Excused absences from the Concert Choir rehearsals should be made up as soon as possible during the regularly scheduled rehearsals (for example, on Wednesday, if the student regularly attends Saturday and Sunday rehearsals). Excused absence from the Treble Choir rehearsals can be made up by appointment with the Choir Director.


Additional rehearsals will be scheduled prior to concerts. Participation in rehearsals is mandatory.


Concert schedule is partially available at the beginning of academic year, and will be announced once finalized, as soon as possible. Notification of the Choir Director of any conflicts with scheduled concerts is required at the beginning of the academic year.


Unexcused absence from rehearsals or concerts will not be tolerated and will result in dismissal from the choir without tuition refund.


Festivals and performances requiring travel

Campanella identifies one out of town performance during each season. The Concert Choir will travel nationally or internationally to perform in joint and solo concerts. All students are encouraged and expected to participate in festivals and out of town performances.



Tuition Payments

Tuition for non-choral programs, Beginners and Prelude Choir is by semester, PAYABLE IN FULL PRIOR TO THE SECOND WEEK OF SEMESTER. Tuition for Treble and Concert Choir is by academic year, which could be made as a single payment in the beginning of the year or in two installment payments at the beginning of each semester. Check or credit card payments are preferred; to avoid confusion due to lost funds, cash payments are strongly discouraged.



Special considerations and need-based scholarships

Campanella is offering payment plans for qualified students on case-by-case basis: account must be in good standing, attendance requirements must be met, and other conditions may be imposed. Contact Chris Greco (accounting@campanellacenter.org) to request any special payment considerations.


A limited number of partial tuition scholarships is sponsored by a variety of charitable sources. Please contact Chris Greco (accounting@campanellacenter.org) to obtain a scholarship application prior to the beginning of a semester.


Credits and Discounts

Sibling discount: 10% discount for all classes on tuition for additional siblings, applied to the lesser tuition amount among the siblings.


Other Fees

Prompt payment for all classes is requested.

A late charge of $5 will be added if payment is not made by the due date.

Additional fee of $5 will be added for each consequent month the payment is not made.

A charge of $25 will be applied to all returned checks.

Additional fees will be imposed for choir tours, uniforms, and special events.


Guidance and discipline

Physical punishment, ridicule, threat of harm, as well as harsh, demeaning, or abusive language with, or in the presence of, the children at Campanella is prohibited and will not be tolerated. This applies to all employees, volunteers, parents and visitors of Campanella.


Communication

E-mail is our primary mode of communication. Please be sure to list the current e-mail addresses for both parents and students on the registration form and promptly notify us of any changes.


Appropriate use of facilities

While on Campanella’s premises, students and those accompanying them are expected to treat our facilities respectfully. Skates, skateboards, pets, etc. are not allowed in the building. The educational center is a non-smoking facility. Smoking or other use of tobacco products is strictly prohibited around the church building, which includes the area in front of the church, all doorways, the walkway connecting the buildings, and the parking lot. Violators will be penalized.


Campanella rents the facility from St. Giles Episcopal Church and it must be respected as place of worship. The house next to the church building is a private residence and should not be disturbed. The stone garden across from the main entrance is the Church’s memorial garden (cemetery), therefore the plants and stones in the garden should not be disturbed.


Cars must be parked in designated spots only, not blocking the driveway. Vehicles should not be left unattended anywhere on church premises other than in the designated parking spots.


Publicity Consent

Photographs, audio, and video of students engaged in the Children’s Educational Center Campanella activities including, but not limited to, instruction, rehearsal, workshop or performances may be used in Campanella publications, newspapers, magazines, radio, and other related publicity materials including the Internet. Your signature on this waiver/release form constitutes consent and permission by the student and student’s parent(s) and/or legal guardians to use the student’s name and/or image/audio for any advertising, publicity, marketing, or packaging. This release is irrevocable.


Notice of Non-Discriminatory Policy

The Children’s Educational Center Campanella does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, parental status, or any other legally protected status, in any of its policies, programs, and practices, including its admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, hiring and retention of faculty and staff, as well as career services.


Agreement to the Above Policies

Please be aware that by signing the Registration form for any type of lesson or class you are indicating that you have read and agreed to the terms as stated above on behalf of your student and/or yourself.


Waiver and Release of All Claims

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ!

Parents/guardians/caretakers are responsible for supervising the children under their care at all times prior to the start of, as well as right after, the end of a class. If a child is attending more than one class session on a given day, the above applies to the end of the scheduled activities.


In addition, by registering yourself or your minor child(ren)/ward(s) for participation in the programs of the Children’s Educational Center Campanella, you acknowledge that you will be waiving and releasing all claims for injuries that you or your child(ren)/ward(s) might sustain arising out of these programs.


To wit:


I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to participants in programs of the Children’s Educational Center Campanella, and I agree to assume the full risk of any such injuries, damages, or loss regardless of severity.


Signature________________________________________
(Parent’s Full Name)
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