The teachers at CHA work together to provide oversight to the students and the program.
Payments are made directly to each teacher on a monthly basis. The amount due each month remains the same regardless of the number of class weeks in a given month. Note: You are paying for a 32-week course in monthly increments; thus, tuition does not change based on the number of classes scheduled in a given month. Payments should be placed in the teacher’s file folder at the school site. Advance payments and bartering is permitted, but should be arranged with each teacher individually.
We strongly urge parents to use their bank's online bill pay system for tuition payments. Most of these programs are free and allow you to schedule monthly checks. Setting it up takes only a matter of minutes and checks are then sure to go out on time each month.
Payments are due on the first of each month. If payments are not deposited in the teacher's folder by the 7th of the month and prior arrangements have not been made with the teacher, please include a $10 late fee per class not per teacher. We ask that the late fee be included voluntarily. If a payment is late and the fee has not been included, parents will be contacted and the late fee will increase by $10 each additional week it is late. The only exception is September tuition, which is due the first day of the school year.
Supply fees are charged on a class-by-class basis. In an effort to reduce the beginning-of-the-year expenses for families in the program, we have split supply fees into two semester payments. The first semester fees are due to individual teachers Septmeber 1 and no later than September 7. The second semester payment is due by February 1. These fees are based on teachers' expected expenditure on class-related supplies. Each teacher is responsible for maintaining records of expenditures of supply fees, which are available upon request.
Parents may opt to pay both supply fees in a single payment at the beginning of the year.
Teachers are encouraged to attend every class during a school year; however, illness and various extenuating circumstances do arise. In these situations, teachers are responsible for preparing lesson plans and acquiring a substitute who is compensated by the teacher. In the event a qualified substitute is unavailable, classes could be cancelled. In these rare situations, either monthly fees will be adjusted, or a make-up class will be scheduled.
Parents may wish to provide students with supplemental tutoring in a given class. Teachers may opt to offer supplemental tutoring on or off church grounds. Please contact individual teachers about tutoring for their classes.