WHEN DOES REGISTRATION BEGIN FOR 2023/24?
Enrollment for new students will begin April 1st. Spaces fill quickly but enrollment remains open to new students throughout the year, for classes that may still have space available.
HOW DO I ENROLL MY STUDENT(S) For the Monrovia location, click on the REGISTRATION PAGE that opens April 1st and select one of two buttons: One is for families that are with a Charter school, and the other is for families that will be paying privately out-of-pocket. For the Glendora location, register first at https://pathfindershomeschool.com then follow the link on my class description page for payment.
ARE YOUR CLASSES NON-SECTARIAN?
Yes. Our classes comply with Charter and Public school standards and policies.
WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE OF CLASSES FOR 2023/24?
Semester 1 is Sept 13-Dec 13 with the week of Thanksgiving off. (emergency makeup day Jan 10th)
Semester 1 is Sept 7 - Dec 14 with the week of Thanksgiving off.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU TAKE?
For those paying out-of-pocket, our new online registration system will accept credit or debit card payment, Applepay or Googlepay if activated on your device, or direct transfer from your banking institution . If you have any questions regarding payments, please contact us at WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com
DO I NEED TO BE A MEMBER OF/ENROLLED WITH EACH LOCATION TO TAKE CLASSES THERE?
Anyone can enroll in any classes offered at E.I.E. Monrovia, no enrollment needed. For classes in Glendora, enrollment with Pathfinder Homeschooling is required ( https://pathfindershomeschool.com).
WHAT IF A CLASS IS FULL?
If the spaces are filled in a class by the time we receive your enrollment form, you will be notified of the option to be added to a waiting list. If there are cancellations, or new time slot is opened, or another location becomes available, parents will be contacted in the order they were added to the wait list.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
If you must cancel before classes begin, kindly give us as much notice as possible, so that we may accommodate students on our waiting lists. If cancellation is during a semester, 50% of the amount for lessons not yet taken will be refunded. Charter families will be invoiced for $50 cancellation (as permissible, per your school) , and the remaining amount of the P.O. will be released back to your school.
I DON'T SEE OUR CHARTER ON THE LIST SCHOOLS YOU SERVE. WILL YOU CONSIDER BECOMING A VENDOR FOR THEM?
Absolutely! Only parents can start the process, by simply contacting their Vendor Relations department to submit your request to add us. They contact us, and we'll take it from there. If all goes well, we'll let you know when we are approved! If not, we can likely still accept other charter students through Homeschool Coaches. Contact us if you have questions about your particular school.
DO PARENTS NEED TO STAY ON-SITE DURING CLASS TIME AT EIE?
E.I.E. has two waiting rooms and a patio, making it more comfortable to stay on campus during class time. E.I.E. is not an official drop-off center, but on the occasions when you do drop-off your child for errands etc, be sure to return by dismissal time. Students should be instructed, if for some reason you are not there when class has ended, they must stay on campus for their safety (not in the parking lot, or waiting by the road etc…). Parents must sign a Liability Waiver on Registration forms, and we ask you to review these basic Courtesy Guidelines found here with your student(s).
WHAT IF MY STUDENT IS ABSENT?
If you know of absences in advance, kindly email/text the teacher. Any classroom paperwork for missed classes (if applicable) can go home with students upon their return if requested. Due to the highly interactive nature of these classes, there are no make-up days for student absences.
IS FOOD OR DRINK ALLOWED?
Students may have water at their seats to have during class, and may bring other snacks or lunch to consume before or after class. Food required for medical reasons excepted, of course.
MY CHILD HAS ALLERGIES. SHOULD I BE WORRIED?
The registration form for our Monrovia location has a space to inform us of your child's allergies or medical concerns, so teachers may be aware. Some of our classes occasionally include food-related activities (churning butter in Colonial Class Town, or the discovery of cocoa in Ancient Times, marshmallow towers for Secret Solvers Society etc…) We sometimes have special events, and always have a year-end celebration for each class. Teachers will inform parents via email when such occasions are coming up, and consider student’s food allergies or dietary restrictions to make sure there is something for everyone! **PLEASE NOTE** Throughout the week, the classroom space is shared with other teachers who may not have allergy policies. If your student's level of allergic sensitiveity is such that it be triggered by touch, we cannot account for allergens that may be present in this shared space.
Pathfinders in Glendora has its own policies - refer to the parent handbook when you register.
HOW WILL YOU LET US KNOW IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CLASS?
We use email to communicate class announcements or notifications to parents. The upper level classes (8-12th grade) also the message stream on Google Classroom. For more urgent matters (unexpected class cancellation for example) we may also call/text for more immediate contact.
WHEN DO YOU TAKE HOLIDAY BREAKS?
There will be no class Thanksgiving week, for Winter Break (dates change each year) Spring Break (starting the day after Palm Sunday, and the 2 weeks following). There may be other days that have no classes per instructor, but these would be supplied to you at the beginning of the semester.
IF THE CLASSES ARE A YEAR LONG, WHY DO YOU HAVE 2 SEMESTERS?
We break-up the year-long class into semesters, to make tuition payments easier on parents and Charter schools. We notify parents of Semester #2 payment dues and schedule, well before the end of Semester #1.
I'D LIKE TO SEE HOW MY CHILD IS DOING IN CLASS - MAY I SIT-IN?
The goal with all of my classes is to motivate learning through an interactive and experiential classroom setting. If you ever want to observe and experience what we do, you are welcome to pull up a chair at the back of class and see for yourself!
I'D LIKE TO SEE WHAT A CLASS IS LIKE BEFORE I ENROLL MY CHILD. MAY WE SIT-IN?
Sure! Classes typically run from the second week of September to the beginning ofMay. Contact us at WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com to arrange it with the teacher. We'll pull up a chair for you (and your child if you wish) at the back of class, and you can get a feel for what classes might be like.
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? EMAIL US AT WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com or call (626)482-8963