Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, as long as we have space in the class. Fees will be prorated according to how much of the school year has passed. Top
We don't require parents to remain on campus while the student is in the classroom. Once the lesson is over, elementary aged children must be picked up at the classroom by the parent/legal guardian. Students are not allowed to loiter on campus. Top
We usually require a minimum of 6 students to run a class and we limit class sizes to 25 or 27 depending on the size of the classroom. The actual class size could be anywhere between these ranges. Top
We always have a teacher and an assistant in the classroom. Sometimes we have two assistants in the case of elementary classes, and often a parent hepler. Top
Elementary classes are based upon our own material. We publish a "handout"
for parents to accompany the lesson, so that parents can do extra projects
and study outside of the lesson between classes. Perhaps one day these
handouts will be published as a book, but at this time, there is no one
prescribed book for the elementary classes. We provide a list
of wonderful books including several that can be used as a base text
throughout the year if desired. These books are optional and not
Yes, provided there is space, which there usually is. Top
We publish the next year's schedule in mid January. Sign up begins March 1st for existing customers and March 8th for new customers. Top
If you sign up in March, you usually get a place, after that a few of the classes start filling up, depending on which class and which location. Top
We monitor the classes to see when space opens up. Usually this happens if someone changes their plans having signed up in Spring, but by Summer they have decided on a different path, or if at the last minute before classes start, a similar decision is made. Sometimes mid way through the year people move, or something happens and space can open up after classes start. If space does open up, we will invite you by email to accept the place should you still wish to by then. Top
If we are not able to place your student, you will be refunded. A
request to withdraw from class that occurs within 10 days of nJoy Science
receiving payment will be refunded in full. After that period, a 50% refund is awarded, as long as the request occurs at least a month before classes start, thereafter no refund is given. Alternatively, if you are considering returning next year, any moneys paid towards the cancelled class could be made available on request for next year's application.
Lab classes require advanced planning, budgeting and often your acceptance will cause other potential students to not find a seat in class. For these reasons we have developed the refund policy. It is common for education institutions to have similar refund restrictions or a no refund policy. Top
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If you'd like to do a make up lesson with us, we may be able to accommodate your student at another location that same week when we do the same lesson elsewhere, depending on whether there is space in that other class. Contact us just to confirm before showing up unexpectedly at the alternative location.
If your student is taking one of the Apologia courses, they need to keep abreast of the reading schedule. If you decide to do the missed labwork at home (the book is designed for that), you are welcome to do a lab report for the experiments listed in the book and turn it in for grading as usual. You can see what experiments we did in class by looking at the module and lab schedule
The bottom line is that the home school is responsible to the Department of Education for the student's activities, and nJoy Science is merely a service to the home school.Top Top Top