FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND POLICIES
Financial Information and Policies
Every school must operate on a sound financial basis. Prompt care of your financial responsibility is not only appreciated, but is also necessary if we are to maintain a quality educational program at Metro-east Adventist School.
Formal report cards will be issued following the close of each grading period except when there is a balance due at the end of the second and fourth quarters.
MACS. Before a student is enrolled in the school, a parent or guardian accepts financial responsibility for the student by signing a contract.
The tuition is based on the current school year fees. The tuition is payable in ten equal monthly installments. The first installment being due at registration and consecutive payments made through May 1st.
A 5% discount will be credited to the student’s tuition account when the full amount for the year is paid prior to the first day of school.
Interim Progress Report
A mid-quarter report may be issued to help parents and students track academic progress.
The tuition will not be prorated for late enrollment for students entering school during the first quarter. Any student entering school after the quarter has ended will be given credit for those quarters not attended. A parent who thinks special circumstances warrant the prorating of the tuition for all or some of the days missed before enrollment may petition the school board by letter for a credit to their account.
A payment will be considered delinquent if it is not received by the 15th of the month. At that time a $25.00 late fee will be assessed to the account. Diplomas, transcripts, and year-end report cards will not be provided for students who have outstanding balances. When an account becomes 60 days overdue, the student will be suspended from school until payment is made.
In order to receive financial assistance, the student’s account must be kept current and must be paid in full at the end of the school year. The agreed-upon financial assistance will be applied to the student’s account at the end of the school year if the parent’s portion of the student’s account is paid in full.
The registration fees are due the day of registration. The registration fee covers the cost of books, workbooks, student insurance and library materials. The registration fee is neither prorated nor refundable.
8:00 A.M. School begins
3:00 P.M. School is dismissed (2:00 pm on Friday)
Students should arrive at school not more than 15 minutes before the start of school. At the end of the school day students should be picked up promptly unless other arrangements have been made in advance. Students who arrive before 8:00 a.m. or those who are not picked up by 3:30 p.m. (or 2:30 p.m. on Friday) will be placed in the After School Care Program and their parents will be billed on an hourly basis.
Regular and prompt attendance at school is necessary for satisfactory school work and developing self-discipline. Whenever a student is absent or is excused for a portion of the day, a signed written note from the parent is required. In the case of highly contagious diseases, a medical release from a physician is necessary.
A conference with the parents, student, teacher, and principal will be requested for those who are consistently absent or tardy.
If the problem persists, the principal will report to the school board and to the public school authorities as required by law in the area.
A student who misses 7 or more days in one quarter (15%) may not be able to receive academic credit.
Schoolwork missed during an excused absence may be made up within a reasonable length of time with no penalty. However, it is the responsibility of the student to obtain assignments from the teacher and to see that they are completed.
Absence from School Premises
No student will be permitted to leave the school premises at any time during the regular school day without a request from the parent or guardian, in person or in writing.