The Prometheus Academy - Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently-asked Questions at The Prometheus Academy

  1.  How does The Prometheus Academy Work?
  2.  How do I alert the school that my student is out today?
  3.  How do I add or drop a course?
  4.  What is the dress code for students?
     
  5.  Where can I find Academy registration and other student forms?
  6.  What is the student registration fee?
  7.  How do you conduct your classes?
  8.  What science class is most appropriate for my student's ability?
     
  9.  What happens when tuition is paid late?
  10.  What if I have a Gifted and Talented Student?
  11.  How do I access the online tests?
  12.  What about tuition refunds?
  How does The Prometheus Academy Work?
Prometheus' academic model mirrors the university model.  The parent picks and chooses the classes for the student.  Our classes are 16 weeks per semester, with a one week break for Thanksgiving and a one week Spring Break.  We provide content and instruction, and the parent supervises study at home, student organization, and completion of student assignments.  We are a bridge between home schooling and the university.  Just ask some of our community parents!

  How do I alert the school that my student is out today?
If your child will be late for class or miss class, please contact Brenda Escobar (The Prometheus Academy Administrator) by email at Brenda.Escobar@ThePrometheusAcademy.com.  She will alert your student's teachers.

  How do I add or drop a course?
Click to jump to the Add/Drop procedure page.  Print the desired form.  Finally, turn in the form to Courtney Edmonson or Brenda Escobar.  You are still responsible for tuition according to Prometheus policies.

  What is the dress code for students?
Student dress should be appropriate for classroom settings.   Students in science and engineering classes will be given specific safety parameters for clothing choices.   When wearing clothing with messages or illustrations, please keep content PG and respectful of others.

  Where can I find the Academy registration and other student forms?
You can find links to our class registration form and others, here (Acrobat PDF Format).

  What is the student registration fee?
Each student is assessed a registration fee for an entire school year to cover administration expenses.  Registration fee for the 2017 semester (per student) is  $75 up to January 20, 2017; or  $100 from January 13th or later.
Your registration fee must accompany the 2017-2018 student registration form.

  How do you conduct your classes?
Our academic and classroom behavior procedures are similar to those of the Home School Connection Program at Eastfield College. See our policies page for more details about student drop-off and pickup, bad weather, holiday, and payment policies.

  What science class is most appropriate for my student's ability?
See the What science classes can my student take at each grade level? web page for one recommended course of science study at The Prometheus Academy.

  What happens when tuition is paid late?
Late Tuition Payments  Added fees are assessed.  See 2017-2018 Late Payments and Refunds for details.
First Late Tuition Payment — $25.00
Second Late Tuition Payment — $50.00

  What if I have a Gifted and Talented student or special needs child who wants to attend?
Prometheus has taught many talented and gifted students.  She does grade placement based on a student's ability, not their age. Call Courtney Edmonson at 972.966.9773 to discuss your student's situation.

  How do I access the online tests?
Make sure your Internet connection is active, so you can submit your test results.  Start your Internet browser.   Make sure your browser supports Javascript and it is turned on (enabled). For instructions to enable Javascript on common browsers.  Cut-and-paste the URL (http://www.theprometheusacademy.com/directory/test_name.htm) your instructor provided by email.

  What about tuition refunds?
For information about late payment and refund policies, read the Prometheus Late Payment and Refund Policy page.

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