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PARENTAL CONSENT TO ONLINE INTERNET SERVICES Parents enrolling their child at Melamed Academy understand that the child will be studying in online courses. Federal law requires parental consent and supervision for online computer activity pertaining students under 13 years of age.
In the course of the student's study, his/her computer activity will be tracked to gauge educational progress, test scores, and additional educational information. This information will be used solely for the student's educational records, and will be kept confidential. When using third-party courses, information may be stored by those third-parties and their affiliates in individual and aggregate form. Parents and students agree to such information collection when enrolling their child in Melamed Academy programs.
Melamed's programs and online teacher support are intended to educate, not to replace any parental supervision needed by your child. Melamed's kosher computers provide safeguards according to industry standards. Melamed Academy will not be held liable in case of breach, cyber attack, or loophole in the safeguards. As an added safety measure, it is recommended to put away the Melamed laptop when the schoolwork is completed for that day. Melamed's kosher computers are compatible with most internet service providers and school firewalls. However, Melamed Academy will not be held liable in the event in which a student's internet settings are not fully compatible with the Melamed kosher computers. Any service provided for those issues will entail additional service fees.
TERMS OF SERVICES PROVIDED
Enrollment in Melamed Academy provides the student with access to the courses during the time of enrollment only. Parents/guardians understand that completion of the course is the student's responsibility, and that Melamed Academy is not liable in the event that a student does not complete his work. No refunds will be issued due to student's failure to complete his/her school work and thereby not be eligible for course credit. Course enrollment is for designated semesters only, and extensions may entail additional fees.
Parents commit to maintaining a suitable computer-based environment for the student's course study, and supervising his progress.
Parents understand that a child requires parental guidance in order to achieve his maximum potential in his online learning. Melamed Academy's progress reports and supervision does not replace the parents' daily monitoring to ensure that school work is being accomplished.
Melamed Academy courses are designed to be completed independently by the student. Yet, depending on the student's age and degree of self-sufficiency, there will be times when guidance is needed. Parents agree to serve as initial support for the child's questions regarding course navigation, technical issues, etc, and that Melamed Academy will service the support issues for educational questions. If a student cannot fulfill study tasks without constant accompaniment, the parents are responsible to pay for his/her tutor.
Melamed Academy devotes its best effort to help students succeed, based on the information provided by the parents. It is the parent's responsibility to manage their child's health, emotional wellness, and academic potential.
COMMUNICATION POLICY The basic enrollment package includes an initial phone-based consultation, orientation videos, followed by email-based teacher communication. Occasional phone appointments can be coordinated with the teacher, as a courtesy, and Melamed Academy does not guarantee that phone communication is included in the course enrollment. Students/parents requiring frequent phone support or virtual private lessons can receive a quote for a service add-on. Melamed Academy's add-on services are dependent on availability. Melamed Academy does not commit to a set response time for student questions; response times can vary depending on the issue and the volume of questions at that time.
CHINUCH STANDARD Melamed Academy endeavors to provide students with kosher and suitable curricular materials, as is standard for Torah Umesorah yeshiva day schools. Gemara and Mishnah courses are available for boys only. General studies subjects are reviewed and customized for Torah standards. However, images of girls and women may appear in the standard "Kosher" course versions. Melamed Academy's "Mehadrin" courses are more strictly censored for both content and images. A student who will only study Mehadrin courses will have all the standard subjects, but a limited variety of electives and course styles. Parents are responsible to review their child's material to ensure that it meets their particular standards before allowing the child to view them, as individual specifications can vary according to community. Melamed Academy seriously addresses its chinuch responsibility and invests significant resources to provide Torah-appropriate content. Melamed welcomes parent and student feedback regarding suitability of lessons, and continually upgrades its material. Due to the nature of computer-based material, Melamed Academy will not be held financially, or otherwise, liable for any alleged breach of chinuch standard.
EDUCATION TERMS Melamed Academy's live virtual classroom lessons may be occasionally included at the school's discretion, but are not a guaranteed part of the program. Melamed Academy's computer-based services may be occasionally interrupted by internet or software disruptions, as is typical in computer-based services. Melamed Academy will not be held liable for any such interruption of service. Melamed Academy may alter course styles or replace with an alternative course, at its discretion, without liability. Melamed Academy endeavors to accommodate student's IEP to the extent possible but will not be held liable in case the student requires additional services not offered in the current program. Melamed Academy is a NJ state-registered school; students and staff may be in any location.
Students and parents understand that Melamed Academy is a school with rules and procedures. Attendance is a privilege which is dependent on the student's respectful behavior. Tuition will not be refunded for a student who is suspended, or is disqualified from receiving course credit, due to disrespect, harassment, or breach of academic integrity.
Parents commit to respectful communication with Melamed Academy, and will encourage their child to fulfill all course requirements with academic integrity.
PAYMENT TERMS Parents understand that Melamed Academy is not required to refund tuition paid, in the event that a student withdraws after school starts, or after the course information is delivered to the student. 25% of course tuition is designated as a registration fee and is not refundable even in the event of a student's withdrawal, and even before the course has begun. Melamed Academy may, but is not required to, switch a student's course, and does not guarantee that the option will always apply to a particular course. Failure to make payments according to a tuition-payment plan will result in a student's interruption of service and forfeit of that course time, until 48 hours after payment is made. If more than one payment is made late, the payment plan will be canceled and continued service is dependent on complete payment of the remainder owed.
Melamed Academy offers various payment arrangements, according to the designated program.
FULL TIME STUDENTS: For full-time students, yearly tuition is paid in full before school starts. Tuition prices and registration fees according to tuition chart. Registration payment processed upon form submission. If student tuition will be paid in a single payment, credit card will be billed no earlier than July 1, 20120, for the remainder of the tuition. If the student's payment cannot be processed, the family will be notified. Submission of the form alone does not meet Early Bird requirements, if payment is not made.
IN THE EVENT OF WITHDRAWAL: Students attending Melamed Academy under this tuition arrangement can receive a refund in case of withdrawal, as follows: Withdrawal before the student receives course logins - full refund minus $300 non-refundable registration and curriculum fees. Withdrawal after student receives course logins - previous payment will be re-applied to the by-the-month schedule, student will pay full registration (even if a family discount would have applied) and first month tuition, and only the remaining amount will be refunded; see below.
BY THE MONTH: Full-time students who wish to pay on a monthly basis, without a yearly commitment, pay according to prices on tuition chart.
Payment of by-the-month tuition starts in July for early bird registration; or starts in August for second registration deadline; or starts upon student enrollment. Tuition paid in July and August is not refundable to student, unless it is greater than the full registration fee per each family member in the enrollment.
Allow a month for processing of registration. Students enrolling mid-month until the 25th of the month will start on the 1st of the following month. From the 26th of the month, students will start in the second coming month. If an exception can be made, the student will be notified.
Students enrolling on a monthly basis pay the first payment before starting their first month of school, and are charged their subsequent payments on the 1st of the following months, unless withdrawal was submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to that date. Melamed Academy does not refund tuition if a student withdraws in the middle of a month, after payment was made. If the student's payment cannot be processed by the 5th of the month, he/she loses access to the courses. In order to re-enroll, the student's missing monthly payments would need to be paid, or he/she would need to start a new enrollment. Late penalties may apply.
Families interested in a tuition loan arrangement, speak to the office for details.
A limited number of scholarships are available for students with extenuating circumstances and financial need.
This agreement is binding on all parties connected to this student's registration. Any disagreement or dispute will be resolved only by arbitration by a dayan according to the details in Melamed Academy's office.
It is a violation of this agreement to attempt to resolve monetary claims in any other way.
Parents understand that Melamed Academy is a nonprofit yeshiva day school, designed to service families in the Torah community who can benefit from its online course services in Torah and General studies. Since the ideal Torah chinuch involves immersive experience with live educators as role models, Melamed Academy's Torah studies is not intended to fully replace a yeshiva education, when that is an available option.
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