These are the most frequently asked questions we receive. Please read this list before contacting us.
Membership to the RHSA Teaching Co-op requires a registration fee. Please see the registration packet on the Home Page for information about the registration fee. Membership provides access to participate in classes at the Teaching Co-op as well as all other RHSA activities. The registration fee helps cover building rent, insurance, and other administrative costs of the Co-op. This payment is due with your registration and must be made payable to RHSA. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
2. To whom do I make checks payable for the class deposits and supply fee?
A separate check must be made payable to each teacher for each class taken for the amount designated as the May Tuition Deposit and the Supply Fee. These are both due at the time of registration for any class. The May Tuition Deposit and Supply Fee are per student, per class. Even if you have two students taking the same class, a separate May Tuition Deposit & Supply Fee check is required for each student. May Tuition Deposit and Supply Fee are non-refundable, unless the student remains on the wait list or the class does not make.
3. Where can I or a friend get a registration packet?
Registration packets are located on our Home Page.
1. Who decides how much the classes cost?
Each teacher, in conjunction with the Co-op Committee, decides how much to charge for the class based on the amount of preparation needed for lesson planning, preparing handouts, and time spent correcting papers. Since teachers base their monthly tuition on a nine-month scale, the tuition for all months will be the same without respect to the number of class days in the month.
2. How strict are the class age ranges?
Teachers determine the age ranges for the classes they will be teaching. All age guidelines will be strictly enforced. Any exceptions to the specified age guidelines must be approved by the teacher.
3. How will I know if I get the classes I requested?
All classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. You are notified at registration if you are in the class or you have an option to be on a class wait list.
4. How do I know if my student has been moved from the wait list into the class?
You will receive an e-mail from the Registrar if your student is moved from a wait list into the class. Questions? E-mail email@example.com.
Class Deposit checks for wait list classes are held until there is an opening for your student or will be shredded if the class remains full through the end of September.
5. How will I know if any of my student’s classes are cancelled?
Classes are canceled if they do not make their minimum enrollment at spring registration or if a teacher becomes unavailable due to personal circumstances and no substitute can be found. You will receive an e-mail from the Co-op Registrar and your May Tuition Deposit and Supply Fee Check will be destroyed.
The registrar will help you register for another class in that time slot if you desire.
6. What if I need to make a class change?
ALL REGISTRATION AND CLASS CHANGES MUST BE SUBMITTED ON THE APPROPRIATE FORMS TO THE REGISTRAR.
These forms may be submitted in person to the registrar (or by email in the summer months). No places in classes will be “held.” See the “Class Changes…” section in the Handbook for further information on adding, dropping, or withdrawing from classes.
7. After the last day of classes, where do I mail my registration forms?
Please email the registrar for the address. firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Are grades given by teachers?
See Grades in the “Services” section in the Handbook.
About Miscellaneous Issues
1. What is the parent service hours requirement?
See the Service Hours Contract in the Registration Packet as well as “Parents’ Service Hour Requirements” section in the Handbook.
2. What is Chalk?
See Chalk in the “Services” section of the Handbook.
3. What if my address, e-mail address, or phone/cell number(s) change after I have registered?
Please e-mail the Co-op Registrar at email@example.com. Keeping the Co-op informed of any of these changes enables the parents to receive updates and information from the teachers and Co-op throughout the year.
4. Whom do I contact if I have a question about registration?
You may e-mail the Co-op Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.