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What is the Laurel Springs Enrollment Agreement?The Laurel Springs Enrollment Agreement is intended to make our partnership with our families clear, and to set forth some of our policies that govern that partnership. Laurel Springs School partners with you to provide educational services and support for each of our students. Tuition and fees provide enrollment in an accredited private school, access to certified teachers, course materials, personalized LMS, course-specific diagnostic assessments, student support services and virtual office hours, administration services, educational support services, parent support services, technical support, and maintenance of student academic records. Full-time students also receive academic placement services, college counseling services (grades 9-12), college and life planning Seminar courses (grades 9-12), Symposiums with guest speakers, socialization opportunities, special school events, and the opportunity to graduate from Laurel Springs School.
What if my child needs to withdraw from school?Should it be necessary for any reason to withdraw the Student voluntarily, such withdrawal must be by advance written notice using the Withdrawal Form available in the Family Support Center.
- For withdrawals effective before the Student’s first course start date, such withdrawal is without penalty except for the Non-Refundable Tuition Payment and 100% of any applicable fees.
- For withdrawals effective up to 30 days after the Student’s first course start date, Parents are responsible for 20% of tuition (10% of which is the Non-Refundable Tuition Payment) and 100% of any applicable fees. Any remaining balance is due immediately.
- For withdrawals effective 31 days or more after the Student’s first course start date, Parents are responsible for 100% of tuition (10% of which is the Non Refundable Tuition Payment) and 100% of any applicable fees. Any remaining balance is due immediately.
- No refund or reduction in tuition obligation is provided for withdrawal from summer course enrollments, micro-course enrollments, and some postgraduate courses/experiences. Non-refundable fees include, but are not limited to: registration fee, placement assessment fee, shipping and handling, bank charges, books and other learning materials, and taxes.
What if my child needs to drop a course?A student has 30 calendar days from a course’s start date to drop the course. Within this timeframe the course will be removed from the student’s academic record. After this date and until the course’s end date, the course may be dropped and a ‘W’ (for Withdraw) will be listed as the course’s final grade on the student’s academic record. If a course’s end date has passed, the student may not drop the course and the course will be considered Incomplete.
What is the financial impact of dropping a course?
If a part-time student is enrolled in a full year course (Part A and Part B) and drops one or both Parts between 1 and 30 calendar days from the earliest course start date in the enrollment, 80% of the tuition cost is refundable and will be applied to any remaining balance due. If the student requests to drop one or both Parts 31 calendar days or more after the Part A start date, no refund/credit is available and any balance owed remains due (credit applied to the end of the payment plan, if applicable). If a student drops a course (single semester with no related Part A or Part B) between 1 and 30 calendar days from the earliest course start date in the enrollment, 80% of the tuition cost is refundable and will be applied to any remaining balance due. If the student requests to drop the course 31 calendar days or more after the start date, no refund/credit is available, and any balance owed remains due. Microcourses are not eligible for refunds when dropped after the start date. Summer school courses are not eligible for refunds when dropped after the earliest start date in the summer enrollment.
Full Time Students
Dropping a course is allowed when a student is enrolled with Laurel Springs School but no longer wants to be enrolled in a course. Full-time students can request to drop a course in their enrollment and must be approved at the discretion of the Counseling Department. When full-time students enroll for a full year or single semester and drop a course that is included in the tuition, no refund/credit is available and any balance remains due. For dual-enrollment courses offered in partnership with Laurel Springs, refunds will be issued to students dropping courses before the end of the college/university’s specified drop period and in accordance with the college/university's refund policy. Microcourses are not eligible for refunds when dropped after the start date. Summer school courses are not eligible for refunds when dropped after the earliest start date in the summer enrollment.
What if my child needs to change their course curriculum?Part-Time Students
Part-time students may add courses to their enrollment at the discretion of the Admissions Department. The tuition for the added courses must be paid in full. If part-time students wish to change the type of course they are enrolled in, or the subject matter being studied, within the first 30 days of the enrollment period, Laurel Springs credits the full cost of the dropped course towards the new course. If the cost of the new course is greater, the difference in tuition is due in full at the time of the change. If the cost of the new course is less, any credit due will be applied to any remaining balance. If a student wants to make a change in course curriculum 31 days or more after the enrollment start date, Laurel Springs will apply a prorated credit toward the cost of the new course, based on the time the student was enrolled in the original course. Changing courses does not apply to microcourses and summer school courses.
Full time students may make changes or course additions after their enrollments have started. Changes and additions for full-time students must be approved at the discretion of the Counseling Department. Changing courses does not apply to microcourses or summer school courses.
What is your extension policy?If a student is unable to complete a course by its designated enrollment end date, an extension on the enrollment period may be purchased if the student has completed at least 60% of the course. Extensions are granted based on the discretion of the Student Services Department and may not be approved even if a course meets the 60% minimum. Extensions may also be required for work submitted in bulk near the end of an enrollment to accommodate time for grading and assessment completion. The Student Services Department will examine a student’s progress in all courses to determine the approval for an extension to complete the remaining coursework. Extensions must be purchased within 30 calendar days of the original end date of a course.