I. Good Standing Criteria
The following sets forth the three conditions that must be met in order for a student to remain in Good Standing at CPA:
Financial Obligations: The Parents or Legal Guardians must be current with their payment obligations to the Academy. Please note that the enrollment deposit is not refundable and CPA will not make any tuition refunds after May 1 (families enrolled in the Tuition Refund Program may be eligible to receive refunds through that source).
Academic Standards: Students must meet the Academic Standards of CPA. Students with a 2.0 GPA or higher are considered to be in academic good standing. Students with a GPA lower than 2.0 are not considered to be in academic good standing and may be dismissed. Such students, at the sole discretion of CPA, may be invited to re-enroll at CPA with improvement conditions.
Policies and Procedures: Students must comply with all applicable Policies and Procedures contained in the Family Handbook to remain in Good Standing. A Family Handbook containing Policies and Procedures shall be provided. Your student shall be expected to comply with all Policies and Procedures including, but are not limited to: code of conduct, academic honesty, legal compliance, safety and behavioral criteria.
A student’s or parent’s disregard of the policies and procedures of the school may be deemed sufficient cause for dismissal of the student. In addition, a student whose account is in arrears may be denied the privilege to continue as a student at the Academy; including not participating in extra-curricular activities and/or receiving transcripts or diploma. The Academy will communicate with families regularly regarding the academic and behavioral performance of their student and their student’s ability to remain at the Academy, if this becomes necessary.
II. Unconditional Obligation
Parents/guardians who have signed an enrollment contract and paid a non-refundable enrollment deposit for their student to attend CPA have an unconditional obligation to pay the tuition and fees for the full academic year effective May 1 unless they notify CPA in writing prior to May 1 of their desire to cancel their enrollment/reenrollment reservation. Any and all cancellations shall be sent to an Enrollment Coordinator; other school officials may be copied.
The tuition obligation is unconditional since the overhead expenses of the school do not diminish if a student does not enroll or departs during the course of the year. No portion of such tuition and fees paid or outstanding will be refunded or canceled in cases of illness, death, withdrawal, or dismissal of the student at any time after May 1.
The Tuition Refund Program (TRP) refunds tuition under certain circumstances; any portion of the tuition and fees not refunded by TRP remain the obligation of the signer(s) of the CPA Enrollment contract.
III. Late Fees and Collection Services
A late charge of $40 will be assessed on any past due amounts. Expenses incurred for the enforcement and collection of the tuition, fees, and other student expenses, including, without limitation, attorney’s fees and costs will be the responsibility of the parents or guardians signing this contract to the extent permitted by law.