PLEASE NOTE THE REGISTRATION PROCESS AND PAYMENT POLICY FOR 2019-2020 has been updated.
Payment is expected when making class selection.
Make your class selection early for the best chance of getting the classes you want.
Our program has grown and we expect may classes to be filled early. Current families will have the opportunity to register first but will only be guaranteed their classes when payment is made.
Registration for the new year begins in February with EARLY registration exclusively for current families. PRE registration is a one day only event for new families that occurs in March at Open House and includes a discounted registration fee. PRE registration discount only applies to payments made at Open House. OPEN registration begins after Open House for families to mail in registration payments and registration forms.
OPEN HOUSE: March 12, 2019 March 12 Open House for New Families Open House is for new families that are interested in Vanguard. This is a one day event for new families to come meet a few leaders and get a chance to see who we are. If you know of a family that may be interested please have them sign up to attend.
Open registration will begin in March for new families. Registration made at Open House will be slightly discounted per family. Families that pre-register in March will have the opportunity to select classes before class selection is open to new families. Families must SIGN UP to attend Open House as space is limited.
First priority will be given to current families who EARLY register and are selecting a full day of classes followed by PRE registrations that occur in March. Please note priority will be given to students selecting a full day of classes over students who select only 1 class in the case that a class is filled.
Families who completed EARLY or PRE family registration will receive a link to select classes online once class selection is available. Class selection usually occurs in May and payment will be expected as soon as a students classes are confirmed.
Family EARLY Registration: Only available to current families. No mail in registrations will be accepted.Current families will be allowed to select classes first.
Family PRE Registration March: Must be paid on site at Open House, no mail in registrations will be accepted at the discounted price. Registrations ONLY accepted in March at Open House for ONE DAY ONLY. All other registrations will be accepted by the dates below. All registration fees are NON REFUNDABLE. Open House is March 12, 2019. Families MUST sign up to attend.
We are accepting mail in registrations.
PRINT YOUR FORMS and mail in with payment. Click Here for FORMS
Family Registration April-May 30: $55 non refundable
Family Registration till June-July 15: $65 non refundable
Family Registration after August 1: $75 non refundable
STEP 1: Print and complete the Family Registration forms and pay Family Registration Fee. Print and sign a Parent Release with your Family Registration. Please note the deadlines for registration fees. Fee schedule will be strictly enforced. We must receive payment BEFORE the deadline date or families will be required to pay the additional fees. After Aug 1 be sure to email first to check class availability. Many classes close before Aug 1st.
STEP 2: When we receive your Family Registration payment you will be sent a link that will allow you to register your family online. You must complete the family online registration before you will be sent class selection links. Emails will not be sent until mid April or early May.
STEP 3: Class selection will also be online. Class Selection opens mid summer. Class selection is a FINANCIAL COMMITMENT. Do NOT select classes unless you are committed to attending. You will be responsible for paying for any classes you select.
STEP 4: After you select your classes online you will get a confirmation of your classes. This process may take a few days or a few weeks. You will get updates if there is a delay on your confirmation of classes. We make every effort to accommodate the families attending therefore the class confirmation process takes a while to complete as we will open additional times for a class if possible to accommodate more students.
* Payment schedule: Payment for classes is due when your classes are selected.
Please print and mail a Parent Release form with your registration. Only one form per family is required. Please list additional children and their date of birth on the bottom of the page. Be sure to read, print and sign a copy of the Liability Waiver that is with the Parent Release.
Students may register for one or more classes. Students should register for classes based on their age on September 1. Administrators will consider requests for changes on an individual basis but this does not happen often. Requests for students to select a class that is below their age is more likely than moving students to an older class.
Class selection is a FINANCIAL COMMITMENT. Do NOT select classes unless you are committed to attending. You will be responsible for paying for any classes you select.
Mail Registration Forms and fees to:
Vanguard Homeschool Academy
PO BOX 188
Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Please be aware by signing up for classes you are committing to pay for the year in full. If your child withdraws from the program you will still be obligated to pay all fees for the classes you registered for. Our year budget is based on the enrollment at registration. Please do not sign up for classes until you are ready to make a financial commitment. Class selection is a FINANCIAL COMMITMENT. Do NOT select classes unless you are committed to attending. You will be responsible for paying for any classes you select. Students will not be able to drop classes after making class selection. We DO NOT have a Drop/Add policy. You will not be able to drop a class once you make class selection online. If families do not mail in payment for classes on time students will be removed from classes.
VHA admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at VHA. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies and programs.
By submitting a Student Registration Form I agree to be responsible for the behavior of my children and the children in my charge. By submitting my registration I establish my family's participation in VHA classes and activities. I further agree to pay for any item that my child (children) damage or break at the host church. When submitting a Student Registration form I agree not to hold any person at VHA or PGBC responsible for any injury incurred in class or time spent at the facility.
Teachers/tutors do allow enrolled parents to attend classes in some circumstances but parents should come to class as a volunteer rather than an observer. To minimize distractions we must have prior arrangements made with approval from the teacher and administrator. We welcome parents who want to serve and volunteer in classes. Please contact your student's teacher in advance if you would like to participate in a class. No siblings will be permitted in classrooms. Only students enrolled in a class and their parent are eligible to attend class. Teachers and administrators will be glad to make an appointment with parents to discuss specific concerns or questions.
New families interested in our classes are invited to our Open House events that occur in August and March. Due to the high number of requests and for the benefit of our students we cannot allow observers in the classrooms. Class observations will not be permitted. Due to safety concerns visitors are NOT allowed to come to campus except on Open House.
Our program relies on parent participation. All families are required to serve and participate in classes and events. We understand families are in a variety of circumstances and seasons of life and have many opportunities for families to serve. Exceptions to serving on campus are made only with prior approval from the administration and will require additional opt-out fees. Opt out approval is limited and will be approved only for special circumstances.
Please print and complete the Parent Release form and mail it with your registration. Participation in classes assumes agreement to all policies.
Many of our classes start at $140 for the 24 weeks. Several 90 minute classes are $190 per year (24 weeks). See the class descriptions for fees for each class. Music classes and private lessons fees vary. Some classes have additional fees. Please read the course description for each class to confirm the class fees that are required before registering. Please note that students registering for the full year are getting a discounted rate as fees do increase for students who start year long classes in January. Tuition for joining a class in January is NOT half the year price.
Prices on average range from $140-$245 for year long classes. $140 are generally 50-55 minute classes. Kinder Class and 90 minute classes are higher fees.
Private music lessons are $19 per half hour /$228 per 12 week semester.
Please register students for classes with the intention to participate from August to May. If it is necessary to drop out of a class, you will be bound to satisfy the class tuition for the year. All fees are due at registration. Material fees are non-refundable or transferable. Students may not attend class unless all fees are paid and accounts are in good standing. We regret that refunds are not available if students withdraw from classes. In an attempt to keep our fees as low as possible we must set our yearly budget based on the fall commitment. We are unable to offer a drop/add date for students to receive refunds. Be sure to read class descriptions and requirements carefully. Ask questions about each class BEFORE you register. There are a few exceptions made to class selection but material fees cannot be transferred to another class therefore a switch of class (drop/add) usually will require an additional $40-$60 for materials towards the new class.
All fees are non-refundable. All fees are due to register for a class.
Family Registration Fee: Per family (not per student) Discounts are given the earlier families register. Family Registration fees are non refundable. If a family decides not to register or attend classes the family registration fee will not be refunded.
It is intended at all fees should be paid when your classes are selected.
We have set a payment plan schedule as a courtesy for our returning families to pay for classes over the summer with all fees due by August 1st. We are not able to extend payment plans past the Aug 1st deadline.
Primary Deposit: $75 per class due when you register for a class at CLASS SELECTION.
*July 11th Summer Payment: Balance of fees required to continue to hold your place in class. If summer payment is not received by July 15th your space will be forfeited to someone on the wait list and you will not receive a refund for your primary deposit. We expect many classes to fill. POSTMARK PAYMENTS by July 11th to be sure payment is received on time.
August 1st Final Payment: Payment in full for all classes due. Classes will be released that are not paid in full by midnight August 1st and your registration will be cancelled. Payments MUST be postmarked no later than JULY 29. No refunds will be given for failing to meet a payment deadline. Late fees will be assessed to accounts that are not paid in full by the deadline.
Do not register for classes or make online class selection until you are ready to commit to the class. Students that drop a class or withdraw are still responsible for the entire year's tuition. Refunds will not be given for choosing to drop a class.
All fees are due before the first day of classes.
Due to register. One per family. Discounts apply the earlier a family registers.
$75 per class due when making online Class Selection. Required to hold a class. Families will get more information about this payment after class selection when class schedules are confirmed.
Additional balance or $25 minimum per class. Must be postmarked no later than July 11th to hold your space in class. If there is a wait list any classes without payment by July 15 will be released.
All fees due in full. Payment must be received before midnight Aug 1 to hold space in class. Additional fees will incur for late payments.
In the event a check is returned unpaid due to insufficient funds your check will be electronically redeposited for the face amount of the check. Recovery fess will be assessed for all returned checks by Double Check. Additional fees will be applied by the banks involved and a $45 fee will be added to your Vanguard account for any returned checks or stop payment checks. Stop payment checks will be treated as bounced or insufficient funds. Questions regarding returned checks can be directed directly to our check recovery service, Double Check.
Submission of registration fee grants my child permission to participate in VHA classes and activities. I release and discharge VHA and the host church and their agents from and against all claims and losses of any type arising from my child's participation in VHA activities. By participating in VHA classes or activities parents give permission for student to receive emergency medical care if needed. Please print and complete a FAMILY REGISTRATION and PARENT RELEASE form and mail with your payment. Participation in classes assumes agreement to all policies including medical release.
Our program relies on parent participation. All families are required to serve and participate in classes and events. We understand families are in a variety of circumstances and seasons of life and have many opportunities for families to serve. Exceptions to serving on campus are made only with prior approval from the administration and will require additional opt-out fees.