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School Policies

Kids and Teens Program Policies
Full-Time & Evening Conservatory Policies
Spring Comprehensive/Summer Intensive Policies
The Lab at Atlantic (Part-Time) Policies

KIDS & TEENS PROGRAM POLICIES:

Registration and Payment Policy
Registration for all Kids and Teens Programs is processed through ASAPConnected. Payment for registered classes is required at the time of registration.

$110 of all tuition is considered a non-refundable deposit.You have until 14 calendar days (2 weeks) prior to the start date of class to withdraw and to receive a refund less the non-refundable deposit. Withdrawal requests received after that date will be ineligible for any refund. In order to withdraw, you must email an official request to education@atlantictheater.org. The date your email is sent will be considered the official withdrawal date in determining refund eligibility.


SUMMER TEEN ENSEMBLE POLICY:
This policy will be sent to each student upon completion of the online registration and payment of the tuition for the Summer Teen Ensemble.  At that time, the aforementioned policy must be signed by both the participant and the participant’s parent/guardian and returned to ATC.

Waiver
I take all classes at my own risk and waive any claim to the Atlantic Theater Company and the Atlantic Acting School for any injury or loss sustained while on the class premises.  I understand that the Atlantic Acting School is not responsible for my time spent outside the classroom.

 

All students are expected to behave in a respectful, mature, and professional manner.  This is an intensive teen acting program and requires students to be responsible for:

  • Following all school rules.
  • Being respectful of fellow classmates and their property.
  • Remaining disciplined and focused on their daily acting work.
  • Preparing all required material in order to participate fully in class.

Atlantic Acting School will not tolerate tobacco, drugs, alcohol, or the consumption of these substances at any time while attending the Summer Teen Ensemble.  No student shall harass or abuse any other person in word, deed, or action.  No student shall tamper with or borrow the property of others without permission.

I understand that many great plays contain mature subject matter.

Tardiness and Attendance Policy
I understand the school policy regarding tardiness and absences.  Classes/rehearsals begin promptly and no latecomers will be admitted once they have begun.  This policy states that if I am late for class or rehearsal it is counted as an absence, regardless of whether or not the teacher allows me to join late.  Additionally, the policy allows for two absences from a class/rehearsal.  Therefore, I understand that a third absence will result in my immediate removal from that class/rehearsal for the rest of the program.  I also understand that if I have a third absence in any two classes or rehearsals, at the discretion of the administration, I may be asked to leave the program or removed from a workshop performance.  The tardiness and attendance policy is to be viewed as establishing habits for a career in the theater and to provide the best environment for our young actors to work.

Refund Policy
$500 of tuition is considered a non-refundable deposit. Should you need to withdraw, please contact Heather Baird atHBaird@atlantictheater.org.

  • If you notify administration one month prior to the start date of class, a full refund will be issued, less the non-refundable deposit.
  • If you notify administration two weeks prior to the start date of class, a 50% refund will be issued, less the non-refundable deposit.
  • After two weeks prior to the start date of class, no refunds will be issued.

FULL-TIME CONSERVATORY PROGRAM POLICIES

Once a student is accepted to our Full-Time or Evening Conservatory Program, he or she will sign a waiver and agree to the following policies. Failure to agree to the terms below will make a student ineligible to attend the program.

Waiver
I take all classes at my own risk and waive any claim to the Atlantic Acting School for any injury or loss sustained while in class.

Attendance Policy
Students are considered absent if they are not in the classroom when the instructor closes the door. Three (3) absences in any class will result in dismissal from that class. Dismissal from two (2) classes, or 15 cumulative absences, will result in dismissal from the program.

Dismissal from Program
Students may be asked to leave the program at any time due to absences, lack of payment or reasons deemed necessary by the faculty or at the discretion of the administration. The administration is not obligated to provide warning to a student before removing students from the program.

Deferment Policy
Students seeking a deferment must submit a request to the Director of Admissions at least four weeks prior to the start date of the program. Deferments are granted for one year only and are valid only for the program into which the student was initially accepted. Any scholarships awarded will be forfeited upon deferment. Deposits are non-transferable and non-refundable even in the event of a deferral.

Grading Policy
In addition to a grade, students receive a written evaluation from their teachers at the end of each semester. The administration takes this evaluation, as well as attendance record, into account at the end of each semester when deciding whether or not a student is to be placed on probation or allowed to continue with the program. A cumulative grade of below a C results in academic probation.

Payment Policy
It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of payment due dates and remit payment on time. In case of any issues, questions, or concerns with payments, students are expected to initiate communication with the administration prior to the payment date. All payments must be made by their respective due dates.

If payment is not received within seven (7) days following the due date, the outstanding balance will be assessed a $50 late fee.  After fourteen (14) days, the student will not be allowed to attend class and will accrue absences until the balance is paid.

There is a $25 fee for any check returned to the Atlantic Acting School. If more than one check is returned, the administration will require payment to be made by cash, money order or credit card.

Non-refundable tuition includes the $1,000 deposit students must pay in order to guarantee enrollment in the program, as well as the Atlantic Student Membership and New Student Materials Package included with the cost of tuition. If a student chooses to pay with a credit card, there will be a non-refundable credit card processing fee equal to 1.5% of the amount owed applied to each transaction. All other tuition is refundable as per the refund policy below.

Refund Policy
If a student is asked to leave the program, refunds, if given, are at the discretion of the Administration.  If a student chooses to leave the program for any reason, it will be under the following refund policy, where end of business shall be defined as 6:00pm:

If the student notifies the Administration in writing,

  • By the end of business on the Friday of the first week of classes, 75% of the refundable tuition paid will be returned.
  • By the end of business on the Friday of the second week of classes, 50% of the refundable tuition paid will be returned.
  • By the end of business on the Friday of the third week of classes, 25% of the tuition paid will be returned.
  • NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN once the fourth week of classes begins.

 

Atlantic Student Membership & New Student Materials Package
Each student will receive a Student Materials Package (including merchandise such as a yoga mat & carrier bag and Alexander Technique Book).  This package is valued at $100.  In addition, each student will receive a Student Membership to Atlantic Theater Company’s season.  This membership, valued at $60, includes a ticket to each of the Theater’s six productions, during previews, in the 2017/2018 producing season.  This $160 is non-refundable in the case of withdrawal or dismissal.

International Students
International students will need to apply for an M-1 student Visa in order to attend the Atlantic Acting School. This Visa requires the student to submit financial paperwork proving that the student or a sponsor are able to pay the entire tuition (minus any scholarship), as well as $17,000 USD for living expenses for one year.

This documentation will be considered binding and will be taken into consideration if applying for further scholarship.  It is understood that the student will be responsible for any all fees related to obtaining their Visa, including international shipping of the I-20 paperwork.

Speech II
All incoming first year students will be assessed during their first week of school to determine if they require accent reduction training. If the speech teacher determines that accent reduction is necessary, a supplemental fee of $150 per semester taken will be added to the total tuition to cover the cost of this additional class.

Financial Aid
At this time the Atlantic Acting School does not participate in any student financial aid program through the Department of Education. Therefore, students are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid through FAFSA for any Atlantic Acting School program. The Atlantic Acting School also is not a participating organization in the Plan 529 College Savings plan through the IRS.

Work Study and Scholarships
Work Study Opportunity: Fully enrolled students have the opportunity to apply for a work study award. Some applicants will receive an award, based on financial need and work study eligibility. Work study awards are $500 per year applied directly to tuition costs and require approximately 50 hours of work in exchange.

Scholarships: The Atlantic Acting School offers a limited number of partial scholarships for select incoming students for the Full-time and Evening Programs. When applying to the Professional Conservatory, students will be assessed for scholarship eligibility based upon their merit, prior training and experience, overall promise and financial need.

In the event of a student withdrawing from or being dismissed from the program before the year’s completion, any scholarship awards will be forfeited. Students must remain in good standing with all school policies, attendance, and evaluations as well as fulfill all duties as an Atlantic student, per the student contract, in order to continue receiving their scholarship award. This scholarship award is only applicable to the tuition of the program, there will be no cash award given.


EVENING CONSERVATORY PROGRAM POLICIES:

Please read the following policies of the Atlantic Acting School. By signing at the bottom, you agree that you have read and understood all of the following policies and you agree to comply. Failure to agree to the terms below will make you ineligible to attend the program.

Waiver
I take all classes at my own risk and waive any claim to the Atlantic Acting School for any injury or loss sustained while in class.

Attendance Policy
Students are considered absent if they are not in the classroom when the instructor closes the door. Three (3) absences in any class will result in dismissal from that class. Dismissal from two (2) classes, or 15 cumulative absences, will result in dismissal from the program.

Dismissal from Program
Students may be asked to leave the program at any time due to absences, lack of payment or reasons deemed necessary by the faculty or at the discretion of the administration. The administration is not obligated to provide warning to a student before removing students from the program.

Deferment Policy
Students seeking a deferment must submit a request to the Director of Admissions at least four weeks prior to the start date of the program. Deferments are granted for one year only and are valid only for the program into which the student was initially accepted. Any scholarships awarded will be forfeited upon deferment. Deposits are non-transferable and non-refundable even in the event of a deferral.

Grading Policy
Students receive a written evaluation from their teachers at the end of each semester. The administration takes this evaluation, as well as attendance record, into account at the end of each semester when deciding whether or not a student is to be placed on probation or allowed to continue with the program.

Payment Policy
It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of payment due dates and remit payment on time. In case of any issues, questions, or concerns with payments, students are expected to initiate communication with the administration prior to the payment date. All payments must be made by their respective due dates.

If payment is not received within seven (7) days following the due date, the outstanding balance will be assessed a $50 late fee.  After fourteen (14) days, the student will not be allowed to attend class and will accrue absences until the balance is paid.

There is a $25 fee for any check returned to the Atlantic Acting School. If more than one check is returned, the administration will require payment to be made by cash, money order or credit card.

Non-refundable tuition includes the $1,000 deposit students must pay in order to guarantee enrollment in the program, as well as New Student Materials Package included with the cost of tuition. If a student chooses to pay with a credit card, there will be a non-refundable credit card processing fee equal to 1.5% of the amount owed applied to each transaction. All other tuition is refundable as per the refund policy below.

Refund Policy
If a student is asked to leave the program, refunds, if given, are at the discretion of the Administration.  If a student chooses to leave the program for any reason, it will be under the following refund policy, where end of business shall be defined as 6:00pm:

If the student notifies the Administration in writing,

  • By the end of business on the Friday of the first week of classes, 75% of the refundable tuition paid will be returned.
  • By the end of business on the Friday of the second week of classes, 50% of the refundable tuition paid will be returned.
  • By the end of business on the Friday of the third week of classes, 25% of the tuition paid will be returned.
  • NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN once the fourth week of classes begins.

 

Scholarship Policy
In the event of a student withdrawing from or being dismissed from the program before the year’s completion, any scholarship awards will be forfeited.  Students must remain in good standing with all school policies, attendance, and evaluations as well as fulfill all duties as an Atlantic student, per the student contract, in order to continue receiving their scholarship award.  This scholarship award is only applicable to the tuition of the program, there will be no cash award given.

Atlantic New Student Materials Package
Each student will recieve a Student Materials Package (including merchandise such as a yoga mat & carrier bag and sweatshirt).  This package is valued at $100 and is non-refundable in the case of withdrawal or dismissal.

 International Students:
International students will need to apply for an M-1 student Visa in order to attend the Atlantic Acting School. This Visa requires the student to submit financial paperwork proving that the student or a sponsor are able to pay the entire tuition (minus any scholarship), as well as $15,000 USD for living expenses for one year.

This documentation will be considered binding and will be taken into consideration if applying for further scholarship.  It is understood that the student will be responsible for any all fees related to obtaining their Visa, including international shipping of the I-20 paperwork.

Speech II
All incoming first year students will be assessed during their first week of school to determine if they require accent reduction training. If the speech teacher determines that accent reduction is necessary, a supplemental fee of $150 per semester taken will be added to the total tuition to cover the cost of this additional class.


SUMMER PROGRAM POLICIES (SPRING COMP & SUMMER INTENSIVE): 

Please read the following policies of the Atlantic Acting School. By signing at the bottom, you agree that you have read and understood all of the following policies and you agree to comply. Failure to agree to the terms below will make you ineligible to attend the program.

Waiver
I take all classes at my own risk and waive any claim to the Atlantic Acting School for any injury or loss sustained while in class.

 Attendance Policy
Students are considered absent if they are not in the classroom when the instructor closes the door. More than two (2) absences in any class will result in dismissal from that class. More than two (2) absences in any two classes will result in dismissal from the program.

Dismissal from Program
Students may be asked to leave the program at any time due to absences, lack of payment or at the discretion of the administration. The administration is not obligated to provide warning to students before removal from the program.

Deferment Policy
Students seeking a deferment must submit a request to the Director of Admissions at least two weeks prior to the start date of the program. Deferments are granted for one year only and are valid for the program into which the student was initially accepted. Any scholarships awarded will be forfeited upon deferment. Deposits are non-transferable and non-refundable even in the event of a deferral.

Payment Policy
It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of payment due dates and remit payment on time. In case of any issues, questions, or concerns with payments, students are expected to initiate communication with the administration prior to the payment date. All payments must be made by their respective due dates.

If payment is not received within seven (7) days following the due date, the outstanding balance will be assessed a $50 late fee.  After fourteen (14) days, the student will not be allowed to attend class and will accrue absences until the balance is paid.

There is a $25 fee for any check returned to the Atlantic Acting School. If more than one check is returned, the administration will require payment to be made by cash, money order or credit card.

Non-refundable tuition includes the $500 deposit students must pay in order to guarantee enrollment in the program. If a student chooses to pay with a credit card, there will be a non-refundable credit card processing fee equal to 1.5% of the amount owed applied to each transaction. All other tuition is refundable as per the refund policy below.

Refund Policy
If a Spring Comprehensive or Summer Intensive student is asked to leave the program, refunds, if given, are at the discretion of the administration.

If a student chooses to leave the program for any reason, refunds will be given per the refund policy where the end of business shall be defined as 6:00 PM.

  • If the student notifies the administration in writing two (2) weeks prior to the program start date, 100% of the refundable tuition will be returned.
  • If the student notifies the administration in writing one (1) week prior to the start of the program OR by the end of business on the Friday of the first week of classes, 50% of the refundable tuition will be returned.
  • NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN once the second week of class begins.

 

Scholarship Policy
In the event of a student withdrawing from or being dismissed from the program before the year’s completion, any scholarship awards will be forfeited.  Students must remain in good standing with all school policies, attendance, and evaluations as well as fulfill all duties as an Atlantic student, per the student contract, in order to continue receiving their scholarship award.  This scholarship award is only applicable to the tuition of the program, there will be no cash award given.

It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of payment due dates, to initiate communication with the Administration about payments and to remit payments on time. Of the full tuition payment, $500.00 shall be the non-refundable deposit. All payments must be made by their respective due dates. If a payment is late, students will receive a grace period of 7 days to immediately arrange for the outstanding payment. If payment is not received by the end of those 7 days, the outstanding balance will be assessed a $50 late fee.

Please note: We will charge a $25.00 fee for any check returned to the Atlantic Acting School for insufficient funds. If a student has more than one check returned, personal checks from that student will no longer be accepted; payments will need to be made via cash, money order or credit card.

Refund Policy
If a Spring Comprehensive or Summer Intensive student is asked to leave the program, refunds, if given, are at the discretion of the Administration. If a student chooses to leave the program for any reason, it will be under the following refund policy, where end of business shall be defined as 6:00 PM:

– If the student notifies the Administration the administration in writing two weeks prior to the program start date, 100% of the tuition will be returned, minus the non-refundable deposit.
– If the student notifies the Administration in writing one week prior to the start of the program OR by the end of business on the Friday of the first week of classes, 50% of the refundable tuition will be returned.
– NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN once the second week of classes begins.


VERMONT ENSEMBLE POLICIES: 

Please read the following policies of the Atlantic Acting School. By signing at the bottom, you agree that you have read and understood all of the following policies and you agree to comply. Failure to agree to the terms below will make you ineligible to attend the program.

Waiver
I take all classes at my own risk and waive any claim to the Atlantic Acting School for any injury or loss sustained while in class.

Tardiness and Absence Policy
I understand the school policy regarding tardiness and absences.  This policy states that if I am tardy for class it is counted as an absence, regardless of whether or not the teacher allows me to join the class late.  Additionally, I understand that I am allowed a total of 2 absences during the entire program.  Any more than 2 absences will result in my removal from the program.  I understand that there are no absences excused.

Dismissal from Program
Students may be asked to leave the program at any time due to absences, lack of payment or at the discretion of the administration. The administration is not obligated to provide warning to students before removal from the program.

Deferment Policy
Students seeking a deferment must submit a request to the Director of Admissions at least two weeks prior to the start date of the program. Deferments are granted for one year only and are valid for the program into which the student was initially accepted. Any scholarships awarded will be forfeited upon deferment. Deposits are non-transferable and non-refundable even in the event of a deferral.

Payment Policy
It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of payment due dates and remit payment on time. In case of any issues, questions, or concerns with payments, students are expected to initiate communication with the administration prior to the payment date. All payments must be made by their respective due dates.

In the case of a missed payment, students will receive a grace period of seven (7) days to make arrangements for the outstanding payment with the School Coordinator. If payment is not received by the end of those seven (7) days, the outstanding balance will be assessed a $50 late fee.

There is a $25 fee for any check returned to the Atlantic Acting School. If more than one check returned, the administration will require payment to be made by cash, money order or credit card.

Non-refundable tuition includes the $500 deposit students must pay in order to guarantee enrollment in the program. All other tuition is refundable as per the refund policy below.

Refund Policy
If a student is asked to leave the program, refunds, if given, are at the discretion of the administration.

If a student chooses to leave the program for any reason, it will be under the following refund policy where the end of business shall be defined as 6:00 PM.

  • If the student notifies the administration the administration in writing two weeks prior to the program start date, 100% of the refundable tuition will be returned.
  • If the student notifies the Administration in writing 1 week prior to the start of the program OR by the end of business on the Friday of the first week of classes, 50% of the refundable tuition will be returned.
  • NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN once the second week of class begins.

There is a $25.00 fee for any check returned to the Atlantic Acting School for insufficient funds.  If you have more than one check returned to us, we will no longer take checks from you.  You will then be required to pay by cash, money order or credit card.


PART-TIME CLASS POLICIES:

Once a student is accepted to The Lab at Atlantic, he or she will sign a waiver and agree to the following policies. Failure to agree to the terms below will make a student ineligible to attend the program.

Waiver
All classes are taken at the student’s own risk and students waive any claim to the Atlantic Acting School for any injury or loss sustained while in class.

Attendance Policy
Students are considered absent if they are not in the classroom when the instructor closes the door. More than two absences in any class will result in dismissal from that class and more than two absences in any two classes will result in dismissal from the program.

Dismissal from Program
A student may be asked to leave the program at any time due to absences, lack of payment or at the discretion of the Administration for circumstances that are deemed necessary. The Administration is not obligated to provide warning to a student before removing the student from the program.

Payment Policy
Payment is due in full before the start of the program. Of the full tuition payment, $110.00 shall be the non-refundable deposit.

Please note: We will charge a $25.00 fee for any check returned to the Atlantic Acting School for insufficient funds. If a student has more than one check returned, personal checks from that student will no longer be accepted; payments will need to be made via cash, money order or credit card.

Refund Policy
To receive a refund, students must submit their withdrawal in writing one week (7 days) before the first day of class. In such cases, a full refund minus the $100 non-refundable deposit that is included in the tuition cost will be remitted. No refunds will be given less than one week prior to the start of class or once the class begins.