The Wonder Way is a set of guidelines and expectations for all Wonder participants to follow.
|HOMESCHOOL DAY COST GUIDE||BASE|
|•||Family Enrollment Fee||$50|
|•||Instrument Rental or Purchase||NOT PROVIDED BY WONDER – RECOMMENDATIONS WILL BE SENT TO ENROLLED FAMILIES|
|•||Music Stand & Carrying Case||NOT PROVIDED BY WONDER – RECOMMENDATIONS WILL BE SENT TO ENROLLED FAMILIES|
|Littles Music: Infant – 3Y||$350||$200||$50|
|Littles Music: 3Y – 5Y||$350||$200||$50|
|Littles Music: 5Y – 7Y||$350||$200||$50|
|Littles Voice: 4Y – 7Y||$350||$200||$0|
|Littles Boom: 5Y+||$350||$200||$0|
|Beginner Instruments: 8Y+||$350||$200||$25|
|Youth Symphony (co-requisite: Concert Band/Orchestra)||–||$0||$25|
|Choir: 7Y – 12Y||$350||$200||$0|
|Choir: 12Y – 14Y||$350||$200||$0|
|Dance 101 & 101X||$350||$200||$0|
|Art 101 & 101X||$350||$200||$50|
|•||Helping Hands Fee (families who choose to help through Hours)||$350/family|
|•||Late Enrollment Fee||$25|
|•||Concert Tickets (at Main CCPC location)||$0|
ENROLLMENT APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 31, 2020
MANDATORY FAMILY ORIENTATION: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
TUITION + FEES DUE: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
FALL SESSION: October 13, 2020 – December 15, 2020
SPRING SESSION: January 12, 2021 – May 4, 2021
Tuition + Fees
Members of Wonder are admitted for the entire season. Tuition and Fees are not prorated and the full amount due must be paid completely whether the member enrolls late, withdraws, is dismissed, or is absent for any cause. Members with unpaid Tuition and Fees may be withdrawn from a class or prevented from participation at events.
Tuition and Materials Fees are due in full at Family Orientation. Select payment installment options are available for Tuition only.
Family Enrollment Fee: Wonder reserves the right to close registration early, cancel classes, or restructure the classes based on student enrollment. Except in the case where all classes for a family are canceled before Family Orientation, Family Enrollment Fees are non-refundable.
Withdrawals: Please submit all withdrawal requests on the member area of the Wonder website.
Refund Schedule: Tuition refunds will be issued according to the following schedule:
75% refund issued after Family Orientation
50% refund issued after 10-12-2020
25% refund issued after 10-19-2020
No refunds issued after 10-26-2020
Materials Fee: Materials Fees are due in full at Family Orientation and are non-refundable.
Dismissals: No refund will be issued if a member or participant from a family is dismissed from the program.
Event Cost: All Wonder events hosted at our main location are free to attend unless stated otherwise.
Returned Check Fees: In the event of a returned check for insufficient funds, the family will be responsible for paying the full amount of the check that was returned as well as a mandatory $25.00 Returned Check Fee. Payment must be received within 10 business days of being notified of a returned check. The only acceptable forms of payments for returned checks are cash, money order, or cashier’s check.
We understand that families may face financial challenges from time to time. Therefore, if your family is experiencing any financial hardship that may cause a payment to be late or returned, please contact Wonder immediately to discuss additional arrangements.
The Wonder Homeschool Day program is for homeschool students and families with children who are not yet school-age, but who intend to homeschool. Suggested ages are listed in class descriptions.
COMING FALL 2020 – The Wonder Family Time program is for parents and children (non-homeschoolers and homeschoolers). Suggested ages will be listed in class descriptions.
Wonder programs depend on every participant to be prepared, present, and on-time during each class, rehearsal, concert and event. Please give prior notice of any schedule conflicts by calling the Wonder Attendance Line, in advance, and following the prompt when leaving a message. This applies to all participants who are unable to attend a class or required event, will arrive late, or will leave early.
Participants are expected to attend all classes, rehearsals, concerts, and/or performances. Participants are required to attend dress rehearsals and the rehearsal prior to a performance unless excused. Individuals with more than 2 absences during a performance period or miss the rehearsal prior to a performance may have their seating changed or be denied permission to perform.
How do I give notice prior notice of an absence?
Please give prior notice of any schedule conflicts by calling the Wonder Attendance Line, in advance, and following the prompt when leaving a message. This applies to all participants who are unable to attend a class or required event, will arrive late, or will leave early.
Weekly Class Uniform
Participants must wear Homeschool Day (HSD) uniform shirts (provided by Wonder) to weekly classes. Participants must have their Wonder badge visible at all times.
Performance uniforms are required to participate in all performances.
Individuals must arrive in FULL DRESS with all necessary equipment. Uniforms must be clean and pressed. Shoes must be clean and polished. Students will not be permitted to perform if they are not in the required uniform. While in uniform, students may only consume water or non-staining foods. Within each performance memo, you will be informed of uniform requirements.
Performance Black Uniform:
Males: Black shirt, black slacks, black shoes, and black socks
Females: Black shirt, black slacks or a long skirt (or long black dress), black shoes, and black socks or stockings, only natural colored makeup and neutral nail polish (if applicable)
Performance White Uniform:
Males: White or off-white shirt, off-white or beige slacks, neutral shoes, and neutral socks
Females: White or off-white shirt, off-white or beige slacks or a long skirt (or long white or off-white dress), neutral shoes, and neutral socks or stockings, only natural colored makeup and neutral nail polish (if applicable)
Performance Basic Uniform:
Males: Wonder HSD shirt and blue jeans
Females: Wonder HSD shirt and blue jeans or long jean skirt
Wonder uniforms should not be used for non-Wonder purposes.
Wonder is not responsible for replacing lost items or items damaged by misuse.
There are four main reasons for this policy:
- We ask each family to seriously consider their commitment to Wonder Homeschool Days. Just like in a team sport, where success can only happen if all team members are present, it’s important to know all Wonder members are committed and present. We schedule performances, events, and activities based on the number of students enrolled at the beginning of the program and our quality instructors depend on this number to prepare each student for success.
- Many of our classes are sequential in nature and build on skills previously taught throughout the year. This limits the number of new students we can accept mid-year and means if a member withdraws from a class or the program, we may not be able to replace them once the season begins.
- We consider music, arts, and enrichment education to be of great value and importance, just like all other academic subjects and sports programs many families commit to each year. It’s our hope that your family will give this program the serious commitment it deserves.
- Lastly, but not least, we take the commitments we’ve made to our instructor’s salaries seriously. These commitments continue, even if your student does not.
We do know extenuating circumstances can arise and may cause your family to have to withdraw from the program. Therefore, we have a few exceptions to this policy:
- Serious illness in the immediate family
- Death or unemployment of a parent
- Family moving more than 50 miles from the program location
No exceptions are made for students who have lost interest in the program, enroll in public or private school, or who are not committed to practicing.
Although not required, we encourage our students to take private lessons in their respective instruments. It is here, under the guidance and responsibility of a private music teacher, where musicians are more likely to acquire excellent technique which leads to mastery of skills and excellent musicianship. Instructors will notify you if your child is struggling and will need lessons to keep up with the class pace.