Terms and Conditions

Who Can Register?

Only students in grades 3-12 may register for online classes. Adults or teachers-in-training may take summer review camps and literature seminars, but no adults are allowed in our classes during the regular school year.

 

Registration & Payment

Payment for your courses is required to register and reserve your spot in the course. If you are purchasing multiple classes then we are able to offer recurring payments directly from an authorized checking account. At the time of registration, 25% of the total balance is due and all balances must be paid by January 10th. You are not eligible for any discount that might be available if you are splitting your registration into payments. Payment plans are also subject to the Drop Policy below. You will need to email us at onlineacademy@memoriapress.com to request the form that needs to be completed for the payment plan.

 

Drop Policy, Transfers, and Refunds

Because of busy schedules and potential conflicts with the class times, some people may find that they have to drop a class. All drop requests must be received via email to onlineacademy@memoriapress.com


Drop Policy: Once registration opens for the school year, if it is necessary to drop a course there is a $25 drop fee per Summer course, $50 per Semester course, and a $75 drop fee for every year long course. The drop fee will always be assessed per course and covers administrative costs. You will receive a full refund less the drop fee.

A student is allowed to attend two weeks of class and if he or she needs to drop the course only the drop fee will be assessed. After two weeks no refunds will be issued. If a student registers mid-year or some other time during the school year, the student/family still has two weeks within which the course may be dropped with a refund, less the drop fee.

Transfers: Starting in the 2020-21 school year, MPOA will assess a $20 transfer fee when transferring from one course to another course, or transferring between between sections. This fee is per course transfer.

 

2020-21:
Summer Classes: All drops must be requested by 5:00pm Eastern on 7/10/20
Full Year Classes: All drops must be requested by 5:00pm Eastern on 9/18/20.
Fall Only Classes: All drops must be requested by 5:00pm Eastern on 9/18/20.
Spring Only Classes: All drops must be requested by 5:00pm Eastern on 2/5/21.

*This includes Diploma Program students. No partial refunds or credits will be issued for drops beyond these dates.

 

Class Times & Cancellations

Class times for most classes will be published during the spring and many classes will have multiple times, so as to provide you with the greatest degree of flexibility in your schedule. Memoria Press Online Academy reserves the right to cancel courses with fewer than 10 students. If this happens, you will receive a full refund for the course or a credit for another course, whichever you prefer.

Occasionally a situation arises when a teacher must provide a recorded lecture in lieu of a live class. This does not happen very often since we have a list of qualified substitutes, and normally we have advanced warning about these kinds of situations. Some examples are: an unavoidable physician appointment, sickness, death in the family, or even a baby being born. Providing a qualified substitute teacher is the first course of action, but occasionally we've had to utilize a pre-recorded lecture if a substitute was unable to fill in.

 

Class Size

We strive to keep our class sizes small and believe that an overcrowded classroom is detrimental to learning. Most of our classes are capped 15-16 students. Other classes, like AP Literature, have a cap of 13 students.

 

Switching Class Sections

As a general rule, we try to publish most of the available sections for class early. However, we will sometimes announce a second or third section of a class after the initial section is published. We ask that those who sign up for a particular day and time stay with the day and time initially chosen. If you find that there is some sort of unavoidable conflict (e.g. your Co-op day was switched) then simply give us a call at 877-745-8866 or send an e-mail to onlineacademy@memoriapress.com and we will try to accommodate your request. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. While we strive to be as flexible as possible, we cannot automatically allow you to switch sections if you see a time slot that you like better, at least not initially. If you see a newly announced section you would like to switch to, simply send an e-mail to the director at onlineacademy@memoriapress.com and he will determine if it is feasible for you to switch. If your student desires to switch from one section that is almost full into another section that is almost full, normally this is fine. We make every possible effort to accommodate transfers as long as it doesn't create overages in the desired section.

 

Parental Responsibility

We believe that the parent should take the primary role in the education of their students. Registration with Memoria Press Online Academy does not mitigate this responsibility, but enhances it through a partnership with our teachers. Memoria Press Online Academy teachers are assigned to teach and grade student assignments (unless assignments are automatically graded), as well as communicating with students and parents via the Forums, in order to carefully lead students to a mastery of the subject matter. Parents are not responsible for teaching the content or grading assignments, but they are still responsible for checking up on their students and being familiar with the Student/Parent Handbook. Two easy ways to do this is are: (1) Log-in with the student's information and check their progress/grades, and (2) Spot-check the student's work each week. Spot-checking can be done by taking a quick look at the Student Guide (if applicable) that the student is filling out. In some cases, when there are written assignments required, parents will perhaps want to help proofread assignments before they are submitted. Last of all, in some cases an instructor will require a parent to proctor quizzes and/or exams. If this is the case then the instructor will let your student know ahead of time and parents will need to send an from their personal e-mail address (to the instructor) to verify that their student has completed the assignment with integrity. Please make sure that you have both a parent e-mail address and telephone number on file with us. These information fields are located in the student profile.

 

Cheating and Plagiarism

The Online Academy policy on cheating and plagiarism is spelled out on page 8 of the Parent/Student Handbook. It states: "We expect the highest standards of academic integrity from all students, in accordance with the character befitting the classical, Christian ideals which define our school. Academic dishonesty consists of cheating, plagiarism, or assisting another to engage in such activities. Plagiarism is the intentional taking of another's ideas or writing and presenting it as one's own. Plagiarism can also be unintentional but is harder to discern."

For the first confirmed offense a 0% is given on the assignment or quiz in question. For the second confirmed offense the student is expelled from all classes in the Online Academy for the remainder of the year.

No refunds will be given for students who are expelled from Memoria Press Online Academy due to cheating or plagiarism.

 

Contact Information:

At all times it is the responsibility of the student and parent to keep all contact information located in the student's profile updated. Much of our communication takes place through e-mail so having up-to-date information is crucial.  This information includes a valid student e-mail, parent e-mail, and a telephone number. This information can be updated by logging in as your student and clicking "Edit Profile" from the Administration panel on the left side of the page. From there you can edit the student profile.

 

Documentation

The Online Academy provides grade reports at the end of each school year and transcripts upon request. A 24/7 grade book is available to students and parents on each class page. If a student needs a grade report sent at the end of each semester we can do this upon request. All transcript requests should be sent to onlineacademy@memoriapress.com and include the student's name, parent's name, and current address. We will also send these to universities and colleges at no cost, but the full address and any deadlines must be included with the email request.

 

Privacy & Copyright

No resource available to online academy students and parents may be distributed or shared on any external website, through electronic mail, or any other medium. All information is privileged.


Questions? 877-745-8866 or onlineacademy@memoriapress.com