WHAT IS PRE-REGISTRATION?
These are uncertain times, and it’s challenging enough to know what we will be doing in two months, so planning for Fall 2021 is going to be an evolving process. One thing we know for sure is that One Spark Academy is nimble, creative, and has a strong team of dedicated educators. We will be securing a more permanent location sometime this summer, where we expect to resume in-person classes this coming fall.
General Registration for OSA courses in Session 1 begins August 1. However, each year, we offer a limited number of applicants the option to pre-register in July. This is due to many of our courses being strictly limited in enrollment, and families wanting to plan now for the coming year. All current families expecting to return full time should pre-register. A deposit of $300* holds an available spot. This applies to Session 1, 2021 fees and is required even if a family is planning to receive funds via a charter school.
*If within 24 hours after attendance at the June 10th meeting, a family decides that OSA is not the place, the deposit is gladly refunded. After June 11, or if a family doesn’t attend the meeting, the deposit is non-refundable.
Pre-Registration guarantees early sign up (late July via email) and first dibs on placement in limited enrollment directed core courses, such as direct math, ELA (English Language Arts), or Mapping the World, all which are full-year courses and can easily fill by the start of the year. Pre-registration is highly recommended for students who are sure they’re going to take classes at OSA, and/or plan to attend core yearlong courses, and/or attend full time. OSA staff plans in advance for our pre-registrants; they are guaranteed space in most or all courses of choice.
- Pre-registration deposits of $300 apply to OSA classes ONLY. Thus, pre-registrants should plan to take at least two OSA courses in order to cover the deposit amount. However, pre-registrants have priority sign up in the CRPD courses listed on our schedule (available online in August, but emailed to pre-registrants July 25).
- If needed, priority for select courses in pre-registration will be given to Flex Plan enrollees, as families with students on site for multiple days rely on enrollment in specific core courses as part of a full-year plan.
- Students who don’t pre-register can still attend OSA in the fall, and many join us full time during the course of the year. However, many core classes often CLOSE during pre-registration.
- Once a homeschool student begins taking classes at OSA, he/she has priority for registration in subsequent sessions for that year. This doesn’t carry over until the following year unless a student signs up for pre-registration for the coming year.
WHO CAN PRE-REGISTER?
- Students currently at OSA in Session 4, 2020-2021
- Students who have visited OSA, met with staff, attended a tour, and/or attended a parent meeting.
- We do have an immunization policy. Each year, a limited number of spots are available for students who are not immunized (for any reason; this information remains confidential). This number is based on total enrollment and therefore unlikely available during pre-registration when our numbers are still building. Families with non-immunized students may request availability at any time. Please note: If the Covid-19 vaccine is readily available and it is recommended that everyone get it, this vaccine may be required for attendance at One Spark Academy, even if students have a spot in the 10% of non-immunized students. Read more here.
HOW TO PRE-REGISTER:
- Pre-Registration Commitment Forms are available for current families April 1. New families may request pre-registration May 1, pending availability. This is first come, first served, based on available spots per grade/learning level, and at our discretion. Families who have toured the program and/or met with us have priority.
- Pre-registration spots will likely be filled by the June 10th meeting. (RSVP to be available soon)
- To set up a phone meeting, or inquire about an available spot, please email us. Deposits will be accepted as long as pre-registration spots can be guaranteed. After that, a wait list will be created.
- April 1-30: the window for current students to pre-register and retain priority
- Wednesday, May 1: remaining pre-registration spots open to new participants
- Thursday, June 10: Fall Information Meeting, 7:00-8:30 pm, for current and incoming families.
- July 25-31: pre-registration begins via email for one week
- August 1: general registration begins. Website updated.
- Session 1 start date is either Monday, August 23 or 30th, TBD