We offer an individualized tutoring program for each student. Tutoring plans are recommended, however, students/parents may schedule as desired. We offer flexible weekly scheduling. It is recommended that students/parents schedule no later than the Saturday before the week to obtain the day/time and tutor desired for sessions. Individual tutoring plans are tailored per student need. Our tutors work with each student to teach to individual learning styles and academic need. Academic improvement and /or classroom success cannot be guaranteed if a student does not complete the recommended tutoring program.
Our students attending full classes at IPA are offered an Individual Academic Plan. Students may attend classes live or review the recording from missed classes. It is recommended that students attend live classes, but they are not required to attend all live sessions live. Our teachers work with student through emails, direct contact during office hours, phone contact and in class instructions.
Please call no later than 6:00 p.m. the previous evening to cancel an appointment. Please call no later than 11 a.m. if you need to cancel a session for that day due to an emergency situation or illness. You are financially responsible for any missed session, or for any session that was not cancelled according to policy. Classes begin and end promptly at the scheduled times.
Every student must take a diagnostic test in Reading and Math before enrolling and attending tutorial sessions. Diagnostic testing is essential to ensure that every student’s academic needs are met. Students who test on grade level may schedule for private or group sessions. Students who test below grade level must schedule for private sessions only. This one-on-one attention is to allow maximum working time with the student to master missing or forgotten skills. Remediation programs for Reading and/or Math are recommended for students who test below grade level. Diagnostic Testing allows the tutor to work with the student in shortest time possible to attain desired results.
IPA Enrollment Policies
Who can enroll in IPA?
Students must be age five by September 1st, of the school year for which they wish to enroll. Admission to IPA is based on completion and submission of all enrollment forms and materials within state guidelines.
How many of my children can attend the Isilda International Academy?
Since Isilda Preparatory Academy provides all the lesson plans, materials, and teacher support needed for kindergarten through twelth grade, you may find it easier to enroll more than one of your children at IPA.
How much does it cost to attend the Isilda Preparatory Academy?
As a private virtual school, tuition range from $160.00 per month to $250.00 per month for students in grades K-Tenth. Isilda Preparatory Academy provides students all instructional materials for the program. Students and families will be responsible for providing some consumable materials.
I would like to enroll my child in Isilda Preparatory Academy and another public school. Does the IPA program allow for this kind of dual enrollment?
The IPA program is a full-time, comprehensive academic program and, thus, does not lend itself to dual enrollment.
Can I take a vacation during the school year?
The school calendar includes school “holidays” or vacation time. Whenever possible, family vacations should align with school vacation days. If a student skips a day during the week, he or she will be marked absent. Vacation is not an approved reason for absence in the state of Georgia.
Parents can apply for “Educational Leave of Absences” during the school year. Requests must be submitted to the Head of School 10 days prior to the absence. Leave will be approved based upon consistent student progress and attendance. No educational leave will be granted in any of the testing windows for state mandated testing.
Student should be able to log into classes from anywhere in the world. So absence should be at a minimum.
APPOINTMENTS AND SCHEDULING
Please consider your vacation schedule and your child’s sports and extra-curricular activities before registering for test prep courses and summer courses. We will be unable to change the pre-set dates of these courses. In addition, please understand that we cannot schedule any appointments without pre-payment (minimum a week in advance). Prepaying ahead will guarantee the time of session desired. We cannot hold any appointments under any circumstance. We do not bind our customers in contracts however; this business policy is in place in order that we may schedule our teachers and students accordingly. Due to the number of appointment scheduling and appointment cancellations/no shows, we must abide strictly to this business policy. You are financially responsible for all missed appointments and late cancellations. We accept all forms of payment. You may make pre-payment(s) in person, via our website, and/or over the telephone (this is also a secured method of payment). Payments are made weekly for sessions held within that same week.
Late cancellations or late rescheduling dates are subject to a $25.00 cancellation fee per hour scheduled or $25.00 rescheduling fee per hour scheduled if not rescheduled according to policy. Late requests for subject changes less than 24 hours of the scheduled appointment time is also subject to a rescheduling fee per hour scheduled. Tutors have set aside a time to tutor each student and are paid for the scheduled time if appointments are not cancelled or rescheduled according to policy.
SCHOOL PROJECTS, BOOK REPORTS AND ESSAY ASSIGNMENTS
Please be advised that if a student is working on a project or an Essay, they will need to register for a private session in order for the tutor to be able to review the requirements and focus on the project with the student. It is unlikely that the tutor will be able to complete the project within one tutorial session. You may need to schedule additional private sessions if you would like for the tutor to complete the project with the student. If possible, please schedule at least one week in advance. In addition, if you only have 3 days or less when scheduling before a major project is due, it may occur that the tutor may not have sufficient time to work with your child and your child may not have time to complete the project and fully understand the work done for a classroom presentation. In addition, if the student has a book report due, it is a requirement that the student read the book prior to attending his or her tutorial session.
PRIVATE INSTRUCTIONS / SMALL GROUP
Our Private one-on-one tutoring is intended for those who need additional assistance and attention in regards to the subject/lesson being taught and needed remediation on a more personal level. Students who complete diagnostic testing and do not test on current grade level are taught in private one-on-one sessions for remediation and/or homework help until remediation is completed and the student tests on grade level. Students who test on grade level may schedule for private sessions or small group sessions. The small group session consists of one instructor and 2-3 students. Please note that if your child has a project due of any sort, they will have to schedule for an individual one-on-one session. Please be advised that we will not be able to complete an extensive project assignment with your child in a one hour tutorial session. You may need to schedule additional hours for the assistance of their project.
COMMITMENT AND CONSISTENCY
It will take time to reach your student’s goals. Therefore, your commitment to completion of the program is essential for success. We highly recommend consistent attendance. Please consider your child’s extracurricular activities schedule before scheduling a tutorial course. Irregular attendance or early withdrawal may be detrimental to your student’s academic growth and prevent the attainment of desired educational goals. Without your commitment to consistency, we will be unable to attain the desired academic goals for your child. Enthusiasm and encouragement about his or her tutorial program will help build a positive attitude and maximize academic growth. Encourage your child to do his or her assigned homework, and remind him or her to bring all class materials to the appropriate sessions. For optimal results, we recommend your student attend the maximum number of instructional hours per week recommended.
Tutors send session notes via email for your review at the end of every session. Please look over the work that was completed during the session and take note of any questions you may have regarding your student’s homework or assessment.
SAT/ ACT PREP COURSE GUARANTEE
Students enrolled in SAT prep are guaranteed a minimum 150 point increase. ACT prep students are guaranteed a 2 point composite minimum increase. The course guarantee applies only to students who test on grade level on reading/math diagnostic testing upon enrolling with IPA.
Students who test on grade level and do not increase by the minimum point guarantee may take the class again within six months of the course. In addition, students must complete the course by attending each class and completing all homework/classwork assignments. Missing a class session without making up the missed session(s) and/or not completing all homework assignments void the course guarantee.
All clients are required to have a payment method on file. Parents may purchase several units of tutoring at one time, or they may choose to be billed automatically on a “pay as you go” method. Additionally, you can be billed automatically on a weekly basis. Whichever method of payment is convenient for you should be decided upon prior to your first day of tutoring. If tutoring services is provided once a week, payment has to be made at the time of the service being rendered. If several sessions are provided each week, payment could be completed by the Friday of each week in which the services are rendered. Customers can pay by check by phone, credit card, automatic payment or Paypal. New services will not be rendered until client accounts are brought up to date.
IPA Tuition Payment
IPA tuition is automatically billed on a monthly basis to a credit card, checking account or some other form of payment. Upon signing up, parents are required to provide IPA with a payment method for which they will be automatically billed monthly. Some parents may arrange a different payment method such as quarterly payment or automatic payment every six months. Please telephone us with any concerns regarding arranging for a payment method that is convenient for you.