A registration form must be completely filled out for each student and submitted with appropriate fees by the set deadline. Fees due at registration include first and last month's tuition, registration fee and production fees. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. For full classes, a waiting list will be maintained to accommodate other students if and when space becomes available. Classes are limited in size and students are grouped according to age and ability level. A separate registration form must be filled out for each student.
Payment of Fees
Tuition is based on the entire year, but for your convenience, may be paid monthly. Payments remain the same each month regardless of attendance, school closures, holidays, etc. Tuition payments are due the 1st day of each month. A late fee will be levied on any balances not paid by the 10th of each month. Any student who is more than 30 days past due will not be allowed to participate in class until amount is current. All tuition, late fees, Fall or Spring performance fees and/or any other outstanding balances must be paid in full before any student is permitted to perform in the performances. Tuition, registration fees, costume payments, and performance tickets are non-refundable. Tuition should be made payable to The Culture House. Payment may be made in person or mailed to The Culture House, 14808 W. 117th Street, Olathe, KS 66062. We accept checks, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
No refunds will be granted after 30 days of the beginning of class. Tuition, registration fees, costume payments, and performance tickets are non-refundable.
A $25.00 change fee will be charged for all changes in class schedule. Class changes must be approved by TCH staff and are at the discretion of the instructors and subject to availability.
The Culture House requires all students to arrive to class regularly and on time. Please notify the front desk if you will be missing classes for an extended period due to illness or vacation. Tuition refunds will not be made in the case of absences due to illness or vacation.
Missed and Makeup Lessons
There are no pro-rated fees for missed classes or holidays. There will be no refunds for classes missed due to illness or injuries. Payments may not be reduced in order to accommodate family vacations. Studio closure days due to weather or power outages are not made up. Any class cancelled due to a teacher absence will be made up at a time arranged with that teacher. Classes are nontransferable. If you are going to miss a lesson, the school coordinator should be notified.
The Culture House requires written notice at least 4 weeks prior to discontinuing classes. You will be responsible for four weeks tuition from the date we receive notification. Students are responsible for letting the instructor know if they will not be returning to a class.
A non-refundable $8.00 registration fee per student is required at the time of enrollment. This fee helps defer the cost of administration, student placement, accounting and scheduling. This fee is nonrefundable.
Returned Check Policy
A $30.00 fee will be charged for all returned checks.
School closing due to weather will be posted on our website at www.culturehouse.com. Regularly observed holidays are: Thanksgiving, Winter Break, President's Day, Spring Break, Easter Break, and Memorial Day. If your family celebrates religious holidays that are not covered above, please call the front office to arrange for an excused absence.
Messages and Notices
It is the responsibility of the parent or adult student to be aware of activities such as productions and dates the school is open and closed. Notices will be posted at www.culturehouse.com as well as sent home with students. It is the parent's responsibility to regularly check to ensure they are informed.
Observation and Video Taping
In general, parents are not allowed access into the classroom. Video taping or taking pictures during class is not permitted unless special arrangements have been made. If you would like to sit inside a classroom to observe, please set up a time with the Director of the School or come to our Parent Watch Weeks.
Care of Students
The Culture House is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students. Parents with students under the age of 7 are asked to remain in the building during classes. Students should not be left at The Culture House for an excessive time before or after lessons. Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult at all times. Small children should be taken to the bathroom prior to class to help minimize frequent "potty breaks". In interest of the children's safety, students arriving more than 15 minutes late into a class will observe only. If you are running late, please call the studio as soon as possible. This will ease the child's nerves as well as allow us to make special arrangements as needed.
Code of Conduct
Students and parents will dress and conduct themselves in an appropriate manner while at The Culture House. We will teach each student to work hard and seek to encourage each other. Politeness and generosity are highly valued. Proper respect for the staff and fellow students is expected of all students, parents and siblings. Every student and parent/guardian should behave in a disciplined, responsible manner both on and off site.
The Culture House reserves the right to suspend or dismiss any student or parent/guardian whose attitude, attendance or conduct is found to be unsatisfactory. Any student or parent/guardian who disrupts class or approaches a teacher, staff member, another student or parent/guardian with the intent to disrupt, cause dissent or contravene the policies and procedures of The Culture House will be dismissed immediately. Parents wishing to speak to an instructor must first make an appointment with the Director of the School.
The Culture House strives to offer a place of fun and learning in a minimally restrictive environment. However, if disciplinary action is required, the following steps will be followed:
- The instructor will talk to their student about the behavior
- The parent/guardian will be called about the student's behavior. A meeting between the parent, child, teacher and School Director may be called.
- The Director of the School will contact the parent/guardian informing them of the student's continued behavioral problems. The student will be suspended from class for one week. The Executive Director will be notified.
- The Executive Director will notify the parents of the infraction and that the student will be expelled from classes for the remainder of the school year.
Depending on the severity of the infraction, The Culture House reserves the right to accelerate this process and expel the student without intermediary steps. Should a student be expelled, the student is welcome to re-enroll during the next term. However, if disciplinary problems continue, the student will be permanently expelled and not allowed to re-enroll in the future.
Consent and Release
All parents/legal guardians and adult students must read and sign a completed Registration Form containing consent and release clauses:
I hereby waive and release The Culture House and its officers, agents, volunteers and employees from all acts or omissions resulting in any physical injuries, medical treatment or other damages to myself or any minors of whom I am parent or legal guardian, resulting from participation in The Culture House programs. I further waive and release The Culture House and its officers, agents, volunteers and employees from any damages sustained by the aforementioned or any guests of the aforementioned as a result of any condition, act, omission or accident on or at 14808 W. 117th Street, Olathe, Kansas, or any other premises upon which any activity related to The Culture House takes place. Photo, Video & Audio Release: I hereby give permission to The Culture House to photograph, video, film and/or audio record my child and/or me. I consent to the use of such materials for all uses including production videos, class photos and all promotional material, including The Culture House Web Site. This release is granted in perpetuity. I agree to the above and have read the policies and procedures manual and agree to abide by the terms and conditions therein including the "CODE OF CONDUCT".