As an Independent Private Hybrid Homeschool iPLANETS ACADEMY does not receive funding from local or state governments. To offset educational expenses, there are monthly membership dues per child. Dues are different depending on what session you chose to participate in and join. Additional fees include our annual membership dues per child per session, technology dues, Educational Field Trips, meals, optional Assessment fees, and we also have optional Technology Insurance for those who may be interested.
Consistent and dependable monthly membership dues are important in maintaining a strong organization. All monthly membership dues are based on the hours you sign up for, not the hours that iPLANETS ACADEMY is offering sessions. In order to maintain a sound financial operation, the following guidelines must be followed.
iPLANETS ACADEMY must make substantial financial commitments each year. For this reason, all monthly membership dues will be billed for the entire 2022-2023 session.
All monthly membership dues are non-refundable and non-transferable. There is only one exception to this and that is if we have to cancel a class. We reserve the right to cancel any class due to insufficient enrollment and will let you know at least one week prior to the first class, and you will get a full refund.
If you sign up for a class and cannot make it please send us a note through the "CONTACT US" in the footer. If you let us know at least 72 hours before the start of class we will refund you in the form of CREDIT ONLY. THE CREDIT MUST BE USED FOR THE NEXT AVAILABLE SESSION or WILL BE FORFEITED and USED AS A CHARITABLE DONATION FOR iPLANETS ACADEMY, NO EXCEPTIONS! If you do not show up to class and do not let us know, your registration WILL NOT BE REFUNDED, NO EXCEPTIONS!
Parents must understand that as a prerequisite to becoming a member, all paperwork must be filled out completely, signed, and kept on file. All children must be up to date on their vaccinations. By signing the membership contract, parents understand that they are liable for all the monthly membership dues for the session you sign up for, regardless of whether they attend for the entire session or not. By agreeing to pay the monthly membership dues, parents also understand that iPLANETS ACADEMY will be entitled to recover from parents its reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred and to recover money spent on purchasing items for your children enrolled. Prepaid monthly membership dues that are not refunded will be calculated and acknowledged as a charitable donation to iPLANETS ACADEMY.
In order to have your child’s attendance continue uninterrupted, it is very important that your monthly membership dues is received on time. All monthly membership dues are due to be paid in advance and in full by the 6th of every month at 11:59 CST. On the 7th at 12:00 AM CST, your monthly membership dues are considered to be late. If payment has not been received on time a $28 late fee will be assessed and your child can not attend until the account has been brought current.
No credits or refunds will be given for unused, sick, or vacation days. If your child has not returned within 4 days they will be dropped and their membership will be terminated. To return they must pay the annual membership fee again. Their spot is not guaranteed in this case and can be filled.
Early withdrawals It is assumed that a family is enrolling for the entire session they sign up for; therefore, budgets are set accordingly. If a child withdraws, a 30-day advance written notice is required. The existing monthly membership dues plus an additional $28 will be assessed as a withdrawal fee. This holds true for all children enrolled who withdraw at any time during the session, whether the second week or mid-year, etc. membership enrollment, and assessment fees are non-refundable.
There is NO EXCEPTION to the withdrawal fee (loss of job, transfer of job, etc.). If a child is withdrawn from iPLANETS ACADEMY with an outstanding debt no records (assessment testing, report cards, paperwork, records, or transcripts) will be released until all debts are paid in full.
NON-REFUNDABLE/NON-TRANSFERABLE Hybrid Homeschool Membership Annual Dues Per FAMILY for Fall and Winter Session. Fall and Winter session is
OPEN ENROLLMENT FROM NOW-May 27, 2023
MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP DUES SCHEDULE:
November 6,2022-Membership Dues for December
September 6, 2022-Membership Dues for October
October 6,2022-Membership Dues for November
November 6,2022-Membership Dues for December
December 6, 2022-Membership Dues for January
January 6,2023-Membership Dues for February
February 6,2023-Membership Dues for March
March 6, 2023-Membership Dues for April
April 6,2023-Membership Dues for May
May 6,2023-Membership Dues for End of Year Celebration.
Last day of class is May 26, 2023 and the celebration with family and friends will be on May 27, 2023.
Our monthly membership dues are based on what it takes for iPLANETS ACADEMY to deliver on our promises to promote high-quality education within a stimulating learning environment for your child and your child's schedule. All Membership Dues are set according to your contracted schedule for the entire month despite how many days you decide to attend. You are paying to hold your spot, not for your attendance. All dues are non-refundable/non-transferrable.
The monthly Membership Dues covers their Accommodations, Transportation, Learning, and Supervision. Our monthly membership dues do not include meals, uniforms, and some Educational Field Trip fees, and other related fees unless taking advantage of discounts. All children are welcome to bring their own meals and snacks if they choose as long as it meets our guidelines GO HERE. If you prefer your child(ren) to eat along with us they must purchase their own Meals and Snacks by GO HERE Some Educational Field Trips are not included and must be paid separately.
Optional ASSESSMENT Fees for upcoming 2022-2023:
Midyear Assessment Oct 19-20, 2022 $8.00
End of the Year Assessment Dec 1-2, 2022 $48.00
End of the Winter Assessment Feb 23-24, 2023 $48.00
Spring Recap Assessment Mar 9-10, 2023 $8.00
End of the Session Assessment May 18-19, 2023 $8.00
If we decide to raise the monthly membership dues, that increase will go into effect each July 28 for the upcoming year.
If accepted to enroll you will receive an acceptance message through Facebook Messenger within 3-5 business days. All children must also purchase their Meals and Snacks. You can see our menus by
No credits or refunds will be given for unused, sick, or vacation days. If your child has not returned within 4 days they will be dropped and their enrollment will be terminated. They must also pay registration again in order to return. Their spot is not guaranteed in this case and can be filled.
HOW TO PAY ALL FEES
Please note we accept cash ONLY for drop ins and vacations. You must bring exact cash if you're paying in person, because change will not be given. All leftover change will be applied to your account or donated.
*ALL MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE PAID IN ADVANCE EITHER IN EXACT CASH or WITH A DEBIT CARD THROUGH PAYPAL, CASHAPP or APPLE PAY. MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP DUES PAID THROUGH PAYPAL, CASHAPP or APPLE PAY WILL INCLUDE AN ADDITIONAL $4.28 SERVICE FEE WITH EVERY PAYMENT. ALL DUES and FEES ARE
GO HERE FOR DISCOUNTS.
All monthly membership dues invoices will go out by the first of the month and are to be paid in full by the 6th of every month no later than 11:59 CST. On the 7th at 12:00 AM CST, your monthly membership dues are considered late. We only accept payments IN FULL. We do not give credit or extra time to pay dues. All dues MUST be paid in advance and on time in order for your child to attend.
If we can not verify online through the bank portal that the deposit is posted from PayPal, Apple Pay or CashAPP, your child will not be able to attend until it is posted. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Late or Declined Credit/Debit card (any reason)
Enrolling your child(ren) means you are enrolling for the entire session you signed up for. If dues have not been received on time, an email notification will be sent to you as a reminder, and your account shall incur a $28 surcharge late fee. Your child can not attend until the account has been brought current. In order to have your child’s attendance continue uninterrupted, it is very important that dues are received on time.
If payment is not rectified within 24 hours your child will not be allowed to come until you can pay the class dues and additional fees owed. If there are two instances of late/declined credit or debit cards your child shall be suspended for 1 day. Upon return all dues shall be due. For those who are enrolled in our Evening Enrichment Class, you shall be responsible for picking them up on the day they are suspended because they will not be able to be dropped off. If you fail to pick them up on the day they are supposed to be suspended, this will result in immediate termination of your child membership. The third late/decline will result in immediate termination of your child membership. There will be NO REFUNDS, NO EXCEPTIONS!
By enrolling you are agreeing to be charged not only for the agreed upon Membership Dues, but also any late fees that you may have accrued. If you have decided to use your time off or your child has been admitted to the hospital it is YOUR responsibility to contact us to let us know, so proper credit can be applied to your account. All Membership Dues must be settled and paid BEFORE you can drop off your child, NO EXCEPTION!
If they bring their own electronics its $4.28 per session they are enrolled in. iPLANETS ACADEMY is NOT responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged electronics brought from home.
The purpose of the technology dues is to assist in meeting the educational objectives of their academic technological needs, safety measures put in place, and fast speed internet:
To acquire, install, and maintain up-to-date and emerging technologies to enhance student-learning outcomes and to keep them safe while surfing online;
To provide equitable access to technology resources; and
To ensure, ultimately, that our children are competitive technologically.
All hardware, software, databases, and other capital equipment procured with these revenues are to support their learning experiences Latest software and courseware with upgrades as needed.
Examples of technology usage includes, but is not limited to:
HD Fire Tablets
Learning content and content management software
Electronic media and library databases
Training and professional development to create skills and materials integrating technology into the classroom
Online student academic support services
Security solutions to protect student and institutional data
Access to network printers and photocopiers for school work
iPLANETS ACADEMY offers an optional technology insurance program for all our Electronics. Enrolling in the program protects you in the event of accidental damage.
By enrolling in the program, your liability is $0 per incident. If a family chooses to decline to enroll, they are responsible for the entire cost to repair/replace the personal electronics, laptop computers, tablets, gaming systems, etc. due to damages caused by themselves, their child, or anyone acting on their behalf, or directly grouped with them.
Replacement costs are listed below, and repair costs vary, depending on the extent of the damage. All fees must be paid in full before your child will be able to return to school. If a period of 4 days passes without dues being paid all services and agreements will be terminated, the position filled, the collection process will begin, and any other monies paid will be nonrefundable/nontransferable.
Optional Technology Insurance
Program Fee: $28.00
If you opt out of the Insurance, below is the starting prices to repair:
Headphone Jack Damage/Repair
Scientific Calculator Replacement
up to $100
Gaming System Replacement
up to $ 600
up to $1,800
If you are interested in membership into our Fall/Winter session or Summertime Learning session, you can enroll as a member and use one of the discounted memberships below.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR MULTI YEAR DISCOUNTS!
If you pay for classes in advance for two years upfront, we will waive the membership dues for both years and 2 free uniforms for both years!
If you pay for classes in advance for three years upfront, we will waive the membership dues for all three years, free uniforms, and free meals for the entire three years!
If you pay for classes in advance for four years upfront, we will waive the membership dues for all four years, free uniforms, and free meals, and free supplies for all four years enrolled!
Registering for K-5 upfront, we will waive the membership dues for all five years, free uniforms, free meals, free Educational Field Trips, and free supplies for all five years enrolled!
For those wanting to register for 3, 4 or K-5 years upfront, a credit card may be used through CashApp or Apple Pay. It will be a $4.28 convenience fee incurred.
Want to know how you can be included in ordering learning materials for your child? Here’s how:
For every dollar you spend ordering one of the items off of our Amazon Wish List we will double credit your account up to $28.00. For instance,
if you spend $10.00 on an item, then that will count as $20.00 towards your monthly membership dues.
Here are the terms and conditions on it:
1. The credit will not be given until the item has been delivered to iPLANETS ACADEMY. When we receive it, you will be given credit and notified that your credit has been applied.
2. You must click from our website in order for credit to be given. NO EXCEPTIONS! This is for tracking purposes.
3. You must send an email to alert us that you have ordered an item, its expected date of arrival, and the amount paid minus any promotional credits, coupons, taxes, and shipping fees.
4. The credit is only for the actual amount of money spent on the item. Taxes or shipping is not included.
5. You can only take advantage of this 2X a session. So that's 4 times a year you can save! Some items may be ordered in multiple quantities. Ask in advance for approval. iPLANETS ACADEMY will not be held liable for any purchases that were not confirmed before making the purchase, damages, or loss of items.
6. You must email us a copy of the order form in order to start the process of us applying the credit to your account.
7. Monthly membership dues are due until all steps have been satisfied and completed.
8. This is available to all those currently enrolled for at least 28 days. Drop ins and those on vacations are not eligible to participate. You must be enrolled as a member in a dedicated session. NO EXCEPTIONS!
ALL ITEMS ONCE PURCHASED BECOME THE SOLE PROPERTY OF iPLANETS ACADEMY and will be enjoyed by all children. So get involved in your child/ren learning and order from our wish list by
THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO PROTECT AND SERVE
TO PROVIDE US ALL FREEDOM!
We're proud to offer an 8% discount on all homeschool class sessions, Summer sessions, and overnights to our Active Duty, Retirees, Veterans, and Family Members who have full custody. Check the links below for more great discounts:
WE LOVE REFERRALS! MOST OF OUR ENROLLMENTS ARE THROUGH WORD OF MOUTH!
We also offer a generous referral fee. If someone signs up for a Homeschool Class or Summertime Learning session you and your referral will receive FREE MEALS all month and a FREE MONTH of NO DUES!
If someone signs up for our Evening Enrichment Classes or Overnights, you and your referral will receive a FREE MONTH of NO DUES!
They must be enrolled for a full 48 days consecutively and in good standing for both of you to redeem this offer. Make sure they make us aware that they are referred by you, and that they list it on their initial registration, so proper credit can be given. Failure to follow these steps will make this offer null and void.
In celebration of Mothers Day, Fathers Day, and Grandparents Day, instead of full time dues for one week in May, everybody will be charged just $28.00 in celebration of National Teachers Day and Mothers Day. So that's a FULL WEEK for ONLY $28.00!
Our space is very limited and popular, therefore we do not offer any additional discounts at this time.
Our waiting list is when iPLANETS ACADEMY agrees to hold an opening and give up the right to fill that position with another child(ren) who would be paying fees to join.
For this reason, a non-refundable holding fee of one full month of class fees is required to hold an opening, beginning on the date that the opening becomes available.
If paperwork is not totally filled out, submitted, and all Membership Dues have not been paid within 4 days of being notified of the opening, your spot will no longer be held, it may be filled by another parent, and all monies will be forfeited. NO refunds or credit will be given, NO EXCEPTIONS!
In the event your child does not start by the agreed-upon date you will also go to the bottom of the waiting list and must start the entire process again.
IRS and FILES
All parents who make a request will receive a filled out IRS Form W-10 by January 28th. You can see a blank one by GO HERE.
You would then need to file Form 2441 to report child and dependent care expenses paid for the year. This form must be filed if you're planning to claim a credit for child and dependent care expenses.
From time to time throughout the year iPLANETS ACADEMY may sell things on our website or at fundraisers. When those times occur we will collect sales taxes to be paid to the state you reside in.
Parents may request copies of any form in their child's record file. Requests must be made in writing through our Facebook Messenger Online. Please include the date the copies are needed. Please allow 24-72 hours for us to get those forms to you.
A fee of $1 per black/white or $2 per colored copy will be charged to your account and must be paid in advance. You are also welcome to go online and print out any forms you may need yourself.
TAX SAVINGS OPPORTUNITIES
Congress has legislated certain tax credits and savings incentives focused on relieving the cost of child care for eligible taxpayers that may provide additional savings for you.
The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit is a federal tax credit available for eligible taxpayers to assist in reducing your year-end tax liability.
A Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) may be provided by your employer to allow you to set aside pre-tax dollars for child care costs.
Each person’s income and tax situation is unique, so you should consult with your tax advisor to determine eligibility and savings opportunities.
Various states provide additional incentives for qualified taxpayers.
STIMULUS 2021 CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE
The recent stimulus package passed by the federal government has three significant tax provisions that can have a positive impact on families like yours. In these challenging times, your child’s education is more essential than ever.
Caring for them—and preparing them for school—is our community service. We wanted you to be aware of these opportunities, so you could plan your child care needs accordingly.
There are three key ways for families to gain child care assistance. Eligibility for all benefits is dependent upon your personal tax situation, including adjusted gross income and tax filing status.
The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) is a federal tax credit that can help families off-set the cost of child care. Previously, families earning $43,000 or less could claim up to $3,000 for one child and $6,000 for two children. This benefit has been increased. For 2021, families earning up to $125,000 can claim refundable credits up to $4,000 for one child and $8,000 for two children, and families earning between $125,000 and $400,000 can claim a portion of the credit. These tax credits are based on your household’s adjusted gross income and credit a portion of expenses up to 50%.
The Child Tax Credit (CTC) is a federal tax credit that currently provides up to $2,000 for children under the age of 17. For 2021, under the new stimulus package, the credit increases to $3,000 per child, plus an additional $600 for children under 6, expands to include 17-year-olds, and is fully refundable. For qualifying families, the IRS will begin paying the credit in advance in periodic payments.
In addition, many employers offer a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) that allows you to set aside pre-tax dollars for child care costs. The new stimulus bill increases this year’s allowable amount that can be set aside from $5,000 to $10,500.
These tax credits and FSA changes will impact every family differently. As we are not tax professionals, we cannot advise you on the specific impact to your family. It’s best to consult with a tax professional or preparer (tax preparation software will also have information). Or visit irs.gov to learn more.
ADVERTISING FEES WE COLLECT
By purchasing/ordering through this website, you are helping this website to keep going and to purchase the necessary materials for iPLANETS ACADEMY. Your support mean the world to us and we don’t take it for granted. Thank you!
This website accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this website. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.
iPLANETS ACADEMY is also compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though iPLANETS ACADEMY receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products.
The views and opinions expressed are pure and true. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. This website does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
iPLANETS ACADEMY does not share or sell any personal information with individuals or companies. iPLANETS ACADEMY is not responsible for content, comments or other information that is republished elsewhere without its permission.
In turn, the content of this website is for sharing purposes. Permission is required by iPLANETS ACADEMY PRIOR to using, editing, republishing or altering any copyrighted content, photographs or graphics.
If an individual or company likes the content of a post, the original link must be in place when re-sharing and permission from iPLANETS ACADEMY must be sent in writing PRIOR to using any copyrighted photographs or graphics.
All information will be kept confidential and will only be released to authorized persons such as but not limited to: state licensure, police department, Health and Social services and any backup providers.
We are actively looking for sponsors, review opportunities, and giveaways that would help our homeschooling families.
We would be happy to honestly review your product and/or do a giveaway. When we have giveaways, we have found to have had the maximum reach when the giveaway has multiple ways to win (linking to Facebook, linking to Twitter, blogging about it). It's also way more successful when there is a sale going on at the same time.
Other things to consider:
I write often for major homeschooling magazines. I attend and speak at several conventions during the spring homeschooling season. I have also been asked to be interviewed on blog talk radio and a christian radio station. All these opportunities provide opportunities for me to share your products with my parents.
By advertising with us, I will feature your product/products in a blog post, tweet about it, on my Facebook private group and business page, in our Yelp album, on Pinterest, and on my Google Business Page.
Pricing upon request.
Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to working with you.
If you have a product that you think may work for our family or homeschooling families to review, or review and giveaway, you may contact me at: iPlanetsAcademy@gmail.com
Giveaway winners are chosen using Rafflecopter.
If you are interested in guest posting, please contact us at 469-278-KIDS