SCHOOL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Semesters

There are 3 semesters in JFMS: Fall, Spring, and Summer. Fall and Spring semesters include 15 lessons each and Summer semester offers an option of 5 or 7 lessons. Most lessons are conducted once a week.

New Students

New students can begin classes at any time and their tuition will be pro-rated.

Lesson Scheduling

Both in-person and online lessons are scheduled at the mutual convenience of the student and teacher, and stay permanent for each semester. Lesson schedule becomes valid after school receives completed and signed Registration Form with payment.

Attendance

Regular attendance is expected. Students are to be on time and prepared for all scheduled classes, exams, and recitals, and have all necessary music books, instruments, and other materials.

Make-up classes

Make-up classes may be offered for private lessons only. In case of absence, it is student/parent responsibility to notify the teacher at least 24 hrs in advance, unless it is an emergency. If not notified, the make-up class will not be offered, and student/parent maintains responsibility for payment. In each Fall and Spring semester a maximum of 3 make-up classes can be arranged. In Summer semester, a maximum of 2 make-up classes can be arranged. Number of make-up classes may be increased for emergencies only. All lessons missed by the teacher or due to school closing will be made-up. Rescheduling is arranged between the student and the teacher. 

Tuition and Payment

Tuition and fees should be paid at least 48 hours before the 1st class of each semester. Payment methods are: Zelle transfers, checks, money orders, or cash. There is a $25 fee for all returned checks. Checks should be payable to Suhoy LLC. A late payment fee of $35 may be imposed if payment is received 5 days after the scheduled due dates. Failure to comply may lead to withdrawal of students enrollment.

Withdrawals and Refunds

 

All requests for withdrawals must be sent in writing by mail or email (music@bmsmd.org) to Alexandra Suhoy, HMS Director, and must be approved before any refund can be granted.

The following refund plan applies to withdrawals (excludes Summer):
Before the 1st class   100% refund of paid tuition (less $25 processing fee).
Before the 2nd class   75%  refund of paid tuition (less $25 processing fee).
Before the 3rd class    50%  refund of paid tuition (less $25 processing fee).
After the 3rd class         Tuition will not be refunded;

The following refund plan applies to withdrawals for the Summer semester only:
Before the 1st class        100% refund of paid tuition (less $25 processing fee).
Before the 2nd class         50% refund of paid tuition (less $25 processing fee).
After the 2nd class            Tuition will not be refunded;

Class Cancellation

HMS reserves the right to cancel any class due to insufficient enrollment. The students will be notified and tuition will be fully refunded for the cancelled class.

Dismissal

School reserves the right to dismiss any student due to behavioral problems, delinquency in tuition payment, failure to obey the School policy, or situations other than those specified above.

Admission

School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic origin, or religious belief in its admission, student aid, scholarship, or other educational policies.

Media

HMS reserves the right to take photographs or video of faculty and students engaged in teaching, rehearsals, and performances for use in HMS publications such as catalogs, posters, fliers, online media advertising, as well as on HMS website. HMS has no control over the use of photographs or film taken during the recitals and other public events by news media or any parents and guests.

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