Frequently Asked Questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

 

Q: How do I register?

A: Registration is done online. This link gives instructions for the registration process. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tkrbiK-gSKp5xj2gGp8HlhoYHWCLgFjXtNmEX_enqMg/edit

 

Q: Is there an age requirement for Bridges?

A. For a student to enroll in Bridges, they need to be at least 10 and in fifth grade. Age cut-off for each school year is September 30th.

 

Q: Are there age requirements for specific classes?

A: While we give a grade level for each class, availability to schedule classes is based on age. Please consult the class description to see required ages. Age cut-off for each school year is September 30th.

 

Q: Can my child take just one class?

A: Students can take one class or classes all day or anywhere in between.

 

Q: Can my child take a half year of one elective and a half year of another?

A: Yes. Government, economics, finance, health, debate, music, art, drama, physical education and others are offered a semester at a time and your student can take one semester of any of them. (Example: physical education for first semester; drama for second semester.) Consult the class schedule.

 

Q: Do I have to register my student for study hall?

A: You only have to register for study hall if your student is in multiple classes and has a break in the schedule. During the break, he or she must be signed up for the supervised study hall and the study hall fee will apply. On the other hand, if the student doesn’t have a break in his or her schedule, there is no need to pay the $50 fee (or $25 if it is only needed for one semester).

 

Q: Can I make payments?

A: Yes, you can make payments over the course of the summer, with the final payment being made by August 15th. Failure to pay for classes will result in students not being permitted to attend classes.

 

Q: What if I change my mind about a class or classes after the school year begins?

A: Unfortunately, we do not issue refunds, so make sure you schedule your student for appropriate classes.

 

Q: Is there a registration fee?

A: Yes, there is a $50 registration fee per student that is not refundable after registration.

 

Q: What do the different fees cover?

A: The registration fee pays for any costs relating to the use of the building and general costs of keeping the program running, the study hall fee pays for a supervised study hall, the materials fee pays for classroom supplies (lab materials, copies, markers, etc.), and the tuition fee pays your child’s teacher.

 

Q: Do I have to stay in the building while my child is in classes?

A: No, Bridges is a supervised environment, so you may leave while your child takes classes.

 

Q: Am I responsible for grading my student’s assignments?

A: No, the teachers are responsible to collect, assess, and grade each student’s homework, quizzes, and tests. The Toolbox is continually updated with student’s grades and is always available for access by students and parents.

 

Q: Do I need to purchase anything?

A: Yes, you will need to purchase the listed curriculum for each class and any school supplies (textbooks, dvd’s, workbooks, etc.) that the teacher requests.

 

Q: How do we know if classes are canceled for snow or weather?

A: When Plain Local Schools are canceled for road safety, then Bridges classes are also canceled. However, if Plain Local Schools cancels for cold temperatures, we will still hold classes. Parents will receive an email regarding the cancellation of classes. In order to avoid extending the school year, teachers will send a detailed email or video and homework assignments to make up for the missed class time.

 

Q: What classes do you offer each year?

A: We offer a rotation of science, writing, and high school elective classes in order for parents to plan their student’s school years. However, if a class does not meet minimum enrollment or we cannot find a teacher, this could change.

  1. SCIENCE ROTATION:

2022-23: Junior High Life Science, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

2023-24: Junior High General Science, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry

  1. WRITING ROTATION:

2022-23: Essentials for Writing, Intro to Writing/Expository, College Prep (15+)

2023-24: Essentials for Writing, Intro to Writing/Persuasive, Great Books (15+)

  1. Jr. HIGH and HIGH SCHOOL ELECTIVE ROTATION (other electives are offered every year):

2022-23:  World History (5th-7th grades), American History (high school), Financial Literacy/Health

2023-24: Government/Economics