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: Can my child take a half year of one elective and a half year of another?
A: Yes. Government, economics, debate, music, art, Irish dance, drama, and physical education are offered a semester at a time and your student can take one semester of any of them. (Example: physical education for first semester; Irish dance for second semester.) Consult the class schedule.
Q: Do I have to register my student for study hall?
A: Yes you do, but only 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 fee.
Q: Can I make payments?
A: Yes, you can make payments over the course of the summer, with the final payment being made on the first day of class. 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: We allow students to change classes within the first week of classes with administrative permission; however, we do NOT issue refunds, so make sure you schedule your student for appropriate classes.
Q: What do the fees cover?
A: The registration fee pays for the room rental, 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. If you would like to see what happens during a class, you may sit in on your child’s classes, but you don’t have to.
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. Each quarter, the student will receive a percentage grade for their completed work.
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: Does my child have to participate in the science fair?
A: Yes, if your child is in a Bridges’ science class, he or she is required to participate in the Spring Science Fair.
Q: How do we know if classes are cancelled for snow or weather?
A: When Plain Local Schools are cancelled, then Bridges classes are are also cancelled. 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.
- SCIENCE ROTATION:
2019-20: Junior High Science, Biology, Physical Science, Chemistry
2020-21: Junior High Life Science, Biology, Physics, Anatomy & Physiology
- WRITING ROTATION:
2019-20: Essentials for Writing, Intro to Writing/Persuasive, Great Books (15+)
2018-19: Essentials for Writing, Intro to Writing/Expository, College Prep (15+)
- HIGH SCHOOL ELECTIVE ROTATION:
2019-20: Government/Economics , Art, Speech/Debate
2020-21: Financial Literary/Health, Art, Speech/Debate