ASA is designed for students ages 12 and up. To register for fall semester, a student must turn 12 by December 31 of the current year. All students must be 12 or older to register for winter semester.
(NOTE: If a child is 11 during fall semester, a parent must also be in the building – but not in the same class – until they turn 12 per the building's safety policy.)
Tuition and Fees
Tuition due dates are listed on the calendar. Cost varies based on the class. See class descriptions for more information. All tuition is per semester unless otherwise noted.
Family Fee & Per-Student Fee
Family Fee - $100.00 (per family/year)
Per-Student Fee - $25.00 (per child/year)
- The full balance of the Family Fee is due in the spring to reserve a spot for your family for the coming year.
- The full balance of the Per-Student Fee is due in the spring to reserve a spot for each student for the coming year.
- The Family Fee & Per-Student Fee cover maintaining the facilities, training our teachers, purchasing supplies, online costs, and some event ticket costs (this will be announced if this is the case).
- Both fees are non-refundable.
- If you join ASA at Winter Semester, you will be required to pay half the required fees.
All tuition is per semester unless otherwise noted.
- Tuition can be paid anytime between the time you register and the add/drop deadline. Late fees begin to accrue after the add/drop deadline.
- Late fees are added if tuition isn't paid by the second week of class.
Cost varies based on the class. See class descriptions for more information.
$10.00 (per month)
Tuition and Family Fees not paid by due dates (see above) will be assessed a late fee.
Account Adjustment Fee
$5.00 (per adjustment)
Fee is assessed after payment is made.
Added each time a class is added or dropped.
Payment Plan Convenience Fee
$3.00 (per payment after initial payment)
Late Payment Plan Payment Fee
$10.00 (per month)
Tuition must be paid in full or have a payment plan set up for students to attend classes!
Account adjustments MUST be made before you pay for your account. Otherwise, you will be charged a $5.00 account-adjustment fee.
We accept payment through our registration system or you can mail a check to the treasurer. If you want to pay with a check, please choose “Pay Later” at checkout. Then send your money to our treasurer's address listed on the Registration Page.
A payment plan can be setup if you need to pay your account balance in installments. Use the Account Adjustment Form to request a payment plan.
Your total balance due each semester will be divided into four monthly payments. The dates for each monthly payment will be sent to you by the Treasurer.
A $3.00 convenience fee per payment will be assessed per month after the first month. A $10.00 late fee will be assessed for each late payment.
If your child(ren) add(s) or drop(s) a class before the add/drop deadline as indicated on the ASA calendar, a new payment plan will be created. (Refer to the add/drop policy to fully understand how much tuition can be refunded.) If your child(ren) stop(s) attending classes after the add/drop deadline, you are still responsible to pay the full balance.
If you pay the balance due early, you will pay one more $3.00 convenience fee and any remaining convenience fees will be credited to your account.
You may not register for next semester’s classes until your balance is paid in full.
Students may try classes for two weeks. To change a student's schedule, you MUST make your request within four days after the second day of classes each semester (usually the Monday after the 2nd week of classes).
Please communicate with your children about what classes they are actually taking. You are responsible to pay for a class even if your student stops attending.
The cost of any books or supplies that a teacher has purchased in preparation for the class will not be refunded.
After the original registration is made, a $5 change fee per student (not class) applies to each time the schedule is changed.
Mentor permission must be given for a student to add a class after the add/drop period. Mentor will determine whether or not tuition will be pro-rated. The student may be in charge of getting their own supplies.
For most classes, there is no issue with adding at the semester. Some year-long classes may require special permission from the mentor.
Refunds will be processed within two weeks. NO refunds will be considered after the drop deadline.
If you don’t drop a class but your student stops attending, you are still responsible to pay for the class as our budgets are based on the number of students registered for the class.
Tuition less the $5 charge (and any books/materials already purchased) will be refunded if you follow the drop procedure above.
Special circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Executive Board.
Parent Volunteer Responsibilities
Aspire Scholar Academy is an officially organized commonwealth. All parent members are required to read and agree to abide by the bylaws for Aspire Scholar Academy.
1 -- Sign and uphold the Code of Conduct (see text below).
2 -- Serve in some volunteer capacity. Click here to volunteer.
3 -- Attend our two main Parent Meetings: the Fall Parent meeting (information and Q&A) and the Spring Meeting (voting in new Executive Board). Also, attend two Mentor Trainings and at least two other Parent Education Meetings per school year (S.P.A.R.K. Nights and Park Day/ Parent Colloquium days). If you cannot attend, please make arrangements to get the information from ASA Secretary.
4 -- Agree to stay informed by using current communication systems implemented by ASA.
Groups.io (like a yahoo group) is the main way ASA communicates with parents. If you don’t join, you won’t know what’s going on!
Field Trip Policy
Aspire Scholar Academy occasionally sponsors field trips that your child may participate in. You will be notified with specific details if a field trip opportunity arises. As part of the registration process, you agree to give permission for your child to attend field trips with Aspire Scholar Academy. You also give permission for your child to receive emergency medical treatment if the need arises during a field trip.
Hold Harmless Agreement
During the registration process, you will agree to the following:
As parent or guardian, I do hereby release and forever discharge Aspire Scholar Academy (board and mentors) and/or Seventh Day Adventist Church, 255 South 700 East, Provo UT and its members from any and all claims, demands, liabilities, obligations, damages, costs, expenses, loss-of-service, actions and causes of action, including each and every right of payment for damages that I may now or hereafter have against Aspire Scholar Academy and/or Seventh Day Adventist Church, 255 South 700 East, Provo UT, and its members, arising out of any act of occurrence incident to the students’ participation with the Aspire Scholar Academy or the use of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
I also recognize that Aspire Scholar Academy and Seventh Day Adventist Church are not responsible for the student leaving the premises during school hours. I, as parent, am responsible to talk to my student(s) about my personal expectations about my student leaving the premises during class or lunch. Aspire Scholar Academy does not monitor who leaves the church property.
I also recognize that Aspire Scholar Academy ("ASA”) has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, ASA cannot guarantee that myself or my child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending ASA could increase my risk and my child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19. By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending ASA and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at ASA may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, members and staff of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, ASA volunteers and mentors, and ASA students and their families.
Code of Conduct
In order to participate in classes at ASA, each student must read and sign the ASA Code of Conduct, which includes the following rules. Students will not be allowed to participate until they have turned in their completed form (usually on the first day of class).
- I will come to class on time and I will be prepared to fully engage in class.
- I will respect myself, property, and others.
- I will cooperate with others.
- I will use technology only as directed by the mentor.
- I will not bring any type of knife, gun or weapon to ASA. (Foam swords acceptable.) Weapons may be confiscated and returned at the end of the day.
- I will not climb through windows, on roofs, in the dumpster, or on fences located on or around the property.
- I will clean up after myself and clean up trash when I see it.
- I will contribute to set-up and take-down as directed.
- I will do my assigned cleaning job each week, and I will mark it off when it is completed.
- I will get permission from a parent before leaving campus during the school day.
- I will attend the classes I signed up for because I recognize the time my teachers have spent preparing, and I understand my participation benefits the entire class.
- I will remove all of my personal belongings from the building, kitchen and grounds before I leave each day.
- I understand the building will be locked at 5:15 each day, and no adult will be on the premises after that point, therefore I will make sure my ride has picked me up before 5:15.
- I will respect the building and not enter the sanctuary. I will not enter the loft above the sanctuary unless I have a class assigned to that space. I will not go into the basement.
- I will not prop outside doors open. I will only use the approved doors when entering and exiting the building.
Harassment and Investigation
ASA strives to have a safe, inclusive environment for all students and mentors. As such, our Harassment Policy and Investigation Policy outline rules regarding harassment and bullying, and what investigative steps are taken when a complaint of wrongdoing, harassment or bullying is made.