WELCOME TO YOUR ACADEMY CLASS

OUR PHILOSOPHY
Students at First Stage Theater Academy benefit from a curriculum designed to develop life skills through stage skills.Through their training with our staff, which is comprised of professional actors and teaching artists, students learn not only the art and craft of theater, but also the value of integrity, commitment, responsibility and cooperation. These ideals will guide them well in any life pursuit.

Parent/guardian Checklist

  • Review the enclosed invoice. (Class codes may havechanges based on grade levels)
  • Make sure all classes that your student is registered forhave been paid in full. If classes have not been paid in full,please send return payment as soon as possible.
  • Return the “Expected Absences” form located on theinvoice for dates when your student will not be attendingclass.

FIRST DAY
On the first day of class our staff will greet students and parents at the entrance. We will check students in, recieve paperwork, answer questions, and direct students to their classrooms. If you have any outstanding balances on your account, please contact the Academy Office immediately.

Students should arrive 10-15 minutes before their class starts. They should enter the building at the main entrance, then proceed to their classroom.

Students grade 6 and up, should bring a pen or pencil and a notebook, as these materials may be needed for class.

CLASS PRESENTATIONS
Classes will conclude with an open-house showcase of classwork. Class presentations will take place in the classroom during the final half hour of the last day of class. If a different presentation time is needed, the Academy will notify families. We will also send home reminders the week before presentations.

TUITION
Tuition includes all materials unless otherwise noted. A $35 minimum deposit for School Year Academy is required with your registration for each class for which you have registered, if signing up for automatic payment method. The full balance is due one week prior to the first day of class. If the balance is not received by this date, we will not hold your placement in the class.

DRESS CODE
All students must wear an Academy T-shirt to class eachday. Only new students will receive a new T-shirt on the first day of class. Returning students should wear their Academy T-shirt from a previous class session. Extra T-shirts may bepurchased in the Academy office at any time at a cost of $10 each. Students may wear shorts or long pants. Clothing must allow for movement. Sneakers and socks are required. Please do not wear skirts or flip-flops to class. Students should also bring a backpack to keep personal belongings, as there are no lockers for student use. We encourage students to leave valuable items at home.

DROP-OFF & PICK-UP
K4-5th grade students must be signed in and out at their classroom by a parent or guardian. Please pick up yourstudent promptly after class has ended. In a rare case thata student is not picked up shortly after class has ended, aphone call will be made to the family promptly. Parents arealways responsible for picking up their students from anyAcademy location after class.

Please note that Academy of Performing Arts - Franklinfollows a security protocol. Students and parents maybe asked to sign in and out upon arrival and departure.Family members may wait in the common area during theirstudent’s class. Younger siblings waiting with families must besupervised at all times.APA - Franklin is located at:10001 W. St. Martins Rd., Franklin, WI 53132

PARKING
Academy of Performing Arts - Franklin has their ownparking lot on-site. Please do not leave your vehicle on and unattended when dropping off or picking up students. You are kindly asked to park in a space if your child needs to be signed in or out of class. If your student is in 6th grade and up,please form a drop-off/pick-up line by the building.

CLASS CANCELLATIONS
First Stage Theater Academy reserves the right to cancel any courseif enrollment is insufficient. Any tuition paid will be refunded in full, orgiven as a tuition credit at the parent/guardian’s discretion.

Switching Classes: If families find that they have a schedulingconflict or other emergency circumstance and need to switchtheir course selection, they may contact the Academy Officeto request this change. Please be aware that switching class iscontingent upon space availability in the desired class.

Attendance/Make-up Policy: If your student is unable to attendclass for any reason, we do not offer make-up classes. Pleasecontact the Academy Office if you know in advance that yourstudent will be absent. If First Stage Theater Academy needs tocancel one or more days of a class due to circumstances beyondthe Academy’s control (e.g., severe weather, power outage, etc.),there will be no refunds or make-up classes.

Sending Students Home: Please use good judgment abou tbringing your student to the Academy. If your student is sickor contagious, please keep them home. Parents of studentswho become ill during the day will be promptly notified and areexpected to arrange to pick up their student immediately.

First Stage Theater Academy also reserves the right to sendstudents home due to inappropriate or disrespectful behavior.

LUNCH & BREAKS
Students staying for additional classes can bring a snack toeat between classes. Students at APA - Fraklin who have abreak longer than 5 minutes are asked to spend that time inthe common area, located on the main floor just past the frontdesk. It is the parent’s responsibility to provide supervisionduring breaks. A water bottle is allowed and encouraged in theclassroom.

REFUND POLICY
There is a $15.00 administrative fee for all refunds. No refundsare given after one week before class begins. Studentswithdrawing after that date will receive a tuition credit towardsfuture classes or tickets to our productions.Credits/gift certificates offered will be applicable for up toone year. The deposit and any tuition paid will be forfeited if astudent cancels after the session has begun.

WEATHER CLOSINGS
There is a possibility that classes may be canceled if the weatherprovides unsafe traveling conditions. Should this unlikely eventoccur the First Stage Theater Academy has registered with theStorm Team 4 Alert Network. Any closings will be posted throughToday’s TMJ4, AM 620 WTMJ, and 94.5 WKTI.

Stay Connected!
Throughout your student’s session, keep an eye out for In Focus, the Academy newsletter, for in-depth information about classes, teachers, and more! You can also follow us online for photos, session updates, and more. ACademy OFFICE Staff | Main Office Number: (414) 267-2970facebook.com/firststagetwitter.com/