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Academia Cares PTO Program

Academia Cares Program Gives Back to Local Schools

At Academia, we see our local schools and PTOs as our partners in the education of our community’s children, and we have created our new Academia Cares program to show our support and give back.

Effective January 1, 2020, Academia will donate 3% of all 2020 After-School, Spring Break Camp, Summer Camp, Winter Break Camp, and One Day Camp (Institute Days, non-attendance days and snow days) enrollment fees to each child’s respective school PTO when parents enter a school-specific code (listed below) at the time of enrollment.

All students who attend Academia during 2020 are eligible to participate in Academia Cares, and there is no additional fee or charge to the student or their family to participate. However, families must apply their school-specific Academia Cares code at the time of checkout in the ‘discount code’ box.

Academia provides a fee reduction program for families with an annual income of $75,000 or less and/or experiencing financial hardship. Please be sure to mention to your school’s families. 

Spread the word to help maximize contributions to your school. It’s important that families remember to use their school-specific Academia Cares code at the time of enrollment, as it cannot be applied post-purchase. Help get the word out via email, social media and newsletters to remind parents to use their code. 

The sample language below is a starting point you can use to customize your school messaging. Feel free to cut and paste from the text below when sending reminders to families. 

» Year-Round Social Media Post - General

Academia is giving back to our school! Enroll now for any Academia program taking place in 2020 using the code [schoolspecificcode] and Academia will automatically donate 3% of your total enrollment fees to the [schoolname] PTO. There is no cost to families or the school, just a 3% donation to our PTO every time you choose Academia.

» Year-Round Description for Newsletters or Website - General

Academia is giving back to our school! Enroll now for any Academia program taking place in 2020 using the code [schoolspecificcode] and Academia will automatically donate 3% of your total enrollment fees to the [schoolname] PTO. There is no cost to families or the school, just a 3% donation to our PTO every time you choose Academia.

Academia offers year-round programming including Spring, Summer and Winter Break Camps, After-School care with bus pick up from all Oak Park schools included (walk from Longfellow), There are also One Day Drop In Passes available and One Day Camps on school closure days (holidays, institute days, snow days, and parent-teacher conference days).

» January and February (plus reminders March - July) - Additional Summer Camp Description

Summer is coming and its a great time to earn cash back for your school, just by signing up for summer camp! Enrollment for Academia’s Summer Camp is open now, and when you enroll using code [schoolspecificcode], you’ll automatically earn a 3% donation of your enrollment fees for the [school name] PTO. Its a quick and easy way to cross summer camp off your list while supporting our school community. Academia’s Summer Camp features new lower pricing, flexible payment plans and scheduling, field trips, small group Spanish lessons and more. Visit chicagoacademia.com for more information.

» January and February (plus occasional reminders throughout the year) - Additional After-School Description

Earn cash back for our school with Academia Cares. Enrollment is now open for Academia’s After-School program, and when you enroll using code [schoolspecificcode], the [schoolname] PTO will automatically earn a 3% donation of your enrollment fees through the Academia Cares program. Fall 2020 After-School programming features new lower pricing, bus transportation from all D97 Oak Park schools, optional bus transportation home, homework help, indoor and outdoor play, optional language classes, and more. Earn cash back for our PTO on After-School, camps, drop in passes, and more every time you enroll at Academia.

FAQs

When and how will our PTO receive donations from Academia?

Academia will distribute earned donations to PTOs on a quarterly basis. Each quarter, we will calculate the donations earned for enrollments in programs that have completed, and mail a check to the PTO representative contact we have on file. Please be sure to keep this information up to date to avoid any lost or delayed payments.

Due to our refund and cancellation policy, we cannot disburse any funds until each program enrolled in has completed. 

When and how will our PTO receive donations from Academia?

Academia will distribute earned donations to PTOs on a quarterly basis. Each quarter, we will calculate the donations earned for enrollments in programs that have completed, and mail a check to the PTO representative contact we have on file. Please be sure to keep this information up to date to avoid any lost or delayed payments.

Due to our refund and cancellation policy, we cannot disburse any funds until each program enrolled in has completed. 

What happens if families don't enter the school code when they pay their enrollment fees?

No funds can be dispersed if the school code is not entered at the time of enrollment. We also cannot ‘backdate’ or retroactively add school codes. Donations will only be calculated on future payments made using the school code at the time of enrollment. 

Why are donations only disbursed quarterly?

Academia’s refund and cancellation policies and fees apply to all enrollments made using the school code. As families’ plans change, the enrollment fees also change, so we are unable to calculate your final donation until the enrolled-in program has concluded. 

Is there anything we can do to maximize the amount of funding we receive?

On a regular basis, Academia will provide you with information and suggested language you can use to inform families about our Academia Cares eligible programs. Sharing this information with  your school community via social media, newsletters, websites, and other communication channels can lead to more enrollments and provide your PTO with more funding. Enrollments are taken at www.chicagoacademia.com

Where can we find more information?

You can call or text us at (708) 401-0888 or email info@chicagoacademia.com

Receive your school's Academia Cares code for parents to use when enrolling

More information about qualifying Academia programs:

 

 

» After School Program with Transport

Academia’s after-school program offers a comfortable environment and low student-to-staff ratio for homework time, optional after-school Spanish or Mandarin lessons, and cultural-themed arts and crafts. Our new expanded space allows for gross motor activities, indoor games, and dance, along with a “big kids” chill out and games room. In fair weather, the children spend plenty of time unwinding at Longfellow Park before they return to Academia. Every Wednesday afternoon is pizza party day!

Academia offers a 15% sibling discount at registration for children enrolled in our full-week after-school options.

NEW! Beginning Fall 2020, Academia will offer home drop-off services with transport to Oak Park homes at the end of each day by either ten-seat bus or SUV. Enroll in our home drop-off program for $200/month per child and $180/month for siblings.

» Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2020

Age 3.5-5 years: Little World Explorers
Age 6-10 years: World Explorers
June 8– August 21, 2020

Academia’s Summer Camp combines outdoor park time, splash pad fun, and sports with some hands on arts and crafts project learning about different cultures and societies around the world. Small group Spanish lessons are included, along with weekly field trips.

Little World Travelers, ages 3.5-5 years, enjoy age-appropriate activities and local outings separate from older children. World Travelers, ages 6-10 years, enjoy their own age-appropriate activities and field trips. Children will be further grouped by age 6-7 and 8-10 years for many activities, with groups meeting up for lunch, outdoor time and start and end of day open play and indoor games room time.

Schedules

  • Full day, short day, and half day weekly programs are available, as well as one day passes.
  • Full day, drop off any time after 7:30am and pick up any time before 6:30pm. Short day, 9:00am-3:00pm. Half day mornings 8:30am-12:30pm. Half day afternoons, 12:30pm-4:30pm.

Pricing

  • Early Bird pricing – full day attendance $350/week. Short day $300/week. Half day $240/week. Prices and sibling discounts valid through April 1, 2020.
  • A 20% sibling discount is automatically deducted at checkout when enrolling multiple children. Note the discount applies to all children enrolled, not just one additional sibling.
  • Sign up today with a $50 deposit per week. Don’t know which dates you need? Switch weeks later at no cost. See FAQs below for details.
    Financial aid is available for households earning under $75K/year.
  • Parents with children attending Academia’s After-School program at least three days a week are eligible for an additional early bird discount and should contact info@chicagoacademia.com for more information before enrolling (conditions apply).