Program Comparison Chart
Different levels of support and pricing apply. Please contact the school if you have any questions.
|Features||Calvary Independent Study||Calvary Preparatory Academy||Additional Details|
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|Rigorous College Prep Courses||Included||Included||All courses available, grades 6-12|
|24 Hour Access to Curriculum||Included||Included||Sign in from anywhere on a laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.|
|24 Hour Access to Student Grades||Included||Included||Sign in from anywhere on a laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.|
|Able to Earn High School Diploma||Included||Included||Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)||Graduation requirements must be met|
|Teacher Graded Assignments & Feedback||Limited*||Included||Grading of all student work, discuss grades with teacher in virtual appointment, immediate feedback and instruction||* All student work graded, but feedback limited depending on the assignments.
**Not included in the Ind. Study Light Version
|Strong Student Accountability||Limited*||Included||Teachers and the administration work hard to actively monitor students’ progress and grades, holding them accountable and ensuring academic success.||* By design, some levels of accountability are present, but a greater role is required of the guardian or mentor.
**Automated reports only
|Course Completion Pacing||Limited*||Included||Ensure students complete courses within set windows of time||*Supportive infrastructure is in place, but a greater role is required of guardian/mentor to ensure completion on time.|
|Email Support||Limited*||Included||Support relating to curriculum content, tutoring, assignments, progress, grades, graduation planning, limited tech support, etc.||* Support relating to access & hosted materials, but not curriculum content, tutoring, assignments, progress, grades, graduation planning, etc.|
|Phone Support||Limited*||Included||Support relating to curriculum content, tutoring, assignments, progress, grades, graduation planning, limited tech support, etc.||* Support relating to access & hosted materials, but not curriculum content, tutoring, assignments, progress, grades, graduation planning, etc.|
|Live-Virtual Meetings||Limited*||Included||Students, guardians, teachers, administration and staff meet in live, virtual meetings which include audio, webcam, and chat communications, an interactive whiteboard, screen sharing, with routine occurrences that are scheduled, monitored, recorded and reviewed.||* Used only when purchased in conjunction with additional features below.|
|Regular Meetings w/ a Personal, Credentialed, Mentor Teacher||Not Included||Included||Students meet their teachers at least once a week, one-on-one in a virtual appointment. Guardians are invited to attend via laptop, tablet, or smartphone, or in person with the student.||Like other online independent study programs, a greater role is required of the guardian/mentor.|
|Ability to Attend Field Trips*||Included||Included||Extra curricular field trips to enhance and enrich students’ learning experiences. Field trip fees apply.||* Students may attend field trips if transportation is provided.|
|Academic Mentoring by Christian, Credentialed Teacher||Not Included||Included||Professional mentoring by a credentialed, Christian teacher, with whom the students regularly meet.|
|Additional Tutoring||Additional Fee*||Included||Additional tutoring in a live virtual classroom.||*Additional Fees: $35 an hour.|
|Earn Accredited Jr. High & High School Credits||Included||Included||Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).|
|Professional Administrative Oversight & Intervention||Not Included||Included||Analyze assessments, grades, prescribe intervention, mediate between parent, teacher, student. Resolution of disputes, issues, concerns, course placement, disciplinary action, etc.|
|Transcripts: Official & Unofficial||Included||Included||Transcripts designate which program attended.||*Additional Fee Unofficial: $5, Official: $10|
|Graduation Planning||Additional Fee*||Included||Evaluation of transcripts, creation of grad planner, placement in courses and monitoring of progress toward graduation.||*Additional Fee: $50 transcript evaluation, $50 Annual Grad Plan|
|High School Diploma||Additional Fee*||Additional Fee*||Beautiful, customized and embossed diploma.||*Additional Fee: $75. Shipping charges apply.|
|Standardized Assessments||Additional Fee*||Included||Assess students’ progress on a national scale, beginning and end of year administrations.||*Additional Fee: $60 each administration.|
|School Community Resources||Included||Included||Daily Bible readings discussion forum, prayer requests forum, messaging other students/staff, etc.|
|Attendance Records||Not Included||Included*||Collection of daily attendance records. *Compliance with local and state laws is sole responsibility of parent/guardian.|
|Tech Support||Not Included||Included*||*Limited assistance and advice with software and preferences. Does not include support for hardware, viruses, internet access, etc.|
|Additional Offerings||Not Included||Included||The school occasionally opts to include additional offerings to full-time students, at-will, free of charge, but not guaranteed as a condition of enrollment. These may or may not include: daily study hall support, field trips, reward give-aways, etc.|
|Annual Tuition (12 Courses)||$3250||$4650|
|Single Course Pricing- One Semester Course||$325 each||$385 each|
|Single Course Pricing- Two Semester Courses||$650||$770|
|Single Course Pricing- Three or More Semester Courses||$975||$1155|
|Additional Semester Course Full-Time Students||$325 each||$385 each|
What Is Included
All enrollment packages include costs for curriculum, teacher and administrative services, counseling options, education support service, ongoing customer service and maintenance of student records, evaluations and transcripts, etc. as described in the program comparison chart.
What Is Not Included
A one-time, non-refundable, enrollment fee of $50 will be added to all initial first-time enrollments to cover costs associated with enrollment. In addition, some classes may require additional materials such as art supplies or novels (if not available from a local library or online source). Courses requiring additional supplies will be noted and should be reviewed prior to enrollment to ensure adequate access to learning materials.
Withdrawal Refund Policy
We hope you will be completely satisfied with the services and materials of Calvary Preparatory Academy. If for any reason you are not satisfied, we will refund your money based on the terms and conditions described below.
Why Isn’t Tuition Entirely Refundable? Like all private schools, we are funded by tuition commitments made by our families who attend (our school is exclusively funded by tuition). In response to those commitments, we hire staff and purchase materials including curriculum, assessments, and other expenses. These expenses exist for the entire school year; even if a student decides to leave mid-year, the expenses remain. Very often, the school has had a waiting list to be enrolled and one or more students were turned aside in order to maintain a student’s seat. As a non-profit, we charge the lowest tuition possible to simply cover the expenses for each student. The 30 day withdrawal period is a period of grace that our school offers and is consistent with other private schools (some have shorter windows). Should a student withdraw, those expenses accrued as a result of the family’s tuition commitment still remain, and that is why the tuition is still due to cover those expenses. There is no other source of revenue to cover a family’s expenses other than the commitment made by the family in the Enrollment Agreement as well as the online transaction portal if paid by credit card.
Tuition Commitment Balance: Tuition Commitments reflect the enrollment selection made by the parent guardian. Multiple payment options are available, including options for monthly installments. These are not to be confused with a monthly subscription. The tuition commitment due is either an annual amount, or single semester amount, depending on the enrollment selection made by the parent guardian, regardless of progress made on monthly installments. Any remaining tuition balance is due at the point of withdrawal, subject to the following:
- Single semester Enrollment (Fall or Spring): If enrolled for only one semester, only one semester’s tuition is committed, subject to the terms below. If a student decides to continue into the next semester, new registration fees apply and enrollment is subject to availability.
- Annual Enrollment (Fall & Spring Semesters): If enrolled for both semesters (annual enrollment), the annual tuition is committed subject to the terms below. There is no need to register a second time for the spring semester if enrolled annually.
- Summer Enrollment: Summer school tuition commitments are specified below, separate from annual, or fall and spring enrollments.
- All credit card transaction fees are not refundable.
Annual Enrollment & Fall or Spring Single Semester Enrollments:
From 7 Calendar Days Prior to Enrollment Start Date to 30 Calendar Days After Enrollment Start Date
- Fall Semester Only Enrollment: 25% of the semester tuition is committed (non-refundable).
- Spring Semester Only Enrollment: 25% of the semester tuition is committed (non-refundable).
- Annual Enrollment (both fall and spring semesters): 25% of the annual tuition is committed (non-refundable).
31 Calendar Days After Enrollment Start Date
- Fall Semester Only Enrollment: 100% of the fall tuition is committed (non-refundable) for a student enrolled for only the fall semester.
- Spring Semester Only Enrollment: 100% of the spring tuition is committed (non-refundable) for a student enrolled for only the spring semester.
- Annual Enrollment (both fall and spring semesters): If a student who is enrolled for both the fall and spring semesters (annual enrollment) is withdrawn after 30 days, the following applies:
- Fall semester is due in full AND
- Spring semester tuition is due in part, at the rate of $150 per course (e.g. $900 for six courses)
Summer School Enrollment:
From 7 Calendar Days Prior to Enrollment Start Date to 5 Calendar Days After Enrollment Start Date
- 25% of the tuition is committed (non-refundable).
6 Calendar Days After Enrollment Start Date
- 100% of the tuition is committed (non-refundable).
- Registration Fee
- Payment Processing Fees
- Shipping and Handling
- Bank Charges
Customer Service Number
- 760 410-8283