Fee Schedule & Financial Aid

                                                               FEE SCHEDULE 2017 – 2018 RATES


*Additional fees may be assessed for specialty coaching or practice facilities, such as basketball or  cheerleading.

**Items NOT covered: School supplies, field trips, achievement testing, hot lunch, clubs/honor societies, class or school parties, spirit wear, school uniforms, athletic wear, musical instruments, summer enrichment, and Afterschool Care.

***A 25% tuition reduction is offered for parents enrolling a second child. A 50% tuition reduction is offered for enrollment of a third child and a 75% tuition reduction is offered for the enrollment of a fourth child.


FINANCIAL AID


Although the Ash Tree Learning Center Academy does not currently offer any scholarships, we are able to recommend outside scholarship opportunities for interested families. Though not given through our academic program, we do accept scholarships from these participating programs:

Arete Scholars Fund:

The Ash Tree Learning Center Academy has partnered with the Arete Scholars Fund, to offer scholarships to
low-income families.

If your household income qualifies you child for free or reduced lunch, then your child is likely to be eligible
for up to a $5,800 scholarship to attend private school. The scholarships range between $2,900 and $5,800
and they are based on income, and not a student’s academic performance.

These scholarships are funded through donations raised, solely, by the Arete Scholars Fund. Parents do not
need to perform any fundraising, and the ATLAC is an eligible member school.

For more information, please visit the Arete Scholars Fund at www.AreteScholars.org

AAA Scholarship Foundation:

The Ash Tree Learning Center Academy is also partnered with the AAA Scholarship Foundation, which
provides Georgia Private School Tax Credit Scholarships to K4 – 12TH grade students, who come from low-
income families.

AAA scholarships may cover up to $7,500 per student, per year, for tuition and fees. Plus, the scholarships
are awarded for a 3-year term.

For more information, please visit the AAA Scholarship Foundation at www.AAAScholarships.org

GA Special Needs Scholarship Program (GSNSP):

The Ash Tree Learning Center Academy is an authorized private school, participating in the Georgia Special
Needs Scholarship Program (GSNSP). This program is a parental choice program for special needs students
attending Georgia public schools and some private schools, who are served under an Individual Education
Plan (I.E.P.)

An I.E.P. is designed to meet the unique educational needs of a child, by helping them to reach educational
goals easier and learn more effectively, through tailored academic programs. The I.E.P. is not meant to
qualify students for only special education classes, but to also participate in mainstream classes as much as
possible. In this way, the student is able to have specialized assistance, only when absolutely necessary, and
otherwise maintains the freedom to interact and participate in the activities of their general school peers.

Additionally, I.E.P. students can take advantage of smaller class sizes and student/teacher ratios, individual
counseling, after school tutorials, and research-based Life Skills programs.

There is no application to participate. Scholarship amounts for students generally range from $2,500 to
$13,500, with an average amount of about $6,000. A student must meet certain eligibility requirements to
participate in the GSNSP for the first time:

1. The student’s parent(s) currently resides within Georgia and has been a Georgia resident for at least one year.
2. The student completed the entire immediate prior school year in attendance at a Georgia public school in either grades K- 12th.
3. Student was enrolled and reported by a public school district(s) for funding purposes during the preceding school year, full time.
4. *A student is not required to have an I.E.P. for an entire school year to qualify.

*The student must be served, at some point during the immediate prior school year, under an I.E.P.
or the student must be reported as receiving special education services.

There are no exceptions to eligibility criteria.

If a student meets the eligibility criteria for the GSNS Program; a parent has the right to request a transfer
from a student’s current public school to:

a.) Another public school within their district of residence; or
b.) Another public school district outside their district of residence; or
c.) One of the three state schools for the blind and/or deaf; or
d.) A private school, authorized to participate in the GSNS Program.


Funds received through the GSNS Program can only be used to offset tuition and fees at a private school,
authorized by the State Board of Education to participate in the program. Funds cannot be used to offset the
costs of out of district tuition, charter schools, or other options available under the public school choice.
For more information, please visit the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program at
www.SpecialEdOptions.com