Schedule & Fees



Joy in Learning
is non-profit and all funds are used for teaching curriculum and supplies. To participate, families agree to pay membership and facility fees, teach or facilitate weekly classes, volunteer a minimum of 10 hours outside of the classroom, and purchase or borrow the additional texts, lab supplies, etc. required for each student. When possible, resources are shared between different levels of students within a family. All families will need reliable access to the Internet and a printer.

Although Joy in Learning Academy fees vary slightly each year, we do make an effort to keep costs down while also maximizing the educational experience of the students. Most families are single income, and we are sensitive to that fact as we design our fees structure. Approximate total fees (including tuition, fees, and curriculum) will be $200-350 for 1st student (depending on level of parental involvement), with siblings at a reduced fee. We make every effort to keep costs down, and will post the detailed fee schedule as soon as it is complete. Fifty percent of co-op fees are due April 15, 2016, and the remaining fees are due May 15, 2016.



Important Dates


Joy in Learning applications open:  currently open
Review of applications: January - April

Prospective family visits: April

Application decisions: on a rolling schedule until classes are filled


Academic Calendar


We meet on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for 36 weeks

Fall Semester: August
- December  (17 wks)
Fall Break:  (follows UIUC calendar)
Winter Break: two weeks
Spring Semester: January - May (19 weeks)
Spring Break: (follows UIUC calendar)



Sample Daily Schedule

Time

RHETORIC

LOGIC 

GRAMMAR

EARLY GRAMMAR 

9:00-9:15

Set up

9:15-9:30

9:30-9:45

Literature


Computer science

Math concepts

Computer science

Writing

9:45-10:00

10:00-10:15

10:15-10:30

Computer 

Science


Literature


Literature


Literature


10:30-10:45

10:45-11:00

Break

11:00-11:15

Writing


Writing


Writing


Computer

Science


11:15-11:30

11:30-11:45

11:45-12:00


Lunch


12:00-12:15

12:15-12:30

12:30-12:45

History


Fine Arts


Science


Science


12:45-1:00

1:00-1:15

1:15-1:30

Science


 History


History

1:30-1:45

Fine Arts


1:45-2:00

2:00-2:15

History


Language Arts

PE


Break

2:15-2:30

PE


2:30-2:45

Science

2:45-3:00

Language Arts

PE


Fine Arts


Fine Arts


3:00-3:15

3:15-3:30

3:30-3:45

Clean Up

3:45-4:00