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, science lab fees, art lab 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.
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
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