Saturday Academy takes every precaution to ensure that all of our classes and camps run as scheduled. As a non-profit organization dedicated to hands-on learning, we want every child to have the opportunity to explore their curiosity. Our Classes & Camps department works closely with our expert instructors to design engaging, in-depth classes and camps for our students. Our donors provide extensive funding towards financial aid and tuition assistance for low-income students each year to help increase enrollment. Our Communications department promotes classes through our print materials, social media, advertisements, events and more. A lot of time, effort and dedication goes into every class we offer, so we do all we can to prevent a cancellation.
As a nonprofit, each of our classes require a certain number of total enrollments in order to run. When a class is unlikely to hit the minimum total student enrollment necessary, we increase promotion of that class by:
- highlighting the class on facebook, twitter and in our monthly e-newsletter;
- emailing students that have taken similar classes in the past to encourage participation and;
- providing coupon codes specific to that class.
If we are still unable to meet minimum enrollment requirements by two-weeks before the class start date, we have to make to hard decision cancel the class. It is our hope that this timeframe provides enough time for parents of enrolled students to find another class or rearrange schedules.
We are always looking for new ways to reach out to students and parents. Contact Melanie Moseley, Communications Manager with any thoughts you have on outreach.
If you have any questions or concerns about cancellations, contact Katie Gibbs, Enrollment & Database Manager.