CDA electives are available to CDA Signature Program students at the published rate. Friday, afterschool, and athletic electives are included in the Five-Day Program tuition. Summer and special electives such as the College Tour are not included in the tuition for Five-Day students. Elective Drop Fees and Change Fees apply to all students regardless of their program.
Coram Deo Academy makes contractual commitments to faculty, staff and facilities prior to the start of the new school year. Early registration assists the school in making wise decisions and preparing for our elective program. Therefore, the following policies are in place for all electives except summer and athletics:
Dates (prior to the new school year)
Priority Elective Registration: Jan. 5-15
Jan. 16 - July 31
$25 per change
$50 per drop
Full refund less change/drop fees
Aug. 1 - end of school year
$50 change fee*
No drop fee/ no refund
*For any elective changes after August 1, if the old elective is less expensive than the new elective, the family will be charged the difference between the two electives in addition to the $50 Change Fee. If the old elective is more expensive than the new elective, families WILL NOT receive a refund of the difference, but the Change Fee will be waived.
For summer and athletic electives, refunds for dropped electives are available up to the start of the elective. Families may be charged for any supplies, uniforms, etc. that were purchased for the student prior to the date the elective was dropped.
Any drops or changes in a student’s elective will need to be completed by CDA staff. All requests should be sent to your principal or designated staff member via email. Adjustments to your billing account may take up to two weeks.
If an elective is cancelled, families will be contacted to see if they want to choose another elective without a Change Fee or a full refund of the cancelled elective.
LATE ELECTIVE ADDITIONS
For all-year electives added after the first quarter, the elective cost will be prorated as follows:
- Added in Quarter 1: Not prorated
- Added in Quarter 2: 75% of published elective rate
- Added in Quarter 3: 50% of published elective rate
- Added in Quarter 4: 25% of published elective rate
BOOK FEES FOR CORE CLASSES
Book fees for classroom distributed materials and online textbooks will be billed through elective registration. The cost of the book or materials will be listed on the annual book list. Classes without a Friday component will be billed for any book fees in August. If a student withdraws from a core class that has a Book Fee prior to the first day of class, the Book Fee will be refunded. If the withdrawal occurs after the first day of class, the Book Fee will be non-refundable.
Families select core classes through elective registration when there are class options such as language and some science at the Rhetoric School (high school) level. Any changes in core option classes are not subject to a change fee.
Any changes in core option classes are not subject to an elective change or drop fee but cost for CDA provided books associated with core class will not be refunded after July 31.
RHETORIC STUDENTS 7TH CORE FREE
Students in Rhetoric School have 6 core classes during their core days. They are eligible for an additional core class at no additional cost. Generally, the additional core class is Fridays as follows:
AP/DC Calculus Lab or DC Physics (optional)
Students may not substitute the free core class for an elective including those required for graduation such as Fine Arts and Athletics.