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PTA FAQ

After the free Flex Academies New Parent Survey is sent to your community and we review the results with your PTA or district. It will be easy to determine what types of classes make the most sense for your school. Flex Academies will customize a program especially for your school with that variety based on the parent input from the survey. Just so you know – the Flex Academies Parent survey has been offered to over 10,000 families with conclusive results and reviewed by teams of educational professionals.
Flex Academies has over $1 million in insurance that fully covers any and all activities at your school. The letter of intent between Flex Academies and your PTA or district will clearly show that the Flex Academies insurance is covering the activities and the PTA insurance will not be used at all.
Flex Academies doesn’t cost your PTA or district a single penny to implement and there is no financial risk, ever. The formula is simple. In fact, if you decide, your PTA or district could receive a percentage of the net profits from registrations. That’s it! So the more classes and students you have, the more your PTA or district can earn.
Absolutely! With Flex Academies we partner with your administration and PTA to create a robust, well structured and well managed set of activities. Therefore, the quality/variety of offerings, safety and security, management of the registration process from beginning to end and working with providers is all on us. All of it!
The Flex Academies programming at each school is overseen by a team comprised of representatives of the PTA, the school and Flex Academies. This team sets the parameters of what after school programming best complements the desires of the community, reviews programming and studies financial reports created by the accountant. In addition Flex Academies has our own bookkeeper who maintains the accounting through Quickbooks (therefore we can provide a copy to your treasurer), processes payments for providers and sends 1099s during tax time.

Parent FAQ

Absolutely, we are here to help. Please get in touch by going to our contact us page and we will help.
The cost per class is on par with other after school programs. The average for Flex Academies is $15-20 per class ($11-15/hour for an 80-minute class), which is well in line with or better than most kids’ activities at other schools. And, it is well below the cost per hour what a parent would pay for the same group instruction “off campus.”
Flex Academies Academies allows late registration for classes that still have openings. There will be a late charge of $25 added to the cost of the class. Processing of the registration takes time, and students who register after the start of the session will be permitted to attend the program the week after registration is completed.
A core principle of the Flex Academies partnership is that all after school programming at each school is open to all students and cost should not be a deterrent. In fact, 100 percent of the students who have requested a scholarship have been awarded one to a Flex Academies activity of their choice. Scholarships are available both through Flex Academies and the PTA or administration to qualifying students. All requests are always kept confidential.
Flex Academies Academies makes reasonable accommodations for students with special needs to participate. Please specify any adaptive equipment, personnel or other accommodations you need to participate in a program for which you have registered.
Flex Academies will identify, meet and then screen all of our providers who participate in the after school activities. Each and every provider and their instructors are held to the specific district and Flex Academies standards regarding background checks and insurance.

Principal FAQ

You may have had the experience of instructors showing up late or worse, not showing up at all for their after school sessions. Flex Academies’ on site coordinator is at your school every day that Flex Academies activities are scheduled. The coordinator meets instructors at the door, gets their visitor badges, provides them with the day’s rosters, and makes sure they get to their assigned locations. And the coordinator is in communication with the instructors if there is any issue.
The Flex Academies on site coordinator takes attendance in each activity and prepares a report that is sent home to parents to let them know that their child was in that day’s session. The emailed report also addresses the group’s energy, progress, preparation, and provides a recap of the day’s activity.
Flex Academies Academies handles everything from program design to registration to daily on site management. Leave the rest up to Flex Academies!
Yes. Flex Academies offers a variety of ways to partner with your PTA or district to make your after school enrichment program the best it can be. For details, contact us and tell us about your school’s unique needs.

Provider FAQ

Flex Academies is always looking for fun and enriching classes for area students. Our provider partners provide skilled and reliable teachers in the arts, sports, and life skills such as cooking, technology and more.
We help our providers eliminate administrative hurdles and grow their business so that they can focus on teaching and developing curriculum for students
We require evidence of a national background check for each instructor and specific insurance levels to protect our providers, Flex Academies and our students.