School Regulations and Policies


SCHOOL FEES AND HEALTH INSURANCE

SCHOOL FEES:

The process operates according to the guidelines of the Board of Education

School Fees are to be made payable to the school by certified cheque, bank draft, and money order (in Canadian currency) or through wire transfer (upon request). Payment of school fees is not required until the student has been notified of his/her acceptance into the SGA school.

  • First-time registrants in September at secondary level are required to pay fees for the full year.
  • Secondary renewal students who are not graduating in the current academic year are required to pay fees for the full year.
  • Secondary renewal students who are graduating in the first semester may only pay fees for the first semester
  • First-time secondary registrants for the second semester are required to pay fees for one semester.
  • International full-time students must register for a minimum of eight credits per year at St. George Academy unless if they need fewer than eight credits to graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
  • International students may be enrolled on a part-time basis only if they enroll in another school full-time.

HEALTH INSURANCE:

Health Insurance is not included in the school fees. Comprehensive health insurance is mandatory in Ontario and every international student must have this coverage while studying in Toronto.

REFUND POLICY FOR SCHOOL FEES

In the event that a student does not come to Canada or decides to leave SGA for personal reasons, the following refund policy will apply. All requests must be made in writing. Please attach the original letter of acceptance and the original receipt with the request (be sure to keep a copy for yourself)

FOR NEW STUDENTS TO CANADA:

  • A full refund, less the application fee ($200.00) and an administration fee ($300.00), will be issued if Citizenship and Immigration Canada does not approve a Study Permit. Students must include the original letter of rejection from the Canadian Embassy for a refund (be sure to keep a copy for yourself).
  • After a Study Permit has been granted, no refund of tuition fees will be made if the student withdraws for any reason.

FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE ALREADY STUDYING IN CANADA:

  • There will be no refund for the tuition fee if the student is found in violation of school regulations and asked to withdraw from the school.
  • There will be no refund for the tuition fee if the student changes immigration status during the year. Students who become permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrants) after tuition fees are paid will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Students who extend their study permits based on the letter of acceptance issued to them by St. George will not be issued refunds for any pre-paid tuition.

SCHOOL POLICIES

The following is a list of St. George Academy school policies that should ALWAYS be remembered to ensure and maintain an optimal quality learning environment:

  • Pleasure ensure all cell phones are OFF (classroom, hallways, computer room)
  • Make sure you ATTEND all classes and arrive ON TIME to gain the most from your courses.
  • Plagiarism, in any form, is unacceptable.
  • Students may not use tobacco, drugs and/or alcohol on site or be under the influence of drugs nor alcohol upon entrance into the school.
  • Students are responsible for completing all assigned tasks (homework, tests, etc.)
  • Students are expected to always respect staff.
  • Students are expected to behave appropriately while on school property. (Roughhousing, yelling, play fighting and wrestling and not acceptable forms of behaviour.)
  • Students will treat school property and equipment as they are intended to be used.
  • Destruction or vandalism of property or equipment will not be tolerated.
  • Throw away waste in proper receptacles. Do not leave waste behind in classroom.

Note: If these academic regulations are not respected by any student, there will be consequences in respect to the level of severity of action which will be determined by the school principal.

School Attendance Policy

  • Attendance is mandatory for achieving good grades in the secondary system.
  • Students are expected to attend all of their scheduled classes.
  • If unable to attend due to illness, students must call before 9am (or one hour before the start of their afternoon class), and must present a doctor’s note.
  • For all other absences, the student must discuss his/her need to be away the day prior with their teacher, as well as the principal.
  • The principal will determine whether the student’s “need to be away” is valid, and may ask for verification from parents/guardians. It is the student’s responsibility to make up for missed course work.
  • Students who are one hour and a half late for their class, without a justifiable reason (this will be determined by the principal) will be considered absent from that class, regardless of whether they attend the remainder of the class.
  • Lateness will be tracked by time and accumulated by the instructor. When lateness accumulations reach 3 hours, the late record will count as one absent day.

After 8 absences the student will no longer be able to pass his/her course, and will be removed from that class without a refund. (Our school semesters consist of approximately 46 teaching days, and daily evaluation is conducted by our instructors that influence a student’s final grade.)


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