Frequently Asked Questions
How much do classes cost? What is the payment schedule?
Classes range from $200 to $350 for the year depending on grade level. The K/1 block is $800 for the year. These fees are split into two equal payments due at the start of each semester.
Does my child have to do homework and projects?
Yes. All coursework is required in order to meet our core value of Academic Excellence.
What if a class is not a good fit for my child?
We offer a refund structure during the first three weeks of class. After that, tuition is nonrefundable for the semester. We encourage parents to reach out to instructors to help put adaptions in place if there are any personal, emotional, or educational issues that need to be addressed.
Do you require parent involvement?
Parents are expected to partner with the EPIC teachers to hold their children accountable for completing homework and projects. Each EPIC family is also asked to volunteer for at least one service area OR elect the buy-out option.
How will EPIC maintain a safe environment for my child?
Attendance is taken in every class and study hall. EPIC also has a school-wide behavioral management plan in place. All doors of Peace Church (but one main entry door) will remained locked at all times. We have procedures in place for all manner of inclement weather and threats. All of our instructors undergo a background check and have been vetted by the EPIC Board.
Do I have to be a Christian to attend EPIC?
Each family must sign an agreement to our Handbook and Statement of Faith. EPIC teaches, disciples, and encourages a Christian worldview in all classes and extracurricular events. All students who are in the building in the morning are also required to attend our Monday chapel. While it is not required to have a personal relationship with Christ, we ask for respect and adherence to our model.
Is there a dress code?
We ask parents to encourage student dress to reflect modesty and appropriate coverage.
Are personal technology devices allowed?
Students are allowed to have cell phones with them, but they are not to be taken out in class unless instructed to by the teacher. To build community, we ask that technology only be used for academic purposes during breaks, lunch, and study hall periods. Some classes require access to and use of personal devices such as computers and tablets for in-class activities and presentations.
What if my child is going to be absent?
We ask that you notify EPIC of an absence using the absence reporting form found under "online forms" on the parent portal. Planned and vacation absences should be in the system for at least 1 week prior and all responsibility fo homework/project/classtime make-up or turn-in is up to the family to arrange with each teacher. A last minute absence hotline will be provided at the start of the school year.
Are you a ministry of Peace Church?
Peace Church offers use of their facilities and resources to EPIC Academy as a "Community Partner" with common vision, mission, and values, but not as a direct ministry of their church.
How do you plan on responding to the Covid-19 issue?
At this point our plan is contingent on how Peace Church chooses to move forward. The current plan is to kick off our school year normally, making sure to put common sense wisdom into place such as encouraging good hand-washing practices, offering hand sanitizing stations throughout the building, and taking extra care to clean thoroughly between each class. Masks will not be required at this point unless it is in the student's/family's best interest to do so.