SCHOLARSHIPS

At Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective, we believe in the importance of music and theatre education for everyone, free of financial barriers. We offer partial scholarships in the form of tuition discounts (see “TUITION” below) for those who qualify, based on income. To qualify for tuition discount, provide proof of income or a letter of eligibility from the school district annually upon initial registration.  We offer additional scholarships on a case-by-case basis upon request to those for whom our lowest tuition rates would pose a financial burden. To apply for a scholarship, contact us at info@cathedralparkarts.org.

TUITION

CPPAC uses the Oregon Department of Education’s Income Eligibility Guidelines to determine tuition discounts. Households that qualify for free meals receive 50% scholarship, and households that qualify for reduced meals receive 25% scholarship applied toward tuition for all members of your household, regardless of enrollment status.

REFUNDS

All tuition payments are non-refundable, with the exception of classes that are cancelled by the organization (see below).

CANCELLATIONS

Our classes must meet minimum enrollment standards. Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective reserves the right to cancel any class that fails to meet enrollment requirements. Students/families will be notified of cancellation prior to the first class and offered a refund or class credit toward future tuition or other class that term.

PAYMENT

A minimum registration fee of $25.00 per participant is due upon registration. Enrollment is not confirmed until registration fee is received. Remaining tuition is due no later than the first day of each term. We accept cash, check, and credit/debit card. Payments can be made online HERE, in-person (8426 N. Lombard Street, Portland, OR), or by check. Checks payable to CPPAC can be mailed to: CPPAC, P.O. Box 31094, Portland, Oregon, 97231.

Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective offers payment plans by request. Prospective students are encouraged to register, regardless of income. Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective does not turn anyone away for lack of funds. Ask about our scholarships for youth and adults.

COMMUNICATION EXPECTATIONS

At Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective we believe strongly in the benefits of establishing an open and communicative relationship between students and teachers. Teachers are expected to clearly communicate class and ensemble expectations with students and their parents/guardians at the beginning of each term. Likewise, we expect students/parents to communicate student needs with their teacher.

Should a conflict arise, we ask that students/parents first attempt to address the situation with their teacher. If a conflict proves unresolvable, then our CPPAC staff members are here to support families and teachers toward a peaceful and mutually respectful resolution.

SAFETY

CLASS

  • Parents and guardians are solely responsible for taking your child directly to the studio and for picking up your child from the studio.
  • Students are not allowed in the classroom without teacher supervision. Classroom door should be left closed until invited by teacher to enter.
  • Teachers are not responsible for waiting with students after scheduled class has ended. Students should wait in designated waiting areas at either the front or back desk, where they can be supervised by an adult on-staff.

BUILDING

  • In the event of an emergency, such as a natural disaster, teachers and students should evacuate the building as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • Emergency services contact information is located in the drawer of the Lombard side desk.
  • First aid kit is located in our studio classroom desk and another is located at the Aspire Project’s back desk.
  • Fire extinguishers are located under the sink at the back of the building, in the entrance closet, and at the bottom of the stairs in the basement.

STUDENT ATTENDANCE

ATTENDANCE
Consistent attendance is vital to the programs offered at Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective. Our programs rely heavily on the participation of all members in a given class. When a student is not in class their absence is felt and the quality of experience may be diluted for both that student and her/his classmates. It is for this reason we permit our teachers to use their best judgment when planning for performances.

If a student misses more than two classes in one term, the student may be asked not to participate in the end-of-term showcase at the teacher’s discretion. This is not ideal, and the staff at CPPAC will do our part to support our students and our teachers to ensure the best interest and growth of all individuals and ensembles is met at the highest level possible.

As illness and emergencies do occur, we ask that students/parents make their best effort to notify their teacher of any absence as soon as possible. Class attendance can impact plans and progress, and we want our teachers to be in the best position possible to offer classes at the highest quality.

CPPAC Teachers reserve the right to cancel a class due to lack of student attendance; however, we ask that cancellation be a last resort. Teachers will exhaust all other options before canceling a class. If a teacher opts to cancel a class due to lack of student attendance, we offer any student/family who arrives for class that day the equivalent amount for that class as credit toward future tuition, or the student/family may choose to donate that amount to the organization.

PERFORMANCES

Each term at Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective is concluded by an end-of-term showcase, which highlights student growth and celebrates the joy of music & theatre arts in a community setting. Nearly all classes at CPPAC include participation in each showcase; however, we occasionally offer classes that are not performance-based, in which case participation in our showcases are optional and at the discretion of the teacher. Students are expected to prepare for these showcases according to teacher instruction and be present for the duration of each showcase at which their class/ensemble performs.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

The goal of Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective is to make the most appropriate decision for the safety of our students, instructors, and patrons based on available information. Our classes will be closed if Portland Public Schools and offices close because of weather conditions. Please check our website for closure updates: cathedralparkarts.org.

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

The programs and services of CPPAC reflect the cultural diversity of our community. We do not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status.

TROUBLE VIEWING OUR POLICIES ONLINE? CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR STUDENT HANDBOOK, WHICH INCLUDES OUR POLICIES REGARDING ATTENDANCE, REFUNDS, AND TUITION.