Please see below for a list of FAQ:
1. Where/how do I apply for scholarships?
If your child has been approved for and is receiving free/reduced meals, he or she will get a 100% discount on all programs.
There is a box that you can check within the registration process that indicates your children are eligible for scholarship based on eligibility for free or reduced meals. You will need to check this box for each session you have requested enrollment.Once your application for scholarship has been verified, you will receive a 100% discount. You will be notified by e-mail either way.
2. Where/when to register?
Registration begins on February 22 at 9:00 am. There is a link on the shaker.org home page, on shaker.org/self.aspx and in the drop-down menu under PROGRAMS.
3. Is my child eligible to attend these camps if he or she does not attend Shaker schools?
The SELF programs are initially available to children that attend Shaker Heights Schools. If there are spaces available they will open up to children living within Shaker Heights who do not attend the schools.
4. Is before care or after care provided?
Shaker's SELF Program does not provide before or after care. We will provide transportation to the SELF programs from Shaker Rec’s before care program, and to Shaker Rec’s afternoon camp programs from SELF. Shaker Rec also offers a full day Friday program. For more information on Shaker Rec’s programs, click HERE.
5. Is transportation provided?
Transportation will be provided for students entering Grades 1-8 except when the program attended is located in a building the student walks to during the school year. Transportation will be provided to and from Shaker Rec’s before care and afternoon programs, this can be requested during the registration process. For more information on Shaker Rec’s programs, click HERE
6. Who will teach these programs?
Summer program teachers and aides are currently employed within the school district. If needed, supplemental support staff may be hired from outside the district.
Any programs that partner with outside vendors will have instructors provided by those vendors and will be supplemented by Shaker Schools staff.
7. What happens if I need to cancel my registration?
Cancellations will be refunded in full minus applicable processing fees until May 31 for programs held in June, and June 21 for programs held in July. Cancellations after May 31 (for June programs) or June 21 (for July programs) will not receive a refund. All payments must have cleared prior to any refunds being issued. If a registrant fails to attend a session for which he/she is registered, any tuition paid will not be refunded. This amount may be transferred to another session that the registrant is eligible to attend. Tuition assistance, such as a scholarship, is not refundable to the registrant. If the Shaker Heights City School District cancels a session due to low enrollment or other factors, a full refund will be issued minus applicable processing fees, or the payment may be applied to another session that the registrant is eligible to attend, provided that the session is not yet at capacity.
8. What happens if my child is on a waiting list?
If your child is on a waiting list for Publish Your Own Book, Ready-Set-Go, or Leap Ahead to Success, there is a possibility that another section or additional spaces will be opened for certain sessions, depending on the response. You will receive an email letting you know if a space has opened up for your child.