If you are very ill or if you or a family member has tested positive for Covid, you should not come to an in-person class; you, or your family, must notify the instructor or the program office by email or phone at (269) 387-3553 of your pending absence prior to class. Please do not just send the message with a friend. Please do not schedule appointments for the student during class time.
Rules and Responsibilities
It is imperative that ATYP students and their parents be fully aware of the rules and responsibilities outlined below. Because Academically Talented Youth Program classes meet only one day per week, attendance at every class is essential. Each class covers content that is at least equivalent to a week of regular school classes. The fast pace of instruction, necessary to provide sufficient challenge and depth of understanding, results in each student learning more than a year's content by the end of the year. Further, each class session builds upon the content material of the previous session; therefore, missing a class leaves a considerable gap in the student’s knowledge base. To meet all learning expectations, we ask our students who enroll in the program (and their families) to understand the following rules regarding attendance and homework:
You are capable of rising to the challenge of ATYP and meeting each of these expectations. By attending ATYP you will be pushing your cognitive abilities in a way you may never have experienced. Most of our students find the challenge fun, and interacting with other students who think the same way to be a life-changing experience. Here’s to a great start and a wonderful school year!