Answer: Imagination tree is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Virginia company that provides affordable STEAM programs toeducate students in grades K-12 through hands-on experiments
Question: What does FASCA stand for?
Answer: Foundation for Academics, Science, Computer Science & the Arts
Question: When was the Imagination Tree created?
Question: What is your philosophy?
Answer: We teach the reasoning behind Math & Science; we teach our children by encouraging them to be imaginative, innovative, and ingenious. To remain competitive in the global community, we must support our children in building communication skills, self‐confidence, and leadership ability.
Question: What types of programs does Imagination Tree offer?
Answer: We offer the following programs:
Keep up and stay-ahead math
Make and take home Robotics
Make & Take home Science (Physics, Chemistry & Biology)
JAVA for kids
Python for kids
Electronics/ Circuit Boards design, Soldering
Web Development/Web Design
E-Commerce/managing your store
Engineering Process/ Bridge Design/Build using West Point Bridge software
Question: How does your after School programs work?
Answer: We partner with PTAs and PTOs to reach out to students in grades K-6 in local schools in our communities. PTAs and PTOs advertize these programs to their school parents. Information about our programs is sent home in form of flayers or a link to our website.
Question: Where do you hold your classes?
Answer: Due to popularity of these programs, most of our Robotics and Science classes are held in school cafeterias, art rooms or assembly rooms. Some schools give us Portable classrooms that are no longer in use.
Question: How do the school parents register their students for your programs?
Answer: We run registration through our websites. Parents/Guardians are provided a link to access the registration web page on our web site. This link remains on school PTA while registration is underway. Using enrollment data provided by the parent/guardians of the students at time of registration, we generate rosters for our classrooms.
Question: How often do you run After school programs in an academic year?
Answer: The Imagination Tree programs run three times in an academic year:
Fall programs run from end of September to end of November
Winter programs run from end of January to end of March
Spring programs run from early April to end of May
One exception to the above schedule is our Math program that runs 12 weeks at a time.
Question: What is the cost of Imagination Tree programs?
Answer: Our programs are rich in material and substance. Plus, we are known for maintaining a ratio of 1 instructor for every 6-8 students (in most our classes). But because we are not-for-profit, we subsidize student tuitions and material costs. We provide grants and financial assistance to our schools to keep their tuition low and affordable.
Question: Do you offer Financial Aid to students?
Answer: Yes; we offer need based Financial Aid to students for all our programs.
Question: How does student drop off/pick up work?
Answer: Our instructors check in approximately 15 minutes prior to start of the program. They expect to meet the student at a designated area inside your school. They will then walk the students to their assigned classroom. Once inside their classroom, students will be directed to sit while attendance is being taken. After which time the program starts promptly.
SAAC Students are picked up from SACC room. Students are discouraged from walking to our classroom unsupervised.
At the end of the program, all SACC students enrolled in Afterschool Programs will be walked to SACC.
For the rest of the students, parents/guardians must come to the class location to pick up their student(s) promptly at the conclusion of each class. For their safety, students will not be allowed to leave the school unattended and meet a parent/guardian in the parking lot or walk/bike home.
Sign-Out sheets have been provided to instructors for dismissal. Students are released on time. Student will be released only to their parents/guardians or authorized adults (as listed on the Class Roster and Sign-Out Sheet). If a student will be picked up by an adult not previously indicated on the Sign-Out Sheet, we must have the parents to send in a note to notify us that their student(s) will be going home with another adult. Phone calls are not accepted!
Question: How do you handle medical emergencies?
Answer: We are aware that there are no medical personnel on-site. Furthermore, we do not anticipate having access to the school clinic during afterschool programs. Therefore, In the event that you (parent/guardian) cannot be reached to make arrangements for emergency medical attention, you (parent/guardian) authorize us (the Program provider's coordinators) or other adult present to seek immediate medical care at any facility that this person deems suitable. You (the parent/guardian), further give your consent for any and all emergency medical treatment when the child/children are in our care.
Question: Do you have any student conduct policies?
Answer: Yes we do! Students are expected to follow the same behavior guidelines that they follow during the school day, as described in Fairfax County Public School Regulation 2601 – Students Responsibilities and Rights. Disrespectful, disruptive, or destructive behavior may result in a student’s removal from the class without refund.
Question: Do you offer tuition refunds for no shows?
Answer: No. Imagination Tree offers no refund of any kind. Please be sure to read our tuition refund policy at time of registration.
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The information contained herein is made available to the public by FASCA, Foundation for Academics, Science, Computer science& the Arts, Incorporated. FASCA is a Nonprofit Virginia Company and provides at-cost and free programming at local schools, community centers, private offices, and training outlets. All rights reserved - protected by copy right laws of the United States; 2008-2017.