STEAM Summer Program FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
STEAM Summer Camp FAQ - We are very pleased to bring our summer program to Dublin Unified School District elementary students as well as elementary students in surrounding districts for the summer of 2018. Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
We hope the following topics assist you to better understand our program and answer your questions.
Where will DPIE STEAM Enrichment Academey classes be held?
Classes will be held at Amador Elementary School (2100 E Cantara Drive, Dublin, CA 94568).
We will explore the possibility of courses at Murray and other elementary schools next year. Feel free to contact us with questions or suggestions.
What are the days/hours for the Steam Enrichment Academy?
Our elementary program will begin on Monday June 11 and end on Friday, June 19. Please check our main page for details.
This year we are offering morning only sessions - 8:30- 12.00 noon. We will have three sessions available as follows:
- Session 1: June 11 - June 15
- Session 2: June 18 - June 22
- Session 3: June 25 - June 29
How many courses may my child enroll in?
Each student may participate in one class per session.
Why do I have to pay for my student to enroll in the Steam Enrichment Academy?
California does not fund summer courses for any California public school district. Without your fees, there could not be a STEAM Enrichment Academy. The good news is that our fees are competitive with both private and public options in the Bay Area.
What does this fee cover?
DPIE charges a fee for STEAM Enrichment Academy to pay the costs for teacher and staff salaries, plus additional mandatory employer expenses, rental of facilities and classrooms, utility charges, maintenance, materials, supplies and other related costs.
How much does the Academy cost?
We use tiered pricing to encourage parents to enroll their children early. We are offering 1 week, 2 week and 3 week classes at both Amador Elementary Schools.
- 1 Week Class
- Enrollment begins April 23 - $285
- Early Bird ends, Regular Pricing begins May 21 - $300
- 2 Week Classes
- Enrollment begins April 23 - $550
- Early Bird ends, Regular Pricing begins May 21 - $600
- 3 Week Classes
- Enrollment begins April 23 - $750
- Early Bird ends, Regular Pricing begins May 21 - $800
What method of payment do you accept?
When you enroll online, you will be required to pay the enrollment fee with your credit card. Our website is secure and encrypted so you can feel safe in paying online. Your card number is not stored.
Is there financial aid?
Financial aid for our academic programs is available to qualifying families in the Dublin Unified School District (DUSD). DPIE offers Academy Course Coupons to families on the National School Lunch Program in the DUSD. The Course Coupons may be used when registering for our K-12 Afterschool or Summer Programs. To learn more and apply, please visit: dpie.org/financial-aid/
Who can enroll in the Steam Enrichment Academy?
Students who are currently enrolled in grades K through 5 this school year, may enroll with us. Students from all schools in the district are welcome in the program as long as space is available.
How do I enroll my child for the Steam Enrichment Academy?
Enrollment in our program takes place online at www.dpie.org. Click on the “Summer Programs” drop down menu at the top of the page and select STEAM Enrichment Academy. You will now be on the STEAM home page. There you will find information regarding class offerings, class times, costs and links to Course Descriptions and the online enrollment page.
How will classes be filled?
Classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis, as determined by the date stamp at the completion of enrollment. Seating is limited so please consider enrolling early. Once you have completed enrollment you will be notified as soon as the course is filled.
Why are courses not graded?
All elementary school STEAM courses are designed to be of high interest and geared towards enriching student learning and generating interest in higher level STEAM courses at the middle and high school levels. The idea is for students to have fun while they are learning new ideas and concepts that spur their interest in furthering their education.
When can I register my student?
Enrollment will begin on Monday, April 23rd 2018.
When will I receive my student’s schedule and room assignment?
You will be advised by email as soon as your student has been confirmed in a full class. Schedules, teacher assignments and maps of the campus will be mailed at least a week before classes begin.
What is the refund policy?
Since all teachers are hired based on demand for courses, we have a NO REFUND POLICY. We are a non-profit organization and cannot afford to subsidize the STEAM Enrichment Academy, therefore, when you enroll your child, you are making a financial commitment to their education and the Academy. Refunds will only be given if a course does not fill.
What is the attendance policy?
Since you are enrolling your child in our program to learn as well as to enjoy learning, our recommendation is that you do not miss a day of our program. However, since there are no grades in the program it is not mandatory that students attend on a daily basis. However, there are no refunds for missed attendance once a student is enrolled.
Will there be lunch served?
No. There will be a break during the morning class, so please send your student with snacks and a drink.
My questions were not answered here, what do I do?
If you need additional information or have a question that was not answered, please contact Rich Boschetti or Vickie Constantinides at our office, see below for contact information.
About the DPIE STEAM Academy
DPIE STEAM Enrichment Academy's goal is to help students develop a love and interest in learning either by exploring programs of high interest or taking courses that are outside of their normal classroom experience. All courses are designed to be fun as well as challenging.
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