On this page, you will find all of Community Arts Norristown's policies as well as the forms required for students. Please read everything carefully.

Forms required for students under 18:

These forms are required for every student under the age of 18 to participate in classes at CAN. They must be signed and returned on or before the first day of class.

Alternate Pick Up FormMedical Release FormStudent Agreement Form

Scholarships

Community Arts Norristown is committed to ensuring that everyone has equal access to an education in the arts and provides scholarships to students who demonstrate financial need. If you believe that you cannot pay for a class in full, use this form to apply for a scholarship. Please read everything carefully and fill the form out completely. If you have any questions, please call 610-272-1545 or email hello@communityartsnorristown.org.

Scholarship Application

Community Arts Norristown Policies

Please read the following carefully. By registering for a class at Community Arts Norristown, you agree to comply to the following terms and conditions:

Cancellation

Classes not meeting minimum enrollment numbers may be cancelled in the week prior to the scheduled start date. If a class is cancelled, Community Arts Norristown will contact the student by email and they will have the option to transfer to another class, receive a full refund by check (if originally paid by cash or check), a refund to the credit card used, or receive a class credit to their account.

Withdrawal

Withdrawals made 10 or more days before the first class: Students will receive a refund by check or credit card, or a class credit to their CAN account, less a $15.00 withdrawal fee per class. Class credits expire after one year.

Withdrawals made nine or fewer days before the first class: Students will receive a credit worth 60% of the class tuition to their CAN account. Class credits expire after one year.

Withdrawals made after the first class: No refunds or credits will be given, unless there is a demonstrated medical or family emergency in which case a prorated class credit will be issued to their CAN account.

Make Up Classes

Community Arts Norristown will do everything we can to ensure that all classes run as scheduled. However, in the event that a class cannot happen as scheduled, students will be contacted by email or text (see "Communications" below) and a date for the make up class will be announced. Make ups will ONLY be scheduled for classes cancelled by CAN.

Payment Plans

Students wishing to participate in a payment plan must pay a 40% deposit of the tuition at the time of registration. The remaining 60% will be due one week before the first class begins. Credit card information must remain on file and will be charged automatically when the balance is due. Workshops and one time classes must be paid in full at the time of registration.

Scholarships and Work/Study

Community Arts Norristown awards scholarships and work/study opportunities based on financial need in the order in which they were received, until funds are exhausted. All students must pay a minimum of $25 to cover basic class expenses. Although exhaustive financial records are not required for scholarship consideration, a failure to provide accurate or current information will be cause for revocation of all scholarship privileges. Scholarships are awarded to a specific student for a specific semester and cannot be transferred or deferred. Once the scholarship is awarded, the student must contact CAN to complete registration for the class. CAN reserves any right to cancel any class; the scholarship student will be notified and given the option to transfer to a different class. All students must follow the terms set by the Student Agreement.

Communication

CAN's primary method of communication with students will be through email. Students must ensure that the email address(es) and phone numbers (including at least one cell phone number) provided on their online account are accurate. You must select your service provider on your online account to receive texts. Please add hello@communityartsnorristown.org to your email contact list to ensure that all emails are received. Text alerts may be sent in the case of an emergency closure. CAN will follow Norristown Area School District closures. Closure alerts will also be posted on the CAN website. Individual calls will not be made.

Waiver

There is an element of risk inherent in handling artistic, culinary, or other materials and participating in physical activities such as dance. Community Arts Norristown takes every precaution to ensure the safety of our students, staff, volunteers, and faculty.

In consideration of your or your children’s participation in educational programs at Community Arts Norristown, you hereby discharge and forever hold harmless Community Arts Norristown, its Board, staff, instructors, volunteers, and all granting agencies sponsoring, co-sponsoring, or funding agencies or individuals for responsibility for any injury, illness, death, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity which may be occasioned for any reason whatsoever during the course of participation. You certify that you/your children are physically able to participate in all activities for which you/your children are enrolled. Community Arts Norristown assumes no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to occurrences beyond its control.

You understand that failure to abide by the policies and guidelines as outlined by your/your children’s instructor may result in the cancellation of your/your children’s usage privileges. You further understand that damage to equipment and/or the facility due to reckless acts, negligence, and/or deliberate indifference will be your financial responsibility.

All students participating in classes at Community Arts Norristown must agree to the conditions of this waiver. Completed Medical Release Forms, Personal Conduct Contracts, and Pick Up Forms must be returned for all students under the age of 18.

Media Policy

By participating in activities at Community Arts Norristown, students permit the use, without limitation or obligation, for photographs, film footage, tape, or video recordings, which may include the student's image, voice, or artwork for purposes of promoting or interpreting Community Arts Norristown. Students may decline the use of photography by contacting the Education Director.

Privacy Policy

Community Arts Norristown respects and is committed to protecting students' privacy. We collect personally identifiable information when you register for a class. We will not sell your personally identifiable information to anyone.

Student Property

Community Arts Norristown is not responsible for artwork and other property left on the premises and has no liability of such property is lost, stolen or damaged. Artwork or property left two weeks after the session ends will be considered property of Community Arts Norristown.

Security Policy

Your payment and personal information is always safe. Our Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read over the internet.

Accessibility Statement

Community Arts Norristown is committed to a continuum of accessible education programs by providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations in a supportive environment that promotes and fosters inclusion of people of all ages, abilities and skill levels. If you believe that you will require accommodations to enable you to participate meaningfully in our programs, contact the main office before you register.