Requesting A Class
You can e-mail email@example.com to request a particular class or general type of class that you would like Communication Academy to host during a specific time frame.
In your request email, please tell us your name, your preferred contact e-mail address and phone number, and the subject, age group, and time frame you would like for your proposed class. Once we receive your e-mail, we will be able to consider your class request and contact you with more information.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the availability of your classes?
For requesting a new class, our classes normally allow up to 12 students in a single class.
What qualifications do instructors have?
All of our instructors are college professors, teachers, speech and debate coaches, and math coaches. They are all professionals in their fields and not high school or college students. You can view our current instructor biographies here.
What is the student/teacher ratio?
Our student to instructor ratio is at max, 12 students to 1 instructor.
How are full day camps structured?
In full day camps, students attend a camp in the morning, have a supervised 1 to 1.5 hour lunch, and attend their afternoon camp. During lunch, students will gather into 1-2 classrooms to eat. Water is provided, but students will have to bring their own lunch. After eating and cleaning up, students can watch a movie or play games (ping pong, board games, cards.)
When is it too late to add my student to a class?
If a quarter has already started, we can still add students 2-3 weeks in. After that, we don’t allow adds since it would be difficult for students to catch up.
What is the make-up policy?
If you know in advanced that your child will miss a class, we can pro-rate you for that amount of classes while signing up. If your student cannot attend the class for whatever reason, please call us at 408-777-8876 to notify us. We will try to find a make-up session for your child. If we are unable to, we can get in contact with the instructor to send you the day’s lesson and homework.
Is homework given in the course?
We want students to stay engaged with the material taught in our classes, so every course has homework that will vary depending on the week and the instructor. We usually estimate students to have about 30 minutes of homework per week. In Public Speaking classes, homework might include journal writing, presentation research, and/or presentation practice.
My child is 7 years old and is very advanced. They are reading at the 5th grade level. Can I put them into the 9-11 year old class?
Unfortunately, no. The maturity level of a student is just as important as their academic level in a class. The age difference would be too significant between a 7 year old and an 11 year old.
My child will be turning 9 in a few months. Can they join the 9-11 year old classes?
If your child is turning 9 in a few months, you can enroll in the 9-11 year old classes if their level is appropriate for the class.
Your child can enroll in a Summer camp/class with the grade they will be entering. For example, if your child will be in 4th grade in the Fall, they can enroll in our grade 4-6 camps.
Do you provide tutoring or coaching?
Yes, we can provide tutoring or private coaching with one of our instructors in all subject matters. Please call us at 408-777-8876 to see for availability.
Why is there a material fee?
Material fees pay for the student manuals, the development of curriculum, a Communication Academy bag, and supplies used in the classroom. We do not make a profit off of material fees.
Are your programs eligible for my FSA acount?
Most of our parents are able to use their FSA accounts for our classes and camps. However, we advise checking with your company’s HR representative.
Our Tax ID is 06-1802411