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General Horizons for Youth Policies
Students who wish to withdraw must formally request withdrawal with the College and will be eligible for a refund as follows:
100% Refund - Withdraw 5 business days prior to the first day of class
50% Refund - Withdraw 3-4 business days prior to the first day of class
0% Refund - Withdraw less than 3 business days prior to the first day of class
In addition, special refund policies may apply if noted with the course description. Refunds resulting in a credit balance on the account are reimbursed the same manner in which the registration was paid except cash. Cash will be reimbursed by check made payable to the student within 14 days. Formal withdrawal may be made by phone toll free 1-877-543-0998, by fax 610-861-5551, or in person at the Main Campus Records Office, Monroe Campus Enrollment Office, or the Fowler Family Southside Center, room 550.
Refund Example: If a class starts on a Monday, NCC will issue a 100% refund for anyone who withdraws the Monday before or earlier. Students who withdraw on Tuesday or Wednesday will receive a 50% refund. No refund will be provided to anyone who withdraws Thursday or Friday
Discipline Policy and Procedures
Our program is designed to provide children with an opportunity to participate in unique group learning situations. Students that disrupt others' ability to learn or who require more individualized attention may not fit into our program. To ensure all students' abilities to learn, all classes have rules that must be adhered to. Please be sure to review our Discipline Policy. It describes what constitutes inappropriate behavior and the consequences that may result. It will describe what constitutes inappropriate behavior and the consequences that may result. Extreme behavior may excuse your child from the remainder of the class without any refund, and may exclude your child from participation in our summer program in the future.
Children with Disabilities
Children with disabilities who are in need of specialized accommodations (example: a sign language interpreter or permission to be accompanied by an attendant) must identify themselves to the Horizons for Youth Program by calling 610-861-4120 (570-688-0836 for Monroe). Parents will be required to complete an information form and provide current documentation of the disability. If you will be requesting special accommodations, your paperwork MUST be completed and on file in NCC's Disability Services office 2 weeks prior to the start of class.
Parent's whose child needs to be accompanied by an aide, TSS or MT are required to obtain and submit to the Horizons for Youth program all state and federal clearances for any staff that will accompany your child. For a complete list of necessary documents refer to our website Disability List. Documentation and clearances can be faxed to 610-861-4575
Northampton Community College reserves the right to cancel courses when there is insufficient enrollment. If you register for a course, which is later canceled, we will notify you of the cancellation. Enrollees with a canceled course may select an alternate offering, request a credit voucher for future use, or receive a full refund.
Northampton Community College reserves the right to make changes in the staff, fees, rooms, courses of instruction and regulations without prior notice.
As part of the College's commitment to the health and well being of the College community, smoking has been prohibited throughout all campus buildings.
Accessibility and Diversity Policies
Northampton Community College is committed to being accessible to all students. To make requests for special services, students should call 610-861-5342.
The College's Coordinator for the Americans with Disabilities Act can be reached at 610-861-5496.
Northampton Community College values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran in its activities, programs, or employment practices. If you require accommodations for College Events, contact the Office for Disability Services, 610-861-5300 or TDD 610-861-5351, at least one week prior to your planned visit.
Health forms must be returned within 7 days of registering.
Child Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures
Parents of children in grades K - 5 must drop off and pick up at Horizons or camp classrooms. If you are a parent of a 6 th -9 th grade student and choose not to accompany your child to his class, you must send a note giving permission for your child to meet you. Without a note they will not be released from the classroom.
Class starts and stops at exactly the times stated. Please be prompt in adhering to this schedule. Instructors will be in their classrooms 10 minutes before the start of class. Children must be at camp by 8:40 AM to be escorted to classes.
If someone other than the parent is picking up, you must send in a note informing the teacher/counselor who will be picking up. Make sure that person has a photo ID with them.
In the event of a legal issue, please inform the Horizons for Youth staff immediately.
Main & Southside: 610-861-4120
Anyone choosing to use Camp Northampton, Monroe or Fowler Center childcare programs during the summer must be pre-registered. You will need to complete a Registration Form and a Health Formto register for weekly camp childcare.
Register early. Camp childcare fills up fast. Due to safety and space limitations unregistered children can not be accepted in camp. Wait listed children are not considered registered for camp and will not be accepted.
Younger children will no longer be provided a snack as part of their 9-Noon programming. Many children have special dietary needs that require peanut free, gluten free, or lactose free foods. This has made offering snacks more difficult. Therefore, we feel it is in the best interest of our students for parents to provide a healthy snack for the mid morning break. Some classes (main and southside campus locations) visit the vending machine or bookstore. Breaks are taken in the morning and afternoon in order to allow for water, bathroom and parent provided snacks. Some 9-Noon classes will continue to offer food as a part of their classroom activities. Snacks will continue to be provided in the afternoon camp/extended day program.