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ADMISSIONS

Forge has implemented a variable tuition model!

Forge is committed to socioeconomic diversity and we value equity.  Forge is now offering a variable tuition model - tuition that aligns to a family's income.

Your tuition is an investment in all the ways Forge is equipping your child for life post-graduation:  a college education, an entrepreneurial endeavor, an internship or apprenticeship.

 

Every family is expected to contribute to the cost of tuition and fees, thus supporting the community to the extent family circumstances permit.

Every learner's tuition is indexed to some degree; the highest tuition rate does not completely cover the full cost of educating a student at Forge.

Tuition range is $2,500 - $25,000 per year.

Families must apply for Varied Tuition each year as tuition can move up or down in line with a families economic profile.

Our part-time 3 day a week, 9:00-3:00 p.m.  program tuition ranges in between $2,500-$15,000 per year. Again, it aligns with a families income.

Our 3 day a week enrichment studio program, 1:00-3:00 p.m. is either $800 for a 5 week project and $900 for a 6 week project.  This price includes 6 hours a week of instruction provided by certified, professional educators.

To get the best feel for our program, we suggest scheduling a tour

APPLICATION PROCESS

Because we are a small, independent educational experience, we have a flexible application process.  Generally, a family makes an inquiry, has a phone call with the Co-Founder and then schedules a campus visit to  get a feel for the Forge experience.  Tours are conducted throughout the year.

Ideally, new students are enrolled each year by April 1 as our school year commences the second week of July for our mandatory 2 week Summer Institute.  However, Forge does not comply to a rigid acceptance window and we offer rolling enrollment.  This model accommodates families that are relocating from outside the area, may have a child that is struggling in their current school environment or the family that is homeschooling and has a learner that is looking for a broader social and learning experience.

Once a family tours, and if Forge and the family agree that a next step is warranted, the learner will visit Forge for a "day in the life" experience.  This visit allows the potential learner to interact with Forge learners and learning guides and vice versa.

If it is determined by both parties to be a fit and if Forge has enrollment availability, an offer of acceptance is extended.  If there isn't an available slot, the potential learner will be added to the wait list.

Our son has been homeschooled since first grade. As he approached middle school, he craved more - socially and experientially. Public school was not an option and I began searching for an alternative that I felt would be impossible. We found Forge and felt like it was too good to be true. My son attended for a "day in the life" and we knew we had to make his enrollment happen.  Without the variable tuition model, this experience would not be possible. 
Our son is thriving, happy, smart, and totally invested in his Forge experience. He looks forwrd to school and comes home content and happy! He is learning real life skills, experiencing teamwork and learning to problem solve.
Forge should be used as a model for all school systems! It is truly something unique and incredible and we are so grateful to be a part of it.                                                       
   M. Batts, Parent

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