Frequently Asked Questions

Application Process

Yes. We need a new one each year. First, some small or large bit of your info may have changed since last year. You may not remember that something has changed.

Second, the E/L agreement is class name, location and time specific. Each year you will be attending a new class. Yearly class files are kept “in tact” in case we would have to go back and research something particular to that year for you.

Assignments

Periodically, but not every week! A few over the course of the year. Some will be optional, some will not.

On time when they are asked for! You will lose points if they are late.

Must have learner’s name, phone, location, class name and date turned in.  For example: John Smith, 874-XXXX, Delta, Biology, September 8, 2017.

Attendance

Learners are encouraged to attend every session for the full school year of 32 weeks.  Absences require excuse from parents, guardian etc.

Attendance will be taken at each class.

Cost

  • Tuition payment for each the semester is due before first day of class, unless arrangements are made in advance
  • Payments are nonrefundable!
  • No refunds will be given if a “snow” “flood” or other major-impact weather event occurs
  • Missed classes (for whatever reason) are not refundable

What about cost?

Our heart’s desire is for everyone who wants to take one of Dr. Dan’s science classes to be able to so every year they desire! So please understand that we will work with you to find a way for your student(s) to take classes.

You’ll enjoy many discounts opportunities!

  • Referring others
  • Early registration
  • Multi-child registrations per year
  • Helps: skilled and basic
  • Assistance in key areas and more

At the same time, please realize that this is our primary income for our family.  Many Western Colorado families know that these classes are well worth the time and money. Many students successfully take the CLEP, AP, and other tests to save thousands of dollars! Click this link to hear what other moms say about Dr. Dan’s Science. https://www.facebook.com/learning.drdanscience/videos/710101562422794/

Participating in Dr. Dan’s Science and applying his Learning Techniques may even help your child land a scholarship!

Click here to find out the cost if you plan to pay for the entire class with your own funds (self-fund).

Click here to find out your out of pocket cost if you are 1) in Mesa Valley Community School and 2) you intend to submit lab invoices for funding. (You can be enrolled in MVCS and still self-fund Dr. Dan’s Science if you want to.)

We have the same cost for both self-funded students and MVCS funded students. The reason for separate cost info pages is because MVCS will pay for the lab portion of the class but not the lecture portion, the MVCS cost page breaks that down. MVCS will only pay for the lab portion because Dr. Dan wants to be able to share the wonderful creations of our great Creator from a Biblical Worldview in his lectures.
We started teaching during Sept 2005. We have only adjusted our rates once since then. Currently, you’ll have the very best value this year! Dr. Dan Science offers more time, materials, hands-on, edited videos and opportunities to learn than in earlier years. Remember, rates have been the same since 2009!

We hope you’ll join us for exciting adventure into science! We thank the Lord that He provides such wonderful children and families each year.

Blessings to you and your family,
Dr. Dan – The Science Man

  • Online Registration Discount: $10 off
  • Early Bird Discount: 10% off if registered with a deposit by March 31st
  • Referral Discount: 10% off once the family you referred pays in full. There is no limit to this discount. For further details click here.
  • Point Person Discount: $25 off good once per school year. For further details click here.
  • The multiple student or multiple course discount: Multi-student discount is for the immediate family, usually living in the same location. If you have more than one student taking Dr. Dan’s class in a year or the same student is taking multiple classes in the same year then take the following percentage off each class that your family is paying for:
# of Children Enrolled % off per child
2 Students or courses 5%
3 students 10%
4 or more Contact us for Discount
Coop/Group Contact us for Discount

All these discounts accumulate for the course you take.

Duration

  • General Science = 2 hrs total for class and lab; meets one time per week
  • Physical Science = 2 hrs & 15 min total for class and lab; meets one time/week
  • Biology = 3 hrs total for class and lab; meets one time per week
  • Chemistry = 3 hs total for class and lab; meets one time per week
  • Advanced Biology = 3 hrs total for class and lab; meets one time per week

All classes start and stop concurrently for 32 weeks

Usually just before and right after Labor Day (to remain concurrent)

All end concurrently mid-May.

For Parents

If learner is struggling, falling behind, low grades, unbecoming attitude

  • Parents/guardian are to grade at-home, self-tests and on your own questions done
  • Parents will determine learner’s overall grade (instructor will provide input and info)
  • Parent will determine how and if to incorporate quiz scores into learner’s end of year grade (there are many possible ways to do this)
  • Parents and learner will calculate total number of hours spent on subject matter while at home

Other family members, friends, etc may not be “dropped off” before or during the learner’s specified class time or otherwise “loiter” near the classroom area unless specific arrangements are made in advance

For Students

  • Read the text material prior to the topic being covered in a classroom/lab!
  • Bring all your necessary lab materials and equipment each week! (You lose points if you fail to bring items!)

But relative to topic at hand!

Other family members, friends, etc may not be “dropped off” before or during the learner’s specified class time or otherwise “loiter” near the classroom area unless specific arrangements are made in advance

Quizzes

  • The quiz is a “learning tool” to reinforce material and help instructor gauge overall learner understanding
  • Quiz is on the “honor system”
  • Each week’s quiz will usually be 20 questions, but that may vary
  • Extra-credit questions may be available on some quizzes to improve grade
  • One quiz grade score (the lowest raw score) of first semester will be dropped

The in class quiz grade is based on following scale

A+ 97-100 B+ 87-89 C+ 77-79 D+ 67-69

A 94-96 B 84-86 C 74-76 D 64-66

A- 90-93 B- 80-83 C- 70-73 D- 60-63

Generally, Dr. Dan Korow will round up when a learner is borderline for their cumulative quiz grade for the semester if they have performed well, shown improvement and

they usually have displayed a heart to learn.

Records

Instructor will provide a certificate at the end of the school year verifying learner’s full name, name of class completed, duration of class, date issued, grade and total in-class hours spent on subject for those learners who successfully complete the requirements

Likely we will keep hard copy files with grades for 3-4 years. After that, they will be shredded.

Student's Behavior

  • Polite, courteous, and respectful to one another and the instructor
  • Course jokes and making fun of one another is not acceptable
  • Ridiculing, making fun of people (even in a textbook) or their ideas is also not acceptable
  • Bell signals everyone be quiet
  • No horsing around (especially during labs)
  • Appropriate comments and questions encouraged when called on by raising hands
  • Codes of behavior as outlined in SJCHE and SPICE directories will be adhered to
  • We are guests at the location where the classes are being held
  • We all are to clean up after every session, leaving the room and building in the same or better condition than when we first arrived—Leave No Trace!
  • Only the specific classroom and bathrooms are open to the learners
  • No running in the building; exploring other areas will not be tolerated!
  • No skateboarding in or around building
  • Unacceptable or unsafe behavior
  • Disruptive to other learners
  • Immodest clothing (based on the instructor’s opinion)
  • Read the text material prior to the topic being covered in a classroom/lab!
  • Bring all your necessary lab materials and equipment each week! (You lose points if you fail to bring items!)