CaPAA reserves the right to use photographs and video taken during classes, performances and other programs for the promotion of the organization. Any student, parent or guardian who does not wish to be photographed or have a child photographed, must notify the CaPAA director upon registration.


The guidelines in this Code of Conduct Agreement are established to insure that everyone has positive, safe and enjoyable learning experiences at CaPAA of NEPA. A positive attitude leads to success. This means doing your best at all times, listening carefully and following the directions of your teachers. Disruption in a class, rehearsal or production not only limits learning but also undermines the success of everyone participating. The CaPAA program provides an environment of mutual respect, which facilitates effective teaching, learning and fun. Respect for individual differences and alternative viewpoints will be maintained at all times. One’s words and use of language should be temperate and within acceptable bounds of civility and decency. Being courteous and attentive to others is essential to learning and succeeding in all the creative and performing arts. Learning is encouraged in a positive and supportive atmosphere. If a student is disruptive or acts inappropriately, those in charge will remind the student of our behavioral expectations. All CaPAA teachers will communicate and emphasize these four rules:

  • Be safe with your body
  • Be kind with your words
  • Respect each other’s efforts
  • Do your best

The CaPAA program reserves the rights to deny, cancel, sever or suspend a child’s enrollment if deemed in the best interest of program. The CaPAA program has a zero tolerance policy for bullying, drugs or alcohol. Disciplinary action will be taken and the student will be asked to leave the program-¬‐ no refunds will be processed. It is the parent’s responsibility to review these rules and ensure your child understands them. Our Code of Conduct is strictly enforced at all times. Failure to comply can result in removal from class, limitation or exclusion from performances or dismissal from the CaPAA program. NO REFUNDS will be made for time lost due to behavior issues. We are a Equal Opportunity organization and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin or physical disability.


CaPAA reserves the right to discontinue any class due to lack of enrollment. Any tuition paid will be refunded in full. CaPAA reserves the right to cancel classes in the event of inclement weather or emergency situations. Cancellations will be announced via email and on WBRE and WNEP Weather Alerts (when possible). Where possible, a make‐up class will be scheduled if more than ONE class is cancelled.


Parents are asked to email and phone the CaPAA director in the event of an emergency or illness that will cause a student’s absence. Students are expected to arrive to classes, lessons and rehearsals on time and must be picked up on time. If an emergency hinders timely pickup, please notify the CaPAA office. Parents who pick up their child more than 15 minutes after a class ends will be charged $15.00 for each additional 15 minutes they are late. Parents should walk their child to and from the lesson/ classroom/ rehearsal room. Parents of older children wishing to permit unattended drop off and pick up must contact the CaPAA director.


One make up lesson will be permitted each semester with more than 24 hours notice. Make-up lessons will be arranged at a mutually convenient time. Students must arrive on time as lessons are scheduled consecutively. Late arrival will result in an abbreviated lesson. NO refunds/credits for missed lessons. If the teacher cancels, the lesson will be rescheduled at a mutually convenient time.


I authorize the officials of the CaPAA program to act on my behalf while my child is in their care, including the power to authorize emergency medical treatment. I also give permission for my child to take part in all CaPAA activities and trips and release CaPAA, Lackawanna College and its staff and Board of Directors and all entities associated with CaPAA and Lackawanna College from all liabilities for any and all damage and/or injury that may occur on or off the Lackawanna College property during any given CaPAA day.