Student Fees (TEC 11.158(a))

Allowable fees:

Materials that are part of the basic educational program are provided with state and local funds at no charge to a student. Students are expected to provide their own consumable items, such as pencils, paper, pens, erasers, notebooks, calculators, headsets, etc. Students may be required to pay certain fees or deposits, including:

1. A fee for materials for a class project that the student will keep, if the fee does not exceed the cost of materials;

2. Membership dues in voluntary student clubs or organizations and admission fees to extracurricular activities;

3. A security deposit for the return of materials, supplies or equipment;

4. A fee for personal physical education and athletic equipment and apparel, although a student may provide the student’s own equipment or apparel if it meets reasonable requirements and standards relating to health and safety;

5. A fee for voluntarily purchased items, such as student publications, class rings, pictures, yearbooks, graduation announcements, etc.;

6. A reasonable fee, not to exceed the actual annual maintenance cost, for the use of musical instruments and uniforms owned or rented by the school;

7. A fee for items of personal apparel used in extracurricular activities that become the property of the student;

8. Device Protection Plan is $45.00 for grades K-12th grade;

9. A fee for an optional course offered for credit that requires the use of facilities not available on campus or the employment of an educator who is not part of the school’s regular staff;

10. A fee for summer school courses that are offered tuition-free during the regular school year;

11. A reasonable fee, not to exceed $50, for costs associated with an educational program offered outside of regular school hours through which a student who was absent from class receives instruction voluntarily for the purpose of making up the missed instruction and meeting the level of attendance required for class credit, so long as the fee would not create a financial hardship or discourage the student from attending the program;

12. A fee for lost, damaged, or overdue library book; or

13. A fee specifically permitted by any other statute.

14. A fee for loss or damage to assigned Chromebook.

Treetops School may waive any fee or deposit if the student and parent are unable to pay. A request for such a waiver must be made in writing to the Director or designee, and include evidence of inability to pay. Details for the fee waiver are available in the office.

Supply lists are posted on the Treetops School website and are distinct for each of our programs.

Families are responsible for paying all fees associated with extra-curricular programs, including clubs, parking, athletics, fine arts, UIL academics, and academic supervision prior to participation.

Student Fees (TEC 11.158(b))

Unallowable fees: 

1.    Textbooks, workbooks, laboratory supplies, or other supplies necessary for participation in any instructional course except as authorized under this code.

2.    Field trips required as a part of a basic education program or course.

3.    Any specific form of dress necessary for any required educational program or diplomas.

4.   The payment of instructional costs for necessary school personnel employed in any course or educational program required for graduation.

5.   Library books required to be used for any educational course or program, other than fines for lost, damaged, or overdue books.

6.    Admission to any activity the student is required to attend as a prerequisite to graduation.

7.    Admission to or examination in any required educational course or program.

8.    Lockers.