FAQ & Answers

Class Dates & Times  | Location | Registration | Cost | PaymentAuditing Courses
Financial Aid | Text BooksGradesExpiration of Credits

  Class Dates & Times

The dates for 2015-2016 Class Schedule

 Fall Semester
September 12, 26
October 3, 24
November 7, 21
December 5, 19
 Spring Semester
January 9, 23
February 6, 20
March 5, 19
April 2, 16

Classes are one and one half hours in length. A twenty-minute break is scheduled between classes, and one hour is allotted for lunch. Refrigerator space is available for persons who wish to bring a bag lunch. Fast food restaurants are located near St. Mark’s campus for those who prefer to purchase lunch.

Daily Schedule

Morning Prayer 8:00 a.m.
Period One 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Break 10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Period Two 10:20 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Lunch Break 11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Period Three 12:50 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Break 2:20 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Period Four 2:40 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.

 Location

All classes are held at St. Mark-the-Evangelist Episcopal School, 1750 East Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33334 (map). The cost per course is $125.00 and is non-refundable. All courses may be audited at the same cost.

 Registration

Registration will be completed as nearly as possible to two weeks before the first class day of each semester. Up to four courses per semester may be taken. Registration may be made online through this website here.

See the Diocesan School Manual FAQs for additional information – Click here to download the manual.

 Cost

The cost per course is $125 and is non-refundable. The total cost of tuition for each course taken must be paid in full before credit for the course will be given.

 Payment

Tuition Payment may be made by personal check payable to:
“The Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida”
with “Diocesan School” written on the memo line.

Personal checks for tuition payment should be mailed to:
Pamela Kittinger Fuller, Administrator
Diocesan School for Christian Studies
3800 Washington Road #205
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

If an installment plan for Tuition payments is needed please contact the Diocesan School Administrator at 561-254-4548 or by email to pamela165@comcast.net for arrangements.

See the Diocesan School Manual for addition information Click here to download the manual. 

 Auditing Courses

All courses may be audited, which means a student attends lectures but is not be responsible for written assignments or exams. Intention to Audit a course is declared at Registration with the option to change during the semester and notice given to the instructor and School Director. The cost for auditing a course is $125.00 which is the same cost as taking the course for credit. The course instructor and the Diocesan School Director must be notified if a change in the election of audit or credit is made during the semester.

 Financial Aid

Grants for Tuition Assistance are available through The Diaconal Training Program to students formally in the Diaconal process. Assistance is also available to lay persons through a Diocesan School Tuition Assistance program. Details are available in the Diocesan School Manual.

 Text Books

The cost of text books is the responsibility of the student. All texts may be purchased through our bookstore on this site which takes the buyer to Amazon.com. See the Textbook Listing in the School Manual at pages 30 through 32. Click here to download the manual.

 Grades

As of 2014-2015 grading for all courses is changed as follows:
High Pass (exceptional work)
Pass (met course expectations)
Low Pass (remedial work necessary to achieve a full Pass; no more than 2 low passes permitted per semester; no more than 3 permitted throughout the Three Year Core Curriculum)
Incomplete (missing more than one [1] class without a valid reason, or for failure to complete course work)
Fail (inability to meet course requirements)

 Expiration of Credits

Credits earned from courses taken at The Diocesan School may be carried towards a Certificate of Completion for five (5) years after a course is successfully completed. Credits toward the Certificate of Completion expire when there is a gap of five years or more when no classes are taken toward the completion of the program.

If a student continues actively studying at The Diocesan School, but is taking fewer courses than the full course load (and hence taking a longer time to complete the full core curriculum), that student’s credits earned do NOT and will NOT expire.