Other teachers should know that emails to Angela Watson will go unanswered. This club did not work for me this year since I took a long leave of absence to care for my young children while schools were closed. I had to make this decision later than I would have like and missed the deadline for a refund by a day or 2. The program was entirely useless to me and I wish that I could have joined a different cohort. I sent two emails to Angela Watson and didn’t get a response to either of them. Rules are rules I suppose. I thought that some flexibility and grace could have been given in light of the insane teaching and life conditions we experienced this year.
Written by Virginia, high school biology and chemistry teacher on June 19, 2021
Hi, Virginia! I’m so glad you tagged me in the Facebook group this week about this issue so I’m aware of it! We respond to all emails within 24 hours, so if you ever contact us and don’t get a reply, assume that our response was blocked by your school email server or there was another tech glitch, and try reaching out through the program’s FB group or my social account.
I know this past year was super unpredictable, and that’s why we extended our refund period through Sept 15th (instead of August 15th, which is the usual date.) We actually kept the Sept 15th cutoff date again this year. The standard period for refunds in online courses is 30 days, so I think this is a generous and reasonable amount of time—you have 3 full months of materials plus all the bonuses at that point, so you should have a pretty good idea about whether the program is relevant for you.
Most importantly, please know (as I said in our FB conversation) I hope you won’t think of the money as waste, because you never lose access! If you wish you’d enrolled this year…you can totally work through the materials now month by month. We can even send you the weekly emails all over again if you want.