MAKE A PAYMENT/DONATION

REGISTERING FOR THE FIRST TIME?  Click on "Schedules" tab above and find your school.

 

ALREADY REGISTERED? Click on the "DTTA PARENT PORTAL LOGIN" link below 

 

DTTA PARENT PORTAL LOGIN 

 

ALL PAYMENTS WILL BE PROCESSED BY OUR ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT.  PARENTS CANNOT MAKE A PAYMENT IN THE SYSTEM.  PLEASE LEAVE YOUR CREDIT CARD OR BANK DRAFT INFORMATION IN YOUR ACCOUNT TO  COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION.   SEE BELOW FOR CHECK INFO.

qUESTIONS? please email our account manager

INFO@doortothearts.org 

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS 

 

1. Monthly: Credit Card or bank draft information must be placed on file (click on DTTA Parent Portal Login above).  Monthly charges will be processed at the beginning of each month starting in September.  At the time of registration, your account will be charged a yearly one-time $25 set-up fee and costume/supply deposit (if any). These charges will complete the registration process.  

 

 2. Semi-annually: First payment due upon registration and 2nd payment due February. Credit card or bank draft information must be placed on file (click on DTTA Parent Portal Login above). Our accounting dept. will adjust the tuition and apply the payment.  Account will be charged ½ the tuition plus the costume/supply deposit (if any).  This will complete the registration process. 

 

3. Annually:  Full tuition paid upon registration.

 

Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa, Discover. 

Paying by Check? Please make checks payable to "Door to the Arts." Checks may be left  in a sealed envelope labeled "Door to the Arts" at the school office.  (Subject to $35 processing fee for NSF checks and credit card declines.) Checks accepted only for semi-annual or full year payment.  Monthly payments must use the automated withdrawal system.

NO CASH PAYMENTS

Registration is not complete until credit card/bank draft information is left in your account or a check is received by DTTA. Classes are not secured until registration is complete.

NONFUNDABLE: All monthly set-up fees, costume and supply fees are non-refundable. 

LATE FEE: $15 late fee for tuition received 30 days after due date.

WITHDRAWAL:  Partial refunds on a case by case basis.   Written request via email must sent to our account manager. 

REFUNDS / DEPOSIT RETURNS:  Please submit written request to our account manager.  Allow 2 weeks to process any refunds.

NEWS STREAM

Pharrell visits our Musical Theater Students at St. John Neumann!

Cultural Connection News

Pérez Art Museum (PAMM)
Modern & Contemporary Art
February 14, 2015 - June 27, 2015
1103 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132
Admission is free every Second Saturday of the month and every first Thursday of the month.
Spring: Visual Arts
S.T.E.M. in the Arts PROGRAM

we have partnered with CODE EXPLORERS a non-profit  organization dedicated to teaching, motivating, and expanding participation in computer science, technology and engineering using mobile technology and learning to provide a one-of-a-kind program.  for more information about CODE EXPLORERS, click here CODE EXPLORERS

 

 ROBOTICS 

  • DTTA will provide all of the robotics equipment.

 

C H E SS

  • DTTA will provide all of the chess equipment.

 

Research shows, there is a strong correlation between learning to play chess and academic achievement. In 2000, a landmark study found that students who received chess instruction scored significantly higher on all measures of academic achievement, including math, spatial analysis, and non-verbal reasoning ability (Smith and Cage, 2000).

Academic Benefits to Chess:

  1. Focusing - Children are taught the benefits of observing carefully and concentrating. If they don't watch what is happening, they can't respond to it, no matter how smart they are.
  2. Visualizing - Children are prompted to imagine a sequence of actions before it happens. We actually strengthen the ability to visualize by training them to shift the pieces in their mind, first one, then several moves ahead.
  3. Thinking Ahead - Children are taught to think first, then act. We teach them to ask themselves "If I do this, what might happen then, and how can I respond?" Over time, chess helps develop patience and thoughtfulness.
  4. Weighing Options - Children are taught that they don't have to do the first thing that pops into their mind. They learn to identify alternatives and consider the pros and cons of various actions.
  5. Analyzing Concretely - Children learn to evaluate the results of specific actions and sequences.Does this sequence help me or hurt me? Decisions are better when guided by logic, rather than impulse.
  6. Thinking Abstractly - Children are taught to step back periodically from details and consider the bigger picture. They also learn to take patterns used in one context and apply them to different, but related situations.
  7. Planning - Children are taught to develop longer range goals and take steps toward bringing them about. They are also taught of the need to reevaluate their plans as new developments change the situation.
  8. Juggling Multiple Considerations Simultaneously -Children are encouraged not to become overly absorbed in any one consideration, but to try to weigh various factors all at once.
    http://www.psmcd.net/otherfiles/BenefitsOfChessInEdScreen2.pdf

Calling all Christopher Columbus High School students! 

  • Want to earn service hours by doing something you love to do?
  • Develop skills colleges are looking for: Leadership, Responsibility & Critical Thinking?
  • Columbus students will receive one service hour for each class they mentor and workshop attended.
  • One year commitment required.

For more information, please contact: Ms. Joyce Meadows jmeadows@columbushs.com

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ENROLLED SCHOOLS

Children's Resource Center
Children's Resource Center
Frank C. Martin K-8 Center
Frank C. Martin K-8 Center
Good Shepherd Catholic School
Good Shepherd Catholic School
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School
St. Brendan Catholic Elementary School
St. Brendan Catholic Elementary School
St. John Neumann Catholic School
St. John Neumann Catholic School
St. Theresa Catholic School
St. Theresa Catholic School
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School
DTTA programs require a one year commitment. Registration form will not be accepted without payment. Payment by check payable to Door to the Arts may be left in an envelope marked “DTTA” in the school office or through PayPal (see link on our website).

WHAT OUR TEACHERS ARE UP TO...

Rhea to appear with Pharrell in upcoming concerts!
By RHEA DUMMETT

Rhea Dummett, our Musical Theater and Voice instructor, is one of the back-up singers for the Oscar-nominated song "Happy" from Despicable Me 2. In February, Rhea will be performing as ...

Aimee performs with Pitbull in Ryan Seacret's Live New Year's Eve Show
By AIMEE LEE HENRIQUEZ

Our very own dance instructor, Aimee Lee, performed as a dancer with Pitbull at the 2014 Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Searcrest in a simulcast presentation from ...