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Refer a Family

Objective:
To increase awareness of Pinecrest Academy in the marketplace and ultimately, enrollment, by utilizing current school families as a means to spread the word. The Referral Thank You Program” will incent families who refer others to the school (providing they join the school community.)

Program:
Refer a family to Pinecrest Academy and if the family joins the school community, the current family will receive a $1,000 referral bonus as our way of saying thank you for your trust and confidence.

Program Details:
  • The NEW family must write the referring family’s name on the application. (specifically the “How did you hear about us?” question on the application).
  • Only one family can be designated as the referral family.
  • A referral bonus will only be issued to those families who have students enrolled at the time of issuance or who are employed by the school at the time of issuance.
  • A referral bonus will be paid to existing families once the newly enrolled family completes the current school year at Pinecrest. Payments will be mailed to the referring family in June.
  • A referral bonus is a flat amount, regardless of number of students who enroll per family.
  • The new family cannot have any siblings currently or previously enrolled at Pinecrest, nor can they already be identified by the Admissions Office as a prospective family.
  • Approval of the new student(s) is not guaranteed.
  • Faculty/Staff:
    • Faculty and Staff are eligible to participate.
    • A referral bonus will be issued through payroll in May and will be subject to tax.
  • The referring family will be notified of new family’s enrollment and eligibility for referral bonus once the new family has been accepted and has completed the enrollment process.
  • When payment has been issued, the referring family will be notified by the Business Office.
  • Additionally, the referral bonus will only be issued to individuals who have returned a completed Form W-9 within 30 days of our request so that we may properly report this family income to the IRS by issuing a Form 1099 at the end of the calendar year.

The Pinerest Academy Referral Thank You Program is subject to review and modification and may be suspended at any time at the discretion of the Head of School. Also, the interpretation of the program parameters will be at the discretion of the Head of School.


Effective: Beginning the 2019-2020 school year.