Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I register for classes?
A: To register for classes, fill out the registration form on the last page of the Class Catalog and return it to the McKinney Center, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. All registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration and payment can also be mailed to: 103 Franklin Ave., Jonesborough, TN 37659.
Q: How much do classes cost?
A: Tuition amounts are noted in the Class Catalog. To register, students must make a $25.00 non-refundable deposit at the time of registration. This deposit will be counted toward the tuition fee. This $25.00 is non-refundable unless the class is canceled or combined with another class. Tuition must be paid in full by the registration deadline.
Q: Are there any discounts for classes?
A: Yes, there is a $10 Early Bird discount if you register before a certain time each semester. There is also a $10 discount when registering additional siblings or for more than one class during a specific time period.  When you become a Friend of the McKinney Center, at the Zion School Level, you may also receive special discounts each semester. Please see the Class Catalog for more specific details.
Q: Are scholarships available?

A: Scholarships are available. Scholarship recipients can receive up to one class per semester. Additional classes are regular price. Students over the age of 12 and one parent must complete 10 hours each of volunteer work during the semester in exchange for the scholarship. Contact Director Theresa Hammons about the application process by phone: 423-753-0562, or email: theresah@jonesboroughtn.org

Q: Is there a payment plan available?
A: To register, students must make a $25.00 non-refundable deposit at the time of registration. This deposit will be counted toward the registration fee. This $25.00 is non-refundable unless the class is canceled or combined with another class. Two weeks later, one-half of the registration fee is due. By the registration deadline the full balance is due. After the registration deadline, there are no refunds regardless of amount paid. Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card.
Q: Are supplies included in the registration fee?
A: Class supplies are included in the tuition fee unless otherwise noted in the Class Catalog.
Q: What happens if a class is canceled?

A: Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts reserves the right to cancel, combine or reschedule classes as needed. Classes not meeting the minimum enrollment will be cancelled one week in advance of the start date. Students will be notified by email if a class has been canceled and will receive a full refund.

Q: What is the inclement weather policy?
A: In case of inclement weather, The Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts follows the Washington County Public School System closure schedule. Faculty will work with students and/or guardians to schedule make-up classes for weather closings or any other reason.
Q: Are there classes during school breaks and holidays?

A: Yes. Due to having students across several school districts we hold classes during Fall and Spring breaks and holidays unless otherwise informed by the instructor or McKinney Center Staff.

Q: What is the check-in procedure for class?
A: Students should arrive promptly on time for their class. Guardians must escort students under 18 into the McKinney Center and sign them in and the same when leaving. Guardians must send the McKinney Center Director an email or written statement if they wish their students to walk to and from class. Guardians may wait for their student in the designated waiting area if necessary.

All adults must sign in as well.

Q: My class is at the JRT. What are their policies?
A: Contact the JRT for details. *McKinney Center policies do not apply to classes held at the JRT.

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The McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School is a multi-use facility providing arts education through Jonesborough's Mary B. Martin Program.

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Phone: 423.753.0562

103 Franklin Ave.
Jonesborough, TN 37659

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