What is the Patriot Pass?
FEAST is excited to begin a new school year, in a new location, with exciting changes. We value our FEAST families and one of the changes is with your family in mind.
We have LOWERED the Patriot Pass Fee from $125 per family/per year to $75 per family/per year.
We expect to no longer have the expense of a campus to maintain; therefore we are able to lower the amount of the pass. A reduced amount of the Patriot Pass Fee is still needed to help pay for general organizational administrative expenses, such as online registrations, maintaining the website, and payment of fees for the web-based programs.
The Patriot Pass is required for FEAST families to register for Co-op and/or Sports.
Following are some of the benefits you will receive being a Patriot Pass Holder:
• Free photo ID cards for teachers and students. (Valued at $12 each) Click here for a list of participating retailers.
• Free pass to any FEAST Online Conventions. (Valued at $49 and up)
• Free admission for 4 to a FEAST home sports event. (Valued at $12-$20)
• Free workshops on curriculum, teaching, organization, encouragement, family, etc. (Valued at $10 each)
• Free registration for FEAST Spelling Bees (Valued at $10 per child, per event)
• Free emails for activities and opportunities in San Antonio, South Texas and around the State.
• Free monthly civics class with a complimentary lunch for the family. (Valued at $135).
• Free monthly science seminar.(Valued at $60)
• Free space or admission to the FEAST Annual Used Books Sale. (Valued at $5/$2 respectively)
• Free transcript notarization at FEAST by appointment. (Valued at $10)
• Free printing of diploma when purchased in the FEAST Resource Center. (Valued at $10)
FEAST has been helping home school families for almost 30 years by teaching them: how to get started; how to get around the road blocks; where to find what they need; and how to stay in the battle to the end. These things are accomplished through orientations, counseling, workshops, special events, and customer service. Our co-op teaching program began 17 years ago and has served hundreds of families each school year. In addition, we offer competitive sports programs for baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track & field, and volleyball.
The orchestration of these offerings is no small undertaking. From planning to scheduling to posting on the website and setting up online registrations, our staff works diligently to provide resources for the home schooling community. It is not enough to offer these services now and/or until our children graduate, but for generations to come. When our home schooled children grow up and want to home school their children, we pray that FEAST will still be here, standing strong.
How to renew:
You do not need to register again! Log in to your Patriot Pass Account with your current login information. You will be directed to a separate page where you can pay the Patriot Pass fee via Paypal. Or you can come into the FEAST office to pay. Please keep in mind that even after you have paid, it is still a manual approval process. Your account will be unlocked by the end of the next business day.
What is a Patriot Pass? Why is it required?
It is an annual family pass that cost $75 (only one pass required per family, per year) which includes many benefits. It enables FEAST families to register for any of the programs offered such as Co-op, Sports, Workshops, Special Events, etc. It is necessary to help fund and support the general expenses of FEAST so FEAST can maintain and improve services and facilities for current home school families and those in the future.
If my family pays for a Patriot Pass then later decides not to participate in FEAST activities, may I get a refund?
Due to the nature of how Patriot Pass funds are dispersed, no refunds are available.
What about people that live far away that will not be doing anything with FEAST but just want the newsletter. Can they subscribe? Will it still cost $20?
Yes, they can subscribe, no fees are required to receive the MANNA. The MANNA is a service FEAST provides to all home schooling families in South Texas and beyond this area as we seek to be a clearing house of information for the home school community, which is the primary purpose for FEAST.
I am a Co-op teacher, coach or employee at FEAST, but I do not have children who will be participating in any activities. Do I need to purchase the Patriot Pass?
No, your participation at FEAST in this role does not require a Patriot Pass. You may still purchase a Patriot Pass in order to receive all the benefits that the Patriot Pass provides.
I am a Co-op teacher, coach or employee at FEAST with children who will participate in FEAST activities. Do I need to purchase the Patriot Pass?
Yes, all families who have children participating in FEAST activities will need to purchase a Patriot Pass.
Do I need to have a Patriot Pass to attend the annual convention?
No, FEAST’s convention is open to anyone who wants to attend. Patriot Pass holders attend the convention free of charge.
How do I register for a Patriot Pass?
Click the tab “New Membership” under the “Patriot Pass” tab and fill out the form. You should get an automated email with your username and password that you created. You will get another email when your payment or barter arrangement has been verified, and you will then be able to log in.
If I had a Patriot Pass last year, do I need to register again or can I just renew?
No, you do not have to register again! Log in to your Patriot Pass Account with your current login information. You will be directed to a separate page where you can pay the Patriot Pass fee via Paypal. Or you can come into the FEAST office to pay. Please keep in mind that even after you have paid, it is still a manual approval process. Your account will be unlocked by the end of the next business day.
It’s not July yet, but my account is locked! Why?
All Patriot Pass accounts are locked in April to allow us to update our systems. Your discounts are still valid, and you should receive an email that has all the discount codes you will need before the end of June. It is not necessary to log in to receive your discounts, including your free Convention admission.
I purchased a Patriot Pass in the Summer/Fall of 2017. Do I need a Spring Patriot Pass to participate in spring sports?
No, your Patriot Pass does not expire until June 30, 2018. Only one Patriot Pass is required per family per school year. Whether you purchase the full year or the spring only is your family’s choice dependent on your schedule and choice of sports.