Regular attendance and punctuality
will help students develop good attendance habits required for successful
are required to attend all class meetings, to arrive on time, and to stay for
the duration of the class. Attendance is recorded on a daily basis. To
maintain satisfactory attendance, students must be present at least 75 percent
of classes during the program.
The school allows
reasonable absences, such as personal illness, death in the family, court
appointments, etc. These absences are considered as excused absences and the
student will not be penalized for it. However, it is the
responsibility of the student to notify the school if he/she is unable to
there are extenuating circumstances that prevent a student from attending
classes for an extended time period (e.g. hospitalization and recovery from a
serious accident or illness), the student should notify the school to request a
leave of absence.
a student has more than three (3) consecutive unexcused absences, he/she may be called for an advising session. Eight
(8) days of consecutive unexcused absence will result in automatic termination.
Reinstatement will be left to the Director’s discretion.
all cases, whether a student has excused or unexcused absences, all missed work
must be made up by the student. It is the responsibility of the student to make
arrangements with the instructor to make-up missed class work and tests.
students have been absent all work is required to be made up. The student must
make arrangements with the instructor to ensure that all work is made-up before
the end of the course or module in which the work was missed. Arrangements to
take a missed exam must be made with the instructor within two weeks of
returning from an absence.
When an “I” (incomplete)
grade is given, the specific work to be completed and a completion date will be
specified to the student. A student who receives an "I" (incomplete) has two weeks from
the end of the course to make up any incomplete assignment or examination in
order to receive a grade. “I” will be changed to “F”
if not satisfactorily completed by the agreed upon date.
A leave of absence must be requested in
writing by the student or guardian and approved by the School Director. Leave of Absence
request may not exceed a total of 180 days in a 12 month period. This 12 month
period begins with the first day of the first leave of absence.
A student on an approved leave of absence will retain his/her
in-school status, but Financial Aid will cease during the period the student is
on an approved leave of absence and recommence once the student return to
receiving Federal Financial Aid must understand and follow Federal Title IV
leave of absence regulations.
student who is granted a leave of absence while attending a course will be
required to retake that course upon returning from the leave of absence. The returned date will be coordinated with the school
Director to ensure that the returned date will fall at the beginning of a new
student will not incur any additional charges for retaking the course. Expected
graduation date will be adjusted according to the number of days the student
was on an approved leave of absence.
If a student who does not return when
scheduled, he or she will be terminated from the school. The last day of actual
attendance will be used for refund purposes.
A student arriving after
attendance has been taken is considered late and will be marked absent unless
the instructor considers the reason for tardiness legitimate. Continual
tardiness to class will result in a determination by the administration as to
the student’s ability to continue the program.
are required to be neat and clean in appearance while attending classes. Since
the primary purpose of this institution is to prepare the students for
employment, students enrolled in a health related program are required to wear
a white coat or scrub at all time. Items of dress
which may be considered a safety hazard or create classroom disturbance are
The maximum time a student
may take to complete his/her program of study, including externship, is one and
one-half times the length of the program, e.g. course length = 12 weeks,
maximum time frame = 18 weeks (12 x 1.5). If the student is unable to complete
the program in this time, the student will be terminated and not allowed to