Attendance is the responsibility of each student, and each and every student is expected to attend all required class meetings. Attendance is taken by the instructor daily, and it is submitted to the school director every Friday. To successfully complete a course, a student must maintain 80% or higher cumulative attendance record. Students not adhering to this requirement will be placed on attendance probation notified by our school official. Students who are absent from three or more consecutive classes will also be placed on attendance probation. Tardiness causes disruption to the learning process, and habitual tardiness is strongly discouraged, and is being warned. Three incidents of either tardiness or leaving class early without a legitimate excuse will be considered as an absence. Students are advised to schedule personal appointments outside school hours and to provide advance notification of any anticipated absence. Absences due to illness or emergency situations must be reported as soon as possible to the instructor or Admissions Office. All delinquent work due to absence must be subsequently completed to complete a course and receive a passing grade.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE POLICY
Every effort and attempt will be made to contact the student through a U.S. mail, an e-mail, and/or a courtesy telephone call(s) in order to bring his/her status in good standing.
A request for a Leave of Absence must also be in a written statement submitted to the school official, and Leave of Absence may be granted at the discretion of the school Director and/or Admissions and Records personnel. It is the student’s responsibility to inform our school of the dates and duration of the absence, and absence may not exceed 30 days during a program. However, in case of an exceptional circumstance, the student may be granted a Leave of Absence for 60 days. In either case, only one Leave of Absence is permitted during a 12-month period.