These policies are important to your success at The Academy and are a condition of your enrollment. Your attitude must be positive to attract guests and friends. Demonstrate maturity and tolerance in the handling of difficult people and situations. Be pleasant and smile!
Subjects being taught are reviewed and built upon constantly. If you don’t understand a subject, seek help from an educator. Our goal is to assist your learning. Your goal is to learn as much as you can. Learning and memorizing are not the same. Learning means you take what is covered into your thinking and can use it. Memorizing is short term and will not last.
Students are required to follow the Apparel Code.
Students in good standing will receive a monthly student service voucher when on the salon floor.
Conduct In Salon Area
Choose your words carefully. Swearing and other improper language is not tolerated. A professional does not complain or gossip. Do not gather at or behind the reception desk, in the salon area or around a station where another student is working with a guest. Students will be under the supervision of educators at all times. Always get an educator’s consultation before you proceed with guest services. Breaks and lunch times are scheduled by the educator. Please do not leave the building or go on break before the scheduled time without the educator’s approval. A tardy will be given for clocking out/taking lunch before the scheduled time.
Phones, Cell Phones, & Purses
Students may not use The Academy phones for personal calls. Cell phone use is restricted to the lounge or outside on breaks or lunch periods. Turn your cell phone off when you arrive at school and store it in your locker. Purses/bags are not allowed in the classroom or salon area for the safety of personal items. Please bring books, pens/pencils, and notebook only into class rooms. Other supplies needed should be kept in a locker until an educator has instructed that is needed.
Absences and Tardiness
Be prompt! If you are tardy, report to a salon area educator before entering class or the salon area. Absences must be reported by 9:00 a.m. Monday – Saturday. You must speak to an educator or employee of the school to report an absence. Students should not plan to leave school except for meal breaks. If a student leaves early without an excused request off form, it will be marked as an unexcused absence in attendance. Special and emergency time off must be granted by an educator. If you are absent the day of an exam, you will take the test the following day. Exams can be taken in advance for a planned and excused absence.
**Applies to all students.
1. When a student misses two or more days unexcused in one month an educator will talk to the student about commitment to the program and be documented.
2. When a student is absent two or more unexcused days in a second month (not consecutive) the student will be suspended for one day and be documented.
3. When a student is absent two or more unexcused days in a third month (not consecutive) the student may be dropped from the program and be documented.
Excused absences include:
1. Illness of student or student’s child with doctor’s excuse
2. Funeral with program from service
3. Car accident with police report
4. Doctor visits for non-illness appointments require a doctor’s note. (Examples: medical, dental, vision, pregnancy)
5. Maternity leave or complications of pregnancy
Other absences may be excused if requested at least seven days in advance, and the student
has an 85% grade average, 85% attendance, NO tardies, NO unexcused absences, NO suspensions, NO disciplinary actions, AND makes up all work missed. (See absence request form.)
Please remember that taking time off may put you over your contracted graduation date and result in additional charges and may hurt your chances of receiving financial aid if you are not making satisfactory progress.
A student will be suspended for one school day after the student has been tardy three times in one month.
No call no show on a Saturday salon area day will result in a suspension day. Further tardiness may result in being dropped from the program. Make up hours will be determined by an educator and dedicated to a specific day.
Suspension days accrued during foundations will be assigned upon entering salon area schedule.
Care of Texts, Kits, and Equipment
Your texts and kits are provided. Kit items are to remain in the school until graduation. If an item is lost or broken, replace it promptly. An educator will order replacements for you at cost. Borrowing is not allowed. Lockers are provided to protect your professional tools. Your text books are your personal, professional library. Write notes in them to aid your learning. Keep your work area (classroom or styling area) clean and neat at all times. Clean up all work spaces after using them. You will be responsible for sanitation duties daily. These duties must be checked by an educator before leaving each day. School equipment is not to leave the school at any time.
A library is provided for your use. You may use the library during the day. See an educator to take them home over night. They must be returned the next day.
School hours are assigned by the program taken. Your schedule is part of your enrollment agreement and is subject to change. School holidays include New Years, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. A student may be sent home for all or part of a day for rule breaking. The electronic scanner time clock keeps your hours record in minutes. Even one minute late is a tardy!