ATTENDANCE POLICY

Students are expected to attend scheduled classes at the scheduled starting time and to continue as scheduled throughout the day. If a student will be late to class or absent from school it is their responsibility to telephone the College as it would be necessary to inform an employer.

Absences and tardiness are a disruption of a good learning environment. Attendance is recorded. Absences of three consecutive or five non-consecutive days without legitimate reason within one month are considered excessive. Students can be placed on probation for a period of one month. Any unexcused absences and/or tardiness during probation could cause termination of a student's training program. Students should arrange with the instructor for make-up work for classes missed. Veterans receiving veteran's benefits have to maintain 80% minimum attendance. If during the probationary month attendance does not improve to the required minimum, VA benefits will be discontinued.

In the event a student will be absent from school for more than two weeks of accumulative period of time, they must initiate a Leave of Absence (LOA) with the Director and/or Associate Director or be considered unofficially withdrawn from school. LOA's must be specific as to why, signed by the student and dated. School officials will either approve or deny in response and the LOA is retained in the students file.

A student may be granted more than one Leave of Absence in the event unforeseen circumstances arise, such as medical reasons affecting the student or a member of the student's immediate family, military service requirements, or jury duty, provided that the combined LOA's do not exceed 180 days within the 12-month period.

A student will be considered to have voluntarily withdrawn from school if they fail to return to school after the expiration of an approved Leave of Absence. The student's status will then be a drop from school and the schools repayment policy will become effective.