ACADEMIC POLICIES

Student Placement Exam
Initial student placement is determined by the placement test . This is given prior to the start of the semester. Faculty will assess the student during the first week of the placement to make sure that it is correct. There are very few instances where a student needs to be replaced, there for the school deems the test to be not only valid but also reliable.

Advancement
Advancement into the next level is based on the following two criteria:
• A passing final grade of C- or higher
• Recommendation from the instructor derived from student evaluations and educational progress recorded throughout the semester.

Academic Evaluation Scale

A+ 97-100 B+ 87-89 C+ 77-79 D+ 67-69 F Below 60
A 93-96 B 83-86 C 73-76 D 63-66 I Incomplete
A- 90-92 B- 80-82 C- 70-72 D- 60-62

 
Completion
Completion of the course is determined by passing the Advanced II Level or any level that satisfies the students’ needs. Students come to the school with different needs and goals; some are for practical, others for social and still others are for college/career purposes. The school is very concerned with what the student wants to get out of the program.

Course Policies
Late work: Students are expected to complete all missed class and homework assignments should they be absent from class. They will be penalized for any missed assignments.
Professionalism: Students are expected to act in a courteous and professional manner at all times and should be respectful of their classmates’ views and opinions at all times. Cell phones are to be kept on vibrate and students are to leave the classroom in a quiet manner, so as not to disturb others, should they need to make or receive a phone call.