Class Schedule - Classes meet daily, Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 3:30. Additional class time may be added as needed. Lunch is from 12:30 to 1:30.
Study Hall - Supervised help, make up & instruction will be available from 3:30 to 5:00 each Wednesday - Mandatory.
Attendance Requirements - A student must attend at least 253 hours (85%) of the 284 hour program in order to qualify for a graduation certificate.
Tardiness - Lateness for any part of an hour will be counted as a full hour of absence.
Leaves - A student who must take extensive leave beyond the allowed attendance policy limits due to special circumstances such as prolonged illness, family emergency, etc., will be permitted to re-enter at the phase of training that is identical to the one he or she left. Earlier phases of training may be repeated at no additional tuition as determined by the School.
Re-admittance Policy - If a student has been terminated for attendance reasons and can give evidence that the cause for poor attendance has been eliminated, the student may be re-admitted on a probationary basis for a three week period. Six hours or one full class day of unexcused absence during this period will cause termination.
Student Responsibilities - Students are required to observe proper standards of personal conduct. Justification for dismissal from the School would include any action that interferes with the ability of fellow students to study, the overall safety of the campus facilities or the smooth running of Chapman School.
Proper dress, including shoes, shirt and pants or shorts must be worn in the classroom and the Administration Building. Work clothes are recommended for shop and boat maintenance lab work. To safe guard against infection from minor scrapes or punctures, we suggest obtaining a current tetanus booster.
Additional Courses - Students in this program may also choose additional options in American Sailing Association Certifications, Celestial Navigation, the MROP (Marine Radio Operators Permit), or transition into Professional Mariner Training.