Attendance Requirements - A student must attend at least 320 hours (89%) of the first 360-hour portion of the program. For the final 48 hours of the program 100% attendance is required. These requirements are strictly adhered to regardless of whether the absence is excused or unexcused.
Class Schedule - Classes meet daily, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm for the first 360 hours of the program, then 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for the final 40 hours of the program. Additional class time may be added as needed. Lunch is from 12:30 to 1:30.
Unexcused Absences - More than 12 hours or two full class days of unexcused absences in any quarterly grading period is considered excessive and may cause dismissal from the School. Veterans benefits are interrupted at this point.
Excused Absences - A request for absence must be submitted in writing by the student and approved by a member of the administrative staff prior to the absence, except in case of illness or other emergency. If the excused absence is during a testing period, instructors must be notified by the student promptly and arrangements made to take a makeup test.
Tardiness - Lateness for any part of an hour will be counted as a full hour of absence.
Study Hall - Supervised help, make up & instruction from 3:30 to 5:00 each Wednesday - Mandatory.
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 cost as determined by the School. Veteran students must be terminated for pay purposes.
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 result in termination. Veterans benefits may be resumed during the probationary period.