Student Conduct & Grievances

In addition to learning the knowledge and skills needed to become an artist, students are expected to practice professional habits and behaviors that allow them to succeed in the workforce. Students are evaluated on their knowledge, skills and professional dispositions. All habits and practices taught are connected to industry standards. Students are expected to maintain high standards - personal hygiene, professional image and appropriate behavior. They are expected to be punctual with supplies & tools organized, sanitized and replenished daily. They must demonstrate effective social skills collaborating with others, project positivity, be open to feedback, and take responsibility for their actions.

Student’s will receive a Student Handbook on the first day of school outlining school policies including the dress code which includes school T-shirts, black pants, and flat shoes.

Conduct

Inappropriate behavior will lead to dismissal. The School Director reserves the right to terminate a student on any of the following grounds:
    • Non-compliance with rules and regulations
    • Unsatisfactory academic progress
    • Excessive absences or tardiness
    • Failure to pay fees when due
    • Lying, cheating or falsifying records
    • Breach of enrollment agreement
    • Disobedient or disrespectful behavior to administrators, faculty or other students
    • Bullying in person or through social media
    • Harassment of any kind including intimidation and discrimination
    • Carrying a concealed or potentially dangerous weapon
    • Possessing, using or selling drugs, appearing under the influence of alcohol or other drugs on school premises

    Complaints

    A student may lodge a complaint to any teacher or administrator who will relay it to the School Director for resolution. Within 10 days, the School Director will meet with the student to resolve the issue. If the complaint or the request is rejected, the reasons will be stated. If a student does not feel that the school has adequately addressed a complaint or concern, the student may consider contacting the Accrediting Commission. All complaints reviewed by the Commission must be in written form and should grant permission for the Commission to forward a copy of the complaint to the school for a response. This can be accomplished by filing the ACCSC Complaint Form. The complainant(s) will be kept informed as to the status of the complaint as well as the final resolution by the Commission. Please direct all inquiries to: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges, 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201, (703) 247-4212, www.accsc.org. A copy of the ACCSC Complaint Form is available at the school and may be obtained online at www.accsc.org. For any unresolved matters, you may contact the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, Toll free number 1-888-224-6684.