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Domestic students must have a high school diploma, GED, state-authorized examination certificate equivalent to a high school diploma, or an academic transcript showing completion of a two-year program acceptable for a bachelor's degree. Students must be at least 18 years old.
Ability-to-benefit students must complete a recognized aptitude test before admission or satisfactorily complete 6 credit hours or 225 clock hours for programs of 600 hours or more after enrollment.
Foreign students must apply for full-time enrollment, submit documentation of eligibility including secondary school diploma, verification of financial support, and demonstrate proficiency in English.
Grades are evaluated based on written and practical exams. Numerical grades are considered on a scale, with specific grade ranges corresponding to letter grades (A, B, C, D, F).
Students must make up for failed or missed tests and incomplete assignments. If performance does not meet satisfactory requirements, it must be repeated.
Each program has specific hours and content, covering various aspects of the respective field. Programs include theoretical knowledge, practical applications, and business management components.
The academy complies with FERPA, granting students access to their education records, control over disclosure, and the right to amend records with written consent.
Students can submit written complaints. If not resolved, complaints can be escalated to the Principal and further to external agencies like DPOR and SCHEV.
Instructors must hold a current Virginia license, pass a teaching techniques course, or complete an instructor training course. They should have a minimum of two years of working experience in the designated field and are required to maintain technical proficiency.
Students can request a Leave of Absence (LOA) due to medical conditions, military leave, or voluntary time off. LOA requests must be submitted with supporting documents. There are specific guidelines regarding LOA duration and consequences for unapproved LOAs.
Students eligible for financial aid, such as Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding, must follow specific application procedures outlined in the handbook. This includes providing necessary documentation and maintaining academic requirements.
The academy has a formal complaint process involving submission of written complaints to instructors, escalation to the Principal if not resolved, and further recourse to external agencies like DPOR and SCHEV if necessary.
Transfer credits are allowed under specific conditions, including the former school's accreditation, curriculum approval, and recency of earned hours. Tattooing/permanent cosmetic makeup program credits are not transferable.