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        Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP)
        The following SAP policy applies to all Title IV and Non-Title IV students. In order to be considered to be in SAP all students regardless of their program and/or attendance schedule must meet
        Branford Academy's policy regarding academics and attendance at the time of official progress evaluations. Unofficial reviews of progress are not used when determining the student’s official
        satisfactory progress but will be used to advise the student toward meeting the standard by the time of official review. Various components of the satisfactory progress policy may differ by
        program type and/or as identified in this policy. The SAP policy is issued to students prior to enrollment via the student catalog.
        SAP Attendance Requirements
         Attendance will be monitored at least monthly in order to determine unofficial withdrawals and in order to provide advising to students who may be progressing below the standards set forth
        by the school.
        All absences other than those covered by an approved leave of absence or official closure/holiday periods shall be recorded as such and shall be used in the determination of the student’s
        cumulative attendance average and satisfactory progress status.

        According to state requirements students are required to complete all hours as mandated for the program or as required by the school whichever is greater. There are no official excused
        absences. Therefore, students who are absent must make up the hours missed.
        Qualified students enrolled to use their VA benefits will not have their enrollment certified to the VA if they have violated the following school’s SAP policy. After one evaluation period of not
        meeting the SAP requirement, VA students will be placed on academic warning. If the VA student is not in compliance after the next evaluation period, he or she will be placed on academic
        probation. If the VA student is still out of compliance with the SAP policy after this period, they will not be certified to use their VA benefits for the subsequent term(s). Students may appeal the
        decision and continue training at the school, but they would not be certified to use their VA benefits.
        Evaluation Periods:
        Students are evaluated for Satisfactory Academic Progress  as follows.  Actual hours of:

        Cosmetology:  450, 900 & 1200, 1500  (1st academic year 900 hours 2nd academic year 600 hours)
        Barbering:        450, 900, 1000   (1st academic year 900 hours 2nd academic year 100 hours)
        Esthetics:          300,600  (1 academic year 600 hours)
        Nail Tech            50 Hours, 100 hours ( 1 academic year).
        Eye Lash Tech    25 Hours, 50 hours (1 academic year)
        *Transfer students- Midpoint of the contracted hours or the established evaluation periods, whichever comes first.  Eye Lash Tech &Nail Tech transfer hours are NOT accepted
        Evaluations will determine if the student has met the minimum requirements for satisfactory academic progress. The frequency of evaluations ensures that students have ample opportunity to
        meet both the attendance and academic progress requirements of at least one evaluation by midpoint in the program.  The Branford Academy of Hair &  Cosmetology’s minimum satisfactory
        progress standards for official determination are:
        *  75% cumulative theory and practical
        *  70% Attendance
        Attendance Progress Evaluations:
        Students are required to attend a minimum of 70% of the hours possible based on the applicable attendance schedule in order to be considered maintaining satisfactory attendance progress.
        Evaluations are conducted at the end of each evaluation period to determine if the student has met the minimum requirements. The attendance percentage is determined by dividing the total
        hours accrued by the total number of hours scheduled. At the end of each evaluation period, the school will determine if the student has maintained at least 70% cumulative attendance since the
        beginning of the course which indicates that, given the same attendance rate, the student will graduate within the maximum time frame allowed
        Time Clock Procedures & Policy
        To Clock In/Out
        1. Scan your right hand on the Biometric time & attendance scanner.  Once you hear your name you are clocked in.  If you hear “student not found” repeat until you hear your name.
        1. Day students may clock in any time before 9:00am a.m. At 9:00am a.m., begin receiving hours.
        2. Evening students may clock in any time before 5:00 p.m. At 5:00 p.m., begin receiving hours. Unless student is making up hours, at which point the student may receive hours prior to
        3. For all students clocking in on Saturday, clock in anytime before 9 a.m. At 9 a.m., begin receiving hours.
        4. Students cannot collect any hours if they do not scan in by their prescribed clock-in deadline.
        Clock out Times
        1. Please follow the same procedure as clocking in.
        2. Students must clock out for lunch breaks and whenever leaving School premises.
        3. Students may not earn hours beyond their scheduled dismissal time, unless they have signed up for make-up hours.
        Clocking Hours
        All students in clock hour programs scheduled for 5 1⁄2 or more hours per day must clock four times per day: in for the day, out for lunch (dinner), in from lunch (dinner), and out for the day.
        All students in programs scheduled for 5 or less hours per day must clock twice per day: in for the day and out for the day.
        NOTE: All students are required to follow these rules, or they face not receiving clock hours for the day. In addition, the following rules apply to all Branford Academy  students:
        1.     Students who do not clock in properly/clock out properly may not receive those hours that are not properly documented. Missed punch sheet available in educator office and
               requires educator initials.
        2.      Student misuse or abuse of the clocks, or any other computer equipment may result in a suspension and possible termination from School.
        3.     Students must be in full uniform when clocking in for the day and clocking out for the day. When students are “on-duty” clocking hours, students must be in full uniform and ready
               for School.
        4.     A student who feels there is a discrepancy in their clock hours should make an appointment with the Dean of Students to review those clock hours no later than 30 days after the
               clock hours are posted.
        Students are allowed to punch in up to 15 minutes after their scheduled start time and may be considered late/tardy. Any student showing up after those 15 minutes may wait till 10:00am.  Later
        then10;00am  students are not be allowed to clock in for the day. We expect our students to allow ample time for travel, traffic, weather conditions, car troubles and alarm not working.  ALL
        absences are NOT excused and the missed hours need to be completed prior to graduation.
        Maximum Time Frame:                                      Esthetics 600 hrs: 858 scheduled hours
        The maximum time which does not exceed 143% of the course length allowed for students   Barbering 1000hrs  1430 scheduled hours
        to complete each program at satisfactory academic progress is stated below:
        The maximum time allowed for transfers students who need less than the full course   Any student who falls below 70% attendance is advised that he/she may be in jeopardy of
        requirements or part-time students will be determined based on 70% of scheduled hours. If   not completing within maximum timeframe. A student in this situation must increase his/
        a student exceeds the maximum time frame, they will be withdrawn from their chosen   her cumulative attendance average immediately. Failure to increase the attendance rate by
        program.                                                 the next evaluation period (as applicable) may result in termination from the program.
                                                                 Please note students receiving Veterans benefits will be terminated from the program at this
        Branford Academy requires students to progress through their program toward graduation   point and may appeal in accordance with Branford Academy’s appeal policy after the
        within a set and standard timeframe. Based upon the school’s requirement for 70%   termination has been processed.
        attendance, the maximum timeframe during which students are to complete any Program is
        143 percent of the published Program length. This quantitative measure of progress will be   Academic Progress Evaluations:
        reviewed at 450, 900 and 1200 hour checkpoints for cosmetology and 300 hour checkpoint   The qualitative element used to determine academic progress is a reasonable system of
        for esthetics and 450 & 900 for barbering. If at any time it is determined that a student is   grades as determined by assigned academic learning. Students are assigned academic
        unable to complete the program within the maximum established timeframe, the student   learning and minimum number of practical experiences. Academic learning is evaluated
        will be deemed to be in unsatisfactory progress and therefore may be terminated from the   after each unit of study. Practical assignments are evaluated as completed and counted
        program.                                                 toward course completion only when rated as satisfactory or better. If the performance does
        Maximum timeframes for each program are:                 not meet satisfactory requirements, it is not counted and the performance must be repeated.
        Cosmetology 1500 hrs: 2145 scheduled hours               At least two comprehensive practical skills evaluations will be conducted during the course

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