Attendance Policies

Attendance, Absences & Tardiness

Any student unable to report to school because of illness or emergency must call and speak to an instructor before their shift begins. Tardiness and absenteeism will be handled on an individual basis.

Absences that are not reported prior to the beginning of the theory class each morning will be considered unexcused absences. A student who has 3 unexcused absences or tardies during any 4-week period will be placed on 4-week attendance probation. Any student placed on attendance probation is notified in writing, with an acknowledgment of the notice retained in the student file.

If the situation does not improve during the probationary period the student will be administratively withdrawn from the course. Students dismissed for unsatisfactory attendance, if considered for readmission after approval of the school owner, will be charged a non-refundable rescheduling fee of $250.00 and the student must sign a promissory note to attend classes regularly as scheduled. If the student is dismissed again for the same reason, he/she will not be allowed to return to Shear Fire Academy of Hair Design.

Shear Fire Academy of Hair Design and classes have a beginning date, a midpoint date and an ending Date (calculated at 40 hours per week). Because there is open enrollment for all courses, these dates are calculated according to the beginning date. It is the responsibility of the student to keep these important dates in mind when signing up for the class, the student may take up to 2 weeks off in their course time frame with written approval of the owner-instructor.
If the student fails to complete the hours required for the chosen course by the contract ending date, he/she will be charged $5.00 for each additional hour required to complete the program objectives and $1.00 for each hour necessary to fulfill any required practical operations not completed by the ending date. Excused absences may be granted for illness of the student or members of his/her immediate family, death of an immediate family member, or extreme difficulty in attendance due to weather conditions. Appointments with a doctor, dentist or any other personal matters should be made on the students scheduled time off. If absent for more than 3 days, the school may require written documentation to excuse a student to return.


Leave of Absence

A student who must discontinue training for a period of time due to illness or personal emergency may request a leave of absence. The time period for a leave of absence is: a minimum of 7 days, a maximum of 30 days and it must be approved by the school director. A student absent for more than 30 days will be withdrawn from the course. Excused absences may be granted for illness of the student or members of his/her immediate family, death of an immediate family member, or extreme difficulty in attendance due personal matters. A leave of absence does not imply that a student will be able to graduate from the course at the contracted time. A student who requests a leave of absence will be assisted in developing an appropriate plan for successful and timely completion of a course of study. Students need to be in good academic standing to receive the leave of absence.

All students are responsible for all make-up work required when absent from class. It is required that all make-up work be completed in order to graduate. Make-up work will be scheduled as time and space allows, as determined by the Instructor or School Director. Students end date will be re-adjusted to accommodate for the leave of absence. If student does not return back to school by the said date on the leave of absence form; the student will be withdrawn from the course.

A signed leave of absence form must be completed and submitted to the school director. A student, who leaves the school without having been granted a leave of absence, if considered for readmission, will be charged a non-refundable rescheduling fee of $250.00.