Here you can find information on our policies, regulatory agencies.
National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS)
The Salon & Spa Institute is nationally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS)NACCAS is recognized by the United States Department of Education as a national accrediting agency for post-secondary schools and programs of career arts and sciences. Our Brownsville school has provisional accreditation with NACCAS as a condition required of new schools seeking full accreditation.Below are links to our student catalog, annual security report and disclosures. Program disclosures provide information on typical course costs, fees and equipment costs by program and by campus.
Copyright & Computer Use Policy
The School supports enforcement of copyright law for the protection of its employees as both creators and users of copyright protected works. The School requires that staff and students comply with federal law regarding the use of copyright protected materials. In addition, in the spirit of promoting “the progress of science and the useful arts,” the school supports the fair use for such purposes as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching scholarship or research and reproduction of copyrighted materials (including multiple copies for classroom or library use), for educational purposes as outlined in the federal Copyright Law (PL94-553).
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy
The following policy is applicable to all students enrolled. SAP will be measured at the following actual hours: Cosmetology 450, 900 and 1200 Hours, Facial and Instructor Training 375 Hours, and Manicure 300 Hours. Course incompleteness, transfer credits, repetition, non-credit remedial courses have no effect on SAP.
QUALITATIVE REQUIREMENT: Students must maintain a cumulative academic average of 70% or better at the end of each progress report period in theory and practical areas. The qualitative element used to determine academic progress is a reasonable system of grades and/or work projects completed and/or comparable facts measurable against a norm. . Students are assigned academic learning (theory) and practical experiences that will reflect in the SAP report. The school uses the following grading scale:
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
Failing = 0-69% or below - Unsatisfactory
All students must attend 67% of the scheduled hours of attendance to be in compliance.
Students must complete his/her educational program in no longer than 150% of the published length of the program as measured in clock hours as determined by the program.
Students who exceed the maximum time frame will convert to cash-pay status.
II. LOSING AND REGAINING ELIGIBILITY:
A student who meets the minimum requirements for attendance and academic performance are considered to be making satisfactory academic progress until the next scheduled evaluation. A student deemed as not making SAP at the reporting period will be automatically placed in a satisfactory academic progress warning status and the student will be notified in writing of any potential impact to financial aid, if applicable. At this point, no action is required by the student and they may continue to receive Title IV Funds for one additional payment period. Students who are making SAP at the next reporting period are considered as meeting SAP and have regained full eligibility. Those who are not making SAP may be placed on satisfactory academic probation status if certain terms are met (see details below). All students are provided access to the SAP report at the regularly scheduled evaluation periods.
The school may allow for the status of satisfactory academic progress probation for students who are not considered meeting SAP requirements if: a) The institution evaluates the student’s progress and determines that the student did not make SAP during the satisfactory academic progress warning period; and b)the student prevails upon appeal of a negative progress determination prior to being placed on satisfactory academic progress probation; and c) The institution determines the SAP standards can be met by the end of the subsequent evaluation period; or d) the institution develops an academic plan for the student that, if followed, will ensure that the student is able to meet the SAP requirements by a specific point within the maximum time frame established for the individual student.
Students who are making SAP at the next reporting period are considered as meeting SAP and have regained full eligibility. Those who are not making SAP will be ineligible to receive Title IV Funds. A student must meet SAP prior to having eligibility reinstated.
If a student wishes to appeal a negative SAP determination for the possibility of being placed on probation, the student must first submit a written request. The reasons for which a student may appeal include death of a relative, an injury or illness of the student or other allowable special circumstances. The student must submit any applicable documentation and explain what has changed in the student’s situation that will allow the achievement of SAP at the next evaluation. The results of the appeal will be documented and placed in the student’s file.
REINSTATEMENT OF AID
Reinstatement of aid is limited to the payment period under evaluation. Prior payment periods in which the student was determined ineligible for aid will not be included in the student’s reinstatement of eligibility. A student may be re-establish satisfactory academic progress and/or paid Title IV funds, if applicable, for the payment period in which he/she resumes satisfactory academic progress. A student who does not achieve the minimum standards is no longer eligible for Title IV funds, if applicable, unless the student is on satisfactory academic progress warning or has prevailed upon appeal of the determination that has resulted in the status of satisfactory academic progress probation as described above.
III. LEAVE OF ABSENCE AND RETURNING STUDENTS
If enrollment is temporarily interrupted for a Leave of Absence (LOA) or students re-entering after a period of withdrawal, the student will return to School in the same progress status as prior to the LOA or withdrawal. In addition, hours elapsed during a LOA will extend the student’s contract period and maximum time frame by the same number of days taken in the LOA and will not be included in the student's cumulative attendance percentage calculation. Students who fail to return from an LOA will have an Unofficial Withdrawal on the date they were scheduled to return from the LOA and the refund calculation will be figured based on the student’s last date of attendance.
III. TRANSFER HOURS AND SAP
Transfer hours from another institution that are accepted toward the student’s educational program are counted as both attempted and completed hours for the purpose of determining when the allowable maximum time frame has exhausted. SAP Evaluation periods are based on actual contracted hours at the institution.
Alcohol & Drug Policy
Salon & Spa Institute in its policies supports and endorses the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 which mandate that Salon & Spa Institute have a drug and alcohol abuse prevention program.
For complete policy please refer to Student Catalog Pg 22-25
Salon & Spa Institute complies with the State of Texas requirements for vaccinations. At this time Texas does not require any vaccinations prior to or during enrollment in its programs.
Placement and Licensure Rates (2017)
Current Program Completion – 62%
Current Program Placement/Employment Rate – 68%
Licensure Rate – 100%
Title IX Discrimination & Harassment On The Basis Of Sex Policy
A new provision of the Student Right to know act states that schools must notify students on where they can obtain information in regards to sex offenders who must register with the state. Students may obtain this information by contacting their local Police Departments or the Texas Sex Offenders Database at https://records.txdps.state.tx
For complete policy please refer to Student Catalog Pg 25-27
Consumer Protection Division
P.O. Box 12548Austin, TX 78711800-621-0508.
National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS)
Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)
FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, is a federal law that pertains to the release of and access to student educational records. FERPA rights apply to students and parents/guardians of a dependent minor student; a student is a person who is, or has been, in attendance at the School, regardless of the person's age. Under FERPA, a student has a right to:
· Inspect and review his or her educational records
· Request to amend his or her educational records
· Have some control over the disclosure of information from his or her educational records
The directory information made available by the school is:
· Name (maiden, other, preferred, primary)
· Address (all known)
· Telephone (all known)
· Date of Birth
· Birth Location
· Dates of Attendance
· Degrees & Awards Received
· Most Recent Previous Educational Institution Attended
FERPA also authorizes disclosure of this information without the student’s consent under certain circumstances, including but not limited to the accrediting agency of the school. All institutional records related to accreditation must be maintained from the effective date of the most recent grant or removal of accreditation and in accordance with state and federal law. Directory information will be provided to the public upon request unless the student files a request with the school asking to be excluded from the directory or from any other requests for open directory information from outside entities. A student may update access to their information by contacting a school employee and filing a request to be excluded from the directory or from any other requests for open directory information.
According to FERPA, some non-directory student records may not be released without prior written consent from the student. A record is any information recorded in any way, including but not limited to handwriting, print, tape, film, microfilm, microfiche, and digital image. Educational records are all records that contain information that is directly related to a student and that are maintained by an educational agency or institution or by a party acting on its behalf. Educational records do not include the following:
Sole possession records (those records kept in the sole possession of the maker which are used only as a personal memory aid and are not accessible or reviewed by any other person except a temporary substitute for the maker of the record
Medical or psychological treatment records that include but are not limited to records maintained by physicians, psychiatrists, and psychologists
Employment records, provided that employment is not contingent upon being a student
Law enforcement records
The school will disclose information from a student’s education record without the written consent of the student to staff members who require access to educational records in order to perform their legitimate educational duties; officials of other schools in which the student seeks or intends to enroll; and in connection with a student's application for, or receipt of, financial aid; and state, federal, and accrediting agencies as required.
Under FERPA, students have a right to see, inspect and request changes to their educational records. Upon request, the School shall provide a student access to his or her educational records except for financial records of the student's parents or guardian; and confidential letters of recommendation where the student has signed a waiver of right of access. Educational records covered by FERPA normally will be made available within ten (10) days of the request. All records are to be reviewed by students in the presence of a staff member. The contents of a student's educational records may be challenged by the student on the grounds that they are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the privacy rights of the student by submitting a written statement to the school.
It is the policy of the school that it will maintain the FERPA disclosure code in effect at the time of a student's last term of enrollment for former students. Furthermore, the school will honor a request from a former student, not re-enrolled, to add or delete a non-disclosure request.
FERPA rights cease upon death. However, it is the policy of the school that no records of deceased students be released for a period of five (5) years after the date of the student’s death, unless specifically authorized by the executor of the deceased's estate or by next of kin.
If students believe that their FERPA rights have been violated, they may contact the Family Policy Compliance Office at the Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave SW, Washington DC 20202-5920. Additional information is available at www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/.
PARENT RIGHTS UNDER FERPA
At the post-secondary level, parents have no inherent right to access or inspect their son's or daughter's educational records, including final grades, grades on exams, and other information about academic progress. This information is protected under FERPA and parents do not have access to it unless the student has provided written authorization, or unless the student is a dependent minor as defined in Section 152 of the Internal Revenue code of 1954.
Students can give written permission of access to their educational record by completing the Privacy Release Authorization Form and remitting it to the school director.
In emergency or crisis situations, the school may release non-directory information if the institution determines that the information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals.