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1014.1: Satisfactory Progress – Scholastics

The school year is comprised of four (4) increments/grading periods, and students’ grades are reviewed at the end of each of the first three increments.

Increment 1:     (First quarter; middle of first semester)

Increment 2:     (Second quarter; end of first semester)

Increment 3:     (Third quarter; middle of second semester)

Increment 4:     (Fourth quarter; end of second semester)

  1. If a student does not maintain a “C” average at the end of Increment 1, he/she is placed on academic probation. If the student’s grade does not improve to at least a “C” in the deficient area(s) by the end Increment 2, the student is terminated.
  • If a student does not maintain a “C” average at the end of Increment 2, he/she is placed on academic probation. If the student’s grade does not improve to a minimum of a “C” in the deficient area(s) by the end of Increment 3, the student is terminated.
  • If a student does not maintain a “C” average at the end of Increment 3, he/she is warned that if the grade does not improve by the end of the (school) year, he/she will not receive a certificate of completion.

A “C” average must be maintained for the student to receive a certificate. Two consecutive failing grades (below a “C”), for Increment 1 and Increment 2, OR Increment 2 and Increment 3, will result in termination.

The regular adult preparatory school year is divided into four grading periods. Students in short-term classes are evaluated more frequently.

1014.2: Satisfactory Progress for Attendance

Title IV disbursements are distributed to students who continue to be enrolled by the end of the first nine weeks of each semester.

All students are expected to follow the attendance policy for their individual programs.

The following programs are 1215 clock hours in length:

  1. Automated Manufacturing Technology
  2. Automotive Technology.
  3. Culinary Arts
  4. Electrical Technician
  5. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
  6. Surgical Technology

To complete these programs, students may not miss more than 15 days. Students are on track for attendance if they complete:

  • 50 days by the end of Interim 1.
  • 100 days by the end of Interim 2.
  • 150 days by the end of Interim 3.
  • 200 days by the end of Interim 4.

The Practical Nursing program is 1350 clock hours in length. To complete the program, students may not miss more than 52 clock hours. Students are on track for attendance if they complete:

  • 324.5 hours by the end of Interim 1.
  • 649.0 hours by the end of Interim 2.
  • 973.5 hours by the end of Interim 3.
  • 1298.0 hours by the end of Interim 4.

The Massage Therapy program is 675 hours in length. To complete the program, students may not miss more than 7.5 days or 45 clock hours. Students are on track for attendance if they complete:

  • 53 days by the end of Interim 1.
  • 106 days by the end of Interim 2.

The Truck Driving program, (which does not receive Title IV funds) is 270 hours in length. To complete the program, students may not miss more than three (3) days. Students are on track for attendance if they complete 14 out of every 15 days.

Students who attend the Institute are enrolled in a program, not individual courses. A student who withdraws has failed the program. Reasons for withdrawal may be academic, attendance, or personal.

Students do not receive financial aid warnings for failure to meet SAP. Those students who fail to meet SAP because of grades not meeting the minimum requirements lose their eligibility for financial aid. If SAP is not met for attendance and/or grades, letters are sent to students at the end of the first three increments. In the case of grades not meeting SAP, the letter is sent by registered mail. Students may appeal for not meeting the minimum requirements for attendance only by contacting the administrator and writing a letter of appeal. There is no appeal for a student whose grades do not meet the minimum requirements.

James Rumsey Technical Institute does not accept transfer credits from another institution. The institution does not provide discounts on tuition.

1014.3: APPEAL PROCESS

Students who fail to maintain satisfactory attendance progress due to hardships based on extenuating circumstances, such as death of an immediate family member, personal injury/illness of the student, or other documented circumstances, may appeal to the Student Assistance Team. An appeal letter must be submitted with documentation such as a death certificate or a physician’s statement. The Student Assistance Team reviews the information and makes a determination, which is final.