Students not making satisfactory progress at any measuring point — either in attendance or in academics or in both shall be placed on probation. The probationary period shall last one (1) evaluation period.
During this first probationary period, students will be deemed to be making satisfactory progress in probation. Students with financial aid will retain their eligibility for aid during this first probationary period.
In addition to the normal work and hours required in this evaluation period, students on probation must make up any grades or hours that resulted in their probation.
At the end of this evaluation period, the attendance and grades of probationary students will be reviewed. If the students on probation achieve an academic grade average of 71 or above and an attendance of 66.7% or above, they will be removed from probation and considered in satisfactory progress. Students on probation not making satisfactory progress at the end of the first probationary period will be counseled and retained on probation for a second probationary period.
This second probationary period shall last one (1) evaluation period. Students on secondary probation are ineligible for financial aid. In addition to the normal work and hours required for this second evaluation period, students on secondary probation must make up any grades and hours that resulted in their first or second probation.
If students on secondary probation achieve an academic grade average of 71 or above and an attendance of 66.7% or above at the end of this second evaluation period, they will be considered in satisfactory progress and have their scholarship and financial aid eligibility reinstated. If students on secondary probation do not achieve satisfactory progress at the end of this second evaluation period, they may be terminated and will lose their scholarship and financial aid eligibility.
Re-Establishment of Status and Reinstatement of Aid
As described in the probation segment, students who were initially placed on probation for failure to meet satisfactory progress requirements at an evaluation retain their financial aid status while on probation. However, if at the end of the first probationary period they still do not meet satisfactory progress requirements, they will be placed on secondary probation without financial aid eligibility. Such eligibility can be regained only by meeting satisfactory progress in academics and attendance at the end of the second probationary period. Students who are terminated for failure to meet satisfactory progress at the end of the second probationary period can only be readmitted and regain scholarship and financial aid by re-applying, by being accepted, and by attaining satisfactory progress in the first evaluation period after readmission.
Leave of Absence
Students are allowed one (1) authorized leave of absence per year. The leave of absence must be requested in writing by the student, and permission must be granted in writing by the school director prior to the leave. Unless there is a documented medical need, the leave of absence must not exceed six (6) months. Upon the student's return from a leave of absence, his or her progress status shall be the same as when he or she went on leave.