Attendance, Absence, and Grading Policy
In order to maintain quality in the various programs offered by the Sandusky Career Center, a student is required to meet specific attendance requirements based on program attendance. If attendance becomes sporadic, a warning is issued to the student. In the warning, a student will be notified as to the number of hours lacking to meet the attendance requirement. If the student does not improve attendance to comply with the requirement, the student may be dismissed from the program.

Full time programs require 90% attendance be maintained at all times during the program. Falling below this requirement could result in removal from the program.

Some programs require 100% attendance because of outside accreditation agencies it is the students responsibility to be aware of the program attendance requirements.

Excused vs. Unexcused Absences
Each time a student is absent, a determination by the program coordinator/LPN Director will be made as to whether the absence is excused or unexcused. An excused absence will allow the student to make up the work and hours. Unexcused absences will not be eligible for make-up. The following circumstances may qualify as an excused absence if the appropriate documentation is provided to the program coordinator/instructor.
  • Illness or accident of self or in the immediate family (immediate family is defined as spouse, parent, sibling, child, step-child or grandparent)
  • Court appearance or jury duty
  • Death in the immediate family (see list above)
  • Appropriate documentation includes but is not limited to the following: doctor’s slip, emergency room record, court record or memorial program.
The individual program coordinator will review extended illness and other unexpected consecutive absences. A determination to the student’s continuation will then be decided. Should a student choose to appeal the coordinator’s decision, an appointment may be made with the Adult Director.
If a student is late for class, the amount of time lost will be based on 15-minute intervals as used in most businesses. The exception to this rule is in the cosmetology program as time lost will be based on 30-minute intervals.

Grading System
The following system will be used to determine student achievement*:

Grade Quality of Achievement Scale
A - Superior 100% - 90%
B - Good 89% - 80%
C - Passing 79% - 70%
D - Poor but Passing 69% - 60%
F - Failure 59% - 0%
I - Incomplete
SC - Successful Completion (non-grade class)
UC - Unsuccessful Completion (non-grade class)

Students who fail to meet the stated attendance and grade policy requirements of each individual program will be terminated from the respective program. Any sponsoring agencies will be notified upon termination.

*A more stringent grading system is used within certain programs. The grading system for each program is provided at the beginning of the program.

Students must be dismissed from a program in Good Standing in order to be considered for readmission into any program in the future. Good standing is defined as: medical leave, family death, or compulsory court obligations or special circumstances as deemed by the Sandusky Career Center Director. Auditing of classes is not permitted.

Cheating and plagiarism will not be tolerated. For most classes, the first offense will result in an “F” grade for work currently being done. The student will receive an “F” for the subject matter on the second offense. A third instance of cheating will result in the student being removed from the program.
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