SCHOOL POLICY

Tuition

Tuition must be paid in full or paid by installments before the official first day of class(es). 

Refunds

Online class credits are non-refundable. Credits may be transferred or saved for up to one year. Refunds may be offered on a case by case basis.

 

Waitlists

  1. When classes have reached their maximum enrollment number they will be closed. A student can request to be placed on a waitlist to be enrolled in another class of the same level at a different time, or take another student's space if it becomes available. 

  2. New classes will have a waitlist before they are opened for enrollment. Classes will be opened when 3 students are enrolled. A deposit of $50 must be paid in order to secure a seat. All waitlists are operated on a first come, first serve basis.

Credit Transfers

Credits are transferable but have no cash value. 

 

Class Cancellation

Our school reserves the right to cancel, postpone, or combine classes. Classes may be canceled if the teacher is unable to attend, or the number of students enrolled is fewer than three. In the event a class is canceled, students can choose to replace the canceled class with another class of equal tuition, keep the class credit for up to one year after the cancellation date, or apply for transfer credits to be used towards another class.

 

Attendance

  1. Enrolled students are expected to attend class every week. If a student cannot attend class the school should be notified 24 hours before class starts to maintain their credit. If the school is not notified of an absence, a credit will be deducted for the class even though the student did not attend. Credit allocation is based on attendance and will be determined by the following:

 

Reasonable Absence = Credit will not be deducted for the missed class

Student or family member has a death, medical or safety related emergency.

Unreasonable Absence = Credit will be deducted for the missed class

Student is absent from class for reasons not related to a medical emergency or safety related emergency.

Pause = Credit may be saved or transferred for up to one year

Student is planning to be absent for more than one month, the school is notified of the absence in advance.

 

  1. No additional make-up classes will be arranged for National Holidays. Our school will notify parents/guardians about scheduled holidays upon registration.

  2. Instructors will wait 15 minutes for students to arrive for class. If there are no students present after 15 minutes the class will be cancelled and the credit for the class will be deducted. 


 

Attendance for Special Programs

 

1.  Students that are enrolled in the "Portfolio Preparation classes", "Professional Training

classes", "Summer Portfolio Intensive Training", and "Summer Art Program" classes, must notify Ming Creative Art Academy 24 hours in advance of an absence. Tuition will not be refundable after unexcused absences without proper reason exceed 20 percent of the student's enrolled classes. MCAA reserves the rights to make these changes without prior notice.

2. Students that are enrolled in the "Portfolio Preparation classes", "Professional Training classes", "Summer Portfolio Intensive Training", and "Summer Art Program" classes, must notify the school 24 hours in advance of an absence. Tuition from the absent class(es) will not be refundable after 24 hours. Make-up class(es) can be arranged for reasonable absence(s). MCAA office reserves the rights to make these changes without prior notice.

 

3. Students that are enrolled in the "Portfolio Preparation” classes, "Professional Training” classes, "Summer Portfolio Intensive Training", and "Summer Art Program" classes, are responsible for attending class every session, completing their assignments and adhering to the portfolio schedules. If a student continues to be tardy, have unreasonable absences, or misses multiple homework or project deadlines,MCAA reserves the right to end the student's classes without refund.

Student Expectations

• Students should arrive in the zoom meeting on time to their scheduled classes. 

•Students should bring all necessary supplies to class. 

• Students must turn their homework in to google classroom before the due date.

• Students should always turn their cameras on if possible during class.

• Parents/guardians will be contacted of a student has not arrived 10 minutes after class

begins. 

• Parents/guardians must notify school 24 hours in advance of an absence. (see attendance policy) 

• Any item that has the potential to be distracting and is unrelated to the educational process is not allowed. 

• Students should request permission from the instructor before leaving the zoom room. 

• Respect the instructor and other students by listening to instructions, displaying a good attitude, using appropriate language, and behaving appropriately during class time. 

• No visitors that are not enrolled at school are not permitted to join class without a pre-scheduled trial.

• Students are prohibited from sharing any school instruction material (including but not limited to:) class photos/video footage, assignments, class handouts) without the consent of MCAA. 

• Students that need special accommodations are entitled to them under the ADA. Students and or their guardian will alert the MCAA staff of their need for accommodation before enrolling and may be asked to provide supporting documents if necessary.

• The school reserves rights to suggest changes or add classes to a student’s schedule. 

• In the case of serious situations that are affecting other students and the school, MCAA reserves the right to pause the classes and refund any remaining credits according to our policy. 

Code of Conduct

 

Ming Creative Art recognizes the importance of establishing clear and consistent disciplinary consequences for violations of school rules.  Students are expected to demonstrate maturity, responsibility, consideration, as well as treating each other with dignity and respect.

Student conduct is closely related to learning and an effective educational program requires a safe and orderly school environment.  The Code of Student Conduct governs student discipline, and students shall not be subject to disciplinary action because of race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, or handicap/disability.

Each student must adhere to school policies and the Code of Student Conduct governing student discipline, with the ultimate goal of providing students with a positive learning climate.  Our school wide rules are:

  1. We are safe

  2. We are caring

  3. We are respectful

  4. We are responsible

 

The student Code of Conduct is designed with enough flexibility so that teachers can exercise judgment which is within the scope of the Code, their classroom behavior management system, the student’s personal behavior monitoring system, or any behaviors in relation to off-campus activities. 

The following pages define the level system used in the elementary disciplinary program. 

 

Level One Infractions

Defined: Refer to minor misbehavior on the part of the student that impedes or disrupts orderly classroom procedures or school operations.  These infractions will be addressed by the appropriate school personnel as well as contacting parents/guardians.  Administrative action will typically not occur with these misbehaviors.

Examples But Not Limited To:

  • Disruptive Classroom/School Behavior

  • Failure to complete or carry out directions

  • Possession of non-instructional items such as but not limited to: cell phones, iPod’s, laser pointers, gaming devices, cameras, video cameras

  • Verbal harassment or bullying of others

  • Dishonesty

  • Inappropriate language

Disciplinary Options:

  • Verbal or written reprimand

  • Parental notification (email or phone call)

  • Special Assignment (Reflective in nature)

Level Two Infractions

Defined: Misbehavior that is frequent or serious enough that it disrupts the learning climate of the school and/or endangers the health or safety of others.  These infractions, which usually result from the continuation of Level One incidents require the intervention of administrative personnel because the prior consequences have failed to modify the behavior.  Also included in this level are misbehaviors which do not represent a direct threat to the health and safety of others, but whose educational consequences once again require a corrective action on the part of administrative personnel.

Examples But Not Limited To:

  • Continuation of Level One misconduct

  • Abusive, obscene, or disrespectful language, writings, drawings, or gestures

  • Bullying/Cyber Bullying

  • Harassment

  • Theft

  • Vandalism

  • Plagiarism/Cheating

  • Defiance of authority, disrespectful behavior to staff

  • Inappropriate use of technology

Disciplinary Options:

  • Involvement of a counselor

  • Written reprimand

  • Parent Notification

  • Special assignment

  • Temporary suspension from classes without refund

Level Three Infractions

Defined: Acts that are frequent or serious in nature that disrupts the learning environment of the school or acts that pose a threat or danger to the health, safety, or welfare of others in the school.  These acts will require administrative actions which could result in the immediate removal of the student from the school and possible intervention of law enforcement authorities.

Examples But Not Limited To:

  • Continuation of or extreme Level II misconduct

  • Fighting

  • Verbal or Physical Threats

  • Ethnic or racial slurs

  • Sexual descrimination or harassment

  • Leaving school without permission

  • Vandalism

  • Indecent exposure

  • Destruction of property

  • Other violation of federal, state, or local laws

Disciplinary Options:

  • Involvement of the Principal

  • Temporary or permanent suspension from classes without refund