SCHOOL CATALOG 2017-18

 
 
SCHOOL CATALOG
                        2017-18


                          SHEARS
                50 Alexander Spring Road
                     Carlisle, PA 17015
                    Phone: 717-462-4455
              email – shearscosmo@yahoo.com




Revised 12/1/2017


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TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                PAGE
ADMINISTRATION/INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF……………………...…………........5
APPROVED BY………………………………………………………………………....5
ACCREDITED BY – Will be filling in 2 years….……………………………………....5
SCHOOL MISSION……………………………………………………….…………......6
FACILITIES/ENROLLMENT LIMITATIONS……………………………………...….6
ENTERANE REQUIREMENTS….…………………………………...…………...…....7
ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS………………………………...…………….…….8
OPERATING HOURS……………………………………………...……………...…….8
SCHOOL CALENDAR/HOLIDAYS………………………………...……………...…..8
INCLEMENT WEATHER………………………………………….…………….….….9
START MONTHS………….……………………………………….…….………....…..9
CLASS SCHEDULES……………………………………………….…….………….....9
LENGTH OF PROGRAM COSMETOLOGY……………………….……..……...….10
LENGTH OF PROGRAM TEACHER’S…………….……………….……..……...…10
LENGTH OF PROGRAM ESTHETICIAN…………………………………..…...…..11
LENGTH OF PROGRAM NATURAL HAIR BRADING……………………..……..11
LENGTH OF PROGRAM NAIL TECHNICIAN………………………………..…....12
LENGTH OF PROGRAM REFRESHER …………………………………………….13
TRANSPORTATION/PARKING………………………………………………...…...14
TUITION – BOOKS, STUDENT KIT AND ENROLLMENT FEES……………...….14
TUITION/COST PER PROGRAM………………………………………………….....15
METHODS OF PAYMENT……………………………………………………………16
STUDENT CONDUCT POLICY……………………………………………………....16
SEXUAL HARRASSMENT……………………………………………………………16
STUDENT RECORDS/RELEASE OF INFORMATION……………………………...16
PRIVACY ACT/RIGHT TO ACCESS STUDENT RECORDS……………………….17
STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION…………………………………………17
DRUG/ALCOHOL POLICY…………………………………………………………...17
ABSENCES/TARDY/EARLY DEPARTURE………………………………………....17
MAKE-UP WORK…………………………………………………………………...…18
LEAVE OF ABSENCE………………………………………………………………....18
CHANGE OF PROGRAM SCHEDULED HOURS…………………………………....18
CHANGE OF ADDRESS/NAME………………………………………………………19
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE…………………………………………………………...19
TRANSFERS/WITHDRAWALS.……………………………………………………....19
CAREERS IN COSMETOLOGY.………………………………………………………19
CAREERS IN TEACHER’S PROGRAM……………………………...……...…...…...19
CAREERS IN ESTHETICS……………………………………………………………..19
CAREERS IN NATURAL HAIR BRAIDING………………………………………….19
CAREERS IN NAIL TECHNOLOGY………………………………………………….19
CAREERS IN ANY FIELD – REFRESHER……………………………………………20
SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS POLICY...................................................20
EVALUATION PERIODS…………………………...………………………………….21
WARNING PERIOD……………………………….........................................................22
UNSATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS…..………………………………..…22
PROBATION PERIOD FOR UNSATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS…...….22

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APPEAL AN UNSATISFACTORY PROGRESS DETERMINATION AND/OR
TERMINATION…………………………………………………………………………23
REINSTATEMENT OF SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS ……………….23
INTERRUPTIONS, COURSE INCOMPLETS, WITHDRAWALS……………………23
TRANSFERS...…………………………………………………………………………..23
COURSE INCOMPLETENESS……………………………………………………...….24
WITHDRAWAL POLICY………………………………………………………………24
SCHOOL EXIT INTERVIEW…………………………………………………………..24
ADVISING SERVICES…………………………………………………………………24
EMPLOYMENT/PLACING ADVISING……………………………………………….25
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS/AWARDING DIPLOMA………………………..25
REFUND POLICY………………………………………………………………………25
COSMETOLOGY PROGRAM OUTLINE……………………………………………..26
     INSTITUTIONAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES………………………………26
     PROGRAM BEGINS AND ENDS……………………………………………...27
     PROGRAM PURPOSE………………………………………………………….27
     PROGRAM DESCRIPTION……………………………………………………27
     INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS………………………………………………...27
     TEACHING STRATEGY……………………………………………………….27
     STUDENT ACTIVITY………………………………………………………….27
     PROGRAM OBJECTIVES……………………………………………………...27
     OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES…………………………………………...…28
     COSMETOLOGY PROGRAM HOURS OF STUDY………………………….28
     PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGIST
     REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LICENSING EXAMINATION………………...32
TEACHER’S PROGRAM OUTLINE...…….…………………………………………..33
     INSTITUTIONAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES………………………………33
     PROGRAM BEGINS AND ENDS……………………………………………...33
     PROGRAM PURPOSE………………………………………………………….33
     PROGRAM DESCRIPTION………………………………………………….…33
     INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS………………………………………………...33
     TEACHING STRATEGY……………………………………………………….34
     STUDENT ACTIVITY………………………………………………………….34
     PROGRAM OBJECTIVES……………………………………………………...34
     OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES………………………………………………34
     TEACHER’S PROGRAM HOURS OF STUDY………………………………..34
     PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGISTS
     REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LICENSING EXAMINATION……………...…42
ESTHETICIAN PROGRAM OUTLINE...……………………………………………...42
     INSTITUTIONAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES………………………………42
     PROGRAM BEGINS AND ENDS……………………………………………...42
     PROGRAM PURPOSE………………………………………………………….42
     PROGRAM DESCRIPTION……………………………………………………43
     INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS………………………………………………...43
     TEACHING STRATEGY……………………………………………………….43
     STUDENT ACTIVITY………………………………………………………….43
     PROGRAM OBJECTIVES……………………………………………………...43

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OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES………………………………………………44
      ESTHETICIAN PROGRAM HOURS OF STUDY…………...………….……..44
      PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGISTS
      REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LICENSING EXAMINATION…………………47
NATURAL HAIR BRAIDING PROGRAM OUTLINE...……………………………...47
      INSTITUTIONAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES………………………………47
      PROGRAM BEGINS AND ENDS……………………………………………...47
      PROGRAM PURPOSE………………………………………………………….48
      PROGRAM DESCRIPTION……………………………………………………48
      INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS………………………………………………...48
      TEACHING STRATEGY……………………………………………………….48
      STUDENT ACTIVITY………………………………………………………….48
      PROGRAM OBJECTIVES……………………………………………………...48
      OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES………………………………………………48
      NATURAL HAIR BRAIDING PROGRAM HOURS OF STUDY…………….48
      PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGISTS
      REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LICENSING EXAMINATION……………...…51
NAIL TECHNICIAN PROGRAM/OUTLINE………………………………………….51
      INSTITUTIONAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVE………………………………...51
      PROGRAM BEGINS AND ENDS……………………………………………...51
      PROGRAM PURPOSE………………………………………………………….51
      PROGRAM DESCRIPTION……………………………………………………52
      INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS………………………………………………...52
      TEACHING STRATAGIES……………………..………………………….…..52
      STUDENT ACTIVITY……………………………………………………….…52
      PROGRAM OBJECTIVES……………………………………………………...52
      OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES……………………………………………....53
      NAIL TECHNICIAN PROGRAM HOURS OF STUDY….……………………53
      PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGISTS
      REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LICENSING EXAMINATION…………………55
REFRESHER PROGRAM/OUTLINE……………………………………………….….56
      INSTITUTIONAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVE………………………………...56
      PROGRAM BEGINS AND ENDS……………………………………………...56
      PROGRAM PURPOSE………………………………………………………….56
      PROGRAM DESCRIPTION……………………………………………………56
      INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS………………………………………………...56
      TEACHING STRATAGIES………………………………………………….....57
      STUDENT ACTIVITY……………………………………………………….…57
      PROGRAM OBJECTIVES……………………………………………………...57
      OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES……………………………………………...57
      REFRESHER PROGRAM HOURS OF STUDY………….……………………57
      PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGISTS
      REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LICENSING EXAMINATION…………………57
      TRUE AND CORRECT AS TO CONTENT AND POLICY.……………...…...57




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ADMINISTRATION/INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF

School & Admission Director                                 Dorothy Amanda Tolbert
Office/Financial Director
Director of Education                                       Melinda Calhoun
Educational Dean                                            Janet Fischer
Supervisor, Senior Cosmetology Instructor                   Greg Pittman
Junior Cosmetology Instructor                               Heidi Leber
Esthetician Instructor                                      Kyelie Enriquez
Nail Technology Instructor                                  Sierra Garvin
PM Cosmetology Instructor                                   Faith Detweiler

                                   APPROVED BY

                       Pennsylvania Department of Cosmetology
                                    P.O. Box 2649
                             Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
                                Phone: 717-783-7130

       I will not have this in the catalog – I placed it here for Cosmetology Board
                            Information of SHEARS intentions:
                            Council on Occupational Education
                             7840 Roswell Road, Building 300
                                     Atlanta, GA 30350
                                    Phone: 800-917-2081




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SCHOOL MISSION
The school’s principal objective is to prepare its graduates for careers in Cosmetology,
Teacher of Cosmetology, Esthetics, Braiding and Nail Technology.

The school strives continuously to improve its operations in order to keep abreast with
the ever-changing developments and new techniques in Cosmetology, Teacher of
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Braiding and Nail Technology.

The school observes all rules and regulations by the Accrediting Agency, Pennsylvania
State Board of Cosmetology, and the Health Department.

The school encourages their instructors to keep abreast of modern teaching methods via
education literature, continuing education, workshops and trade shows. Annually, the
school will travel to the New York International Hair Show, New York City.

The school takes part in educational conferences and regional meetings in order to
advance the Cosmetology, Teaching, Esthetics, Braiding and Nail Technology
profession.

The school makes use of modern teaching techniques and training aids, such as
textbooks, workshops and audio-visual aids.

The school purchases only high-grade standard equipment, cosmetics, and supplies to be
used for instruction of its students.

The school maintains honest and fair relationships with the staff, students, patrons,
Accrediting Agency (even though school has not received accreditation at present time),
Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology and other schools.

The school advertises truthfully and makes honest representations to the students. The
school does not recruit students already attending or admitted to another school offering a
similar program of study

The school refrains from any advertisements or criticisms that may reflect unfavorably on
other Schools of Cosmetology, Teacher’s Program, Esthetics, Natural Hair Braiding, and
the Nail Technology professions.

FACILITIES/ENROLLMENT LIMITATIONS/PROGRAM PERFORMANCE
The school is located at; 50 Alexander Spring Road, Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013.
Equipment and methods of teaching are continuously revised and updated. The school
has one floor of classrooms, and clinic floor approximately 4478 feet of space including
three offices. The school maintains a student to student/teacher ratio of 25:1.




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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Potential student must set up an appointment to visit school. Complete an admission’s
questionnaire and meet with Admission’s Representative or School Director. The
Admission’s Representative or School Director reviews the potential students
Admission’s questionnaire. Potential student will be given information on the programs,
start dates, enrollment requirements, given a school catalog, and tour of the school.

ENTERANCE REQUIREMENTS
A personal interview and visit to the School is required of all prospective students. In
addition, the student must:

1.     Be a citizen of the United States or hold a recognized visa.
2.     Be beyond the compulsory school age, and not attending a school of
       elementary or secondary level, unless it is established through contact with
       responsible parties that pursuit of the program would not be detrimental to
       his/her regular schoolwork. Must be 17 years of age at
       examination/licensure and a minimum of 16 years of age at the time of
       enrollment. Teacher Program must be 18 years of age at
       examination/licensure and 17 years of age at the time of enrollment.
3.     Have a sufficient understanding of the English language, reading, writing, and
       speaking, which will be assessed during the entrance interview. The assessment
       of this requirement will be through a personal interview with the admissions
       personnel and completion and understanding of all documents by the prospective
       student.
4.     Have a high school diploma, GED Certificate, a state-authorized high school
       equivalent or authorized proof of completion of 10th grade. (Tenth grade
       completion will be accepted only for next two years. In 2018, tenth grade
       completion acceptance will be voided.) Have evidence that verification of a
       foreign student’s high school diploma has been performed by an outside agency
       that is qualified to translate documents into English and confirm the academic
       equivalence to a high school diploma. If the applicant does not have a high school
       diploma, GED, or state-authorized high school equivalent then he/she must
       successfully pass the Wonderlic Test Entrance Examination (WBST). The
       Wonderlic Test will administer by an independent tester. In lieu of the WBST, if
       a student has met the United States Department of Education ATB requirements
       prior to July 1, 2012 at another institution, and can provide documentation of
       passing one of the following approved ATB tests: ASSET, CPAT, COMPASS,
       CELSA, CPT’S, DTLS, WBST, then he/she may be accepted into the program.
       Teacher Program must have completed a 12th grade education or its equivalent.
5.     Transfer students may be accepted after an admissions interview, a practical and
       theory examination, and an approved transcript is received from the other school.
       A student may enter the programs at the level he/she established by examination
       results. All transfer hour requirements must be met prior to enrollment. Students
       who possess a barber license and request credit for 555 barber hours must present
       a copy of their barber license, and this credit prior to enrollment. A person who
       possess a license cosmetology or specialized field and is requesting licenses in
       one of the other program must present a copy of their cosmetology or specialize

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field of study license, and only credit will be granted according to number of
        hours that is pacifically under the field of student the pertains to said field.
        Transferred hours are treated as both completed and attempted hours in
        determination of the student’s pace of completion. Transfer students accepted
        into the school will be chard an Enrollment Fee (which may not exceed 10% or
        $150.00, which is less of the total tuition of program). Tuition for the part of the
        program he or she advance will be adjusted for the advancement allowed. A
        permanent record is maintained in the student folder documenting this
        information.
6.      Students who withdraw prior to completion of the program and wish to re-enroll
        will return in the same Satisfactory Academic Progress status as at the time of
        withdrawal.

ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
An applicant may enroll in SHEARS after the successful completion of the following
criteria:
1. Meet all admission requirements and copies of these items required.
    Such as: Copy of Social Security Card or Visa, Diploma/High School transcript,
    GED Certificate, or authorized proof of 10th grade completion (tenth grade
    completion will be accepted only for the next two years in 2018 this will voided),
    and a Photo ID
2. Sign an enrollment agreement with the school.
3. Obtain a class start date. Cosmetology program classes begin the first full week of
   odd months on Monday (AM) and Tuesday (PM), Teacher’s Program classes begin
   the first full week of January, Esthetician classes begin the first full week of July,
   Natural Hair Braiding classes begin the first full week of January and March and Nail
   Technician classes begin the first full week of July and September.
All requirements must be met prior to beginning class.

SCHOOL OPERATING HOURS
The schools operating hours are as follows:
       Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
       Saturday - 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Students are to be in attendance in accordance with their enrollment status as defined in
their contract.

SCHOOL CALENDAR/HOLIDAYS
Martin Luther King’s Birthday - January 15, 2018 - January 13, 2018 (No make-up day on Saturday.)
President’s Day – February 19, 2017 – February 18, 2019 Training day for Staff
Easter – March 30 & April 2, 2018 – Training day for Staff April 2 (No make-up day on
Saturday.)
Memorial Day - May 25 & 28, 2018 (No make-up day on Saturday.)
In-Service Day – June 18, 2018 – Training day for Staff
Independence Day – July 1-8, 2018 (No make-up day on Saturday.)
In-Service Day – August 6, 2018 – Training day for Staff

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Labor Day – Sept 3 – 5 2018 (No make-up day on Saturday.)
In-Service Day – October 9, 2017 – October 8, 2018 Training day for Staff
Thanksgiving Day – Nov 23 – 26, 2017 – Nov 22-25, 2018 (No make-up day on Saturday.)
Christmas & New Year’s – Dec 24, 2017 – Jan 1, 2018 – Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2019
                           (No make-up day on Saturday either years.)

INCLEMENT WEATHER/SCHOOL CLOSING
In the case of severe snowstorms or hazardous conditions, the school closing will be
announced on local television and radio stations. Note: Training days missed due to
inclement weather may be made up at the end of the program.

SCHOOL START MONTHS
Cosmetology – January, March, May, July, September & November
Teacher’s Program – January & September
Esthetician Program – January & July
Natural Hair Braider Program – March & November
Nail Technician Program – May & September
Refresher Programs - Cosmetology will be offered in the program month after start
months, February, April, June, August, October & December. Esthetician - February &
August, Natural Hair Braiding – April & December or Nail Technology – June &
October, will be offered one month after the start of the program.

CLASS SCHEDULES - DAY

DAY ATTENDANCE SCHEDULE (COSMETOLOGY, ESTHETICS PROGRAM,
       NATURAL HAIR BRAIDER, AND NAIL TECHNITICIAN)
           30 HOURS CLASS ATTENDANCE SCHEDULE

    (Cosmetology, Teacher’s Program, Esthetics Program, Natural Hair Braider,
                      Nail Tech and Refresher in all Programs)
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.                             Monday through Friday

                         25 HOURS CLASS SCHEDULE
   (Cosmetology, Teacher’s Program, Esthetics Program, Natural Hair Braider,
                      Nail Tech and Refresher in all Programs)
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.                              Monday through Friday

                           20 HOURS CLASS SCHEDULE
   (Cosmetology, Teacher’s Program, Esthetics Program, Natural Hair Braider,
                      Nail Tech and Refresher in all Programs)
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 pm        Monday through Friday

CLASS SCHEDULES - EVENING


    EVENING ATTENDANCE SCHEDULE (COSMETOLOGY, ESTHETICS
     PROGRAM, NATURAL HAIR BRAIDER, AND NAIL TECHNICIAN


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20-HOUR CLASS ATTENDANCE SCHEDULE
    (Cosmetology, Teacher’s Program, Esthetics Program, Natural Hair Braider,
                      Nail Tech and Refresher in all Programs)
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday


LENGTH OF PROGRAM (CONTRACTED TIME)
All students must attend in accordance with their Enrollment Agreement. The program
must be completed by the student within the contracted time and the period of time
prescribed as follows:

Full Time Cosmetology Program 30 Hours Per Week
The program may be completed in forty-one and three-quarter weeks (41.75). If the
student fails to complete the program in the 41.75 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a
payment schedule for the remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be
completed in 10.5 weeks’ maximum time frame (1560), the student will remain in good
standing (Students receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits). If a new
contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the
original contract.

Full Time Cosmetology Program 25 Hours Per Week
The program may be completed in fifty weeks (50). If the student fails to complete the
program in the 50 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the
remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 11.5 weeks
maximum time frame (1650), the student will remain in good standing (Students
receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits). If a new contract is executed,
the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract.

Part Time Day or Evening Cosmetology Program 20 Hours Per Week
The program may be completed in sixty-two and a half weeks (62.5). If the student fails
to complete the program in the 62.5 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment
schedule for the remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in
15.75 weeks’ maximum time frame (1650), the student will remain in good standing
(Students receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits). If a new contract is
executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original
contract.

Full Time Teacher’s Program 30 Hours Per Week
The program may be completed in 16.6 weeks. If the student fails to complete the
program in the contracted 16.6 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule
for the remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 4.16 weeks’
maximum time frame (622), the student will remain in good standing. (Students receiving
Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits.) If a new contract is executed, the student
will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract.

Full Time Teacher’s Program 25 Hours Per Week

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The program may be completed in 20 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program
in the 20 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining
hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 5 weeks’ maximum time
frame (622), the student will remain in good standing (Students receiving Financial Aid
may continue receiving benefits). If a new contract is executed, the student will pay
$8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract.

Part Time Teacher’s Program 20 Hours Per Week
The program may be completed in 25 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program
in the twenty-five weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the
remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 6.25 weeks’
maximum time frame (622), the student will remain in good standing (Students receiving
Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits). If a new contract is executed, the student
will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract.

Full Time Esthetician Program 30 Hours Per Week
The program may be completed in 16.6 weeks. If the student fails to complete the
program in the contracted 16.6 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule
for the remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 4.16 weeks’
maximum time frame (622), the student will remain in good standing. (Students receiving
Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits.) If a new contract is executed, the student
will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract.

Full Time Esthetician Program 25 Hours Per Week
The program may be completed in 20 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program
in the 20 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining
hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 5 weeks’ maximum time
frame (622), the student will remain in good standing (Students receiving Financial Aid
may continue receiving benefits). If a new contract is executed, the student will pay
$8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract.

Part Time Esthetician Program 20 Hours Per Week Day or Evening
– 325 Hours
The program may be completed in 25 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program
in the contracted 25 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the
remaining hours (as long as remaining hours can be completed in 6.25 weeks’ maximum
time frame (622), the student will remain in good standing.) If a new contract is
executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original
contract.

Full Time Natural Hair Braider Program - 30 Hours Per Week
The program may be completed in 10.8 weeks. If the student fails to complete the
program in the contracted 10.8 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule
for the remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 2.7 weeks’
maximum time frame (406 hours), the student will remain in good standing. (Students
receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits.) If a new contract is executed,
the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract.

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Full Time Natural Hair Braider Program -25 Hours Per Week
The program may be completed in 13 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program
in the 13 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining
hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 5 weeks’ maximum time
16.24 frame (406 hours), the student will remain in good standing (Students receiving
Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits). If a new contract is executed, the student
will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract.

Part Time Natural Hair Braider Program - 20 Hours Per Week Day or Evening
– 325 Hours
The program may be completed in 16.25 weeks. If the student fails to complete the
program in the contracted 16.25 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule
for the remaining hours (as long as remaining hours can be completed in 4 weeks’
maximum time frame (406 hours), the student will remain in good standing.) If a new
contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the
original contract.

Full Time Nail Technician Program 30 Hours Per Week
The program may be completed in 10.8 weeks. If the student fails to complete the
program in the contracted 10.8 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule
for the remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 2.7 weeks’
maximum time frame (406 hours), the student will remain in good standing. (Students
receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits.) If a new contract is executed,
the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract.

Full Time Nail Technician Program 25 Hours Per Week
The program may be completed in 13 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program
in the 13 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining
hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 5 weeks’ maximum time
16.24 frame (406 hours), the student will remain in good standing (Students receiving
Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits). If a new contract is executed, the student
will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract.

Part Time Nail Technician Program 20 Hours Per Week Day or Evening
– 325 Hours
The program may be completed in 16.25 weeks. If the student fails to complete the
program in the contracted 16.25 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule
for the remaining hours (as long as remaining hours can be completed in 4 weeks’
maximum time frame (406 hours), the student will remain in good standing.) If a new
contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the
original contract.

The school calendar scheduled holidays will be included in the program beginning and
ending dates, as they apply to each individual’s program ending date. The student is not
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Full Time Refresher Cosmetology Program 30 Hours Per Week
The program may be completed in 10.8 weeks. If the student fails to complete the
program in the contracted 10.8 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule
for the remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 2.7 weeks’
maximum time frame (406 hours), the student will remain in good standing. (Students
receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits.) If a new contract is executed,
the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract.

Full Time Refresher Cosmetology Program 25 Hours Per Week
The program may be completed in 13 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program
in the 13 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining
hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 5 weeks’ maximum time
16.24 frame (406 hours), the student will remain in good standing (Students receiving
Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits). If a new contract is executed, the student
will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract.

Part Time Refresher Cosmetology Program 20 Hours Per Week Day or Evening
– 325 Hours
The program may be completed in 16.25 weeks. If the student fails to complete the
program in the contracted 16.25 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule
for the remaining hours (as long as remaining hours can be completed in 4 weeks’
maximum time frame (406 hours), the student will remain in good standing.) If a new
contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the
original contract.

Full Time Refresher Teacher’s & Esthetician Program 30 Hours Per Week- 170
Hours
The program may be completed in 5.7 weeks. If the student fails to complete the
program in the contracted 5.7 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for
the remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 6.9 weeks’
maximum time frame (204 hours), the student will remain in good standing. (Students
receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits.) If a new contract is executed,
the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract.

Full Time Refresher Teacher’s & Esthetician Program 25 Hours Per Week – 170
Hours
The program may be completed in 6.7 weeks. If the student fails to complete the
program in the 6.7 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the
remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 8.1 weeks’
maximum time frame (204 hours), the student will remain in good standing (Students
receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits). If a new contract is executed,
the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract.

Part Time Refresher Teacher’s & Esthetician Program 20 Hours Per Week Day or
Evening - 170 Hours
The program may be completed in 8.5 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program
in the contracted 8.5 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the

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remaining hours (as long as remaining hours can be completed in 10.2 weeks’ maximum
time frame (204 hours), the student will remain in good standing.) If a new contract is
executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original
contract.

Full Time Refresher Natural Hair Braiding & Nail Technology Program 30 Hours
Per Week- 110 Hours
The program may be completed in 3.7 weeks. If the student fails to complete the
program in the contracted 3.7 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for
the remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 4.4 weeks’
maximum time frame (132 hours), the student will remain in good standing. (Students
receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits.) If a new contract is executed,
the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract.

Full Time Refresher Natural Hair Braiding & Nail Technology Program 25 Hours
Per Week – 110 Hours
The program may be completed in 4.4 weeks. If the student fails to complete the
program in the 6.7 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the
remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 5.3 weeks’
maximum time frame (132 hours), the student will remain in good standing (Students
receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits). If a new contract is executed,
the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract.

Part Time Refresher Natural Hair Braiding & Nail Technology Program 20 Hours
Per Week Day or Evening - 110 Hours
The program may be completed in 5,5 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program
in the contracted 5.5 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the
remaining hours (as long as remaining hours can be completed in 6.6 weeks’ maximum
time frame (132 hours), the student will remain in good standing.) If a new contract is
executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original
contract.

The school calendar scheduled holidays will be included in the program beginning and
ending dates, as they apply to each individual’s program ending date. The student is not
charged for this time.

TRANSPORTATION/PARKING
Own or very minimal public transportation is available to and from SHEARS. Free
parking is available. Students are required to locate the different parking facilities around
the school. There are many parking lots around the school.

TUITION – BOOKS, STUDENT KIT AND ENROLLMENT FEES
The fees for tuition, student kit/books represent the total funds to be paid by the student.
Not included in the total cost would be the cost for supplies and/or equipment for
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Each student shall be supplied with a student kit on the first day of class. Replacement of
lost, stolen, or misplaced items shall be the responsibility of the student.

As an additional expense each student shall be required to purchase, by the first day of
school, the following items: uniform of black or white shirt and pants (approximately
$25.00) closed toe professional shoes or clean sneakers, notebook college rule paper, pen,
pencils, and two different colored highlighters. *In lieu of kit and book fee, students may
purchase their own kit and book on the open market.

                                   TUITION/COSTS

                     Cosmetology – 1250 hours of instruction.
       Tuition                                         $ 10,000.00
       Enrollment Fee                                  $    150.00
       Kit and Books Fee                               $ 1,450.00
       Total Cost                                      $11,600.00

                  Teacher’s & Esthetician – 500 hours of instruction
       Tuition                                           $4,000.00
       Enrollment Fee                                    $ 150.00
       Kit and Books Fee                                 $1,200.00
       Total Cost                                        $5,350.00

        Natural Hair Braider & Nail Technician – 325 hours of instruction
       Tuition                                       $2,600.00
       Enrollment Fee                                $ 150.00
       Kits and Books Fee                            $1,000.00
       Total Cost                                    $3,750.00


           Refresher Cosmetology Program – 325 hours of instruction
       Tuition                                            $2,600.00
       Enrollment Fee                                     $ 150.00
       Kit and Books Fee (Books & Manikins)               $ 450.00
       Total Cost                                         $3,200.00
       (May have an additional charge if student needs equipment.)



   Refresher Teacher’s & Esthetician Program – 170 hours of instruction
      Tuition                                           $1,360.00
      Enrollment Fee                                    $ 150.00
      Kit and Books Fee (Books & essential equipment) $ 250.00
      Total Cost                                        $1,760.00
      (May have an additional charge if student needs more equipment.)




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Refresher Natural Hair Braiding & Nail Technology Program –
                            110 hours of instruction
       Tuition                                           $ 880.00
       Enrollment Fee                                    $ 150.00
       Kit and Books Fee (Books & essential equipment) $ 150.00
       Total Cost                                        $1,180.00
       (May have an additional charge if student needs more equipment.)

Methods of payment:

Cash, Check, Credit Card, or Money Order, All Programs:
If a student chooses to pay their tuition in increments, a monthly in-school payment plan
may be set up, contingent on approval by the School Director. Student will receive a
Student Financial Booklet and payment plan signed and dated by Student, School
Financial Officer, and School Director.

STUDENTS CONDUCT POLICY
Students are required to comply with all school rules and operating policies as outlined in
the enrollment agreement. Students are required to act in a manner that will reflect credit
on himself/herself, the School, and the business or industry for which they are being
trained. Students are required to follow school’s Dress Code and Cell Phone Policy at all
times. Failure to adhere to and observe School rules and operating policies may result in
immediate dismissal. Re-admission, resulting from dismissal, may be considered by
meeting with the Director of the School.

SEXUAL HARRASSMENT
Sexual Harassment is defined as any sexual advance, request for sexual favors and other
verbal or physical conduct where submission to or rejection of such advance, request or
when such advances, requests or conduct have the purpose or effect of unreasonable
interfering with an individual’s work or education by creating an intimidating, hostile,
humiliating or sexually offensive environment. Determining what constitutes sexual
harassment depends upon the specific facts and the context in which the conduct occurs.
Sexual harassment may take many forms – subtle and indirect or blatant and overt.
SHEARS will not tolerate sexual harassment. All persons who work at or attend
SHEARS have a responsibility to help maintain an environment that is free from all
forms of sexual harassment. Complaints relating to sexual harassment incidents are to be
addressed on an Incident Report form and directed immediately to the head faculty
member or direct supervisor. Individuals who violate this policy are subject to discipline
ranging from a written warning to dismissal. Frivolous or false accusations of sexual
harassment have serious consequences on innocent individuals. This institution cautions
that such complaints may result in action being taken against the complainant.

STUDENT RECORDS/RELEASE OF INFORMATION
The school shall maintain all records of a student for at least 5 years after a student either
terminates training or graduates. After that, a school is only required to maintain the
student records as regulated by the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology Examiners.
Student records and/or information may be provided to individuals, organizations,

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potential employers, etc., only after written authorization has been provided by the
student at the time of request from the third party, and/or consent from the parents or
guardian of a dependent minor. Transcripts will not be released until the student has
satisfied all financial obligations to the school.

PRIVACY ACT/RIGHT TO ACCESS STUDENT RECORDS
SHEARS guarantee the privacy of all student files unless specifically directed by the
student in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 – Public Law 93.579. SHEARS
guarantee the students and parents, or guardians of dependent minor’s, access to their
cumulative record and to provide proper supervision and interpretation of records when
they are being reviewed. The records shall be made available upon written request. The
school will provide and permit access to student and other school records as required for
any agencies such as Pennsylvania Cosmetology Board or will be seeking accreditation
process initiated by the institution or by the National Accrediting Commission of Career
Arts and Sciences, or in response to a directive of the Commission (when accreditation is
granted).
STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
SHEARS is an equal opportunity School with respect to both education and employment.
The School’s programs and policies are consistent with pertinent federal and state laws
and regulations on non-discrimination regarding race, color, religion, age, ethnic origin,
financial status and sex. SHEARS complies with all provisions of Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 in that no qualified handicapped person by reason of handicap
will be excluded from enrolling in a program of instruction.

DRUG/ALCOHOL POLICY
The use of illegal drugs or alcohol, in any form, during the school day/evening is
prohibited. Students who exhibit evidence of drug/alcohol abuse or intoxication in
school may be subject to disciplinary action of suspension or expulsion. Possession of
drug paraphernalia is subject to the laws of the State of Pennsylvania. Students that have
a drug/alcohol problem affecting their progress should see the Director for advising, and
he/she will refer them to one of the community health agencies for counseling. All
students are explained the school’s drug prevention policy at orientation. Students are
required to sign the acknowledgement of receipt of the Drug Prevention/Awareness
Policy required by the DRUG FREE WORKPLACE ACT OF 1988.

ABSENCES/TARDY/EARLY DEPARTURE
All absences must be made-up. Students are required to call if they are running late or
going to be absent, also student must inform teacher if leaving early. In the case of
excessive absences (excessive absence is defined as being absent 20% or more of the
total possible hours a student has accrued), the school has the right to terminate the
student. In the case of extreme lateness, the school has the right to dismiss the student for
the remainder of day/evening. Students requesting to leave class early must do so
through their instructor and make-up any missed time. Advising will be utilized for
students who have high absences, excessive tardiness and continually leaving early.
Dismissal may occur if attendance problems persist.



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