SCHOOL POLICY AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR MEASURING STUDENT PROGRESS
Adhering to school rules and outlined policies, maintaining grade requirements, attendance, and meeting financial responsibilities. STUDENT PROGRESSION
Throughout the program there will be numerous quizzes and tests to help students evaluate their understanding of material being covered. Instructors will regularly evaluate the quality of instruction and students’ comprehension. GRADING STANDARDS
Classes are graded on a Pass/Fail basis. A minimum standard of student progress for a Pass is a C average (2.0) as well as hours required for each class, mastery of and knowledge of skills presented will be required to advance to each successive phase.
INCOMPLETE GRADES Incomplete grades will be given if a student is unable to complete a course because of illness or other serious problems, or when students don’t participate in coursework or miss tests. If students do not make arrangements with teachers to take tests they will receive a grade of Fail. Students who miss a test must contact the instructor within 24 hours. PROBATION PERIOD Students who fail to maintain the minimum grade required for graduation will enter a probation period and must arrange for additional instructor assistance. If a student is unable to increase their grade average they may be dismissed from the program. Refunds will be given according to the school’s policies.
MAKE-UP WORK Lessons and/or assignments missed due to being absent must be made up within five business days. Students should contact or meet with their instructor to get missed assignments and arrange for make-up work. Instructors may not allow students to progress without making up missed work.
DISMISSAL / ATTENDANCE Siloam School of Massage records daily attendance of students to monitor hours completed. Records are available for student review. Being absent for more than 30 calendar/class days will be cause for dismissal. The student will have his or her case reviewed by the school director prior to being dropped from the program. The School encourages punctuality and good work ethic. Students who arrive late are interrupting both instructors and other students. GRADUATION A certification of completion is awarded to those maintaining a 2.0GPA or higher (Pass), completing 573 hours, which includes completing 20 hours of documented massage outside of school hours in an internship setting and receiving a 70% or higher on exams for all classes.
Official Termination Date
The official date of termination of a student shall be the last date of recorded attendance when withdrawal occurs in any of the following manners:
The school receives notice of the student’s intent to discontinue the training program; or,
The student is terminated for a violation of a published school policy which provides for termination; or, a student, without written notice to the institution, fails to attend class for thirty days of the program.
REFUND AFTER ENTERING CLASSES
Cancellations made up to two weeks before a course will result in a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. No full refunds are granted for cancellations made with less than two weeks notice. Students registered for the program will not be refunded for any missed sessions and will not receive certificates of completion for partial completion of a seminar.
The school has a right to retain registration fee plus a percentage of tuition as shown below:
Completion of : School keeps:
One week up to 10% of course 10% of tuition
Over one week up to 25% of course 25% of tuition
Over 25% up to 50% of course 50% of tuition
Over 50% of course 100% of tuition
TERMINATION BY THE SCHOOL
A student who fails to maintain satisfactory progress, violates safety regulations, interferes with other students’ work, is boisterous, vulgar or obscene, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or does not make timely tuition payments is subject to immediate termination.
In addition students may be dismissed from school for the following reasons:
Not adhering to school’s rules and policies
Missing more than 30 days of instruction time
Not maintaining the minimum grade requirements
Not meeting financial responsibilities
Students who were dismissed due to excessive absences (greater than 30 calendar days), financial concerns, or failure to maintain required grade may request re-entry by putting the request in writing to the school director. It may be possible for students to re-enter the same term for the first two situations but tutoring is recommended first for students who struggle maintaining satisfactory academic progress. In cases where students were dismissed due to unacceptable conduct, the student is advised to meet with the school director first and will receive a final decision in writing within five business days.
CANCELLATION OF CLASSES
The school reserves the right to cancel a starting class if the number of students is deemed insufficient. Such cancellation will be considered a rejection by the school and the student is entitled to a full refund of all money paid. The school reserves the rights to suspend, cancel, or postpone a class or classes after training has begun in the event of an occurrence that unavoidably limits the use of school facilities, such as fire, flood, storm, war, or civil disorder. In such case a pro-rata refund will be made of any fees or tuition prepaid by the student, unless the student elects to continue training in a later class.
TRANSFER OF CREDIT
Transfer students from other school programs will be determined on an individual basis.
FACULTY REQUIREMENT POLICY
Siloam School of Massage is a non-discriminating program. People of all races, creeds, colors, ages, religions, and genders are welcome to apply as instructors. Instructors will be licensed in the state of Washington as LMPs with basic written, language and public speaking proficiency. Instructors should have experience and training to provide effective instruction in the subjects they teach. Teachers will conduct themselves professionally and be required to pass a background check prior to employment.
FACULTY PARTICIPATION POLICY
Siloam School of Massage instructors are expected to be timely in their class schedule attendance, meeting course timelines, grading and responding to student or co-workers. Conduct between instructors and students/employees should be professional while on duty during school hours. Teachers are required to develop and evaluate curriculum; be responsible for student welfare and counseling; assist in the establishment of institution and educational policies; and provide for the students’ scholarly and professional growth.
Siloam School of Massage as well as instructors shall not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, age, color, religion, individuals with disabilities, veteran or military status or national or ethnic origin in the recruitment of students or in the hiring of faculty. Students with disability can submit a request for reasonable accommodation.
Students and faculty shall maintain a professional relationship during school hours and on school premises. This includes no fraternization or dual relationships.
Students, faculty and staff have the right to be free from sex discrimination or any sexual harassment in the educational community. This behavior undermines the learning process and interferes with the instructor/ peer/ student relationship.
If students or faculty feel they have been harassed or mistreated in any way during school hours they are required to fill out an incident report that will be evaluated by the school director and followed up with correctional/ disciplinary actions if needed.
RELEASE OF STUDENT RECORDS
Student records will be maintained by the school for 50 years or until the school closes. If the school closes, whether voluntary or involuntary, educational records or transcripts will be forwarded to the Workforce Training and Education Board. Upon graduation, each student will be given a copy of their transcript.
Students can request transcripts by filling out a Student Request Transcript form in addition to a fee of $12 for mailed and $15 for faxed documents.
Any documents informing students of policy, notifications or procedures directed toward a particular student will either be mailed to the student residence or hand-delivered to them.
Students have the right to review/inspect his/her education records at any time with 45 days of written request. The request must be submitted to the director or appropriate school official and must identify the record the student wishes to inspect. Siloam School of Massage will notify the student of time and place the student can review the records.
Students may request to amend a record they feel is inaccurate by submitting the request and any amendments in writing to the director. The written request must state what needs to be changed and what the student feels is inaccurate. If Siloam School of Massage decides not to amend the record, the student will be notified of further action that can be taken to remedy the situation.
CATALOG, CONTENT, CHANGES and COURSE CANCELLATIONS This catalog and its contents are subject to change without notice. Siloam School of Massage retains the right to change requirements, regulations and fees at anytime. Please refer to school Admissions for any catalog changes. In the event of a cancelled course, every effort will be made to ensure students are notified. All cancelled courses will be rescheduled to ensure program courses are provided entirely.