students are expected to be respectful and courteous while on the school
campus. Students should not be impaired by alcohol or illegal drugs
while on campus. Violent, threatening, humiliating, or abusive behavior
or harassment of others is also not tolerated. Engaging in illegal
activity while off campus can also affect a student's standing in the
school. A student may be dismissed for any of these activities. Theft
of property from the school or other students is grounds for immediate
and staff work as a team to assist one another to reach excellence.
We strive to inspire
this "team spirit" in every student and to benefit from the
diverse approaches, broad spectrum of creativity, and talents
which different students and faculty bring to the learning process.
We encourage each person
to express his or her own individuality while at the same time respecting
the needs, wishes, and interests of others, and, when necessary, to
compromise for the benefit of the whole. The Avalon School of Astrology
strives to produce graduates with excellent ethics, character, and
communication skills as well as achieving excellence in the understanding
and practice of astrology.
CLASSES, AND TARDINESS:
may not miss more than 22 classroom hours in one semester. A
student that is tardy
by more than 5 minutes but less than 1 hour is given 1 hour of
missed classroom time. For tardiness of 1 hour or more, then
amount of missed
classroom time assigned to the student is in hours, rounded up
to the next hour, so, for example, a student that is 1 ½ hours
late for class is given 2 hours of missed classroom time. The
applies to students that leave a class early. For example, a
student that leaves a class 1/2 hour before the class ends will
to have missed 1 hour of classes. The total number of hours from
absences, tardiness, and leaving classes early per semester must
not exceed more
than 22 hours.
After 15 hours of missed
classroom time, the student is counseled by the Director of Education
to discuss the problem and to determine if the student can arrange
affairs so that the student's missed classroom hours stays under 22
for the semester.
Instructors have the
option of deducting points for assignments that are handed in late.
All homework and assignments must be satisfactory and handed in by
the last day of classes.
A student may make up
missed classroom time by attending weekend classes or other scheduled
classes at the same level as the classes missed prior to the next semester,
if these are available and there are available seats in the class.
When possible, a student will be given the opportunity to fulfill missed
course work or homework assignments through after-hours programs, but
if adequate opportunities for making up missed work are not available
or the student is unable to fulfill these requirements, then the student
will need to repeat the requirements of the semester before being able
to proceed to the next semester or graduation.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE:
A student must complete
the 4 semesters of course work within 6 years. It is not necessary
to enroll full-time or to take all 4 semesters consecutively. Students
may take a leave of absence and still graduate as long as all requirements
of all 4 semesters are fulfilled within a 6 year time period.
In cases of emergencies
and family problems, a student may be granted a leave of absence for
a reasonable amount of time as determined by the Director of Education.
A request for a leave of absence must be in writing and the date of
expected return must be specified.
If the student does not
re-enter within the specified time and has not notified the school,
the student's contract will be terminated and he/she is granted a refund
according to the Refund Policy.
TRAINING AND REPEATING COURSE WORK:
A student who receives
lower than a B grade on any exam may request the opportunity to take
a make-up examination. Students are allowed to take a given examination
only one additional time. If a student's average score on exams for
a semester is less than 75%, the student will not pass the semester,
and must fulfill the requirements for that semester at a future time
before being able to proceed to the next semester.
A student that does not
adhere to the attendance policy will be placed on probation for 30
days. If the student has not corrected the attendance problem within
30 days, the student will be counseled by the Director of Education,
with a possibility of termination.
A student whose attendance
has been terminated and desires to re-enter the program, must notify
the school and be interviewed by the Director of Education. The Director
of Education's decision is final. If the Director of Education approves,
the student may re-apply following the required admission procedures.