1. You must attend 80% of your classes. 2. AIA records student attendance by the hour. 3. If you arrive to class 1-15 minutes late, you are marked LATE, and AIA subtracts 15 minutes from your total attendance. 4. If you are 16 or more minutes late, you are marked ABSENT and AIA subtracts the hours for that class from your total attendance. 5. If you leave class 15 minutes early, you are marked EARLY DEPARTURE, and AIA subtracts 15 minutes from your total attendance. If you leave class more than 15 minutes early, you are marked ABSENT, and AIA subtract the hours from that class from your total attendance. 6. You must attend the whole class. If you leave class for more than 15 minutes during the class, you will be marked absent, and the hours for that class are subtracted from your total attendance. 7. AIA does not have excused absences. If you miss classes because of medical appointments, sick children and children on vacation, those hours are subtracted from your total attendance. 8. Please tell AIA directors immediately of family or medical emergencies. 9. At the end of each month, if you are an F-1 student, the Academic Supervisor will give you a summary of how many hours you have missed and how many you have remaining. 10. The Director or Academic Supervisor may give you written attendance warnings during the semester if they notice any issues with your attendance. You will receive a final warning when you are near missing 20% of your classes. 11. When you are absent for more than 20% of your classes: A. If you have an F1 visa, you will be terminated without a refund. B. If you are a non-F1 student, you will be removed from your classes without a refund.
Elective Classes 2-4 hours (varies by semester)
Late Policy It is very important to arrive on time to class so that you do not miss necessary information or disrupt the class by entering late. If you do arrive late, please enter quietly and take your seat. The teacher may not be able to catch you up on what you have missed right away. Please note that being late 16 minutes or more to any classes will count as an absence in that class.
Early Departure Policy It is also important to stay for the entire class. Leaving early is equally disruptive to the class and is not permitted. If you must leave early, please let the teacher know at the beginning of class. If you leave class 15 minutes early, 15 minutes will be deducted from your attendance record. If you leave more than 15 minutes early, you may be marked absent for that class.
Medical Leave If you become ill or injured and are unable to come to classes for an extended amount of time, it is possible to take a leave of absence from school. You should first submit a written request for a leave of absence to the Director. You should then provide a signed letter on letterhead from your doctor to the Director. The maximum amount of time allowed for medical leave is 12 weeks.
Pregnancy If you are an F-1 student who becomes pregnant while studying, you are NOT allowed to take a medical leave of absence. The only exception to this is a signed letter from a doctor stating that you are unable to study; for example, due to required bed rest before birth. If you are absent in this class one day, this # of hours will be deducted.
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