California

Bellus Academy is committed to providing you the best educational facility and training programs possible. You are welcome to discuss any problem or area of concern, at any time, with your instructor or with the office staff. Students will find that most situations are handled promptly by simply communicating the concern to the appropriate staff member. However, if you believe that you have an actual complaint, you must address the complaint according to the procedure listed. NOTE: Your complaint will not be considered as an actual complaint unless it is submitted in writing. Students who have any problems or complaints should first contact their instructor or Academy Director/Manager. Requests for any further action may be made to the academy office or to the owner. Complainant must submit their concern to the academy in writing. The written complaint should outline the specifics as well as the requested action the student feels would rectify the situation.

Unresolved complaints may be directed to either:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
916.431.6959

OR

National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc.
3015 Colvin Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-600-7600

In the event the student finds it necessary to pursue filing their complaint with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education or NACCAS, the complaint must be stated in writing.

Kansas

Bellus Academy is committed to providing you the best educational facility and training programs possible. You are welcome to discuss any problem or area of concern, at any time, with your instructor or with the office staff. Students will find that most situations are handled promptly by simply communicating the concern to the appropriate staff member. However, if you believe that you have an actual complaint, you must address the complaint according to the procedure listed. NOTE: Your complaint will not be considered as an actual complaint unless it is submitted in writing. Students who have any problems or complaints should first contact their instructor or Academy Director/Manager. Requests for any further action may be made to the academy office or to the owner. Complainant must submit their concern to the academy in writing. The written complaint should outline the specifics as well as the requested action the student feels would rectify the situation.

Unresolved complaints may be directed to either:
Kansas Board of Cosmetology
714 SW Jackson Suite 100
Topeka, Kansas 66603
785-296-3155;

Kansas Board of Barbering
700 SW Jackson St., Ste. 1002
Topeka, KS 66603
785.296.2211;

Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66603
785-430-4290

OR

National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc.
3015 Colvin Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-600-7600

In the event the student finds it necessary to pursue filing their complaint with the Kansas Board of Cosmetology or NACCAS, the complaint must be stated in writing.

HOUSING / TRANSPORTATION
The academies do not have on-campus housing. To assist students with off-campus housing information, the following represents approximate rental fees for two-bedroom apartments in the general vicinity.

California
$1749 – Chula Vista, CA area

$1580 – El Cajon, CA area

$2074 – Poway, CA area

Based on an average of prices of rental units available on Apartments.com as of 10/2019

Public transportation (bus, trolley system) ranges from $36 per month for student pass to $100 per month for premium pass. Day passes are $5

Kansas

$813 – Manhattan, KS area

Based on an average of prices of rental units available on Apartments.com as of 07/2018.

Public Transportation (ATA Bus) one way transportation to academy $2.00 in Manhattan, $4.00 outside Manhattan.

GED PROGRAMS
For information on obtaining a General Education Diploma (GED) please refer to the adult school location in your area:

Manhattan-Ogden Unified School District
Manhattan Adult Learning Center
205 South 4th Street, Upper Level
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 539-9009
http://www.usd383.org/Programs/AdultBasicEducation.aspx

Grossmont Union High School District – Adult School
Main Site – Foothills Adult Center
1550 Melody Lane
El Cajon – CA 92019
(619) 588-3500
http://adultschool.guhsd.net/

Chula Vista Adult School
1034 Fourth Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619)691-5622
http://www.cva.sweetwaterschools.org/ged-test-center

Poway Unified School District – Adult School
PUSD Twin Peaks Center
13626 Twin Peaks Road
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 668-4024
http://www.powayusd.com/pusdctae/

Cohort Year September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022
(150% of normal completion time for students enrolled between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020) Per Federal Regulations under the Consumer Information Disclosure guidelines, the following Federal Student Right to Know information is made available to prospective and enrolled students:

Poway
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El Cajon
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Chula Vista
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FERPA
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Health and Safety (Includes Bellus Academy Drug Policy)

In compliance with the Drug‐Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (Public Law 101‐226), students shall not engage in the unauthorized or unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, use/abuse of alcohol and/or illicit drugs on academy property or as part of any academy activity. Any student who is convicted of the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, use, or abuse of illicit drugs or alcohol is subject to criminal penalties under local, state, or federal law. The exact penalty assessed depends upon the nature and the severity of the individual offense. Students who violate the Drug‐Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101‐226) are subject to dismissal and/or referral to authorities for prosecution, as appropriate.

Information regarding drug and alcohol abuse prevention is presented to students and staff annually. Additional information is available in the student resource binder in the Academy Director’s office.

The academies have Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures in place. Evacuation routes are posted throughout the facilities. Fire Drills are conducted at least once a year.

The academies have a Zero Tolerance Policy regarding activities creating a safety hazard to other persons at the academy including, but not limited to, bullying, cyber‐bullying, verbal abuse, sexual harassment, threats of violence, possession and/or use of drugs, alcohol or weapons on academy premises. Sexual Harassment Prevention training is presented to students and staff at least once a year.

VACCINATION POLICY
The academies do not require vaccinations.

Job Analysis – Physical Requirements:
Barbering
Cosmetology
Esthetics
Manicuring
Massage

LEAVE OF ABSENCE POLICY
An authorized leave of absence (LOA) is a temporary interruption in a student’s program of study. LOA refers to the specific time period during a program when a student is not in attendance. A Leave of Absence is restricted to Medical, Military, or Family Emergency.

In order for an LOA to qualify as an approved LOA, the request for leave of absence must be submitted in advance in writing, must include the reason for the student’s request, the expected return date and must be signed by the student.

In the event that unforeseen circumstances prevent a student from providing the request prior to the LOA, the academy will document the reason for granting the LOA and will require the request from the student at a later date. In this instance, the beginning date of the approved LOA would be determined by the academy to be the first date the student was unable to attend the academy because of the circumstance.

Students requesting a leave of absence from the institution must submit a written request to a Student Services or Financial Aid Representative in advance of the time off requested. The request should be signed and dated by the student and must contain the dates the student expects to be unable to attend school, including the date the student expects to return to school. All leave of absence requests must be approved by the Academy Director. A student on a leave of absence will incur no additional charges by the school. A Leave of Absence and/or failure to return from a Leave of Absence may affect your loan interest rates and/or repayment timeline. Please see your Financial Aid representative for more information.

The LOA, together with any additional leaves of absence, must not exceed a total of 180 days in any 12- month period.

A student granted an LOA that meets these criteria is not considered to have withdrawn, and no refund calculation is required at that time. The academy will extend the student’s contract period by the same number of days taken in the LOA. Changes to the contract period on the enrollment agreement must be initialed by all parties or an addendum must be signed and dated by all parties.

If a student loan recipient does not return from an approved leave of absence, the withdrawal date will be set retroactively and the student could have used up some or all of the grace period for their loan. The grace period starts on the last day of attendance. The withdrawal date for the purpose of calculating a refund is always the student’s last day of attendance. All refunds will be due 45 days from the date of determination. Any student failing to return to the academy after the expiration of a leave of absence will be withdrawn from school on that day and the withdrawal date will be their last day of attendance. Students who do not return are required to complete an exit interview with the Academy’s Financial Aid department.

DROP-OUT POLICY:

The student’s enrollment may be terminated at the election of the Academy Director, if the student’s academic progress, behavior, absences, lateness, or dress does not conform to the requirements, rules and regulations of the academy (as stated in the catalog and Guidelines for Success); in which event, the extent of the student’s tuition obligation will be in accordance with the Academy’s refund policy.

RE-ENROLLMENT POLICY:

Students desiring to reinstate in the academy within six months of their last date of attendance will be readmitted at their original cost. Students desiring to re-enroll in the academy after a 6-month lapse must sign a new enrollment agreement. The new enrollment agreement will be based on the current cost of tuition and fees; however, the previous hours earned may be used as credit in computing new charges, depending on the elapsed time between the last day attended and re-enrollment. Please consult with your Admissions Representative regarding the academy’s transfer policy for specific information. A student re-enrolling re-enters at the same progress status as when they left. A re-enrolling student failing to meet minimum satisfactory progress requirements at the time of withdrawal will have the same status when they return. Re-enrolling students on probation are not eligible to receive Financial Aid and will be admitted on a cash basis only. Financial Aid may be reinstated when the student achieves satisfactory progress at their next evaluation point.

LICENSING AND JOB INFORMATION

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS
The academy catalog outlines graduation requirements for all courses. The California Board of Barbering & Cosmetology, the Kansas Board of Barbering and the Kansas Board of Cosmetology establish the minimum requirements to complete each course that leads to qualifying for the State Board exam. Kansas Massage program graduates are eligible to apply for the MBLEx, but there is no licensing or certification requirement for the State of Kansas.

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Safety in the workplace is emphasized and applied to all practical subjects. As your classes are covered and reviewed, you will learn sanitation requirements, disinfecting methods, and proper disposal methods of materials. Safety measures are outlined by the California Board of Barbering & Cosmetology and the Kansas Board of Cosmetology and Health Departments in California and Kansas.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Standing is required for indefinite periods for all students enrolled with the exception of Spa Nail Technician students who are seated for nail services. Movements such as bending, stooping, reaching or lifting light objects, certain hand, wrist and arm movements are required for Cosmetologists, Estheticians, and students enrolled in the Massage course(s). Professionals work a variety of hours, days and evenings, including weekends.

COMPENSATION
The amount of compensation earned is based predominately on the graduate and the amount of commitment placed on his/her new career. How fast a clientele can be built, how many hours a week worked, the candidate’s ability to market their skills and take advantage of opportunities, and the method of compensation used by the salon/spa, are all important factors. Salons/spas use one or more compensation systems: hourly pay and/or commission, straight commission, chair or booth rental. Based on these variables, compensation will vary per individual.

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK
The Cosmetology industry is a service industry, and to be successful, one must possess good people skills in addition to techniques and abilities. Employers look for people with positive attitudes and pleasant personalities. Salons have a tendency to hire in their own professional image and style; therefore, grooming and personal styles are always examined. Although the Academies do not guarantee job placement, our Academies’ Career Services Departments will help you with your resume, provide referrals and assist you with other individual student needs. Our goal is to guide you through the job search process, so that you find the right type of work environment and/or position for you.

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