Our Strict Attendance Policy
With each of the programs at Ace Insurance School being two weeks long, it's imperative that you make every effort to attend each classroom session. With that in mind, we have enacted a strict attendance policy that we ask all of our students to comply with. Please be aware that all absences are recorded, regardless of reason.
Our policy is as follows:
Students not in their seat at the schedule class time will be considered tardy
Students leaving school before their official dismissal will be marked as tardy
Four tardies equals one absence
2 absences and the student will be put on probation for the remainder time in the program
3 absences and the student will be terminated from the program.
Students may request a leave of absence (LOA) in the instance of family bereavement or medical emergencies pertaining to immediate family
A Leave of Absence may last up to 30 days. Requests for leave of absence must be made in writing in advance. All requests must include appropriate documentation. An LOA may be extended for a maximum of 30 days in a 12 week period. Students may request more than one LOA during a 12 week period provided the total time granted does not exceed 30 days. Time spent during an approved LOA is not considered accrued time for a course or program. Student status is not changed from active to LOA unless the request procedure and appropriate forms are completed.
To request a Leave of Absence:
Submit a written request, stating the reason and the amount of time needed for the leave of absence to the Director
Complete and sign all required forms
Academic Progress Policy
We expect every student at Ace Insurance School to maintain certain standards of academic performance. We require that all of our students meet the following minimum standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP):
Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 at the 50% mark / point at 10 hours and / or 20 hours
Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 at the completion of 20 hours for Life only or Health only, or 40 hours for Property and Casualty, or Life and Health
Achieve an attendance rate of 75% at the completion of 20 hours or 40 hours course
Complete the program of study within a Maximum Time Frame (MTF), which is one and one-half times the number of hours and weeks required for the specified program of study
We monitor our students for their SAP at the completion of 20 hours, or 40 hours, and each student is advised of their academic progress at such time. Any student who has failed to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 AND a cumulative attendance rate of at least 75% at the end of 20 hours, or 40 hours, will be placed on probation for 4 hours.
At the end of this probationary period, any student still not meeting the SAP requirements will either be terminated from the school or given the opportunity to appeal their findings. Students who successfully appeal will be allowed to continue with the school. Students whose appeal is denied, or student who choose not to appeal, will be dismissed.