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Student Handbook

 

Table of Contents

 

Attendance & Grading                                                                                                    1

 

Satisfactory Progress                                                                                                      2

 

School Rule & Regulations                                                                                            3

 

Guidance & Counseling, Job Placement                                                                    4

 

School Calendar – Course Calendar                                                                          5

 

Student Complaint Resolution Process                                                                     6

 

Satisfactory Report                                                                                                        7

 

Withdrawal                                                                                                                       8

 

Financial Aid                                                                                                                    9

 

 

 

 

Policy Statements: Attendance & Grading

 

 

Attendance:

            4 Day Courses:   100% daily attendance required at Brows Ink Academy.

            2 Day Courses:   100% daily attendance required at Brows Ink Academy.

            1 Day Course:     100% daily attendance required at Brows Ink Academy.

 

            Classroom hours are minimum 8 hours a day, up to 10 hours. If a student is sick proper notice is required of 12 to 24 hours prior to class start time for respective day. Student may attend a subsequently held, like-kind class to make up hours toward Certificate of Competency & Completion.

 

Grading:

             Brows Ink Academy works on a pass/fail system. Student must submit the   following to pass any Course training:

  1. 8 practice skins, front and back specific to their respective area of study: Microblade Methodtm or Fundamental PMU Method (using tattoo machine).

  2. Complete 2 Models Post Classroom Microblade Method or Fundamental PMU Method training. Need to submit Model’s before pictures and after pictures of initial procedure on each respective model, as well as 8 weeks later: healed before and touched up after. 8 weeks from initial procedure is when touch up may safely occur.

  3. Must have 100% attendance, respective to Course days.

  4. Completed Pre-Course Requirements:  Online study and examinations for: Blood Borne Pathogens (BBP), CPR/AED and provide copies of all certificates to Brows Ink Academy for their student file.

 

 

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Policy Statements: Satisfactory Progress

 

Satisfactory Progress:

            Brows Ink Academy provides each student a written progress report when 50%  of a course has been completed, either in-person or on the 

www.browsinkacademy.com online portal.

 

            This complies with 230 CMR 15.01(10) which requires schools to provide students   with appropriate written reports of progress at least once during each Course with durations of 15 hours or more.

 

            The student will be observed in the classroom by the instructor during respective Course practice sessions: Microblade Method, Fundamental PMU Method.

 

            If student is continually observed to be struggling to achieve desire stroke results,  regardless of Method being taught and studied, the instructor will spend additional time tutoring said student, outside of Course attendance, at an appointment suitable for student and instructor. There is no additional charge, for up to two (2) additional hours.

 

            The student may come back to the Academy to shadow the instructor with a set, prior agreed-to appointment. When a student returns to learn this way, the student  must be quiet, with nothing said that the client can be concerned about. 

            

Note: If more 1:1 instruction is needed, student maybe required to pay a tutorial fee of $100.00/hour, not part of Course tuition or deposit.  This is now considered a private tutorage and not part of Course(s) offered.

 

 

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Policy Statements: School Rules & Regulations

 

School Rules & Regulations:

  1. Enrollment Policies and Enrollment Procedures must be read and signed by student along with representative of Brows Ink Academy.

  2. Attendance Policy must be adhered to.

  3. Tuition paid in full, at least 1 week prior to start date for respective Course. 

  4. Refunds per M.G.L. Chapter 255, Section 13K.

  5. Dress Code: Students to wear scrubs, top & bottom with closed toe shoes.

  6. Personal Hygiene: No perfume, long fingernails, hair tied back and out of face, no gum chewing or cigarette smoking (allowed outside the back door and only on lunch or stretch breaks.) no drugs of any kind unless prescribed by doctor.

  7. If Student brings in Model during classroom training, that Model will be considered their 1st model out of 3.

  8. Certificate of Competency & Completion issued to Student once criteria for Post Classroom work is turned in, completed and signed off by Brows Ink Academy. (See Grading #2.)

  9. If any Student is disrespectful toward another student or representative of Brows Ink Academy, the Student’s Course enrollment may be dismissed, with a Student Complaint Form filled out and submitted to Brows Ink Academy for investigation and review. No prejudicial remarks, threatening behavior, verbal or physical abuse will be tolerated. 

  10. Any Student observed acting in a threatening manner toward anyone with a Microblade needle or tattoo machine and/or needles, will be dismissed from Brows Ink Academy at once.

 

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Policy Statements: Guidance & Counseling, Job Placement

 

Guidance & Counseling:

  1. Guidance is provided upon Student’s first contact with Brows Ink Academy to best serve their needs for Course determination and career goals. 

  2. Brows Ink Academy determines what the Student’s Course interest is, what dates they wish to attend, how they intend to pay tuition, how they found Brows Ink Academy; to qualify the Student and their respective needs.

  3. Counseling is provided privately to the Student if they are experiencing difficulties of any kind respective to their Course curriculum and modalities. Assessments are made and solutions provided to the Student to feel more comfortable in a stressful training. Notes will be taken by Brows Ink Academy interviewing personnel.

  4. Students may shadow an instructor with their private client after completion of their respective Course. This is available at no charge to the Student for six (6) months from their final class day with prior instructor approval. 

  5. The Student may return to discuss any issues, within (3) months from their final class date regarding their respective Course. An appointment must be made with instructor ahead of time.

 

Job Placement Policies:  

            At this time there are no job placements implied nor offered once Course(s) are completed.

 

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School Calendar  

(See Course Calendar below for classes)

 

 

Hours of Operation 

Monday – Friday 8:30 – 6:30  Classroom

 

Closed

Saturday & Sunday (Student’s Models only)

 

Holidays Closed

New Years Eve & New Years Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Presidents Day

Memorial Day

Week of Independence Day (4th of July)

Labor Day

Columbus Day

Veterans Day

Thanksgiving

Friday after Thanksgiving

Christmas Day 

Vacation Time (call for dates)

 

If inclement Weather students will be notified early the morning of class or night before . Class will be made up and determined by student and Brows Ink Academy.

 

 

2021 Course Calendar

 

           

Microblade -  Microblade Course is conducted on an individual student basis, usually 2 days per      week for 2 weeks.      

 

PMU   - Permanent Makeup Fundamental Course to begin August 2021. Call for dates.         

 

 

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Policy Statements: Student Complaint Resolution Process

 

Per 230 CMR 15.07(2) a school shall respond to written student complaints, in writing, within ten days from when the complaint was submitted to the school. 

NOTE: Students may contact the Division of Professional Licensure, DPL, at anytime with a complaint to: occupational.schools@mass.gov or 617-701-8719.

 

The complaint must be in the following format:

 

Name of Student:

 

Address:

 

Email:

 

Age:

 

Date of Course Attending:

 

Name of Course Attending:

 

Facts about Complaint

            

Date of Incident:

            

Incident Reported to Brows Ink Academy personnel:

 

            

Name of Individual complaint made against:

            

            

What was stated by Individual to Complainant?

            

 

 

Was physical abuse done by Individual to Complainant?

            

 

 

Resolution occurs after reading Complainant’s Report, separately speaking with both parties.  A written Report from Brows Ink Academy Principal will be provided to both parties. Per 230 CMR 15.07(2) a school shall respond to written student complaints, in writing, within ten days from when the complaint was submitted to the school. 

 

Note: If the complaint is one of the Academy’s Rules & Regulations, immediate dismissal toward Individual that Complaint was made against, will occur until matter fully resolved.

 

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Policy Statements: Satisfactory Report

 

230 CMR 15.01(10 requires schools to provide students with appropriate written reports of progress at least once during each Course with durations of 15 hours or more. 

 

This written progress report will be provided to students by the time 50 percent of the course has been completed, either in person or via an online student portal on browsinkacademy.com

 

The Programs that meet the 15 hour + requirements are:

                                    Microblade Method

                                    Fundamental PMU Method

                                    

Brows Ink Academy evaluates students on a Pass/Fail system based upon:

1. Learning/Comprehension 

             Based upon Course syllabus; describing what the student has been expected to learn.

2. Brow Strox patterns #1 & #2 for Microblade Method, Fundamental PMU Method.

3. Submission of practice strokes on fake skin practice pads per Pre-Course Requirements, prior to receiving Certification of Competency & Completion.

4. Interaction with other students and instructor.

 

Example:

Student A has been assessed in the following skills with an assigned Pass or Fail per area;

  • Role Playing 

  • Brow Mapping & Design

  • Pigment Knowledge & Selection

  • Brow Strox tm patterns #1 & #2: paper, practice pads, pigskin, live model.

  • Attitude

  

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Policy Statements: Withdrawal

 

Per 230 CMR 15.04(7) and (8)

 

(7) If a student withdraws from a Program in accordance with the Schools’ withdrawal policy, the school shall:

            (a) treat the withdrawal as a termination of the enrollment contract, effective immediately;

            (b) complete a refund calculation for the student, including all fees and payments, in a form acceptable to the division; and

            (c) provide the calculation and any refund to the student within 45 days of the effective date of the termination

 

(8) If a student stops attending School but does not withdraw in accordance with the School’s withdrawal policy, the School shall:

            (a) for purposes of any payments due from the student or refund due to the student, treat the student’s nonattendance as a termination of the enrollment contract, effective no later than the last date of attendance or last participation in an instructional activity;

            (b) determine the effective date of the termination within 30 days after the the period of enrollment ends, the term ends, or the Program ends, whichever is earliest;

            (c) complete a refund calculation for the student, including all fees and payments, in a form acceptable to the division; and

            (d) provide the calculation and any refund to the student within 45 days from the date the School determines the effective date of termination under 230 CMR15.04(8)(b).

 

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Policy Statements: Financial Aid

 

 

 

Brows Ink Academy does not participate nor offer any form of Financial Aid.

 

 

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