ACADEMIC CALENDAR The school operates on a continuous basis, 12 months per year. New classes begin weekly.
HOLIDAYS The school observes the following Holidays and will be closed on those dates: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (for students only) Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Weekend Christmas Day The School Director may declare additional Holidays. Will be announced at such time.
HOURS OF OPERATION Bright Education Institute offers day and evening courses. Day classes are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Evening classes are scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
LIBRARY RESOURCES The school houses additional learning resources for students in the front office. Resources include texts, videos, dictionary, thesaurus, and program appropriate periodicals. The library is open during normal business hours as noted above.
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA) Bright Education Institute strictly adheres to the requirements of FERPA regarding students’ rights and privacy of information. In accordance with public law 93380, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Florida Statute 5.229.782, the school allows students to access their educational records; challenge records they believe are inaccurate, incomplete or misleading; and limit the release of such information. Records will not be released without the written consent of the student. A student will be notified whenever a court subpoenas the records in which case, written consent is not required. The parent (s) of a dependent student has the right to inspect records that are maintained by the school on behalf of the student.
DRESS CODE Students are required to wear a white lab coat, with a cost of approximately $20. All students are treated equally and are required to practice good hygiene as a daily routine. A clean, professional appearance is essential in the school because of the nature of our work. It is important to maintain a sterile environment.
CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE OR TRAINING Credit may be granted for training in another state, country, or school. Documentary proof verifying work or school experience must be submitted prior to enrollment. Written practical tests will be given to the applicant provided they are properly registered at the school. The director will then administer the tests and determine what credit should be given. A maximum of 75% of previous credit will be awarded or transferred to the school.
TRANSFER OF CREDIT EARNED The School cannot guarantee transferability of credits earned to any other educational institution. Any decision on the acceptance of credits earned at Bright Education Institute is at the sole discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.
STUDENT PLACEMENT The School cannot guarantee employment for its graduates. However, due to the school’s high standards and the individual attention given to each student, our graduates are well qualified. The Placement Office will assist the student in finding available positions. Graduates are encouraged to utilize the services of the Placement Office.
STANDARDS OF SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP) All students must meet the following minimum standards of SAP. Student must complete the curriculum in which they are enrolled and not to exceed 1.5 times the standard program length. Student must have a cumulative 2.00 GPA by graduation.