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 mush have a cumulative 2.00 GPA by graduation.

Applicants for admission must possess a high school diploma or GED.  Any persons under the age of 18 will be required to have parental approval. No students currently attending high school will be accepted. No person shall be excluded from participation or be subject to any form of discrimination because of race, color, sex, ethnic origin, religion, age, or disability.

All students are expected to attend classes on a regular basis. Daily attendance is required, and is taken by the instructor. In the event of an absence, the student is responsible to make arrangements to complete any makeup work that may be assigned to them. If satisfactory arrangements are not made, incomplete or failing grades may be assigned. Students who are unable to attend class should notify the school promptly.

Applicants are required to visit the school in person to meet with an admissions representative.  The admissions representative will discuss career goals, programs, and provide a tour of the school for each applicant.   The prospective student must complete an application for enrollment.

The course numbering system uses a 5-6 digital alphanumeric identifier. The prefixes represent the subject area. The suffixes are numbers that represent the sequence taught.

The prefixes are as follows:
ELE:  Electrology
MAA: Medical Assistant
MAS: Massage Therapy

Students are awarded clock hours for course completion. A clock hour is defined as a minimum of 50 minutes of supervised or directed instruction and appropriate breaks. Class and break schedules are provided by each instructor on the syllabus.

Students enrolled in the Massage Therapy program or in Electrology program may be required to disclose criminal history when applying for licensure.

Prospective students must make formal application to and be accepted by the school. The applicant will complete and sign an Enrollment Agreement prior to beginning classes.  Applicants are encouraged to complete the enrollment process well in advance of their desired start date, as class size is limited to ensure individualized instruction.

Bright Education Institute is dedicated to the success and well being of each student, staff member, and teacher. In the event that dissatisfaction arises, interested parties are expected to refer their complaints to a school administrator or school president, in writing, to be resolved. A school representative will meet with the complainant within 5 days of receipt of the written complaint.

  1. If the concern, complaint or grievance pertains to an individual faculty member, the student should first discuss the concern, complaint or grievance with that particular faculty member.
  2. If the concern, complaint or grievance is not resolved after meeting with the faculty member, or if the issue is program-related, the student should discuss such issue with the Director.
  3. The Director may schedule a personal interview with the student and/or any staff or faculty involved in the situation. Interviews may be conducted in person or over the phone.
  4. The student will be notified of the Director’s decision regarding the grievance within five (5) business days of receipt of the grievance.
  5. If the student continues to feel that the issue remains unresolved after being notified of the Director’s decision, the student may submit their concern in writing to the President.
  6. The President will review the submitted material and may schedule a personal interview with the student and/or any staff or faculty involved in the situation. Interviews may be conducted in person or over the phone.
  7. Director of the school will make a recommendation in response to the grievance.
  8. The student will be informed of any decision made.

Students who need to take a leave of absence from the school must submit, in writing, a signed request for leave. Students on a leave of absence are not considered to be withdrawn from school. Students can only be granted one leave of absence per 12-month period, and the leave cannot exceed 60 days. Any student who does not return from their leave of absence on the scheduled date will be withdrawn from school. A student on an approved leave of absence who has notified the school that he/she will not be returning will be withdrawn from the program.  The determined date of withdrawal will be the earlier of the date of expiration of the leave of absence or the date the student notifies the school that he/she will not be returning.  The withdrawal date for a student who does not notify the school that he/she is not returning will be the  date of expiration of the approved leave of absence.

Payment  of tuition is due, in full, on or before the first day of class. Any students who are unable to pay the tuition and fees in full may arrange a payment plan to be paid weekly to the school. Contracts are not sold to third parties, however, the School reserves the right to assign any unpaid balances to an outside agency for collections.

Students who withdraw from school may apply for readmission. Students must complete a new enrollment contract and will be charged current tuition and fees at the time of readmission. Students dismissed for academic or disciplinary reasons must meet with the school director and put in writing why they feel they should be readmitted. Any student with a past due balance will not be readmitted to the school.

All students are expected to arrive to class on time and prepared to learn. As classes begin promptly, arriving late to class may cause students to miss valuable material. Students who miss 15 minutes or more of the class time may be asked to repeat the class or take an absence. Repeated tardiness may result in withdrawal of the program.

Students have the option to officially withdraw from the school at any time by giving written notification to the school office. Unofficial withdrawal can take place at such time as the student fails to attend classes and has made no contact with the school administration. Upon withdrawal, official or unofficial,  the school’s refund policy will apply and arrangements must be made to pay any balance due to the school. Students will not be permitted to re-enroll in the school with an outstanding balance. Any monies due to the student at the time of withdrawal, official or unofficial,  will be refunded to the student within 30 days of the withdrawal determination.