ACCREDITATION AND LICENSING
International Academy and all of its programs are diploma level and meet all State of Florida professional licensing standards. International Academy holds an institutional accreditation and meets all the standards set forth by that agency. International Academy is accredited by the: National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS), 3015 Colvin Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703/600-7600; State Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education, (additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400, 888/224-6684); Approved by the State of Florida, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, P.O. Box 31003, St. Petersburg, FL33731, (727) 319-7406; the Massage Therapy Program is also approved by Florida Board of Massage Therapy, Department of Health and the Barber Program is approved by the Florida Barber Board. International Academy is also licensed locally by the City of South Daytona and the County of Volusia, for Occupational Licenses and registered and permitted with the Department of Health as a Biomedical Waste Generator
ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT, POLICIES AND SECURITY PROCEDURES
(* Section 486(e) Higher Education Act of 1998 and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (485 (f), Higher Education Act, 1965) and ( VAWA Reauthorization Act of 2013-Publ Law 113-4 eff. 7/1/16) 2017-2018 International Academy, has designated Mrs. Annette Dejournett, General Manager, as the contact person for reporting any problems relating to on campus security issues and the reporting of crimes. Also Mrs. Dejournett is the designated Title IX administrator as required under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. International Academy does not have on-campus housing, nor does the Academy participate in any outside collegiate athletic activities or have non-campus facilities/ remote classrooms. International Academy has a zero tolerance for any offense mentioned in this report.
International Academy does not have an immunization requirement for admission to this institution.
FINANCIAL AID FOR STUDENTS
International Academy participates in Financial Aid Programs (Title IV) to assist students who need money to attend school. Whether a student is eligible for assistance, and how much, is determined by the need of the particular student. Each case is different. The Federal Financial Aid Programs which the school makes available are the Pell Grant, Direct Loan Program and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG). The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available in the Financial Aid office or can be completed on-line. The FAFSA form must be completed first, then processed via Internet by the school with the proper office listed on the form. Our Financial Aid office will assist every student that needs help with their applications.
Corporate and Industry Scholarships are available periodically throughout the year, depending on their current funding. See Financial Aid counselors for details to qualify and/or apply. Any scholarships that International Academy might make available are available to all students, in all programs, whether they are Title IV qualified or a Non-Title IV student.
September 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (Constitution Day). This day commemorates the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution.This year is the 230th anniversary of the Constitution. Each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year is required to hold an educational program about the U.S. Constitution for its students. International Academy acknowledges this special day by celebrating Constitution week with our students. During the week which falls around the 17th of September, the campus provides the students with daily lessons and activities to teach and enlighten the students. Activities range from class room presentations, guest speakers (Daughters of the American Revolution), serving lunch of “American Favorites” hotdogs and apple pie, door decorating contests, and red/white/blue dress down activities.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK, 2014-15 EDITION
The following are excerpts from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK, 2014-15 EDITION. For more in depth information about your career interest, please go on line to: http://www.onetonline.org/ OR http://www.bls.gov/ooh and input the SOC code listed on each of our program home pages.
GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURES
Sections 101(b)(1), 102(b)(1)(A)(i) and 102(c)(1)(A) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 require proprietary and vocational colleges to provide “an eligible program of training to prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.”
ACADEMY CLOSURE DUE TO AN EMERGENCY
In the event the Academy needs to be closed due to an Emergency regarding hurricane, flooding, fire, etc., a notice will be placed on the door and on schools website (and if possible, notified by an alternate source, ie: tv, newspaper, radio, text message or posted at the academy driveway entrance) giving staff and students necessary safety response information, as well as notification of reopening information. A number that they can call for more information will also be provided. Furthermore, an emergency announcement will be placed on the schools automated phone system, if the system is accessible. All student and client data in our computer systems is backed up regularly, and taken off site and kept in a secure location.
WEAPONS ON CAMPUS
International Academy has a zero tolerance regarding weapons on campus. No knives, guns (pistols or rifles), bomb materials, bow & arrows, bazookas, tasers, stun guns, fireworks or anything that could be deemed a weapon by legal authorities (ATF, local Police, etc.) are permitted on campus (campus is defined as parking lot and buildings). Violation of this rule will result in immediate termination and notification to the appropriate authorities. Any student , faculty or staff members who sees or hears of anyone on campus with a weapon is urged to notify the Administrative offices immediately.
HATE CRIME REPORTING
The current federal regulations require institutions to report as hate crimes any occurrence of criminal homicide, sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, (bullying) destruction, damage, or vandalism of property and any other crime involving bodily injury to be reported to local law enforcement agencies that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s bias. Students are encouraged to report crimes that fall into this category to your instructor or directly to the Administration as soon as possible. All faculty and staff hearing of any such crimes are to report them immediately to Administration.
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a courteous, respectful and professional manner and observe school rules at all times. See “Rules and Regulations Sampling” section this catalog: If a first time student or previously enrolled student is dismissed or terminated from school for any reason other than fighting, weapons violation or drugs or withdraws on their own, at the schools discretion, the school may not consider the student for re-enrollment or returning to school for a minimum period of 6 months. (Complete school rules and regulations are issued on the day of Orientation in the “Student Handbook” and may be subject to change. Should a change occur all students will be subject to the new rule(s).)