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: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA CESS), St. Leonard’s Court 3819-33 Chestnut Street, Suite 310 Philadelphia, PA 19104-3171; 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
(* 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.
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. 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 lessons and activities to teach and enlighten the students. Activities range from classroom 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.
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.”
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.
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 not 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.
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).)
The Net Price Calculator is a tool that you can use to estimate your “net price” to attend a particular college or university. Net price is the difference between the full cost to attend a specific college, minus any grants and scholarships for which you may be eligible. This cost includes direct charges (tuition and fees, room and board) and indirect costs (books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses).
Remember…..Direct charges are set by the school and normally don’t change without notice. Indirect costs (off- campus room and board, transportation and personal expenses) can range because of the preference and living style of the individual student (For example, a monthly car payment on a used Chevy is going to be significantly different that a new BMW). These should be kept in mind when reviewing college “net price” calculations which include costs other than tuition and books.
After graduating from Intl Academy I went out into the real world of with such confidence and was ready for anything had to offer me. I started with Hair Cuttery and in 6 months became the manager. Several years later I opened my own salon with another Intl Academy grad and have successfully been in business over 4 years thanks to my fabulous education, love and support from Mez and the entire staff at Intl Academy!
International Academy is not just a school for me, they became my family. Even when I visit as a graduate, I feel like I am visiting my family. Since Graduation, I have been employed with Great Clips and love my career. I am beginning Management training there and I owe it all to the training I received at International Academy. They truly exceeded my expectations!
Before I came to International Academy I was working a job that was both physically and mentally draining. I came to International Academy and fell in love with not only the facilities but also the staff. The teachers and administrators really care about their students and want them to succeed. The difference I found in this school vs. others was that at International we were like a family. I completed both the massage and skin programs and was prepared to go out into the real world. I graduated and obtained a great job in the same week. I chalk that up to the skills I learned at International Academy.
I am now the proud owner of Serenity Salon & Spa an 1800 square foot facility in St. Augustine, Florida. I really owe all of this to International Academy for giving me the education that allowed me to make this dream come true.
Besides career placement our staff is ready to assist you with other services that will help you achieve your career goals. As a student ongoing assistance is provided in the following areas: Car pooling, Study Buddies, Graduation and more. Whatever you need, we are here to help!