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Avalon School ofCosmetologyStudent Catalogand Handbook1428 North McMillan StreetWorthington, MN 56187(507)[email protected] – emailavaloncosmetologywgtn - FacebookAVALON SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY CATALOG AND STUDENT HANDBOOKMARCH 20211


ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL AND OWNERSHIPKimberly SchroederTodd SchroederBrittany SchroederAngela MeyerOWNER, DIRECTOR, INSTRUCTOROWNER, CAMPUS SECURITYINSTRUCTORADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/FINANCIAL AIDThe is owned by Avalon School of Cosmetology LLC, principals Kimberly A. and Todd W. Schroeder, thephone number is (507) 372-2344. The school is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology, Suite 100,1000 University Ave West, St. Paul, MN 55104. The phone number is 1-(651)-201-2742. The school isaccredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, 3015 Colvin Street,Alexandria, VA 22314, 1-703-600-7600. The school participates in the Federal Pell Grant, which is offeredthrough the Department of Education, 830 First St. N.E., Alexandria VA, Washington DC 20202. TheMinnesota State Grant and Self Loan Programs offered by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 1450Energy Park Drive, Suite 350, St. Paul, MN 55108. Avalon School of Cosmetology is licensed as a privatecareer school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections136A.821 to 136A.832. Licensure is not an endorsement of the institution. Hours earned at the institution maynot transfer to all other institutions. All current licenses and certifications may be reviewed at the campusduring regular business hours. The campus director may be contacted during normal business hours toschedule an appointment to review certification documents and to obtain other consumer information regardingthe institution or enrollment information.HISTORYAvalon: Island of Paradise – Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary 10th EditionSomeone once said that there is something about the Land of Avalon that makes it shimmer as if the subtleenergies and perceptions of its imagination permeate the physical fabric of this place and the life that goes onhere. It is around this statement that Avalon School of Cosmetology has been created. Our core curriculum,our language, our facilities, are designed to promote energy, imagination, and creativity.Kimberly A. Schroeder has enjoyed substantial success in the exciting field of cosmetology. Her Thirty plusyears of history include having founded, owned and managed two successful hair salons. In addition, sheworked in the sale of beauty supply products for five years with an emphasis on helping salon owners growtheir businesses and achieve higher levels of success. Ms. Schroeder has also taught classes to professionalsand salon owners regarding client retention and developing personnel. She is dedicated to bringing her skillsand expertise to an even higher level by operating a small, but personable committed to the highest qualityeducation for its Students.MISSION STATEMENT AND GENERAL OBJECTIVESThe Mission of Avalon School of Cosmetology is to ensure the success of our graduates in the field ofcosmetology or related discipline while providing an energetic environment that facilitates the confidence andskills necessary to attain success in their chosen field. Our priority is to help our Students unlock theircreativity and imaginations, improve themselves, and ultimately achieve professional success. This Mission willbe accomplished through the following objectives: To assess institutional effectiveness through student achievement and performance as reflected in thecampus completion, licensure, and employment rates and through periodic surveys of Students,graduates, and employers of graduates.To employ a faculty of adequate size qualified by preparation, education or experience and personalityto carry out the educational objectives of the institution.To maintain effective methods of organization and administration appropriate to the educationalprograms offered.To uniformly administer fair and equitable admissions policies.3

To provide a program of supportive services including academic advising to Students and employmentassistance.To develop and use well-organized courses of study designed to prepare graduates for licensingexamination’s and employment using both theoretical knowledge and skill development.To maintain a sound financial condition and qualified financial management.To provide equipment, instructional and laboratory space and other facilities to meet instructionalneeds and professional standards for safety and hygiene.To use systematic student evaluation to assist student learning and develop satisfactory studentachievement.The stated goals and objectives, educational programs and support services are assessed systematically bymeans of:1. Periodic student evaluations of the staff, programs and facility.2. Periodic surveys of graduates, employers of graduates, and industry representatives as to theeffectiveness of the instructional programs and support services.3. Review of annual retention, licensure and employment rates.4. Cooperative evaluation by staff during regular staff meetings regarding the institution’s purpose,objectives and success.5. Feedback annually from the Advisory Council comprised of industry professionals.6. Completion of an Institutional Self Study for the School.The information received is used in formulating plans to maintain and improve the institution's activities,educational programs, student support services, and any other area needing improvement.CAREER OPPORTUNITIES - COSMETOLOGYCosmetologist, Hairstylist, Hair Color Specialist, Perm Specialist, Esthetician, Nail Care Artist, Manicurist,Salon Owner, Salon Manager, Salon Coordinator, Salon Sales Consultant, Manufacturer SalesRepresentative, Makeup Artist, Director of Education, Distributor's Sales Representative, Fashion Show Stylist,Photo and Movie Stylist, Platform Artist and Educator, Beauty Magazine Writer, Beauty Magazine Editor,Cosmetology School Owner, Cosmetology Instructor, Beauty Care Marketing, Salon Franchisee, Salon ChainManagement, Beauty Care Distributor, Salon Computer Expert, Beauty Care PR Specialist, ResearchChemist, Beauty Product Designer, Beauty Business Consultant, Trade Show DirectorCAREER OPPORTUNITIES – NAIL TECHNICIANNail Care Artist, Manicurist, Salon Owner, Salon Manager, Salon Coordinator, Salon Sales Consultant,Manufacturer Sales Representative, Distributor's Sales Representative, Platform Artist and Educator, BeautyMagazine Writer, Beauty Magazine Editor, Cosmetology School Owner, Cosmetology Instructor, Beauty CareMarketing, Salon Franchisee, Salon Chain Management, Beauty Care Distributor, Salon Computer Expert,Beauty Care PR Specialist, Research Chemist, Beauty Product Designer, Beauty Business Consultant, TradeShow DirectorJOB DEMAND IN COSMETOLOGY/RELATED INDUSTRIESAccording to www.careerschoolnow.org, Cosmetology is a recession-proof career. No matter what’s going onin the economy, people still find the funds to get their hair and nails done. It’s those little pleasures that givepeace of mind and self-confidence, regardless of what is happening in the world. As of 2016, the averagesalary of a hairdresser is 22,388 or 11.66 per hour. Beginners will make 16,262 per year, and those with aregular, long-time clientele will average 43,756. These salaries do not reflect tips which can add significantlyto their bank accounts.Employment growth for cosmetologists, between now and 2026, cosmetology jobs are expected to grow 10%,which is faster than average when compared with all other occupations. Due to factors such as posting tosocial media channels, and perhaps the rise in population, more people will be looking for a professional to dotheir hair and nails. And, not just with anyone. Licensed, qualified cosmetologists.4

The National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) reveals that some of the mainfactors that determine cosmetology career earnings and salary ranges include the size and location of thesalon, hours worked, the tipping habits of clients, and competition from other salons and shops. Thecosmetologist's ability to bring in and maintain regular clients is another factor in determining manycosmetologist’s salaries and cosmetology salary ranges.JOB DEMAND IN NAIL TECHNICIANAccording to Beauty Schools Directory, the pay for nail technicians is typically hourly rather than salary. Theaverage wages for all nail techs (including manicurists, pedicurists, cosmetologists who do nail technologyprimarily) as self-reported by job-seekers posting resumes on CareerBuilder and their affiliated sites is 15.71,but those in the 90th percentile and higher may make 22.17 hourly or more. This may or may not account fortips. Compensation appears to increase as you gain more years of experience in the field.Employment growth for nail technicians, between now and 2026, nail technician jobs are expected to grow13%, which is faster than average when compared with all other occupations. Due to factors such as posting tosocial media channels, and perhaps the rise in population, more people will be looking for a professional to dotheir nails. And, not just with anyone. Licensed, qualified nail technicians.CAREER CONSIDERATIONSThe school feels that Students interested in pursuing a career in cosmetology or a related field shouldconsider all aspects of such a decision. Persons who want to become professionals in this field must: Have finger dexterity and a sense of form and artistry Enjoy dealing with the public and be able to follow a client's direction Keep abreast of the latest fashions and beauty techniques Work long hours while building a personal clientele in order to earn the desired income Make a strong commitment to the educational process and complete the course of study Learn the skills necessary to operate a personal businessIn addition, applicants and Students should be aware that: The work can be arduous and physically demanding because of long hours standing with hands atshoulder level or sitting over a nail technician's station or esthetician's chair. A personal investment may be required for advertising and promotions such as printing of businesscards. There will be exposure to various chemicals and fumes that may cause allergic reactions or could beharmful if used incorrectly. The practice of safety and infection control is essential for effective and successful performance withinthe industry. Methods of compensation vary and may include straight salary, salary plus commission, straightcommission, sliding scale commission, retail commission or independent contracting (renting space andequipment from an existing salon).EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCEWhile the school cannot guarantee employment for graduates, assistance in finding suitable employment isprovided by posting area job openings on a career opportunities bulletin board for Students to review.Students also receive training in how to seek employment that includes how to write a resume, complete anemployment application and prepare for an effective interview. The school places a great deal of emphasis onhow to obtain and retain employment after graduation. When our graduates succeed, we succeed!5

FACILITYThe school facility includes: Over 3400 square feet of modern, air-conditioned space Office space for administration and education Reception area Classrooms for theory and practical training A clinic laboratory with stations for serving the public A student lunchroom A library of texts, publications, curricula, audio visual equipment andaids, and industry-related journalsCAMPUS PERFORMANCE STATISTICSThe school tracks its annual performance with respect to Student completion rate, graduate licensurerate, and gradate employment rate. These rates are required by NACCAS each November for the prioryear.Employers are contacted to confirm employment reported by the student.The cumulative outcomes rates for2018: Graduation: 72.73%Licensure: 100%Placement: 100%The Cosmetology 1550 program rates for 2018:Graduation: 100.00%Licensure: 100%Placement: 100%The Cosmetology 2100 program rates for 2018:Graduation: 70.00%Licensure: 100%Placement: 100%CLASS CALENDARNew class starts may occur once per month every month with the exception of December. These monthlystart dates are subject to change due to the number of enrollees. Classes are scheduled daily Mondaythrough Friday. Observed holidays are New Year's Day, President’s Day, the Monday after Easter,Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving, the week thatIndependence Day falls in, every Monday in June, July & August, and the week between Christmas Dayand New Year’s Day (the actual dates vary based on which day of the week the actual holiday occurs).Additional days off are published well in advance. Students may follow local announcements by radiostations or will be notified by a shared Facebook group of pertinent information regarding unexpectedclosures due to extenuating circumstances such as inclement weather. Weather announcements will bemade based on the current and forecasted weather for the city of Worthington and will closely followthose decisions made by the Worthington Public School.FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 the school follows policies that:a) Guarantee each student (or parent or guardian if the student is a dependent minor) accessto that student’s recordsb) The right to amend inaccurate information within their school recordsc) Require written consent from the student or guardian for release of records in response to eachthird- party request unless otherwise required by law6

d) Do not allow publication of directory information about StudentsAccess to records must be arranged previously and a staff member must be present while the recordsare being reviewed. Copies of file documents may be obtained at a cost of twenty cents per copy.Cumulative education records are maintained for a minimum of five years after graduation ortermination.The school must make its student files available to accrediting, regulatory and other governing agencyrepresentatives who have the legal right to examine such files for compliance reviews. No portion of a filemay be removed or reproduced without the permission of the owner of the school as all material andrecords contained therein are property of the school.ADMISSIONS AND ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS (07/20)The school does not discriminate in its employment, admission, instruction, or graduation policies on thebasis of sex, race, age, color, ethnic origin, religion, or financial status. The school does not recruitStudents already attending or admitted to another school offering similar programs of study. The schoolrequires that each student enrolling into a program AND is applying for Pell Grant (federal financial aid)has: Graduated from high school OR Successfully completed the EQUIVALENT of twelfth grade (GED) OR Foreign Diploma; must be translated into English and confirmed to be EQUIVALENT to a U.S.DiplomaAll applicants must complete an application for enrollment at the school and:1. Pay 25 application fee.2. Provide proof of High School Diploma, GED or Certificate of Home Schooling if applying for financial aid2. Provide proof of prior secondary education if applicable.The Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners no longer requires a high school diploma or GED to getlicensed as a Cosmetologist or Nail Technician. If you do not have a high school diploma or GED and wishto enroll into a program, all of or the majority of the program will be cash pay. If you can complete a Fafsaapplication, you may still be eligible for Minnesota State Grant and/or Minnesota SELF Loan.All students will be notified, in writing, of acceptance or rejection.TEACH-OUT PLANThis plan has been developed in accordance with the requirements of Avalon School of Cosmetology’saccrediting agency, the National Accrediting Agency of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc. (NACCAS), in order toensure that all enrolled students shall have an equitable opportunity to complete their educational programin the even that Avalon School of Cosmetology should cease operations and no longer offer instruction.Avalon School of Cosmetology acknowledges that in the event of an actual Closure of the Institution we willseek to execute a Teach-Out Agreement with both of the Cosmetology related institutions within a 50 mileradius of Avalon School of Cosmetology, one in-state with multiple locations and the other being in Iowa.Also, to accommodate all students, we may also enter into a Teach-Out Agreement with the South DakotaCosmetology related institution that is just 59 miles away from Avalon School of Cosmetology (Refer toAttachment A for potential school list). Potential Teach-Out institutions are selected which might providestudents with access to programs and services necessary to successfully complete their program of studentwithout requiring them to move or travel for substantial distances or durations. Avalon School ofCosmetology will provide to NACCAS any Teach-Out Agreements 30 days prior to the planned closure dateor 15 days following an unplanned closure or other Teach-Out event.Avalon School of Cosmetology: Must satisfy any outstanding financial obligations to Local, State, or Federal providers of financialaid.7

Must put all relevant information regarding the closure on its websites and all social mediacustomarily used by the institution to communicate with both students and/or the public Will comply with applicable State and/or Federal laws regarding record maintenance and will provideto NACCAS and all enrolled students the name and contact information of the custodian of theinstitution files and the address where those files will be kept. Will immediately provide all enrolled students with: A copy of the NACCAS “How to Locate an Accredited Institution Within Your Field ofStudy” document A list of Teach-Out institutions with which Avalon School of Cosmetology has entered intoa Teach-Out Agreement with Students who elect not to transfer to any such Teach-Outinstitution shall be provided with a pro-rata refund of tuition paid. Should it be determinedthat there are no area institutions with which Avalon School of Cosmetology canpracticably enter into a Teach-Out agreement with, pro-rata refunds shall be issued to allenrolled students. Any additional charges, if any, in writing Must provide to NACCAS for each of the Institutions that will receive students under the Teach-OutAgreement: A list of students who were enrolled at the time of the closure with arrangements made A copy of the enrollment agreement of the Teach-Out institution A copy of the catalog of the Teach-Out institution A copy of the Teach-Out Institution’s active license issued by the State’s Regulatoryagency Provide information that will insure that all Teach-Out institutions have the AdministrativeCapacity and Capability and support services required by NACCAS Provide evidence that the Teach-Out institutions have the necessary experience toprovide an educational program that is of acceptable quality and reasonably similar incontent, delivery modality, and scheduling to that provided by the closing institution. Provide evidence that each Teach-Out institution has the capability and capacity to carryout its mission and meet all obligations to the existing students Any additional applicable information, including additional charges to students, in writing Copies of all notifications from the institution to its students related to the institution’sclosure or teach-out optionsABILITY-TO-BENEFIT APPLICANTSThe school does not accept Ability to Benefit Applicants.TRAINING AGREEMENTSThe school does not enter into any training agreements.DISABILITY POLICYThe school does not discriminate in its admissions practices or other policies against disabled persons.While there are specific physical requirements for those wishing to become a Cosmetologist (minor lifting,standing for long periods, hand and finger dexterity, client communication), Avalon School ofCosmetology will make reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities on a case-by-casebasis. Avalon School of Cosmetology requires current documentation from a licensed physician or otherprofessional in the field related to applicant’s disability if testing accommodations are requested. AvalonSchool of Cosmetology requires applicants to request specific accommodations, in writing, at least 30days before planned class start. If request is reasonable and required documentation is provided, theschool will provide requested accommodations. Our building requires no stairs to access the entirestudent area. Bathrooms and classrooms are handicap accessible. Seewww.avaloncosmetologyschool.com for the full Disability policy.8

TRANSFER IN STUDENTSThe school may administer a scholastic and practical evaluation to Students wishing to transfer into theschool or require the transfer student to enter into the Essential class. Based on the test results, ifapplicable, theschool may recognize credit for all or part of the applicant's previous training or work experience providedit is recognized by the regulatory board. Transfer Students must comply with the class level assigned as aresult of the scholastic evaluation. In addition, such students must meet all regular entrance andregistration requirements. Credit hours from another institution that are accepted toward the applicableprogram must count as both attempted and completed hours. If approved for enrollment, tuition will becharged at the hourly rate based on contract hours for the course of study at the time of enrollment,transfer fee of 150.00 along with kit and book charges if applicable. All transfer students will be requiredto complete a minimum of 10% of the selected course of study that they wish to enroll into. Contact theschool administration office for additional details. The school does not recruit Students already attendingor admitted to another school offering similar programs of study.TRANSFER STUDENTS FROM SOUTH DAKOTA (07/2020)Due to the update in required Cosmetology Hours in South Dakota, we will accept students who havecompleted the program in South Dakota with 1500 certified hours into our Cosmetology program tocomplete their final 50 required hours for Minnesota licensure. These 50 contracted hours will not beeligible for any financial aid and must be paid in cash before the completion of the program. Thisprogram will have a flat rate charge of 750 which includes the required Course Completion Certificate. Astudent must provide an official transcript from their prior South Dakota Cosmetology school. Based ontranscript review, these transfer in students may be required to complete additional testing, practical skillsand Law & Rules before they will be eligible to receive their Course Completion Certificate.RE-ENTRY STUDENTSFormer Students of the school who wish to re-enter, must request approval from school administration. Therequest will be reviewed and a decision made within 30 days of the request. Students who re-enter withinone- hundred eighty (180) days of the original official withdrawal date will be charged for hours remaining ontheir original contract. Except for students who exit during the Essentials portion of the program, they will berequired to complete the full hours of the contract, no credit for the hours previously completed will apply.Students who re-enter more than 180 days but less than 5 years after the original exit date may beevaluated scholastically in the same manner as a transfer student to determine class level assignment.Tuition rates current at the time of re-entry will apply. Students who withdraw from enrollment two times maynot be allowed to re-enroll. This will be at the discretion of school management. Contract periods andattendance percentages will be calculated based on hours remaining in the re-entry contract. All Reenrollment students will be charged a re-enrollment fee of 150 along with any kit or book charges asapplicable.HOUSINGThe school does not provide institutional housing for attending Students. However, if an applicant needsassistance in finding local housing, the school will refer the applicant to an appropriate agency.CAMPUS SECURITYAll students and employees are encouraged to report crimes, suspicious activities, injuries or othersecurity problems to the administration office at Avalon School of Cosmetology. Student behavior thatviolates state, federal, or Avalon School of Cosmetology regulations may also be investigated andreported by authorized staff at the School to Todd Schroeder (Chief of Security) or Kimberly Schroeder,who will then contact the local authorities for immediate assistance if required.For a full Campus Safety and Security Policy and Fire Safety Report save this address to your eport.p9

dfThis document has been designed to inform all students and employees about the school’s safety andsecurity procedures and policies. The annual disclosure document is done each year by contacting thelocal police department to compile the statistics used in the report. All crimes are reported based on thecalendar year in which the crime was reported to local police agencies or to the School AdministrativeOffice. The safety of our students and employees is an important concern of the school’s administration.This document explains this school’s policy regarding crime and accident prevention, public safety,criminal and accident reporting procedures, and fire safety. At orientation for new students andemployees, as well as in October of each year, the students and employees are informed of the school’scampus security report, procedures, and safety practices. We also review with students and employeesthe need to be responsible for their own security and safety at all times.CAMPUS SEXUAL VIOLENCE POLICYAvalon School of Cosmetology is committed to eliminating sexual violence in all forms and will takeappropriate action against any individual found responsible for acts in violation of this policy. Acts ofsexual violence may also constitute violations of criminal or civil law.Subd. 1a. Sexual assault definition. For the purposes of this section, “sexual assault” means forcible sexoffenses as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 34, part 668, subpart D, appendix A, as amended.Subd. 2. Victims’ rights. Victims of sexual violence as stated above in Subd. 1a, are guaranteed rightsunder the crime victims bill of rights, including the right to assistance from the Crime Victims ReparationsBoard and the commissioner of public safety.This policy applies to all students and employees of Avalon School of Cosmetology. Reports of sexualviolence committed by a student or employee on campus or at a location other than on campus property arecovered by this policy. Reports of sexual violence committed on campus by individuals who are notstudents or employees are subject to appropriate actions by Avalon School of Cosmetology, including, butnot limited to, pursuing criminal or civil action against them. All students and employees are informed of thispolicy during orientation and have access to the policy on the school website at the address SexualViolencePolicy.pdf.Subd. 3. Uniform amnesty. This policy requires that a witness or victim of an incident of sexual assaultwho reports the incident in good faith shall not be sanctioned by the institution for admitting in the reportto a violation of the institution’s student conduct policy on the personal use of drugs or alcohol.SCHOLARSHIP POLICYSchool Scholarships may be offered periodically. The only type of Scholarship offered is tuitionallowances for specific time periods. All students that enroll into an eligible program during that timeperiod are eligible for the Scholarship.The scholarship will be applied to the student ledger when the student has completed 75% of theirchosen program; if the Student withdraws from the school prior to completion of the course of study, theStudent will not receive the scholarship credit and will be obliga

primarily) as self-reported by job-seekers posting resumes on CareerBuilder and their affiliated sites is 15.71, but those in the 90th percentile and higher may make 22.17 hourly or more. This may or may not account for tips. Compensation appears to in