The Arkansas Fashion School’s Fashion Study Program is 600 clock hours including the one elective course. Students can request at any time, a copy of their grades and progress sheets. Students will also receive a copy of their quarterly program report and review.
All students will be given a brief meeting with the instructor on the student’s week 5 class of the 10 week course. This meeting will let the student know how they are meeting the benchmarks of the course and to let the student know the areas they may need to work on. After the meeting the student will initial the course progress log to state that they are aware their progress.
The student is required to make measurable progress toward program completion. To be making satisfactory academic progress, a student must attend at least 80% of the scheduled course hours on a cumulative basis during each evaluation period of 10 weeks.
The student’s academic average is reviewed to determine progress. The minimum total grade requirement is 70% at the conclusion of a course.
Incomplete grades can be given, but must be cleared in time specified by instructor or course is failed. If the student retakes a course, the lowest overall course grade will be dropped and the highest overall course grade will be used to calculate the academic average. Course work repeated may adversely affect a student's academic progress in terms of the graduation date or maximum time frame.
Students who withdraw from the program will receive a grade of 0% in each course interrupted by the withdrawal. Interrupted courses must be repeated upon readmission to the Arkansas Fashion School.
All program requirements must be completed within a maximum time frame of 1.5 times the normal program length, as measured in calendar time. (The selected fashion course 10 weeks in length, must be completed within 15 calendar weeks). Time spent on an approved leave of absence is not counted against the maximum time frame. Students exceeding the maximum time frame will be administratively withdrawn.
STUDENT PROGRESS REPORTS
Students will be given the class-to-class criteria (they must complete and submit before the end of the course) within each course book they receive. Students will use the criteria as a checklist to stay on schedule in their Fashion Study program with the AFS. On Week 3 each student will turn in all course patterns that are drafted at home for homework, on Week 5 students must turn in a minimum of all cut and tailor tack course projects. Extra Credit projects will only be accepted if the student has fully completed all course assigned work. Extra Credit options addressed in every course book.
Instructors will spend 5-10 minutes at the during each class session to record the students’ progress in the course. During the 5-10 minutes, instructor must record what the student completed as homework and in-class work.
When an assignment is submitted past its deadline, there will a 10% deduction to the grade every week the assignment is late. If the assignment is submitted 10 weeks after the deadline, the student will receive 0%.
GRADE SCALE & GPA
Grading Scale: GPA
A--------------- 90-100% 4.0
B-------------- 80-89% 3.0
C--------------- 70-79% 2.0
D-------------- 65-69% 1.0
Extra Credit Points are available for students who participate in specific school approved extracurricular activities.
Arkansas Fashion School will give every student the opportunity to inspect and review his or her records within 45 days following its receipt of a request.
A student has the right to request that inaccurate or misleading information in his or her education records be amended.
While AFS is not required to amend records in accordance with a student's request, the school is required to consider the request. If the school decides not to amend a record in accordance with an student's request, the school must inform the student of his or her right to a hearing on the matter. If, after the hearing, the school still decides not to amend the record, the student has the right to insert a statement in the record setting forth his or her views. That statement must remain with the contested part of the student's record for as long as the record is maintained.
A minimum GPA of 2.00/4.00, or 70%/100%, and a minimum attendance of 80% is required for graduation. Additionally, the student must complete the Graduation Project. This graduation project is defined as thus:
Student must submit Fourteen Designs (Outfits) to AFS one week before graduation. Ten of these Designs (Outfits) must be from the Fashion Study Program course work. Four of the fourteen completed new Designs (Outfits) must have been Sketched, Tailored, and Created by the student without the help of the instructors.
A diploma is awarded upon graduation. A Formal Graduation Fashion Show Celebration Ceremony will be held with a minimum of 7 graduating Students.