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Regular attendance at Vancouver Acting School is required by students in order to acquire all of the knowledge and skills necessary to complete the FULL TIME TRAINING successfully.
Students must attend a minimum of 80% of the program in order to be eligible to graduate.
Students are provided with access to their attendance records through our Software interface and are encouraged to monitor it regularly to ensure that there are no discrepancies. Any issues arising should be emailed to the Senior Educational Administrator within 2 weeks of the class date and the Senior Educational Administrator will consult with the relevant instructors. Students are reminded that this monitoring is their responsibility.
To receive a Vancouver Acting School Diploma, students must maintain a grade average of 65% (C-) or higher across the entire program. This requirement is in addition to the minimum attendance requirements. Grades falling below a 64%, (D) average in any module or module grouping, will result in an Incomplete and no Diploma will be granted. Acting students who fail to complete their program will be ineligible to receive Contrasting Scenes or Voice Demos. For all programs students are given, written grades and feedback at the end of each term.
Upon the completion of the program the student will receive a final transcript detailing all term grades, a copy of which will be placed in their student file. After all evaluations, students are given the option to meet with the Senior Educational Administrator to discuss any concerns they may have.
Vancouver Acting School Grades as follows;
Vancouver Acting School provides an opportunity for students to resolve grade disputes in a fair and equitable manner. The policy applies to all Vancouver Acting School students who are currently enrolled or were enrolled 30 days prior to raising their concern with their instructor.
Vancouver Acting School is committed to ensuring that its learning environment promotes the respectful and fair treatment of all students while completing a program of study. The list below outlines the code of conduct that all students, staff and faculty are expected to follow. This list is not exhaustive and students should request clarification from the Senior Educational Administrator if they have any questions.
The Code of Conduct expected of students includes:
Students who do not meet the expected Code of Conduct may be subject to progressive discipline which may include a verbal warning, written warning, probation, suspension or expulsion from the Institution depending on the severity of the misconduct. Any of the following, if substantiated, will result in immediate dismissal without a warning letter or probationary period:
Vancouver Acting School provides an opportunity for students to resolve disputes of a serious nature in a fair and equitable manner. This policy governs complaints from students with respect to Vancouver Acting School and any aspect of its operations. Students will not be subject to any form of retaliation as a result of filing a complaint.
All student complaints must be made in writing. The student must provide the written complaint to the Senior Educational Administrator, who is responsible for making determinations in respect of complaints. If the Senior Educational Administrator is absent or is named in a complaint, the student must provide the complaint to the President/CEO. The process by which the student complaint will be handled is as follows:
The Senior Educational Administrator will arrange to meet with the student to discuss the concern and desired resolution within 10 school days of receiving the student’s written concern. The Senior Educational Administrator will document the conversation in writing. A copy shall be given to the student and placed in the student’s file.
The necessary enquiries and / or investigations shall be completed and documented by the Senior Educational Administrator and written reasons for the determination will be provided to the student within 45 days after the date on which the complaint was made. If it has been determined that the student’s concerns are substantiated, in whole or in part, the Senior Educational Administrator shall include a proposed resolution of the substantiated concern(s). If the student is not satisfied with the determination of the Senior Educational Administrator, the student may request the services of a third party mediator to assist in the resolution of the dispute. The fees associated with the third party mediator will be borne by Vancouver Acting School. The student making the complaint may be represented by an agent or a lawyer.
If the student is or was enrolled in an approved program, is dissatisfied with the determination, and has been misled by the institution regarding any significant aspect of that program, he or she may file a complaint with the Private Training Institutions Branch (www.privatetraininginstitutions.gov.bc.ca).
The table below shows the circumstances in which tuition must be refunded.
Note: The effective contract date for a student enrolment contract is the later of: