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Mitchell’s Hair Styling Academy


Mission Statement: To REACH out to every Mitchell’s Academy student and

TEACH them a marketable skill through an educational environment that features

quality classroom instruction and practical experience in cosmetology as well as

related fields. As a result, our students will learn how to WIN in the game of life

as we help them DEVELOP not only the technical skills but also the non-technical

skills of life such as enthusiasm, attitude, and perseverance.

Our courses are designed to prepare the students for the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Arts and Sciences licensing exam and prepare you to become a professional in the field of cosmetology, esthetics, and teacher training.

Course Descriptions: Mitchell’s Academy offers two main courses:

cosmetology & esthetics. An Instructor Training course is also offered. Policies regarding academic expectations and satisfactory performance are given to each student during orientation.

Cosmetology In this 1500 clock hour course, you will acquire a thorough knowledge of hairstyling, cutting, shaping, coloring, permanent waving, finger waving, and facial treatments. The course will also cover salon management, appointment scheduling, and the laws and guidelines of North Carolina that relate to the salon business.

The course is divided into two main sections. The first section is 300 clock hours of instruction covers the fundamentals which will be used throughout the course.

The remaining 1200 clock hours of instruction expands on the fundamentals and prepares the student for their new career. It is during this time a student will receive closely supervised practical experience on live models.

Esthetics The Esthetics course consists of 600 clock hours of instruction. Estheticians specialize in skincare, treatment, make-up application, & hair removal. The course provides a thorough knowledge of skin care and the opportunity to gain actual experience with skin care clients. Licensed Estheticians are in high demand to work in the medical as well as the non-medical fields in locations such as dermatology, salons, & spas.

Teacher Training Program The Teacher Training course consists of 900 clock hours of hands-on instruction.

The Teacher Training course specializes in teacher training in every aspect of the school. They will have a thorough training in such areas as lesson planning, theory teaching, classroom management, and the practical application of clinic skills. Applicants are required to have a valid North Carolina Cosmetology license in addition to the regular admissions requirements of the school.

1 Career Opportunities

Mitchell’s offers a variety of career fields with our courses:

Hairstylist Esthetician Color Specialist Manicurist Permanent waving technician Salon manager Facial Expert Salon owner Make

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How to I Get Started?

Admissions Requirements: Mitchell’s Academy is happy to accept applications from anyone who is at least 16 years of age, has a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate, and passes an admissions test administered by the school. To receive an application or to obtain additional information you can call the school admissions office of your choice.

How Do I Enroll?

Mitchell’s Academy offers several different starting dates for both full-time as well as part-time students. In order to reserve a space for your first choice of starting dates it is advised to register as far in advance as possible; however applications will be accepted at any time of the year. Classes start in January and August.

Call the school of your choice for exact dates as well as for more information on how to get enrolled. Some Mitchell’s Academies are affiliated with a community college therefore enrollment guidelines may fluctuate according to the admissions procedures of each individual college.

Can I Transfer to Mitchell’s and Get Credit?

Mitchell’s Academy is happy to consider students wishing to transfer from another school. Transfer students must provide satisfactory transcripts of credits earned in other schools. Qualified students will be accepted provided space is available and will receive credit for work done at other school(s).

Qualification will be determined by the results of an assessment exam administered by the school. The school does not recruit students already attending or admitted to another school offering a similar program of study.

This exam will be based on each individual student’s transcripts. Such credit allowances will shorten the course accordingly; however Mitchell’s Academy reserves the right to determine acceptance of any credits and/or clock hours of transferring students, providing they are able to comply with other admissions requirements. All cosmetology transfer students must complete a minimum of 750 hours at Mitchell’s Academy. All esthetic transfer students must complete a minimum of 300 hours at Mitchell’s Academy. The school will provide transcript services for eligible students for $15.00.

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What’s Expected?

Attendance: Being in class daily and on time will ensure maximum training benefits and establish two of the essential work habits in the cosmetology industry, which are dependability and punctuality.

All students will have the opportunity to make up missed work due to absences, tardiness, or other lost time. Attendance guidelines are given to each student upon entering school. It is important to note that excessive absences may affect one’s completion of their course.

Both the full-time and part-time courses provide a specific amount of time for unforeseen absenteeism. If a student exceeds the contracted course length of time, he/she will be required to pay an extra fee each week, or portion thereof, necessary to complete the 1500 clock hours, 900 clock hours and/or 600 clock hours. A complete attendance policy is explained to each student during orientation.

Please note that class schedules vary, depending upon the school location.

Time not required to be made up (Legal Holidays): New Year’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas holidays, as determined by management.

What to Wear?

In keeping with the professionalism of the cosmetology industry and as required by the State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners, students must wear the required uniform with clinic or athletic type shoes approved by School Director. Students are expected to wear their uniform every day and keep them as clean as possible.

Specific uniform guidelines are discussed during orientation. Nametags are issued to each student and are considered part of the uniform.

Setting you Up For Success As new material is covered, a written theory test is administered. These grades are averaged to determine the theory grade for each evaluation period.

Practical performance and test grades are recorded and kept on file.

For each grading period, a GPA of at least 75% must be maintained for theory.

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What Does It Take to Get a Diploma?

Mitchell’s Academy is proud to issue a diploma to every student who successfully completes the school curriculum, passes the school’s final examination or the State Board written exam, completes the required clock hours, completes all requirements scheduled for your period of enrollment and satisfies all school obligations in order to receive credit for grades, services performed and time accumulated.

How Will The School Help Me Find a Job?

Mitchell’s Academy has an excellent employment record and is happy to assist students in their job search by providing employment information, including names and phone numbers of salons who are hiring various positions. This information is distributed through a JOB BULLETIN BOARD at each school. It is the student’s responsibility to apply for the jobs and schedule interviews. The school cannot guarantee job placement.

School Facilities All locations are adequately equipped according to North Carolina standards and have the following: Teacher’s office, clinic area, freshman department, dispensary, reception area, and restrooms that are handicapped equipped.

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Student Housing- The school does not provide student dormitory facilities.

Is There Financial Assistance Available?

YES! Because Mitchell’s Academy is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, we are authorized to participate in federal and state financial aid programs. Students interested in learning more about financial assistance are invited to meet with the Financial Aid Director for Mitchell’s. Assistance is available for those who qualify. Contractual students admitted to schools associated with a community college should apply for 4 financial aid at the college’s financial aid office. The school does not honor scholarship and fee waiver policies.

(**not available at Greenville location) CONDUCT At Mitchell’s Academy we strive to provide a pleasant atmosphere for our students, clients, and staff. Common courtesy is expected, and the school reserves the right to terminate the enrollment of any student for improper conduct. This includes, but is not limited to, theft, cheating, unacceptable actions and/or language.

Student’s Rights

It is the policy of Mitchell’s Academy to guarantee the rights of the students and if the student is a dependent minor, their parents, to have access to their cumulative records. A written consent is required from the student or guardian for release of records in response to each third party request, unless otherwise required by law or appropriate parties in connection with financial aid or accrediting organizations. Before we publish “directory information” such as name, address, etc we must allow the student or guardian to deny authority to publish one or more of these items.

A member of our teaching staff will properly supervise and interpret the student’s records when they are being reviewed.

Students who are 18 years and older must sign a Right of Privacy Statement before the school will release personal information concerning them. For students under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian may sign for the release.

Drop/Add Policy If a student chooses to withdraw from school within 5 days of enrolling, they will be refunded their tuition paid but will receive no credit. Registration fee is nonrefundable.

What You’ll Learn:

Curriculum: Mitchell’s Academy is happy to offer the following courses within the total cosmetology course as required by the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Arts and Sciences.

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Additional Practical Experience plus tips on perfecting techniques, ways to improve performance and speed, more instruction on salon management and ownership, and individual instruction with each student concerning any specific techniques. This is a period of additional preparation time for the state board exam and preparation for the transition from school to the actual working world.

During this period of training, you may request additional instruction in any area in which you want to gain more knowledge and/or confidence.

+ 300 hrs TOTAL COSMETOLOGY COURSE == 1500 clock hrs.

**Teacher Training- 900 clock hours

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Instruction in teaching techniques, preparing lesson plans, preparing class lectures, and presentations, preparing examinations, and the laws governing cosmetology 150 Practice teaching that includes conducting theory classes from prepared lesson plans, preparing and giving examinations, and giving practical demonstrations. 650 State Board approved non-technical training classes that include Goal Setting, Stress Mgmt, Conflict Resolution, Positive Thinking, Balancing Life, Communication Skills, And Motivational Methods. 100 _______________________________________________________________

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**Raleigh location only Refund Policy

1. Any applicant rejected by the school shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid, except the application fee.

2. If a student or his/her parents or guardian cancels his/her enrollment and demands his/her money back in writing within three business days of signing the ENROLLMENT AGREEMENT, all tuition monies collected shall be refunded. The postmark on the written notification will determine the cancellation date, or the date the information is delivered to the school administrator/owner in person. This policy applies regardless of whether or not the student has actually started training.

3. If a student cancels his/her enrollment prior to entering classes, but less than 3 business days after signing the agreement, he/she shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid to the school, except the application fee.

4. In case of prolonged illness or disabling accident or other circumstances beyond the control of the student, the school makes a settlement, which is reasonable and fair to both parties.

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6. Enrollment time is defined as the scheduled time elapsed between the actual starting date and the date of the student’s last day of physical attendance in the school. Any monies due the applicant or student shall be refunded within 30 days of formal cancellation by the student as defined in item 2, or formal termination by the school, which shall occur no more than 30 days from the last day of physical attendance.

7. If the school is permanently closed and no longer offering instruction after a student has enrolled, the student shall be entitled to a pro-rata refund of tuition.

8. If the course is cancelled after a student’s class has begun, the school shall provide full completion of the course.

9. Any Title IV recipient may be subject to a refund as defined by the U.S.

Department of Education. A copy of any applicable refund policy will be made available upon request.

Location and Corporate Information Owner: Mitchell’s Hair Styling, Inc.

President: Baldwin Ray Mitchell, Jr.

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