General Information

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Accreditation

Polaris Career Center is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Ste 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, Telephone: 770-396-3898 / FAX: 770-396-3790, www.council.org.  As a member of the University System of Ohio, Polaris Career Center is governed and approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.  All instructors are qualified practitioners in their area of instruction with a minimum of three years of related work experience and are certified instructors by the Ohio Department of Education.

Canceled Courses

The Adult Education Department must cancel courses that do not attain the required minimum enrollment.  The Adult Education Department reserves the right to cancel, discontinue, postpone or combine courses before or at the first class meeting.  Attempts are made to contact all students whose courses have been canceled.  In the event a class is canceled, a full refund of the registration fee will be given.

Crisis Response Actions

Click here to view the Polaris Career Center Crisis Response Actions.

Disabled Students

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS POLICY

Polaris Career Center may provide accommodations to students with documented disabilities. A student is not required to disclose his/her disability however, if the student desires accommodations, it is the student’s responsibility to notify the Adult Education Assistant Director of his/her disability. The student must request accommodations in writing as well as provide current documentation prepared by an appropriate professional that includes a diagnosis and the necessary accommodations to assist the student in his/her training program.

Polaris Career Center is accessible to students with physical disabilities. Students should contact the Adult Education office prior to arrival for parking instructions and elevator location information.

In accordance with Title VI of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Polaris Joint Vocational School District’s policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, ancestry, economic status, military status, or age in its educational programs, activities, services or employment policies.

The Board does not discriminate on the basis of legally acquired genetic information.

If you are having a problem or have questions or concerns regarding compliance with Title IX or Section 504, contact:

Assistant Superintendent

Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator

440.891.7643

Room 225

The Special Accommodations Policy is found in the Student Handbook.

Disclaimer

Certain risks may be involved in each course described herein.  Polaris Career Center shall not be liable for any loses or injury whatsoever to persons or property arising from enrollment in any course described herein.  By registering for a course, the registrant acknowledges the assumption of those risks and releases Polaris Career Center from any liability whatsoever.  Specific courses or activities may require registrants to sign a separate waiver of liability and release.  Students enrolled in courses offered through the Adult Education Department are subject to Polaris Career Center regulations and policies including those pertaining to student conduct and discipline.

Eligibility

Registration for open enrollment classes is open to all students, residents and nonresidents, over 16 years of age who are not enrolled in a regular high school program.  High school students must have written permission from their parents prior to registration for adult education classes.

Mission Statement
Polaris, a premier education center, promotes lifelong learning and prepares high school and adult students for meaningful employment and further education through authentic learning experiences.

Office Hours

January 2, 2016 – June 30, 2016
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Friday:                    8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

July 1-August 19, 2016
Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

August 22, 2016 – June 30, 2017
Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Friday:                   8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Note: Evening office hours are not available when evening classes are not in session. This occurs during holiday periods and between semesters.

NO CLASSES ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

September 5, 2016 All Day
October 11, 2016 PM Only
October 27, 2016 PM Only
November 8, 2016 All Day
November 23, 2016 PM Only
November 24 – November 27, 2016 Thanksgiving Break
December 3, 2016 All Day
December 19 – January 2, 2017 Winter Break No Classes
January 16, 2017 All Day
February 20, 2017 All Day
April 14, 2017 All Day
May 11, 2017 PM Only
May 29, 2017 All Day

FREE Parking

Polaris offers an open parking policy after 4PM, in which Visitors/Students/Staff can park in any of the available parking areas in the front, back or side lots.  During the daytime, however, students should park in the right side lot that is adjacent to Old Oak Blvd.

Senior Citizens Discount

Senior citizens will receive a 10 percent discount on the published tuition fee for open enrollment classes only (discount does not apply to material fees) except where indicated.  Note:  Senior Citizens include persons over the age of 65 who can produce proof of age and identity.

School Closing

Closing of the daytime classes at Polaris Career Center means that the evening classes will be canceled as well.  Students should check with local television stations or listen to local radio stations, check Polaris Career Center’s website, Polaris Career Center Facebook and Twitter pages/sites,  or call the school at 440-891-7600 for further information.

Transcript Request Form

If you are a former Adult Education student and would like to request a transcript, please download the transcript request form and fax to 440-891-7642 or mail to Polaris Career Center, Attention: Adult Education Office.

Transcript Request Form

Change of Student Contact Information

If you are a current or former Adult Education student and your contact information has changed.  Please download the change of information form and fax to 440-891-7642 or mail to Polaris Career Center, Attention: Adult Education Office.

STUDENT CONTACT CHANGE FORM

TRANSFER OF STUDENTS FROM OTHER INSTITUTIONS

Polaris Career Center does not grant advanced standing to transfer students from other institutions.

TRANSFER OF STUDENTS BETWEEN PROGRAMS

Prior to the program start date, students may not transfer to another program. Students must withdraw from their program and re-register for another program. The $100 cancellation fee will be applied.

Withdrawals and Refunds

Registration does not automatically carry with it the right of a refund or reduction of indebtedness in cases of inability to attend class or in cases of withdrawal.  The student assumes the risk of all changes in business or personal affairs.

  • Full refunds will be issued when a class is canceled by the Adult Education Department, or fees may be applied to another class.
  • No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.  There will be no refunds for one-night classes.  The Motorcycle Basic Rider Course and Experience Rider Course tuition fee is non-refundable.
  • A $10 cancellation fee will be withheld from all refunds except for Job Training Programs which have a $100 withdrawal fee.
  • Books and supplies are non-refundable.

Job & Career Training Program Withdrawals/Refunds

Withdrawal/Refunds Policy

A withdrawal from a Job & Career Training program does not eliminate the student’s debt to Polaris Career Center.

Students considering withdrawing from a Job & Career Training program should contact the Adult Education Assistant Director or Administrative Coordinator.

Official Withdrawal – Withdrawal from a Job & Career Training Program is considered official on the date notification is received either in person or via email in the Adult Education office from the student. Tuition fees will continue to accrue until notification is received from the student.  A $100 cancellation fee will be charged for all Job & Career Training program withdrawals.  Refunds are prorated and based on the hours the program was held until withdrawal notification date.  Books and material fees are non-refundable.  If a student paid tuition by check or cash, the refund will be disbursed within 15 business days in the form of a Polaris Career Center check.  If the student paid tuition using a credit card, the refund will be credited on the credit card initially charged.

Unofficial Withdrawal – Withdrawal from a Job & Career Training Program is considered unofficial when a student does not attend, contact the instructor, or the Adult Education office for 10 consecutive days. Tuition fees will continue to accrue until the 10th day at which time a student will be withdrawn automatically. A $100 cancellation fee will be charged for all Job & Career Training program withdrawals.  Refunds are prorated and based on the hours the program has been held until withdrawal date.  Books and material fees are non-refundable.  If a student paid tuition by check or cash, the refund will be disbursed within 15 business days in the form of a Polaris Career Center check.  If the student paid tuition using a credit card, the refund will be credited on the credit card initially charged.

Students who officially withdraw or are unofficially withdrawn and have a balance due will be invoiced by Polaris Career Center and given until the end of the fiscal year (June 30th) to pay the balance. Students may contact the Adult Education office if a payment plan is needed. If after June 30th the balance is not paid-in-full, the debit will be reported to the Ohio Attorney General’s office for collection.

If a program is cancelled by the Adult Education Department, a full refund will be issued to the student.

In the event a student does not qualify, or is unable to fulfill the program requirements to participate in the externship portion of a program, the student will be eligible to complete the program and, therefore, the withdrawal policy will be applied.

If a student is removed from his/her program due to not being current with financial obligations, non-compliant with attendance, or due to disciplinary reasons, this removal will be considered an official withdrawal as stated above.