General Information

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Accreditation

Polaris Career Center is a candidate for accreditation school with the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI).  As a member of the University System of Ohio, Polaris Career Center is governed and approved by the Ohio Board of Regents. 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.

Cancelled 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 cancelled, 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

Polaris Career Center may provide accommodations to students with documented disabilities. A student is not required to disclose their disability. However, if the student desires accommodations, it is the student’s responsibility to notify the Polaris Career Center of his/her disability. The student must request accommodations in writing as well as provide 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.

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 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.

Office Hours

January 1, 2014 – June 30, 2014
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

July 1, 2014 – August 15, 2014
Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Note: Evening office hours are not available when evening classes are not in session. This occurs during holiday periods and between semesters. To ensure someone will be available to assist you, please call to confirm our office hours during these periods.

NO CLASSES ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

Monday, January 20, 2014 (day & evening)
Monday, February 17, 2014 (day & evening)
Friday, April 18, 2014 (day)
Saturday & Sunday, April 19 & 20, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014 (evening)
Saturday & Sunday, May 24 & 25, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014 (day & evening)

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 (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 DOES NOT necessarily mean that the evening classes will be canceled. The decision to cancel evening classes will be made by Adult Education administration by 3:00 PM. Students should listen to the radio or TV 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

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 Training Program Withdrawals/Refunds

Official Withdrawal – Withdrawal from a Job Training Program is considered official on the date notification is received 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 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 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 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 60 days to pay the balance. Students may contact the Adult Education office if a payment plan is needed. If after 60 days the balance is not paid in full, the debt will be reported to the Ohio Attorney General’s office for collection.

Special Notation:  Due to the fact that Adult Education Classes are self-supporting, refund policies will be strictly adhered to.  Refund checks due students who are eligible will be issued from the treasurer’s office.  Refunds will be mailed within 30 days after the beginning of the class.  However, every attempt will be made to process refunds at the earliest date possible.