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Policy on Absences and Tardiness


  • In order to graduate from this program, each student must satisfy the 120 clock hour requirement by the IDPH. Therefore, there are no excuse absences.

  • Verbal warning notification will be given on the first (1st) absence for theory or clinical class and a probation notification on the second (2nd) absence.

  • Tardiness


A student is expected to arrive at the school before the start of the class and is expected to stay until the end of the class. 

  • A student will be considered tardy when he/she is more than 30 minutes late in class.

  • No student is allowed to report to the clinical site more than 30 minutes late.

  • Three unexcused tardiness shall be equivalent to one unexcused absence.


Avid CNA School recognizes that there are unexpected circumstances that can lead to absences. If this occurs, you must call the office and arrange to have a make up day completed before the class ends.  

Absences must be made up with the instructor at the student’s expense before credit can be earned for the course. This rate is currently billed at $40/hour at a minimum of four hour increment. 

Code of Conduct


Violations of the Code of Academic Conduct are activities (observed or reported) that demonstrate  character that  is deceitful and dishonest.


All employees, including full and part-time faculty members, staff and employees who are directly involved or indirectly involved in teaching or overseeing the work of the students, are authorized to report incidents of dishonesty that they witness to the appropriate faculty member or employees and are encourage to self-report any violations in which they have participated.


The Code of Academic Conduct prohibits violations of academic integrity, including but not limited to:


Cheating: In any work submitted for evaluation (tests or assignments), copying or attempting to copy from another student’s work; using or attempting to use unauthorized collaboration with others who may or may not be students, in work to be presented for a grade; altering graded work after it has been returned then submitting the work to be re-graded; tampering with the work of other students.


Plagiarism: Presenting the work of another as one’s own (i.e., without proper acknowledgment of the source or sources) or submitting material that is not entirely one’s own work without attributing the unoriginal portions to their correct sources. The sole exception to the requirement of acknowledging sources occurs when ideas or information are common knowledge.


Falsification and Fabrication: Altering, counterfeiting, or inventing information or material presented in evaluation activity, “padding” a bibliography with made up titles or works not consulted, or providing false citations in footnotes, using inappropriate methods for collecting or generating data or including a substantially inaccurate account of the method by which the data were gathered or collected.


Abuse of Academic Materials: Destroying, stealing or making inaccessible library, laboratory or other resource material, or attempting to do so, stealing or otherwise obtaining advance copies of placement tests, examinations or other course materials or attempting to do so, duplicating copyrighted software without authorization or using such software on school computers, “hacking” on school computers or installing virus programs.


Complicity in Academic Dishonesty: Helping another to commit an act of dishonesty, especially providing material or information to another person with knowledge that this material or information will be used deceitfully in an evaluation activity, permitting one’s own work to be submitted by another person as if it were that person’s original work.


Falsification of Records and Official Documents: Altering grade reports, or other documents affecting records, forging signature of authorization or falsifying information on any document, such as permission forms, petitions or other documents.


Personal Misrepresentation and Proxy: Taking another person’s place in an exam, activity, either before or after enrollment, having another person participate in an evaluation activity or evaluation in place of oneself.


Bribes, Favors, Threats: Bribing or attempting to bribe, promising favors to, or making threats against any person, with the intention of affecting an evaluation of a student’s performance, conspiring with another person who then performs one of these acts in one’s behalf.


Filing a Complaint

If the faculty member determines that a situation involves an apparent Code violation, he or she will confer with the Program Coordinator  and will then write a written complaint which will then be reviewed by the Faculty, Program Coordinator and Student. The process will include:


  • Notifying  the student by mail that the complaint has been filed (enclosing copies of the complaint and the Code of Academic Conduct) and invite the student to an initial meeting.

  •  Placing  the student’s registration on temporary hold, so that he or she can neither withdraw from the course in question nor register for future courses until the current question is settled. If the process cannot be completed within 10 working days, the instructor will be directed to assign the student an Incomplete (Inc) grade  in place of a course grade, to be changed when the matter is resolved.


It is the responsibility of Avid CNA  School  to provide equal access to educational opportunities by maintaining an orderly, civil, and safe educational environment.


The purpose of the Code of Student Conduct is to provide fair and reasonable rules, regulations, policies and procedures to promote human development and to ensure that students do not engage in conduct that materially or substantially interfere with the requirements appropriate to any student, in class or out of class.  Sanctions imposed for violating the Code may include sanctions up to and including separation from the school.


Rules and Regulations

Students at Avid CNA  School  are expected to demonstrate qualities of good moral values, honesty, civility, honor and respect.  Behavior, which violates this standard, are represented by, but not necessarily limited to the following list.  Any student found to have committed the following misconduct is subject to the disciplinary sanctions:


  • Acts of dishonesty, including but not limited to the following:

  1. Furnishing false information to any school official, faculty member or office.

  2. Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any school document, record, or instrument of identification.


  • Speech and related behavior

  1. Any verbal or physical behavior, such as disparaging comment, epithet, slur, insult or other expressive behavior, that is directed at a particular person or a group of persons and which creates an environment wherein the verbal or physical behavior is inherently likely to provoke a violent reaction whether or not it actually does so.

  2. Behavior by any reason materially disrupts the class work of others, involves substantial disorder, invades the rights of others, or otherwise disrupts the regular and essential operation of the school

  3. Disruption or obstruction of teaching and activities.

  4. Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, sexual assault and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person.


  • Attempted or actual theft of and/or damage to property of the school or property of a member of the school or other personal or public property.

  • Failure to comply with directions of School officials or law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties and/or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so.

  • Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys to any school premises or unauthorized entry to or use of school premises.

  • Violation of published school policies, rules or regulations.

  • Use, possession or distribution of narcotic or other controlled substances except as expressly permitted by law.


  1. Use, possession or distribution of alcoholic beverages except as expressively permitted by the law and school regulations. Public intoxication.

  2. Illegal or unauthorized possession of firearms, explosives, or other weapons, or dangerous chemicals on school premises.

  3. Theft or other abuse of computer time, including but not limited to:

    • Unauthorized entry into a file, to use, read, or change the contents, or for any other purpose.

    • Unauthorized transfer of a file.

    • Unauthorized use of another individual’s identification and password.

    • Use of computing facilities to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member or school official.

    • Use of computing facilities to send obscene or abusive messages.

    • Use of computing facilities to interfere with normal operation of the school computing system.


Sexual Assault

It is the intent of this policy to prevent any occurrence of sexual assault at Avid CNA  School.  All members of the school are expected to follow procedures if questions or problems arise. Sexual assault is illegal under state and federal law. Avid CNA  School  will not tolerate sexual harassment/assault in any form.


Sexual Harassment/Assault is constituted by:

Physical contact of a sexual nature that is against one’s will or without one’s consent.

Rape, including acquaintance rape, defined as sexual intercourse that is against one’s will or without one’s consent.


In addition to any criminal prosecution that is initiated, Avid CNA  School  will pursue disciplinary action through its own channels when there is a reason to believe that the school regulations against sexual assault have been violated. Thus a member of the school may be persecuted by the state and disciplined by the school at the same time, and even if criminal authorities choose not to prosecute, the school may pursue disciplinary action.


Those wishing to file a sexual assault complaint against another member of the school for violation of this policy should so inform the Program Coordinator, or other administrative staff as soon as possible after the incident has occurred. The Program Coordinator  or designated administrator will proceed in accordance with the formal procedures of the Sexual Harassment Policy.


All reports or complaints will be promptly investigated. Substantiated charges will result in appropriate corrective action up to, and including discharge or expulsion of the offending party. In responding to complaints of sexual assault, rights of due process will be afforded. At all times, the parties’ rights to confidentiality will be respected and protected. Any person who, in good faith, brings forth a complaint of sexual assault will not be subjected to retaliation.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Avid CNA  School  does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran’s status, sex or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, school activities and services, or its employment practices.


Inquiries regarding compliance with nondiscrimination policies and regulations should be directed to the Program Coordinator. 

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