The Creativity Shell is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to use creative trades to educate and inspire the next generation of makers. Our organization teaches sewing/textile arts classes to students in public libraries, schools and shelters that rescue children from homelessness and human trafficking. Sewing/textile arts classes are designed to educate and inspire children by teaching them essential life and practical skills.
While we strive as an organization to create the most good in the communities where we work, these are a few of our policies that we must abide by.
Scholarships are available to help pay for the cost of registration for families in need. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
All refund requests must be made 2-weeks prior to the first day of a class or camp. A $25.00 processing fee will be applied for ALL refund requests.
No refunds will be given to refund requests made less than 2-weeks prior to the first day of class or camp. No refund requests will be given if a class or camp is full regardless of the date.
Creativity Shell Student Behavior Policy
The following procedures apply to the Creativity Shell Studio, classrooms and any other locations where the organization teaches.
The Creativity Shell recognizes that students play a major part in creating and supporting the educational environment and believes that students have a right to learn and a responsibility to participate in the learning process. While the Creativity Shell is committed to the creativity process in students, including controversial artwork created in the classroom, all types of speech and behavior must be balanced with principles of appropriate classroom behavior. Furthermore, course instructors have a right to establish clear expectations in this regard, and students share the responsibility for maintaining an appropriate, orderly learning environment. Students who fail to adhere to the behavioral expectations outlined by the instructor (either in the syllabus or at the time the behavior occurs) may be subject to discipline in accordance with the procedures described in this classroom behavior policy. Students and instructors are expected to follow the procedures described below when a concern about student behavior in the classroom arises. This policy does not replace or preclude any Creativity Shell policies or local, state or federal laws concerning unlawful behaviors, whether inside or outside the classroom, including those concerning the health and safety of class members or theinstructor.
What Constitutes Disruption?
Disruptive behavior can be classified into two levels.
Level I disruptive behavior can include:
- Persistent speaking without permission.
- Engaging in activities not related to the class.
- Inappropriate use of electronic devices, cell phones, or pagers.
- Dangerous use of machines, supplies or other materials used in class.
- Disturbing or harming other students in the class.
- Eating/drinking in class without permission.
- Disputing authority and arguing with faculty and otherstudents
Level II disruptive behaviors can include:
- Threats of any kind
- Physical altercations
- Destruction of property
- Any behavior that puts the health or safety of the instructor or other students in the classroom injeopardy.
Some disruptive students many have emotional or mental disorders. Although such students may be considered disabled and are protected under the Rehabilitation Act/ADA, they are held to the same standards of conduct as any student.
Disruptive Behavior Procedures
The instructor may warn the student that such behavior is unacceptable and, if such behavior continues, it may result in the student being directed to leave the classroom. The instructor is advised to make a written record of this incident for his/her personal records in the event further action isneeded.
If the instructor feels the behavior warrants prompt action and/or the behavior continues, the instructor must direct the student to leave the classroom immediately. If the student refuses to leave, the instructor should contact Public Safety or the police. The instructor is required to make a written report of the incident and provide a copy of this report to the parent/student, the department director and the Creativity Shell Board of Directors.
In the event the student is directed to leave the classroom, the parent, instructor and student should attempt to resolve the issue prior to the next class meeting. If the issue cannot be resolved, the student will be asked to leave the class and/orprogram.