JCAS EDUCATION POLICY
 

JERSEY CITY ART SCHOOL LLC - Education Policy

LIABILITY WAIVER

For the purposes of the following Liability Waiver, “JCAS” shall be defined as Jersey City Art School, the for-profit collective educational institution that offers classes, events and workshops at various locations throughout Jersey City, NJ.  “JCAS premises” shall be defined as the space located at 29 McWilliams Jersey City, NJ; 1 McWilliams Street, Jersey City, NJ; any other area in which JCAS may have conducted its classes, courses, and events in the past; and/or any other area where JCAS may elect to conduct its classes, courses, and other events at any time now or in the future.

I understand that, by participating in classes, seminars or other events taking place at JCAS, I agree to take on full responsibility for the following:  

• any risks, damages, injuries, known or unknown, to bodily property, which I might incur while on JCAS premises;

• any damage, loss or theft, known or unknown, incurred to personal property and/or equipment that I bring into JCAS, or generate/create in any area of JCAS;

• any bodily injuries or damages that I may sustain as a result of participating in any class, workshop, or program on JCAS property; and
• any bodily injuries or damages that I may sustain as a result of using any machine or equipment owned by or incurred on JCAS property.

I also agree to voluntarily waive any claim that I, my heirs, or legal representatives may have against JCAS, its instructors, staff, or owners for any damage, damages, injuries, known or unknown, incurred bodily and/or on personal property.

I understand the use or possession of illegal drugs is considered reckless endangerment by my person and is not allowed in the shop, studios, or classes of JCAS under any circumstances and that I will be subject to removal from the premises by JCAS staff.

I understand that all storage of personal property, either brought in from the outside or created at JCAS, is my exclusive responsibility, and that such said storage is gratuitous and subject to approval by JCAS management.

I understand that JCAS retains the right to discontinue any individual student’s instruction at any time, at management’s own discretion, with no refund.

PHOTO RELEASE

I consent that JCAS has full and unrestricted publishing and use rights for any photographs (digital or print) taken on the JCAS property by JCAS employees in which my image or any of my materials or art, either brought in or created/generated at JCAS, appears. I hereby release, discharge, and agree to hold harmless JCAS from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the taking of said picture or in any subsequent processing thereof, as well as any publication thereof, including without limitation any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.

FACILITY POLICY & PROCEDURE

JCAS premises must be kept orderly and neat. Please make sure all equipment is returned to the very same state in which it was found. If you have any problems or questions, please notify the JCAS staff immediately.

Failure to follow specific guidelines and procedures may result in the user being held responsible for replacement cost and labor cost of damaged JCAS property and/or discontinued instruction with no refund.

JCAS is not responsible for any damage to projects or material stored anywhere in or around JCAS premises.

EDUCATION POLICY

Registration

Please check our website or come by JCAS for up to date course information. Comprehensive course descriptions can be found online, and it is recommended that you read through them fully prior to registering. To register for a class, students must pay in full at the time of enrollment. JCAS prefers PayPal or cash as a payment method. Checks may be accepted from members or with prior approval from the JCAS staff.

Withdrawals & Transfers

Students may withdraw from their class and receive a JCAS Class credit for the full value of the class up to 7 days prior to the Class start at no cost.

Students may withdraw from their section and receive a 75% refund in the original method of payment from time of payment to 7 days prior to the Class start.

To withdraw from a course please email jcartschool@gmail.com . In the event of family bereavement or medical emergency (with documentation), credit of your enrollment fee may be issued with less than 7 days’ notice. Other than this, there will be no exceptions. Please give us as advanced notice as possible for consideration.

Students who are in the process of taking a class, that can not continue, or decide that they do not want to, forfeit their remaining classes, without refund, unless specific instructor allows for make ups.

Material & Equipment Fees

Classes that make use of tools or supplies may require a material or equipment fee. In some circumstances, students may also be required to purchase certain supplies on their own. This will be clearly indicated in the full online course description.


Missed Classes & Lateness

We do not grade students or actively penalize them for missing classes. Nevertheless, students should take full responsibility for their attendance if they wish to retain the full value of a course.  We are in no way obligated to offer complimentary makeup sessions outside class time or in concurrent or future course sections. Instructors are not obligated to catch students up during scheduled class time for missed sessions or excessive lateness. 

Cancellation/Rescheduling

If we are forced to cancel or reschedule a class for any reason, usually condition is a low enrollment or weather-related activity, students will be notified before the start of the class. 

In the event of a cancellation, students will be refunded within 10 business days (Delays from PayPal can sometimes occur) or class will be rescheduled. If we reschedule a class to another date, students are also entitled to a full refund, unless they confirm that the new date is permissible and works with their schedule;  In that case the same terms apply from  the “Withdrawals & Transfers” regarding last minute withdrawals.  JCAS reserves the right to change instructors without prior notification, and to change class location and meeting times by up to an hour with 48 hours prior notice.

Class Complaints

At the conclusion of every class, students are encouraged to email evaluation and commentary. We depend upon your feedback to help us improve our course offerings. If you have any issue with a class you are currently enrolled in, please either raise your issue with the instructor at the end of the class meeting or email us at jcartschool@gmail.com. It is our general experience that most issues can be satisfactorily addressed before the course concludes. Complaint resolution may involve contacting the instructor and other students. All emailed comments will remain confidential upon request.

If you have any questions, please give us a call or send an email to jcartschool@gmail.com.