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Please read these policies carefully. During the registration process, you will be asked to confirm that you have read, understood and will comply with these policies. You are responsible for abiding by these policies once you register.

The Summer Academy is an accelerated summer program. One day of class is equivalent to a week of classes during the regular school year. Failure to attend class regularly jeopardizes your chances for academic success. You will be dropped from the class if you are absent from the class for more than one day per semester in a credit class. There are NO excused absences. Instructors may decide if make-up days or assignments are appropriate.

In addition to regular class attendance, punctuality is expected. You are considered tardy if you are not in your assigned seat by the beginning of class and after the breaks. Four tardies are equivalent to one absence. If you exceed the maximum number of absences or tardies, you will automatically lose academic credit and will be dismissed from the Summer Academy. Under these circumstances, tuition and fee are forfeited. Instructors may decide if make-up times or assignments for tardies are appropriate.

The Acceptable Use of Technology for the Summer Academy is the same as the policies of El Segundo Unified School District with minor adaptations.
Information resources offer access to computers and people throughout the world. Students and staff have access to electronic mail and college and university libraries, information and news from a variety of sources and research institutions, software of all types, and discussion groups on a wide variety of topics,
and much more.

Please be advised that all activity conducted on El Segundo computers or networks, including emails, can be monitored by the Superintendent or designee. Monitoring may occur at any time without advance notice or consent. Please be advised all activities and exchanges conducted via personal cell phone, iPad, iTouch, laptops, or any other personal electronic device while on school grounds, during school hours, or during school related activities, are bound by the terms of this Student Acceptable Use policy. Any student who engages in cyberbullying on school premises, or off campus in a manner that causes or is likely to cause a substantial disruption of a school activity or school attendance, shall be subject to discipline in accordance with district policies and regulations. If the student is using a social networking site or service that has terms of use that prohibit posting of harmful material, the director also may file a complaint with the Internet site or service to have the material removed.

Inappropriate Use
While electronic information resources offer tremendous opportunities of educational value, they also offer persons with illegal or unethical purposes avenues for reaching students, teachers, and others, including parents. Activities not permitted include, but are not limited to:
· using the network for commercial advertising;
· using copyrighted material in reports without permission;
· using the network to lobby for votes;
· using the network to access a file that contains pornographic material;
· using the network to send/receive messages that are racist;
· using the network to send/receive inflammatory or offensive messages or images;
· creating a computer virus and placing it on the network;
· uploading, creating or knowingly forwarding a virus.
· using the network to send/receive a message that violates with the school’s code of conduct, which can include cyber bullying;
· using the network to send/receive messages that are sexist and/or contain obscenities;
· using the network to request home phone numbers and later, making obscene phone calls to the numbers;
· using the network to provide addresses or other personal information that others may use inappropriately;
· making purchases or conducting other personal business;
· using the network for sending and receiving a large number of personal messages;
· using another’s password to login through that person’s account, pretending to be another using or forging an e-mail to make it appear as if it came from somewhere or some other than the actual source;
· using the network to send/receive a message with someone else’s name on it;
· posting anonymous messages or using fake names;
· sending threats of violence toward persons or property;
· harassing, insulting or attacking others;
· damaging, degrading or disrupting computer hardware, networks or system performance;
· the downloading, installation or execution of any unauthorized programs;
· duplicating, distributing or using illegal software
· using the network to access peer to peer file sharing networks
All users should be aware that the inappropriate use of electronic information resources can be a violation of local, state, and federal laws. Violators will be prosecuted.
During Registration, all students and parents are required to sign a contract accepting the Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources Policy.

The professional staff of the Summer Academy will do its utmost to assure the success of ALL students. Our staff will do its best to meet the needs of all students. However, due to the limited nature of the summer program and zero funding from the state, neither the Summer Academy nor its instructors can be held to 504s, IEPs, ESL, or any other agreements the students may have with the El Segundo Unified School District or any other entity. If you register for our classes, do not expect such agreements to be in effect. The Summer Academy is NOT an entity of, nor a subsidiary associated with the ESUSD.

Of course, the staff will do its best to accommodate the needs of our students. But our classes are not equipped with instructional aides nor para-professionals. They each have one highly-qualified teacher.

Student Behavior

The Summer Academy has adopted El Segundo High School’s behavioral expectations. Thus student behavior, attitude and decorum in the Summer Academy is no different from the expectations of ESHS students in the regular school year. The following is excerpted from the ESHS Student Handbook with minor modifications.
BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS
PRIDE

Perseverance – Students will be persistent in their academic work and problem solving.

Responsibility, Respect, Integrity – Students will respect themselves, each other, staff and teachers, and property.

Investment – Students will invest themselves into learning process.

Dedication – Students will dedicate themselves to keeping their minds and bodies healthy.

Effective Communicators

Standards
· Show respect and consideration for others and their property.
· Be on time, prepared, and actively involved in teaching and learning.
· Practice courteous and ethical behavior.
· Follow directions with a positive attitude and make your best effort at all times.
· Take the initiative to solve problems positively.
· Show pride and loyalty for yourself and your surroundings.
Academic Integrity Policy
ESHS students are expected to exhibit academic integrity and honesty at all times. This includes, but is not limited to the following:
1. Completing assignments on time.
2. Doing their own work, except when group effort work is specified.
3. Following school rules and copyright laws.
4. Practicing ethical behavior and making positive choices.
Definition of cheating:
Cheating encompasses taking credit for someone else’s work or providing information to other students.
Methods of cheating include
• Copying or sharing answers on assignments or tests
• Discussing test questions
• Plagiarizing
• Unauthorized use of electronics

The expectations and consequences apply throughout the Summer Academy.
Consequences:
1st Offense
􀂃 Zero on assignment
􀂃 Teacher notifies parents of infraction
􀂃 Behavior Contract is written by administrator/designee/counselor

2nd Offense
􀂃 Removal from class
􀂃 No refund
􀂃 Student’s file will be noted
Dress Code
Students are expected to maintain an appearance that reflects learning as a priority. Students have the right to make individual choices from a wide range of clothing and grooming styles, but they must not create a health or safety hazard or be a distraction which would interfere with the educational process.
The following guidelines shall apply to all regular school activities: (Ed. Code)
1. Appropriate footwear (with back strap over heels) must be worn at all times.
2. Hats/caps may not be worn in classrooms, library, cafeteria, and school offices.
3. Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments and private body parts at all times. See-through fabrics, halter-tops, off-the-shoulder or low-cut tops, tube tops/dresses, bare midriffs and shorts skirts or shorts are not permitted.
Dress Code Violation
Detention will be assigned for a dress code violation and students will be asked to change clothes to correct the violation. Continued defiance may result in removal from class with no refund. Gang attire or clothing with offensive symbols/language. weapons, drugs/paraphernalia, alcohol, tobacco, etc. as per Ed Code are not permitted. If a student wears inappropriate clothing, parents may be called to bring a change of clothing. When a student violates the head covering rule, the hat may be confiscated and returned the last week of the semester or following a parent conference. The El Segundo Education Foundation, The Summer Academy, ESHS, nor any of its personnel will be responsible for loss of confiscated items.

Summer 2019

 Priority registration for ESUSD students only  March 25 – April 15
 Early Registration for all students  April 16 – April 30
 Regular Registration (fees increase)  May 1-30
 Late Registration (fees increase)  After May 30
 Last day for Late Registration and payment  June 10 (at noon)
 Extended Registration Plus $50 charge for payments made on or after  June 10 (afternoon)
Last day for 100% refund (minus $50 processing fee)  June 7
 Last day for 50% refund  June 14 (noon – no refunds after)
Classes begin (first semester)  June 17
 End first semester  July 2
 Classes begin (second semester)  July 3
 Holiday  July 4
 Last day of school  July 19

Meeting times for some courses are determined by the instructor. Some courses meet only online; some meet in the afternoons or evenings.

Please contact the instructor for meeting times if you are unsure.

Traditional courses will meet:
Monday – Friday

Period 1 8:00 – 10:35 am
Break 10:35-10:55
Period 2 10:55-1:30 pm

Semester 1
June 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
July 1, 2

Semester 2
July 3, 5
July 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
July 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

The discipline policy of the Summer Academy is the same as those of the El Segundo Unified School District with minor adaptations.
Occasionally, a student may choose to behave in a manner that is counterproductive to a well ordered, positive learning environment. Individuals perceive the seriousness of behavior from different perspectives. The following guidelines are intended to help students, parents, and teachers make more consistent judgments about what constitutes a behavior concern and the appropriate consequences. Discipline policies are developed following the California Education Code, ESUSD Board Policy, and site faculty and staff upon recommendation from the summer staff. These policies are reviewed and revised as the need arises. All students, staff, parents, and members of the community are warmly welcome to submit suggestions.

Disruption of School Activities

Learning without Interruptions

Every adult and student has a right to teach and learn in a disruption-free environment.

Everyone is expected to be in his/her seat, on-time, and ready for instruction. Teacher and/or office aides must remain in their assigned spot unless on a brief teacher directed task. Those found in the halls without a pass may be detained.

Student behavior that disrupts school activities, diminishes a positive school environment, or interferes with other students’ learning will, to varying degrees, result in disciplinary consequences. Teachers and staff will monitor student behavior and may employ the interventions listed below when student behavior is disruptive to the learning environment.

Detention
Prior to assigning a detention teachers are expected to apply interventions as is appropriate, (i.e., warning(s), classroom management strategies to modify behavior). If disruptive behavior persists, teachers are encouraged to assign a detention. Detentions are served with the Summer Academy Director or with a designee. If the disruptive behavior continues, the summer academy director will determine appropriate action such as expulsion.
Expulsion
If inappropriate behavior or conduct persists the student may be expelled with NO REFUND of funds or fees.
GROUNDS FOR IMMEDIATE EXPULSION
a(1). Caused, attempted to cause or threatened to cause, physical injury to another person. [E.C. Section 48900(a)(1)]
a(2).Willfully used force or violence upon the person of another except in self-defense. [E.C. Section 48900(a)(2)] CR
b. Unlawfully possessed, used, or otherwise furnished, any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object, unless, in the case of possession of any object of this type, the pupil had obtained written permission to possess the item from the director. [48900(b)] CR
c. Unlawfully possessed, used, sold, or otherwise furnished, or been under the influence of, any controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11504) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind. [E.C. Section 48900(c)] CR
d. Unlawfully offered or arranged, or negotiated to sell any controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind, and either sold, delivered, or otherwise furnished to any person another liquid,
substance, or material and represented the liquid, substance, or materials as a controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant. [48900(d)] CR
e. Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion. [E.C. Section 48900(e)] CR (>$99)
f. Caused or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property. [48900(f)] CR (> $49) 2011-2012 EL SEGUNDO HIGH SCHOOL HANDBOOK V 1 y 2 31 of 42e
g. Stole or attempted to steal school property or private property. [E.C. Section 48900(g)] CR
h. Possessed or used tobacco, or any products containing tobacco or nicotine products, including, but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, miniature cigars, clove cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew packets, and betel. However, this section does not prohibit use or possession by a pupil of his or her own prescription products. [E.C. Section 48900(h)]
i. Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity. [E.C. Section 48900(i)]
j. Unlawfully possessed or unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any drug paraphernalia, as defined in Section 11014.5 of the Health and Safety Code. [E.C. Section 48900(j)] CR
k. Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, school officials, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties. [E.C. Section 48900(k)]
l. Knowingly received stolen school property or private property. [E.C. Section 48900(l)]
m. Possessed an imitation firearm. [Section 48900(m)]
n. Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault or committed a sexual battery as defined by Penal Code [E.C. 48900(n)] CR
o. Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a pupil who is a complaining witness or witness in a school disciplinary proceeding for the purpose of either preventing that pupil from being a witness or retaliating against that pupil for being a witness, or both. [E.C. Section 48900(o)]
p. Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell, negotiated to sell, or sold the prescription drug Soma. [E.C. 48900(p)]
q. Engaged in or attempted to engage in, hazing as defined in Section 32050, initiation or pre-initiation into a student organization or student body or any pastime or amusement engaged with respect to these organizations which causes, or is likely to cause, bodily danger, physical harm, or personal degradation
or disgrace resulting in physical or mental harm, to any pupil attending any school, community college, college, university, or other educational institution in California. [E.C. 48900(q)]
r. Made terrorist threats against school officials or school property, or both. [E.C. 48900.7]
s. Committed sexual harassment as defined in Education Code 212.5 [E.C. 48900.2]
t. Caused, attempted to cause, threatened to cause or participated in an act of hate violence. (Grades 4-12) [E.C. Section 48900.3]
u. Intentionally engaged in harassment, threats, or intimidation, directed against a pupil or group of pupils. [E.C. 48900.4]

CAUSE FOR IMMEDIATE DISMISSAL (E.C. 48915) – ZERO TOLERANCE
· Possessing, selling, or otherwise furnishing a firearm. This subdivision applies to an act of possessing a firearm only if the possession is verified by an employee of a school district or law enforcement officer. CR
· Brandishing a knife at another person. CR
· Unlawfully selling a controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053 of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code). CR
· Committing or attempting to commit a sexual assault as defined in subdivision (n) of Section 48900 or committing a sexual battery as defined in
subdivision (n) of Section 48900. CR
· Possession of an explosive. CR
Note: Students may be suspended or expelled for acts that occur on school grounds, at school activities, during lunch period (whether on or off school grounds), and while going or coming from school or school activities.

Sexual Harassment Reporting
Adults and students are required to report any act of sexual harassment to the director immediately. A complete investigation and appropriate action will be taken in a timely manner.

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All grades for credit courses at the high school level and acceleration courses at the middle school level will be recorded directly in PowerSchool after the summer session. These grades will be entered prior to the start of the Fall semester provided the student finished the course on time. (Completion of courses after July 19 will result in the reporting of grades in the Fall.) Parents and students will also be notified of grades by the instructor.

For out-of-district students, a copy of your grades will be provided to the student, in addition, the summer school clerk will mail a copy of the grade report directly to the registrar of your home high school. If you are an out-of-district student, please fill out the form to request the mailing of your grades to your high school.

For enrichment classes, teachers will email a report to parents and students entailing the learning achievements made by the student. We will use the email address you provide at registration for this report.

BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS

Guiding Principles for Behavior

Integrity: A choice to do your best; be honest; be loyal; honor your commitments; and keep your word.
Respect: Treat others with courtesy and respect.
Responsibility: Think before you act; consider the consequences; and be accountable.
Citizenship: Play by the rules; do your share; and be charitable

Standards

Show respect and consideration for others and their property
Be on time, prepared, and actively involved in teaching and learning
Practice courteous and ethical behavior
Follow directions with a positive attitude and make your best effort at all times
Take the initiative to solve problems positively
Show pride and loyalty for yourself and your surroundings

Academic Integrity Policy

Expectations:

Summer Academy students are expected to exhibit academic integrity and honesty at all times. This includes, but is not limited to the following:

1. Completing assignments on time.
2. Doing their own work, except when group effort work is specified.
3. Following school rules and copyright laws.
4. Practicing ethical behavior and making positive choices.

Definition of cheating:

Cheating encompasses taking credit for someone else’s work or providing information to other students.

Methods of cheating include

• Copying or sharing answers on assignments or tests
• Discussing test questions
• Plagiarizing
• Unauthorized use of electronics

*The expectations and consequences apply throughout all years of attendance in the Summer Academy

Consequences:

1st Offense (within a four-year period)

• Zero on Assignment
• Teacher notifies parents of infraction and warns of failure on next offense.
• The Director is notified and the incident is recorded and stored

2nd Offense (within a four-year period; not necessarily in the same class)

• Teacher notifies parents of infraction
• An F grade will be recorded in the semester grade for the course in which the 2nd offense occurred.
• Appeal Process- Students have a right to appeal their dismissal from a class. The administrator may accept a written statement from the student. The director will render a decision. There is not further appeal.

Emails will be answered within 24 hours of business days.

The non-discrimination policy of the Summer Academy is the same as those of the El Segundo Unified School District with minor adaptations.
The Summer Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in any of its policies, procedures, or practices; in compliance with all federal and state law. Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination in education or the Academy’s compliance with those provisions may be addressed to: Dr. Ray Gen, the director of the Summer Academy, or the United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights.

Complaints –
Allegations of unlawful discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, religion, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability may be addressed to the director of the Summer Academy, Dr. Ray Gen or to the CEO of the El Segundo Education Foundation.

Resolution of the Complaint-
Each complaint shall be investigated by the appropriate district office/division and shall be resolved within 10 days of the receipt of the written complaint unless an extension of the timelines has been agreed upon by the complainant. The director shall 1. Investigate/mediate the complaint, 2. Give filing party an opportunity to present relevant information to party in dispute, 3. Obtain statements from other individuals who were witnesses or who can provide relevant information concerning the alleged violation; 4. Prepare a written report of the investigative findings, corrective actions, or any, suggested resolution(s) and a rationale for the findings, 5. Advise regarding appeal rights.

The El Segundo Education Foundation (ESEF) may produce or participate in video, motion picture, audio recording, Web Page, still photography, and/or publication which may involve the use of students’ names, likenesses, and/or voices. Such productions will be used for noncommercial purposes, including promotional or advertising by ESEF and will not be sold.

I understand that my child’s name, likeness, or voice may be used in the manner described above, and grant ESEF the right to use and reuse it, in any manner at all. I hereby forever release and discharge ESEF from any and all claims, actions and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of said manners, including, without limitation, any and all claims for invasion of privacy and libel. This release shall inure to the benefits of the assigns, licenses and legal representatives of ESEF, as well as the party(ies) for whom ESEF took the video, motion picture, audio recording, Web page or still photograph.

I represent that I have read the foregoing and fully and completely understand the contents thereof. I grant my permission when I enroll my child and check the form on registration.

Priority Registration is granted to currently enrolled students of the El Segundo Unified School District. Only currently enrolled students may register from the opening in March until April 15. On April 16, the registration process becomes available to all students. If a non-ESUSD student registers prior to April 16, his or her registration will be automatically counted on April 16.

For all non-ESUSD students: Fill out the Grade Request Form and submit to your teacher. Click Here for the form.

The El Segundo Education foundation has rented the facilities and instructional materials from the El Segundo Unified School District. The Summer Academy has adopted the El Segundo Unified School District’s student use policies. Thus the use of the district’s facilities, books, computers, and other instructional materials are governed by the same policies that are enforced during the regular school year. The standard charges and fees associated with the loss or the damage of books, equipment and materials are applicable.

The safety policy of the Summer Academy is the same as those of the El Segundo Unified School District with minor adaptations.
Bullying
Annual student surveys indicate that most students feel safe at El Segundo High School. However, it is important for any student who feels bullied on campus to report the offense immediately to the director of the Summer Academy. (This includes any cyberbullying off-campus that may present a problem at school.)

Care of School Property
An important quality of being a responsible person is showing respect for public and private property. Damage to school, including books, materials, equipment, facilities, or grounds must be repaired or replaced at the students’ or parents’ expense.

Closed Campus
In order to ensure that students are in a supervised, safe and orderly environment, the Summer Academy has established a “closed campus”. This means that once a student has arrived at school, he/she must remain on campus until the end of the school day unless granted permission to leave by the teacher and/or director with a note from the parent/guardian.

Hazing
Any form of hazing, whether on or off campus, is strictly prohibited. (This includes any form of initiation or acts of purposeful ridicule/ humiliation). Any student participating in or threatening an act of hazing will be referred to the El Segundo Police Department and/or subject to appropriate school consequences under the Education Code 4890.

Leaving an Assigned Area
Students are not allowed to leave their classroom or assigned area.

Respect
Students should respect themselves, their peers, the staff, the community, and property of others. Rude, vulgar language, racial slurs, sexual harassment*, threatening, bullying or vandalism will not be tolerated and will result in appropriate consequences.
*Sexual Harassment is defined as unwanted or unwelcome sexual behavior and conduct that offends others including:
· Sexual advances
· Pressure for sexual favors
· Touching of a sexual nature
· Displaying or distributing sexually explicit graffiti, drawings, pictures, or written materials
· Sexual gestures
· Sexual or “dirty” jokes
· Touching oneself sexually
· Talking about one’s sexual activity in front of others
· Spreading rumors about or rating others’ sexual activity or performance
· Compliments with sexual undertones

Personal Transportation
As per ESUSD Board Policy, riding skates, skateboards, roller blades, roller shoes, motorized and/or self-propelled scooters or use other roller type devices shall not be ridden or stored on school property. If confiscated, they will be returned only to parents. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity at the end of the school year.
Student vehicles are not allowed to be parked in the teachers/faculty/staff parking lot. Vehicles without faculty parking passes are subject to being towed.
Note: Student drop off is to be done at the turn-around on Mariposa Ave. Parents should not enter the faculty parking lot to drop off students.
Weapons and Controlled Substances
Bringing any type of dangerous object that may be considered a weapon to school or any school related event will result in expulsion . Students in possession or under the influence of alcohol or drugs at any school activity will result in expulsion. If a student is knowingly standing in a group where drugs or alcohol are present (but not necessarily) holding it, he/she may receive the same consequences.

Valuables and Electronics
The summer Academy is not responsible for lost or stolen property. Electronics that are disruptive to the learning environment or that are used without teacher permission may be confiscated. Such items will be returned only to parents. Repeat offenders will be subject to further school consequences. Cell phones must be turned off during class hours. They may be used before school, during snack/lunch, and after school.” The Summer Academy reserves the right to confiscate cell phones and other electronic devices. Confiscated items will be held until a parent meets with a school administrator/designee. Students who have the above mentioned items confiscated more than once may be subject to expulsion. Confiscated items not claimed by the end of the summer will be donated to charity.

Evacuation
In the event of an emergency which requires an evacuation, all classes are to proceed to the football field.

Infectious Diseases
Students and staff shall observe universal precautions in order to prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
The director shall inform students of the precautions to be used in cases of exposure to blood or other body fluids through injury, accident, or classroom instruction.
Students with Infectious Diseases

The director shall exclude students only in accordance with law. Because blood-borne pathogens such as hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are not casually transmitted, the presence of infectious conditions of this type is not, by itself, sufficient reason to exclude students from attending school.

Parents/guardians are encouraged to inform the director if their child has an infectious disease so that school staff may work cooperatively with the student’s parents/guardians to minimize the child’s exposure to other diseases in the school setting. The director shall ensure that student confidentiality rights are strictly observed in accordance with law.

The Summer Academy will offer a limited number of scholarships for the summer courses. The following are the criteria:

1. The student must be part of the national School Lunch Program with the designation of Free/Reduced Lunch with the El Segundo Unified School District by February 28. (Participation in district programs other than ESUSD cannot be accepted.) Students are expected to be an active participant in this program.
2. Download and fill out this form and email it with a request for a scholarship to Dr. Ray Gen docraygen.summerschool@gmail.com
3. A scholarship of 50% reduction of the Early Registration fee will be offered to qualifying students. (50% is not applicable to later registration fees.)
4. Verification of the Free/Reduced Lunch designation and its active use will be made by the district office of ESUSD.
5. In order to broaden the effect of scholarships, priority will be given to students who have not receive a scholarship before.
6. DEADLINE TO APPLY for a scholarship is April 30.
7. Scholarships are non-transferable and may not be applied to a different session, school, or program.

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