Policy Categories


Any student who fails to comply with the policies, rules, and regulations outlined in these policies will be subject to disciplinary action and possible termination. Special policies regarding tuition, attendance, and other areas of concern contained in this documentation may be established for programs which operate outside the usual requirements for adult preparatory classes.

Among those classes which may have such requirements are: Surgical Technology, Practical Nursing, Electrical Technician, and Commercial Driving. Copies of compliance requirements will be available to students enrolled in those classes during the first week of class.

  • Admission Policy: Pre-Assessment

    Policy 1001 To ensure successful completion of the course of study, students must meet course requirements and complete all enrollment procedures before being admitted to class. All adult students who enter James Rumsey Technical Institute must be assessed. With the exception of the truck driving program*, adult students must hold a high school diploma, HISET,… [Read more…]

  • Adult Graduation

    Policy 1002 After successful completion of the prescribed course of study as outlined under the curriculum, a minimum of a “C” average has been earned, and the required number of days/hours for the program have been met, students are eligible for graduation (see attendance policy). The certificate is issued by the Administrative Council of James… [Read more…]

  • Attendance: Adult Students

    Policy: 1101 All postsecondary students exceeding the maximum number of allowable absences will be dismissed from their respective programs. For programs in which the maximum allowable days (hours) absent are fifteen (15), students will receive a warning letter upon the accumulation of five (5) absences and again at ten (10) days absent. These letters will… [Read more…]

  • Attendance: High School Students

    Policy 1102 James Rumsey Technical Institute’s attendance policy follows the West Virginia State and Berkeley County Schools’ attendance policies and procedures. A copy of these policies is available upon request. Students who are absent need to provide an absence excuse to their James Rumsey Technical Institute instructor for admission into class. Student absences are reported… [Read more…]

  • Attendance: Tardies and Signing In/Out

    Policy 1104 Tardies/Early Sign-Outs Tardiness will be documented. In high school and postsecondary technical classes, a student will be marked tardy for any part of an hour in which he/she arrives more than five (5) minutes late for that class. A tardy is equivalent to 45 minutes of “contact time”. Three (3) tardies for students… [Read more…]

  • Automobile Policy

    Policy 1301 Applicable to Adult and High School Students All vehicles parked on campus must have a parking permit. These permits are to be purchased in the main office. Vehicles without permits will be towed at the owner’s expense. Once a car is parked, there is to be no loitering in or around the vehicle… [Read more…]

  • Campus Security

    Policy 1302 In compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, James Rumsey Technical Institute is pleased to report that no serious crime has occurred on campus during the years 1994 to present. No felonies were reported or investigated during this period of time. It is the policy of this school to… [Read more…]

  • Cheating

    Policy 1003 The use of notes, documents, or answers during tests/quizzes, or the copying of one student’s completed assignments or answers by another; allowing another to do the same; or having access to information such as formulas or calculations, notes etc., except where expressly allowed. Giving or receiving limited help in trouble-shooting a part of an assignment… [Read more…]

  • Closed High School Campus

    Policy 1303 James Rumsey Technical Institute’s campus is a “Closed Campus”. High school students are expected to remain on campus for the duration of their technical and/or academic classes. Once cars are parked and students have entered the building, they are not to return to the parking lot unless they are leaving at the end… [Read more…]

  • Conditions of Enrollment

    Policy 1004 For students to be enrolled in James Rumsey Technical Institute, they must meet the following “Conditions of Enrollment”: Postsecondary Programs: Must have a HISET, TASC™, GED® or high school diploma (excludes Truck Driving). Students with international diplomas must supply an English translation certifying an equivalency of completion of a 12th grade secondary educational program from… [Read more…]