Policy For Students With Disabilities

For persons who otherwise meet the admissions requirements of Summit Salon Academy but who may have a physical disability that could impact their pursuit of an educational program at the school should consult with the Academy’s Director before applying for admission by following the process below. The Director is responsible for coordinating compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (RA/ADA).

The fields of cosmetology, esthiology, and massage therapy require manual dexterity and the physical ability to move around. Summit Salon Academy will work with the applicant with a disability as defined by the RA/ADA, or a student who later becomes disabled, to determine whether reasonable accommodations can be effective and/or are available.

The Process

Any qualified individual with a disability requesting accommodation or auxiliary aid or service should follow this procedure:

  • Notify the Director in writing of the type of accommodation needed, date needed, documentation of the nature and extent of the disability, and of the need for the accommodation or auxiliary aid. The request should be made at least four weeks in advance of the date needed. The Director is available by phone for questions or additional information at 813-908-8020 ext. 415.
  • The Director will respond within two weeks of receiving the request.
  • If the accommodation request is denied, reconsideration of the decision can be requested by contacting the Director within one week of the date of the response. A detailed statement of why and how you think the response should be modified.