Policies and Regulations
ICILS encourages students to establish and maintain good attendance habits. It is extremely important for students to attend class on a regular basis. Regular attendance will help to ensure that a student continues to progress and reach their English language goals. ICILS will monitor attendance and maintain documentation in the QuickSchools Management System. Students will be able to regularly check their attendance record using their QuickSchools login. It is suggested that students use this information to work with their teachers to make-up any assignments based on the days they have missed. Good attendance is essential to a student’s academic success.
It is the student’s responsibility to attend scheduled classes for which they have been enrolled. However, once a student has been absent for three consecutive scheduled class days, administration will try to contact the student to determine if they intend to continue attending classes.
If administration is unable to contact the student or the student confirms that they will not be continuing, the student will be removed from the attendance roster.
Attempts to contact the student will be made by phone and email. The dates and details of contact will be noted in QuickSchools, the Student Management System.
Students who do not maintain the course with an average of 70% will be able to repeat the course or level. Students who continue to have difficulty in a specific course or level will meet with the instructor to develop a plan to assist the students in making progress through the program. This may include recommending tutorials and additional lab activities.
Complaints and Appeals:
Filing a CEA Complaint
ICILS is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation, and must continue to meet the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions throughout its period of accreditation. To ensure such compliance, CEA offers the public the opportunity to report any evidence that the standards are not being met. Complete documentation on CEA standards is available for public view, a hard copy can be requested at the ICILS administration office, and the online version is available at CEA website.
Why to file:
An accredited program must continue to meet the CEA Standards. Complaints may be filed for non-compliance.
An accredited program must report any substantive change that affects its eligibility for accreditation. Complaints may be filed for failure to report substantive change.
Who may file:
Students, faculty members, staff members, and others outside the program who may have knowledge of an alleged failure by an accredited program to maintain the CEA Standards, may file.
How to file:
Complaints for non-compliance of the CEA Standards must be written and signed, must refer to a specific standard, and must document the nature of the non-compliance.
Complaints for failure to report a substantive change must be written and signed and should explain how, in process or content, the program has substantively changed from when it was accredited.
Adjudication of complaints:
CEA sends a copy of the complaint to the program for response. The complaint is adjudicated by the CEA Standards Compliance Committee, which reviews the complaint and the program’s response. Complaints must contain the name, address, and telephone number of the complainant on a separate page and should be mailed to the address below. If you have questions, please contact CEA:
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation. PH: 703-665-3400
801 North Fairfax Street, Suite 402A
Alexandria, VA 22314
Visitors and Parking:
Any guest visiting the school must notify the receptionist. No children should be with a student during class hours or roaming around freely due to safety precautions. In addition, ICILS is not responsible for any lost or stolen items from the parking lot or school building. Please secure valuables at all times, lock car doors, and make sure items are not visible.