Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Are Cosmetology Programs Offered in the High School System?

The representatives for the following areas said YES:
(The “no” response to the additional questions may be a result of no answer (skipped question). For further clarification, read additional comments or contact the State representative.)




Arizona
  • Do high schools provide programs through the private sector (sending the student to your school for education)? NO
  • Do high schools provide programs within their own public high school system, and do compete with for-profit colleges? NO
  • Do high schools provide an introductory-only Cosmetology program where hours are not transferrable into any other colleges, nor do they provide credit towards licensure? NO
  • Are hours obtained during high school training, which are used toward high school graduation hours, transferrable? NO
  • Additional Comments: High school program students have to complete 2 years of HS the go into program get 3 credits each semester.



California
  • Do high schools provide programs through the private sector (sending the student to your school for education)?
  • Do high schools provide programs within their own public high school system, and do compete with for-profit colleges? YES
  • Do high schools provide an introductory-only Cosmetology program where hours are not transferrable into any other colleges, nor do they provide credit towards licensure? NO
  • Are hours obtained during high school training, which are used toward high school graduation hours, transferrable? YES 


Connecticut

  • Do high schools provide programs through the private sector (sending the student to your school for education)? YES
  • Do high schools provide programs within their own public high school system, and do compete with for-profit colleges? YES
  • Do high schools provide an introductory-only Cosmetology program where hours are not transferrable into any other colleges, nor do they provide credit towards licensure? NO
  • Are hours obtained during high school training, which are used toward high school graduation hours, transferrable? NO
  • Additional Comments: High schools do provide cosmetology training through their Voc Tech schools and they do compete with for-profits.
 
Delaware
  • Do high schools provide programs through the private sector (sending the student to your school for education)? NO
  • Do high schools provide programs within their own public high school system, and do compete with for-profit colleges? YES
  • Do high schools provide an introductory-only Cosmetology program where hours are not transferrable into any other colleges, nor do they provide credit towards licensure? NO
  • Are hours obtained during high school training, which are used toward high school graduation hours, transferrable? NO
  • Additional Comments:
 
Georgia
  • Do high schools provide programs through the private sector (sending the student to your school for education)? NO
  • Do high schools provide programs within their own public high school system, and do compete with for-profit colleges? NO
  • Do high schools provide an introductory-only Cosmetology program where hours are not transferrable into any other colleges, nor do they provide credit towards licensure? NO
  • Are hours obtained during high school training, which are used toward high school graduation hours, transferrable? NO
  • Additional Comments: Georgia offers Cosmetology In High School. They must be 16 and start in the 10thgrade. Usually they only complete the Theory and manikin work, then go to a Technical College to complete practical. We have had one student that completed while in high school.

Illinois
  • Do high schools provide programs through the private sector (sending the student to your school for education)? YES
  • Do high schools provide programs within their own public high school system, and do compete with for-profit colleges? NO
  • Do high schools provide an introductory-only Cosmetology program where hours are not transferrable into any other colleges, nor do they provide credit towards licensure? NO
  • Are hours obtained during high school training, which are used toward high school graduation hours, transferrable? NO
  • Additional Comments: Depends on the school district—some contract with cosmetology schools and others have their own cosmetology programs through local vo-tech centers.

Indiana
  • Do high schools provide programs through the private sector (sending the student to your school for education)? NO
  • Do high schools provide programs within their own public high school system, and do compete with for-profit colleges? NO
  • Do high schools provide an introductory-only Cosmetology program where hours are not transferrable into any other colleges, nor do they provide credit towards licensure? NO
  • Are hours obtained during high school training, which are used toward high school graduation hours, transferrable? NO
  • Additional Comments: Indiana offers high school cosmetology training in most areas through pubic vocational learning centers. They also contract with private cosmetology schools in areas that do not have public learning centers. Indiana is currently reviewing the effectiveness of their high school cosmetology programs and may decided to eliminate them due to budget restrictions.
 
Maryland
  • Do high schools provide programs through the private sector (sending the student to your school for education)? NO
  • Do high schools provide programs within their own public high school system, and do compete with for-profit colleges? YES
  • Do high schools provide an introductory-only Cosmetology program where hours are not transferrable into any other colleges, nor do they provide credit towards licensure? YES
  • Are hours obtained during high school training, which are used toward high school graduation hours, transferrable? YES
  • Additional Comments: On a scale from 1 to 10 and 10 being the highest they operate at a level 5. Public schools do not mix their student population with the private sector. Students are required to pass state board as a part of their program and graduation.  Hours are transferable based on private sector schools policy on transfer students. Yes, hours are transferable – up to 750 with a transfer test.
 
Massachusetts
  • Do high schools provide programs through the private sector (sending the student to your school for education)? YES
  • Do high schools provide programs within their own public high school system, and do compete with for-profit colleges? YES
  • Do high schools provide an introductory-only Cosmetology program where hours are not transferrable into any other colleges, nor do they provide credit towards licensure? NO
  • Are hours obtained during high school training, which are used toward high school graduation hours, transferrable? NO
  • Additional Comments: Varies per student/schedule and hours accepted are determined by receiving school upon assessment.
 
Michigan
  • Do high schools provide programs through the private sector (sending the student to your school for education)? YES
  • Do high schools provide programs within their own public high school system, and do compete with for-profit colleges? YES
  • Do high schools provide an introductory-only Cosmetology program where hours are not transferrable into any other colleges, nor do they provide credit towards licensure? NO
  • Are hours obtained during high school training, which are used toward high school graduation hours, transferrable? NO
  • Additional Comments: Depends on the school district—some contract with cosmetology schools and others have their own cosmetology programs through vo-tech centers.

Minnesota
  • Do high schools provide programs through the private sector (sending the student to your school for education)? NO
  • Do high schools provide programs within their own public high school system, and do compete with for-profit colleges? NO
  • Do high schools provide an introductory-only Cosmetology program where hours are not transferrable into any other colleges, nor do they provide credit towards licensure? NO
  • Are hours obtained during high school training, which are used toward high school graduation hours, transferrable? NO
  • Additional Comments: High schools provide training, upon high school graduation hours obtained during high school are transferable. This is the case in MN – Only 150 hours are transferable.
 
Missouri
  • Do high schools provide programs through the private sector (sending the student to your school for education)? NO
  • Do high schools provide programs within their own public high school system, and do compete with for-profit colleges? YES
  • Do high schools provide an introductory-only Cosmetology program where hours are not transferrable into any other colleges, nor do they provide credit towards licensure? NO
  • Are hours obtained during high school training, which are used toward high school graduation hours, transferrable? NO
  • Additional Comments: The Tech Schools offer Cosmetology to students that are also attending high school, but they also offer Cosmetology for Adult Education.
 
New Jersey
  • Do high schools provide programs through the private sector (sending the student to your school for education)? YESDo high schools provide programs within their own public high school system, and do compete with for-profit colleges? YES
  • Do high schools provide an introductory-only Cosmetology program where hours are not transferrable into any other colleges, nor do they provide credit towards licensure? NO
  • Are hours obtained during high school training, which are used toward high school graduation hours, transferrable? YES
  • Additional Comments: They are allowed by law, but rarely used. If student attends 2 full years they can complete. Many do not and seek transfer. Private school may evaluate and credit according to competency. Most public school transfers do not measure up and hours are reduced accordingly. However, in some public schools education is high standard due to an individual dedicated teacher, many of whom are former private school teachers. Public vocational high schools in NJ also offer adult education programs which compete directly with private schools. They are somewhat limited as to their enrollment capacity but charge considerably lower tuition because they receive substantial subsidies, both state and federal. Our experience with transfers is consistent with their high school programs and many students do not measure up to our standards. When evaluated the school may adjust credit accordingly. Also important to note that these students have very minimal clinical experience because of a lack of client traffic. To the best of my knowledge they do not publish completion, placement or pass fail statistics, but if you dig deep enough into public records they can be retrieved.
 
New York
  • Do high schools provide programs within their own public high school system, and do compete with for-profit colleges? NO
  • Do high schools provide an introductory-only Cosmetology program where hours are not transferrable into any other colleges, nor do they provide credit towards licensure? NO
  • Are hours obtained during high school training, which are used toward high school graduation hours, transferrable? YES
  • Additional Comments: High School students in NY go to BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) 11th grade 500 hrs and 12th grade 500 hrs. BOCES also provides Adult Ed for half the price of private schools and even has a NACCAS approved and title 4 approved school. They can transfer all hours if receiving school accepts them.
  • Do high schools provide programs through the private sector (sending the student to your school for education)? NO
 
Ohio
  • Do high schools provide programs through the private sector (sending the student to your school for education)? YES
  • Do high schools provide programs within their own public high school system, and do compete with for-profit colleges? YES
  • Do high schools provide an introductory-only Cosmetology program where hours are not transferrable into any other colleges, nor do they provide credit towards licensure? NO
  • Are hours obtained during high school training, which are used toward high school graduation hours, transferrable? YES
  • Additional Comments: It is possible to contract with the public schools but the majority of the high school students are trained in their own career tech centers. 1500 hours are transferable.

Oklahoma
  • Do high schools provide programs through the private sector (sending the student to your school for education)? YES
  • Do high schools provide programs within their own public high school system, and do compete with for-profit colleges? YES
  • Do high schools provide an introductory-only Cosmetology program where hours are not transferrable into any other colleges, nor do they provide credit towards licensure? NO
  • Are hours obtained during high school training, which are used toward high school graduation hours, transferrable? YES
  • Additional Comments: The high schools participate in cosmetology training with the public sector only, the tech systems. Students may attend private cosmetology schools outside of normal school hours or if they have graduated early. Through the public sector they can receive full scholarships. This does compete with for profit colleges. All applicable hours are transferrable. Students in high school also receive 500 hours given to them to complete their cosmetology training.
 
Oregon
  • Do high schools provide programs through the private sector (sending the student to your school for education)? NO
  • Do high schools provide programs within their own public high school system, and do compete with for-profit colleges? NO
  • Do high schools provide an introductory-only Cosmetology program where hours are not transferrable into any other colleges, nor do they provide credit towards licensure? YES
  • Are hours obtained during high school training, which are used toward high school graduation hours, transferrable? NO
  • Additional Comments: Just a few schools offer.

Pennsylvania
  • Do high schools provide programs through the private sector (sending the student to your school for education)? NO
  • Do high schools provide programs within their own public high school system, and do compete with for-profit colleges? YES
  • Do high schools provide an introductory-only Cosmetology program where hours are not transferrable into any other colleges, nor do they provide credit towards licensure? NO
  • Are hours obtained during high school training, which are used toward high school graduation hours, transferrable? YES
  • Additional Comments: We actually have an articulation agreement with a high school program.  If the student has 80% attendance and 80% academics, they can transfer all hours within one year of graduation. Other schools in PA do this also. PA encouraged high schools to create these agreements. Transferable hours vary drastically.
 
Rhode Island
  • Do high schools provide programs through the private sector (sending the student to your school for education)? YES
  • Do high schools provide programs within their own public high school system, and do compete with for-profit colleges? YES
  • Do high schools provide an introductory-only Cosmetology program where hours are not transferrable into any other colleges, nor do they provide credit towards licensure? NO
  • Are hours obtained during high school training, which are used toward high school graduation hours, transferrable? NO
  • Additional Comments: Varies per student/schedule and hours accepted are determined by receiving school upon assessment.
 
South Carolina
  • Do high schools provide programs through the private sector (sending the student to your school for education)? NO
  • Do high schools provide programs within their own public high school system, and do compete with for-profit colleges? YES
  • Do high schools provide an introductory-only Cosmetology program where hours are not transferrable into any other colleges, nor do they provide credit towards licensure? NO
  • Are hours obtained during high school training, which are used toward high school graduation hours, transferrable? NO
  • Additional Comments: In our state, we have several students from high schools that want to finish their hours with us due to the fact that they didn’t get enough hours during their high school training.  Also, the high schools do not bring in enough clientele for the students to practice on while in high school.
 
Tennessee
  • Do high schools provide programs through the private sector (sending the student to your school for education)? NO
  • Do high schools provide programs within their own public high school system, and do compete with for-profit colleges? YES
  • Do high schools provide an introductory-only Cosmetology program where hours are not transferrable into any other colleges, nor do they provide credit towards licensure? NO
  • Are hours obtained during high school training, which are used toward high school graduation hours, transferrable? YES
  • Additional Comments: I can't speak for the entire state, but in East Tennessee, they cannot aquire all 1500 hours in high school. If they take a program for years, they will end up with approx. 750 hours.
 
Utah
  • Do high schools provide programs through the private sector (sending the student to your school for education)? NO
  • Do high schools provide programs within their own public high school system, and do compete with for-profit colleges? NO
  • Do high schools provide an introductory-only Cosmetology program where hours are not transferrable into any other colleges, nor do they provide credit towards licensure? NO
  • Are hours obtained during high school training, which are used toward high school graduation hours, transferrable? NO
  • Additional Comments: We have high schools that have amazing new facilities (and building more).  They catch the student during their early years, the student receives extremely poor education - can graduate if diligent, but generally receives about 1700 out of 2000 required hours.  We have 300 hours to teach out a student to prepare for licensure - not possible!  The entire program costs the student $340.00 total! Utah requires an instructor from THAT school to be present in order to give student credit.


Virginia
  • Do high schools provide programs through the private sector (sending the student to your school for education)? NO
  • Do high schools provide programs within their own public high school system, and do compete with for-profit colleges? YES
  • Do high schools provide an introductory-only Cosmetology program where hours are not transferrable into any other colleges, nor do they provide credit towards licensure? NO
  • Are hours obtained during high school training, which are used toward high school graduation hours, transferrable? NO
  • Additional Comments:
 
Washington
  • Do high schools provide programs through the private sector (sending the student to your school for education)? YES
  • Do high schools provide programs within their own public high school system, and do compete with for-profit colleges? YES
  • Do high schools provide an introductory-only Cosmetology program where hours are not transferrable into any other colleges, nor do they provide credit towards licensure? YES
  • Are hours obtained during high school training, which are used toward high school graduation hours, transferrable? YES
  • Additional Comments: Washington State has school districts that offer cosmetology programs internally, and/or contract the programs out. The hours are transferable after they graduate from High School if they do not complete it within that time period. 




The representatives for the following areas said NO:


Idaho
Iowa - Iowa is not ATB, therefore all cosmetology students must present a high school diploma before they may attend school and the state does not offer or endorse any high school cosmetology programs.

Kansas
Nebraska
New Mexico
North Dakota
South Dakota
Wisconsin

The representatives for the following areas did not respond (or we are still gathering information):

Arkansas
California
Canada
Colorado
D.C.
Florida
Hawaii
Idaho
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Mississippi
Montana
Nevada
New Hampshire
Puerto Rico
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Wyoming



There are no representatives for the following areas:

Alabama
Alaska
North Carolina
West Virginia

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