The Cosmetology program teaches the skills necessary to become a licensed cosmetologist. This course requires the study of chemistry and anatomy, including disorders and diseases of the skin and nails. Hands-on instruction is incorporated to ensure the use of proper physical techniques. This course also teaches skills needed to succeed, not only in the profession of Cosmetology, but life as well. Students are given opportunities to practice these skills in a professional manner through the duration of this course. Upon completion of this course, the student will be competent in basic haircutting, hairstyling, facials, chemical texture services, shampooing, manicures, and more. The goal of this course is to provide students with knowledge, self-confidence, and manual skills needed to satisfactorily complete the examination by the Virginia State Board of Registered Professional Hairdressers. Upon completion of this course, students may have the opportunity to earn NOCTI & SkillsUSA credentials. Cosmetology is a two year program and is available to 10th, 11th, or 12th grade students. Course Description Cosmetology 1 is a class geared for 9th and 10th graders beginning instruction in Cosmetology. Reviews and Memory Retention will be followed along with the schedule. The pacing guide will be followed as closely as possible. You can view the pacing guide and enjoy the games by clicking the links at the bottom of this page. Course Objectives The objective of this course is to introduce students to the field of Cometology. The student who successfully completes this course will have basic entry-level knowledge and will be ready to enter Cosmetology II at the Neff Campus. Instructional Philosophy This course will consist of lecture, class discussion, demonstrations, and practice of skills. Students will work with partners much of the time. Assignments will require students to use mathematical, science, communication, and language art skills. Grading Scale Assessment will be based on scores achieved on written test, homework, projects, and daily grades. Daily grades will be given for attitude, performance of skills, productive use of class time, class participation, performing daily cleanup, and laboratory organization assignments. This course grading scale is 100-93 (A), 92-85 (B), 84-77 (C), 76-70 (D), below 70 (F). Make-Up Assignments Students will be required to make up any work missed due to absences in order to receive a passing grade for the day or days missed. It is the responsibility of the student to request make-up assignments. Ample opportunity will be given to turn in the makeup assignment. Make-up work not done by the scheduled date will result in a "0" for the day or days absent.