Accreditation and Credentials
The Ailey School is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD). A copy of the School's accreditation and other credentials may be obtained from the Admissions Office. The Ailey School is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an institution of higher education and is eligible to participate in Title IV programs. The Ailey School is recognized by the US Veterans Administration as an eligible school to participate in Veteran's Educational Benefit Programs. The Ailey School is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.
Diversity Enrollment Statistics
The attached Diversity Enrollment Chart indicates the ethnicity of students enrolled in the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 terms.
Pell Grant Diversity Statistics
The attached Pell Grant Diversity Report indicates the race, ethnicity, and sex of students receiving Pell Grants for Fiscal Year 2012.
According to the Federal Title IV Higher Education Amendments of 1998, schools must track the rate at which it takes the school’s students to complete their post-secondary education. The cohort of students used to calculate this rate is restricted, by these Amendments, to students who are starting their post-secondary education for the first time since high school. These Amendments also specify that the measurements allow first-time enrollees 150% of the scheduled program length to complete it. As the Certificate Program is a three year program, the calculation of these rates covers four-and-half years. While the calculation of these rates for USIS students covers one-and-half years. Current measurements for the academic year ending spring 2011 show:
2012 Certificate Program Completion Rate of Fall 2008 Starts
The 2012 Completion Rate for the Certificate Program is 43%:
This rate is based on federally required calculations, according to which, three of the seven “1st-time/1st–enrolled” students (i.e., no prior post-secondary enrollment history) who started this three-year program in Fall 2008 graduated in Spring ’11.
2012 Independent Study Program Completion Rate of Fall 2008 Starts
The 2012 Completion Rate for the Independent Study Program is 67%:
This rate is based on Federally required calculations, according to which, four of the six “1st-time/1st–enrolled” students (i.e., no prior post-secondary enrollment history) who started this one-year program in Fall 2008 graduated by Spring ’11.
According to federal regulations, schools must track the rate at which first time-first enrolled (FTFI) students continue their studies beyond the first year of enrollment. Of the 16 students who fit this category in the fall 2010, 11 either completed the one year Independent Study Program or re-enrolled in the Certificate Program for the fall 2011. Thus, the retention rate for this cohort is 69%.
Post Completion Rates
The Ailey School is proud of its history of developing accomplished, well-rounded women and men who contribute to society as artists, educators, and performers. Alumni of our B.F.A., Scholarship, Certificate, and Independent Study programs have pursued successful performing arts careers in a wide range of leading dance companies and Broadway productions. Alumni additionally become choreographers, producers, directors of their own companies, arts administrators, and dance teachers. Others have gone on to study at prestigious conservatories, colleges and universities, pursuing both dance and non-dance degrees. Survey results on post-completion employment statistics are currently being collected.
If you are an alumnae of The Ailey School and wish to be included in our survey, you may complete the survey online.
In accordance with the Student Consumer Information Regulations of the United States Department of Education, The Ailey School provides students and their families information to which they are entitled to as consumers.
The Ailey School is committed to providing full disclosure of all consumer information as required by state and federal laws and regulations. These laws and regulations are intended to satisfy students' right-to-know, and offer students and their families the information needed in order to make fully informed choices regarding the institution they elect to attend.
Gainful Employment Data
Policy on Drugs, Tobacco, and Alcohol Abuse
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation (AADF) and The Ailey School are committed to promoting the physical, intellectual, social, and ethical development of all individuals and to preventing alcohol and other drug-related problems among all members of its community. To that end, the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of a controlled substance (illicit drugs, alcohol, etc.) either on AADF's property or at AADF sponsored activities, is prohibited. Any person found to have violated this policy will be subject to sanctions including, but not limited to, admonition, disciplinary probation, termination of employment or enrollment, complaint to civil authorities, and/or referral for counseling through outside intervention organizations.
The Ailey School provides resources and referral services for all students confronted with a problem of drug and/or alcohol abuse. This resource list can be found in The Ailey School Student Handbook, which is distributed to every full-time student, and in the Admissions Office. Employees may obtain information about such resources from the office of the Human Resources Generalist.
This policy and its requirements are in accordance with the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 and will be distributed annually to each AADF employee each full-time Ailey School student.
Drug and Alcohol Policy
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation (AADF) does not condone malevolent behavior of any kind. The facilities are monitored by AADF staff throughout operating hours. Students are asked to report to the School Administrator or Security Supervisor, any incidence of physical assault, sexual molestation (forced, or not), manifestation of prejudice, or theft occurring on campus. Guilty parties may be subject to disciplinary action by AADF. Statistics concerning the occurrence of reported offenses for the three previous calendar years on campus are available in The Ailey School "Annual Campus Security and Crime Statistics Report" (below). AADF is also committed to providing an environment that is safe and secure. The annual security and fire safety compliance document is available from the Facilities Manager upon request. The document contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including: crime prevention, fire safety, crime reporting policies, and disciplinary procedures.
Annual Campus Security and Crime Statistics Report
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include:
- The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the University receives a request for access.
- The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy rights under FERPA.
- The right to provide written consent before the University discloses personally identifiable information from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-5901
The Ailey School facilities, including restrooms, are wheelchair accessible throughout the building.