Core academics at the academy are based on a comprehensive cutting edge program that is designed to prepare students to enter the field of cosmetology with a level of skill and professionalism that will ensure their success.
What We Offer
In addition to basic cosmetology, The Academy offers a broad range of techniques and trend workshops in the following areas:
- Haircutting and design
- Dimensional and corrective color
- Men’s design
- Formal styling and basic bridal
- Natural and artificial extensions
- Texture for multicultural clientele
The Academy also offers resume preparation and financial management seminars as part of its curriculum.
Three of the primary objectives for the educational staff at Robert Paul Academy
1. To create a positive learning environment in which to administer the core curriculum
2. Establish a learning partnership between the learning leaders and the student
3. To instill the knowledge that discipline, professionalism, consistency and creativity are the keys to success
Training in Cosmetology and Manicuring at The Academy are a combination of theory and practice.
Students have one hour of theory each day. The remainder of the day is spent learning, practicing and perfecting practical and consultative skills required of an entry level salon stylist. Students having from 0-350 hours are placed in a progressive class setting where a repeat and add system of learning is used to develop skills. Students having 351-1500 hours are placed alternately in The Academy Salon as a junior stylist and in intermediate and advanced trend workshops which are in continuous rotation to include students completing their backroom training. Students reaching 1250 hours are taken out of the regularly scheduled theory class (complete at this hour increment) and placed in a Board Exam class which prepares the student to successfully take and pass the Maryland Licensure Exam. Job placement is discussed at this time. Students are required to maintain 80% attendance and 75% academic progress. Students who are in unsatisfactory progress are advised and put on probation until they remediate to the required percentages.
The Learning Partnership at RPACAS is as follows:
- Robert Hamlin
- Beverly Hamlin
Financial Aid Director