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ARCS STUDENT HANDBOOK
*Also called the "ARCS Grant-Student Handbook

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PREFACE
Welcome to the Abuse-Recovery Counseling Services, LLC (herein, also referred to as ARCS) Addiction-Recovery Coaching Certification and Abuse-Recovery Coaching Certification Student Handbook, for enrolled Grant Students (herein, referred to as “Students” or “Student”). Enrolled Students are responsible for understanding and complying with all obligations and requirements in this Student Handbook,
PLEASE READ THIS STUDENT HANDBOOK CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING, USING, RECEIVING AND/OR PARTICIPATING IN ARCS WEBSITES, CONTENT, CLASSES, SERVICES AND/OR ANY OTHER ARCS PROPRIETARY INFORMATION.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO COMPLY WITH THIS STUDENT HANDBOOK , PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS, USE, RECEIVE AND/OR PARTICIPATE IN ARCS WEBSITES, CONTENT, CLASSES, SERVICES AND ANY OTHER ARCS PROPRIETARY INFORMATION.
BY ACCESSING, USING, RECEIVING AND/OR PARTICIPATING IN ARCS WEBSITES, CONTENT, CLASSES, SERVICES AND ANY OTHER ARCS PROPRIETARY INFORMATION, YOU INDICATE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THE STUDENT HANDBOOK AND THAT YOU AGREE TO COMPLY WITH IT.
ARCS HAS THE MAXIMUM DISCRETION PERMITTED BY LAW TO INTERPRET, ADMINISTER, CHANGE, MODIFY, OR DELETE THE RULES, REGULATIONS, PROCEDURES, AND BENEFITS CONTAINED IN THE HANDBOOK AT ANY TIME.  ANY CHANGES ARE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UPON POSTING TO ANY ARCS WEBSITE.
YOUR CONTINUED ACCESSING, USING, RECEIVING AND/OR PARTICIPATING IN ARCS WEBSITES, CONTENT, CLASSES, SERVICES AND ANY OTHER ARCS PROPRIETARY INFORMATION CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO COMPLY WITH THE STUDENT HANDBOOK.


DEFINITIONS
ARCS: Abuse-Recovery Counseling Services, LLC
ARCS Websites: Any and all websites (including both domains and subdomains), within any of the following root domains:
arcstofreedom.com
arcstofreedom.org
addictionrecoverycounselingservices.com
addictionrecoverycounselingservices.com
abuserecoverycounselingservices.com
abuserecoverycounselingservices.org
ARCS Program (or, “Program”): Creative course of study related to the addiction-recovery coaching industry and the abuse-recovery coaching industry.
ARCS Waivers: tuition subsidies provided to Student, by ARCS.
Assignment: An individual ARCS Video-Workbook Assignment.
CARC Certification (or, “Certification”): CARC-I (Certified Addiction-Recovery Coach) and CARC-II (Certified Abuse-Recovery Coach), collectively.
Certification Board: The private board which issues CARC Certification.
Classes: live, online classes with Student’s Professor and fellow classmates
Coach: An individual who has graduated the Program and, thus, has acquired CARC Certification.
Course: A collection of ARCS Video-Workbook Assignments designated to cover a particular subject matter, as listed on the ARCS Student Portal.
Coursework: The Video-Workbook Assignments within the ARCS Curriculum, collectively.
Curriculum: The online coursework listed on the ARCS Student Portal, collectively.
Enrollment: Formal acceptance into the ARCS Program.
Enrollment Term: The entire duration of Student’s enrollment in the Program, including but not limited to the amount of time it takes Student to complete their respective progression through the ARCS Curriculum.
Graduation: completion of the Program and subsequent receipt of Certification.
Grant Board: The private board which provides ARCS with Grant Funding for Student.
Grant Funding: Funding provided to Student, by the Grant Board.
Grant Discount Program: Funding that covers 94% of Student’s Total Tuition and allows Program completion and Graduation in a minimum of eighteen months.
Grant Fast-Track Program: Funding that covers 90% of Student’s Total Tuition and allows Program completion and Graduation in a minimum of nine months.
Professor: The respectively assigned ARCS Coach with whom Student will be attending Classes and to whom Student will be submitting completed Workbook Assignments.
Proprietary Information: ARCS Websites and their entire contents, features and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video and audio, and the design, selection and arrangement, thereof), and all ARCS login credentials, logos, trade secrets, and Class content.
Satisfactory: The grade received by Student, from their Professor, for successful completion and submission of a Workbook Assignment.
Student: The individual listed in Section ___, who has chosen to enroll in the Program.
Student Portal: https://students.arcstofreedom.com/student-portal.html
Terms & Conditions: https://www.arcstofreedom.com/terms--conditions.html
Reduced Tuition: The reduced tuition rate, after Grant-Funding has been applied.
Standard Tuition: The standard tuition rate, without Grant Funding or ARCS Waivers.
Total Tuition: Tuition over the course of Student’s Enrollment Term.
Unsatisfactory: The grade received by Student, from their Professor, for unsuccessful completion and submission of a Workbook Assignment.
Video Assignments: Audio-Visual Assignments, within the ARCS Curriculum.
Withdrawal: Student’s immediate and permanent removal from the Program, including but not limited to Student’s ineligibility for future Grant Funding and ARCS Waivers (also, “Withdraw” or “Withdrawn”)
Workbook Assignments: Written Assignments, within the ARCS Curriculum.


HEADINGS & FORMATTING
Headings and formatting are for the sake of simplicity and are not to be used in the interpretation of this Grant-Funded Student Handbook, or to change the context of the clauses in which they appear.


CERTIFICATES
Graduates from the ARCS Program will receive the following two (2) Certificates:
CARC-I
Certified Addiction-Recovery Coach, for specialized coaching of both substance and behavioral addicts and their respective family members.
CARC-II
Certified Abuse-Recovery Coach, for specialized coaching of trauma survivors, including but not limited to childhood abuse survivors, domestic abuse survivors, soldiers and other PTSD sufferers.


CURRICULUM
The ARCS Curriculum includes the following Course titles and topics, as listed and linked to on the ARCS Student Portal:
Course 1: The Cycle of Addiction
Course 2: The Disease Concept
Course 3. Relapse Prevention
Course 4: Details of Diagnosis
Course 5: Origins of Recovery
Course 6: Incremental Healing
Course 7: Case Study
Course 8: Case Study
Course 9: Case Study
Course 10: Personal Spirituality
Course 11: Behavioral Addiction
Course 12: Introduction to Counseling
Course 13: Developmental Stages
Course 14: PTSD Theory
Course 15: Internal Mechanics
Course 16: Boundaries
Course 17: Q&A
Course 18: Developing Awareness
Course 19: Developing Security & Self-Esteem
Course 20: Developing Internal Validation
Course 21: Developing Internal Loyalty
Course 22: Developing Accountability
Course 23: Developing Innerconnectivity
Course 24: How to Change
Course 25: Sustaining Change
Course 26: Practice Ethics
Each Course listed above has a variable number of Assignments, therein.
The Curriculum is designed to be cumulative; hence, Student must progress through the Curriculum in successive order of course number (i.e. 1, 2, 3… 26).
(a) Assignment(s) may not be skipped.
(b) Assignment(s) may not be accessed retrospectively, after completion.
ARCS reserves the right to adjust the schedule, order and/or availability of Courses, Assignment(s), Classes, Content, Websites, Materials and/or any other form of Proprietary Information (as defined in ARCS Terms and Conditions), at any time and for any and/or no reason.


GRANT FUNDING & ARCS WAIVERS: ELIGIBILITY AND RETENTION REQUIREMENTS
In order to attain and retain eligibility for Grant Funding and ARCS Waivers, Student must:
  1. agree and adhere to all ARCS Terms and Conditions, including but not limited to the stipulations detailed, herein, within this Grant-Funded Student Handbook.
  2. be at least eighteen years old.
  3. live in the United States.
  4. be legally authorized to work in the United States.
  5. attend class from a geo-location within the United States.
  6. plan to practice as an independently-operating Certified Addiction-Recovery Coach and Certified Abuse-Recovery Coach (collectively, herein referred to as “CARC” or “Coach”), within the United States.
  7. not have any felony convictions for a “Crime of Violence” (COV), as defined in the Federal Comprehensive Crime Control Act (CCCA) of 1984.
  8. not be listed in any sex offender registry, as related to and required by Federal Megan's Law (enacted as a subsection of the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act of 1994).
  9. attend a free, initial online group-coaching class, if offered by Professor.
  10. own and/or have consistent access to a secure device (such as a laptop, tablet or smart phone), through which to attend Classes, complete and submit Assignments, and communicate with Professor.
  11. pay their (Student’s) respective Reduced Tuition (see section, herein, entitled “Grant Amount), in a timely and consistent manner, throughout Student’s Enrollment Term.
Student’s failure to fulfill and maintain any and all of the above-listed requirements within this section may result in Student's (a) immediate Withdrawal from the Program, and/or (b) ineligibility for future enrollment in the Program, and/or (c) immediate, permanent and/or retroactive revocation of Student’s Grant Funding and ARCS Waivers coupled with reallocation of such Grant Funding and ARCS Waivers to another qualified applicant, and/or (d) ineligibility to apply for or receive future Grant Funding and/or ARCS Waivers.


GRANT FUNDING & ARCS WAIVERS: AMOUNT
ARCS is dedicated to the emotional and economic empowerment of survivors.
ARCS is providing Student with Grant Funding throughout Student’s Enrollment Term, based upon the Grant Program for which Student has opted to apply:
Grant Discount Program
Standard Tuition …..…………………………. 250.00 per week
Grant Discount Funding Pays ………….……135.00 per week
ARCS Waivers reduce by …………..………. 100.00 per week
Student’s Reduced Tuition …………………….15.00 per week
Grant Fast-Track Program
Standard Tuition …………………………….. 250.00 per week
Grant Fast-Track Funding Pays ……………125.00 per week
ARCS Waivers reduce by ………………….. 100.00 per week
Student’s Reduced Tuition ………………….. 25.00 per week
Student may request to switch from one Grant Program to another, no more than one time, by contacting their Professor.


TUITION
In order to retain Grant Funding and ARCS Waivers:
(a) Student is required to pay their respective Reduced Tuition (see section, herein, entitled “Grant Amount”) in a timely and consistent manner, throughout Student’s Enrollment Term.
Grant Discount Program
If/When Student is enrolled in the Grant Discount Program, Student is required to consistently pay the Grant Discount Reduced Tuition rate of 15.00 per week (or other comparable amount[s] in bimonthly, monthly and/or bulk pre-pay increments), in a timely and consistent manner, throughout Student’s Enrollment Term.
Grant Fast-Track Program
If/When Student is enrolled in the Grant Fast-Track Program, Student is required to consistently pay the Grant Fast-Track Reduced Tuition rate of 25.00 per week (or other comparable amount[s] in bimonthly, monthly and/or bulk pre-pay increments), in a timely and consistent manner, throughout Student’s Enrollment Term.
(b) Student is required to pay their respective Reduced Tuition on an automated and recurring basis within the ARCS Tuition System (provided by https://paysimple.com/, a PCI-Compliant online payment gateway), throughout the Student’s Enrollment Term.


FEES
Program Application Fees: ARCS waives all Application Fees for Grant-Funded Student.
Program Deposits: ARCS waives all Deposits for Grant-Funded Student.
In order to provide Grant Funding and ARCS Waivers to Student, to other individuals enrolled within the Program, and to future applicants who are in need of such funding, ARCS must minimize their administrative staff, efforts and expenses.
Keeping administrative costs to a minimum makes Grant Funding and ARCS Waivers possible; therefore:
(a) Student may be charged Late Fees for failure to remit their respective Reduced tuition in a timely and/or consistent manner. Late Fees may be charged, as follows:
After Initial Failed Tuition Payment……….. 0.00
After Second Failed Tuition Payment…….. 5.00
After Third Failed Tuition Payment…………5.00
After Fourth Failed Payment……………….10.00
After Fourth Failed Payment: Student may be automatically Withdrawn, by ARCS.
(b) Student is solely and fully responsible to pay any and all bank’s, credit card processing company’s and/or any other financial institution’s fees that occur, accrue or are otherwise incurred in direct or indirect relation to Student’s payment or non-payment of their respective Reduced Tuition and/or to any type of payment or non-payment to ARCS, including but not limited to insufficient funds fee(s), chargeback fee(s) and/or any and all administrative, processing and/or other fee(s).
ARCS is dedicated to the emotional and economic empowerment of survivors.
ARCS offers Grant Funding and ARCS Waivers rather than Student Loans, so that Student does not have any debt owed to ARCS after graduating from the Program.
There are no fees, payments or charges owed to ARCS, other than those detailed, herein.
ARCS does not charge any “hidden” or otherwise non-disclosed fees.


CLASSES
Student is solely and fully responsible for their respective attendance of or absence from ARCS Classes.
ARCS recommends that Student attend Class for a minimum of 30 minutes, per week, throughout Student’s Enrollment Term.
Any and/or all Workbook Assignment(s) that Student submits concurrent with a week during which Student fails to attend Class for a minimum of 30 minutes, for any and/or no reason, will be rejected, with no Grade determined; furthermore, Student will be required to attend Class for a minimum of 30 minutes before such Workbook Assignment(s) will be accepted and Graded.
If at any time and for any and/or no reason Student does not and/or cannot attend Class(es), Student will continue to be accountable for all of their respective Reduced Tuition payments, in order to remain enrolled in the Program and to retain their respective Grant Funding and ARCS Waivers.
ARCS and Professor(s) individually reserve the right to adjust the order, schedule and/or availability of Classes, at any time and for any and/or no reason.


COURSEWORK ACCESS LIMITS
ARCS adheres to the Certification Board’s mandated Curriculum Access Limits, designed to ensure Student’s thorough comprehension of Curriculum concepts and resultant preparedness for practice:
Grant Discount Program
If/When Student is enrolled in the Grant Discount Program, Student may access no more than one Assignment, per week.
Grant Fast-Track Program
If/When Student is enrolled in the Grant Fast-Track Program, Student may access no more than one Course, per week.


COURSEWORK ACCESS SCHEDULE
Student is solely and fully responsible for their respective accessing, completion and/or submission  of (or for their respective failure to access, complete and/or submit) Assignment(s).
Student must submit any and all completed Workbook Assignment(s), on any given week, to their Professor’s respective email address (provided by Professor), as an emailed attachment, no later than Sunday(s) at 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time, so that ARCS Administration may then make the next, successive Assignment(s) available to Student, no later than the respectively following Tuesday at 9:00am Eastern Standard Time.
Grant Discount Program
If/When Student is enrolled in the Grant Discount Program, Student must submit one completed Workbook Assignment, on any given week, to their Professor’s respective email address (provided by Professor), as an emailed attachment, no later than Sunday(s) at 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time, in order for ARCS Administration to make the next one, successive Assignment available to Student, no later than the following Tuesday at 9:00am Eastern Standard Time.
Grant Fast-Track Program
If/When Student is enrolled in the Grant Fast-Track Program, Student must submit a collective of Workbook Assignment(s) (the number of Workbook Assignment[s] directly correlated with Student’s current Course of study, on the Student Portal), on any given week, to their Professor’s respective email address (provided by Professor), as an emailed attachment, no later than Sunday(s) at 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time, in order for ARCS Administration to make the next one, successive Course available to Student, no later than the following Tuesday at 9:00am Eastern Standard Time.
If at any time and for any and/or no reason Student does not and/or cannot complete and submit Assignment(s), Student will continue to be accountable for all of their respective Reduced Tuition payments, in order to remain enrolled in the Program and to retain their respective Grant Funding and ARCS Waivers.
ARCS reserves the right to adjust the schedule, order and/or availability of Courses, Assignment(s), Classes, Content, Websites, Materials and/or any other form of Proprietary Information (as defined in ARCS Terms and Conditions), at any time and for any and/or no reason.


WORKBOOK GRADING
Workbook Assignment(s) are graded as “Satisfactory” and, thus, as acceptable for Student to gain access to the next, successive Assignment(s) or “Unsatisfactory” and, thus, as unacceptable or otherwise insufficient for Student to gain access to the next, successive Assignment(s), based upon assessment of the following two criteria:
Workbook Assignment Answer Quantity
Workbook Answer Quantity is defined as, “the amount of content in any Workbook Assignment answer, relative to the respective question(s) asked”.
Workbook Assignment Answer Quality 
Workbook Assignment Answer Quality is defined as, “the relevance of any Workbook Assignment answer to the content, material and concepts presented in any Workbook Assignment’s corresponding Video Assignment and/or any other provided, suggested and/or linked resource”).
If Student submits Workbook Assignment(s) that is/are determined by their Professor to receive a grade of “Unsatisfactory”, Student will not be given access to their next, successive Assignment(s) in the Curriculum, unless and until Student resubmits any/all “Unsatisfactory” Workbook Assignment(s) with revised content and answer(s), until such Workbook Assignment(s) are determined to receive a grade of “Satisfactory”.


PROGRAM COMPLETION LIMITS
ARCS adheres to the Certification Board’s mandated Program Completion Limits (detailed in this section) and Graduation Requirements (see section, herein, entitled “Graduation Requirements”), designed to ensure Student’s thorough comprehension of Curriculum concepts and resultant preparedness for practice:
Grant Discount Program
If/When Student is enrolled in the Grant Discount Program, Student may complete the Curriculum and Graduate from the Program no sooner than eighteen months from the date of Student’s initial enrollment in the Program.
Grant Fast-Track Program
If/When Student is enrolled in the Grant Fast-Track Program, Student may complete the Curriculum and Graduate from the Program no sooner than nine months from the date of Student’s initial enrollment in the Program.


SELF-PACED PROGRAM
So long as Student adheres to the Certification Board’s mandated Coursework Access Limits (see section, herein, entitled, “Coursework Access Limits”) and Program Completion Limits (see section, herein, entitled “Program Completion Limits”), Student’s progression through Curriculum Assignments is self-paced, meaning that Student is under no obligation to complete and/or submit Assignment(s) each week and, furthermore, that there is no maximum time interval or limit, in which Student must complete the Curriculum and graduate from the Program.


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
The following three criteria are required to complete and graduate the Program:
Grant Funding & ARCS Waivers: Eligibility and Retention Requirements
Maintain all Grant Funding and ARCS Waivers Eligibility and Retention Requirements (see section, herein, entitled, “Grant Funding & ARCS Waivers: Eligibility & Retention Requirements”).
Workbook Assignments
(a) Complete and submit each/all Workbook Assignment(s).
(b) Receive a grade of “Satisfactory” for each/all Workbook Assignment(s).
Ethics Exam
(a) Complete and submit the Ethics Exam (in Course 26 of the Curriculum).
(b) Receive a grade of no less than 80% on the Ethics Exam (in Course 26 of the Curriculum).


STUDENT COMMUNICATION
Keeping administrative costs to a minimum makes Grant Funding and ARCS Waivers possible; therefore, Student should communicate with Professor and ARCS Administration, based upon the following guidelines:
General Communication with Professor
Student should communicate with their Professor as sparingly as possible, outside of Class hours.
(a) Emotional Healing & Coursework Questions
Student’s primary form of communication with Professor should take place during Professor’s scheduled Class hours, including but not limited to any and all questions pertaining to the ARCS Curriculum and Assignments, coaching skills, life skills, emotional healing techniques and the Student’s own personal endeavor of self-actualization.
(b) Private Coaching & Certification Sessions
If Student feels that more time and individual attention than are offered during Professor’s Class hours may be needed to discuss such topics, Student may text Professor to request private coaching sessions.
(c) Administrative & Technical Questions
Student should text and/or email Professor (based upon Professor’s communication preferences and Student’s communication abilities), regarding any administrative questions (including but not limited to Grant Funding, ARCS Waivers and Tuition) or any technical questions (including but not limited to Class or Student Portal access).
(d) Workbook Assignment Submission
Student should submit their finished Workbook Assignment(s)s as emailed attachments to their Professor’s ARCS email address.
(e) Phone Calls
Student should never communicate with their Professor through a phone call, unless such call is initiated by Professor.
General Communication with ARCS Administration
Under general circumstances, Student should consider their Professor to be their primary point of contact, corresponding with ARCS Administration at support@arcstofreedom.com, only after having first conferred with their Professor.
Communication with Other Students
While you will see and get to know your fellow classmates, ARCS Students are expressly forbidden from contacting fellow students, while enrolled. This is to protect the integrity of each Student’s healing process, and to ensure that no Student prematurely adopts a “coaching role” with another, before either are certified or sanctioned to practice Coaching.


STUDENT BEHAVIOR
Student’s demonstration of disrespectful and/or otherwise disruptive conduct may result in Student's (a) immediate Withdrawal from the Program, and/or (b) ineligibility for future enrollment in the Program, and/or (c) immediate, permanent and/or retroactive revocation of Student’s Grant Funding and ARCS Waivers coupled with reallocation of such Grant Funding and ARCS Waivers to another qualified applicant, and/or (d) ineligibility to apply for or receive future Grant Funding and/or ARCS Waivers.


INTRINSIC WORTH POLICY
Student is expected to adhere to the ARCS Intrinsic Worth Policy:
ARCS Intrinsic Worth Policy
ARCS Practitioners and ARCS Students have a duty to believe in the intrinsic worth of all living organisms and, more specifically, of all human beings; thus, respect and dignity are implicitly owed and never need be earned.


NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
Student is expected to adhere to the ARCS Non-Discrimination Policy:
ARCS Non-Discrimination Policy
ARCS Practitioners and ARCS Students should not practice, condone, facilitate or collaborate with any form of discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, political belief, religion, lack of religion, immigration status, or mental or physical disability.


CAREER SERVICES
Although many Coaches may find work in various capacities and positions, within social-service and other helping-field contexts, organizations, facilities and programs, CARC Certification is specifically designed for Coaches to establish their own, private, independent coaching practice.
  1. CARC Certification is valid anywhere within the United States, without having to file, qualify or re-test for reciprocity from state to state.
  2. CARC Certification is not valid in practice jurisdictions outside of the United States.
  3. CARCs are certified to conduct individual, couple, family and unrelated-large and small group sessions.
  4. CARCs can opt to see their respective clients online, in person and/or on the phone.
  5. Coaches can choose their own specialization, including but not limited to working with substance addicts, behavioral addicts, families of addicts, domestic abuse survivors, childhood abuse survivors and other PTSD sufferers.
Since CARCs have information related to helping anyone to change debilitating and unwanted behavior patterns, other popular specializations include healing from codependence, change-of-life coaching and business coaching.
After graduation, Coaches will be both qualified and invited to apply to the ARCS Teaching Program, in which they can receive:
  1. ongoing support to cultivate their own, respective ARCS certification class(es).
  2. The option to offer ARCS certification services to clients within their respective coaching practice.
  3. ARCS reserves the right to take into account Student’s history, including but not limited to Student’s overall conduct, Class participation and tuition records, when assessing application to the ARCS Teaching Program. ARCS makes no guarantee to Student or Coach that a position to contract with ARCS to teach CARC Certification Classes and/or any other form of position and/or employment of any kind will be available and/or will be made available, at any time, with or without ARCS.
Although ARCS will make a reasonable effort to provide each Coach with resources for advice and other forms of professional and career development resources, this in no way constitutes a promise or guarantee of employment, contract position, teaching position and/or success as a Coach, in the coaching capacity, upon completion of the Program; furthermore, any and all forms of Career assistance may be suspended in the event that financial commitments are determined to be delinquent and/or in default.


CANCELLATION POLICY
Student may Withdraw from the Program at any time and for any and/or no reason, by contacting their Professor and/or support@arcstofreedom.com; comparably, ARCS, the Certification Board and/or the Grant Board may Withdraw Student, at any time and for any and/or no reason, including but not limited to disrespectful and/or otherwise disruptive behavior by Student, chronic nonpayment of tuition by Student, and/or for any form of Student’s failure to adhere to all ARCS Terms and Conditions, including but not limited to the stipulations detailed, herein, within this Grant-Funded Student Handbook.
Student’s Withdrawal, for any and/or no reason and whether initiated by Student, by ARCS, or by the Certification Board may result in Student's (a) immediate Withdrawal from the Program, and/or (b) ineligibility for future enrollment in the Program, and/or (c) immediate, permanent and/or retroactive revocation of Student’s Grant Funding and ARCS Waivers coupled with reallocation of such Grant Funding and ARCS Waivers to another qualified applicant, and/or (d) ineligibility to apply for or receive future Grant Funding and/or ARCS Waivers.


LEAVE OF ABSENCE
In the event that Student is experiencing financial or other hardship, ARCS offers Student up to one 30-day Leave of Absence, throughout the duration of Student’s Enrollment Term.
Student should request a Leave of Absence from their Professor, and Professor will subsequently file a formal request for Leave of Absence (herein, also referred to as a “Leave Request”) with ARCS Administration, on behalf of Student.
Only ARCS Administrator(s) can approve Leave Request(s). ARCS Administration may require Student to produce documentation of hardship, in order to approve Leave Request(s).
Withdrawal versus Leave of Absence:
Withdrawal
If Student opts to Withdraw from the Program in direct response to financial or other hardship, Student’s automatically-recurring Reduced Tuition payments will cease; however, such Withdrawal will likely result in Student’s (a) ineligibility for future enrollment in the Program, (b) immediate, permanent and/or retroactive revocation of Student’s Grant Funding and ARCS Waivers coupled with reallocation of such Grant Funding and ARCS Waivers to another qualified applicant, and (c) ineligibility to apply for or receive future Grant Funding and/or ARCS Waivers.
Leave of Absence
If Student takes an approved Leave of Absence from the Program in direct response to financial or other hardship, throughout the approved term of Student’s Leave of Absence (Leave Term), Student’s automatically-recurring Reduced Tuition payments will cease and their access to both Classes and Coursework will be restricted; however, Student will retain their Grant Funding and ARCS Waivers, as all such funding and waivers will be held in reserve for Student’s return (at the end of their respectively approved Leave Term).


REFUND POLICY
ARCS is dedicated to the emotional and economic empowerment of survivors.
Due to the fact that ARCS provides Grant Funding and ARCS Waivers to Student and allows Student the option to Withdraw at any time, ARCS does not offer or issue refund(s), of any kind.
ARCS must retain the relatively small amount of Reduced Tuition that Student is required to pay, in order to continue making Grant Funding, ARCS Waivers and Certification available to both current and future Program participants.


ARCS HONOR CODE
Student shall use all reasonable efforts to take, or cause to be taken, any and all actions necessary or desirable to consummate and make effective their respective adherence to all ARCS Terms and Conditions, including but not limited to the stipulations detailed, herein, within this Grant-Funded Student Handbook.


ARCS COPYRIGHTS
Student fully agrees and assents NOT to duplicate, copy, download, share, transfer, transmit, modify, reproduce, distribute, sell, re-sell, license, sublicense, lease, rent, perform or claim any portion of ARCS Websites, Content, Services (as defined within ARCS Terms and Conditions) and/or any and all other forms of ARCS Proprietary Information, without express written and notarized permission from ARCS and all appropriate authors or copyright agents.
Any attempt by Student to duplicate, copy, download, share, transfer, transmit, modify, reproduce, distribute, sell, re-sell, license, sublicense, lease, rent, perform or claim any portion of ARCS Websites, Content, Services (as defined within ARCS Terms and Conditions) and/or any and all other forms of ARCS Proprietary Information, without express written and notarized permission from ARCS and all appropriate authors or copyright agents may result in Student's (a) immediate Withdrawal from the Program, and/or (b) ineligibility for future enrollment in the Program, and/or (c) immediate, permanent and/or retroactive revocation of Student’s Grant Funding and ARCS Waivers coupled with reallocation of such Grant Funding and ARCS Waivers to another qualified applicant, and/or (d) ineligibility to apply for or receive future Grant Funding and/or ARCS Waivers.
Any attempt by Student to duplicate, copy, download, share, transfer, transmit, modify, reproduce, distribute, sell, re-sell, license, sublicense, lease, rent, perform or claim any portion of ARCS Websites, Content, Services (as defined within ARCS Terms and Conditions) and/or any and all other forms of ARCS Proprietary Information, without express written and notarized permission from ARCS and all appropriate authors or copyright agents will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, in both criminal and civil proceedings and at the Student’s/defendant’s expense.


FORCE MAJEURE
ARCS will be not be considered in breach of or in default because of, and will not be liable to the Student for, any delay or failure to perform its obligations under this Agreement by reason of electrical outage, lack of online access or service, software or other computer bugs, fire, earthquake, flood, explosion, strike, riot, war, terrorism, or similar event beyond ARCS’s and/or anyone’s reasonable control (each a “Force Majeure Event”). However, if a Force Majeure Event occurs, ARCS shall, as soon as is practicable:
(a) notify the Student of the Force Majeure Event and its impact on ARCS performance; and
(b) use reasonable efforts to resolve any issues resulting from the Force Majeure Event.


EFFECTIVENESS
Grant Funding and ARCS Waivers will be reserved for Student and attached to Student’s Enrollment, immediately, when Student signs and/or otherwise electronically agrees and assents to adhere to all ARCS Terms and Conditions, including but not limited to the stipulations detailed, herein, within this Grant-Funded Student Handbook.
Student’s Grant Funding, ARCS Waivers and Enrollment become effective when Student signs and/or otherwise electronically agrees and assents to adhere to all ARCS Terms and Conditions, including but not limited to the stipulations detailed, herein, within this Grant-Funded Student Handbook.


INDEMNIFICATION
Student is fully and solely responsible for participating in the Program, of their own choice and volition and at their own risk; thus, Student fully releases ARCS from any and all legal liability. Student agrees to indemnify ARCS, defend ARCS, and hold ARCS harmless from and against any loss(es), cost(s), or damage(s) of any kind.
At all times after the effective date of this Agreement, the Student shall indemnify ARCS from all damages, liabilities, expenses, claims, or judgments (including interest, penalties, reasonable attorneys’ fees, accounting fees, and expert witness fees) (collectively, the “Claims”) that any ARCS Indemnitee may incur.


WAIVER & RELEASE OF LIABILITY
WHEREAS, Student chooses to enroll in, participate in, access and utilize the ARCS Program, a creative course of study related to the addiction-recovery coaching industry and the abuse-recovery coaching industry:
NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the sum of Ten ($10.00) Dollars and other good and valuable considerations including, without limitation, the acceptance by the Student into the Program, the receipt and sufficiency of which are herewith acknowledged, the Student does hereby waive, release and discharge ARCS, and agrees to indemnify ARCS and hold ARCS harmless, from any and all claims for damages for death, personal injury or property damage which the Student or any third party or parties may have, or which hereafter accrue to the Student, against ARCS as a result of Student’s participation in the Program. This release is intended to discharge ARCS, its members, officers, administrators, trainers, professors, practitioners, independent contractors, affiliates and employees from and against any and all liability arising out of or connected in any way with the opted participation by the Student, as set forth herein. Student further understands that accidents and injuries can arise out of their opted participation in the Program, which may cause personal injury to the Student and/or to third parties; knowing the risks, nevertheless, the Student agrees to assume those risks and to release ARCS, and to indemnify ARCS, and to hold ARCS harmless who might otherwise be liable to the Student or to Student’s legal representatives for damages.

This waiver, release and assumption of risk shall be binding on the Student and the Student’s heirs and legal representatives.
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Last Revised: January 22, 2020