FAA continues to monitor and update its COVID-19 protocols according to evolving CDC and State of Ohio Health Department Guidelines.
Answers to the questions below will be updated immediately as circumstances change.
All staff, faculty, and students will utilize a mask from the time they enter the building until the time they exit. Students uncomfortable with wearing a mask will be encouraged to take the class online unless they have one of the conditions exempted under state guidelines (people who have severe asthma or breathing issues, hearing aids, autism, post-traumatic stress disorder, or claustrophobia, younger than 2, have difficulty breathing, or are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove them without assistance). To promote safety and reduce program costs, STUDENTS MUST BRING THEIR OWN MASK. FAA will have very limited supplies of masks available.
Yes, there is time built in for sanitization. Faculty members will sanitize in between each class/lesson before the next class/lesson takes place. (examples include: wiping down ballet bars, piano keys, and other commonly touched surfaces).
The FAA building will open one half hour prior to the earliest lesson/class/session of the day and will be closed when lessons/classes/sessions are not taking place. No walk ins. Additional building access by appointment only. Please call (440) 951-7500 x100 to schedule an appointment.
All faculty and students will both enter and exit the building at the main entrance, located at the front of the building.
The way the hybrid model is set up for the spring session, we will return to virtually only classes, lessons, and sessions immediately if we were to shut down. We will remain hopeful that FAA will not have to shut down again! Please consult our policy in case of shutdown.
Yes. In person classes will take place during the Spring session. Social distancing will be enforced.
Yes. A majority of classes have online options. Classes such as theatre and ceramics are in person only.
Over the phone: Call (440) 951-7500 x100 during business hours.
In person: Please call ahead to make an in-person appointment.
Communication: An email will be sent to class registrants prior to the first day with directions and a link to the live session of the class. Throughout the session outside of the live class, students/parents will communicate with the instructor via email.
Live on Zoom: The time of the virtual class is the same time as the in person version of the class unless otherwise noted. Classrooms at FAA have the appropriate technology to stream the class live so that the student attending virtually is able to be present along with the other students who are attending class in person. Classes will not be recorded for later viewing to respect the privacy of students.
Helpful information to prepare for virtual instruction can be found here.
Yes. In person classes will take place during the Spring session. Social distancing will be enforced. Additional protective measures will be in place specific to each studio. Please call Customer Service (440) 951-7500 x100 for further questions.
Yes. Masks are required whenever possible. Students are encouraged to purchase a low cost shield or a modified mask. Studios are large enough at FAA to remain six feet apart. Specific instructions will be sent to students once registered.