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    Frequently Asked Questions


  • Who is eligible to attend?

    Students entering 11th grade for the 2024-2025 school year are eligible to submit a selection form. Students must be on track to graduate and have all elective sections for junior and senior year available for Cosmetology classes. Students must attend one of the three PISD senior high schools (Plano Senior, Plano East, or Plano West) and may not be enrolled in any other Plano ISD Academy program (IB, HSA, Industries Academy, or Academy High School).


    How many students will be able to attend?

    For the 2024-2025 school year, up to 40 11th grade students will be able to attend. An equal number of spots will be allocated to students from each of the three PISD senior high home campuses. In the event that available seats are not filled by students from one campus, the spots will be reallocated to students from other senior high campuses.


    What do I need to do if I am interested in attending?

    Visit the Selection Process page for details. Contact your campus counselor or Alex Ritter (alex.ritter@pisd.edu) for additional information.


    What are the costs associated with the program?

    Students are required to purchase their own professional cosmetology kit through TONI&GUY that will be used throughout the program. The kit includes all required technical kit items, media kit items, digital education materials, and textbooks for the program. The kit costs approximately $1,750+tax. Payment plans can be arranged with TONI&GUY if desired.


    Where will I go to class?

    Students will attend daily class at the exclusive Plano ISD TONI&GUY Academy facility housed at Academy High School (1701 Alma Drive, Plano, TX 75075). Students will be required to provide their own transportation between their PISD home campus and the TONI&GUY Academy location.


    What calendar will classes follow?

    The Plano ISD TONI&GUY Cosmetology program will follow the Plano ISD academic calendar. Generally, students will attend class at TONI&GUY Academy any day that PISD is in session. On occasion, program days may be adjusted to allow for campus needs such as testing.


    Can I join the program in the spring semester or for my senior year?

    No. Because the program requires 1,000 clock hours of instruction and will take two school years for completion, students will not be able to join the program after their junior year begins.


    What high school credit will I earn?

    Plano ISD TONI&GUY Cosmetology program students may earn 3.0 elective credits each year.

    11th Grade: Introduction to Cosmetology (1.0 credit) and Cosmetology I (2.0 credits)

    12th Grade: Cosmetology II/Lab (3.0 credits)


    What happens if I fail a class or have excessive absences?

    Students not meeting satisfactory academic progress requirements or with excessive absences may be required to complete additional hours (evenings, Saturdays, or on PISD school holidays) to correct deficiencies. Students with persistent academic or attendance issues may be placed on probation status or terminated from the program.


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