General School Policies
S2 Institute Policies
The policies on this page are universal to S2’s school operations.
For additional policies related to live courses, distance learning programs, and CEP courses, use the following links.
S2 Course Restrictions and Identity Verification Policy
Policies: Live Instructional Courses
Policies: Distance Learning Programs
Policies: Career Education Programs
Policies: S2 Store (Merchandise and S2 Memberships)
Cookies and Domain Tracking
When a visitor requests a page from our web sites, S2institute.com or S2onlineacademy.com, our web servers automatically recognize that visitor’s domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our site. We use this information to examine our traffic and to investigate misuse of our web sites. We do not collect and evaluate this information for specific individuals. Our web servers do not automatically record e-mail addresses of the visitors.
Site User Registration and Identity Information
All web site users that wish to enroll in courses through our online registration system, purchase merchandise, or enroll in distance learning courses must first be registered as site users. Our site user registration system requires the user to create a user name and password and provide essential contact information. We also require classroom students to provide essential identity and contact information for the purposes of student registration and records maintenance.
For reasons of security and public responsibility, S2 students that wish to enroll in restricted courses are required to provide additional information regarding identity, work status, criminal history, ideological beliefs, and mental health condition. This information is used strictly for the purposes of confirming the student’s identity and determining the student’s eligibility to view/attend courses containing sensitive information.
All information collected from site users and students is confidential and used for internal purposes only. We will not share the identity of our students, their contact information, or information provided by students for the purpose of verifying their credibility to any third parties unless required by court order.
For the purpose of avoiding fraud and misuse of our web sites, the S2 information technology staff monitors individual user sessions for duplicate log ins and unusual patterns of activity. This information is not used for any other purpose than detecting web site abuse.
All credit card information provided to S2 by classroom students or customers that purchase merchandise at our facility is maintained by our on-site point of sales system and is not accessible from the Internet.
All credit card transactions for online purchase and payment of courses and merchandise are processed directly through Ebay PayPal. Ebay PayPal provides a very secure environment for online credit card and check payments. The S2 Institute does not receive or store online student credit card information.
Privacy of Student Records
All records of student attendance and test scores is regarded as confidential information and will not be disclosed to any third parties unless required by court order.
The exception to this policy are Florida Class “D” and “G” test and qualification records. In accordance with State Regulations, employees and inspectors of the Florida Division of Licensing have authority to request and review student records for Florida Class “D” and “G” licensing exams and firearm qualifications.
Advanced Courses and Distance Learning Courses
Effective 4/1/05, all students that enroll and complete advanced courses (live open-enrollment courses and distance learning) are tracked in our student database. Students that require copies of their transcript of training may request a hard copy from our admissions staff for a fee of $20.00. The transcript of training only reflects advanced courses and distance learning courses completed after 4/1/05.
Distance learning students have automatic access to their transcript of training through the “My Accounts” page. However, students that complete courses at our facility and wish to have those courses reflected in their online transcript must notify us of their web site user name at the time they complete the course. Students that have taken previous classroom courses may also request that we update their online transcript at the time the student registers as a site user.
Florida Class “D” and “G” Records
In accordance with State of Florida requirements, the S2 Institute maintains copies of all student tests and qualification certificates for students that complete Class “D” and “G” courses for a period of two years from the student’s date of graduation. Students may request copies of these records by contacting our admissions staff.