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.


In addition to basic cosmetology, The Academy offers a broad range of technique and trend workshops in the following areas: HAIRCUTTING AND DESIGN, BASIC, DIMENSIONAL AND CORRECTIVE COLOR, MEN’S DESIGN, FORMAL STYLING AND BASIC BRIDAL, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL EXTENSIONS & TEXTURE FOR A 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 are to create a positive learning environment in which to administer the core curriculum, establish a learning partnership between the learning leaders and the student and 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 %.

The Learning Partnership at RPACAS is as follows:

ACADEMY FOUNDERS:

Robert Hamlin
Beverly Hamlin

DIRECTOR:

Daria Ferrara

LEARNING LEADERS:

Beverly Hamlin
Lindsay Keim
Daria Ferrara
Robert Hamlin Jr
Saundra Anderson
Jacqueline Fortune
Linda Oakley
Christine Delcher
Michelle Hampton
Edward Langmead
Jennifer Asbury
Nicole Nadeau

WORKSHOP LEADERS:

Robert Hamlin
Beverly Hamlin
Daria Ferrara
Linda Oakley
Lindsay Keim
Jacqueline Fortune

OFFICE MANAGER:

Mary Jones

FINANCIAL AID DIRECTOR:

Saundra Anderson
Daria Ferrara