Classes begin the week after Labor Day, and conclude with an end-of–year performance. An allowance for scheduled holiday breaks as noted on our Calendar is built into our schedule, as well as one cancellation due to outside or unforeseen circumstances (snow, etc.). If classes are cancelled beyond that, EPA will schedule make-up classes. Acceptance into the EPA program, as well as level placement, is made at the discretion of EPA director and faculty in keeping with what is in the best interest of the program.