A class commences once the bell rings and the instructor begins. Lateness to any one class takes place when a cadet is not present at this time and can contribute to disruption of a lecture or a scheduled test. Effective and efficient learning takes place when the student is present and ready to learn as the instructor leads. There will be a one point deduction from the final grade for the first three lateness reports and an additional one point deduction will be assessed for each additional lateness, after the first three. Any instructor has the option to prevent a cadet from taking a test if the cadet is late to class.