Rules and Regulations
No prior experience or training is required. Must have
high school diploma or GED or the student is required
to take a 15 question, ability to benefit test with a
passing score of 80%. Must not have any handicaps, physical
or otherwise, that would preclude the performance of the
work required. Student should be prepared to work and
have a genuine love of animals. Age limitation is eighteen
years or older. Students under the age of 18 years of age
must have guardian or parental consent.
The school provides the students with catalogs for smocks and aprons
that they can purchase to protect their clothing. Dress is casual and
informal, but students should present a neat and clean appearance at
all times. For reasons of safety and comfort, sandals, flip-flops and
high heels are not permitted.
Academic Counseling and Guidance:
Counseling is available to assist the student in developing his/her
talents and skills to the greatest potential. Our Director is available
to students to provide direction in obtaining the maximum benefit from
our courses, or in helping set goals for a future career. The advice is
based on many years of successful activities in the pet industry.
The Director is available under school hours by appointment.
Attendance Policy and Absences:
Our students are expected to attend all classes. The Administrator
keeps a record of attendance on each student, which becomes a part of
his/her permanent file.
Classes begin at 11:00AM and finish at 5:00PM. All students are
required to be punctual. Being tardy more than three times may result
in a permanent reprimand. If the problem persists, suspension or
dismissal could result. All class time missed in excess of 20 minutes
must be made up by the student prior to graduation.
Students who have been absent for any reason are required to make up
any missed classes before proceeding to the next class, and will not be
permitted to graduate without having done so. A student may make up
missed time by attending another class with the permission of the
Leave of Absence:
The Academy of Animal Arts, Inc. realizes that personal situations
may arise in which a student may need to take a leave of absence
from school. Our policy is flexible to accommodate and individual’s
needs. We will review each case individually and decide the best
solution. When the student returns, he/she will be placed in a class
equivalent to the student’s knowledge and ability.
Unexcused Absences and Interruptions for Unsatisfactory Attendance:
After three unexcused absences, the student may be placed on probation
until the program has concluded. If the student has another unexcused
absence while on probation, the student’s enrollment in the School will
be deemed to have interrupted for unsatisfactory attendance, and the
enrollment may be terminated.
A student that has canceled or has been terminated and desires to
re-enter the program of study, must notify the School and follow the
required admission procedures. A student that was terminated for any
reason must have an interview with the Director and show cause why
he/she should be re-instated. The decision of the Director is final.
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at
all times. Foul language, possession of unprescribed drugs or alcoholic
beverages, and disrespectful behavior is considered unsatisfactory
conduct and may be grounds for dismissal. Students who are conducting
themselves in a manner detrimental to the School, staff or other
students will be terminated. Theft of other student property or
property of the School is grounds for immediate dismissal.
Suspension and Expulsion:
The Academy of Animal Arts, Inc. reserves the right to terminate any
student for the following reasons: lack of emotional control,
disorderly conduct, unexcused absences and tardiness, willful
misrepresentation, and non-payment of tuition or supplies.