Rules and Regulations

Entrance Requirements:

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.

Dress Regulation:

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.

Make-up Work:

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 instructor.

Leave of Absence:

The Academy of Animal Arts & Sciences, LLC 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.

Student Conduct:

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 & Sciences, LLC 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.


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