The America’s Auction Academy school term is an eight day course starting on a Friday. The intensive training begins at 8:00 a.m. each morning and continues until 7:00 p.m. each evening, with the exception of the last day, Friday, when class is dismissed at 6 p.m. There is a one hour lunch break each day and a ten minute break each hour. America’s Auction Academy employs a team of professionals to teach the course who will be very interactive with the students during the entire session. Students will receive a total of 83 hours of intense auctioneering instruction and training.
Students attending America’s Auction Academy will be graded on attendance, conduct, ability to sell, participation in the classroom and overall comprehension of material presented. A progress report will be issued to each student at the end of the fourth day of class.
A student must receive a score of 50 or above to receive a satisfactory mark. Should a student show unsatisfactory progress at that time, which is defined as any one or more of the following:
- Scoring 49 or below on the Progress Report
- Three or more unexcused tardies
- unacceptable conduct such that it disrupts the class and is detrimental to the learning environment of the other students as determined by the school Director
- lack of participation in the classroom that directly impacts the students ability to progress in learning the basic auction chant as determined by the school Director, then in such event the student will be placed on probation until the end of the sixth day of class.
If, at this time, the student continues to show unsatisfactory progress the student will be dropped from the program. Should the school Director determine that the student will benefit from repeating the course during a future session, the student will be permitted to do so at no additional charge; however, students terminated for unsatisfactory progress cannot be readmitted until a minimum of one grading period has passed in accordance with Title 40, Texas Administrative Code, Section 807.241-24.
In order to receive a final grade of Satisfactory (S), all students are required to have received a grade of satisfactory on the progress report issued on the fourth day of class; or in the event that a student is placed on probation, the student must have demonstrated satisfactory progress by the end of the sixth day of class; and students must also score a grade of 75 or higher on the final written examination given on the last day of class. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those students receiving a final mark of Satisfactory (S).
Any student that has paid his/her full tuition and must withdraw for an appropriate reason unrelated to the student’s academic status may receive a grade of incomplete. In such event, the student will be allowed to re-enroll in the program during the 12-month period following the date the student withdraws and complete those incomplete subjects without payment of additional tuition.