Small Animal Management

    Mr. Adams


    Email: spenser.adams@sunnyvaleisd.com

    Telephone: (972) 203-4623


    Course Description

    Students will learn to be prepared for careers in the field of animal science.  They will enhance their academic knowledge and skills.  Students will also, acquire, and develop knowledge and skills related to animal systems, career opportunities, entry requirements, and industry expectations. To prepare for success, students will have opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply, and transfer their knowledge and skills in a variety of settings. Animals that will be focused on include, but are not limited to small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, avian, dogs, and cats. http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/teks/cte/CH130/Chptr130A.pdf


    Grading Policy

    90-100 =A

    80-89   =B

    70-79   =C

    0-69     =F


    Major                              Intermmediate                                  Minor                                           Final

     50%                         30%                               20%                  15% of semester grade



    Things that you should have with you at all times when you come to class are:


    Blue/Black Pen



    Other materials may be needed. Instructor will direct you on those occasions


    Late Work

    Most Assignments will be due either at the beginning or end of the class.  The instructor will indicate when the designated time is. An assignment is considered late if it is not turned in at the time it is due.  Immediately after an assignment is due, the highest grade a student can receive is a 70, for up to one day.  Two days after the assignment is due, the highest grade possible is a 50.  After two days, the assignment will be counted as a zero!


    Make-up Assignments

    If class is missed because of an absence for medical/family emergency or extracurricular activities, you will have to take the initiative on getting the information and assignments missed.  You are enrolled in a Career and Technical Education course; it is designed to help you prepare for your future jobs/career.  Taking the responsibility for your missed work, helps prepare you for when you miss a day at work. 


    Academic Dishonesty

    Cheating will NOT be tolerated! Students participating in academic dishonesty will immediately receive a zero on the assignment.


    Extra Credit

    Extra credit opportunities will be given throughout the term.  It is highly suggested that these opportunities are taken advantage of because there will be absolutely no rounding of grades.



    If discipline problems occur, below is how the incidents will be handled.

    1st Offense-  Verbal Warning

    2nd Offense- Parents Notified & Teacher Detention

    3rd Offense-  Office Referral

    **If a serious offense occurs, one or both of the steps may be skipped


    Supervised Agricultural Experience

    Each student will have his or her own SAE project. The project types will be discussed during class and the student will be able to choose from different types of SAEs.   They will be monitored throughout the duration of the project.  Students will receive grades based on their progress and their final result.


    Record Books

    Every student will have an online record book that they must keep up to date.  The instructor will monitor the record books to make sure that the students are continuously adding the proper information into the record books.  Record books are a key component of the course, so they will be counted as a test grade for each term.