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Student Acceptance Policy

The Silverado Shooting Academy is a private training enterprise that accepts training applicants solely at our discretion. We reserve the right to deny training to any applicant who, in our opinion, is not suited for such training, would diminish the quality of training for other students, or who’s training would not be in the best interest of the law-abiding community.   

We welcome minors into the training and actively encourage the training of minors; however, we may require evidence of good citizenship and conduct in the case of a minor applicant.  Such evidence may consist of recent school grade reports, NRA or similar memberships, sports participation, awards, Girl or Boy Scout membership, community service or letters of commendation.   Minor applicants must provide a signed consent and waiver of liability forms signed by a parent or legal guardian.  Minors under the age of 16 who are participating in courses where firearms are used MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for the duration of training - no exceptions. There is no fee for non-participating adult chaperones of minor students.  Courses using firearms are designated with a 200 number.

Adult applicants must sign a liability waiver as a condition of acceptance. All such forms are available and can be completed on site prior to the start of training.  No applicant will be accepted for training without the required forms being completed and course fees paid.   

Code of Conduct

While this hasn’t been an issue, we do expect all students to conduct themselves in a manner that is respectful and cooperative with fellow students and staff.  Following all instructions is paramount to maintaining safety and the comfortable environment we provide for our students.  Offensive or disruptive conduct is not permitted and will result in dismissal from the training if it persists.  We do not engage in the gruff, off-color or salty language that can be found at some other training establishments.  Many training environments are patterned from law enforcement or military training which is not our approach.  

Cell phones and other portable devices should not become a frequent disruption during the training period.  Students should refrain from strong language, political debate,  lengthy digressing commentary during class.  We do ask students to monitor each other as a range safety officer would (every shooter is a range safety officer) but ask that any problems be identified in a tactful manner.   Persistent, or on-going failure to follow safety protocols will result in being dismissed from the training.  This hasn’t happened yet and we don’t want that to change.

Cancellations or Refunds

We understand that things will unexpectedly happen and occasionally people will need to reschedule training.  Normally cancellations will be credited for a rescheduled class or toward another class unless circumstances prevent the student from being able to attend in the training in the near future.   We do require that you give advance notice of any cancellation as our classes are small and usually have a wait list.   

In the event that a student needs to leave the training once in progress,  they will be credited for a rescheduled class depending on the portion of training completed.  Pro-rated refunds will be provided to those who cannot return to complete the instruction.

Any student who is not accepted for training will be refunded any paid fees.   Any student that is dismissed from the training or disqualified from the Outdoor Range for safety violations will be eligible for a pro-rated refund (range fees and cost of used ammunition are not refundable).

Outdoor Range classes may be canceled and credited for a rescheduled class in the event the weather for the class is not suited for training.