The ideal student behavior is that controlled by self-discipline. When that fails, school officials must provide corrective measures that may include disciplinary actions such as detention, parent conference, in-or-out-of school suspension, expulsion, or referral to outside agencies. In all serious disciplinary actions, parents, guardians, are to receive early notification of the problem. Country directors and parent/guardian of students will be given monthly updates on student conduct and academic progress.
|Category I Infractions|
|One Demerit||• Uniform violations
• Tardy to class or other mandatory arrangement. After 20 minutes, students are marked as “absent” and receive 3 demerits
• Speaking a language other than English in the school building
• Electronic device misuse in school building – and during study hall (also device confiscated). The first violation is 1 demerit, the second is 2 demerits, and the third violation is 3 demerits.
• Usage of school computers for non-academic purposes
• Mild classroom disruptions, such as talking to neighbor when it’s inappropriate to do so.
• Food or beverages in the classroom. Students may bring a water bottle only.
• Missing weekend sign-ins
• Violation of dormitory lights-out policies
• Running or excessive physical activity inside the school building
• Awake after lights out on the dormitory.
• Keeping locker opened or unlocked while unattended.
• Leaving property of school or self in an insecure location (i.e. leaving textbooks just laying around the campus)
• Leaving locker opened
|Two Demerits||• Unexcused absence from class or a mandatory event. After three unexcused absences from mandatory events, students will face the Judicial Committee and may have further punishments, including suspension or dismissal.
• Improper usage of phone or other technology (2nd offense)
|Three Demerits||• Severe classroom disruption
• Profanity in the school building or on campus
• Improper usage of phone or other technology (3rd offense)
|Category II Infractions|
|Suspension or dismissal–
or other consequences
depending on circumstances
|• Intentionally damaging school property
• Violence of any kind
• Tobacco usage or possession
• Visiting dormitory of the opposite gender
• Verbal abuse
• Insubordination towards teacher or staff
• Disrespect towards a teacher or staff
• Academic dishonesty
• Sexual activity between students
• Theft of any kind
• Viewing or distributing pornography or other illegal items
• Possession of a weapon
• Sexual, religious, racial or other kinds of harassment
• Leaving campus without proper permission
• Drug or alcohol use
• Failure to report violence or harassment
• Violation of school Honor Code (cheating, plagiarism, etc.)
• Willful conduct that materially and substantially disrupts the right of others to an education
• Willful conduct that endangers school employees, the student, other students, or the property of the school
• Conduct which demeans, degrades or threatens another person because of gender, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation or socio-economic status
• Willful violation of any rule of conduct specified in this policy