ACADEMIC CHEATING & PLAGIARISM
- Cheating on a quiz or test
- Attempting to locate, obtain, improperly use and/or steal material/information belonging to the instructor including (but not limited to) assignments, quizzes, tests, answer keys or EOCAs.
- Distributing information for the academic gain of self and/or others.
- Using another person’s work (including material from the internet) and presenting it as his/her own.
- Allowing another student to copy his/her work in order to deceive.
A first violation will result in grade “zero” on that assignment, quiz or test, parent notification and possible removal from class with a grade of “F” and loss of credit.
A second violation will add the reduction of the semester grade by 10% and possible removal from class with a grade of “F” and loss of credit.
A third violation will result in parent notification and removal from class with a grade of “F” and loss of credit.
An act of stealing assignments, quizzes, tests, answer keys or EOCAs and distributing information for the academic gain of self and/or others may result in loss of credit, suspension and / or expulsion.
You don’t have to wear Viking blue to achieve a “Varsity C.” Students who maintain the high academic standards of our school also can earn the award.
To be eligible to earn an academic letter at CHS, each candidate must meet the following criteria:
- The student must have two (2) full years of work in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 with an overall G.P.A. of 3.75 or higher. Only classes taken at CHS during the regular school day will count towards the award.
- The student must take at least four (4) classes each semester during the last two (2) consecutive semesters in the academic areas of math, science, social studies or English before this award is given. (Students who have not been in the semester system OR who transfer to CHS must have five (5) out of eight (8) classes in the academic areas so listed.
ACTIVITIES - ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION (POLICY 570)
A student at CHS will be eligible to take part in school activities if he / she meets the following requirements:
ACADEMIC - He/she is enrolled in five (5) or more full-time subjects and has passed five (5) full credit classes the previous semester.
Additionally, the Idaho High School Activities Association has implemented a 2.0 cumulative GPA requirement to participate in sanctioned activity programs. If a student has less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA, the student will be placed on an academic assistance plan.
ATTENDANCE - He/she is not absent (all or part of the day) from school on the day of the activity. Any student absent from school the day of the activity WILL NOT be allowed to take part in the activity. Exceptions will be made only with prior approval from administration. Medical appointments, with proper notice, are acceptable.
CONDUCT - Unbecoming conduct in or out of school will be reason to remove a student from an activity. We expect more than average effort from an activity student.
The following forms are required prior to practicing / participating in activities:
PHYSICAL - A physical must be on file in the Activity Director’s office. This physical must be dated after May 1st of the year of completion of the 8th grade and after May 1st of the year of completion of the 10th grade.
INSURANCE - Insurance forms will be available at the high school office when school begins. There is a fee for this insurance. If you are covered by a parent’s policy, you do not need to purchase separate insurance. Verification of this coverage is required.
SIGNATURE PAGE - The signature page and interim questionnaire are required to be filled out once a year and kept on file in the activities office.
ASB CARDS - All student co-curricular participants are expected to purchase an ASB Card. Exceptions must be given by the activities director.
TRANSPORTATION FEES – All students involved in extra-curricular activities that utilize school transportation will pay a one-time fee of $35.00.
ADVANCED LEARNING EDUCATION (POLICY 672)
The Coeur d’Alene School District seeks to provide educational experiences appropriate to meet the needs of all children, including those who are advanced learners. In order to develop exceptionally high ability to its fullest potential, teachers, parents, and the community will work together to ensure that each student receives the skills and academic preparation necessary to challenge and enrich themselves and to exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
AP COURSES (POLICY 684)
All students registering for an Advanced Placement (AP) class shall be required to take the official AP exam in May, which has an associated cost. Students / parents / guardians will receive information about the exam and payment options.
ASSAULT AND BATTERY (POLICY 550)
This district policy prohibits students from committing acts of violence against other students, district personnel, or other persons. Any assault or battery by a student on an employee of this district, another student, or other person, occurring on or near the school grounds or at a school sponsored event will result in the student being disciplined.
Further, any person, including a student, who, while on school grounds, willfully threatens, by word or act to do violence to any other person on school grounds may be referred to law enforcement for prosecution. This expressly includes anyone who willfully threatens, by word or act, to use a firearm or other deadly or dangerous weapon.
Assemblies serve to generate school pride and spirit, as well as conduct student body and school business. All students are expected to attend all assemblies. Exceptions must be cleared through administration.
ATTENDANCE ZONES AND TRANSFERS (POLICY 521)
School District 271requires each student to attend the school designated for the attendance area where the student resides. Residence is defined as the usual and principle abode of the student.
Situations may arise which necessitate a student’s attending a school outside their attendance area. These circumstances include special needs as well as other extenuating circumstances. In these cases, a request for transfer will be initiated at the school of residence. Students whose parents or legal guardians are residents of School District 271and who request transfer to a school within the district but outside the attendance area where the parents/guardian of the student reside must complete a request for transfer which will be kept on file in the district office.
The decision regarding a request for transfer will be made by the resident school principal, receiving principal, and superintendent or designee after considering the needs of the student and the student’s family, as well as appropriate district concerns. Annual application is required.
- A transfer may be granted if the balance of transfers among schools is reasonably equal and/or the class sizes of the receiving building remain within state and district guidelines considering class sizes, curriculum offerings, building and room sizes.
- Transfer requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and are granted on a year-to-year basis.
- Students living within an attendance zone shall have priority.
- Transportation and supervision of the student to and from school is the responsibility of the parent/legal guardian.
- The student may be denied a transfer if his/her disciplinary and/or attendance record is excessive or if school progress is unsatisfactory.
- Students who have been expelled from another school in the district during the last twelve (12) months, or where expulsion is imminent, will not be considered for transfer.
- Students, grades 9-12, who transfer out of the attendance area of their residence with a bona fide move shall comply with the rules of the Idaho High School Activities Association (IHSAA) prior to being allowed to compete in competitive activities.
BULLETINS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
All notices of club meetings, athletic and social events, general information of the day, and specific instructions are printed in the daily bulletin and announced each morning. Students responsible for putting notices in this bulletin must have their notice approved by their advisor or administrator. Bulletin notices must be in the main office by 12:00 p.m. the day before it is to be announced.
BUS TRANSPORTATION (POLICY 540)
Bus transportation is provided to students of School District 271 in accordance with state stipulations. The school bus is an extension of the classroom, and students are required to observe safety regulations and standards of conduct which provide for their safety and welfare, and the safety and welfare of others. Riding a school bus is not an undeniable right. Each student is responsible for making the choice to follow the safety rules and have a pleasant ride to school, or if a student chooses not to follow the safety rules, he/she takes the chance of losing his/her bus riding privileges. The Director of Transportation is authorized by the Board of Trustees to suspend bus riding privileges to students who are disruptive or who present a danger to the safe operation of the bus.
To obtain bus information regarding rules and eligibility or to find out the bus number that a student may ride, please call 667-3451. Our district has a special phone line for bus emergency or school closure information 667- 0784.
The cafeteria will be open each school day for hot lunch, unless otherwise noted for holidays, vacations and special schedules. A daily menu will be posted in the cafeteria near the serving windows. Student use of this facility is dependent upon conduct. Misuse may result in disciplinary action or privileges in this area being withdrawn. It is expected that all students will bus their own tables and areas and also return their trays to the cafeteria or other designated location. Do not place trays on the floor.
CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT (POLICY 631)
CHS is committed to providing educational opportunities both traditional & non-traditional for the school-age students residing within its boundaries. Taking into account the legislative intent and language of the dual enrollment statute, this board adopts the following policy.
Concurrent Enrollment: A concurrent enrolled student residing within the boundaries of this district who is legitimately enrolled in a private, parochial, or home school, charter school or other alternative public school program, and who is also enrolled in a traditional public school in this district and has not graduated from high school.
Primary Education Provider: The person or entity providing the enrolled student’s educational instruction outside the traditional public school programs or activities, such as the private, parochial, or home school or other alternative public school program, charter school.
A concurrent enrolled student wishing to enroll in this school district for academic and/or extracurricular programs or activities must:
- Provide the same documentation and information required of all other studentsenrolling in the district, including evidence of residence in this district, acceptable evidence of date and place of birth, evidence of immunizations required by the State of Idaho (or a suitable waiver); and
- Comply with the registration procedures required by the district and gain admission to a school in this district. In addition to routine procedures required for registration, a student’s parent/guardian must provide a complete record of the student’s academic history, as well as all other student records and testing information necessary to qualify for admission as a dually enrolled student and to identify appropriate placement for the student. Such registration and admission procedures are required even if a student is requesting concurrent enrollment status only for participation in an interscholastic or nonacademic activity.
Regular full-time students will be given priority for enrollment at the start of each semester. If enrollment in a specific class activity or program reaches the maximum for the program, priority for enrollment will be given to a student who is enrolled full time in the traditional public school class or program. If a class or program is full and includes a part-time concurrent enrolled student when a regular full-time student transfers into the school during the semester, the district’s normal enrollment procedure will remain the same, and the concurrent enrolled student may not be dis-enrolled to provide space for the full-time student.
REGULATIONS AND POLICIES
A concurrent enrolled student who is participating in this district’s programs and activities will be given the same rights as all other students enrolled in this district. Concurrent enrolled students will also be subject to compliance with the same rules and requirements that apply to full-time students.
This district’s responsibility for any concurrent enrolled student extends only to the time that the student is attending the program or activity for which the student is enrolled in the district’s school. The parent or guardian of the student is responsible for the care, supervision, and transportation of the student at all other times.
Concurrent enrolled students are welcome to participate in classes or grades with a merged or integrated curriculum as long as space is available. If a concurrent enrolled student wishes to attend activities or programs in a specific discipline in a class or grade where the curriculum is merged or integrated, such request must be made in writing particularizing the subject matter presentment that the student desires to attend (e.g., art instruction in the third grade). The teacher and principal of the school will, upon request, provide scheduling information to the dually enrolled student. It will be the dually enrolled student’s responsibility to contact the district and ascertain when such subject matter will be presented. Where certain subject matter is integrated into a mixed curriculum, no change in the presentation need be made because of a dually enrolled student’s request for attendance. It is also the intent of this policy to ensure that the teacher’s right to integrate disciplines and be flexible in planning and modifying the daily classroom presentations will not be hindered or restricted in any way.
IDEA/SECTION 504/ADA STUDENTS
A dually enrolled school student’s parent/guardian who wishes to enroll the child in special programs, or who desires special accommodations consistent with the child’s disability, must meet the requirements of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, or the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Concurrent enrolled students must meet all graduation requirements of the state and this district to graduate, to take part in the graduation ceremony, and to obtain a diploma from this district. Concurrent enrolled students must be enrolled in a program approved by the school during their last semester.
A concurrent enrolled student may ride a school bus on a regularly scheduled route so long as the student is eligible for transportation and space is available. No alterations of routes or new bus stops will be established. If a concurrent enrolled student attends part time, the student may receive transportation at the regularly scheduled time closest to the time period for which the student is enrolled.
If a concurrent enrolled student is dual enrolled in classes or activities that are not contiguous in time (e.g., a first period and a fourth period class), the student must not be on the school premises other than when the program or activity for which the student is enrolled is taking place. The district will not be responsible for the care or supervision of the student in any form for periods before, in between, or after the programs or activities for which the student is properly enrolled. Any transportation needs for such students not provided for otherwise under this policy during the school day will be the sole responsibility of the student and his or her parent / guardian.
A concurrent enrolled student involved in an extracurricular activity is subject to the same eligibility standards and participation requirements as a regular full-time student.
Oversight of academic standards relating to participation in nonacademic public school activities is the responsibility of the Primary Education Provider of each student.
A concurrent enrolled student must meet or exceed the testing requirements established by the State Board of Education before the student may participate in nonacademic public school activities. The testing is at the parent’s/guardian’s expense, and the test results are valid for 12 months from the release date. The student must achieve a minimum composite score of the fifth stanine or higher to be eligible for dual enrollment each year admission is requested in nonacademic programs.
COUNSELING TEAM (POLICY 551)
Coeur d’Alene High School has a system in place for assessing the severity of a substance abuse problem and assisting in getting the problem under control before more damage is done to the individual or those involved with them. Therefore, we encourage students or parents to contact the Counseling Team at the high school whenever they are concerned about the substance use patterns of anyone they care about, including themselves. We will try to help!
For further information, contact any counselor.
DANCES (FORMAL AND INFORMAL)
- Student Council, along with the sponsoring group, will decide the dates using the school master calendar as a guide.
- Dances will be held from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 P.M.
- Students must remain in the dance or the immediate area designated by administration. Any student leaving WILL NOT BE READMITTED.
- Students will be required to show a current school I.D. card for admittance to any school activity and will be required to submit to a Breathalyzer test.
- Any student attending an extra curricular activity under the influence of or in possession of alcohol or drugs or drug related paraphernalia will receive a minimum three-day suspension from school.
- No adults over the age of 20 will be admitted to a school dance.
DISCIPLINING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (POLICY 546)
A student with a disability, as defined by Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, may be suspended for ten school days. Whenever a school considers suspending a student with a disability for more than 10 school days under this section, a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) will be convened to determine if the cumulative suspension constitutes a significant change in placement by reviewing the following facts:
- The length of each suspension.
- The proximity of the suspension to one another.
- The total amount of time the student is excluded from school.
- If the MDT determines that the exclusion constitutes a significant change in placement, the school will conduct a manifestation determination.
- EXPULSION—STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Prior to submitting an expulsion recommendation to the board for any student with a disability as defined by Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, a MDT will make a “manifest determination.” A manifest determination involves a review of the student’s misconduct, the student’s disability and the services provided to determine:
- Is the misconduct a manifestation or result of, an inappropriate placement or educational program for the student?
- Is the misconduct a manifestation, or result of, the student’s disability?
If either manifest determination question answer is “yes,” the student will not be expelled. However, the MDT may determine that a placement change is necessary for that student. If the answers to both the questions set forth above are “no,” the school may proceed with the recommendation of expulsion.
The student’s parent/guardian may ask for a hearing under this district’s Section 504 hearing procedure. However, although the parent/guardian may disagree with the manifest determination findings, the student may nevertheless be expelled after following the proper procedures. Educational services cease after expulsion.
DISCRIMINATION (POLICY 294)
It is the policy of the Coeur d’Alene School District Board not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, disability or sex in its educational programs or employment practices.
DRUG, ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO USE (POLICY 551)
Coeur d'Alene High School recognizes that student use of chemical substances, including alcohol, is a serious problem of utmost concern in our society. Drug, alcohol and tobacco use is detrimental to a state of wellbeing and undermines the aim of education, which is to enable individuals to develop to their full potential. The district seeks to ensure the highest standards of learning in the classroom and recognizes that use of chemical substances—including alcohol, tobacco and controlled substances—creates educational, economic and legal problems.
It is the policy of the Board of Trustees, and a resolution of the Idaho State Board of Education, dated March 18, 1994, that smoking or any use of tobacco is prohibited in all buildings, and on all property owned, leased or used by School District 271. Any use of tobacco is prohibited.
Additionally, in accordance with Idaho law, each school shall provide education designed to foster an understanding of the hazards of smoking and use of tobacco products. Students attending school in this district will not use, possess, sell, buy, or distribute drugs, including alcohol, tobacco, controlled substances, or related paraphernalia, on school premises or at school sponsored activities. Any student will violate the district’s drug, alcohol and tobacco use policy when:
- He or she is on school premises or school sponsored activities evidencing behavior that creates a reasonable suspicion that he or she may be illegally under the influence of drugs, including alcohol, tobacco, or controlled substances;
- He or she admits to using, possessing, selling, buying, or distributing drugs, including alcohol, tobacco, or controlled substance on school premises or at school sponsored activities;
- He or she is found to use, possess, sell, buy, or distribute drugs, including alcohol, tobacco, controlled substances, or related paraphernalia, on school premises or school sponsored activities;
- He or she is found to possess drugs, including alcohol, tobacco, controlled substances, or related paraphernalia, or to have such substances on his or her person, or in his or her locker, vehicle, or other property on school premises or at school sponsored activities;
- He or she is found to knowingly attempt, conspire, or participate to use, sell, buy, or distribute drugs or related paraphernalia on school premises.
Such violations are subject to consideration for suspension and/or expulsion.
Once a student is reasonably suspected of being in violation of the law and this policy regarding controlled substances, regardless of any previous voluntary disclosure, the building principal will immediately notify the local law enforcement agency and will seek a law enforcement evaluation of the student. The evaluation may seek transfer of school custodial responsibility to the state department of juvenile corrections.
EMERGENCY CARE (POLICY 566)
All employees of this district will protect the health of the public school students and will take reasonable measures to provide for the emergency care of any student that becomes ill or is injured on school property, during school hours, or at a school sponsored event. Appropriate precautions must be taken by all first responders to avoid contact with blood and bodily fluids.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE DRILLS (POLICY 514)
Emergency response drills will be held at unannounced times throughout the school year. All students will be instructed on correct procedures to follow in the event of a fire, bomb threat, intruder or natural disaster, at the beginning of the school year. It is important for your health and safety to follow directions.
In situations where class size is limited, the Superintendent may give priority to certain students. Priorities may include, but are not limited to where a student:
- Resides in the attendance area of another school within our District (521)
- Was enrolled at the requested school during the prior year;
- Has a sibling enrolled at the requested school;
- Has parents employed by the District, or;
- Has a unique situation or extraordinary circumstances.
- The above criteria are listed in order of priority and then on a “first-come, first-served basis”.
The Superintendent may deny open enrollment including an intra-district transfer request when such enrollment would negatively impact the efficient use of District resources. The Superintendent may also deny enrollment if the student has been suspended or expelled from school or has a history of disciplinary infractions. The Superintendent may set numerical limits defining hardship for schools, grade levels, or programs to provide for appropriate and efficient use of facilities and staff. The student-to-teacher ratios shall not exceed the established hardship class/teacher standards due to transfers. The decision of the Superintendent / designee is final and cannot be appealed.
FIELD TRIPS (POLICY 576)
Students are expected to be knowledgeable about the rules governing student conduct. Extended trips are considered an extension of the classroom and all rules pertaining to a school-sponsored activity must be followed.
- Students and their parent/guardian will read and sign the standard code of conduct to be reviewed during the pre-trip meetings.
- Students who violate any school policy during an extended trip may be disciplined, including, but not limited to, being sent home at the parent/guardian’s expense.
FOREIGN STUDENTS (POLICY 508)
The Board, administration and staff believe there are benefits to students, schools, and to the community when foreign students are allowed to attend high school in the United States. In order to make their visits profitable and enjoyable to themselves and to other students, the staff, and community, these students will be permitted to enroll in the school system. The administration will develop rules and regulations governing foreign students. In compliance with the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibilities Act of 1996, this district will cooperate with the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Service (BCIS) in tracking foreign students and foreign exchange visitors, and, when required, will collect fees. The foreign student will be required to follow all of the rules, regulations, and policies of the district and pay fees as required.
This district reserves the right to deny admittance to any foreign student or exchange student program sponsors.
GANG ACTIVITIES PROHIBITION (POLICY 549)
This school district has a legitimate educational objective of curtailing gangs and gang activities. In furtherance of this educational objective, all gangs
and gang activities, including, but not limited to, wearing, possessing, using, distributing, displaying or selling any clothing, jewelry, emblem, badge, symbol, sign, gestures, codes, or other things which evidence membership or affiliation in any gang is prohibited in any of the public schools in this district and at all school functions.
It will be unlawful for any person, group or organization to establish a fraternity, sorority or other secret society whose membership is comprised in whole or in part of students enrolled in this district’s public schools, or to solicit a student in any of this district’s schools to become a member of such organization; and no student enrolled in this school district will be or become a member, or pledge him/herself to become a member of any such organization
GUN FREE SCHOOLS ACT
A student is found by district personnel or by law enforcement personnel to have carried a dangerous weapon as defined by 18 United States Code Section 921 on school property. The definition of weapon for purposes of expulsion under this provision includes firearms or destructive device, which may be readily, converted to and expel a projectile by action of an explosive or other propellant. Antique fi rearms and rifles that the owner intends to use solely for sporting recreational or cultural purposes are specifically excluded from the definition.
The expulsion shall be a period of not less than on (1) year (twelve (12) calendar months). The board may modify the expulsion on a case-by-case basis.
Unsupervised student traffic in hallways during class sessions is disruptive to the instructional process. Any student in any hallway during class time must wear the appropriate hall pass from their teacher. Students without valid passes will be asked to return to their class and/or assigned disciplinary consequences. There is to be only one student per pass unless a written note states otherwise.
HAZING / INTIMIDATION / BULLYING (Board Policy 506)
The hazing/harassment of students is not tolerated, and our school is directed to take necessary disciplinary action with students who violate Board Policy. Hazing/harassment shall be defined as any act, which tends to injure, degrade or disgrace an individual. This includes the prohibition of “kidnapping” and other such unauthorized activities by clubs, athletic teams, etc.
It is the policy of this school district to maintain a learning environment that is free from harassment, intimidation, bullying and/or threats or violent acts. Each student has the right to attend school in an atmosphere that promotes equal opportunities and that is free from all forms of discrimination and conduct that can be considered harassing, coercive, or disruptive.
This policy applies to all conduct on the district’s premises and at school-sponsored events, conduct during transportation to and from school, to and from school-sponsored events, and conduct off the district’s premises that has an adverse affect upon a student’s educational environment. Students involved in any of the above behaviors may be subject to suspension and/or expulsion. Students involved in any of the above behaviors may be subject to suspension and/or expulsion. If you are being harassed, you should contact a counselor or administrator.
Harassment, intimidation, and / or bullying is defined to include verbal, written, graphic, or physical conduct relating to an individual’s sex or sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, religious beliefs, ethnic background, or disability that is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent so as to interfere with or limit the ability of an individual to participate in or benefit from the district’s programs that:
- Has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating or hostile environment.
- Unreasonably interferes with an individual’s educational performance.
- Otherwise adversely affects an individual’s educational opportunities
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
- Physical acts of aggression or assault, damage to property, or intimidation and implied or overt threats of violence motivated by the victim’s sex, or sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, religious beliefs, ethnic background, or disability;
- Demeaning jokes, taunting, slurs, and derogatory “nicknames,” innuendos, or other negative remarks relating to any of the characteristics named above;
- Graffiti and/or slogans or visual displays such as cartoons or posters depicting slurs or derogatory sentiments relating to any of the characteristics named above;
- Criminal offenses directed at persons relating to any of the characteristics named above;.
- Cyberbullying, or "the use of information and communications technologies such as e-mail, cell phone and pager messages, instant messaging, defamatory personal web sites, and defamatory online personal polling websites, to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others."
HOMELESS STUDENTS (Board Policy 519)
The Board of Trustees of this District recognizes the right of all students residing within the district boundaries, including those who are homeless, to immediately enroll in, and participate in, the district’s educational and support programs following district procedures.
In order to exclude unauthorized persons and to identify persons violating school rules, a student on school property or in attendance at a school sponsored event shall, on demand, identify himself/herself to any faculty member or other school person expressly authorized by the school principal or the superintendent of school to secure such identity. Coeur d’Alene High School requires that students carry student ID cards at all times during the school day and at school events for identification and for conducting school business. ID Cards are provided free of charge, lost or stolen cards will be replaced for a $5.00 fee.
IMMUNIZATIONS (Board Policy 567)
All students born on or before September 1, 1999, attending school in this district are required to have the following immunizations following the Center for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare guidelines:
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella. One (1) dose of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) or Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (MMRV) vaccine; and
- Diphtheria and Tetanus. Any combination of four (4) doses of Diphtheria, Tetanus and acellular Pertussis (DTaP-Pediatric); Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DT-P); Tetanus, Diphtheria and acellular Pertussis (Tdap-Adolescent); Diphtheria, Tetanus (DT-Pediatric); or Tetanus, Diphtheria (Td-Adolescent); and
- Pertussis. Any combination of four (4) doses of Diphtheria, Tetanus, and acellular Pertussis (DTaP-Pediatric); Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DT-P); or Tetanus, Diphtheria and acellular Pertussis (Tdap-Adolescent); and
- Polio. Three (3) doses of Polio vaccine; and 5. Hepatitis B. For children born after November 22, 1991, three (3) doses of Hepatitis B vaccine.
EXEMPTION FROM IMMUNIZATION
If a student is admitted to school and fails to continue the schedule of intended immunizations, that student will be excluded from school until documentation is presented setting forth the administration of the required immunization(s).
A student who supplies documentation to the school of one (1) or more of the following conditions is not required to undergo the required immunizations:
- Laboratory proof of immunity to any of the eight (8) childhood diseases set forth above;
- A signed statement of a licensed physician stating that the student has had Measles or Mumps disease diagnosed by the physician upon personal examination;
- A signed statement of a licensed physician that the student’s life or health would be endangered if any or all of the required immunizations are administered; or
- A signed statement of the legal parent/guardian on an exemption form provided by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (forms available only at school district office).
A student not in compliance with this policy upon first admission in preschool or in kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12) will be denied attendance by this school district. Any student denied attendance will not be allowed to attend any schools within this district until he or she is in compliance with this policy. This district will exclude from school students who are diagnosed or suspected of having a contagious or infectious disease and students who have been exposed to contagious or infectious diseases for which they
have not been immunized. This district will also close school on order of the state board of health or the local health authorities.
Lockers are issued on a first come, first served basis. As property of the school, school officials may inspect lockers at any time. The cost of repairing any damage to a locker may be charged to the student. NEVER leave money or valuable personal property in your locker. Students will use only lockers assigned to them.
Lockers are the property of the district and remain under the control of the district at all times. The student will be responsible for the proper care and use of the locker assigned for his or her use. Students are prohibited from using a locker for the storage of illegal, contraband, or potentially harmful items, including, but not limited to, weapons, drugs, and alcohol.
LOST AND FOUND
A lost and found is maintained in the school office. Students who find lost articles are asked to turn them into the office where the owner may claim them. Unclaimed items are given to charity at the end of each quarter. Nothing should be removed from lost and found until permission has been obtained from the office secretary.
MATURE SUBJECTS / TEXTS (Board Policy 563)
An individual student may be excused from using instructional materials after the parent or guardian has completed and returned the Request for Review of Educational Materials or Procedures to the building principal. The teacher will then assign the student alternate materials of equal merit.
Therefore, the following rules will be observed in reviewing, considering & acting upon written complaints;
An individual student may be excused from using instructional materials after the parent or guardian has completed and returned the Request for Review of Educational Materials or Procedures to the building principal. The teacher will then assign the student alternate materials of equal merit.
When the principal receives such a request, the principal will acknowledge its receipt and ensure that the assistant superintendent for instruction and the teacher(s) have been informed of the request.
The superintendent or designees will determine whether the request should be considered an individual request or if a building or district level review committee should be activated to reevaluate the material. If the superintendent or designee determines that the request is an individual request, that individual shall answer the request in writing. If it is determined the request should be reviewed by committee, the superintendent or designee shall activate a review committee.
a. The review committee shall consider the educational philosophy of the district, the professional opinions of other teachers, reviews of the material by reputable critics, the teacher’s stated objectives in using the materials, and the objections of the complainant.
b. The review committee shall issue its ruling, in writing, to the Board of Trustees.
The Board shall make a final ruling on the request after careful examination of the committee ruling and may involve any other personas in its deliberation.
For forms required, please see board policy
MEDICATION (Board Policy 561)
The Board recognizes that students attending the schools in this district may be required to take medication while at school, either on a short-term or daily basis. The role of the district is to protect the health and safety of all students. If requested by the parent/guardian, the school will provide an appropriate place for storing the medication and will supervise the dispensing of the medication.
School personnel cannot administer any medications to students without written instructions from a parent or physician. Medications must be in the original container with matching instructions clearly marked on the container. This policy includes aspirin, cough medicine, etc., and all over the counter and prescription medications.
If you need to take medication during the school day, please visit the front office for the rules regarding this procedure.
OPEN ENROLLMENT OF STUDENTS (Board Policy 520)
Our district allows all in-district and out-of-district patrons to choose among this District’s schools under specified conditions. In making a decision on a student’s open enrollment application, the Superintendent shall consider the needs of the student requesting the transfer as well as the other students affected. A student currently under suspension or expulsion in another district is not eligible for open enrollment under this policy.
All students seeking to enroll in the schools and/or programs of School District 271must satisfactorily meet all residency, age, immunization, and other eligibility prerequisites for the school or program to which they seek admission as set forth in Idaho Code, rules of the State Board of Education, and School Board policies of School District 271. Resident students meeting all criteria will be enrolled prior to any other student enrollment.
- A student under 21years of age who is otherwise eligible for admission to a public school will be admitted tuition free if and only if such student qualifies for free instruction under one of the following categories:
- A student under 18 years of age who is residing with a parent or guardian who is a resident of School District 271.
- An adult student between 18 and 21years of age who resides in School District 271. A student participating in a foreign student exchange program approved by the Superintendent.
- A student who has submitted application through open enrollment transfer procedures and been approved by an authority.
Residence of a pupil is defined as the actual physical residence of his/her parent(s) or guardian(s), or in the case of a student 18 years of age or older, his/her actual, physical place of residence. The place of residence is defined as the primary home or place of abode of a person, a place in which the person has fixed his/her habitation, and to which, whenever the person is away, he or she has the intention of returning.
An open enrollment application must be submitted annually for admission to a specific school. Applications will be accepted from January 1 to February 1 of each year for enrollment in the subsequent school year. The application acceptance period may be waived with the mutual agreement of the Coeur d’Alene School District and the district in which the student’s parents or guardian resides or between principals for an in-district transfer. It is the School Board’s intent to allow waiver of the application acceptance period for continuous acceptance of open enrollment applications when classroom space is available.
TRANSPORTATION FOR OPEN ENROLLMENT STUDENTS
Parents or legal guardians of a student accepted under this open enrollment policy will be responsible for transporting their child or ward to and from school or to an appropriate bus stop identified by the school district.
CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES WITH OPEN ENROLLMENT
A student who is considering submitting an open enrollment application to this District, and who anticipates participating in a sport governed by the Idaho High School Activities Association (IHSAA) should review IHSAA rules prior to submitting their open enrollment application. Certain school transfers could lead to a student being ineligible to play at the varsity level for one year.
PASSES TO LEAVE CAMPUS
If a student finds it necessary to leave school during school hours (not including lunch) because of illness, dental/doctor appointments, or some other emergency, the student needs to report to the front office to sign out. A student must obtain a release pass from the front office prior to leaving campus for illness and/or appointments or emergencies. Parents will be contacted prior to a student being issued a pass to leave campus. Release passes will not be given without parent/guardian communication over the phone or by note. Students that leave campus without first contacting the front office will be considered truant and disciplinary consequences will apply.
PAYMENT FEES OR RETURNING PROPERTY (Idaho Code 33-603)
The Board of Trustees of each school district shall have the power and the ability to require as a condition of graduation, as a condition of issuance of a diploma or certificate, or as a condition for issuance of transcript, that any or all indebtedness incurred by the person when he/she was a student be satisfied, or that all books or other instructional materials, uniforms, athletic equipment, advances on loans, or other personal property of the school district borrowed by the person when he/she was a student of the district be returned.
PROMOTION AND RETENTION (Board Policy 626)
In general, students will be placed at the grade level to which they are best adjusted academically, socially and emotionally.
Retention and promotion must be a team decision where input is considered by teachers, principal, counselors and parents. Students may be retained or promoted in individual content areas. A recommendation for retention or promotion may come from the student’s teacher(s) or parent/guardian. A team composed of the teacher(s), counselor, principal, and parent/guardian will review all aspects of the student’s physical, intellectual, educational, social, familial and psychological characteristics and determine whether the student should be retained or promoted. The final decision to retain or promote rests with the team.
Class status is based on the following scale:
Freshmen = 0-10 Credits; Sophomores = 11-21 Credits; Juniors = 22-32 Credits; Senior = over 32 Credits
SECONDARY RETENTION PROCEDURES
- Teachers need to identify possible retention candidates in early March in order to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses and propose alternatives.
- The teacher will refer (as early as possible) the child as a possible retention candidate to education team so that alternatives can be proposed for home and school.
- Parents will be informed of the concerns in an informal meeting with the teacher and the principal in the child's classroom. The emphasis of the conference will be to request additional help at home and at school for the child; not to focus the expectations of the parents on retention.
- The progress of the child will be reviewed in the late spring by the education team. The decision for retention or promotion recommendations will be made by the team, and the parent will be informed.
- If summer school attendance and proficiency in deficit skills can be accommodated during summer school, the decision to retain or promote could be postponed until summer school ends.
- A student may repeat any class.
- Any course taken at the high school level will remain on the student’s transcript with the grade earned.
- Students who repeat a class in which they had previously earned a passing grade will be granted elective credit.
For example, a student passes the first semester of a full-year, two semester course such as Algebra I or Spanish I receiving 1(one) credit for that subject, however, the student fails the second semester. The following year the student wishes to recoup the second semester credit but most likely would need to repeat the first semester of the class in order to be successful. To encourage this effort, the student is awarded an additional elective credit for their efforts in the repeated first semester.
In cooperation with local businesses and Coeur d’Alene High School, we have included a program called Renaissance, which we believe, will help to increase academic excellence on the part of our students and staff. Academic excellence and perfect attendance deserve recognition and rewards. The Renaissance program rewards and recognizes excellence in students and staff.
4.0 CARD – You must have had a 4.0 GPA at CHS the previous semester.
3.5 CARD – You must have had between a 3.5 and 3.99 GPA the previous semester.
PERFECT ATTENDANCE CARD – To receive this card you must have no absences the previous semester (school-sponsored activities are counted as non-absences.)
VIP (VIKS IMPROVING PERFORMANCE) CARD To receive this card you need to have raised your GPA .5 points higher than your cumulative GPA.
REVOCATION OF A TRANSFER
Transfer students are required to comply with all District policies. Unacceptable behaviors by a transfer student or false or misleading information on their open enrollment application are grounds for the District revoke an approval of transfer through Board expulsion proceedings at any time. (See Expulsion policy # 544)
The District or its employees will not take any action to prohibit or prevent application by a student to attend school in another school district or to attend another school within the District. It is prohibited for the District, or an employee of the District to recruit students outside of their attendance area. Violation of this policy may involve disciplinary action up to and including dismissal of the employee.
Students will have limited opportunities to change their assigned schedules at the beginning of a semester. After the set time, students will not be allowed to change their schedule without an ‘F’ on their transcript.
If at any time a student is withdrawn from a class for discipline or attendance reasons, the student will receive an ‘F’ regardless of current academic status in that class. This grade will become part of the student permanent academic record.
SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS (Baord Policy 554)
SROs are local Police Department officers who are assigned to District schools. They assist the district in providing a safe school environment through education, enforcement and cooperative efforts with school staff, students, parent/guardians, courts and community service organizations. The aim of this program in the schools is to hold juveniles responsible for their actions and prevent individual problems from developing into patterns of delinquency.
SCHOOL OFFICIAL SEARCHES (Board Policy 542)
The Constitutional rights of students do not stop at the schoolhouse gates. Therefore, students have a right to be protected from unreasonable searches by school officials. However, it is the intent of the board of trustees to provide a safe and orderly environment for all students, conducive to the pursuit of educational goals. As a result, it may be necessary for school officials to search a student, his/her personal belongings, locker, desk, or vehicle, when it is in the interest of the overall welfare of other students or is necessary to preserve the good order and discipline of the school.
This policy applies to only searches conducted by school officials and not to those by law enforcement.
“Contraband” means all substances or materials which students are prohibited from possessing by district policy. Examples include, but are not limited to: all electronic devices, beepers, and articles containing gang symbols.“Reasonable suspicion” means that the school official initiating the search has a well-founded suspicion—based on objective facts that can be articulated—of either criminal activity or a violation of district policy by a particular student(s). Reasonable suspicion is more than a mere hunch.
In the interest of maintaining safe and drug-free schools, school officials may conduct random or “blanket” searches of student lockers, student belongings, desks, and the school parking lot. School officials will conduct such searches in a random and systematic manner that is minimally intrusive, and it is not required that reasonable suspicion exist.
The superintendent or designee will develop and implement a “lottery” system by which lockers, desks, student belongings, and vehicles will be randomly selected to be searched. Random searches may be conducted for any reason at any time without notice, without student consent, and without a search warrant. Random searches may involve the use of drug dogs, metal detectors, or surveillance cameras.
REASONABLE SUSPICION SEARCHES
To initiate a reasonable suspicion search, the school official must have a reasonable suspicion as to all of the following:
A crime or violation of school policy has been or is being committed;
A particular student has committed a crime or violated district policy;
Physical evidence of the suspected crime or violation of district policy is likely to exist and such physical evidence would likely be found in a particular place associated with the student suspected of committing the crime or district policy violation.
The search based on reasonable suspicion must be reasonable in its scope. The areas or items to be searched and the methods utilized must be reasonably related to finding physical evidence of the crime or violation of district policy. The search must not be excessively intrusive, given the age and gender of the student and the circumstance of the search.
School officials will make a reasonable effort to obtain the consent of a student before initiating a reasonable suspicion search, unless the circumstances constitute an emergency.
STUDENT’S PERSON OR POSSESSIONS
At any time when the student is on school property or at a school-sponsored event, school officials may search the student’s person or possessions (backpack, purse, etc.) if the school official has reasonable suspicion to believe that the student is in possession of illegal or contraband materials or is otherwise secreting evidence of a crime or violation of district policy.
Such searches shall be conducted in an appropriate manner, in private and witnessed by another adult. Students may be required to remove outer clothing (jacket, shoes, etc.) and empty pockets as part of the search. If the search is of the student’s person (“pat-down” search), the school official conducting the search and the witness must be of the same sex as the student. Under no circumstances is a school official authorized to conduct a “strip search” of a student.
USE OF DRUG DOGS
The district may elect to use specially trained drug dogs to alert the dog’s handler to the presence of controlled substances, at the discretion of the superintendent or designee. The use of a drug dog shall comply with district policy and applicable law.
The drug dogs will be present for the purpose of detecting controlled substances in lockers, personal items or vehicles on district property only when there are no students or employees present. Only the trained dog’s handler will determine what constitutes an alert by the dog.
A drug dog’s alert constitutes reasonable suspicion for the district officials to search lockers, personal items or vehicles. Such a search by district officials may be conducted without notice or consent, and without a search warrant.
Students are permitted to park on school premises as a matter of privilege, not of right. School officials are authorized to conduct routine patrols of school parking lots, inspecting the exteriors of vehicles parked on school property. The interiors of vehicles on school property may be searched whenever an authorized school official has reasonable suspicion to believe that illegal or contraband materials, other evidence of a crime or violation of district policy, or items which may be a threat to safety or security, are contained inside. Such patrols and searches may be conducted without notice, without consent, and without a search warrant.
SEIZURE OF CONTRABAND OR ILLEGAL MATERIALS
School officials may seize and retain, or give to law enforcement officials, any contraband or illegal items, or evidence of a crime or violation of district policy, found as a result of any search conducted pursuant to this policy.
SKATEBOARDS AND SCOOTERS
At Coeur d’Alene High School, we recognize that skateboards and scooters are often used as a means of transportation to and from school. For this reason, they are permitted on school grounds, but must be kept in a locker or other place for the duration of the school day. Skateboards and scooters are not to be used at any time during the school day.
If a student has a concern about school policy or procedure, they have three avenues to voice their concern. Students can request to speak to the student council, voice their concern at the monthly Student Forum, or bring their concern to any administrator.
STUDENT CONDUCT (Board Policy 539)
Students are expected to conduct themselves in such a manner as not to interfere with the orderly operation of the educational program. All students are expected to obey all school rules. The school will not tolerate the use of alcoholic beverages, use of tobacco, use of prohibited drugs, acts of violent behavior, vandalism, and acts of insubordination, including use of profane language to teachers, administrators, or non-certified staff in the school building, on the school grounds, or off the school grounds at school-sponsored activities. Violation of any of the above will result in suspension, notification of parents, and referral to the police.
Throughout the school year there are many social/athletic events where an admission fee is charged. The Student Council distributes all money collected from student fees and dues. The legislative body of the Student Council must vote upon any request for student funds. An Associated Student Body (ASB) Card gives students discounts/no charge when attending these events. The ASB Card allows students to attend all home activities held during the school year and includes a subscription to the school newspaper. All students are encouraged to purchase an ASB Card.
Replacement ID Card…...…$5.00
Activity Travel Fee.............$25.00
Coeur d’Alene High School and School District #271 does not have health insurance for accidents that occur at school. It is the family’s responsibility to insure their student while attending CHS. Every fall, insurance is offered during registration for families to purchase. If you have any question concerning insurance, please contact the office.
STUDENT PUBLICATIONS (Board Policy 504)
Before any distribution of materials in school or on school property, it must have approval of the Superintendent of Schools and /or the building principal. All student publications and other media productions shall be considered an extension of classroom instruction and shall be supervised by assigned teachers. These are not a public forum. School administrators and classroom teachers are entitled to regulate the contents of school publications in any reasonable manner.
SUSPENSIONS (Board Policy 543)
The superintendent, principal or designee of Coeur d’Alene High School may temporarily suspend a student for disciplinary reasons or for any other conduct disruptive of good order or the instructional effectiveness of the school.
The temporary suspension by the principal will not exceed five school days in length. The superintendent may extend the suspension an additional ten school days.
If the board finds that immediate return to school attendance by the temporarily suspended student would be detrimental to other students’ health, welfare, or safety, the board may extend the temporary suspension for an addition five (5) school days.
Prior to suspending any student, the superintendent or principal will grant an informal hearing on the reason for the suspension and the opportunity to challenge.
Any student who has been suspended may be readmitted to the school by the superintendent or the principal who suspended him or her upon such reasonable conditions as the superintendent or principal may prescribe. Students are expected to complete assignments during suspension with a mutually-agreeable timeline.
Board Policy and District rules and regulations list the following causes, but are not limited to,
- Willful disobedience
- Disruptive behavior
- Vandalism, including arson
- Irregular attendance
- Vulgarity or profanity
- The use or possession of tobacco
- The illegal use, sale, distribution of or the possession of narcotics, dangerous drugs, controlled substance, alcoholic beverages, or any substance which endangers the student's health
- Attending school under the influence of narcotics, dangerous drugs, controlled substance, alcohol, or any substance which endangers the student's health and welfare
- The carrying of a deadly weapon(s) or dangerous object
- The operation of any motorized vehicle in a dangerous manner on or near school property
- Throwing snow, ice or dangerous items
- Acts affecting health and safety
- Student to student hazing/harassment/bullying
- Using electronic communication devices
- Using the internet in violation of internet contract, (see curriculum and instruction).
- Threats, (direct, indirect, written. oral and/or visual)
- Violation of cellular communication devices (cell phones)
There is a free telephone in the Commons for students’ use. Students using this phone during class time must have a note / pass from their classroom instructor and permission from the secretary before using an office telephone.
Use of the office telephone by students is limited to emergency calls and / or school business calls only.
Messages to students from family will be limited to emergencies only. Messages to students from employers, friends, etc., should be taken care of outside of the school day. Every attempt is made to deliver IMPORTANT messages; however, we will not be responsible for messages that are not responded to by students.
All basic texts are loaned to students for their use during the school year. Textbooks are to be kept clean and handled carefully. Please be sure your name is written in the book in case it is misplaced. It is recommended that all students cover their textbooks and replace the book cover if it becomes worn during the school year. If a textbook is misused (damaged) or lost, a fine will be imposed.
TRANSPORTATION TO ACTIVITIES (Board Policy 575)
The district will provide transportation to all Co/Extra curricular school-sponsored activities for students participating as individuals or team members representing the district that are scheduled at a location outside this district. All student participants are required to ride the bus to and from these scheduled events, unless alternative transportation is pre-approved by the coach/advisor.
If a student participant wishes to ride home with his/her parent/guardian, arrangements must be made by the parent/guardian with the coach/advisor either verbally or in writing.
Under no circumstances will student participants be allowed to transport themselves or other students to or from the activity, except in the presence of his or her parent/guardian. This policy does not apply to activities, such as proms or other school-sponsored dances in which student participation is optional, or attendance as a spectator at an athletic event. Idaho Code Section 33-512(12)
VIOLENCE (Board Policy 543)
Violence is not tolerated on any Coeur d’Alene School District campus. It could result in a minimum of a 3-day suspension or expulsion and the offending student(s) could be charged with battery and/or disturbing the peace.
VISITORS (Board Policy 1046)
We do not allow student visitors on campus. All visitors are asked to check in and out at the main office to receive a visitor’s badge.
Visitors both from within and without the school district are welcome in School District 271. However, to ensure that the educational process is not impeded by such visits and to ensure the health and safety of students, it is expected that such visitors will arrange their visitations with school officials ahead of time.
Visitors to any school district building must first register their presence and the purpose of their visit at the building office. Visitors to other school district buildings may be subject to offender screening. The principal or other building administrator shall determine the appropriateness of the visitation. Unauthorized visitors will be required to leave school property.
WEAPONS PROHIBITION (Board Policy 541)
CHS is committed to providing a safe environment for all students and staff. As a result, this district has a policy of “zero tolerance” for students who bring weapons or other objects /substances to school which are a threat to the health and safety of other students, staff members or visitors, or are a disruption to the educational process.
The superintendent or designee will immediately confiscate any item identified as a weapon. Students reasonably believed to be in possession of, have used or have intended to use these items may be suspended from school until an investigation is completed. Any conduct, which is determined to violate this policy, may result in disciplinary action, up to and including formal suspension and expulsion.
Students attending district schools are prohibited from:
- possessing, carrying, using, and/or threatening to use objects/substances which are manufactured, used, or intended for use as a “weapon”, or facsimiles thereof, at school, on a school bus, or at any school-sponsored activity whether on school-owned/leased property or facilities used by the District but not owned or leased by the District, without prior permission of school officials. This can also include any normally non-dangerous object or substance use threateningly.
- knowingly assisting another person(s) to possess, carry, or use a “weapon” at school, on a school bus or at any school- sponsored activity, whether or not such activity is on school- owned/leased property or property used for related purposed.
“Possession” is defined as actual or constructive possession . A student is deemed to possess a weapon when the item is found to be in any of the following locations: On a student’s person, in the student’s personal property, including but not limited to the student’s clothing, backpack, purse or any other item the student transports or carries and/or causes to be transported or carried to school, a vehicle the student drives and/or is transported in and is parked on school property, the student’s locker or any school-related location.
CURRICULUM (POLICY 540)
The curriculum at CHS will be cooperatively developed by school officials and community representatives and implemented by the professional staff under the direction of the principals and superintendent. The curriculum will include the total program of instruction and related activities provided to students.
All statutory and State Board of Education requirements related to curriculum offerings will be met.
The purpose of education is primarily the imparting of basic skills, knowledge, processes, and attitudes necessary for the student to successfully function in society. Education also recognizes the characteristics unique to each individual and provides a process for development and expression of each student’s innate potential and talents.
A performance-based, continuous-progress curriculum shall be used to assure that the students leaving schools in the District will possess the skills, knowledge, concepts and processes to have successful experiences in higher education and in the work place.
The curriculum is to be designed and delivered using a performance-based continuous-progress approach.
Such an approach is based on the following premises:
- All students are capable of learning
- Success influences self-concept; self concept influences learning and behavior
- The instructional process can be adapted to improve learning
- School can maximize the learning conditions for all students through clearly stated objectives, high expectations for all students, and continuous and varied assessment of student learning
- Successful student learning must be based on providing appropriate educational experiences at the appropriate level of challenge in order to ensure maximum student achievement
The district subscribes to a standards based approach to curriculum and instruction that focuses on, and organizes, all of the district’s efforts around the 12th grade graduation goal expectations and the Idaho State Achievement Standards. The 12th grade graduation expectations are the goals from which all subject-area curriculum development is derived. These goals shall serve as the framework for all curriculum development and instructional delivery. The goals will be multi-disciplinary in nature and will focus on the delivery of the District’s mission.
The fundamental goals of the District’s curriculum and instructional program shall enable students to be:
- SELF DIRECTED LEARNERS who commit to the process of learning, formulate positive core values in order to create a vision for their future, set priorities and goals, create options, take responsibility for pursuing these goals, and monitor and evaluate their progress in a rapidly changing political, social, economic and work place environment.
- EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATORS who master the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking/listening (communication), mathematical and technical skills sufficient for daily living and for effective functioning in a complex society.
- CONTRIBUTING CITIZENS who take the initiative to contribute their time, energies, talents, skill, and ability to improve the welfare of themselves and others, who demonstrate a sense of social responsibility on service to the community; and who participate in the democratic process and operate effectively as a responsible member of our local, national, and international society.
- COLLABORATIVE TEAM MEMBERS who use effective leadership and group skills to establish effective, supportive, and cooperative interpersonal relationships in culturally diverse community, work, community, and family settings; who value diversity and unique personal qualities, have pride in one’s own culture and appreciate and understand the contributions of all cultures.
- ADAPTIVE PROBLEM SOLVERS who anticipate, assess, make responsible decisions and choices; resolve the problems and challenges that accompany the rapidly changing political, economic, environment, technological and social emotionally balanced life.
- PERCEPTIVE THINKERS who are creative and critical thinkers, use multiple frames of reference to identify, assess, integrate and apply available information and resources from all appropriate sources for meaning and/or action.
- QUALITY PRODUCERS who demonstrate high standards and strong work ethic; who prepare themselves for careers; who have a sense of confidence and self-worth, and are self-disciplined, who exhibit honesty, integrity and choose ethical courses of action; who create intellectual, artistic, and practical products and services which reflect originality, innovations, and application of 21st century tools such as computers and other advanced technologies.