The faculty, with the support of Administration, work together to resolve discipline issues, which are coordinated by the Dean of Students.
Faculty Disciplinary Committee (FDC)
FDC consists of 3 – 5 faculty members, the Dean of Students, and The Associate Head of School. The purpose of the FDC is to determine appropriate consequences for cases involving both major violations and repeated minor violations.
The administration reserves the right to place a student on Administrative Leave for the days leading up to and days after the FDC hearing. Aside from being present for the hearing the student is expected to remain off campus for the scheduled amount of days. Administrative leave is not reportable to colleges.
FDC Appeal Process
A meeting must be set with Dean of Students or Chair of the FDC to discuss concerns. The Head of School would be the final decision maker.
There are two levels of violations, minor and major, in each of the above areas. Consequences follow in a uniform manner based on the level of the infraction and the frequency of such violations.
This is not an exhaustive list and the School reserves the right to take disciplinary action for behaviors not listed here but that may be judged as inappropriate or prejudicial to the School or bring discredit or embarrassment to the School.
Minor violations of the academic expectations include, but are not limited to: tardiness to school, practice or class, coming to class without homework or needed materials, and being untruthful about whereabouts or assignments.
Minor violations of the community expectations include, but are not limited to: uniform violations, inappropriate use of cell phone or other electronic devices, and horseplay or loud behavior that is disruptive to others. Minor level community transgressions receive infraction points.
Students with repeated minor violations will go before the FDC.
Major violations of the academic expectations include but are not limited to: academic dishonesty such as cheating or plagiarizing, and being removed from class. Skipping class will result in an automatic in-school suspension for the first offense. Any further violations of this type will require a meeting with the FDC.
Major violations of the community expectations include, but are not limited to: skipping school, leaving campus without permission from school administration, abusive/obscene language or gestures including written messages, defamatory web postings, and/or abusive emails, social media postings, phone calls, voicemails, any inappropriate and/or exploitive use of technology, fighting, harassment, bullying, insubordination, vandalism, theft, lying, possession of drugs, alcohol or tobacco products on school grounds, gambling of any kind, bringing an unsafe object or weapon to school, and public displays of affection.