GJHS Student Handbook - Grand Junction High School

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GJHS Student Handbook - Grand Junction High School

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Topic Page

Grand Junction High School Mission Statement 5

Contacting the School 5

Visitors to Grand Junction High School 5

Academic Information 5

I. Performance-Based Policy 5

II. Graduation Requirements - Courses and Credits 6

III Earning Credits at GJHS 7

IV. Adding/Dropping Courses 9

V. Auditing Courses 10

VI. Late Enrollment Policy 10

VII. Grading Procedures 10

VIII. Replacement of Grades 12

IX. Recognition of Academic Excellence 12

X. Weekly Academic Eligibility Checks 16

XI. Advisory Time 16

XII. Schedule 17

Bell Schedules 19

XIII. Higher Education Admission Requirements (HEAR) 20

XIV. NCAA Eligibility 20

XV. Road to Success 21

XVI. Release Time 21

XVII. Withdrawal from School 22

Student Code of Conduct and Discipline 22

I. Code of Conduct 22

A. Philosophy 22

B. Student Behavior and Student Responsibilities 23

C. Attendance Policies 24

D. Attendance Procedures 25

E. Cheating and/or Plagiarism 26

F. Disruptive Behavior 26

G. Zero Tolerance for Violence/Threatening Behavior by Students 27

H. Tobacco Products Use 27

I. Sexual/Racial Harassment 27

J. Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504 Official Notification 28

K. District #51 Grievance Procedures 28

II. Discipline 29

III. General Policies and Procedures 29

A. Bicycle Security 29

B. Books 29

C. Cafeteria/School Lunches 29

D. Cellular Telephones, Telephone Pagers, and Beepers 29

E. Change of Address 30

F. Dances 30

G. Deliveries 31

H. Dress Code 31

I. Fees 33

J. Field Trips 33

K. Financial Obligations 34

L. Fire Alarms 34

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