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JOHN PAUL II HIGH SCHOOL

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER SECTION TOPIC PAGE

1 JOHN PAUL II HIGH SCHOOL 5

1.01 INTRODUCTION 5

1.02 VISION STATEMENT 5

1.03 MISSION STATEMENT 5

1.04 STUDENT CREED 5

1.05 SCHOOL PRAYER 5

1.06 SCHOOL MOTTO 5

1.07 FIGHT SONG 5

1.08 ALMA MATER 5

2 CONTACT INFORMATION 6

3 ACADEMICS AND INSTRUCTION 9

3.01 INTRODUCTION 9

3.02 ACADEMIC CALENDAR 9

3.03 GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING 10

3.04 ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES 10

3.05 GRADING POLICIES 10

3.06 CHANGE OF ADDRESS / CONTACT INFORMATION 10

3.07 CUSTODY RIGHTS / ISSUES 10

3.08 FINANCES 11

3.09 ACADEMIC ACHEIVEMENT AND PERMANENT RECORDS 11

3.10 PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES 11

3.11 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 11

3.12 PROCEDURE FOR CHANGING STUDENT COURSE SELECTIONS 13

3.13 EXTRACURRICULAR ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS 13

3.14 EXTRACURRICULAR AND CO-CURRICULARE ACTIVITIES 15

3.15 90% RULE 15

3.16 SUSPENSION FROM EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES 15

3.17 SUSPENSION FOR CITIZENSHIP REASONS 15

3.18 ONLINE GRADE / ASSIGNMENT ACCESS 16

3.19 LATE AND INCOMPLETE WORK 16

‘3.20 INCOMPLEET GRADES 16

3.21 HOMEWORK EXPECTATIONS 16

3.22 TUTORING 17

3.23 CALCULATING GRADE POINT AVERAGES HONOR ROLLS 17

3.24 CLASS RANK 17

3.25 FINAL EXAM POLICY 18

3.26 ACADEMIC EXIT POLICY 18

4 SPIRITUAL LIFE 19

4.01 INTRODUCTION 19

4.02 CAMPUS MINISTRY 19

4.03 STUDENTS FROM OTHER FAITH TRADITIONS 19

4.04 CHRISTIAN SERVICE 20

4.05 ROSARY 20

4.06 DAILY MASS 20

4.07 ALL SCHOOL MASS 21

5 STUDENT SERVICES 22

5.01 ACTIVITIES CALENDER 22

5.02 ANNOUNCEMENTS 22

5.03 ATHENAEUM 22

5.04 SCHOOL STORE 22

5.05 DRIVING AND PARKING 22

5.06 FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES 23

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5.07 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 23

5.08 LOCKERS 23

5.09 LOST AND FOUND 23

5.10 MESSAGES 23

5.11 DELIVERIES 23

5.12 POSTERS / FLYERS / SIGNS 23

5.13 TECHNOLOGY HELP DESK 24

5.14 USE OF FACILITIES / GROUNDS 24

6 ATTENDANCE 25

6.01 SCHOOL DAY 25

6.02 STUDENT ABSENCE NOTIFICATION 25

6.03 EXCUSED ABSENCES 25

6.04 ILLNESS EXCEEDING THREE DAYS 25

6.05 UNEXCUSED ABSENCES 25

6.06 STUDENT APPOINTMENTS DURING THE SCHOOL DAY 26

6.07 OTHER ABSENCES 26

6.08 90% RULE 26

6.09 VERIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT AND ATTENDANCE (VOE) FORMS 26

6.10 MAKE-UP HOURS 26

6.11 COLLEGE VISITS 27

6.12 TARDIES 27

7 DRESS CODE 28

7.01 GENERAL GUIDELINES 28

7.02 DRESS AT SCHOOL SPONSORED EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES 30

7.03 DRESS CODE FOR SCHOOL DANCES 30

7.04 DRESS CODE FOR SUMMER PROGRAM 31

8 ATHLETICS 32

8.01 ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHILOSOPHY 32

8.02 PARTICIPATION EXPECTATIONS 32

8.03 EXTRACURRICULAR ELIGIBILITY 33

9 STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS 36

9.01 INTRODUCTION 36

9.02 ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION IN STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS 36

9.03 STUDENT FUNDRAISING / SPENDING INITIATIVES 36

9.04 TRYOUTS / ELECTIONS 36

10 MEDICAL CONCERNS / HEALTH SERVICES 37

10.01 ILLNESS WHILE AT SCHOOL 37

10.02 RETURNING TO SCHOOL AFTER AN ILLNESS 37

10.03 RETURNING TO SCHOOL WITH A FLU-LIKE ILLNESS 37

10.04 STUDENT REQUIRING MEDICATION AT SCHOOL 37

10.05 IMMUNIZATIONS 37

10.06 EMERGENCY FORMS 37

10.07 PHYSICALS 37

11 SAFETY PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES 38

11.01 ONTRODUCTION 38

11.02 EMERGENCY 38

11.03 EMERGENCY/EVACUATION.LOCKDOWN/FIRE/TORNADO DRILLS 38

11.04 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT 38

11.05 INTERQUEST DETECTION CANINES 38

11.06 SECURITY 38

11.07 VISITORS 39

11.08 PHOTOGRAPH / VIDEO POLICY 39

11.09 PHYSICAL / SEXUAL ABUSE REPORTING 39

12 GENERAL BEHAVIORAL GUIDELINES 40

12.01 GENERAL BEHAVIORAL GUIDELINES 40

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12.02 OFF CAMPUS BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS 43

12.03 DEFINITIONS OF SANCTIONS FOR BEHAVIORAL CODE VIOLATIONS 43

12.04 DISCIPLINARY EXIT POLICY 44

13 TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY 45

13.01 INTRODUCTION 45

13.02 ACCESS 45

13.03 JPIIHS POLICY 45

13.04 JPIIHS SOFTWARE 45

13.05 PERSONAL SOFTWARE 45

13.06 PERSONAL COMPUTERS 45

13.07 MONITORED USE 45

13.08 INTERLLECTUAL PROPERTY 46

13.09 COMMERCIAL USE 46

13.10 NETWORK OVERLOAD 46

13.11 EMAIL 46

13.12 NETWORK ETTIQUETTE 46

13.13 TECHNOLOGY USER GUIDELINES 46

13.14 SECURITY 47

13.15 COPYRIGHT 47

13.16 VANDALISM 47

13.17 DAMAGE TO JPIIHS OWNED LAPTOPS AND COMPUTER EQUIPMENT 48

13.18 FORGERY 48

13.19 STUDENT DATA 48

13.20 WEB PAGES 48

13.21 CONSENT 48

13.22 CONSEQUENCES 48

13.23 LIABILITY DISCLAIMER 48

14 ACADEMIC HONOR CODE 49

14.01 STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY 49

14.02 STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES 49

14.03 FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES 49

14.04 STATEMENTS OF THE ACADEMIC HONOR CODE 50

14.05 TYPES OF VIOLATIONS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS 50

14.06 COLLABORATIVE LEARNING 50

14.07 OTHER FORMS OF DISHONESTY 51

14.08 PROCEDURES FOR SUSPECTED VIOLATIONS OF THE ACADEMIC HONOR CODE 51

14.09 HEARING PROCEDURES 52

14.10 LEVELS OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION 53

14.11 SCHOOL SERVICE PROJECT 53

14.12 ALTERNATIVE ASSIGNMENT 53

14.13 REDEMPTIONS 53

14.14 TRUTH MEMBERSHIP 54

14.15 ROLE OF TRUTH 54

14.16 EXAMPLES OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY 54

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CHAPTER 1 - JOHN PAUL II HIGH SCHOOL

SECTION 1.01

INTRODUCTION

John Paul II High School (JPIIHS) is a coeducational Catholic college preparatory school located at Coit Road

and Plano Parkway. The school community is a diverse body of learners and educators that strives for

excellence, values individuality, fosters a passion for learning, promotes the balanced development of faith,

mind, and body, assists students who hear Christ’s call to religious or teaching vocations, encourages

community service, and instills a respect for others.

SECTION 1.02

VISION STATEMENT

We will make a difference in the world by walking in the footsteps of Pope John Paul II.

SECTION 1.03

MISSION STATEMENT

Our Mission is to develop leaders who are critical thinkers and effective communicators, committed to service

and rooted in faith.

SECTION 1.04

STUDENT CREED

Learn, Think, Decide, Communicate, to become a productive and responsible citizen, dedicated to selfless

service to God and community.

SECTION 1.05

SCHOOL PRAYER

May I live in the world as one who always seeks to serve. May I live as one who knows the love of God. Lord,

teach me how to live and how to serve. With my ears may I hear, with my eyes may I see. With my lips may I

speak. May your Word be heard through me. Thus as I live each day may love sustain the will to serve. Amen.

(Author Unknown)

SECTION 1.06

SCHOOL MOTTO

“Seek to Serve”

SECTION 1.07

FIGHT SONG

Cheer cheer for the red and blue. We’ll sing out loud for our John Paul II. Cardinal pride will push us through;

shout for the Cardinals, loyal and true! We’ll never stagger, we’ll never fall. We seek to serve and honor John

Paul. Fight! Fight! Fight! With all our might. On Cardinals to Victory!

SECTION 1.08

ALMA MATER

A school of hope, a place of peace, O’ John Paul II, your strength we seek. We seek to serve our Lord and

King; in John Paul II loyalty we bring. In red and blue we stand with you; our Cardinal pride will shine through.

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CHAPTER 2 - CONTACT INFORMATION

During the school year, the Reception Desk phone is answered from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. After

hours, the school’s main number (972-867-0005) accesses a computerized system that offers certain information. If you

know the extension you may dial that number directly. All email addresses are to be followed by: @johnpauliihs.org (as in

johndoe@johnpauliihs.org).

ADMINISTRATION

NAME DEPARTMENT ORGANIZATIONS CODE ROOM EXT EMAIL ADDRESS

Poore, Thomas W. President BUS 5107 thomaswpoore

McPheeters, Brian Vice President of Finance and Administration BUS 5112 brianmcpheeters

Gaffney, Richard Dean of Administrative Services / Athletic Director ACAD 5113 richgaffney

Justesen, Todd Dean of Students / Plant Operations ACAD 5106 toddjustesen

Mininger, Steve Dean of Educational Operations ACAD 5118 stevemininger

Arguello, Andre Director of Food Services BUS 5158 andrearguello

Fleming, Jackie Ex. Director of Advancement and Communications BUS 5111 jackieflemming

Gaffney, David Director of Transportation Football HC 9H 5162 davidgaffney

Gharis, Bob Director of Facilities Operations bobgharis

Nickel, Paula Director of Guidance and Counseling 12H 5119 paulanickel

Schewee, Joey Director for Admissions / Financial Aid Tennis HC ADM 5147 joeyschewee

Szeljack, Peggy Director of Ministries / Theology DC 1424 5154 peggyszeljack

Wise, Roger Director of Technology TECH 5109 rogerwise

Nolen, Jan Assistant Director Advancement / Events BUS 5170 jannolen

Thurston, Kris Assistant Director of Technology TECH 5121 kristhurston

Meeks-Hewes, Doreen Controller BUS 5108 doreenhewes

Crawford, Mike Coordinator for Business Administration BUS mikecrawford

Gaffney, Brian Coordinator for Instructional Technology Baseball HC TECH 5161 briangaffney

Hayes, Lance Coordinator for Facilities Leasing / Student Activities Baseball AC BUS 5187 lancehayes

Hennig, Cheryl Coordinator for Health Services 5140 cherylhennig

Inman, Meredith Coordinator for Advancement / Marketing BUS 5105 meredithinman

Kimball, Karen Coordinator Research and Special Projects BUS 5174 karenkimball

Noonan, Kelly Coordinator for Admissions / Alumni Cheerleading HC ADM 5176 kellynoonan

Olivares, Sherry Coordinator for Christian Service Volleyball HC CSO 5146 sherryolivares

Roché, Dcn. Tom Coordinator for Human Resources BUS 5123 tomroche

FACULTY / STAFF

ORGANIZATIONS CODE ROOM EXT EMAIL ADDRESS

Anders, Elizabeth Theology 1125 elizabethanders

Arthur, Pamela Algebra/Calculus 2461 5169 pamelaarthur

Arthur, Ricky Athletic Department Girls Soccer AC - - -

Bailey, Kirk Physics/Chemistry Robotics Club 2410 5139 kirkbailey

Bearden, Chris Algebra/Statistics CCountry/Boys BBall HC / AC 1128 5168 chrisbearden

Beesley, Jennifer Theology Student Council 1126 5181 jenniferbeesley

Belloni, Lizette Accounts Receivable Specialist / HR Benefits BUS 5116 lizettebelloni

Bennett, Jennifer Dance Drill Team HC 1202 5153 jennfierbennett

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Berger, Linda Media Specialist ATH. 5149 lindaberger

Berryman, Sharon Counselor Freshmen/Sophomore A-K 10H sharonberryman

Borland, Jane Biology 2407 5191 janeborland

Briley, Rita Art 1418 5127 ritabriley

Browning, Michael Band/Symphony/Orchestra Director DC 1201 5128 michaelbrowning

Burk, James Strength & Conditioning / Football - Def. Coord. 9H 5163 jamesburk

Chesal, Suellyn Calculus 1427 5156 suellynchesal

Cleveland, Michele Accounts Payable Specialist BUS 5120 michelecleveland

Coelen, Geroge Counselor Juniors/Seniors L-Z 10H 5129 georgecoelen

Collins, Diane Adminsitrative Assitant for Database BUS 5190 dianecollins

Cowgill, Jennifer English 2416 5186 jennifercowgill

Denman, Cheryl Administrative Assistant to the President BUS 5122 cheryldenman

Dewees, Vern Chemistry/Physics DC 2409 5131 verndewees

Dewitt, James Strength and Conditioning Boys Soccer HC - jamesdewitt

Diaz, Laura Choral Director 1408 5143 lauradiaz

Dinh, Emily Theology 2115 emilydinh

Drescher, Hailey Sponsor Mock Trial PT 9H 5159 haileydrescher

Druffner, Shana Assistant Orchestra Director PT 1201 - -

Dubowski, Debbie Attendance ACAD 5114 debbiedubowski

Eckler, Amy English / Learning Specialist DC 1425 5133 amyeckler

Eldridge, Bill English Poetry Club 1117 5189 billeldridge

Evans, Chad Physical Education / Athletic Department Boys Basketball HC 2227 5151 chadevans

Gallimore, Shawn Athletic Department Softball Coach HC/PT - - shawngallimore

Gatzlaff, Caryl English 2420 5136 carylgatzlaff

Goode, Elizabeth Counselor – Juniors/Seniors A-K 10H elizabethgoode

Guinnee, Melissa Spanish 1123 5175 melissaguinnee

Harbert, Doug Athletic Department Football PT/AC - - -

Hart, Joan Assistant Athletic Trainer PT - - -

Hawley, Lauren Biology / Chemistry 2110 5179 laurenhawlwy

Hensle, Katie World History Girls Basketball HC 2124 5132 katiehensle

Hinojosa, Patsy Registrar 12H 5144 patsyhinojosa

Hopkins, Dcn. Jack Theology Campus Minister 2116 5126 jackhopkins

Hopkins, Julie Administrative Assistant to the Deans and Athletic Director ACAD 5192 juliehopkins

Hudec, Laura Latin Latin Club 1124 5182 laurahudec

Ingram, Lenty Athletic Department Baseball PT/AC - - -

Irish, Elizabeth U.S. History AcDec HC 1426 5176 elizabethirish

Irish, John U.S. History AcDec HC 2122 johnirish

Jameson, Eugenia Government/Sociology PALS/Senior Class DC 2424 5142 eugeniajameson

Johnson, Robyn Chemistry 2112 5125 robynjohnson

Jordan, Austin Precussion PT - - -

Keck, Natalie Counselor Freshmen/Sophomore L-Z 12H 5137 nataliekeck

Kiessinger, Geoff Athletic Department Volleyball PT/AC - - -

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Kyle, John Athletic Department Golf PT/HC - - -

Macias, Angela Journalism / Newspaper / Yearbook 2310 5184 angelamacias

Morris, Lynann General Cashier BUS 5117 lynannmorris

Morse, Jeremy Girls Soccer HC jeremymorse

Nelson, Soriya Spanish TRUTH Committee DC 2415 5145 soriyanelson

Parfrey, Bryan Athletic Trainer 9H 5160 bryanparfrey

Philp, Paul Coordinator for Curriculum Development / World History 2123 5102 paulphilp

Reagan, Brad Athletic Department Softball Coach PT/AC - - bradreagan

Restani, Rosey Algebra 2120 5177 roseyrestani

Riley, Beth Theology ProLife Club 2423 5180 bethriley

Schleusner, Sue Health Voleyball/Tennis DC/AC 2414 5153 sueschleusner

Schram, John Computer Science 2313 5183 johnschram

Schram, Leon Computer Science Social Club DC 2312 5148 leonschram

Shea, Gracelyn Media Specialist Book Club DC ATH. 5149 gracelynshea

Shelby, Jeff English Girls Basketball AC 1121 5124 jeffshelby

Steed, Jeff Art 1407 5164 jeffsteed

Stern, Susan French French Club 1127 susanstern

Synold, Jack Strength and Conditioning Football AC 9H 5194 jacksynold

Thele, Kent Algebra / Geometry 2116 5168 kentthele

Thompson, Ronda Receptionist - - - 5115 rondathompson

Tuck, Terry Theatre Arts 1327 5152 terrytuck

Wade, Bob European Cultures / World History 2126 5155 robertwoods

Waldon, Jerry Economics / World Cultures Swim / Golf HC/AC 2425 5173 jerrywaldon

Wallace, Gina Administrative Assistant Admissions and Financial Aide ADM 5195 ginawallace

Walls, Threcia Spanish 1430 5165 threciawalls

Watson, Linda Math DC 2118 5172 lindawatson

Weinbrenner, Patricia Communication Applications / Forensics 1118 5159 patriciaweinbrenner

Wood, Benjamin Anatomy & Physiology/Environmental Science 2108 5130 benjaminwood

Young, Carol Athletic Department Girls Basketball PT/AC - - -

9H – Freshmen House / 10H – Sophomore House / 11H – Junior House / 12H – Senior House

AC – Assistant Coach / DC – Department Chair / HC – Head Coach / PT – Part Time

ACAD – Academic Office / ADM – Admissions Office / ATH – Athenaeum / BUS – Business Office / TECH – Technology Office

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CHAPTER 3 - ACADEMICS AND INSTRUCTION

SECTION 3.01

INTRODUCTION

Academic policies and procedures are covered in the JPIIHS Academic Handbook. Parents and students are strongly

encouraged to review the JPIIHS Academic Handbook in order to fully understand the academic standards and

expectations at JPIIHS. The following sections briefly address some of the more general academic issues.

SECTION 3.02

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

JPIIHS utilizes a semester academic calendar. Each semester is approximately 18 weeks long with two grading periods of

nine weeks each. Progress reports are available online at the three and six week mark of each nine-week grading period.

Students will have eight courses a semester and can earn up to eight credits a year towards graduation. Students may earn

more total credits than 32 through O and X hour classes and some transferred 8 th grade classes, which have been granted

high school credit.

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SECTION 3.03

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

JPIIHS employs a team of highly qualified counselors to provide confidential assistance to students who need or desire

help with personal/academic difficulties or in preparation for the college application process. A developmental program of

group and individual meetings with students is used to create the most appropriate schedule of courses and testing to

meet the individual needs of each student. All students should feel free to take advantage of the many services provided

through the College Counseling and Guidance Office.

a) COLLEGE PREPARATION It is the mission of the College Counseling and Guidance Office at JPIIHS to guide and

support students and their families through the college search and application process. We endeavor to work with

students as individuals, to understand who they are beyond the classroom and to help them find a college that will

provide a challenging and comfortable environment for them on all levels. In order to help our students begin to

understand and prepare for the college process, counselors meet with students and parents in individual

academic conferences beginning the freshman year and continuing through the junior year. The college

counseling process begins in their freshman year as students are encouraged to understand that college

preparation is a compilation of their entire high school academic and co-curricular experience. Our counselors

seek to build an open relationship with students and their families in order to understand all of the factors involved

as the college list is developed. Their role is to assist and advocate for students and to make sure that choices

are informed and appropriate.

b)ACADEMIC ADVISING Each student is assigned a guidance counselor who meets with the student to monitor

academic progress and assist if problems should develop. Parents should feel free to contact the counselor to discuss

the social and academic progress of their student.

SECTION 3.04

ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program offers students the chance to pursue college-level studies while still in high

school and potentially earn college credit. Most AP classes begin in the 11 th grade.

SECTION 3.05

GRADING POLICIES

Only core and academic courses will earn grade points. AP courses will receive expanded grade points and are designated

with an (“A”). If a student takes the class but not the test, they will receive honors (“H”) grade points. Most courses earn

grade points on a 4.0 scale. Pre AP courses are designated with an H on the transcript and receive grade points on a 4.5

scale. AP courses are designated with a P on the transcript and receive grade points on a 5.0 scale. Physical Education

courses do not receive grade points.

SECTION 3.06

CHANGE OF ADDRESS / CONTACT INFORMATION

If at any time students or parents/guardians change residence, mailing address, parish membership or phone number

after enrollment at JPIIHS, he/she should immediately report the change to the Attendance Office. The same procedure

holds if a parent(s)/guardian(s) has/have a change of employment or employment phone number. A current emergency

number for each student is also required.

SECTION 3.07

CUSTODY RIGHTS / ISSUES

In the case of divorced parents, the school will interact with the parent(s) who has/have legal custody of the student

regarding matters of absence, tardiness, truancy, early dismissal, disciplinary issues, school records, etc. In the absence

of a court order to the contrary, we will provide the non-custodial parent, upon request, access to the academic records

and to other school-related information regarding the child. If there is a court order specifying that there is to be no

information given, it is the responsibility of the custodial parent to provide JPIIHS with an official copy of the court order.

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SECTION 3.08

FINANCES

A student is not considered enrolled unless the registration or re-enrollment fee has been paid and all paperwork has

been signed and submitted for the upcoming school year. A student’s schedule cannot be completed and tryouts for

athletic teams (including cheerleading and drill team) or elections for student government offices may not take place

unless the student’s record is clear of all fines and/or tuition debts, and the enrollment process (stated above) is complete.

SECTION 3.09

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT RECORDS AND PERMANENT RECORDS

A student’s Academic Achievement Record (transcript) will be sent to any designated college. A parent or student may

request access to a student’s official records by submitting the request in writing to the Registrar or by requesting it on

Naviance. Copies will be available 24 hours from the time of request.

SECTION 3.10

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

If at any time during the school year, the need arises, parents may make a personal appointment with the teacher by

calling the school at (972) 867-0005 or by contacting the teacher by email. Parents will have the opportunity to meet

teachers in the fall semester to discuss their child’s progress. The fall Parent-Teacher Conference appointments are set at

15 minute intervals. Additionally, the Guidance and Counseling Department may set up a staffing (a meeting with the

counselor and all of the student’s current teachers) to ensure the continued success of the student.

SECTION 3.11

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

a) JPIIHS requires 30 credits, as listed in the JPIIHS Core Requirements. All units for graduation must be taken in

grades 9 through 12.

b) Beyond fulfilling graduation requirements, students will have the opportunity to take up to 32 credits. This includes

two credits of structured electives and four credits of additional electives. Two electives must come from core

subjects such as mathematics, science, social studies, Language Arts, foreign language, computer science,

economics, and theology. Additional electives may come from any courses offered at JPIIHS.

c) Some electives will require teacher, coach or sponsor’s permission, tryouts, and may require students to meet

outside of the regular school day.

d) Students receiving credit for Algebra I in 8 th grade must complete a total of 4 credits in math in high school.

Students receiving credit for one year of a foreign language in the 8 th grade must complete a total of two credits of

foreign language in high school. Graduates of JPIIHS are awarded the same type of diploma. The Academic

Achievement Record (transcript), rather than the diploma, denotes individual accomplishments, achievements, and

courses completed. A student may not receive credit for a course more than one time. Students completing the

required course of study for graduation at the end of the first term may receive evidence of completion of the

requirements at that time. All students shall complete a minimum of 30 credits in grades 9 through 12 to receive a

high school diploma. All courses used to meet graduation requirements shall be selected from school’s list of

approved courses, grades 9 through 12. Students transferring from a public or non-Catholic private high school will

only be expected to complete Theology courses from the time they enter JPIIHS. Students transferring into the

school as 11 th graders will be required to take two years of a foreign language if they have not already started one.

The counselors and director of admissions may require students to take summer school during the summer prior to

arrival to make up any other missing requirements on transferring students. Students must meet the required

number of Christian Service hours each quarter to be eligible for extracurricular activities. If a senior does not

complete 40 hours he/she will not be able to participate in the graduation ceremony.

e) All financial balances must be paid and clear with the business office prior to being allowed to take final exams, or

being eligible for exemption from final exams. In addition, any student with an outstanding financial balance will not

be cleared to participate in the graduation ceremony.

Failure to meet any one of these requirements will result in not participating in the graduation ceremony.

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (Beginning with the Graduates of 2011 through 2013 and beyond)

CORE REQUIREMENTS

SUBJECT CREDITS SPECIFICS

English Language Arts 4 English I, English II, English III, English IV

Mathematics 4

Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and one additional selection; students who receive math credit for

8 th grade must earn four math credits in high school.

Sciences 4 Biology, Chemistry, Physics and one additional selection

Social Studies and Economics 4

Foreign Languages 2

World Cultures and Geography, World History, United States History, and one semester each of

U.S. Government and Macro-Economics

Two years of the same foreign language; students who receive foreign language credit in 8 th grade

must earn two credits in high school.

Theology 4 Theology I, Theology II, Theology III; Theology IV

Computer Science 1 Students must take Computer Science.

Physical Education (PE) 1.5

Health 0.5

Fine Arts 1

Speech 0.5

Electives 3.5

Christian Service

Hours vary

by year

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

In addition to traditional PE classes, athletics, cheerleading, dance, drill team and the fall semester

of marching band qualify as PE credit.

In addition to traditional fine arts classes, courses in Academic Decathlon, and Dance may fulfill

the required two semesters of Fine Arts.

In addition to Communications Applications, 1.0 credit of Debate, Theatre Production, and Academic

Decathlon may fulfill the speech requirement.

Students will take additional electives from any department or course offering in the guide. Selections

can be for personal interest or in preparation for college.

Each year students will have required hours to complete as part of promotion to the next grade;

completion of hours will be part of the theology grade. (Freshmen = 10 hours, Sophomores = 20

hours, Juniors= 30 hours, and Seniors = 40 hours).

TOTAL CREDITS 30 Credits Required to Earn a Graduation Diploma from John Paul II High School

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (Beginning with the Graduates of 2014 and beyond)

CORE REQUIREMENTS

SUBJECT CREDITS SPECIFICS

English Language Arts 4 English I, English II, English III, English IV

Mathematics 4

Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and one additional selection; students who receive math credit for

8 th grade must earn four math credits in high school.

Sciences 4 Biology, Chemistry, Physics and one additional selection

Social Studies and Economics 4

World Cultures and Geography, World History, United States History, and one semester each of

U.S. Government and Macro-Economics

Foreign Languages 2

Two years of the same foreign language; students who receive foreign language credit in 8 th

grade must earn two credits in high school.

Theology 4 Theology I, Theology II, Theology III; Theology IV

Computer Science 1 Students must take Computer Science.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Physical Education (PE) 1.5

In addition to traditional PE classes, athletics, cheerleading, dance, drill team and the fall semester

of marching band qualify as PE credit.

Health 0.5

Fine Arts 1

In addition to traditional fine arts classes, courses in Academic Decathlon, and Dance may fulfill

the required two semesters of Fine Arts.

Speech 0.5 Students must take Communication Applications

Electives 3.5

Christian Service

Hours vary

by year

Students will take additional electives from any department or course offering in the guide. Selections

can be for personal interest or in preparation for college.

Each year students will have required hours to complete as part of promotion to the next grade;

completion of hours will be part of the theology grade. (Freshmen = 10 hours, Sophomores = 20

hours, Juniors= 30 hours, and Seniors = 40 hours).

TOTAL CREDITS 30 Credits Required to Earn a Graduation Diploma from John Paul II High School

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SECTION 3.12

PROCEDURE FOR CHANGING STUDENT COURSE SELECTIONS

Only those changes considered imperative by a student’s teacher and/or counselor may be made. Changes may only take

place after the appropriate process has been followed as outlined below.

a) Changes may only take place when a student finds him/herself in a clearly unsuitable level or course.

b) If a change in course/level is determined to be appropriate, the student must complete a Request for Course/Level

Change form available in the College Counseling and Guidance Office. This form ensures that appropriate

conversations have taken place regarding the proposed change. This form must be signed by the student’s

guidance counselor and classroom teacher.

c) Should an appeal be necessary, the Director of Guidance and Counseling will review the request.

d) Enrolling in a course after the first two weeks may be done only in unusual circumstances and only with the

approval of the Director of Guidance and Counseling.

SECTION 3.13a

EXTRACURRICULAR ELIGIBILITY

The coach, director or club sponsor will be responsible for verifying student eligibility for extracurricular activities. To be

eligible for participation, students must meet the predetermined criteria for each grading period, including academic and

citizenship grades and Christian Service hours. A grading period is nine weeks. Eligibility will be determined by the grades

posted for that specific grading period. Students participating in athletics or extracurricular programs governed by the

Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) must meet the eligibility requirements for students in good

standing: (a) enrollment in at least eight academic periods each semester; and (b) failing (a grade below 70) no more than

one course during each nine week grading period.

A student may regain eligibility by passing all classes at the time of the three week progress report. Eligibility lost through

failure begins at 3:45 PM seven days from the end of the school day when the nine weeks ends. Eligibility regained

through the progress report cards begins at 3:45 PM the Friday after the grading period ends. The Dean of Administrative

Services / Athletic Director is the arbitrator of eligibility questions. A student who is absent on the day of an extracurricular

event in which he/she is scheduled to participate, will not be allowed to do so. Doctor’s appointments and school

authorized activities do not constitute an absence from school. However, a student is considered “absent” if he/she is not

in class by 10:00 AM of the day or if a student misses two classes due to a doctor’s appointment. Any exception to the

above stated policies concerning absences and the subsequent extracurricular participation must be arranged through the

Dean of Administrative Services / Athletic Director.

SECTION 3.13b

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

a) ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS: Students with more than one failing grade are ineligible until the next progress

report or grading period. Late work cannot be accepted to regain eligibility unless the lateness was due to an

excused absence. A student with more than one incomplete grade is also ineligible until the incomplete is

addressed and a passing grade is earned. A student regains eligibility for failing grades by passing all current

classes the third week after the previous failing grades were made official. Teachers cannot change a failing

grade to a passing one unless there was a computational error. They may however change an incomplete grade.

b) CHRISTIAN SERVICE: In order to keep students on track, Christian Service will be scheduled as an “O” Hour class.

Each nine week grading period and each semester, students will be required to complete a percentage of their

overall hours. Christian Service classes will not have a formal class time. The grade will not count towards

Grade Point Averages nor earn a credit, but the class will earn a grade and will be considered a part of no

pass, no play guidelines for extracurriculars. Failure to complete required hours each nine weeks means that

a student is ineligible to compete in extracurricular activities even if he or she has passed all classes or is

otherwise eligible under TAPPS rules. Additionally, failure to complete hours each year will be grounds for asking

a student to exit JPIIHS.

(i)Freshmen must complete 5 hours a semester. The first and the third nine weeks grading periods, students will

complete 2 hours; the second and forth grading periods, students will complete 3 hours each.

(ii) Sophomores must complete 10 hours a semester. Each nine weeks a student must complete 5 hours of

service.

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SECTION 3.13b CONTINUED

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

(iii) Juniors must complete 15 hours of service each semester. The first and third nine-weeks students must

complete 8 hours; the second and forth nine-weeks students must complete 7 hours.

(iv) Seniors must complete 20 hours of service the first semester and 20 the second semester. Each nine week

grading period seniors must complete 10 hours of Christian Service.

c) CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS A citizenship grade of “U” functions the same as a failing grade for eligibility

purposes and excludes a student from making the honor role. A “U” makes a student ineligible for the rest of the

semester.

d) ELIGIBILITY It is incumbent upon the extracurricular coach/sponsor to check eligibility and to know which rules

govern their respective activity. There are no waivable courses. A student must be passing all courses at the time

of the next progress report to regain eligibility. A student may also not have more than one “I” (incomplete) grade

or “F” (failure – grade below 70) to be eligible. A combination of a failing grade and an incomplete grade will

result in student ineligibility.

e) ORGANIZATIONAL REQUIREMENTS The academic, Christian Service and citizenship requirements for

extracurricular activities as delineated above are the prescribed minimum. Other conditions are established by the

TAPPS and some extracurricular activities are governed by other association rules (i.e. National Spanish Honor

Society, National French Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, USACDEC Association, National; Forensic League,

etc.). However, JPIIHS eligibility rules supersede all association guidelines as it relates to eligibility and

participation. Sponsors/coaches are responsible for knowing their rules and will be held accountable for any

violations or problems by their students. In some cases, it is appropriate for organizations to adopt higher

academic standards than those defined herein, (i.e. National Honor Society, etc.) Moreover, there may be

instances when administration, coaches, or sponsors must suspend students from participation due to failure to

practice or violation of other team/organizational rules. Such suspensions and the rules on which they are based

must have approval of the Deans/Athletic Director.

2012-2013 Extracurricular Eligibility Dates

Description

1st Quarter ends

Lose eligibility at 3:45pm

Progress report # 3

Regain eligibility at 3:45pm

Progress Report # 4

Regain eligibility at 3:45pm

2nd Quarter ends

Christmas Break all eligible

Lose eligibility at 3:45pm

Progress Report # 5

Regain eligibility at 3:45pm

Progress Report # 6

Regain eligibility at 3:45pm

3rd Quarter ends

Spring Break all eligible

Lose eligibility at 3:45pm

Progress Report # 7

Regain eligibility at 3:45pm

Progress Report # 8

Regain eligibility at 3:45pm

4th Quarter ends

Date

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SECTION 3.14

EXTRACURRICULAR AND CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

\

“Extracurricular” is defined as a program, which has any public performance associated with competition, fund raising

aspect, or where money is collected for attendance. Any competition, exercise, or practice is considered extracurricular.

An academic course which does any of these activities becomes extracurricular for purposes of eligibility. “Co-curricular”

is any activity, which is educational in nature and relates to the curriculum and scope and sequence of the course. Field

trips in such classes are considered co-curricular. A public performance which does not involve competition or fundraising

is considered co-curricular. Students who are participating in an extracurricular or co-curricular activity approved by the

Dean of Educational Operations or Athletic Director and under the direction of a professional staff member shall not be

counted absent from school.

SECTION 3.15

90% RULE

In accordance with the JPIIHS Academic Handbook, a student needs to be in attendance a minimum of 90% of the days

the class is offered to receive credit. On the block schedule, this means that each semester a student can only miss four

days of a class before falling below the 90% Attendance Rule. This includes excused and unexcused absences. Field

trips, college visits, co-curricular and extracurricular activities do not impact the 90% Attendance Rule. Students who fall

below the 90% Attendance Rule in any particular class, will be required to make up 90 minutes per class. The Attendance

Committee will review the student’s attendance record and issue a form indicating the amount of time to be completed.

The student may make up the time in detention, Saturday School or tutorials, with the respective teacher, before or after

school. This time must be actual time spent before or after school and cannot be served at home or elsewhere. After the

time has been completed, the student should turn the form in to the Academic Administration Attendance Office. Upon

review, a decision will be made as to whether or not credit will be restored in the class. If a student has been assigned a

Saturday School for disciplinary reasons, that time may not be applied to their Make-Up Hours.

SECTION 3.16

SUSPENSION FROM EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

A student whose recorded nine-week grade average in two courses are lower than 70 at the end of a grading period shall

be suspended from competition or performance sponsored or sanctioned by the school, TAPPS, or the appropriate

governing body. A suspension continues for at least three weeks until the next progress report period and is not removed

until the student is passing all subjects. A student suspended from competition or performance may practice or rehearse

with other students. This suspension shall become effective seven calendar days after the last day of the nine-week

period during which the grades lower than 70 were earned. Students who are ineligible for extracurricular activities may

be eligible for co-curricular activities.

SECTION 3.17

SUSPENSION FOR CITIZENSHIP REASONS

The Dean of Administrative Services and sponsor/coach shall suspend from participation in extracurricular competition or

performance any student who:

a) is placed in in-school suspension setting for disciplinary reasons for the length of the placement plus the next

calendar school day.

b) is suspended from school for three days or less for the length of the suspension plus the next calendar school day.

c) to regain eligibility, the student must also comply with all other eligibility requirements.

The Dean of Administrative Services and sponsor/coach shall suspend any student from participation in extracurricular

competition or performance who has received two “N’s” in citizenship for any one nine week grading period. The term of

suspension continues for at least nine weeks and is not removed during the school year until the student meets the

citizenship requirement. The Dean of Administrative Services and sponsor/coach shall suspend from competition or

performance in extracurricular activities for the remainder of the current semester any student who:

a) receives a “U” in citizenship in any class during a nine week period.

b) receives more than two N’s in citizenship during any nine week period.

c) exceeds the number of allowable absences for extracurricular activities as provided in the 90% Rule.

d) is suspended from school two or more times during the current semester.

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SECTION 3.18

ONLINE GRADE / ASSIGNMENT ACCESS

Parents and students have 24 hour access to student grades class assignments and course related information

assignments via the JP2-Net web portal. Access to grades is available through our website (www.johnpauliihs.org) by

clicking on the JP2-Net link and signing on using a unique screen name and password.

SECTION 3.19

LATE AND INCOMPLETE WORK

Every student is expected to complete all assignments on time. If an event arises and the student is not able to do so,

they may be allowed to petition an individual teacher for an extension until a specified date (to be determined by the

teacher). JPIIHS teaches students to plan their time realistically; therefore under most circumstances extensions may only

be granted when the request is made at least one day prior to the due date. Teachers will give copies of their policy to

students on the first day of class. Should a student fail to turn in an assignment when it is due, the work is graded

according to its merits and a full letter grade is deducted for each calendar day or part of a day that it is late. Because of

the volume and frequency of assignments, departments may modify this policy with the approval of the Dean of

Educational Operations.

SECTION 3.20

INCOMPLETE GRADES

Teachers may assign an incomplete (I) grade for a nine week grading period under the following conditions:

If the student misses a major test in the last week of a grading period and was unable to make up missed work.

If a student has had extensive absences and needs more time to make up missed work. The teacher must receive

permission from the Dean of Educational Operations to give an incomplete grade. If no permission is given, calculate the

missing work as a zero.

Incomplete grades will be cleared three weeks from the date of issuance of the report card or the missing grades will

become failures. Incomplete grades are considered F’s for eligibility purposes. Students receiving two or more incomplete

or failing grades, or a combination of the two are ineligible for extracurricular activities until the incomplete is vacated or

until the student receives a passing grade on the next progress report. No incompletes (I) may be given for semester

grades. An incomplete (I) may not be given for a semester grade unless there is an extreme circumstance. No

incompletes (I) may be given for seventh semester seniors.

SECTION 3.21

HOMEWORK EXPECTATIONS

Homework assignments should average 45 to 60 minutes in preparation for each class meeting for grades 11 and 12; and 35

to 45 minutes in preparation for each class meeting for grades 9 and 10. Assignments in honors and AP courses have greater

expectations. JPIIHS assumes that students who enroll in these courses will be able to complete these assignments within the

normal homework time. Department heads are responsible for ensuring that members of their departments provide

assignments that can be reasonably completed within these time guidelines. Teachers are urged to give students a copy of

their assignments two or three weeks in advance whenever possible. Advance notice is particularly important for long papers,

projects or major tests. Homework is an extension of learning experiences outside of the classroom. Homework may or

may not be assigned daily, but may be necessary as part of a demanding curriculum. Guidelines for homework shall be

established by each individual teacher. Homework assignments may vary from day to day. The amount of time which

students would be expected to spend in out-of-class study is dependent upon the following factors: age and grade level of

students, the nature of the subject or class, and the ability of the students. Teachers shall make assignments available to

students via JP2-Net. According to JPIIHS, the definition of homework is as follows:

(a) Homework should provide more time on task for the following purposes:

i. Practice of knowledge skills that have been presented in class.

ii. Preparation assignments that help students benefit from subsequent lessons.

iii. Extensions that require students to use a skill or concept in a new situation.

iv. Creative assignments such as special projects.

v. Activities that should require students to integrate many skills and concepts.

(b) Homework assignments should meet the following criteria:

i. Related to meaningful learning outcomes.

ii. Within the ability range of the average grade level student in the class.

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Many Pre-AP and AP classes require daily homework and will often assign both summer and holiday work. CP classes

however, should not assign homework over the Christmas Break without permission from the Dean of Educational

Operations. Summer readings and work also needs to be approved by the Dean of Educational Operations, Coordinator

of Curriculum Development and the Department Chairperson.

SECTION 3.22

TUTORING

Teachers are available for extra help Monday through Thursday in the morning or afternoon depending on the teacher’s

schedule. All teachers will hold at least two tutorials per week totaling 90 minutes. All teachers should schedule at least

one morning and one after-school tutorial. Tutorial times should be displayed for students to see on JP2-Net. Students

experiencing difficulty in a subject area should contact the teacher and arrange for extra help. Tutoring times are posted

on JP2-Net and outside the classroom.

SECTION 3.23a

CALCULATING GRADE POINT AVERAGES

Numeric Value Grade Equivalent Advanced Placement Pre-AP College Preparatory

97-100 A+ 5 4.5 4

93-96 A 4.75 4.275 3.8

90-92 A- 4.5 4.05 3.6

87-89 B+ 4.25 3.825 3.4

83-86 B 4 3.6 3.2

80-82 B- 3.75 3.375 3

77-79 C+ 3.5 3.15 2.8

73-76 C 3.25 2.925 2.6

71-72 C- 3 2.7 2.4

Below 70 C- - 2.5 2.25 2.0

0 F 0 0 0

NO GRADE OR INCOMPLETE

NO GRADE POINTS AWARDED

a) Cumulative grade point averages are determined by adding up the above grade points of credit earning classes

from all semesters and dividing by the total number of classes.

b) Any student who completes AP or Pre-AP courses will receive weighted grade points. Students enrolled in AP

classes are expected to take the May AP exam(s). Academic Decathlon will earn AP grade points; Octathlon

classes will earn Pre-AP grade points.

c) Physical Education classes and classes which count towards PE credit (Athletics, Drill Team, Cheerleading,

Marching Band) and Christian Service do not receive grade points. Summer school classes do not earn Standard

grade points unless taken at JPIIHS. Courses transferred from another school earn Pre-AP or AP grade points if

the transcript from the school indicates that the courses were Pre-AP or AP.

SECTION 3.23b

HONOR ROLLS

Students receiving all As on their quarterly report cards will be recognized as Presidential Scholars. Students receiving a

mix of As and Bs on their quarterly report cards will be recognized as Cardinal Scholars.

SECTION 3.24

CLASS RANK

Beginning with the 2010-2011 academic year, JPIIHS will no longer have class rank for students. JPIIHS will meet the

requirements of House Bill 588 and rank the top 10% of each graduating class.

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SECTION 3.25

FINAL EXAM POLICY

Under normal circumstances, all students in academic courses must take a final exam. All students including seniors who

take the May Advanced Placement exams may earn the right to exempt their Spring Semester final exams if they meet

certain criteria. Exempt students do not have to come to school for the testing period.

General conditions for exemption include:

a) With the exception of AP students, only seniors who meet the conditions below may be exempt from final exams.

b) College Prep (CP) students with an 88 or higher average for both the 3 rd and 4 th nine weeks. (4 th Quarter grade

must be an 88 or above and can be averaged with the 3 rd Quarter grade for a total of 88 or above)

c) Pre-AP students with an 85 or higher average for both the 3 rd and 4 th nine weeks. (4 th Quarter grade must be an 85

or above and can be averaged with the 3 rd Quarter grade for a total of 85 or above)

The following criteria govern exempting AP students’ final exams:

a) The decision of whether to have a final assessment in an AP class belongs to the teacher of the course.

b) All students who took the Advanced Placement exam in their respective subject and meets the instructor’s criteria

may be exempt from their final exam.

c) Students who do not take the official May AP exam cannot be exempt from their final exam and must take the final

exam which assesses the content in the same format as the College Board’s May exam.

The following statements apply to all CP, Pre-AP, and AP class exemptions:

a) Students may not have more than four (4) excused absences or any unexcused absences for the spring semester

in the class to be exempt.

b) Three (3) tardies in the same class is equal to one (1) unexcused absence.

c) Students may not have been suspended during the spring semester.

d) Students may not have been adjudicated as violating the Academic Honor Code during their senior year to be

exempt.

Athletic programs and academic competitions courses such as Debate, Mock Trial, and Academic Decathlon may exempt

students in the fall and spring semesters from a summative assessment. At the discretion of the Dean of Educational

Operations, students may be exempt from final exams for medical reasons or extraordinary circumstances. In such

circumstances, the President/designee will notify the counselors, who will notify the teachers.

SECTION 3.26

ACADEMIC EXIT POLICY

JPIIHS holds an Exit Conference for students failing to meet the standards of the school community in academics and/or

behavior. Separation from the school may happen at any time during the school year and is at the discretion of the Dean of

Educational Operations. If the decision is made for academic and/or disciplinary probation and/or exiting the school, the

parents, student and Dean will meet, review the situation and the consequences and the school will provide written

documentation of the consequences. The school requires that the parents and student sign and return the documentation

to the school in order that the documentation be kept in the student’s file. At the end of each semester, faculty members

and/or counselors review students with regard to their academic performance and effort and make recommendations to the

Dean of Educational Operations regarding the enrollment status of each student. Failure of three or more of the eight

courses may result in probation and/or exit from the school. Students placed on Academic Probation will continue at the

school and all efforts will be made by the parents, teachers and counselors to assist the student to fulfill his/her potential.

Constructive measures to remedy deficiencies will be recommended. If the school is not the best academic match for the

student, the student’s re-enrollment will be denied. If re-enrollment has been issued before a student has demonstrated that

he/she is not able to meet the expectations of JPIIHS, the school reserves the right to withdraw the offer and deny reenrollment.

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CHAPTER 4 - SPIRITUAL LIFE

SECTION 4.01

INTRODUCTION

At JPIIHS, our primary goal is assisting students to hear the call of Jesus Christ and help develop the necessary skills to

respond. Through the combined efforts of our Theology Department, Campus Ministry and Christian Service program,

students begin to understand the importance of integrating faith into all aspects of their daily life.

SECTION 4.02

CAMPUS MINISTRY

The Campus Ministry office aims to provide a variety of opportunities and special programs geared specifically toward

spiritual growth and development, as well as to serve as a ministerial presence within our community. The school strives

to support the spiritual formation of all members of the JPIIHS community in a manner that is both inviting and respectful of

each person’s faith tradition and personal experience. Campus Ministry programs are open to persons of all faiths and

denominations. The Campus Minister is also responsible for coordinating opportunities for communal celebration of the

Eucharist, the sacrament of Reconciliation and annual class retreats.

a) SACRAMENTAL LIFE: In order to build up the memory of Christ, the Eucharist and other liturgies are celebrated

throughout the year. A liturgy committee is primarily charged with the planning of each liturgy. Students are

encouraged to contact the Campus Minister if they are interested in assisting at the liturgical services. The

sacrament of Reconciliation is offered throughout the year during scheduled Reconciliation services. The sacrament

of Confirmation is administered through the student’s parish.

b) RETREATS: The purpose of the retreat program is to provide an extended period of time on students’ spirituality. All

students are required to attend their class retreat. Retreats are structured to meet the particular developmental and

spiritual needs of the grade level.

a) The freshmen and sophomore retreats are held in the fall and focus on the developing and understanding of

self-identity in the JPIIHS community. Activities help them examine their relationships with themselves,

others and God. Students examine the various sources of strength from which they can draw as they deal

with changes and growth in their lives.

b) The junior retreat assists the students with deepening their personal relationship with God and their call to

serve the Kingdom of God.

c) The senior retreat directs students toward the development of an adult faith life.

2012 – 2013 RETREAT SCHEDULE

FRESHMEN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

NOTE: Annual Retreats are part of the JPIIHS Theology Program and as such are a requirement and are not

optional. If another Class Retreat is not available, the student will be required to attend a Saturday School to make up

the retreat.

SECTION 4.03

STUDENTS FROM OTHER FAITH TRADITIONS

JPIIHS is a Roman Catholic High School in the Diocese of Dallas. The school welcomes students from all faith traditions

to our school community. We strive to maintain an environment where students are not pressured to amend their beliefs,

and feel free to share their opinions and experiences. Students, regardless of their religious affiliation, are expected to

attend and participate as appropriate in all required liturgical and paraliturgical services and maintain a respectful

decorum.

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SECTION 4.04

CHRISTIAN SERVICE

At JPIIHS, students are introduced to Christ’s imperative to serve the needy and the marginalized. We teach this mission

and the theology that supports it in the classroom, and through action. Accordingly, we require students in each grade level

to participate in our Christian Service program. Supervised by the Christian Service Coordinator, the program complements

their academic experience by assisting students to develop an orientation towards Christian service. Each year students

volunteer at such service sites as nursing homes, hospitals, soup kitchens, half-way houses, and schools in an effort to

reflectively live out what all are commanded to do as Christians.

a) CHRISTIAN SERVICE: At JPIIHS, students will complete Christian Service hours each year. Freshmen will

complete 10 hours; sophomores will complete 20 hours; juniors will complete 30 hours; and seniors will complete

40 hours. The Christian Service staff will arrange and coordinate numerous opportunities for students to

complete hours. But it will be the students’ responsibility to select opportunities, complete the hours, and turn in

the required paperwork verifying completion. Service opportunities must be approved by the Coordinator of

Christian Service prior to a student earning the hours. The staff will verify completion and record the students’

hours in our Electronic Grade book, where parents and students can monitor progress.

b) GRADES FOR CHRISTIAN SERVICE: In order to keep students on track, Christian Service will be scheduled as

an “O” Hour class. Each nine week grading period and each semester, students will be required to complete a

percentage of their overall hours. Christian Service classes will not have a formal class time. The grade will not

count towards Grade Point Averages nor earn a credit, but the class will earn a grade and will be

considered a part of no pass, no play guidelines for extracurriculars. Failure to complete required hours

each nine weeks means that a student is ineligible to compete in extracurricular activities even if he or

she has passed all classes or is otherwise eligible under TAPPS rules. Additionally, failure to complete

hours each year will be grounds for asking a student to exit JPIIHS.

i. Freshmen must complete five hours a semester. The first and the third nine weeks grading periods, students

will complete 2 hours; the second and forth grading periods, students will complete 3 hours each.

ii. Sophomores must complete ten hours a semester. Each nine weeks a student must complete five hours of

service.

iii. Juniors must complete fifteen hours of service each semester. The first and third nine-weeks students must

complete eight hours; the second and forth nine-weeks students must complete seven hours.

iv. Seniors must complete twenty hours of service the first semester and twenty the second semester. Each nine

week grading period seniors must complete ten hours of Christian Service.

c) REQUIREMENTS Students must meet the required number of Christian Service hours (totaling 100 hours in four

years) each quarter to be eligible for extracurricular activities. If a senior does not complete 40 hours he/she will

not be able to participate in the graduation ceremony. Underclassmen who do not complete their hours will be

placed on Academic Probation for the following school year.

FRESHMEN SOPHOMORES JUNIORS SENIORS

QUARTER 1: 2 hours QUARTER 1: 5 hours QUARTER 1: 7 hours QUARTER 1: 10 hours

QUARTER 2: 3 hours QUARTER 2: 5 hours QUARTER 2: 8 hours QUARTER 2: 10 hours

QUARTER 3: 2 hours QUARTER 3: 5 hours QUARTER 3: 7 hours QUARTER 3: 10 hours

QUARTER 4: 3 hours QUARTER 4: 5 hours QUARTER 4: 8 hours QUARTER 4: 10 hours

10 hours 20 hours 30 hours 40 hours

SECTION 4.05

ROSARY

The Rosary is prayed Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:15am in the chapel. All students are welcome and encouraged to

attend.

SECTION 4.06

DAILY MASS

Daily Mass is held Thursdays at 8:00am in the chapel. All students are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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SECTION 4.07

ALL SCHOOL MASS

All School Mass is celebrated at least once a month and begins at 10:00am in the large competition gym. All students are

required to attend and participate in the Mass. Blazers are always required for Mass.

2012-2013 ALL SCHOOL MASSES

FRIDAY 08/26/11 MONDAY 01/30/12

FRIDAY 09/30/11 WEDNESDAY 02/22/12

FRIDAY 10/07/11 THURSDAY 03/29/12

TUESDAY 11/01/11 FRIDAY 04/20/12

THURSDAY 12/08/11 FRIDAY 05/04/12

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CHAPTER 5 - STUDENT SERVICES

SECTION 5.01

ACTIVITIES CALENDAR

A calendar of scheduled school events, activities, meetings, competitions and Dining Hall menu is available online at the

school website (www.johnpauliihs.org).

SECTION 5.02

ANNOUNCEMENTS

All notices of club meetings, athletic and social events, general information for the day and specific instructions are

announced during each school day. If you are responsible for submitting an announcement, you must have the

announcement approved by the coach or sponsor and submitted to the administration for approval before 10:00 AM the

day it needs to be announced. Announcements are also posted on Cardinal Vision, the outdoor marquee and the Student

and Parent Blogs.

SECTION 5.03

ATHENAEUM

a) Athenaeum hours are from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on all school days.

b) Food, drink, music players and ear phones (unless required for instructional purposes as dictated by the teacher) are not

permitted in the Athenaeum. This guideline applies to the classroom setting as well.

c) Students are welcome in the Athenaeum and strongly encouraged to use it often. For safety and security no one without

an official pass will be admitted to the Athenaeum during school hours.

d) A respectful, quiet atmosphere, conducive to study and concentration should be maintained at all times.

e) Proficiency in library skills is promoted; however, students should ask a Media Specialist for assistance if needed.

f) In order to develop responsibility, students should be aware of material due dates and return materials on time.

Students must present their JPIIHS student ID to check out any material. The cost of replacement materials will

be charged if items are lost.

SECTION 5.04

SCHOOL STORE

School supplies, uniforms and spirit wear are available in the bookstore. The bookstore is open on school days from 8:00-

11:00am and 2:00-4:30pm and may be reached at 469.229.5166.

SECTION 5.05

DRIVING AND PARKING

a) Students driving to school must display a JPIIHS parking sticker on the lower right-hand corner of the front

windshield of their vehicle. There is no charge for parking at JPIIHS.

b) Driving to, and parking on, our campus is a privilege. Students are expected to:

Obey all local/state rules and regulations regarding operation of a motor vehicle/parking.

Observe the posted speed limit on campus, which is 5 mph.

Demonstrate consideration and courtesy for our neighborhood at all times.

Refrain from playing loud music and littering.

Do not text or use your cell phone while driving your vehicle on campus.

c) Students must park only in their designated area and not in faculty or visitor parking areas.

d) Loitering in and around cars is forbidden at all times. Any student in the parking lot during school hours without

having expressed permission will be considered truant, and will result in disciplinary consequences.

e) Failure to observe any of the rules outlined in (1) through (5) may result in one or more of the following:

(1)Warning, (2) Fine - $10.00, (3) Fine - $20.00, (4) Loss of parking privileges, (5) Towing, or “booting” of their

vehicle and a $30.00 fine

f) In certain circumstances, students have the option of driving their personal vehicles to JPIIHS off-campus activities,

provided their parents have given the necessary approvals through a signed Transportation Waiver. In this case,

students are not permitted to transport other John Paul II High School students, unless siblings are involved in the

same activity. JPIIHS will also provide school transportation to these activities for those students who do not

drive personal vehicles. Students who do not drive personal vehicles will not be required to provide their own

transportation.

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SECTION 5.06

FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES

Tuition and fees do not cover the entire cost of educating a student. In order to offset these costs through means other

than tuition, various fundraising activities may arise throughout the year. All members of the JPIIHS school community

are encouraged to participate, contribute time and whatever resources are available to these events. All student

fundraising events must be approved by the Coordinator of Student Activities prior to any event publicity. Participating in

JPIIHS fundraising activities does not count for Christian Service hours.

SECTION 5.07

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

JPIIHS strongly believes that appropriate use of technology is an integral part of education. JPIIHS is a wireless campus,

providing our students with a vast collection of resources and learning opportunities throughout the school. The use of the

Internet is a privilege, and with this privilege comes responsibility. JPIIHS holds students responsible for any unacceptable

use of the network. Specific guidelines and responsibilities for use of the network and computer equipment are outlined in

the Acceptable Use Policy Agreement. Students and parents must sign and return this agreement before the student is

allowed to access to the network. Violations of this policy have serious ramifications. Students are advised to read the

agreement carefully and abide by its use guidelines. In order to aid in the facilitation of a technology enriched campus,

Help Desk services will be provided according to the Help Desk Standard Operating Procedures available on the JPIIHS

website.

SECTION 5.08

LOCKERS

Lockers/locks are the property of JPIIHS and are on loan to the students as “co-tenants” during the academic year.

Lockers/locks must be locked at all times. Books and personal belongings should not be left unattended around campus.

Each student is assigned a locker and is required to use a school-issued lock. Students may visit their lockers before and

after school and during the time between class periods only. Lockers are subject to search by the Dean and other

appropriate school personnel. Loss of the school-issued lock will result in a $15.00 replacement fee. Students assigned a

locker has exclusive use but not proprietary rights versus the school.

SECTION 5.09

LOST AND FOUND

We encourage students to refrain from bringing or wearing valuable items. Although the school is not responsible for the

loss of personal property or books, any property left unattended and found by students should be turned in to the

Reception Desk. After a reasonable amount of time, items left in the Lost and Found will be donated to charity at the

conclusion of each semester.

SECTION 5.10

MESSAGES

Only messages regarding a family emergency will be delivered to students during the school day. Other messages will be

given to students at the conclusion of the school day. The school will not accept delivery to students of flowers, personal

gifts, etc.

SECTION 5.11

DELIVERIES

Items dropped off for students during the school day will be stored at the Reception Desk and may be picked up by

students between classes. An email will be sent by the receptionist to the student to let them know the item has been

dropped off and is ready for pick up.

SECTION 5.12

POSTERS / FLYERS/ SIGNS

Posters, flyers or signs advertising school sponsored events or activities and special notices are posted on designated

bulletin boards throughout the facility. These items must be approved and stamped by the Dean of Students/designee

before they can be posted. Any items posted without approval will be discarded. Posters, flyers and signs for non-JPIIHS

events will not be posted or displayed on the campus.

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SECTION 5.13

TECHNOLOGY HELP DESK

The Help Desk is open daily from 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM, 3:45 PM to 4:15 PM, during advisory periods and by appointment.

Students must check with their advisory teacher before visiting the help desk during advisory periods.

SECTION 5.14

USE OF FACILITIES/GROUNDS

Student use of school grounds and facilities is limited to those times during which there is adequate supervision available

by members of the school staff. In general the campus opens at 7:30 AM and closes at 5:00 PM. The school cannot be

responsible for students who are dropped off early or picked up later. Parents are advised not to place their

student in an at-risk situation outside these times.

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CHAPTER 6 - ATTENDANCE

SECTION 6.01

SCHOOL DAY

The school day begins at 8:45 AM and concludes at 3:45 PM (except on scheduled early release days). Students

participating in extra classes during the O and X hours should consult the schedule for times. Students are expected to be

in their classrooms when the bell rings. Students are also expected to be in attendance during all scheduled class days.

Students entering or exiting the building at any time between 8:45 AM and 3:45 PM must sign in/sign out in the

Attendance Office. The school does not concede the right to the parent to modify the school calendar for their

convenience.

SECTION 6.02

STUDENT ABSENCE NOTIFICATION

To report an absence or a late arrival, a parent/guardian should call or email the Academic Administration Attendance

Office prior to 8:45 AM, or as early as possible in the morning. The number is 469-229-5114. The email address is

debbiedubowski@johnpauliihs.org. A telephone call or email is required by the parent/guardian every day of the absence.

If the absence has not been reported, the parent/guardian will be contacted via a phone call or email.

SECTION 6.03

EXCUSED ABSENCES

When a student misses school because of illness, death in the family, medical appointment, court mandated appearance

and/or extenuating circumstances as approved by the Dean of Administrative Services/Dean of Students/Plant

Operations, the absence may be excused upon receipt of a parent/guardian note. Upon returning to school, and before

going into any hallways, classrooms or commons areas, a student is required to physically hand the note to the JPIIHS

staff member in the Attendance Office. If the absence has exceeded three days, a physician’s note is required as well. A

student arriving without a note is given 24 hours in which to submit one. After those 24 hours have passed, the absence

can no longer be excused and is considered unexcused. This note must include:

student’s name

date(s) of the absence(s)

reason for the absence

parent/guardian name

phone number where parent/guardian can be reached

parent/guardian signature

SECTION 6.04

ILLNESS EXCEEDING THREE DAYS

If the illness exceeds three days, a physician’s note is required.

SECTION 6.05

UNEXCUSED ABSENCES

A student is considered unexcused when he/she:

Arrives more than 20 minutes late for any class without a note

Has three tardies in the same class

Leaves the building or classroom without permission

Is Truant, which is the intentional, unauthorized absence from any class(es)

An unexcused absence will result in disciplinary action, as defined in Section 12.03, DEFINITIONS OF SANCTIONS

FOR BEHAVIORAL CODE VIOLATIONS. Additionally, an unexcused absence carries a 20% penalty from grades on

formative and summative work.

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SECTION 6.06

STUDENT APPOINTMENTS DURING THE SCHOOL DAY

Every effort should be made to schedule appointments before or after school. When this is not possible, the student must

submit a parent/guardian note to the Attendance Office before 8:45 AM the morning of the appointment. At that time the

student will be issued a yellow pass authorizing the teacher to release the student from class. The pass is returned to the

Attendance Office when the student signs out and leaves the building. The parent/guardian note must contain:

request to dismiss student

reason for the early dismissal

desired time of dismissal

whether or not student will be driving self

phone number where parent/guardian can be reached, if necessary.

date of the appointment

parent/guardian signature

If a note was not sent with the student in the morning, the parent must come to the Attendance Office, show a valid

driver’s license, and write a note containing the above-mentioned information. Upon returning to school, and before going

into any hallways, classrooms or commons areas, the student must bring an appointment verification note, or physician’s

note, to the Attendance Office. Once this has been done, the absence will be excused. The student is required to bring

back the doctor’s note after the appointment or the next day.

SECTION 6.07

OTHER ABSENCES

Family trips or sporting events that cause the student to miss class must be approved, at least two weeks in advance, by

either the Dean of Administrative Services or the Dean of Students/Plant Operations. The procedure is to send a letter or

email to the Attendance Office, with copies to the Dean and the student’s teachers, stating the reason for the absence and

the days that the student will not be in school. The Dean will review the request and respond quickly with a decision. If

approved, the absences count against the 90% rule and the student is required to ask teachers for work assignments in

advance and complete them if necessary. Make-Up Hours may be required.

SECTION 6.08

90% RULE

In accordance with the JPIIHS Academic Handbook, a student needs to be in attendance a minimum of 90% of the days

the class is offered to receive credit. On the block schedule, this means that each semester a student can only miss four

days of a class before falling below the 90% Attendance Rule. This includes excused and unexcused absences. Field

trips, college visits, co-curricular and extracurricular activities do not impact the 90% Attendance Rule. Students who fall

below the 90% Attendance Rule in any particular class, will be required to make up 90 minutes per class. The Attendance

Committee will review the student’s attendance record and issue a form indicating the amount of time to be completed.

The student may make up the time in detention, Saturday School or tutorials, with the respective teacher, before or after

school. This time must be actual time spent before or after school and cannot be served at home or elsewhere. After the

time has been completed, the student should turn the form in to the Academic Administration Attendance Office. Upon

review, a decision will be made as to whether or not credit will be restored in the class. If a student has been assigned a

Saturday School for disciplinary reasons, that time may not be applied to their Make-Up Hours.

SECTION 6.09

VERIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT AND ATTENDANCE (VOE) FORMS

This form is issued by the Attendance Office to students in compliance with the 90% Attendance Rule. A VOE is required

by the Texas Department of Safety (DPS) for students applying for an instruction permit and/or a license to operate a

motor vehicle.

SECTION 6.10

MAKE-UP HOURS

Students who fall below the 90% Attendance Rule in any particular class, will be required to make up 90 minutes per

class. The Attendance Committee will review the student’s attendance record and issue a form indicating the amount of

time to be completed. The student may make up the time in detention, Saturday School or tutorials, with the respective

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teacher, before or after school. This time must be actual time spent before or after school and cannot be served at home

or elsewhere. After the time has been completed, the student should turn the form in to the Academic Administration

Attendance Office. Upon review, a decision will be made as to whether or not credit will be restored in the class. If a

student has been assigned a Saturday School for disciplinary reasons, that time may not be applied to their Make-Up

Hours.

SECTION 6.11

COLLEGE VISITS

The maximum number of College Visits is two per year (two in 11th grade and two in 12th grade). Each visit must be

documented using a College Visit Form which is available in the Counselor’s Office as well as the Attendance Office. This

form, which must be filled out completely, requires the student’s name, a parent signature, a counselor’s signature and the

official stamp and/or seal of the college. The Attendance Office must be informed, in advance of the student’s intention to

use a College Visit. College Visits do not count against the 90% Attendance Rule.

SECTION 6.12

TARDIES

A student arriving to class late without a note is given 24 hours in which to submit one. After those 24 hours

have passed, the tardy can no longer be excused and is considered unexcused. Students who have three

unexcused tardies per semester will be issued an After School Detention. Continued tardiness will result in escalated

disciplinary action.

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CHAPTER 7 - DRESS CODE

SECTION 7.01

GENERAL GUIDELINES

In the spirit of promoting excellence in all aspects of life, we wish to maintain and enhance a norm of personal appearance

which reflects appropriate care, neatness and a sense of self-worth. It is our goal to set a standard of dress and grooming

that inspires and encourages class unity, school identity and pride. With the support of the entire JPIIHS community,

these guidelines will help engender a positive climate for mature behavior and strong academic performance. Any

student unable to abide by the dress code due to injury or illness must have a note from a physician and present it to a

Dean. All students are required to be in full uniform in the hallways between the hours 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM. The

final decision in determining appropriate dress and appearance shall rest with the President/designee. Failure to adhere

to established uniform requirements will result in disciplinary action. Each violation of the Dress Code is a separate

infraction and will be listed on the conduct tab of the student’s JP2-Net account beginning the first week of school. Unless

otherwise stated in the dress code, the first offense will result in a warning; the second offense in an After School

Detention; and the third and all subsequent offenses in monetary fines as outlined below. After School Detentions will be

held each Wednesday in a presentation hall from 3:55 PM to 4:55 PM and may be rescheduled only through an absence

from school or a standing medical appointment (academic tutoring, extracurricular practices and competitions will not

excuse a missed detention). If extenuating circumstances prevent students from attending an After School Detention, a

Before School Detention on a Wednesday from 7:35-8:35 AM in a presentation hall may be assigned at the discretion of

the Dean of Administrative Services or Dean of Students/Plant Operations/designee. The specific disciplinary action for

each is outlined below. Students will be notified of their uniform violations in three ways. First, the faculty/staff member

will verbally notify the student that they are receiving the violation then they will be sent an email from the faculty/staff

member who reports the violation. Third, students and parents will be notified of violations and disciplinary consequences

in an email sent from the Administrative Assistant to the Deans/Athletic Director.

MINOR UNIFORM VIOLATIONS

Minor uniform violations are cumulative and do not necessarily have to be the same violation. Minor uniform violations are

defined as violations of the dress code that can and will be adjusted immediately. They pertain to the JPIIHS standard of

dress and grooming. The consequences for receiving Minor Uniform Violations are as follows:

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE

VIOLATION 1 WARNING

VIOLATION 2 WARNING

VIOLATION 3 AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION + $5.00 FINE

VIOLATION 4 AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION + $15.00 FINE

VIOLATION 5 AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION + $25.00 FINE

VIOLATION 6 AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION + $35.00 FINE

VIOLATION 7 SATURDAY SCHOOL $45.00 FINE

VIOLATION 8+ SUSPENSION - 1 DAY $45.00 FINE

MAJOR UNIFORM VIOLATIONS

Major uniform violations are handled separately by offense. Major uniform violations are defined as violations of the dress

code that cannot be adjusted immediately and relate to the core elements of the uniform. Major uniform violations will not

receive a warning. The consequences for receiving Major Uniform Violations are as follows:

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE

VIOLATION 1 AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION + $10.00 FINE

VIOLATION 2 AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION + $20.00 FINE

VIOLATION 3 AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION + $30.00 FINE

VIOLATION 4 SATURDAY SCHOOL $50.00 FINE

VIOLATION 5+ SUSPENSION - 1 DAY $50.00 FINE

Fine payments are due to the Administrative Assistant to the Deans by 4:00PM on the day before the detention. Fines may be paid

with either cash or check. If fines are not paid in full before the detention, students will not be permitted to attend detention. If a

student misses a detention, they will be assigned a second detention. All uniform violations may be subject to additional and/or

escalated disciplinary action as determined by the Dean of Administrative Services/Dean of Students/Plant Operations/designee.

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Ladies are expected to

wear the uniform shirt with all buttons fastened (beginning with the second collar button and. sleeves) and shirttails

tucked unless the scooped tail shirt is worn which may be worn un-tucked.

wear the plaid uniform skirt hemmed to no more than 2 inches above the knee (when kneeling).

wear the white or navy uniform knee high dress socks or navy uniform tights.

wear the uniform dress shoes worn properly, laced with navy laces and tied (no clogging permitted).

wear the JPIIHS ID worn about the neck (visible above the waist) on a JPIIHS lanyard.

wear the uniform blazer from November 1 through March 1, all Mass and awards days and other times as required.

wear the navy blue uniform pull over sweaters or vests may be worn at any time over the uniform shirt.

have neat, non distracting hairstyles free of unusual hair colors.

wear jewelry that is simple and tasteful in design and include no more than two earrings per ear.

not have any visible piercings other than two earrings per ear or tattoos.

If the student chooses to wear modesty shorts under her skirt the shorts must be navy colored.

Gentlemen are expected to

wear the uniform shirt with all buttons fastened (including collar and sleeves) and shirttails tucked

wear the grey uniform slacks fitted on the waist (no sagging permitted)

wear a black dress belt (no braided belts permitted)

wear the uniform tie tied properly and pulled snuggly to the neck

wear black crew or knee high dress socks (no athletic or ankle socks permitted)

wear the black uniform dress shoes worn properly, laced and tied (no clogging permitted)

and the JPIIHS ID worn about the neck (visible above the waist) on a JPIIHS lanyard.

wear the uniform blazer from November 1 through March 1, all Mass and awards days and other times as required.

wear navy blue uniform pull over sweaters or vests may be worn at any time over the uniform shirt.

be clean shaven at all times with sideburns that are trimmed above the earlobes

have neat, non distracting hairstyles without hair coloring (bleach, highlights, lowlights or dye) that are off the collar

and above the eyebrows and earlobes.

wear no more than two rings - one ring and their class ring. Necklaces will not be visible and bracelets will be simple

and tasteful in design.

not have any visible piercings or tattoos.

All uniform components will be free of all tears and markings. Undershirts may be worn and will be tucked in, white, and

free of any visible markings and not visible outside of the uniform shirt. JPIIHS letter jackets may only be worn on Fridays

and non-uniform garments (team jackets, sweatshirts, sweaters, school fleeces, headwear, etc.) may not be worn at any

time. Any non-compliance with dress down days will result in an automatic detention. A second offense will result in the

loss of dress down privileges for the remainder of the semester. See SECTION 7.02 for guidelines on dress down days.

Failure to comply with the JPIIHS Dress Code will result in escalated consequences as outlined below.

MINOR UNIFORM VIOLATIONS

DISTRACTING HEADWEAR

DISTRACTING JEWLERY

FACIAL HAIR (GENTLEMEN)

FAILURE TO WEAR JPIIHS ID PROPERLY

FAILURE TO WEAR NAVY BLUE SHOE LACES (LADIES)

HAIR TOO LONG (GENTLEMEN)

MORE THAN TWO EAR PIERCINGS (LADIES)

NON-UNIFORM APPAREL

NON-UNIFORM/MISSING SOCKS/TIGHTS

SAGGING PANTS (GENTLEMEN)

STEPPING ON THE HEEL OF SHOE (CLOGGING)

UNBUTTONED COLLAR

UNBUTTONED SLEEVES

UNTUCKED SHIRTTAIL

UNUSUAL HAIRCOLORING

VISIBLE TATTOOS

VISIBLE UNDERSHIRT

WEARING A NON-BLACK BELT (GENTLEMEN)

MAJOR UNIFORM VIOLATIONS

FAILURE TO WEAR BELT (GENTLEMEN)

NON UNIFORM APPAREL

NON UNIFORM BLAZER

NON UNIFORM BLOUSE/SHIRT

NON UNIFORM PANTS (GENTLEMEN)

NON UNIFORM SHOES

NON UNIFORM SKIRT (LADIES)

NON UNIFORM TIE (GENTLEMEN)

SKIRT TOO SHORT (LADIES)

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WEARING RIPPED, TORN OR MARKED CLOTHING

SECTION 7.02

DRESS CODE AT SCHOOL SPONSORED EVENTS OR ACTIVITIES

All students are expected to dress in a neat, clean manner and conform to standards of good taste and decency in their

dress while attending school sponsored events and activities. The final decision in determining appropriate dress and

appearance shall rest with the Deans. Failure to adhere to established dress and appearance codes may result in

disciplinary action. Clothing and other items prohibited at school sponsored events and activities include:

Clothing that advertises or depicts alcohol, drugs, nudity, sexual innuendo, satanic themes, racism, offensive

language or obscene language

Clothing which is identified with a gang or other subversive group

Tank tops, torn or ragged clothing, tops leaving midriffs bare, lace-up clothing which does not cover completely,

pajama pants

Sagging pants (pants must fit the waist or be belted to be held at the waist)

Mini skirts

Spaghetti straps

Blouses worn in an age-inappropriate manner

See-through or mesh fabric

SECTION 7.03

DRESS CODE FOR SCHOOL DANCES

The following dress code and expectations will be enforced at all JPIIHS dances. If the attire is questionable, students are

encouraged to show their evening wear to the administrators beforehand to determine if it is appropriate for the dance. A

date or guest of a JPIIHS student attending a JPIIHS school dance must be at least a high school-aged student. If a

JPIIHS student’s date is not a JPIIHS student (from another school), it is the responsibility of the JPIIHS student to inform

his or her date that the required dress code and behavior codes will apply to the date as well. If the attire is questionable,

students are encouraged to show their evening wear to administrators beforehand to determine if it is dance appropriate.

The determination of the appropriateness of student dress and grooming shall rest with the Dean. Students and their

dates who are non-compliant with the dress code will not be admitted to the dance or will be escorted out of the dance. No

refunds will be given for dance dress code infractions in which these students are asked to leave. Students will not be

permitted into the dance or will be escorted out of the dance. No money will be refunded.

Ladies will wear semi formal attire or formal gowns or pantsuits. Strapless and spaghetti straps will be permitted.

Dresses are to be no more than 2 inches above the knee (front and back). This also applies to slits in dresses. Dress

must also be at the appropriate length even if leggings are worn underneath the dress.

Dress may not be extremely low cut in the front or back. The front of the dress must not fall below the bra line; the

back of the dress must not fall below the waist.

Dresses may not be extremely tight/form fitting. Be aware of the material that gathers and rises when you walk.

Two piece formal gowns or pants and top, where the midriff is showing are not permitted.

Dresses with revealing cut outs are not permitted.

See through clothing (this includes sheer/mesh overlays that do not have material underneath) are not permitted

Shorts are not permitted.

Torn clothing is not permitted.

Gentlemen are encouraged to wear a suit or sports coat, but at a minimum, they are expected to wear semi-formal wear,

such as slacks, nice shoes, and a nice shirt. Torn clothing will not be permitted. Ties are encouraged, but not required. All

JPIIHS male students must be clean-shaven.

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SECTION 7.04

DRESS CODE FOR SUMMER PROGRAM

All students are expected to dress in a neat, clean manner and conform to standards of good taste and decency in their

dress while attending school sponsored classes and activities in the summer. The final decision in determining

appropriate dress and appearance shall rest with the Summer School Coordinator. Failure to adhere to established dress

and appearance codes may result in disciplinary action. All students attending Courses for Credit and Acceleration

courses will wear:

Collared shirts

Long pants (girls may wear capri pants that extend at least three inches below the knee)

Closed toe shoes

Clothing and other items prohibited at school sponsored summer classes and activities include:

Clothing that advertises or depicts alcohol, drugs, nudity, sexual innuendo, satanic themes, racism, offensive

language or obscene language

Clothing which is identified with a gang or other subversive group

Pajama pants

Torn or ragged clothing

Sagging pants (pants must fit the waist or be belted to be held at the waist)

See‐through or mesh fabric

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CHAPTER 8 - ATHLETICS

SECTION 8.01

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHILOSOPHY

The variety of sports and levels of competition offered at JPIIHS provide students the opportunity to compete in one or

more interscholastic sports. Athletic competition is governed by the regulations and academic eligibility requirements

established by JPIIHS. The purpose of TAPPS is and shall be to organize, to stimulate, to encourage and to promote the

academic, athletic and fine arts programs in an effort to foster a spirit of fair play, good fellowship, true sportsmanship and

wholesome competition for boys and girls. In order to achieve this goal, all athletes must abide by the TAPPS motto

which is, Competition with Dignity and Honor. The association requires the school to submit proof of each student’s

eligibility. Thus, any student participating on an athletic team must supply the school with an official copy of his/her birth

certificate for photocopy. As stated in the JPIIHS Athletic Handbook, participation in JPIIHS athletics is a privilege, not a

right.

a) All athletes are required to have a physical exam every year prior to participating in the athletics at JPIIHS. The

TAPPS or other governing associations’ forms are the only ones that will be recognized. This must be turned in

prior to the first day of practice along with the medical emergency form.

b) A student is not considered enrolled unless the registration or re-enrollment fee has been paid and all paperwork

has been signed and submitted for the upcoming school year. A student’s schedule cannot be completed and

tryouts for athletic teams (including cheerleading and drill team) or elections for student government offices may

not take place unless the student’s record is clear of all fines and/or tuition debts, and the enrollment process

(stated above) is complete.

SECTION 8.02

PARTICIPATION EXPECTATIONS

Student athletes and their parents will:

a) Recognize the inherent responsibility of representing JPIIHS in athletic competition and in the community at large. Good

sportsmanship is expected from our athletes, coaches and spectators.

b) Comply with all applicable regulations described in this handbook.

c) Understand that JPIIHS is bound by the eligibility requirements set forth by TAPPS and the Diocese of Dallas.

d) Recognize that student athletes must attend all athletic practices and games unless excused in advance by one of

the coaches/directors.

e) Understand disciplinary sanctions take priority over athletic practices and events.

f) Recognize that the awarding of athletic letters is the sole prerogative of the coaches and Athletic Director. Eligibility

begins with the student athletes meeting the participation standards established by the coaches (see the Athletic

Handbook).

g) Understand it is the sole responsibility of the student-athlete to make advanced arrangements with their teachers for

make-up work as a result of missed class time for athletic participation. Failure to do so may result in grade

reduction.

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SECTION 8.03a

EXTRACURRICULAR ELIGIBILITY

The coach, director or club sponsor will be responsible for verifying student eligibility for extracurricular activities. To be

eligible for participation, students must meet the predetermined criteria for each grading period, including academic and

citizenship grades and Christian Service hours. A grading period is nine weeks. Eligibility will be determined by the grades

posted for that specific grading period. Students participating in athletics or extracurricular programs governed by the

Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) must meet the eligibility requirements for students in good

standing: (a) enrollment in at least eight academic periods each semester; and (b) failing (a grade below 70) no more than

one course during each nine week grading period.

A student may regain eligibility by passing all classes at the time of the three week progress report. Eligibility lost through

failure begins at 3:45 PM seven days from the end of the school day when the nine weeks ends. Eligibility regained

through the progress report cards begins at 3:45 PM the Friday after the grading period ends. The Dean of Administrative

Services / Athletic Director is the arbitrator of eligibility questions. A student who is absent on the day of an extracurricular

event in which he/she is scheduled to participate, will not be allowed to do so. Doctor’s appointments and school

authorized activities do not constitute an absence from school. However, a student is considered “absent” if he/she is not

in class by 10:00 AM of the day or if a student misses two classes due to a doctor’s appointment. Any exception to the

above stated policies concerning absences and the subsequent extracurricular participation must be arranged through the

Dean of Administrative Services / Athletic Director.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

a) ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS: Students with more than one failing grade are ineligible until the next progress

report or grading period. Late work cannot be accepted to regain eligibility unless the lateness was due to an

excused absence. A student with more than one incomplete grade is also ineligible until the incomplete is

addressed and a passing grade is earned. A student regains eligibility for failing grades by passing all current

classes the third week after the previous failing grades were made official. Teachers cannot change a failing

grade to a passing one unless there was a computational error. They may however change an incomplete grade.

b) CHRISTIAN SERVICE: In order to keep students on track, Christian Service will be scheduled as an “O” Hour class.

Each nine week grading period and each semester, students will be required to complete a percentage of their

overall hours. Christian Service classes will not have a formal class time. The grade will not count towards

Grade Point Averages nor earn a credit, but the class will earn a grade and will be considered a part of no

pass, no play guidelines for extracurriculars. Failure to complete required hours each nine weeks means that

a student is ineligible to compete in extracurricular activities even if he or she has passed all classes or is

otherwise eligible under TAPPS rules. Additionally, failure to complete hours each year will be grounds for asking

a student to exit JPIIHS.

i. Freshmen must complete five hours a semester. The first and the third nine weeks grading periods, students

will complete 2 hours; the second and forth grading periods, students will complete 3 hours each.

ii. Sophomores must complete ten hours a semester. Each nine weeks a student must complete five hours of

service.

iii. Juniors must complete fifteen hours of service each semester. The first and third nine-weeks students must

complete eight hours; the second and forth nine-weeks students must complete seven hours.

iv. Seniors must complete twenty hours of service the first semester and twenty the second semester. Each nine

week grading period seniors must complete ten hours of Christian Service.

c) CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS A citizenship grade of “U” functions the same as a failing grade for eligibility

purposes and excludes a student from making the honor role. A “U” makes a student ineligible for the rest of the

semester.

d) ELIGIBILITY It is incumbent upon the extracurricular coach/sponsor to check eligibility and to know which rules

govern their respective activity. There are no waivable courses. A student must be passing all courses at the time

of the next progress report to regain eligibility. A student may also not have more than one “I” (incomplete) grade

or “F” (failure – grade below 70) to be eligible. A combination of a failing grade and an incomplete grade will

result in student ineligibility.

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e) ORGANIZATIONAL REQUIREMENTS The academic, Christian Service and citizenship requirements for

extracurricular activities as delineated above are the prescribed minimum. Other conditions are established by the

TAPPS and some extracurricular activities are governed by other association rules (i.e. National Spanish Honor

Society, National French Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, USACDEC Association, National; Forensic League,

etc.). However, JPIIHS eligibility rules supersede all association guidelines as it relates to eligibility and

participation. Sponsors/coaches are responsible for knowing their rules and will be held accountable for any

violations or problems by their students. In some cases, it is appropriate for organizations to adopt higher

academic standards than those defined herein, (i.e. National Honor Society, etc.) Moreover, there may be

instances when administration, coaches, or sponsors must suspend students from participation due to failure to

practice or violation of other team/organizational rules. Such suspensions and the rules on which they are based

must have approval of the Deans/Athletic Director.

2012-2013 Extracurricular Eligibility Dates

Description

Date

1st Quarter ends 10/14/2011

Lose eligibility at 3:45pm 10/21/2011

Progress report # 3 11/4/2011

Regain eligibility at 3:45pm 11/11/2011

Progress Report # 4 11/22/2011

Regain eligibility at 3:45pm 12/2/2011

2nd Quarter ends 12/16/2011

Christmas Break all eligible -

Lose eligibility at 3:45pm 1/6/2012

Progress Report # 5 1/20/2012

Regain eligibility at 3:45pm 1/27/2012

Progress Report # 6 2/10/2012

Regain eligibility at 3:45pm 2/17/2012

3rd Quarter ends 3/9/2012

Spring Break all eligible -

Lose eligibility at 3:45pm 3/23/2012

Progress Report # 7 4/05/2012

Regain eligibility at 3:45pm 4/13/2012

Progress Report # 8 5/04/2012

Regain eligibility at 3:45pm 5/11/2012

4th Quarter ends 5/31/2012

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CHAPTER 9 - STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS

SECTION 9.01

INTRODUCTION

Clubs and extracurricular activities play an important role in the daily life of the school community. They extend learning

beyond the classroom and provide students with opportunities to develop leadership skills. Through these organizations

students are able to explore new ideas, form new friendships, focus on special interests and work on projects that develop

a sense of community responsibility. JPIIHS offers a variety of organizations and opportunities.

SECTION 9.02

ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION IN STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

In order to ensure a student’s participation in organizations and clubs does not interfere with academic achievement, we

have set the following guidelines:

a) Students whose disciplinary record is judged unsatisfactory by the Dean of Administrative Services or Dean of

Students/Plant Operations shall be excused from participation in any organization until such time as the student

demonstrates satisfactory improvement.

b) The Dean of Administrative Services or Dean of Students/Plant Operations may prohibit a student on Academic

Probation from participating in extracurricular activities if necessary to improve academic achievement.

SECTION 9.03

STUDENT FUNDRAISING / SPENDING INITIATIVES

All student fundraising initiatives must be approved by the club advisor, the Dean of Students/Plant Operations and the

Coordinator of Student Activities. Fundraising approval forms are available from the Executive Director of Advancement’s

office. All organizations must utilize the Business Office for all financial transactions including accounts, checks and fees.

SECTION 9.04

TRYOUTS / ELECTIONS

A student is not considered enrolled unless the registration or re-enrollment fee has been paid and all paperwork has

been signed and submitted for the upcoming school year. A student’s schedule cannot be completed and tryouts for

extracurricular activities or elections for student government offices may not take place unless the student’s record is clear

of all fines and/or tuition debts, and the enrollment process (stated above) is complete.

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SECTION 10.01

ILLNESS WHILE AT SCHOOL

CHAPTER 10 - MEDICAL CONCERNS / HEALTH SERVICES

If a student begins to feel ill while at school, he/she should inform the teacher and request a pass to the Health Center.

The school nurse will assess the situation and determine whether or not the student should return to class or go home.

Parental consent must be obtained before allowing a student to go home for illness. A student with a fever will be required

to go home.

SECTION 10.02

RETURNING TO SCHOOL AFTER AN ILLNESS

A student may return to school when they have been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing

medications.

SECTION 10.03

RETURNING TO SCHOOL WITH A FLU-LIKE ILLNESS

Flu-like illness is defined as an illness with cough and/or sore throat and a fever. The student must stay home for seven

days from the onset of symptoms and be fever free without the use of fever reducing medication. A doctor’s note stating

when the student may return to school must accompany the students return to school.

SECTION 10.04

STUDENT REQUIRING MEDICATION AT SCHOOL

No student may carry medications for self administration with the exception of inhalers, Epi-pen, or diabetic

medication/supplies. In order for a student to carry the previous listed medications, a doctor’s order must be on file with

the nurse and the medication must be kept in the student’s possession at all times. All medications, prescription or overthe-counter,

must be brought to the Health Center in their original containers which list the drug name, dose, frequency of

administration, physician’s name and student’s name, accompanied by written parental consent.

SECTION 10.05

IMMUNIZATIONS

Each student shall be fully immunized against diphtheria, rubella (measles), rubella, mumps, tetanus, Haemophilus

influenza type B, Poliomyelitis, Hepatitis B, and Chickenpox (Varicella) upon entering JPIIHS.

SECTION 10.06

EMERGENCY FORMS

Each student needs to have a School Health Registration Information form completely filled out and signed by a parent at

the beginning of each school year. This will be kept in the Health Center.

SECTION 10.07

PHYSICALS

All athletes are required to have a physical exam every year prior to participating in the athletics at JPIIHS. TAPPS or

other governing associations’ forms are the only ones that will be recognized. This must be turned in prior to the first day

of practice along with the School Health Registration Information form.

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CHAPTER 11 - SAFETY PROTOCOLS AND SECURITY

SECTION 11.01

INTRODUCTION

JPIIHS is committed to providing our students with a safe learning environment. Students must remain aware of safety

protocols specific to a particular class or activity: physical education, science labs, athletic events, field trips, Christian

Service programs etc. Students are expected to review and follow safety protocols and ask for clarification when needed

from the appropriate teacher/responsible person.

SECTION 11.02

EMERGENCY

In case of severe or inclement weather, the school will announce closings or delayed openings. Please check the JPIIHS

website (www.johnpauliihs.org), or local television/radio stations. JPIIHS participates in the FlashAlert system which messages

parents about weather closings, emergencies and breaking news. Parents are encouraged to subscribe to this free

service at (www.flashalert.net).

SECTION 11.03

EMERGENCY / EVACUATION / LOCKDOWN / FIRE / TORNADO DRILLS AND EMERGENCIES

The school will hold periodic emergency evacuation and lockdown drills. The importance of these drills cannot be overstressed.

All students, faculty and staff are expected to treat them seriously. Students will receive emergency evacuation

and lockdown drill orientation in the fall. Drills are held periodically throughout the school year. They are very serious exercises

that could mean life or death in an emergency. Complete cooperation is expected of all students. When the alarm

sounds, students are to leave the room in single file according to the directions posted in the classroom. Handicapped

students should be assisted at the end of the line. After leaving the building, move to a safe area some distance from the

building. Swift movement and silence are of absolute necessity. During Lockdown Drills, complete cooperation is required

by all students.

SECTION 11.04

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT

Tampering with fire extinguishers, alarms, sprinklers, heat/smoke sensors or any fire prevention equipment is considered

a serious offense and a violation of state law.

SECTION 11.05

INTERQUEST DETECTION CANINES

This contraband detection and drug dog service provider ensures safety and security in schools, creates a drug free

environment, detects gunpowder based items and weapons, minimizes the presence of illegal drugs and abused

medication, and offers drug testing resources.

SECTION 11.06

SECURITY

JPIIHS takes the safety and security of our school community seriously. All students and staff are required to wear their ID

in a clearly visible manner. Access to the school building required the use of the school ID. JPIIHS can be entered and

exited through the following doors:

a) Between 7:30 AM and 8:45 AM students should enter the school by using the main doors at the front of the school

or the side doors on the student parking lot side of the building. Students who arrive after 8:45am are required to

enter through the main doors at the front of the school. The junior house entry cannot be used and the front desk

receptionist will not buzz a student into the building due to enhanced safety procedures.

b) Visitors must register at the Reception Desk and will be asked to display appropriate identification.

c) There will be no access to the academic houses after school or during athletic and other designated events.

d) The school building closes at 5:00 PM. All unsupervised students must leave the building. Only students working

with a member of the faculty or staff may stay in the building beyond this time.

e) Students are not permitted to go to their cars during the school day.

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SECTION 11.07

VISITORS

On occasion guests may be permitted to attend school activities. Students must request permission for a guest from a

Dean at least 24 hours prior to the activity. Visitors during the school hours are limited to adults or minors accompanied by

an adult. Students may not invite school-age friends to visit for lunch.

a) VISITOR TAGS: All visitors must have their driver’s license scanned at the reception desk, obtain and clearly display

a visitor tag. If a student notices an unknown person not displaying a visitor tag, he/she should report it immediately

to the nearest staff or faculty member.

b) ALUMNI VISITORS: JPIIHS alumni are encouraged and welcome to visit the campus. Upon arrival the JPIIHS

alumni will have to scan their driver’s license at the reception desk and clearly display a visitor tag during the visit.

Any visit made to the JPIIHS campus by alumni must be approved by the deans’ office.

SECTION 11.08

PHOTOGRAPH / VIDEO POLICY

Periodically during the school year, the media and the graphic arts departments photograph our school, teachers and

students to visually explain the many programs and events that we offer. These photographs and/or videotapes may be

used in newspapers, on television, or in other publications. A signature on the “parent approval” form indicates permission

for your child to be photographed for such purposes.

SECTION 11.09

PHYSICAL / SEXUAL ABUSE REPORTING

Parents/guardians should understand that Texas law and the Diocese of Dallas policy requires teachers/administrators

who have reasonable suspicion that sexual/ physical abuse has occurred to report their suspicions to authorities. It is not

the responsibility of the teacher/ administrator to determine the severity of the abuse or accusation. Refer to

www.cathdal.org.

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SECTION 12.01

GENERAL BEHAVIORAL GUIDELINES

CHAPTER 12 - GENERAL BEHAVIORAL GUIDELINES

School regulations are to be observed during the school day, before and after school, as well as at all social and

extracurricular events sponsored by the school whether these are held on the school campus or elsewhere. The faculty

and administration exercise responsibility for students at these events and students are to heed their authority. School

rules apply whenever and wherever a student is under the school’s jurisdiction. Students whose behavior jeopardizes the

welfare of the community or tarnishes the reputation of the school should expect a punishment. If a student is charged

with a serious wrong (not always a crime), the student can be placed on a school approved home-study while the issue is

pending. Some misconduct may require dismissal at the President’s complete discretion. This following list of offenses

and sanctions is not inclusive. Final resolution and appropriate sanctions are at the discretion of the President/designee

and based upon the best interest of the school and the student.

BULLYING

Bullying is behavior that involves unwanted, negative behaviors, words or actions and may include, but is not limited to

verbal, physical, racial, sexual or cyber bullying, social isolation or exclusion, damage to property or rumors. Bullying is a

serious offense and may result in a Saturday School, suspension, disciplinary probation and/or dismissal from school.

CONTINUOUS MISBEHAVIOR

Continuous misbehavior is repeated defiance of authority or repeated misbehavior that endangers the health and safety of

school employees or students. Continuous misbehavior may result in a Saturday School, suspension, disciplinary

probation and/or dismissal from school.

DISRESPECT

Disrespect or insubordination in word, act or attitude toward any member of the JPIIHS community or its guests will be dealt

with according to the gravity of the situation and may result in an After School Detention, Saturday School, suspension,

disciplinary probation and/or dismissal from school.

DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR

Shouting, fighting, wrestling, roughhousing, horseplay or running is not permitted in the school at any time. Engaging in

any conduct that school officials might reasonably believe will substantially disrupt the school program or incite violence is

prohibited. Throwing objects that can cause bodily injury or property damage is not allowed. Inappropriate language of

any type (including but not limited to profanity, insulting, derogatory, degrading, hurtful, slanderous, irreverent or mean) is

prohibited. Disruptive behavior may result in After School Detention, Saturday School, suspension, disciplinary probation

and/or dismissal from school.

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL

Any student showing evidence of having consumed, or in the possession of, drugs, and/or alcoholic beverages at any time

while under the authority of the school is subject to dismissal. The possession, use, or distribution of any quantity of illegal

drugs or drug paraphernalia is not permissible on school premises, school vehicles, or at off-site, school sponsored

activities. Violators are subject to school discipline, including dismissal, and to the laws of the State of Texas. The use,

possession, sale or being under the influence of intoxicating beverages, drugs, or narcotics (or what is represented as

“fake”) on the premises or at school sponsored functions will result in immediate suspension pending a hearing to

consider possible dismissal. Any of the above may result in suspension, disciplinary probation or dismissal from school.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Students may not use laser pointers, cell phones, iPhones, beepers, Blackberrys, iPods, video games, headphones, radios,

cassette, mp3, disc players (with or without head phones) or other electronic devices in the building during school hours.

(*Exception: Electronic Readers used for educational purposes will be allowed). These items will be confiscated, turned into

the office and a fee (as outlined below) will be charged for the return of the item. All components of the cell phone/electronic

device (including SIM cards, headsets, discs, etc.) may not be removed from the electronic device/phone. At the conclusion

of the academic year, any cell phones or electronic devices that have not been claimed will be donated to charity. Cell

phones are to be turned off during school hours from 8:45 AM until 3:45 PM. Cell phones may not be used during lunch

or between classes. Cell phone usage includes, but is not limited to placing or receiving a call, checking messages,

sending or receiving text messages or using the cell phone as a clock. Electronic Devices may not be visible, ring,

vibrate, beep or make sounds of any kind during the school day. If they do, the electronic device will be confiscated by

the staff and turned in to the office. At 3:45PM the student will be allowed to pick up the device after paying the assigned

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fine. If a student borrows/loans a phone or electronic device to another student and that item is confiscated, both

individuals will be held responsible for and assessed the appropriate fine as outlined above. The phone / electronic

device will not be returned until both parties have paid the appropriate fine in full. Consequences are as follows:

1 st OFFENSE: $25.00 fine.

2 nd OFFENSE: $50.00 fine.

3 rd OFFENSE: $75.00 fine.

4 th OFFENSE: For the fourth and all subsequent offenses, the electronic device will be confiscated by the staff and

turned into the office. The parent may pick up the item(s) at the conclusion of school on the last day of instruction

after paying a $100.00 fine for each held item.

FELONY

A felony is a crime that can be punished by a year or more in prison.

FIGHTING

Fighting in the school building or on school grounds may result in immediate suspension, disciplinary probation and/or

dismissal from school.

FOOD AND DRINK

During the school day, lunches are to remain in the hall lockers until just before the lunch periods. Food and beverages

may only be consumed in the Dining Hall and student courtyard. Food and beverages are not allowed in the chapel,

prayer and reflection courtyard, gyms, locker rooms, hallways, house commons or classrooms. Water is allowed in the

classroom at the teacher’s discretion. Violation of this policy may result in an After School Detention or Saturday School.

GAMBLING

Gambling of any form is not permitted and may result in Saturday School, disciplinary probation or suspension.

HARASSMENT

JPIIHS prohibits discrimination of any kind. No member of the JPIIHS community is permitted to harass, bully, name-call,

sexually harass, slander, or put-down any other person. Threats of violence are not acceptable and will be dealt with

accordingly. JPIIHS is committed to ensuring that our school is physically and emotionally safe for all, a place where

students, faculty, and staff can be assured that they will be treated with dignity and respect. We recognize individuals’

differences, including ethnic and racial diversity, as a source of strength and pride and dedicate ourselves to mutual

contributions of all members of our school and the common bonds that join us as a safe and healthy school. Harassment

that occurs verbally, physically, emotionally or electronically (occurring in the following methods including, but not limited

to: Instant Messages, text messages, Facebook, MySpace, blogs, emails and phones) will not be tolerated and may result

in an After School Detention, Saturday School, suspension, disciplinary probation and/or dismissal from school.

HAZING

Hazing is an intentional or reckless act, on or off campus, by one person along or acting with others, that endangers the

mental or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of pledging, initiation into, affiliation with, holding office in,

or maintaining membership in an organization.

IDENTIFICATION CARDS

Students are required to visibly display the official school ID at all times, during school from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, except

during PE or athletics. Loss of an ID should be reported to the Dean/designee immediately. Replacement cards will be

provided for a $20.00 fee. Students are issued IDs which they must wear above the waist on a school authorized lanyard

around the neck or attached to a collar or lapel during the school day and must be shown to faculty/staff members upon

request. The ID also serves as a student’s library card and Dining Hall debit card. Student IDs are issued by the

Technology Department. Violation of this policy may result in an After School Detention or Saturday School.

LOITERING

Upon arriving at school before the first bell, students must enter the building in uniform and not loiter at the entrances to

the school or on the sidewalks adjacent to the school. Students who arrive at school early are to go to the Dining Hall.

Students are to remain on campus from the time they arrive at school until afternoon dismissal. If a student wishes to

request to leave the building during this time period, permission must be granted by the Attendance Office. There is to be

no loitering in corridors, restrooms or courtyards during the time allowed between the changing of classes, at the

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eginning and end of the lunch periods or before and after school. Unsupervised students are not permitted to remain in the

building after 5:00 PM or on the weekends. Violation of this policy may result in an After School Detention or Saturday

School.

MISDEMEANOR

A misdemeanor is a crime that can be punished by up to a year in the county jail.

PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION

Public Displays of Affection (PDAs) are the inappropriate physical demonstration of affection for another person while in

the view of others and may result in an After School Detention, Saturday School, disciplinary probation or suspension.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Abusing the student’s own prescription drug, giving a prescription drug to another student or possessing or being under

the influence of another person’s prescription drug on school property or at a school-related event is illegal. Having or

taking prescription or over-the-counter drugs at school other than as provided by the Health Services policy is prohibited.

Violation of this policy may result in a Saturday School, suspension, disciplinary probation and/or dismissal from school.

RECKLESS SPEECH

Students may not make any verbal or written statements, or use social media (Facebook, texting, email, etc.) during

school or while attending a school sponsored or related activity, which constitute, involve or concern a plan, scheme or

threat to violate any law, commit an act of violence to any person; disrupt or disturb any school related activity or damage

any school property. Violation of this policy may result in a Saturday School, disciplinary probation, suspension and/or

dismissal from school.

SMOKING / TOBACCO

JPIIHS is a smoke-free campus. Smoking is forbidden anywhere on school property, or during a school function. Students

are not to have any tobacco products (smoking or chewing), matches or lighters on their person or in their

lockers/vehicles. Violation of this policy may result in a Saturday School, disciplinary probation or suspension.

TARDIES

All unexcused tardies are subject to the same disciplinary action. Tardies are cumulative over the course of the semester.

At the beginning of the spring semester, the accumulation of tardies starts over. The consequences for unexcused tardies

are as follows:

VIOLATION 1 – Warning

VIOLATION 2 – After School Detention (ASD)

VIOLATION 3 - $10 fine

VIOLATION 4 - $15 fine

VIOLATION 5 - $20 fine

VIOLATION 6 - $30 fine

VIOLATION 7 - $40 fine

VIOLATION 8 - $50 fine

Fine payments are due to the Administrative Assistant to the Deans within three business days of receiving the violation.

Fines may be paid with either cash or check. If fines are not paid in full within three business days, the student will

receive a one day suspension. The fine must be paid after the student returns from the suspension. Failure to pay the

fine will result in another one day suspension. The process will repeat itself until the fine is paid. Notification of detentions

and fines will be emailed to students and parents in a timely fashion. If a student is absent from the assigned ASD, an

additional ASD will be assigned (reference 12,03a).

TERRORISTIC THREAT

Terroristic Threat is a threat of violence to any person or property with the intent to (1) cause a reaction of any type by an

official or volunteer agency organized to deal with emergencies; (2) place any person in fear of immanent serious bodily

injury; (3) prevent or interrupt the occupation or use of a building, room, place or assembly, or place to which the public

has access or place of employment or occupation; (4) cause impairment or interruption of communications,

transportation, water, gas or power supply or (5) place the school or a substantial group of the school in fear of serious

bodily injury. Violation of this policy may result in a Saturday School, suspension, disciplinary probation and/or dismissal

from school.

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THEFT

Stealing is a serious offense. Violation of this policy may result in an After School Detention, Saturday School,

suspension, disciplinary probation and/or dismissal from school.

TRUANCY

Truancy is the intentional unauthorized absence from school and is considered an unexcused absence. Truancy may

result in an After School Detention, Saturday School, Suspension, disciplinary probation or dismissal from school.

VANDALISM

Vandalism involving school property or property of a fellow student will be dealt with according to the gravity of the

situation. Serious incidents will result in dismissal. The student(s) involved ultimately bear all financial responsibility

resulting from the vandalism. Vandalism involves damaging property owned by others and/or damaging, destroying or

defacing school property including but not limited to locker, laptops, furniture and other equipment with graffiti or by other

means. Violation of this policy may result in an After School Detention, Saturday School, suspension, disciplinary

probation and/or dismissal from school.

WEAPONS

Weapons defined as any instrument used to damage life or property are prohibited at JPIIHS. A weapon may include but

is not limited to guns, knives, clubs, mace, ammunition, matches, lighters, firecrackers, fireworks or any other pyrotechnic

device. Violation of this policy may result in suspension, disciplinary probation and/or dismissal from school.

SECTION 12.02

OFF CAMPUS BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS

JPIIHS students are encouraged to avoid out-of-school situations where activities are in contradiction to stated school

policies and philosophies. Students will be held accountable for any behavior that leads to the detriment of the good name

of the school and the Diocese of Dallas. Violation of this policy may result in an After School Detention, Saturday School

suspension, disciplinary probation and/or dismissal from school.

SECTION 12.03

DEFINITIONS OF SANCTIONS FOR BEHAVIORAL CODE VIOLATIONS

The sanctions listed below are provided as a guideline. In determining the appropriate sanction, a Dean will look at a

variety of factors and decide to utilize the sanctions in any combination deemed appropriate.

a) AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION (ASD) A student will be assigned an ASD in cases of minor infractions. ASD will

take place Wednesdays from 3:55 PM to 4:55 PM and takes priority over tutoring and all extracurricular activities.

Students will receive a notice of ASD via e-mail, with copies to the parent. Failure to check school e-mail will not

excuse a missed ASD. Students must be in full uniform to attend ASD. If they are not in full uniform they will not

be admitted and it will be considered an unexcused absence from ASD. An unexcused absence from ASD will

result in the assignment of an additional ASD for the first occurrence and a Saturday School detention for the

second occurrence. Notification or reminders of detentions and fines will be emailed to students and parents in

a timely fashion.

b)SATURDAY SCHOOL Saturday School is from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM on prescheduled Saturdays. Students arriving

late, not in full uniform or without payment will not be admitted to Saturday School. Attendance is mandatory.

Students who do not attend their session without prior approval, are tardy, not in complete uniform or do not pay the

fee in advance will be suspended from school. There is a $30.00 Saturday School fee for each student

assigned. Notification or reminders of detentions and fines will be emailed to students and parents in a timely

fashion.

c) DISCIPLINARY PROBATION Typically incurred as a result of suspension, frequent repetition of the same offense,

or for a serious infraction of the school’s rules; students are placed on probation and assigned terms of their

probation by a Dean. Violation of the terms of probation is regarded as extremely serious and may be cause for

dismissal. The status of all students on probation will be reviewed every semester. A parent/guardian will be

notified. Each June decisions will be made on whether these students will have their probation extended,

probation removed, or be allowed to return to JPIIHS in August.

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d) SUSPENSION Parents/guardians are notified of all suspensions. The student is restricted from entering the school

campus or attending any on or off-campus school related events during this period. Students are responsible for

completing all assignments and tests missed during this period and teachers will deduct a 20% penalty from

grades on formative and summative work.

e) DISMISSAL The most severe of judicial sanctions, dismissal results in a student’s forced withdrawal from JPIIHS.

The tuition, fees, deposits, costs for textbooks and uniforms are not refundable.

TYPE I TYPE II TYPE III TYPE IV TYPE V

WARNING FINES SUSPENSION SUSPENSION

FINES

AFTER SCHOOL

DETENTION

SATURDAY SCHOOL

COUNSELING

PARENT

CONFERENCE

DISCIPLINARY

PROBATION

DISMISSAL FROM

SCHOOL

Bullying Bullying Bullying Bullying

Continuous Misbehavior Continuous Misbehavior Continuous Misbehavior Continuous Misbehavior

Disrespect Disrespect Disrespect Disrespect Disrespect

Disruptive Behavior Disruptive Behavior Disruptive Behavior Disruptive Behavior Disruptive Behavior

Drugs and Alcohol Drugs and Alcohol Drugs and Alcohol

Felony Felony Felony

Fighting Fighting Fighting

Food and Drink

Food and Drink

Gambling Gambling Gambling Harassment

Harassment Harassment Harassment Harassment

Identification Cards Identification Cards

Loitering

Loitering

Misdemeanor Misdemeanor Misdemeanor

Prescription Drugs Prescription Drugs Prescription Drugs Prescription Drugs

Public Display of Affection Public Display of Affection Public Display of Affection Public Display of Affection Public Display of Affection

Reckless Speech Reckless Speech Reckless Speech Reckless Speech

Smoking / Tobacco Smoking/Tobacco Smoking/Tobacco Smoking/Tobacco

Terroristic Threat Terroristic Threat Terroristic Threat Terroristic Threat

Theft Theft Theft Theft Theft

Truancy Truancy Truancy Truancy Truancy

Vandalism Vandalism Vandalism Vandalism Vandalism

Weapons Weapons Weapons

SECTION 12.04

DISCIPLINARY EXIT POLICY

JPIIHS holds an Exit Conference for students failing to meet the standards of the school community in academics and/or

behavior. Separation from the school may happen at any time during the school year and is at the discretion of the

President/designee. If the decision is made for academic and/or disciplinary probation and/or exiting the school, the

parents/guardian, student and Dean will meet, review the situation and the consequences and the school will provide written

documentation of the consequence. The school requires that the parents and student sign and return the documentation to

the school and the documentation be kept in the student’s file. Students who fail to meet the behavioral expectations of

JPIIHS will have their behavior reviewed during each semester. Chronic misbehavior, even minor incidents, may lead to

major consequences. Any student who receives a substantial number of detentions, Saturday Schools or a suspension may

be placed on disciplinary probation and/or dismissed from the school. If the school is not the best match for the student, the

student’s re-enrollment will be held. If re-enrollment has been issued before a student has demonstrated that he/she is not

able to meet the expectations of JPIIHS, the school reserves the right to withdraw the offer of re-enrollment. If a student is

exited from the school fees and tuition are NOT refundable.

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CHAPTER 13 - TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

SECTION 13.01

INTRODUCTION

This document is intended to educate students, faculty, and staff of JPIIHS on the ethics and rules of technology use. All

students, faculty, and staff are expected to read and comply with this document. In order to make use of JPIIHS computer

and network resources, students must agree to follow the guidelines established in this policy by returning the signature

page from the Student Handbook properly completed.

SECTION 13.02

ACCESS

Access to JPIIHS technology, the JPIIHS network, the Internet, computers, and other technology resources, shall be

made available to students, faculty, and staff primarily for instructional and administrative purposes and in accordance

with administrative regulations. Limited personal use of the system shall be permitted if the use:

a) Imposes no tangible cost on the JPIIHS.

b) Does not unduly burden the JPIIHS computer or network resources.

c) Has no adverse effect on an employee’s job performance or a student’s academic performance.

SECTION 13.03

JPIIHS PROPERTY

The equipment, software and network resources provided through JPIIHS are and remain the property of JPIIHS. Users of

JPIIHS equipment shall comply with all policies, procedures, and guidelines of JPIIHS and access may be denied to any

student, employee, or community member who fails to comply with JPIIHS policies, procedures, and guidelines. The

person in whose name a system account, hardware or software is issued will be responsible for its proper use at all times.

SECTION 13.04

JPIIHS SOFTWARE

All software used in JPIIHS computers must be legally licensed with proper documentation and approved by the JPIIHS

Technology Department. Software will only be installed by personnel approved by the Technology Department.

SECTION 13.05

PERSONAL SOFTWARE

Personal software may not be installed on JPIIHS technology.

SECTION 13.06

PERSONAL COMPUTERS

Non-authorized personal computers and peripheral equipment may not be used at JPIIHS. JPIIHS licensed software may

not be loaded on non-JPIIHS computers unless the licensing agreement includes provisions for that action. JPIIHS

licensed software must be removed from personal computers and returned to JPIIHS upon leaving JPIIHS employment.

JPIIHS accepts no liability for loss or damage to these personal computers or peripheral equipment.

SECTION 13.07

MONITORED USE

JPIIHS technology use by students, faculty, and staff is not private and may be monitored at any time by designated JPIIHS

staff to ensure appropriate use. JPIIHS reserves the right to inspect user directories for inappropriate materials or executable

files and programs that are unauthorized and may affect the operation of the network. Such files are subject to removal when

found. Additionally, JPIIHS reserves the right to monitor access to and use of email, the Internet, or other network or

computer-related activities, engage in routine computer maintenance and housekeeping, carry out internal investigations,

prepare responses to request for public records, or disclose messages, data, or files to law enforcement or other legal

authorities. JPIIHS reserves the right to confiscate and analyze any electronic device that may connect to or utilize

JPIIHS network resources.

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SECTION 13.08

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Students shall retain all rights to work that they create using JPIIHS technology. As agents of JPIIHS, employees shall have

limited right to work they create using JPIIHS technology. JPIIHS shall retain the right to use any product created by an

employee on JPIIHS technology even when the author is no longer employed.

SECTION 13.09

COMMERCIAL USE

JPIIHS technology resources may not be used for commercial purposes and/or for personal gain.

SECTION 13.10

NETWORK OVERLOAD

The authorized JPIIHS systems administrator may intercept any email messages or other transmissions that have the

capacity to overload computer resources. Video and audio transmissions on the JPIIHS network may only be used when

relevant to instruction. Electronic chain letters and/or downloading of materials from the Internet that may negatively

impact the performance of the JPIIHS network are prohibited. Deliberate and/or repeated transmission of material that

negatively affects the instructional and administrative functions of the JPIIHS network will be treated as violations of the

JPIIHS Acceptable Use Policy and actions will be taken in accordance with that policy.

SECTION 13.11

EMAIL

Access to the JPIIHS email system is a privilege and certain responsibilities accompany that privilege. JPIIHS users are

expected to demonstrate the same level of ethical and professional conduct as is required in face-to-face or written

communications. Users should be mindful that use of school related email addresses might cause some recipients or

other readers of that mail to assume they represent JPIIHS, whether or not that was the user’s intention. JPIIHS students

and staff are required to utilize and maintain their email accounts as an effective means of communication. Failure to do

so may result in disciplinary action. JPIIHS students and staff may not use their school provided email addresses and/or

equipment to sign-up, subscribe or register for non-instructional / non-business web services or social networking sites.

Violations may result in disciplinary actions.

SECTION 13.12

NETWORK ETIQUETTE

Users are expected to observe the following etiquette:

a) Be polite. Messages typed in capital letters are the computer equivalent of shouting and are considered rude.

b) Use appropriate language; swearing, vulgarity, ethnic or racial slurs, and any other inflammatory language are

prohibited.

c) Pretending to be someone else when sending/receiving messages is considered inappropriate.

d) Transmitting obscene messages or images is prohibited.

SECTION 13.13

TECHNOLOGY USER GUIDELINES

The severity of all violations are subject to administrative discretion before disciplinary action is taken.

LEVEL I VIOLATIONS: AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION

a) Users shall not erase, rename, or make unusable any other individual’s files or programs.

b) Users assigned a system account will be responsible for its proper use at all times. Users shall not authorize

anyone else to use their name, login, password, or files for any reason.

c) Users shall not exchange passwords or attempt to discover another user’s password or gain unauthorized access to

resources or information within JPIIHS locally or at a remote location .

d) Users shall not intentionally damage the system or information not belonging to them, intentionally misuse system

sources, or allow others to misuse system resources.

e) Users shall not distribute any personal information about themselves or others by means of email, the Internet, or

other technology means (i.e. social networking).

f) JPIIHS students and staff are required to utilize and maintain their email accounts as an effective means of

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communication.

LEVEL II VIOLATIONS: SATURDAY SCHOOL

a) Users shall not use JPIIHS computers, networks, or other technology for any purposes other than legitimate

learning or business purposes. Users shall not use any JPIIHS technology for unlawful purposes, such as the

illegal copying, installation, storage of software, or gaining access to restricted information or resources.

b) Users shall not attempt to disable or bypass established JPIIHS security protocols.

c) Users shall not distribute any personal information about themselves or others by means of email, the Internet, or

other technology means (i.e. social networking).

LEVEL III VIOLATIONS: SUSPENSION / DISCIPLINARY PROBATION

a) Users may not redistribute copyrighted media, programs or data except within copyright laws and fair use

exemptions or with the written permission of the copyright holder/designee. Permission must be specified in the

document or must be obtained directly from the copyright holder/designee in accordance with applicable copyright

laws.

b) Users shall not illegally copy copyrighted software provided by JPIIHS. Note that, except as noted in the Copyright

Notice at the end of any software document, it is generally illegal to copy any software that has a copyright. The

use of illegally copied software is considered a criminal offense and is subject to criminal prosecution.

c) Users shall not deliberately use the computer to annoy or harass others with unacceptable language, images,

threats, or post messages that could be damaging to another’s reputation.

d) Users shall not purposefully access or publish materials that are abusive, obscene, sexually oriented, threatening,

harassing, damaging to another’s reputation, or illegal.

LEVEL IV VIOLATIONS: SUSPENSION / DISCIPLINARY PROBATION / DISMISSAL

a) Users shall not intentionally write, produce, generate, copy, propagate, or attempt to introduce any computer code

designed to self-replicate, damage, or otherwise hinder the performance of any computer’s memory, file system,

server, or software. Such software is often called a bug, virus, worm, Trojan Horse, or some similar name.

b) Users shall not purposefully access or publish materials that are abusive, obscene, sexually oriented, threatening,

harassing, damaging to another’s reputation, or illegal.

c) Users shall not use the Internet or other electronic communication to threaten students or employees or cause

disruption to the educational process is prohibited.

d) Users shall not use email or websites to encourage illegal behavior or threaten school safety.

e) Users shall not send or post electronic messages that are abusive, obscene, sexually oriented, threatening,

harassing, illegal or damaging to another’s reputation.

SECTION 13.14

SECURITY

Physical access to your workstation must be secure at all times. Laptops may not be left in unlocked or unsupervised

rooms at any time. Laptops must be placed in a locked drawer or closet over weekends, during vacations or any extended

period of time. Laptops taken off the JPIIHS campus must remain similarly secure at all times. Proprietary student and

employee data should not be downloaded to a local computer unless specifically required to perform a job duty. Any

sensitive data must be removed from local computers as soon as possible.

SECTION 13.15

COPYRIGHT

The electronic transmission or use of copyrighted materials (either sending or receiving) through the JPIIHS network

without adherence to the copyright law, fair use exemptions, required citation, or written permission by the author is

prohibited.

SECTION 13.16

VANDALISM

a) Users shall not intentionally damage the system, intentionally damage information not belonging to them,

intentionally misuse system sources, or allow others to misuse system resources.

b) Users shall not tamper with, remove components from, or otherwise deliberately interfere with the operation of

computers, networks, printers, or other associated peripherals. Such actions will be considered acts of vandalism

and/or theft.

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SECTION 13.17

DAMAGE TO JPIIHS OWNED LAPTOPS AND COMPUTER EQUIPMENT

Students and staff will be billed replacement costs for damaged items that are not covered under manufacturer warranty

and for items intentionally damaged or lost.

SECTION 13.18

FORGERY

Forgery or attempted forgery of email messages is prohibited. Attempts to read, delete, copy, or modify the email of other

system users, deliberate interference with the ability of other system users to send/receive email, or the use of another

person’s user ID and/or password is prohibited.

SECTION 13.19

STUDENT DATA

Students are responsible for maintaining current backups of their personal data by either JPIIHS prescribed methods or by

other means. In order to expedite Help Desk services, level one support may include reimaging of student hard drives.

JPIIHS will not be responsible for the back up or recovery of student data.

SECTION 13.20

WEB PAGES

Development of web pages will be limited to information pertaining to JPIIHS and must be approved by the administrative

designee.

SECTION 13.21

CONSENT

No original work created by any JPIIHS student or employee will be posted on a web page under JPIIHS control unless

JPIIHS has received written consent from the student (and the student’s parent) or employee who created the work. No

personally identifiable information about a JPIIHS student will be posted on a web page under the control of JPIIHS

unless JPIIHS has received written consent from the student’s parent. An exception may be made for “directory

information” as allowed by the Family Education Records Privacy Act and JPIIHS policy.

SECTION 13.22

CONSEQUENCES

Non-compliance may result in suspension of access or termination of privileges and other disciplinary action consistent

with JPIIHS policies found in this document. Violations of law may result in criminal prosecution as well as disciplinary

action by JPIIHS. Restitution costs associated with system restoration, hardware or software will be assessed against

those responsible for degrading the system.

SECTION 13.23

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

JPIIHS shall not be liable for user’s inappropriate use of electronic communication resources or violations of copyright

restrictions or other laws, users’ mistakes or negligence, and costs incurred by users. JPIIHS shall not be responsible for

ensuring the accuracy, age appropriateness, or usability of any information found on the Internet.

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CHAPTER 14 - ACADEMIC HONOR CODE

SECTION 14.01

STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

John Paul II High School is a community based on faith, honesty, integrity, mutual respect, and responsibility. John Paul

II High School places great emphasis upon integrity, an essential ingredient of one’s moral development, character and

faith. Students are expected to uphold the Academic Honor Code by representing themselves truthfully, doing their own

work, and claiming for themselves only that which is truly theirs.

In order to help students maintain a quality of community life from which all members can benefit, student members of the

TRUTH Committee (Teaching Responsibility and Understanding To instill Honor) are charged with educating the student

body on the meaning and importance of personal integrity and maintaining the highest standards that foster creative and

intellectual pursuits in accordance with the Academic Honor Code. Members of TRUTH committee are also charged with

upholding and ensuring the integrity of the Academic Honor Code and taking part in the hearing procedures when

necessary.

The principles embodied in the Academic Honor Code are:

All students are worthy of trust.

Being trustworthy is an essential ingredient of character.

Personal integrity is central to one’s moral development.

Part of the mission of the school community is to foster a sense of moral responsibility in each of its students.

SECTION 14.02

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES

In each of your classes, you must become familiar with any directions given to you by your teachers. Special care needs

to be made in the following areas:

Material that is and is not permitted for use on an examination or assignment.

Limit of collaboration on projects and laboratory investigations.

Attribution of sources of research (sources cited).

The overall guiding principle is: “If your teacher does not explicitly allow material to be used, assume that it is a violation

of the Academic Honor Code to use that material”. Or “When in doubt, ask your teacher.”

SECTION 14.03

FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES

As a faculty member, you are responsible for clearly articulating the principles of the Academic Honor Code and to clearly

define how the Academic Honor Code applies to your course(s).

You should strive to create a positive learning environment that encourages academic integrity by following normal

classroom practices that discourage students from having the opportunity to violate the Academic Honor Code.

Examples are expanding the range between students while taking summative examinations, making multiple

versions of exams, etc.

You should clearly explain the conditions under which collaborative learning can take place in your classroom by

offering guidelines when asking students to work in groups.

Teachers should separate collaborative and individual work in a manner that would prevent unintentional violations

of the Academic Honor Code.

You are required to distribute a handout to students with information on what constitutes plagiarism when you assign

a writing project in your courses. One of our goals is to teach students to cite and use documents appropriately.

Abide by the procedures of the Academic Honor Code for dealing with a violation of the Academic Honor Code.

(See Procedure for Suspected Violations of the Academic Honor Code)

Use an equivalent to the Statement of the Academic Honor Code on all summative assignments.

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SECTION 14.04

STATEMENTS OF THE ACADEMIC HONOR CODE

I will treat others as I would want to be treated. I will not lie, cheat, steal or tolerate those actions in others. I understand

that if I violate the John Paul II High School Academic Honor Code I will be referred to the Academic Honor

Council for disciplinary action. I understand that regardless of intent, student’s actions determine whether or not

the student has violated the Academic Honor Code.

Or

I have neither given nor received unauthorized help on this _______. I will not tolerate this behavior in others. I understand

that if I violate the John Paul II High School Academic Honor Code I will be referred to the Academic

Honor Council for disciplinary action. I understand that regardless of intent, student’s actions determine whether

or not the student has violated the Academic Honor Code.

SECTION 14.05

TYPES OF VIOLATIONS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS

a) CHEATING is defined as attempting to gain an unfair advantage by using any act of deception: including, but not

limited to, representing another’s work as one’s own, working collaboratively on an assignment and turning in

identical (or nearly identical) assessments, or aiding another student in such practices.

i. Examples of cheating would be if the student attempts to use, is using, or is found to have used any item or

form of assistance (including electronic devices) that is not approved by your teacher on an examination

or assignment. A longer list of examples can be seen on page 12.

b) LYING is defined as making a false statement and/or avoiding acknowledging the truth with the intent to deceive

concerning academic performance. A longer list of examples can be seen on page 12.

c) STEALING is defined as taking something that is not yours or not given to you. A longer list of examples can be

seen on page 12.

d) COPYING is defined as using another person’s work to complete a test, essay, laboratory investigation or assignment

or to allow another student the use of your own work for that purpose. A longer list of examples can be

seen on page 12.

e) PLAGIARISM is defined as using someone else’s ideas or expressions in your writing without acknowledging the

source.

Regardless of the student’s intent, intent is not used to determine whether or not the student has violated the

Academic Honor Code. Only the student’s actions will determine whether or not a violation has occurred.

SECTION 14.06

COLLABORATIVE LEARNING

Collaborative learning, which is defined as two or more students in active discussion and working on assignments, can

have positive educational benefits and the Academic Honor Code will not forbid it. However, collaborative consultation

must specifically be allowed by your teacher, if you are to be allowed to work collaboratively on assignments (please

see notes about summative assignments below), care should be observed when working with other students.

If a teacher explicitly forbids such actions, then it is a violation of the Academic Honor Code to engage in

such actions.

It is a basic tenet of education that any work turned in reflects only the writer’s work. Any ideas, expressions,

interpretation of data, etc. that stem from a collaboration of students (if permitted by the teacher)

must be acknowledged.

Allowing a student access to the work or the work of another student without permission of the student

and/or teacher is a violation of the Academic Honor Code.

Asking students (or parents) to edit or review assignments before being turned in may or may not be allowed

by the teacher. It is the student’s responsibility to check with the teacher before allowing others to review

and edit one’s work.

If an assignment has both collaborative and individual components the students should ensure that no work

was shared on the individual portion.

Taking credit for work performed in a group project even when the student has made little or no contribution

to the work of the team is a violation of the Academic Honor Code precepts of representing oneself truthfully.

Summative assignments (tests, major laboratory investigations, final exams, major projects, etc.) are intended to measure

a student’s understanding of the material. It is assumed that students will complete these assignments on their own;

hence, collaborative consultation is prohibited, unless specifically allowed by the teacher.

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SECTION 14.07

OTHER FORMS OF DISHONESTY

MULTIPLE SUBMISSION OF WORK Teachers assign work to assess student’s understanding of material and to foster

learning of new concepts. Students shall not submit academic work, or Christian Service hours sheet, that has previously

been submitted without the prior approval of the appropriate teacher for whose class the student intends to turn in the

work. The teacher is justified in expecting that a learning objective will be met by the assignment; however, handing in

something done previously may preclude this learning. Consequently, if a student hands in work done elsewhere without

receiving the teacher's approval, he or she will have violated the Academic Honor Code.

ASSIGNEMENT REVIEW If a student did not complete an assignment that the teacher is reviewing or re-teaching, it is

the student’s responsibility to notify the teacher that he or she did not complete the assignment. The teacher may ask the

student to stay in the classroom to benefit from the review or may ask him or her to step out of the classroom while the

review is in progress.

NOTE TAKING In the matter of open-note tests and quizzes, students must use their own notes.

The taking of notes is an integral part of the learning process. The unauthorized use of another student’s notes detracts

from the learning process and is considered a violation of the Academic Honor Code. Notes may include, but are not limited

to:

Lecture notes

Reading notes

Book notes (annotations)

In the event of an absence, the teacher may allow the student to obtain the lecture notes from another student or may

offer the student tutorial time to cover the material missed.

EXTRA CREDIT Extra credit may include, but is not limited to the following:

Replacing a low grade (either formative or summative assignments).

Extra points on an assignment or project.

Study aid for use on a summative assignment.

Additional grade in the grade book.

Since the nature of extra credit varies widely, if a student is in violation of the Academic Honor Code on any extra credit

assignment or assignments, the student’s case will be referred to the TRUTH Committee to determine the penalty that will

occur.

The following are guidelines that the TRUTH Committee will follow to determine the penalty.

Nature of the assignment.

Gravity of the violation of the Academic Honor Code.

Circumstance of the violation.

Previous infractions of the Honor Code.

Depending on the nature of the violation and the lack of previous infractions of the Honor Code, the redemption process

may be deferred to the second violation of the Academic Honor Code.

SECTION 14.08

PROCEDURES FOR SUSPECTED VIOLATIONS OF THE ACADEMIC HONOR CODE

If a teacher becomes aware (through their own observation or via the testimony of another student or faculty member) of a

possible violation of the Academic Honor Code, he or she is required to meet with the student and discuss their suspicions.

After the meeting with the student, the discussion must result in one of the following three outcomes:

If it was determined to the teacher’s satisfaction that the initial suspicion was inconclusive, no office referral is

required. However, the teacher is encouraged to use the discussion as a “teachable moment” and explain

why the student’s action appeared suspicious. The teacher is required to fill out a Personal Teacher Conference

form found on Eduphoria.

If the teacher and the student both agree that there was a violation of the Academic Honor Code, follow the

guidelines for acknowledging a violation below.

If the teacher and the student cannot agree that there was a violation of the Academic Honor Code, follow the

guidelines for contesting a violation below.

a) ACKNOWLEDGING A VIOLATION: If there is agreement between the teacher and student:

Teacher fills out office referral and turns into the appropriate school personnel.

Student receives a grade of zero on the assignment.

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Teacher assigns alternative assignment (for no grade).

Teacher and student are made aware if student can have the grade redeemed.

Student must complete all counseling sessions for the grade to be redeemed.

Redeemed grade (based on alternative assignment) is entered in the grade book (see the section entitled “Grade

Redemption” for more information).

b)CONTESTING A VIOLATION If there is no agreement between teacher and student:

Teacher fills out office referral and gives it to the appropriate school personnel.

The Academic Honor Code Coordinator meets with student and student is given the opportunity to:

o Acknowledge that a violation of the Academic Honor Code did, in fact, occur (the student is given the opportunity

to recant the previous denial that no violation of the Academic Honor Code occurred). The student

would then be admitting a violation of the Academic Honor Code (See procedure above).

o Request a hearing with the Academic Honor Council to determine if a violation of the Academic Honor Code

has occurred. If a hearing is requested, the hearing will be held within a reasonable length of time (usually

within 48 hours if possible).

SECTION 14.09

HEARING PROCEDURES

The council hearing begins promptly at the designated time with an introduction of those attending.

The following may be present at the hearing:

Panel of five (either three TRUTH students and two teachers, or two TRUTH students and three teachers)

Referring teacher

Student (must be present)

Parent or counselor (silent observer invited by student)

Coordinator of the Academic Honor Code or school Administrator (silent observer)

Procedure of hearing:

The referring teacher (if the teacher cannot be present the original office referral will be their statement) will have

no more than 10 minutes to explain their position.

The student will have no more than 10 minutes to explain their position.

Referring teacher is allowed a 5 minute rebuttal.

The student is allowed a 5 minute rebuttal.

Student and referring teacher are excused

Decision:

Deliberation will last no longer than 15 minutes.

A majority decision will determine if the student did or did not violate the Academic Honor Code

A unanimous decision will determine whether a school service project is warranted due to violation of the Academic

Honor Code premise on lying.

The panel will complete the Honor Council Report form and return it to appropriate school personnel immediately

after the hearing.

If the decision of the hearing is guilty, then:

Student receives a zero on the assignment.

Teacher assigns alternative assignment.

Teacher and student are informed if student can have grade redeemed.

Student must complete redemption process for grade to be redeemed (see the section entitled “Grade Redemption”

for more information).

Student may be assigned a "School Service Project” for the penalty of lying to the teacher, the Dean and the Academic

Honor Council. (See the section entitled “Service Project Section” for more information.)

If the decision of the hearing is not guilty, then:

If the student completed the assignment, then the original grade is allowed to stand for full credit.

If the student did not complete the assignment due to the teacher’s suspicion that a violation of the Academic

Honor Code occurred, the teacher will give an alternative assessment that is not punitive in nature. Full credit

earned will be earned on the alternative assessment.

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SECTION 14.10

LEVELS OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION

The number of the offense of the Academic Honor Code is determined by the total number of incidents during a student’s

matriculation at John Paul II High School. When a violation of the Academic Honor Code has occurred, the student will

receive a zero on the assignment as well as an alternative assignment for no grade to ensure mastery of the material

regardless of the number of offences. Should a student be found guilty in a hearing, a school service project may be

assigned. Each consecutive offence will carry a different disciplinary consequence.

For first offense:

If student follows the redemption guidelines, the grade can be redeemed for no more than a 70.

No further disciplinary action will be taken.

For second offense:

Saturday school is assigned and there is a loss of Spring Final Exam Exemption privileges.

For third offense:

Out of school suspension.

For fourth offense (and any additional offense):

A minimum three day suspension and additional sanctions that may result in the student’s expulsion.

For each violation of the Academic Honor Code, the TRUTH Committee will notify the extra-curricular clubs and organizations

of which the student is a participant to see if a violation of their by-laws has occurred. It will be the responsibility

of each organization to determine an appropriate action.

Note: Students may be placed on disciplinary probation or be assigned a school service project at any time.

SECTION 14.11

SCHOOL SERVICE PROJECT

The premise of any judicial hearing is to determine the truth of what transpired. It is this premise that forms the foundation

of the School Service Project. If a student is found guilty of violating the Academic Honor Code in a hearing of the Academic

Honor Council, the student may be assigned a school service project to complete. The school service project

can be assigned for the violation of the Academic Honor Code premise on lying. In order to be assigned a school service

project, the panel must vote unanimously that the student is guilty of lying to one or more of the following people.

The classroom teacher who first approached the student with his or her suspicion.

The Coordinator of the Academic Honor Code or Dean who met with the student.

The members of the Academic Honor Council in the hearing.

SECTION 14.12

ALTERNATIVE ASSIGNEMENT

The goal of teachers is to instruct their students and assess their level of mastery of the material in the curriculum. If a

student violates the Academic Honor Code, then there has not been a valid assessment of a student’s level of learning.

Teachers are justified in asking for a demonstration of a student’s level of mastery of work before proceeding further into

the curriculum. The alternative assignment is not designed to be punitive in nature; rather, it is used to determine the level

of mastery of the curriculum material.

SECTION 14.13

REDEMPTIONS

Grade Redemption: A central tenet of Catholicism is the concept of redemption and forgiveness. The John Paul II High

School Academic Honor Code allows students to learn from their mistakes and to develop guidelines for moral and ethical

living. Therefore, student will have an opportunity to “redeem” the grade to no more than 70%. This redeemed grade will

be based on the alternate assignment. Students are allowed to redeem one grade during their matriculation at John Paul

II High School.

The student must complete the following:

Attend and participate in a counseling and discussion meeting with students of the TRUTH committee.

Undergo a counseling session with the campus minister.

After the student has successfully completed the above, the referring teacher will be notified of the student’s eligibility to

have the grade redeemed.

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Senior Exam Redemption Policy: If a student has lost their exemption privileges as a freshmen or sophomore, they may

apply to the Redemption Panel to have their Senior Exam Exemptions reinstated. The panel will consist of two faculty

members and at least three but no more than five Truth committee members. A formal application and essay will be

provided to the Coordinator of the Academic Honor Code by the student no later than April 15 th of the spring semester

of their senior year. To be eligible for senior exam redemptions, the student must meet all JPIIHS standard criteria, as

well as personal teacher criteria for AP classes, before the application can be submitted to the panel. (See the section

3.25 of the Student Handbook for detailed criteria)

SECTION 14.14

TRUTH MEMBERSHIP

As a part of the Academic Honor Council at John Paul II High School, we have the student-led TRUTH committee --

Teaching Responsibility and Understanding Through Honor. The TRUTH committee will normally be composed of four

sophomores, five juniors and six seniors. Once elected to TRUTH, the students will remain a part of TRUTH for their

entire school career, unless they choose to step down or they are found in violation of the Academic Honor Code. If a

vacancy occurs, the selection process will be followed as normal.

Selection Process

Each teacher will be asked to nominate students at the end of each school year.

The list will be compiled and distributed to all faculty members. Any teacher may request a student’s name be

removed from the list for cause.

After all teachers have reviewed the list of nominated students, the faculty advisor will meet with the prospective

students and explain the role of the TRUTH Committee. Students will then have an opportunity to remove

their name from the list.

An election will be held during advisory.

Four students will be selected from the incoming sophomore class.

One, or more as needed, additional student from the sophomore and junior class will be elected to be a members

during their respective junior and/or senior year.

Normally the required number of students in a grade classification receiving the highest vote total will be elected

to the TRUTH Committee.

In cases of ties or other extenuating circumstances, the faculty advisory may select more students than the required

number in a grade classification.

SECTION 14.15

ROLE OF TRUTH

The role of TRUTH will be to:

educate students/faculty about the Academic Honor Code and Honor Council proceedings;

assist the Academic Honor Council Committee (made up of teachers and TRUTH Students) in determining the

guilt or innocence of students sent before the Academic Honor Council for violation of the Academic Honor

Code;

make presentations to the student body;

provide feedback about the Honor Code;

provide a student voice in selecting the School Service/Work Sanction for violators of the Academic Honor Code;

develop educational materials for use by students who violated the Academic Honor Code;

promote honor among John Paul II High School students.

SECTION 14.16

EXAMPLES OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY

CHEATING is defined as attempting to gain an unfair advantage by using any act of deception: including, but not limited

to, representing another’s work as one’s own, working collaboratively on an assignment and turning in identical (or

nearly identical) assessments, or aiding another student in such practices.

Examples of cheating would be if the student attempts to use, is using, or is found to have used any item or form of assistance

that is not approved by your teacher on an examination or assignment. These can include, but are not limited to:

Using a “cheat sheet” with work/information to be used on an essay or exam.

Passing notes during a test or assignment.

o Using gestures or signals (tapping of fingers, sign language, clicking of pens, etc.) with the intent of

communicating answers.

Writing information where it can be seen during the test or assignment.

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o Leaving any notes, spirals, or related material out during a test or to be used on an assignment (unless

specifically allowed by the teacher).

o Sharing or handing over any work, notes, spirals, or related material about a test or assignment to another

student (unless specifically allowed by the teacher).

Programming information into a graphing calculator for use on any examination.

Sharing of calculators during an examination.

Passing specific information from one class to another concerning examination material (including essay

prompts).

Citing hours of service that have not been completed.

Another example of cheating is attempting to use, using or being found to have used any electronic device to help yourself

or others to gain an unfair advantage. The use of electronic devices in a manner that is not permitted by the teacher is

prohibited. These can include, but are not limited to:

Using a text message to communicate information about an exam or other assignment.

E-mailing messages to communicate information about an exam or other assignment.

Looking up information on the Internet or on your computer while taking an on-line test.

o Programming the answers into a calculator for your use on an exam or for you to give to another person

for his or her use.

Using computer notes or pop-ups to display information.

o Intentionally hiding websites that can give you an unfair advantage on your assignment or examination.

Using audio and visual media devices that contain information.

Using cameras or cell phones to take photos of the exam.

Using a cell phone or other electronic device in a manner not allowed by the teacher .

Using sources other than what is assigned by the teacher.

Using an English translation of a work that is to be read in its original language.

o Using a condensed version or study aid (Spark Notes, or Cliff Notes) that is not allowed by the instructor.

LYING is defined as making a false statement and/or avoiding acknowledging the truth with the intent to deceive concerning

academic performance.

Some examples of lying can include, but are not limited to:

Giving information that could alter a statement’s overall validity.

Manipulating information on academic records.

Manipulating personal work, including altering grades or answers after submitting work (including altering answers

while grading the assignment in class).

Passing off another student’s work as one’s own.

Stating half-truths to administrators or teachers.

Falsely claiming illness or other extenuating circumstances for the purpose of gaining extended time to complete

an assignment or study for examinations.

Exceeding time limits on timed tests (whether in class or take-home tests).

Claiming false computer problems to gain extended time on assignments.

Exaggerating the amount of work that you have performed in a group project.

Making up interviews and citing them.

Falsifying laboratory data on any experiment.

Falsifying information about Christian Service hours, whether it is the number of hours, signature, phone number

or other required information.

Sitting in a seat that is not assigned to you and telling a substitute teacher that it is your assigned seat.

STEALING is defined as taking something that is not yours or not given to you.

Some examples of stealing can include, but are not limited to:

Removing items from another person’s bag, locker, etc. without his or her permission.

Removing files from another person’s computer.

Taking a printed paper from a student print station that is not yours.

Removing items from a classroom or other school room without permission.

Taking papers or items from a desk, office, etc. without permission.

Taking an answer key without the consent of that teacher

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COPYING is defined as using another person’s work to complete a test, essay, laboratory investigation or assignment or

to allow another student the use of your own work for that purpose.

Some examples of coping can include, but are not limited to:

Taking another student’s work and using his or her work and claiming it is yours alone, including receiving or emailing

a word document to another student and having that student turn it in as his/her own.

Taking/Using an answer key without the consent of that teacher.

Copying another student’s homework, test, or any form of an assignment.

Giving another student your own work and allowing him or her to copy it for their use.

Copying another student’s computer code (computer program).

Copying Christian Service hours sheet, whether it is your own from a previous session or another students.

Cutting and pasting off the Internet without citing the original author of that specific piece of work or turning that work

in as your own.

PLAGIARISM is defined as using someone else’s ideas or expressions in your writing without acknowledging the source.

Some examples of plagiarism can include, but are not limited to:

Having a parent or another person write an essay which you turn in as your own work.

Purchasing from the Internet a paper that you turn in as your own work.

Paying anybody to write or complete an assignment for you.

Failing to cite the source of a statement used in one’s own work.

Giving a false citation for a statement used in one’s own work.

Paraphrasing a passage and representing it as one’s own work.

Failing to cite a source in your bibliography (or sources cited section).

Copying someone’s work (from a book or Internet) without citing the source.

Using a document as one’s own.

Using opinions that are not your own.

Conducting interviews and not citing or attributing the words to the interviewee.

INTENT Regardless of intent, the student’s actions determine whether or not the student has violated the Academic Honor

Code.

Some examples of actions that can lead to a violation of the honor code (no matter your intent) can include, but are not

limited to:

Giving your paper to another student (with or without your knowledge of their purpose) to look at.

Talking about an exam with students before they have had a chance to take the test.

Talking about writing prompts with other students before they have had a chance to write about that prompt.

Talking about formulas used on exams with students before they have had a chance to take the test.

In conclusion, if you provide another student(s) with the opportunity and means to cheat (no matter your motive) you are

in violation of the Academic Honor Code.

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