Student Handbook - Jones College Prep

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Student Handbook - Jones College Prep

September 2012Welcome to another great year at Jones College Prep!Whether you are a returning student or are new to JCP, you are a full partner in the life of our school. Iurge you to take an active role in your own education and to strive to be the best you can be. All of us atJCP are here to help you achieve in all aspects of your school career, including academics and extracurricularprograms.We have high expectations for all our students and stand ready to assist in any way we can in helping youmeet your goals. Please become familiar with our Ideal “Graduate and Graduation” which provides aprofile of what the ideal Jones graduate should be:Intellectually competentSocially skilled and matureCompassionateSocially just and responsibleWell-rounded and holisticRemember, cooperation is a key element to your success. We have high expectations; it is vital that youtake responsibility for your learning and use all the resources available to you in our school andcommunity. You have a great support team here at JCP: make the most of it!If I can be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.Go Eagles!Sincerely,P. Joseph Powers, Ph.D.Principal2


Dear Parent / Guardian and Student:Selection to Jones College Prep (JCP) is a privilege that will serve the student for many years to come. The mission of theschool is to help students develop themselves as leaders through a rigorous college prep program that focuses on educatingthe whole person. This handbook is intended to help students and their caretakers participate in this ambitious mission.Ultimately, the student and her / his parent / guardians (hereafter implied with the word parents) are responsible for thefulfillment of the mission in the life of the individual student. As a result, parents must ensure that JCP has accurateemergency / contact information in the database at all times. Email is an effective means for communication between schooland home. Call the main office at 773-534-8600 to update emergency or contact information at any time.The faculty and staff of Jones College Prep want to provide a program of study and social development that will best supportthe student in becoming an attractive candidate for highly selective colleges and universities. The specifics of the JCPprogram are explicated in this handbook. If you have any questions on the content of this handbook, please contact theappropriate person listed below:The Principal is the instructional leader of the school. Issues requiring attention in a specific area should first be addressed tothe teacher / director / coordinator in that area. The principal, Dr. Joseph Powers, can be reached directly at773-534-8606 or viaemail at pjpowers@cps.edu.The Assistant Principals are primarily involved with issues concerning either the academic program, grades, scheduling /programming of students, or matters of teaching and learning. Ms. Carolyn Rownd is best reached via email at ctrownd@cps.eduor 773-534-8630; Ms. Therese Plunkett may be contacted at teplunkett@cps.edu or 773-534-8633.Director of Counseling and College Counseling is primarily involved with issues concerning college selection andplacement. The Director of College Counseling, Ms. Latoya Hudson, is best reached via email at lkhdson@cps.edu or773-534-8750.Director of Finance & Operations is primarily involved with issues concerning finances (including debts & fees), use of thefacilities, parking, or other customer service related matters. The Director of Finance & Operations, Mr. Jeremy Voigt, is bestreached via email at jvoigt@cps.edu or 773-534-8618.Director of Student Services provides oversight for standardized testing, student records and transcripts, academicremediation programs, and scheduling. The Director of Student Services, Ms. Molly Lee, may be reached at mlee23@cps.edu or773-534-8688.3


Table of ContentsGeneral InformationThe Mission and Core Values of Jones College Prep 7The History of Jones College Prep 7Faculty and Staff 8Local School Council (see page 52 for contact info) 8School Calendar 8Profile of the Ideal Graduate of Jones College Prep at Graduation 9Academic Code of Conduct 10National Honor Society 12Bell Schedule 13The Counseling Department 14Freshman Retreat 14Service Learning 15Student Activities / Athletics / Eligibility Rules 15Fees, Debts, Fines, Payment Plans, and Fee Waivers 16AcademicsRigorous Academics 17Parent Conferences / Concerns About Academic Matters 17High College Prep Standards / Homework / Addressing teacher first 17Student Learning Center 18Standardized Exams 18Graduation Requirements / Early Graduation 20Electives 21Programming Process / Changes to Student Program 21Students Taking University Classes 22Grading / Honors / Grade / Progress Reports 22Academic Difficulties 23Failing a Class / Non Promotion 23Philosophy of the IES Department 274


Promotion Policy: Graduation / Promotion Requirements 29Academic AIL 30Behavior, Discipline, Health, and SafetyDisciplinary Action 31Disciplinary Procedure 31Appeals 32Summary of Common Misbehaviors and Consequences 33Detention Action Levels and Consequences 34Chicago Public School’s Student Code of Conduct 35Consequences Used to Help Students Learn Responsibility 36Description of Consequences 36Denial of Privileges 37Identification Badges 38Uniform Dress Code 38Public Displays of Affection 39Fraternities / Sororities 39Anti-Hazing Policy 39Lunchroom Rules 39Open Campus Lunch 39Student Qualifications for Open Campus Lunch 39Behavioral Expectations With Open Campus Lunch 40Electronic Devices / Cell Phones / Smart Phones At School 41Valuables 42Respect for Property / Textbooks 42Vandalism 42Elevator Use 42Medications 42Self-Medication 42Technology Use / AUP 43 – 455


Attendance(Attendance Office phone: 773-534-8631)State Mandated Attendance Policy 46The Importance of Attendance 46Swipe In / ID Cards 46Recognition for Perfect Attendance 46Excused Absences (Valid Absences) 46Prearranged Absences 47Religious Holidays 47School Sponsored Activities 47Jones Dance Guest Procedures 47Excused Class Absences 47Unexcused Absences (Truant) 47Unexcused Class Absences 48Tardy Procedures 48Late Arrivals 48Early Dismissal 48Leaving School without Permission-Skipping / Cutting School 48In Hallways / Unauthorized Areas at Unauthorized Times 48School Activities / None Attendance at School 48Homebound Instruction Program 49Consequences for Poor Attendance 49AppendixJones College Prep Enrollment Contract 50-516


General InformationThe Mission and Core Values of Jones College PrepThe mission of Jones College Prep is to help students develop themselves as leaders through a rigorous college prep programthat focuses on educating the whole person. The values at the core of the mission of Jones College Prep include: (1) thebelief that the world can become a better place by nurturing children to their full potential, (2) the commitment to equalityand dignity of all persons regardless of background, (3) the goal of excellence in all endeavors, (4) the power of the mind andheart.The History of Jones College PrepJones College Prep became an entirely new school as of August 1998. Jones College Prep is now a full four-year collegepreparatory school, offering the best and most innovative opportunities for student academic achievement. The firstgraduating class was the class of 2002. JCP is ranked among the top high schools based on standardized test data in the city,and among the top two in attendance. While JCP intends to retain the sense of achievement and commitment to excellencethat Jones has generated, we are in the process of making a brand new history.Jones College Prep, formerly Jones Academic Magnet High School, Jones Metropolitan High School of Business andCommerce, and Jones Commercial High School, came into existence in February 1938. The original building, constructedshortly after the Chicago fire, was located at Harrison Street and Plymouth Court. The Chicago Board of Education,recognizing a need for a commercial business education, remodeled an old building, once Jones Elementary School and laterJones Continuation School, to house Jones High School. It was named for William Jones, who in 1840 became the first andthirteenth president of the Board of Education. He encouraged the education of every child, including girls, a progressiveposition during his time.The present building, opened in 1966 and constructed to resemble an office building, housed the Jones program, designed forjuniors and seniors, qualifying them for office work after graduation. Jones was the first Chicago school to engage in theCooperative Work-Study program, organized to give students practical experience in their subject and skill areas.Although Jones has always enrolled students from any part of the city, during the spring of 1982 Jones became part of theChicago Board of Education's "Options for Knowledge" program. Magnet schools and programs were created to provideChicago Public Schools students with unique educational opportunities in an integrated setting. The magnet school policy isdesigned to ensure equity and equal access to magnet schools for all children while maintaining racially balanced schools.Jones is the most racially and ethnically diverse of Chicago’s “Selective Enrollment” High Schools.During the academic year 2001-2002, Jones underwent yet another transformation. The students, faculty, and staff weretemporarily located at 1450 North Larrabee in the Near North Metro building while the school located at Harrison & Stateunderwent a 14 million dollar renovation. A new building at 700 South State Street is under construction to replace thepresent building, with a projected completion date of 2013.7


Faculty and StaffThe Jones College Prep administration endeavors to recruit, develop, and retain the best educators in the country. Supportstaff is also selected with high standards of excellence. For detailed information on the JCP faculty and staff, view ourwebsite at jonescollegeprep.org.Local School Council (LSC)After the Illinois education reforms of the late 1980s, all Chicago Public Schools are administrated in partnership with anLSC made up of six parent, two community, two faculty representatives, and one support staff representative, in addition toone student and one principal representative. Detailed information can be found on the Jones College Prep website.School CalendarJCP maintains a web calendar of school events. For questions or concerns about the calendar, contact Carolyn Rownd,Assistant Principal at 773-534-8630 or ctrownd@cps.k12.il.us. This calendar is the clearinghouse for all informationregarding school events. It will be updated frequently, so check back often. This calendar can be found directly at the‘events’ tab at http://www.jonescollegeprep.org.8


Profile of the Ideal Graduate of Jones College Prep at GraduationIn light of the mission of the school, we have created this profile as our “dream” statement of who we hope our students willbe on the road to becoming as they walk across their graduation stage. All of our energies are focused on helping studentsdevelop as the type of individual described here.Adolescents are journey people. While we do not believe that students will be finished in developing these characteristics, we believe thatthe Jones College Prep experience will bring substantial “beginnings” in the following areas. The ideal Jones graduate at graduationwould be on the road to becoming…INTELLECTUALLY COMPETENT• a decision maker, a critical / analytical thinker• able to apply knowledge to reality• literate in all areas• able to absorb information and analyze it• a life-long learnerSOCIALLY SKILLED & MATURE• self motivated• aware of her / his own attitudes, biases, strengths, and weaknesses• honest• responsible for his or her own actionsCOMPASSIONATE• a moral and civically responsible member of society• able to enter into meaningful and deep relationships with others• a person with a sense of belonging to a larger community• empathetic• others-centeredSOCIALLY JUST & RESPONSIBLE• able to look at all parts of ideas and then make judgments• culturally aware• a person of integrity and character• aware of and beginning to make sense of issues of environment, globalization, poverty, and other macrocosmicframeworksWELL-ROUNDED & HOLISTIC• able to think “out of the box”• a person who can make connections across history, subject areas, themes, and ideas• well-rounded mentally, physically, educationally, and culturally• enthusiastic and curious9


ACADEMIC CODE OF CONDUCTThe faculty and staff of Jones College Prep High School expect the highest standards of honesty, ethical behavior,responsibility, and self-discipline from all students. To promote these values, to protect everyone’s right to a faireducation, to maintain the integrity of the Jones academic program, and to specify behaviors contrary to thesestandards, this Academic Code of Conduct has been established.HONOR CODE“A Jones College Prep High School Student does not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate the behavior of those who do.”ACADEMIC DISHONESTYCheating (CPS Student Code of Conduct 3-8)Behaviors that are considered cheating include, but are not limited to, the following: (Note: “tests” or “testing”includes tests, exams, quizzes, or any other form of teacher assessment of student work.)1. Looking at or copying from another student’s paper or allowing another student to look at or copy fromone’s paper during testing.2. Using any kind of written, mechanical, electronic, or other unauthorized aids in cheating.3. Copying work (homework or class work) assigned to be done independently, or letting others copy one’swork.4. Providing others with test information, or receiving test information from someone else.5. Plagiarism (see below)Consequences:First Offense: Zero or F on the activity, notify parent, referral to administration, possible suspension out ofschool up to 5 days.Second and Subsequent Offenses (cumulative for all classes and school years): Failing grade for the currentgrade period; notify parent, referral to administration; suspension out of school for 5 days.Severe, blatant, or repeated incidents of cheating can lead to further disciplinary action, including suspensionfrom school for up to ten days.Plagiarism (CPS Student Code of Conduct 3-8)Plagiarism is defined as misrepresenting the work of others as one’s own. This includes, but is not limited to:writings, research, ideas, opinions, experimental data, and creative works. When a student wishes to make use ofsuch materials, the student must give full credit to that source. This can be accomplished by means of a reference orattribution in the body of the text or speech, according to instructions provided by the teacher. The followingguidelines should be used in complying with this code:1. All quotations of exact words must be enclosed in quotation marks, and the exact source from which they arecopied must be indicated.2. The source of all summaries or paraphrases must be acknowledged.3. The sources of factual material beyond common knowledge must be indicated.4. Any assistance given to the student writer through books, films, lectures, internet sources, computerprograms, or direct interviews should be properly and clearly credited.10


5. Students should assume that all written assignments are to be completed independently unless the teacher’sinstructions explicitly permit collaboration.Consequences:The consequences for incidents of plagiarism are the same as those for other forms of academic cheating(see above).Unauthorized Possession of School Materials (CPS Student Code of Conduct 4-9)The theft, possession, or unauthorized use of the following school materials, are serious violations of the AcademicCode of Conduct:1. Exams, tests, quizzes, scoring rubrics, answer keys, or any other materials utilized by teachers or other staffto assess student performance.2. Standardized Tests (ACT, SAT, PSAT, Advanced Placement, etc.)3. Computer access codes of other students, teachers, or staff.4. Accessing student grades or other teacher records, both print and computer-based, without authorization.Consequences:Zero or F on activity;Notification of parent; and,Referral to administration: 10 days out of school suspension.Referral of Incidents of Academic Dishonesty1. Students who are aware of incidents of academic dishonesty have a responsibility to report such incidents toa teacher or administrator. Confidentiality and anonymity will be protected.2. A copy of the code will be distributed to all parents as part of the fall registration packet.3. Each student will be given a copy of the code in the Advisory period meeting of the school year, and thecode will be discussed at that time.4. Each student will sign and return the statement printed on the first page of the handbook that states that theyhave reviewed and have an understanding of all the information in the student handbook, which includes theAcademic Code of Conduct and Honor Code. This signed statement will be collected in Advisory and thenkept on file in the administrative office.5. In order to prevent misunderstandings, at the beginning of each course the teacher will clarify whatconstitutes a violation of the Academic Code of Conduct in her / his class. Teachers will communicate tostudents how this policy affects their specific class assignments. Each student will receive a written courseoutline or syllabus that includes an explanation of the following:a. The extent to which collaboration or group participation is permissible in preparing papers, labreports, notebooks, reports of any kind, tests, quizzes, homework, or any other work assigned by theteacher.b. The extent to which the use of study aids, books, data, computer programs, or other information ormaterials is permissible to fulfill course requirements.11


National Honor SocietyTo be invited to apply to the Jones chapter of the National Honor Society, students must be at least sophomore level, with aminimum of 20 Service Learning hours posted on their transcripts by September of the year they are up for invitation, have aminimum 3.75 UNweighted GPA, and no Ds or Fs. The list of eligible names goes to faculty and staff to determine thestudents’ citizenship eligibility.Students who fulfill the SL, GPA, D / F and citizenship criteria are invited to a meeting where they learn more about theNHS, its responsibilities and activities and receive the application, which asks them to identify their achievements in cocurricularactivities, leadership positions, service, community activities and work / school recognitions. The final part of theapplication is an essay about why they want to be in National Honor Society. Failure to attend the meeting negates the abilityto apply that year.The applications are due on a specific date; failure to turn in the application when specified negates their ability to apply thatyear. Applications are evaluated on the students’ demonstrated and continued participation in service, co-curricular andcommunity activities, leadership positions held / work school recognition and awards, as well as the content and conventionsof their application essay.Students are informed within three weeks of the evaluators’ decision; students whose applications are lacking specific areasreceive a letter to that effect with suggestions for improving their application during the next year. Induction is held as soonas the school calendar permits.12


Bell Schedule for 2012-2013A Day B Day C Day18:00-9:4458:00-9:44LATE START29:54 -11:382/6 A9:54-10:452/6 B10:47-11:3869:54 -11:382/6 A9:54-10:452/6 B10:47-11:3819:13-10:01510:06-10:482 or 2/6 A10:53-11:35311:48-1:323/7 C11:48-12:393/7 D12:41-1:32711:48-1:323/7 C11:48-12:393/7 D12:41-1:326 or 2/6 B11:40-12:223 or 3/7 C12:27-1:097 or 3/7 D1:14-1:5642:01-2:4341:42-3:26Exit Period 3:26-3:3081:42-3:2682:48-3:3013


The Counseling DepartmentThe Counseling Department provides social / emotional support, academic advisement, JCP and community referrals,general informational assistance, as well as college counseling.Counselors are often a good "first inquiry" person when a student, parent, or guardian has a question about the school(how to start a club, where to go for a fee waiver, how to change a course request, etc.) but doesn't know who to ask.Please feel welcome to field such inquiries with us. We're happy to help.One counselor works exclusively with freshmen while the other three work with sophomores, juniors, and seniors,dividing each of these classes in three by alphabet according to students' last names. To better understand whatcounselors do (it's often misunderstood), please consult the Counselors’ Corner on the Jones website.The Counseling office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. with both walk-ins andappointments welcome before and after school and during all lunch periods. In advance, appointments can be requestedat other times, also. Students should not drop by the Counseling office during class time except in the case of anemergency.Students can not eat in the Counseling office at any time, including lunch. However, students are welcome to come tothe Counseling office after eating lunch in the cafeteria. To do so, students should stop by the Counseling office for apass before their lunch periods.Lastly, as is noted elsewhere in this Handbook, academic issues should be addressed first with teachers, second with thechair of the department, and third with the Assistant Principal. There is little a counselor can do to address academicconcerns except offer a listening ear before referring you back to the teacher, department chair, or Assistant Principal.Freshman ConnectionFreshman Connection is a CPS-wide initiative to help incoming freshman prepare for a successful transition into highschool. Because JCP students come from over 100 elementary and middle schools, Freshman Connection is especiallyimportant at JCP to help students make new friends before the school year starts and to help students get on the samepage academically and socially. Freshman Connection programming consists of morning academic preparation andenrichment activities in the afternoon. Registration for Freshman Connection takes place in late spring each year.Freshman RetreatFreshman Retreat is a special day program to help freshman assess and improve their transition to high school. TheFreshman Retreat focuses on community building, friendship, and leadership. It is scheduled on a day of school and all9th graders are strongly encouraged to attend this experience. Student Leaders, the principal, staff, and parent volunteersorganize this retreat.Freshman CurriculumTransitioning to a college prep school can be a challenge for any student. The JCP Freshman Counselor has organized aspecial freshman curriculum which will be delivered in part during Freshman Connection and in part throughout theschool year. This curriculum will help freshmen with such new tasks, opportunities, and responsibilities as taking publictransportation to school, signing up for clubs and activities, and registering for classes.14


Service LearningThe graduation requirement starting for the class of 2014 as well as 2015 and 2016, is that they need to complete 3service learning projects to graduate from CPS. These projects will be offered through the core curriculum. Studentsmay still volunteer and receive hours that will appear as service learning hours on their transcript but will not getgraduation credit.For next year’s seniors (class of 2013) the 40 hour requirement still stands. There is no project requirement for thesetwo classes.Student Activities / Athletics / Eligibility RulesCo-curricular involvement is essential part of any student's development as a well-rounded individual. In addition,highly selective colleges and universities look favorably on leadership experiences in student activities. JCP has a club,activity, or team for every student. For detailed information on JCP's athletic teams, clubs, and activities, go to ourwebsite.Jones College Prep is a member of the Illinois High School Athletic Association and uses its rules as one guideline forparticipation in school activities. JCP applies the same rules for athletics, clubs, and activities. Students must meet allof the eligibility rules of the IHSA (go to www.ihsa.org/forms/index.htm) to view a variety of information on theseissues) in addition to other JCP expectations such as those spelled out in the Behavior section of the handbook. Studentsin activities and athletics must also meet JCP's eligibility rules:All student athletes must earn a grade point average of 2.0 to be eligible at any time during the school year.A student is partially ineligible if he / she fails one class at any 5-week marking period. In this case, there is noactivity is allowed during that class period for 5 weeks / until the next marking period as a spectator or aparticipant. Outside of these times, the student may participate. Eligibility will be reconsidered after 5 weeks, thenext grading period.A student is fully ineligible if she / he fails two or more classes at any 5-week marking period. In this case, thestudent can no longer participate until the next 5-week grades are in, and then only if he / she is no longer failingtwo or more classes.A student who is failing one or more classes may work with the Athletic Director to complete a weekly,Independent Study Plan (ISP) in order to become eligible prior to the 5 week period. This plan should becompleted on Thursday and submitted by 8:00 AM Friday.A student who does not comply with JCP behavioral guidelines, detention procedures, GPA requirements and hasfailed more than one class will be placed in the Activity Ineligibility List (AIL).15


The Athletic Seasons are:Fall Sports Gender Winter Sports Gender Spring Sports GenderCross country Co-ed Basketball (v) Co-ed Baseball BoysSoccer Boys Basketball G Girls Softball GirlsVolleyball Girls Bowling (v) Co-ed Soccer GirlsTennis Girls Chess Co-ed Track BoysSwimming Girls Dance Co-ed Track GirlsFor more information, contact Director of Athletics, Frank Griseto, fvgriseto@cps.edu.Fees, Debts, Fines, Payment Plans, and Fee WaiversFees are collected to support programs that benefit the students. Fees must be paid by the deadlines specified. Most fees willbe collected before a new school year begins. Debts may be incurred any time a student elects to use a temporary ID ($1),when books are damaged or not returned (up to the cost of the book), for damage inflicted on the property of others, etc.Students and parents must take responsibility for making sure that debts are settled as soon as possible. It is the student'sresponsibility to keep track of debts.For example, a student knows if she / he did not return a book issued by the school and should take the initiative to come tothe main office to pay for the item. If fees, debts, and fines are not paid by deadlines specified by the JCP staff, loss ofprivileges may result and the student will be placed on the AIL. If the proper forms and fees are not turned in on time, thestudent may be subject to disciplinary action. Program and locker assignments will not be issued if fees and/or paperworkare not turned in by the summer orientation dates / time specified by the staff. Debts can be appealed by contacting theDirector of Finance and Operations in writing, preferably via email.Sometimes, families face financial hardships. JCP wants all students to be able to participate in programs even when in themidst of a financial crisis. Payment plans and / or fee waivers (requiring submission of W2 forms) are available for familieswho cannot afford to pay fees. Parents should contact the Director of Finance & Operations (773-534-8618 orjvoigt@cps.edu) to inquire about these provisions. Fee waivers are not applicable to debts and fines. A payment plan may beworked out for debts and fines with the approval of the Director of Finance and Operations.Students are also required to be in good standing financially in order to attend extra-curricular events including,homecoming, prom or other events. A balance of more than $100 on a student’s account may prohibit them from attendingvarious school functions (dances, graduation ceremony, etc.). Please ensure that your child’s account is below $100throughout the year so they are able to attend all school functions.16


AcademicsRigorous AcademicsThe mission of Jones College Prep is to help students develop themselves as leaders through a rigorous college prepprogram that focuses on educating the whole person.High College Prep StandardsAcademic standards are high at JCP and all decisions regarding academic programs are made through the lens ofhelping students work at their maximum personal potential on the road to the highly selective college or universityof their choice.Address the Teacher FirstAll matters involving academics should first be addressed with the teacher involved. If more involvement isneeded, the next step is to go to the AP for Curriculum & Instruction at ctrownd@cps.edu or 773-534-8630.Guardian / Parent Conferences Concerning Academic MattersGuardians / parents must be partners in their child's education. JCP strongly encourages guardians / parents to stayin frequent contact with the school, please begin by visiting our highly informative website atwww.jonescollegeprep.org to find answers to many of your questions.If an issue arises that causes concern over an academic matter, parents and students should start by engaging indialogue with the teacher. The JCP faculty is comprised of highly talented with professionals and leaders. Theydeserve to speak for issues in their own classrooms before an administrator becomes involved. Similarly, in college,students and parents are not able to go straight to the dean with concerns.In this vein, we expect that students and families will begin practicing for the college years by bringing concerns tothe person with whom they have a concern before involving administrators. If parents and students do not reachsatisfactory resolution after discussion with the teacher, they should contact the AP .Schedule a conference with the teacher(s) by emailing the teacher (see website for email addresses by going toStudents > Staff Emails and Bios) or by calling in a request to a teacher or staff member. Guardians / parents and /or students must make an appointment, as classes cannot be interrupted for parent conferences.Homework / ProjectsConsistent with Jones' mission to provide a rigorous college prep program, homework and projects will be requiredin all classes. Similar to college instructors, individual teachers set their own unique expectations for grading andhomework and students must conform to these expectations.Students should keep a written record of all assignments and budget their time so they will be able to turn in all theirassignments on the dates they are due. Also, it is the student’s responsibility to get assignments, even in the case ofan excused or unexcused absence. Students and guardians / parents can view daily homework athttp://www.jonescollegeprep.org/apps/classes/ or under Students > My Page.As part of student training in self-management and motivation, it is highly recommended that students plan on aminimum of two hours of homework per night as freshmen, and more as they progress. Advanced Placementclasses will require additional study time. All students are advised to keep records of their assignments in thishandbook.In addition to individual teacher-assigned projects and homework, there are required projects in variousdepartments. Science Fair & History Fair projects are integral parts of the academic culture of the school, andstudents must strive to work to full potential in these projects. Quality of work on these projects is graded in thecontests themselves as well as within the respective classes.17


Student Learning CenterStudents are encouraged to use the Student Learning (room 213) for academic interests during lunch periods andsometimes after school for various adult-supervised scheduled activities.Students are allowed 150 free pages of printing from the Student Learning a semester. Any page over 10 costs $.05per page. A scanner is available to make copies.Jones College Prep has a partnership with Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave. There are no checkoutprivileges for JCP students but students are allowed to use the facilities. Visit the www.roosevelt.edu for moreinformation.The Chicago Public Library also has numerous branches including the Harold Washington Library Center at 400 S.State Street—this is one block away from JCP. Visit www.chipublib.org for more information.Standardized ExamsStandardized exams are one important way in which intellectual ability and academic progress are measured. Whilethese test results are just one important tool for measuring student progress, test results are taking on great meaningand are under ever increasing scrutiny by politicians, colleges, universities, and members of the community.Therefore, JCP endeavors to prepare students for success on these exams.In addition to a range of other types of assessments of student progress, including authentic, performance-basedprojects and activities, JCP staff uses standardized test results to fine tune instructional practices and curriculum.Jones administers several standardized tests to students on a regular basis. Ninth graders take the EXPLORE, tenthgraders take the PLAN, eleventh graders take the PSAE and are encouraged to take the ACT and SAT. Twelfthgraders can retake some exams, but it is often too late for scores to count for college admission. Junior year is thebig testing year and students and parents must prepare far ahead of time for strong performance on these exams.This is further information on the tests used at JCP (specific dates and times can be found on the appropriate monthin the school calendar at the events tab at www.jonescollegeprep.org):Prairie State Achievement Examinations (PSAE): The PSAE measures the achievement of 11th grade studentsrelative to the Illinois Learning Standards for reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social science. ThePSAE includes three components: (1) Illinois State Board of Education-developed writing, science, and socialscience assessments; (2) the ACT Assessment, which includes reading, English, mathematics, and sciencereasoning tests (visit www.act.org to view the new writing assessment required of all students at JCP) and (3)two WorkKeys assessments (Reading for Information and Applied Mathematics). Further information isavailable from the test developer by going to www.isbe.state.il.us/assessment/psae.htm. This test is typicallyadministered to all 11th graders at JCP in April with a retest offered in October of 12th grade, if requested.Taking the PSAE is a CPS graduation requirement.Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test / National Merit Semi-Final Qualifying Test (PSAT / NMSQT): This testis the qualifying examination for the National Merit Scholarship Program. In addition, it helps to preparestudents for the SAT. Further information is available from the test developer by going towww.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html. This test is typically administered to 11th graders atJCP in October.EXPLORE Test: The EXPLORE test is designed to help 9th graders explore a broad range of options for theirfuture. The EXPLORE program prepares students not only for their high school coursework, but for their posthighschool choices as well. It marks an important beginning for a student's future academic and career success.Further information is available from the test developer by going to www.act.org/explore/index.html. This testis typically administered to 9th graders at JCP in October.PLAN Test: As a "pre-ACT" test, PLAN is a powerful predictor of success on the ACT Assessment. At thesame time, the PLAN focuses attention on both career preparation and improving academic achievement.18


Further information is available from the test developer by going to www.act.org/plan/index.html. The PLAN istypically administered to 10th graders at JCP in October.ACT Test: As mentioned above, the PSAE has the ACT Test as a component. Since the PSAE is offered at nocharge to JCP students, it is strongly recommended that students view the day of the PSAE as their ACT Testdate. All students can take the ACT twice for free as part of the PSAE. In addition, students who qualify for thefederal Free / Reduced Lunch programs can obtain up to two fee waivers for additional ACT tests. Generally,for JCP students, scores will be stronger on the ACT than the SAT (the other college admission test), becauseIllinois state and CPS curricula are aligned with the ACT. It is not necessary to take both tests. See below formore information on the SAT.Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) (Reasoning Exam): The SAT is a four-hour test that measures verbal andmathematical reasoning skills students have developed over time as well as skills they need to be successfulacademically. Many colleges and universities use the SAT or the ACT or both as one indicator among others,including class rank, high school GPA, extracurricular activities, personal essay, and teacher recommendations,of a student's readiness to do college-level work. Further information is available from the test developer bygoing to www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/about/SATI.html. If a student elects to take the SAT, thesuggested date is in the spring of 11th grade. For students who qualify for the federal Free / Reduced LunchProgram, fee waivers can be obtained for the SAT, also. However, most JCP students will not take the SAT, asthe ACT (PSAE) and SAT are used interchangeably in college admissions. However, if students score very wellon the PSAT, it is strongly encouraged that they also take the SAT, as this may be the students “stronger” test.Scholastic Aptitude Test Subject Tests (SAT Subject Exams): Students applying to selective and highlyselective private universities are strongly encouraged to take this college admissions test if it is required fortheir college(s) of choice. Subject Tests, one-hour, mostly multiple-choice tests, measure how much studentsknow about a particular academic subject and how well they can apply that knowledge. Many colleges requireor recommend one or more of the Subject Tests for admission or placement. Used in combination with otherbackground information (your high school record, scores from other tests like the SAT, teacherrecommendations, etc.), they provide a dependable measure of your academic achievement and are a goodpredictor of future performance. Further information is available from the test developer by going towww.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/about/SATII.html. It is suggested that students take the SAT SubjectTests as soon as possible after completing a course in that subject, while the information is still “fresh.” Forstudents who qualify for the federal Free / Reduced Lunch Program, fee waivers can be obtained for the SATSubject Tests, also.19


Graduation Requirements / Early GraduationThe Jones College Prep diploma is different from a diploma earned at a typical high school. After four years ofsuccessful formation in a rigorous variety of academic and social programs, JCP will confer its college preparatorydiploma.All students and their parents should focus on "going the extra mile" in academic areas. Early graduation is notpermitted at JCP except under rare circumstances and only after a written request is presented to the principal onecalendar year before the proposed early graduation. Early graduation rushes students through an important processand does not allow the JCP staff to spend adequate time helping students develop into the leaders that our missionpromises.Graduation RequirementsThe following are commonly known as the core subjects. As a college preparatory school, and because collegesand universities pay close attention to the core, JCP emphasizes exemplary performance in these areas.The left side of the chart represents high school graduation requirements for every Chicago Public School. The right reflects the recommendations of the JonesCollege Prep Curriculum.CPS Graduation Requirements Recommended Jones College Prep4.0 English 4.0 English3.0 Mathematics 4.0 Mathematics3.0 Science 4.0 Science2.0 World Language 4.0 World Language3.0 Social Science 4.0 Social Science2.0 Fine Arts 2.0 Fine Arts (1.0 visual and 1.0 performing)2.0 Physical Education 2.0 Physical Education2.0 College-Career Pathways 0.0 College-Career Pathways3.0 Electives 4.0 ElectivesStudent AdvisoryStudent Advisory40 hrs Community Service 40 hrs Community Service24 Credits 28 Credits1. All courses offered are college preparatory courses.2. A program of courses is developed at a conference with the students, her / his parents or guardians, and an advisor.3. Each student must pass an examination on the Declaration of Independence, the flag of the United States, the Constitution of the United States andthe Constitution of the State of Illinois.4. Students must complete 40 hours of Service Learning activities prior to graduationElectivesAs the brightest students Chicago has to offer, JCP students must take electives as seriously as classes that arerequired for graduation. JCP offers students ample opportunities to explore and hone-in on areas of interest / needin order to be as prepared for college as possible. Among other benefits, electives offer students a chance to learna subject matter at a deeper level, expand a student’s horizons, as well as the chance to show colleges that they areserious students who take advantage of every academic opportunity they are offered.JCP emphasizes education of the whole person-the mind as well as the heart and body. Students shouldconcentrate on high performance in all areas to demonstrate well-roundedness.Programming Process / Changes to Student Program20


The programming process takes place during the second semester and following summer of each year. Graduationrequirements are reviewed and the student's interests are taken into account. Ultimately, priority will be placed onprogramming students for the courses that will help them work to full academic potential in order to help thembecome attractive candidates for selective colleges and universities. The student's advisor and / or counselor willbe available to meet with each student upon request, with mandatory meetings for rising seniors. Students mustkeep their scheduled appointment and they are expected to be prompt and to bring their programming materialswith them. A parent signature is required on the student's class selection form. Failure to return the form by theestablished deadline will result in a student being placed in a low-priority group for programming, with his or herrequests scheduled after all others. Certain subjects require minimum proficiencies before a student may advanceto higher level courses. More information is distributed regarding specific classes during the programmingprocess early in the second semester each year.JCP Students Do Not "Drop" ClassesA change in a student's program is highly unusual and is for academically necessary reasons only. A change inschedule will not be given simply to change a teacher or classroom or to be with friends. Program change requestscan only be made within the first two weeks of the academic year, and only by completing FORM PC. Changesrequire consent of the student’s counselor, and the student's guardian / parent through the completion of theprogram change request form (FORM PC). This form is acquired through the student's assigned counselor. Finalapproval or denial of a program change request is determined by the Principal or Assistant Principal. Seniors'schedules may be changed at semester if there is need of a credit for graduation that could not be fulfilled with thestudent's first semester courses and only if the student has shown evidence of doing their very best to meet allrequirements during the previous academic years, at evening classes and / or summer school. No other secondsemester course changes will be granted.JCP Schedule Change Request Policy and FormChanging of a student’s schedule is highly unusual and will likely only be approved when a mistake has beenmade by the counselors or administrators. JCP students do not “drop” classes. Guidelines for requesting achange of program include:Changes can only be requested within the first two weeks of the semester;Changes require consent of all parties listed on the reverse side of this form;Final approval is granted by the Assistant Principal;A change in schedule will not be given simply to change a teacher, classroom, or timing of a class.IF YOU DO NOT FIT INTO ONE OF THE ABOVE REASONS, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ASCHEDULE CHANGE. Please note: it is your responsibility to complete Change of Request form correctly. Ifyou have questions, please see your counselor for guidance.If you are eligible for a schedule change, bring this sheet to your counselor, the Director of Student Services orthe Assistant Principal. They will work with you to see if changes to your schedule can be made by consultingyour original requests.Students Taking College, Community College, and University ClassesOverviewTaking and passing a college course with high marks while still in high school shows that you are ready forcollege-level work and that you have high levels of motivation and initiative. This can provide a big boost to yourlearning as well as your applications for college admission and scholarships. However, these are more thanopportunities, such classes come with responsibilities.21


Thus, it’s up to you to register for every class, take appropriate placement tests, and keep your counselinginformed. It is also up to you to attend every class and to keep up with college level work and expectations.It’s also important for you to be knowledgeable of your college’s and your course professor’s policies andprocedures. For example, if after a few class periods you think that the load is too heavy, but the drop date hasalready passed, you may have to keep the course and struggle through – or accept an F on your transcript. This ishow it works in college. No one is responsible for telling you this information.Grading / Honors / Grade Reports / Progress ReportsSimilar to the college level, grades are assigned according to student performance and at the discretion of theteacher. If a student or parent is dissatisfied with a grade assigned by a teacher, they must first attempt to resolvethe issue with the teacher. Only after extensive conversation with the teacher, the student and parent may bring thecase to chair of the department. Then, if satisfaction has not been reached, the student and parent should contactthe Principal or Assistant Principal. The grading scale used in all JCP classes is as follows:A = 92-100B = 83-91C = 74-82D = 65-73F = 64 or BelowGrades earned by students generally reflect the following general criteria:A. Indicates learning at the highest level. The student not only has demonstrated knowledge and understandingof the material but also has demonstrated an ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the material withbreadth and depth of understanding. An A indicates work that has gone above and beyond the expectations ofan assignment.B. The student not only has demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the material but also applies thematerial. The student will be able, on occasion, to demonstrate an ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluatethe material.C. The student has demonstrated a basic knowledge and understanding of the material and some ability to applyit.D. The student has demonstrated a limited knowledge and limited understanding of the material and is not ableto apply much of it.F. The student has not demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the material, and therefore is not able toapply it.Report Cards: Report cards are issued four times each year at the end of each quarter. These are the permanentrecords of the student's progress. During Report Card Pick-Up Days parents / guardians must pick up gradereports at Jones.The dates and times can be found on the school calendar www.jonescollegeprep.org. The end of the 2 nd quarter (inJanuary) and the 4 th quarter (in June) mark the ends of the semesters. This is the time that credit is awarded in allclasses.Progress Reports: Regular notices to students and parents of class progress in a course are prepared every 5 thweek. When not prepared as a Report Card (above), they are prepared as a Progress Report; this happened on the5th, 15th, 25th, and 35th weeks of the school year. Teachers or staff members may send out a progress report atany time if special attention to academic issues is needed.22


Parents / guardians who would like a conference with the teacher as a result of the Report Card or Progress Reportare requested to email or call the teacher with whom they would like to meet. Teacher contact emails can be foundat www.jonescollegeprep.org.Academic DifficultiesAt the first sign of academic trouble, the student and parent should take swift action. This action must include aproblem-solving conversation that includes the student, the teacher and a family member, and may also includethe student’s counselor. Academic struggles must be faced and students must recover by learning from theirmistakes and getting back on track for successful development and graduation. Failing a class is a serious problemand should be prevented at all costs. Jones students are the best that Chicago has to offer and there is no place forminimum requirements. Consistent with helping students gain entrance to highly selective colleges anduniversities, all students should rise to the level of AP courses by the junior and senior years.Failing a Class / Non-PromotionFailing any class at JCP is a serious issue and may indicate that the student and parent should consider anotherschool. Failures can lead to non-promotion to the next grade. To view a PDF version of the CPS policies on gradepromotion go to policy.cps.k12.il.us/documents/605.1.pdfAt the first sign of trouble, the student and parent should contact the teacher immediately. If a student does failany class, the student and / or parent must contact the student's assigned counselor to make appropriatearrangements retaking the failed class.23


Remediation and Summer School Policy 2012-2013OverviewIt is educationally critical that, in order to prepare yourself adequately for college, you retake every failed class,including electives. Doing so shows college admission representatives that you take your education seriously andthat you can work through academic (and other) struggles. Making up classes are what is called “remediation.”In addition, retaking every failed class is critical to ensure that you reach the 24 total credits required forgraduation, and not just the requirements by subject. You won’t want to complete those final credits the summerafter your senior year and miss graduating with your class!Remediation classes at Jones are offered mostly using Aventa. These classes are taught over the computer in asupervised classroom setting at Jones.Following are the rules for retaking classes, or “remediation,” at Jones.1. Every failed course – both graduation requirements and electives – must be made up. Prior approvalregarding all remediation courses must be secured from the Assistant Principal. See your counselor as soonas possible after you fail a course to start this process.2. All courses with the exception of P.E. (see #5) must be made up at Jones as long as the courses are offered.(See #4 if the courses are not offered at Jones.) These courses can be made up during the summer or duringthe school year according to the following guidelines.a. If you fail one or more courses during first semester, you can request to make it / them up before or afterschool during second semester using Aventa at Jones. You would do this in addition to your full courseload in a supervised classroom after school or before school as space and CPS requirements allow. If youwish, you can also wait until summer school.b. If you have only one semester of a course to make up at the end of second semester, you must make it upduring one session of summer school at Jones.c. If you have two semesters of one or more courses to make up at the end of second semester, you mustmake them up using both sessions of summer school at Jones.d. If you have more than two semesters of courses to make up at the end of second semester, you mustmake up two of them using both sessions of summer school at Jones. If and only if you attend bothsessions of summer school at Jones and pass both classes, you can request to make up remaining coursesat Jones during the school day the following school year if the master schedule and your schedule allow.This is called “reprogramming” and is a HUGE reward for making the most of your summer schoolopportunities. It saves you from having to make up classes before or after school, in the evenings, or onthe weekends.3. Courses must be made up in a specific order that prioritizes 4-year graduation requirements (English, math)over other subjects.4. If you fail a course and it is not offered at Jones, you can take it at another CPS selective enrollment highschool. If it is not offered at another selective enrollment school, you can take it at another CPS high schoolwith prior approval from the Assistant Principal. If you plan to continue with the specific course of study of24


the class that you failed (for example, you failed Spanish 1 and plan to take Spanish 2), please make thisknown to the Assistant Principal.5. P.E. can be retaken at another CPS high school either during the summer or during the school year (eveningschool or Saturday school). P.E. does not need to be made up at Jones or at another CPS selective enrollmenthigh school.6. It is your responsibility when you finish making up a credit to acquire the official transcript or grade reportand show it to your counselor; he or she will make copies for your files and to pass on to the Jones gradescoordinator, and you will keep the original for your records. Do this right away, because transcripts andgrade reports sometimes get lost – and if yours gets lost at the school where you took a course, you have lostproof that you’ve made up that course.7. If you do not make up your failed classes, or if you are so far off track that you can no longer graduate fromJones in four years, you will be counseled to transfer to another school as early as your second semestersophomore year.If you have any questions about this policy, please see your counselor or the Assistant Principal.ExamplesFollowing are a few examples to illustrate how the policy works.1. You are a freshman. You failed World Studies first semester and did not make it up second semester. Thensecond semester you failed English and P.E. Because World Studies and English are graduationrequirements, you prioritize them and should retake them at Jones – except World Studies isn’t offered atJones over the summer. So, you must take English at Jones and World Studies at another school (selectiveenrollment if possible). For P.E., you can take it at another school during the summer, take it as an eveningor Saturday class during the next school year, or the following summer as long as you have not failed otherclasses that take priority.2. You are a sophomore. You failed four semesters during your freshman year and made up two of them oversummer school. The following school year you make up each of the remaining two semesters. That sameyear, you do not fail another course. Therefore, at the end of sophomore year, you have completely caught upand promote to junior year on schedule.3. You are a sophomore. You failed four semesters during your freshman year and made up two of them oversummer school. Then sophomore year you failed four more semesters and didn’t make up any courses at all.You are now three full credits behind for graduation. You will be counseled to transfer to another schoolwhere you are likely to be more successful. If you decide to continue at Jones, a plan will be put in place thatyou must meet in order to stay. This plan will include both requirements and supports. If you don’t hold upyour end of the plan, a transfer will be arranged.4. You are a senior. You are on track for the 24 total graduation requirements with one-half credit to spare.Then you fail English and art during first semester. You are now a half-credit behind to make the 24, and youalso need to make up both of these classes to fulfill the graduation requirements for English and art. Forsecond semester, if space, the master schedule, and your schedule allow, you can drop one elective and thentake English and art using Aventa, one during the school day and one either before school or after school. Oryou can keep the elective just to give yourself a little breathing room, and take both Aventa courses beforeand after school. It’s up to you. Do what you need to do to graduate!!!What steps to take25


If you fail a class:1. The first thing to do is to meet with your counselor RIGHT AWAY!!! Don’t wait for your counselor tocome find you!!! He or she can go over your transcript with you and help make a plan for remediation.Aventa, Summer School, and Saturday and Evening School all have firm deadlines; when you miss thesedeadlines, you miss your chance to get back on track. If you’d like a family member to be part of thismeeting, that’s great!2. The second thing to do is to work very hard, attend the remediation class regularly, and pass the class, aswell as your other classes. This is important so that you won’t dig a deeper hole for yourself. If you findyourself in trouble, see your counselor right away!3. Finally, if you are still struggling to pass classes, the third thing to do is to meet with your counselor todiscuss other high school options. It’s possible that Jones is not the right fit for you academically, and thatwith a transfer you can still graduate high school in 4 years and head off to college on schedule.Seniors must be on-track to graduate in order to participate in senior activities including theGraduation Ceremony, Senior Prom, Senior Luncheon, Honors Convocation, etc.On-track to graduate includes:Met the requirement of 40 service learning hours.Passing all graduation requirements and does not have more than one failing grade.Has no disciplinary issues including being on the Activities Ineligibility List for detentions.Have successfully passed and completed all evening school/Saturday school or online creditrecovery classes for credit deficiencies before the date of the event.Have paid off all student fees by each deadline in order to buy tickets for senior activities.26


Philosophy of the IES DepartmentOur philosophy is to provide students with special abilities the opportunities and tools to live successfuladult lives. We are fully committed to teaching our students to advocate on their own behalf and to be asautonomous as each individual student is capable. Our program services a wide spectrum of studentneeds.The Low Incidence program focuses on each individual student’s needs in the traditional academic areasas well as in social skills learning, community based education, personal care, and life skills.The Resource program provides personalized academic support in a small group, resource setting,depending on individual need. IES and Gen Ed teachers collaborate in order to modify classroomcurriculum based on each student's unique needs.Why we call ourselves IES (Individualized Education Services)We chose to name our department Individualized Education Services ("IES") instead of Special Edbecause we believe that IES better represents the type of services we provide. We hope to help breakthe stigma associated with the term "Special Ed" and seek to avoid labeling our students in a way thatlimits them. We believe that students with IEPs should receive services in integrated educationalenvironmentsResource Services:The Resource program at Jones provides individualized academic and social / emotional support forstudents with IEPs. Resource Program staff are specialists who provide support to individual students inaddition to serving as liaisons with General education teachers.One of the central goals of the Resource program is to teach the student to self-advocate. Resourceprogram students carry regular college prep class loads, making it crucial for them to learn how to usetheir IEP to receive the assistance they need. We believe that the IEP should function as a tool to assistthe student during their career at Jones College Prep. We strive to ensure that every student fullyunderstands their IEP goals and related modifications and accommodations.Our Resource program staff work to establish supports for students with IEPs in general educationsettings. These supports include consultation between the IES teacher and general education teacher.IES teachers work with general education teachers to make classroom and assignments more accessibleto IES students. In our general education classrooms, we employ methods including differentiatedinstruction and co-teaching in order to provide inclusive, transparent supports.In addition, students who need extra time during the day to accomplish their IEP goals have access to aresource period and resource teacher support. We provide resource room services from zero period(before school) through 9th period (after school). Our resource room functions as a place wherestudents can receive individualized assistance with homework, extra time for exams, as well as social /emotional support.27


Specialized Services:The availability of School Social Work Services to address issues related to Social Emotional Learningand related concerns, School Psychological Services, Speech and Language Services, Nursing Services,Physical Therapy Services, Occupational Therapist Services, etc..Low Incidence Program:The Low Incidence program at Jones College Prep focuses on providing our students with functionalskills that will help them become independent adults. To accomplish this goal we employ traditionalclassroom situations, inclusion into the General education classes and community-based instruction.Through the use of these techniques we are able to provide our students with a meaningfulindividualized education that will help them seamlessly transition into life after high school.All students in our Low Incidence program receive some instruction within a traditional self-containedclassroom. This time is used to work with students in facilitating the acquisition of academic andfunctional skills. While in this setting students typically work individually or in small groups onspecific activities that relate directly to their Individualized Education Program goals. Instruction in selfcontained settings is carried out when individual instructional goals deviate from specific Generaleducation curricula.Community-based instruction is a valuable and integral part of the educational process, and allows theIES department to teach functional skills in their natural environment. It is our belief that by taking ourstudents outside of the traditional school walls and using the community as a classroom we are bestserving our students. Community-based instruction does not equate to a field trip while participating incommunity-based instruction students are working in small groups and addressing specific IEP goals.Additionally, the IES department has partnerships with a variety of organizations within the downtownarea. We have been able to work with such organizations as Gallery 37, the University Center, MarriottBridges, and local elementary schools. These partnerships allow our students to receive valuableoccupational or recreational training in the local community.28


Promotion PolicyGrade promotion at Jones College Prep is an achievement that must be earned.Grade status will be determined at the end of each reporting period based on the following:To be promoted from 9 th to10 th grade, Jones studentsmust:earn a minimum of 5.0completed credits (1 of whichmust be in English);Further, it is expected thatall Jones College Prepstudents will complete 10hours of community service;no Jones College Prep studentwill have more than 10%unexcused absences eachsemester;each Jones College Prepstudent will exhibit conductover the course of theacademic year that issatisfactory and aligned withthe expectations detailed inthe Profile of the IdealGraduate of Jones CollegePrep.PROMOTION REQUIREMENTSTo be promoted from 10 thto 11 th grade, Jones studentsmust:earn a minimum of 11completed credits (at least2 English, 1 math, 1science, and 1 socialscience);Further, it is expected thatall Jones College Prepstudents will complete 20hours of communityservice;no Jones College Prepstudent will have more than10% unexcused absenceseach semester;each Jones College Prepstudent will exhibit conductover the course of theacademic year that issatisfactory and alignedwith the expectationsdetailed in the Profile ofthe Ideal Graduate of JonesCollege Prep.To be promoted from 11 th to12 th grade, Jones studentsmust:earn a minimum of 17completed credits (at least 3English, 2 math, 2 science, 2social science, 1 foreignlanguage, 1 visual orperforming art, and 1 PE);Further, it is expected thatall Jones College Prepstudents will complete 30hours of community service;no Jones College Prepstudent will have more than10% unexcused absenceseach semester;each Jones College Prepstudent will exhibit conductover the course of theacademic year that issatisfactory and aligned withthe expectations detailed inthe Profile of the IdealGraduate of Jones CollegePrep.To graduate, a Jonesstudent must:earn a minimum of 24completed credits (atleast 4 English, 3 math, 3science, 3 social science,2 foreign language, 1visual art, 1 performingart, 2 PE, and 3electives);complete 40 hours ofcommunity serviceFurther, it is expected thatno Jones College Prepstudent will have morethan 10% unexcusedabsences each semester;each Jones College Prepstudent will exhibitconduct over the courseof the academic year thatis satisfactory andaligned with theexpectations detailed inthe Profile of the IdealGraduate of JonesCollege Prep.If a student does not meet gradepromotion requirements at the 5 th ,10 th , 15 th , or 20 th - week reportingperiods… she / he will remain at her/ his current grade level until all ofthe promotion requirements arecompleted. She / he will bereassigned to the proper grade-levelimmediately upon completing thenecessary tasks. Grade-relatedprivileges – such as senior prom,senior lunch, and graduation – willbe extended only to students whohave met the promotionrequirements.MANDATORY INTERVENTION PLANSMandatory interventions for students Failure to abide by mandatorywho do not meet promotioninterventions, will result in… the samerequirements and demonstrate danger of consequences as missing regularly scheduledfailure at reporting periods include but classes, including but not limited toare not limited to…detention, Saturday detention, in-schoolAIL for five consecutive weeks; suspension, out of school suspension, and /summer, evening, weekend, and / or or referral for expulsion. In addition, aonline courses;student review may take place, which maysuspension from athletic and other lead to the student’s transfer to better suitedextra-curricular activities; and educational environments than Jones.psycho-social and / or casemanagement services upon teacher,counselor, administrator, student, orfamily request.29


ACTIVITIES INELIGIBILITY LIST (AIL): Updated WeeklyStudents on the weekly Activities Ineligibility List (AIL) may not participate in or attend any schoolfunctions, field trips* or athletic contests, including practice, etc. during the week a student is on theAIL.*Exceptions will be given to limited number of MANDITORY band or vocal music activities.30


Behavior, Discipline, Health, and SafetyDISCIPLINEThe JCP staff is engaged in helping students to develop effective social / behavioral skills for theirfuture. Personal responsibility is a primary goal for the Jones student; therefore, when it comes tobehavior and disciplinary consequences, the student must take full responsibility for his/her actions. Forevery right, there is a matching responsibility. For example, one student right is "a free and appropriatepublic school education" and one responsibility is to "know and follow all school rules and procedures."Though difficult, the adults in the student's life should resist trying to bail the student out ofconsequences, as this sends a damaging message. The consequences used by the school to help studentschange or learn new behaviors are designed to ensure the smooth operations of the school and to helpbuild a strong sense of respect and care for others in the school community.Disciplinary ProceduresA referral to the Assistant Principal is the last resort after the teacher has exhausted all other preventiveor corrective measures. The seriousness of a referral to the Assistant Principal speaks for itself, and thecase will be dealt with rapidly, firmly and fairly. The following procedure will be used:1. A referral will be made to the Assistant Principal with serious acts of misbehavior resulting inthe student being immediately brought to the Assistant Principal.2. The Assistant Principal will have a conference with the student. At this time the appropriatedisciplinary action will be determined according to the guidelines in the Student Code ofConduct.3. Students who repeat similar behaviors will be issued more severe consequences.All decisions regarding discipline reside with the designated Assistant Principal.AppealsIf a student wishes to appeal a discipline decision made by a teacher or staff member, he/she must visitwith that teacher or staff member first. If the student is still dissatisfied, he/she can draft an email to theAssistant Principal that includes the date of the incident, the consequence assigned the assigning staffmember and a clear paragraph about why he/she is appealing the decision.However, if a consequence is to be served before an appeal can be written or responded to the studentmust serve that consequence. To draft an appeal, the student must clearly type his/her name and IDnumber within the email. It will be assumed that the email the student is using to draft the appeal will bethe one the Assistant Principal should respond to for follow up and a decision.A discipline decision can only be appealed within two (2) days of the assigned consequence and theappeal email must be received by the Assistant Principal within that time period. If the student isdissatisfied by the Assistant Principal’ response, he/she can appeal the Assistant Principal' decision tothe principal by emailing all previous correspondence and the Assistant Principal response email all inONE email to the principal. The appeal to the Principal must take place within two (2) days of receivinga response from the Assistant Principal. Students are asked to avoid appealing discipline decisionsexcept under very rare circumstances.31


Summary of Common Misbehaviors and ConsequencesDisciplinary action is another aspect of the educational mission of the school. We are engaged inhelping students to develop effective social / behavioral skills for their future. Although mostconsequences are assigned as indicated below, any consequence may be adjusted at any time at thediscretion of the school administration based on each individual incident. Any questions regarding thesepolicies should be directed to the Assistant Principal.Consequences include, but are not limited to:1. Parent / guardian / student / school representative conference2. Compulsory community service3. Before / After school Detention or Saturday Detention4. In school suspension (ISS) 1-5 days5. Out of school suspension (OSS) 1-10 days6. Activities Ineligibility List (AIL), which results in the inability to participate in school sponsoredactivities including but not limited to junior / senior prom, senior activities, field trips, dances, clubs,athletic events, etc.7. Other mutually agreed upon alternative disciplinary actions.8. Referral for expulsion from school.Student Behavior 1 st Offense 2 nd Offense 3 rd Offense1) Forgery of passes, notes or documents 5 Detentions Discretion of the Assistant Principal2) Tardy to Class 1 Detention Discretion of the Assistant Principal2) Skip / Cut or Leave School 1 Day ISS* Discretion of the Assistant Principal – May result in ISS / OSS3) Skip / Cut Class 5 Detentions Discretion of the Assistant Principal - May result in ISS* / OSS**4) ACTIVATION OR USE ofCell Phones or Electronics(outside of Cell Phone Zone)5) DISPLAY of Cell Phones orElectronic Devices6) Misuse of Internet / Computers(See student AUP)7) Dismissed from ClassConfiscation ***,Parent Conference, Confiscation ***,Parent Conference,Confiscation ***Discretion of the Assistant Principal– Discretion of the Assistant Principal–and 5 Detentions.May result in ISS* or OSS** May result in ISS* or OSS**and loss of privilege.Confiscation ***,Confiscation ***,Confiscation *** / WarningParent Conference,Parent Conference,Discretion of the Assistant Principal – Discretion of the Assistant Principal –May result in ISS*/OSS** May result in ISS* / OSS**Loss of technology privileges for a period of time at the discretion of the Assistant Principal and / or TechnologyCoordinator.Consequence at teachersdiscretion, up to and including Discretion of the Assistant Principaldetention8) Disrupting Class Consequence at teachers discretion, up to and including detention9) In halls during class periodsw/o appropriate pass5 Detention & student is directed to return to scheduled location10) Public Display of affection beyonda quick greeting1 Detention & students are separated.If behavior continues then parents will be notified and further actions may be taken.11) Violation of Dress CodeStudent has to change into more appropriate clothing (from the Assistant Principal Office).Multiple offenses will be at the discretion of the Assistant Principal.12) Inappropriate / Offensive Language 1 Detention Discretion of the Assistant Principal1 Detention & immediate disposal of item(s) as well as any & all other disarray caused by students’13) Food / Drink Outside lunchroom negligence. The student may also be assigned lunchroom clean up duty for a period of time.Repeated offenses will be at the discretion of The Assistant Principal.1 Detention & immediate disposal of item(s) as well as any & all other disarray caused by students’14) Littering or Failure to clean up afternegligence. The student may also be assigned lunchroom clean up duty for a period of time.self at lunch and in hallwaysRepeated offenses will be at the discretion of The Assistant Principal.15) Other Infractions At the discretion of the teacher / staff / administration.32


* ISS-In School Suspension** OSS-Out of School Suspension*** If a device is confiscated, it is returned at the convenience of the Assistant Principal’s office. For a 2 nd or 3 rd offense, a parent must pick up device.Employees of Jones College Prep are not responsible for lost or stolen confiscated devices.2012 – 2013 Detention Action Levels and ConsequencesIn an effort to teach to high standards of behavioral excellence, Jones College Prep makes a clear connection between behavior andparticipation. This table also identifies actions on the part of parents / guardians, students, and the school. Families should review thistable carefully to help set the student up for success in meeting the school’s standards of behavior. Any questions regarding thesepolicies should be directed to the Assistant Principal at 773-534-8633.Action LevelAction Taken / ConsequenceIt is the full responsibility of each student to track her / his own detention(s) as well as other discipline issues. Detention lists willbe sent to each teacher on a weekly basis throughout the school year. First period teachers will share this information with theindividual student in their classes if the student is on the list. In addition, teachers will be sent a list with the detention count of eachstudent. Students should check with their teachers or the discipline office on a weekly basis or check in with the discipline office.5 or more pendingdetentions10 pendingdetentionsFrequent /Continuous AILStatusStudent is placed on the AIL. At this level, the student is not allowed to participate in any activities (i.e.any social activities including, but not limited to, dances, sports activities, club activities, fine artsperformances, field trips, senior activities including prom, luncheon, or graduation ceremony)Parent / Student Conference with Assistant Principal/ designee (on the phone or in person). The studentwill be given a window of one week to serve their detentions down to 0. If students do not servetheir detentions to 0 within the time frame established students will serve 4 Saturday detentions.Student remains on AIL until the student’s detention count is brought to zero.Consequences may include In School Suspension and eventually, Out of School Suspension. If the studentis frequently on the AIL or maintains AIL status for an extended period of time, a Student Review Hearingwith the Administration and parents / guardians will take place to discuss the students status and whetherJones College Prep is the optimal educational placement for the student.A student’s pending detention count is the number of detentions earned, minus the number of detentions served on record.The AIL will be available for teachers and students every Thursday for Monday’s reference. If a student is on this list on Monday,they will remain on the list until the following Sunday. The reason for this is because the list is created and posted once a week (onThursdays for the following week).M T WThF Sa SuIt’s Wednesday the 3 rd and you have 5detentionsServe 1 detention before or after school on the3 rd you are not on the AIL from the 8 th to the14 th .1 2 3 4 5 6 78 9 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 20 21It’s Wednesday the 3 rd and you have 5detentionsIt’s Wednesday the 3 rd and you have 4detentionsServe 1 detention before or after school on the4th you are ON the AIL from the 8 th to the14 th .Get another detention on Thursday the 4 th youwill be on the AIL from the 15 th -21 st if you donot serve the detention before the 11 th .If a student is on the AIL at the deadline of ticket sales for an event, she / he cannot attend and she / he should not purchase a ticket.The student on the AIL should know NOT to purchase a ticket or to submit a permission form.33


Students anticipating participation on a trip or an activity must take responsibility for meeting both behavior and academicexpectations for the trip or event. Students who are on the AIL, may not participate in or attend any event / field trip and NOrefunds will be given for any monies submitted.Chicago Public Schools Student Code of ConductEach student receives a copy of the Chicago Public Schools Student Code of Conduct. Please refer tohttp://policy.cps.k12.il.us for more information.A general framework for discipline is provided by the Chicago Public Schools Board of Education in the formof the Student Code of Conduct (SCC). All rules / guidelines in the SCC are applicable at JCP. Individualschools design their unique expectations within the framework of the SCC.The SCC also applies to all before / after school functions or any event where the student represents the school.Students may also be subject to discipline for acts of misconduct which occur either on or off campus. Nomatter where a student is, he/she represents the school and must behave in an exemplary manner. Each studentis responsible to himself/herself and to fellow students for maintaining orderly conduct. Students, who cannotguarantee orderly conditions by their own self-discipline, require the school to exert external controls and, ifnecessary, to impose disciplinary actions. Students who have repeated violations in groups 4, 5, or 6 of the SCCmay be ineligible for participation in school sponsored activities.A Zero Tolerance Policy will be enforced for students who commit acts of misconduct which seriously disruptthe orderly educational process. Those found to possess illegal drugs, firearms, or other dangerous weapons willbe suspended immediately and face a referral for expulsion. The partial list below describes a broad range ofmisconduct that is prohibited in school:FightingLoiteringPossession of weaponsForgeryVerbal and physical abuseFalse activation of fire alarmCheatingDisruptive classroom behaviorDisobeying authorityUse of alcohol, tobacco, illegal, drugs,narcotics, controlled substance, or contrabandUse of intimidation, coercion or forceGross disobedienceGang activity, representation, symbolic dress,markings on books, lockers, etc.Interference with the orderly school programthrough boycotts or trespassing or incitingdisruptive acts of violenceUnauthorized elevator useTheftFood in classroomsDefacing of school propertyDisruptive behaviorGamblingImproperly dressedPersistent tardiness to school & classSmokingProfane, obscene, indecent, immoral, orseriously offensive language & gesturesUse of paging, cellular & other prohibitedelectronic devices within the schoolImproper use of technologySexual harassmentSelling items for personal gainsDistributing unauthorized publicationsVandalismThreatIdentification BadgesStudents must have their Identification Badges (ID) cards displayed at all the times. This helps to ensurethat only authorized people are in our building. The card must be worn, visibly displayed, and must be34


presented to a JCP staff member upon request. No altering of the ID card is allowed. Stickers, pictures,pins, writing etc. may not be placed on the ID. Only the picture taken at school may be displayed. If astudent steals an ID, uses another student's ID card, forges an ID card, or uses a temporary ID on a dayother than the day it was issued, she / he will earn an in-school suspension on the first offense. Anyfurther violations of proper use of an ID will result in further disciplinary action at the discretion of theAssistant Principal.Consequences Used to Help Students Learn ResponsibilityAll of the adults in the JCP community participate in helping students learn responsibility through disciplinaryactions. Students must follow the instructions of all adults and must comply with their instructions at any time.Consequences for adverse student behavior are meant to help deter future problem behaviors and to helpstudents learn that their behavior has an impact on the school community. While a general framework ofconsequences will often be followed, all consequences are entirely at the discretion of The Assistant Principalor designee based upon the unique misbehavior.Description of Consequences:Detention: Detentions are assigned for attendance or disciplinary infractions.After School Detention:Days:TBALocation:TBATime:3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Procedures:45 minutes satisfies 1 detention.The student must keep track of all detentions owed / served.Morning Detention:Days:Every dayLocation:Art Room 217, Ms. StolzenbergTime:7:10 a.m. – 7:55 a.m.Procedures:45 minutes satisfies 1 detention.The student must keep track of all detentions owed / served.Saturday Detention: (if funding is available)Days:Saturdays (excluding Saturdays that land before or after Holidays)Location:TBATime:8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Detention Procedures:Students must serve an earned Saturday detention immediately. Students must arrive early. No one willbe admitted after 8:30 a.m. Students must bring enough work to satisfy 3 hours. Students must leave thebuilding and school grounds promptly when dismissed.*Note: If a student does not serve an assigned Saturday detention immediately they will be subjectdisciplinary action determined by the Assistant PrincipalDetention Rules:(1) Student must be awake, alert, silent, and focused on school work(2) No talking, note passing, sign language or communication is allowed(3) No eating, drinking or gum chewing(4) No electronic devices*Note: Violations of detention rules will result in dismissal with no credit and more consequences.Violations of electronic devices will be subject to additional consequences.35


In-School Suspension (ISS): In-School Suspensions are assigned by the Assistant Principal and are served byLocation:Security DeskTime:Entire school day (8:00 AM – 3:30 PM)ProceduresStudents are to arrive early. By 8:00 a.m. students must be at the security desk with all materialsneeded. Students are expected to complete all assigned coursework for that day including homework,quizzes, and tests.ISS Rules:(1) Each student is to have a complete days worth of assignments. All materials must be brought to thesecurity desk by 8:00 a.m. including paper, pen, books and reference materials.(2) Students must remain in the room at all times and must stay seated in the study carrel or otherassigned space.(3) The facilitator will escort student to the washroom and lunch will be brought to the student.(4) Absolutely no unauthorized interaction is allowed between students.(5) No gum chewing or unauthorized eating is allowed.(6) A student who is absent will reschedule the suspension upon returning to the school.(7) A student who is disruptive or non-compliant in the room will be subject to additional disciplinaryaction.(8) A student who fails to report to ISS will be assigned an Out of School Suspension.Out of School Suspension (OSS) Rules:(1) Students are reprimanded to the custody of their parents.(2) Students are not permitted in the building. If students appear on school grounds on an OSS day theymay be subject to criminal trespassing charges.(3) Students may not participate in any school function including those on and of campus.(4) It is the student’s responsibility to get all course work from the day(s) of OSS.(5) An OSS is counted as an excused day of absenceDenial of Privileges, Services, and / or Participation in School Sponsored Activities:If a student engages in a behavior that takes away from the school community, it is only natural that thestudent be denied some of the privileges of being in the school community until reciprocity is made. Forexample, a student cannot expect to be excused for a field trip, athletic event, or any school sponsoredactivity including but not limited to dances, junior / senior prom, senior activities, performances, clubs,etc. if she / he has cut class.If a student fails to turn in important forms and fees, it is natural that the student's program and otherprivileges be denied until the student does her / his part to provide essential information and the fees thatpay for the services that provide benefits to students.If a student is on the AIL at the deadline of ticket sales for an event, she / he cannot attend as she / heshould not purchase a ticket and will be denied a ticket as long as the selling party has beenappropriately informed. If a student is on the AIL at the time that permission forms are due for the trip,she / he cannot attend. The student on the AIL should know NOT to purchase or submit a permissionform.Students anticipating participation on a trip or an activity must take responsibility for meeting bothbehavior and academic expectations right up to the start of the trip or event. Students who arrive onthe AIL, who are vetoed for attendance by any teacher for academic reasons, or who have a current F ina class at any time leading up to the event / field trip will be denied participation and no refunds will begiven for any monies submitted.36


Uniform Dress CodeThe reputation of a school is based to a great extent upon the behavior and appearance of its student body. Studentdress should reflect the importance that education plays in every student's life. All students are expected to dressand groom themselves neatly and modestly in appropriate, designated clothing. When there is any question aboutthe suitability of a student's attire, it is the final authority of the school principal or Dean of Students as to whethera young man's or young lady's attire or general appearance is acceptable.In order to assist students in maintaining the proper focus on academics and social development, Jones CollegePrep enforces uniform dress standards (listed below) appropriate for a learning environment. In general, if averagegrandparents would be uncomfortable with the attire of a student, the attire is inappropriate. Failure to abide bythe uniform dress code will result in the student having to report to the Dean of Students Office to acquireappropriate clothes for use that day. Students will be offered the following options before they are allowed toreturn to class:1. Students may change into an appropriate article of clothing that they own.2. Students may choose an appropriate article of clothing from the lost and found.3. Students may borrow an appropriate article of clothing from another student.4. Students may purchase an item from the “Jones Wear” collection.Students will earn one detention on the first infraction.A general framework for uniform dress is:(1) Neat and clean appearance, no torn clothing(2) Pants must be secured at the waist(3) Shoes must be worn.The following are not permitted:Clothing, belts, shoes, jewelry or anything that denotes any drug, sexual or gang related affiliationClothing which displays vulgar languagePicks / combs in hairstylesSunglassesUnbuttoned / revealing shirts / blouses / pantsHats or any full head coverings - they must be placed in lockers (exceptions can be given by principal orassistant principal to individual students if they are satisfying religious requirements)Sweat bandsTeam jerseys without a shirt underneathHalter / tube / tank tops (showing cleavage), bare midriffsBackless tops or sweaters / dresses with plunging back or neck lines or the exposure of underwearShort skirts or dresses and undershirts / undergarments worn as regular clothingPublic Displays of AffectionRomantic affection does not belong in public spaces because it makes others uncomfortable and these are acts tobe shared between two individuals privately within their own moral framework. Students should not subject therest of the school community to public displays of physical affection. A quick hug and pat on the back isappropriate. Kissing, extended embraces, sitting on other’s laps, and fondling / groping are not. If a student cannotfigure out for herself / himself appropriate boundaries around physical affection, a JCP staff member has thediscretion to define an act as inappropriate. Students will receive one detention on the first violation.Fraternities / SororitiesDefinition (Reprinted from the Illinois School Code (105 ILCS 5/31-1, from Ch. 122, par. 31-1): A public schoolfraternity, sorority or secret society in this Article means any organization, composed wholly or in part of public37


school pupils, which seeks to perpetuate itself by taking in additional members from the pupils enrolled in suchschool on the basis of the decisions of its membership, rather than upon the free choice of any pupil in the schoolwho is qualified by the rules of the school to fill the special aims of the organization. The governing body of anypublic school shall suspend or expel any pupil who is a member of, or joins or promises to join, or who pledges tobecome a member of, or who solicits any other person to join, promise to join, or be pledged to become a memberof any public school fraternity, sorority or secret society.It is unlawful for any person not enrolled in any public school of this state to solicit any pupil enrolled therein tojoin or pledge himself or herself to become a member of any public school fraternity, sorority or secret society orto solicit any such pupil to attend a meeting thereof or any meeting where the joining of any such fraternity,sorority or secret society is encouraged. Whoever violates this section shall be guilty of a petty offense and befined not less than $25.00, nor more than $100.00.Anti-Hazing PolicyJones College Prep strictly forbids any form of hazing (physical, verbal, and / or mental) against any student. Thispolicy applies to the entire Jones College Prep student body, clubs, organizations and teams. Violators are subjectto disciplinary action under The Uniform Discipline Code: Group 5-4 (use of intimidation, coercion or force).Disciplinary action may include suspension (6-10 days), disciplinary reassignment, police notification, and / orexpulsion. In addition any team or organization member engaging in hazing will be removed from said team ororganization.Lunchroom RulesFood and drink are only to be consumed in the lunchroom or other spaces authorized by JCP staff. Gum orsunflower seeds must never be consumed on school grounds because they create issues with keeping the buildingclean. On the first offense students will receive one detention.(1) Students must have ID displayed in order to enter lunchroom.(2) No leaving the lunchroom without an appropriate pass.(3) No throwing food or drinks(4) Students are responsible for cleaning their own table(s) at the conclusion of lunch.Open Campus LunchA complete and approved application must be on file in the attendance office before a student can leave campusduring lunch. A list of eligible students will be maintained and kept up to date. A student’s name must appear onthe list in order to leave campus during lunch.How does a student qualify for open campus lunch?The open campus lunch application can be found in the main office or online and must be completedincluding all required signatures.Only juniors and seniors qualify for open campus.A student must have only A’s, B’s, or C’s on the report card for the previous 5-week progress report. Ifgrades or behaviors slip between grade reports, it is the right of the administration to revoke this privilege.A student must be meeting the school’s behavioral expectations defined in the student handbook. Students onthe Activities Ineligibility List are not eligible for open campus lunch.To sustain open campus privileges, a student must not have more than three tardies to the first period of his orher school day or to the period immediately following lunch. Cutting classes will make a student ineligible.This application must be completed including all required signatures. This form should be turned into themain office where it will be kept on file.38


Behavioral expectations for those with open campus lunch:Students with open campus lunch must swipe out when leaving after the tardy bell rings to begin the lunchperiod assigned.Students with open campus privileges must swipe in upon return before the dismissal bell rings to end thelunch period assigned and go to class on time ready to learn. Being late to the period after open campus lunchwill be considered the same as being late to school. If a student is late, their open campus lunch will be takenaway and may be reinstated after the next five-week academic report.Students with open campus privileges must go through the security system upon their return. The securityprocess is not an excuse for being tardy. Students must budget their time accordingly.To speed up the security process, students are advised to keep their bags and purses at school. Bags should beleft in the student’s locker – security staff members are not responsible for items left at desk. Do not bringextra bags back to JCP.Students with open campus lunch must have IDs with them signifying their open campus status. Failure towear this ID will make a student ineligible to leave. Temporary IDs are not sufficient. Replacement IDs maybe purchased for $5.00.Students represent Jones College Prep while off campus during lunch. Behaviors that violate school or citypolicies may result in the revocation of open campus privileges.Electronic Devices / Cellular Phones / Smart Phones at SchoolElectronic devices and Cellular phones can easily become a distraction to learning and appropriate social norms.They have limited use within the regular learning environment of the school. However, because of the uniquecircumstances (i.e. long trip to school) of many of our students and per CPS policy, "Upon detailed writtenexplanation from parent or guardian, principals may authorize a student to possess an electronic device cellulartelephone for medical or other family emergencies or for any other good cause.” No electronic devices may bebrought into the school building until the following procedures have been followed.1. Student must obtain the “Request To Have A Cellular Phone / Smart Phone During School” form.2. The form must be completed, signed by student, parent / guardian, and returned during the registration process.3. Once completed and submitted, the Dean of Students will keep this form on file.4. Upon completing this process, the student is then allowed to enter the school building with the approved devicebut it should not be visible during the school day. Students are allowed to use their cell phones in the CELLPHONE ZONE * only during the student’s scheduled lunch period.5. Students are allowed to use their cell phones throughout the school in the morning but they must be turned offand put away by the 8:00 am starting bell. Students are also allowed to use their cell phones throughout theschool after school but not until after the 2:50 pm dismissal bell.6. This privilege is only for students to have access to these devices while traveling to and from school. Studentsneeding to use the phone FOR AN EMERGENCY during the school day should be referred to the Dean ofStudent’s office. STUDENTS WHO ABUSE OR MISUSE THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE / CELLULARPHONE / SMART PHONE PRIVILEGES WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM**.* The cell phone zone is the lunchroom during scheduled lunch periods. It must be the students lunch period andthey must wear their ID proving that it is their lunch period.** If the student body abuses the privilege of the Cell Phone Zone, morning or afternoon flexibilities, the optionsmay be revoked.If a staff member or adult hears any noise (including a vibration) coming from a concealed location the studentwill be required to reveal the source of the noise and the following disciplinary actions will be taken:Consequences for visible electronic device / cell phone / smart phone:39


ooo1st Offense - Confiscation of the item and a Saturday detention, the item is to be returned to the student at theconvenience of the Dean of Students office.2nd Offense - Confiscation of item, a Saturday detention and parent / guardian must retrieve / pickup the itemat the convenience of the Dean of Student’s office.3rd Offense and continued offenses - Confiscation of item, an appropriate consequence will be issued, andparent / guardian may be asked to retrieve / pickup the electronic device, and the student will no longer bepermitted to have the device on school grounds.Consequences for activation or use of cell phone / smart phone:o 1st offense - Confiscation of the item to be returned to the student at the convenience of the Dean’s office aswell as In School Suspension.o 2nd Offense - Confiscation of the item to be returned only to a parent / guardian at the convenience of theDean’s office as well as Out of School Suspension.o 3rd Offense - Confiscation of the item to be returned only to a parent / guardian at the convenience of theDean’s office, Out of School Suspension and the student will no longer be permitted to have any device onschool grounds.The definition of possessing / using a cell phone / electronic device: Looking at your device to check the time,text messages, missed calls, etc. or using your device to communicate in any way. It is the discretion of the adultto determine if a student is in possession of or is using a cell phone or electronic device. It is up to the discretionof the adult as to whether or not the student is actually using the cell phone. Let students be advised that if theyare “just looking” at their electronic device, it can / may /will be misconstrued as “using” it.ValuablesStudents are discouraged from bringing valuable items and / or large sums of money to school. In the event thatthe need arises, however, the student upon her / his arrival to the school should bring these items to the mainoffice, to be held until the student is dismissed. Lost or stolen items should be reported immediately to the adult incharge, to the nearest security person, or to a member of the Dean of Students Office staff.Respect for Property / TextbooksAll persons in public schools must be good stewards of public resources. JCP students must respect the facilityand the property of others. The school loans textbooks to students, with the understanding that they take fullresponsibility for the texts' safe keeping. Books are a public resource and must be treated with respect andreturned for the use of others. Students must pay debts and fines for lost or damaged textbooks. Textbooks haveunique identifiers and a student only gets credit for returning the texts assigned specifically to her / him. If atextbook is returned without a barcode label, full replacement value of the textbook will be issued.VandalismMarking on or vandalizing the property of others is a crime. Persons who engage in writing on any space are not"artists", they are vandals. Vandals are criminals and will be dealt with as such. Students are not allowed to havein their possession any device or tool commonly associated with defacing property in any way (e.g. graffiti).These materials include, but are not limited to, magic markers, white-out, spray paint, shoe polish, etching tools ordaubers except under the direction supervision of an art teacher, and in class. Violations of the rules forpossession of these articles will not be tolerated and will be dealt with harshly, with possible expulsion andmandatory restitution.Anyone defacing school property, including furniture, walls, books, lockers, other students' creative projects, etc.will be automatically suspended and will be required to pay for the clean up and restoration of the defacedproperty. Given probable cause lockers will be searched by school authority. The student will be subject to arrestby the police authorities as well40


Elevator UseStudents are not allowed to ride the elevator at any time, (including before school and after school) unless givenpermission, in writing, from a faculty or staff member, or given an elevator pass. Students will receive onedetention on the first violation.MedicationsAsthma Medication: As of August 16, 2001, school children in Illinois may carry and self-administer prescribedasthma medication in order to ensure that they have immediate access to life-saving asthma medications.Medication forms, to be completed by the physician and the parent, are available from the school nurse, theAttendance, and the Dean of Students offices. Written authorization for self-administration of medication isrequired.Self-MedicationOnly those medications which are necessary as determined by a physician are administered during school hours.Students who require medication during the school day must be approved for self-administration. Medicationforms, to be completed by the physician and the parent, are available from the school nurse and the attendanceoffice.Technology - Chicago Public School Acceptable Use Policies (AUP) was adopted by the Chicago SchoolReform Board of Trustees on June 26, 2002. The student policy applies to “ALL” CPS students. Computer usageat Jones College Prep is governed by Chicago Public Schools' AUP which is reprinted below:The Chicago Public Schools provide computers and network capabilities to students for the purpose of enhancinginstruction through technological resources. The Chicago Public Schools uses filtering and blocking technology toprotect against access through the Internet to material that is obscene, pornographic, or harmful to minors.Amendments to the policy bring the Chicago Public Schools in compliance with the Children's Internet ProtectionAct. The Chicago Public Schools may make Internet access or electronic mail ("e-mail") available to students onthe CPS Network as educational resources. It is a general policy of the Chicago Public Schools to promote the useof computers in a manner, which is responsible, legal and appropriate. Student use of the CPS Network is aprivilege. A student's failure to adhere to the Student Acceptable Use Policy ("Policy") will result in therevocation of the student's access privileges. Should a student's access privileges be revoked, there shall be noobligation to provide a subsequent opportunity for access to the CPS Network. Latest version is at:http://policy.cps.k12.il.us/documents/604.1.pdfHigh School District #299’s Board of Education, administration, and staff are committed to preparing our studentsto be successful leaders in a rapidly-changing technologically-oriented society. Access to the District’stechnology resources must be for the purpose of education and be consistent with the educational mission of theDistrict.Users might have access to information that may not be appropriate to the educational setting through access toother networks and people around the world. District #299 cannot control or be held responsible for allinformation available on the Internet beyond our school websites. Users wishing to use the school’s computers forInternet access must do so in a way that is consistent with our educational mission and values.The use of District #299 technology is a privilege, not a right. Thus, each user must take full responsibility for her/ his actions. In most cases, common sense will guide the user toward appropriate use of technology. District #299will provide technology access to users who have read and agree to abide by this Student Technology AcceptableUse Policy and have written approval from their parent / guardian. Inappropriate use may result in cancellation,limitation, or suspension of access privileges, disciplinary action, academic consequences, and / or legal action.41


Staff, teachers, and administrators will make all decisions regarding whether a user has violated this authorization.The administration’s decision is final.Users will:Users will not:Abide by the computer use policies as listed in the AUP and Student Handbook.Use District #299 technology for appropriate educational purposes only.Conduct themselves in a positive manner reflecting the values of the student body, staff, and thecommunity.Be aware that school personnel have access to all user directories, data, e-mail, web pages and other filesstored on the District system servers and computers and may review files and communications at anytime.Be responsible for all materials created, sent or received under her / his user account and therefore shouldnot give out their password to anyone.Assume that any software is copyrighted.Efficiently use resources, such as file space, bandwidth and printing.Respect the privacy of individuals.Cause or contribute to the damage or modification of computer hardware, software or data.Access, display, or send written or graphic information, which is obscene, inflammatory, derogatory, oroffensive.Plagiarize or violate copyright laws.Access the work of others without proper permission.Use technology to create, send, solicit, or store materials that contain racist, sexist, obscene, or otherwiseobjectionable material that would demean, defame, denigrate others for race, religion, creed, color,national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, gender, etc.Use the school’s technology for financial gain, for commercial activity, or for any illegal activity.Download and / or install any software without prior approval from the Computer Support ServicesDepartment.A. Use of CPS Network's ServicesImproper use of the CPS Network is prohibited. Uses of the CPS Network that are prohibited include,but are not limited to:1. Use of the CPS Network for, or in support of, any illegal purposes2. Use of the CPS Network for, or in support of, any obscene or pornographic purposes; this includes, butis not limited to, the retrieving or viewing of any sexually explicit material3. Violation of any provision of Illinois School Student Records Act. which governs students' rights toprivacy and the confidential maintenance of certain information including, but not limited to, a student'sgrades and test scores4. Use of profanity, obscenity or language which can be done either verbally, written, or through picturesthat is generally considered offensive or threatening to persons of a particular race, gender, religion,sexual orientation, or to persons with disabilities.5. When brought to the attention of school officials, students will be held responsible for inappropriatebehavior displayed online, or on or OFF school property, which violates school policy or the law and /or whose content is disruptive to the educational process. Weblogs, photoblogs, and social networkingprofiles whose content is disruptive to the educational process will be reviewed.42


a. Weblogs, photoblogs, and social networking profiles including, but not limited to: facebook,myspace, xanga, tagged, live journal, etc. as well as online photo storage like photobucket,shutterfly, imagestation, snapfish, etc.6. "Reposting" or forwarding personal communications without the author's prior consent7. Copying commercial software in violation of state, federal, or international copyright laws8. Using the CPS Network for financial gain or for the transaction of any business or commercial activities9. Plagiarizing (Claiming another person's writings as your own) any information gained on or through theCPS Network or any other network access provider10. Using the CPS Network for political lobbying11. Intentionally disrupting the use of the CPS Network for other users, including, but not limited to,disruptive use of any process, program, or tool for ascertaining passwords or engaging in "hacking" orany kind, including, but not limited to, the illegal or unlawful entry into an electronic system to gainsecret information12. Providing access to the CPS Network to unauthorized individuals13. Use of the CPS Network to violate any provision of the Chicago Public Schools Uniform DisciplineCode.B. General Information1. The privilege of using the CPS Network is free to students of the Chicago Public Schools.2. The student to whom an account on the CPS Network is issued is responsible, at all times, for itsproper use.3. A Responsible Student User of the CPS Network:a. May keep a free account on the CPS Network as long as he or she is a student in the ChicagoPublic Schoolsb. May use the Internet to research assigned classroom projectsc. May use the Internet to send e-mail to other users of the CPS Network and to people around theglobed. May use the Internet to explore other computer systems.e. Students are not allowed to check e-mail during instructional class time.f. Students are not allowed to use computers without staff supervision and / or permission.4. A Responsible Student User of the CPS Network:a. Should not give his or her password to another person.b. Students will pay a fee in the amount of $2.00 to have their network password reset thus receivinga new password.c. Students will pay a fee of $4.00 to have files restored to the network.5. A Responsible Student User of the CPS Network:a. Understands that none of his or her communications and information accessible through the CPSNetwork is considered private or confidential and the Chicago Public Schools reserves the right toaccess all user accounts, at any time, including student electronic mailb. Understands the CPS Network Student Acceptable Use Policy before logging onc. Understands that if the CPS Network Student Acceptable Use Policy is violated, the student'saccount on the CPS Network will be revokedd. Understands that if he or she is removed from CPS Network by a school faculty member that heor she has the right to appeal the removal within thirty (30) days, in writing, to the principal of theschool. The school principal's decision shall be finale. Understands that if he or she is removed from the CPS Network, there shall be no obligation toprovide a subsequent opportunity to access the Network.43


C. Parent or Guardian ConsentParent or Guardian consent for student use of the CPS Network must be obtained prior to the activationof a student’s account on the CPS Network. The parent or guardian of the student must provide writtenauthorization in the parental consent form.D. Student Acknowledgement and Internet Test1. All students to whom an account on the CPS Network has been assigned shall sign a Student SignatureForm acknowledging the requirements of the Policy on student acceptable use and verifying his or hersuccessful completion of the CPS Network Student Internet Test" (CPS Acceptable Use Policy Online,6/99).2. The use of the Internet and all computer stations at Jones College Prep is a privilege, not a right!Students must never share their logon names or passwords with others.If a violation occurs on a workstation, the owner of the logged in account will always be heldresponsible. If there is something wrong with the computer when a student sits down to use it, she / hemust report it immediately to the teacher or she / he will be responsible for the computer. Inappropriateuse will result in a cancellation of those privileges and further disciplinary action at the discretion ofDean of Students or designee. All students must have the AUP and Media Consent Forms on file, signedby a parent and the student before accessing any workstation.44


AttendanceState Mandated Attendance PolicyIllinois Senate Bill 1840 (Public Act 85-1418) effective June 1, 1989 mandates that students must attend schoolfor 300 minutes. (This time cannot include lunch.) Students must attend 300 minutes or more to receive credit fora full day of attendance. Students attending less than 150 minutes are recorded as zero attendance for the day.CPS and State guidelines mandate that a student receives ½ day of attendance each day that she / he cuts a class.These absences are counted as truant days and they become part of the student’s Permanent School Record. Thisinformation is sent to colleges and scholarships whenever a transcript is requested.Parents can help increase attendance / state aid by scheduling doctors’ appointments, etc. for their children duringnon-school hours. In addition, parents should talk to their youngsters about the importance of attending all of theirclasses.The Importance of AttendanceAll students are expected to attend school and to be on time every day, every period. Absences, tardies / lates, andcuts from school or from class are the greatest causes for poor achievement in school. The basic responsibility forthe regular attendance of the student lies with the student and the parent. In addition, the State CompulsoryAttendance Law specifically states that the parent is obligated to see that the student is attending school. TheSchool Code of Illinois, Section 26-1 states:"Whoever has custody of any child between the ages of 7 and 16 years shall cause such child to attend somepublic school in the district wherein the child resides the entire time it is in session during the regular schoolterm.”"Regular attendance builds and indicates growth in self-discipline, responsibility, and maturity; most importantly,it helps students keep up with the daily learning exercises that will later be examined for course credit, graduation,and college entrance.”Swipe In / ID CardsUpon arrival to school, all students must swipe in each day at the front entrance. If a student does not have her /his ID, the student must report to the Attendance Office or security desk to obtain a temporary ID for the day. Thetemporary ID will cost $1.00. Students must keep track of these charges as they will be automatically applied tothe student's account. After receiving 5 consecutive temporary ID's the student must report to the AttendanceOffice for a new ID. There is a $5.00 fee to replace an ID card that is lost, stolen, or damaged. If an ID card isunreadable at the student entrance terminal, student must report to the Attendance Office.Recognition for Perfect AttendanceStudents with one year perfect attendance will receive an individual awardSeniors who have had perfect attendance all four years of high school will receive a reimbursement of half oftheir graduation fee, upon request.Excused Absences (Valid Absences)A parent must call the Attendance Office 773-534-8631 before 8:00 a.m. on the day of absence identifyingthemselves and giving their child’s name, Advisory number, date(s) of absence and the reason for the absence.Calls may be placed the night before the absence. Students may only be excused for personal illness, familyemergency or a religious holiday. Students planning a college visit must prearrange it with the Attendance Officeafter seeing their college counselor. When a student is absent three or more consecutive days, the parent should45


also contact the student’s teachers for assignments. Whenever possible, doctor’s statements should be placed onfile with the Attendance Office.Students participating in any practice session (including but not limited to play practice, choir / band practice andathletic practice), competition, performance, and club activities must be in attendance on that school day. Anystudents reporting to school late must report to the Attendance office so that their attendance at school can beacknowledged. Also, students must be in attendance on the given date to participate in a field trip or after schoolevent. Students who receive an early dismissal are no longer in attendance on that day.Students must present a note to the Attendance Office documenting the absence immediately upon return.Absences not verified by a note and a call are considered unexcused or truant.Students cannot be absent and be in the building unless they have a pass from the Attendance Office personnel totake care of school related business, i.e. turning in an assignment.Prearranged AbsencesPermission must be requested by phone and in writing by parent / guardian five days in advance. Extendedabsences for any reason may result in academic failure. For this reason, careful consideration of alternativesshould be made before making this request. It is the student's responsibility to arrange for completion of all workwith her / his teachers for the duration of the absence.Religious HolidaysWhen parents call to report an absence, the reason must be stated that it is for a religious holiday. This day iscounted against attendance as an excused absence. If we are not notified of a religious holiday in advance, the dayis counted as an unexcused absence.School Sponsored ActivitiesWhen an authorized activity, trip, etc. is sponsored by the school, students will be given a permission slip forparents to sign and return to the school. Jones College Prep does not have any connection with, nor assumes anyresponsibility for any non-school sponsored class trips, after prom events, picnics, activities, etc.Jones Dance Guest ProceduresJones students who would like to bring non-Jones guests to a Jones dance must have the attached form completedbefore purchasing a guest ticket. Each Jones student may bring one non-Jones guest. Please note that the bottomportion of the guest form must be completed by the guest's school and must have a school seal/stamp/businesscard to be accepted. It is the Jones student's responsibility to make sure that the form is completed correctlybefore purchasing a guest ticket.See Appendix B for the Guest FormExcused Class AbsencesStudents who are to be excused for one or more classes to participate in any activity (field trip, dance, assembly,etc.) must secure the permission of the teacher of the class to be missed 24 hours prior to the event. Officialforms or tickets of admission must be signed by the classroom teacher and, usually, the parent. A teacher mayrefuse to allow a student to be absent from a particular class. This would usually be the case when a student is notdoing well in a particular class. Students must present written parental permission to participate in a field trip. Ifthe student does not receive the teacher’s written excusal prior to missing the class, the absence will be considereda “cut” and processed as such. A student cannot be absent and participate in a field trip.Unexcused Absences (Truant)As of January 1996 the Chicago Public Schools report any absence not verified by the parent as a truant day. Toavoid this be sure to call in to report valid absences on the day of the absence. A student who is absent without a46


valid reason and parental permission or permission of school officials is defined as being truant. This is anunexcused absence, and teachers are not required to give make up work for these absences. Cases of truancy areconsidered police cases as they involve breaking laws of the state. Cases of truancy may involve parents beingcalled to school for a conference and / or suspension.Unexcused Class AbsencesAt the time of printing, this policy was under revision. Please visit the online version of the 2012-2013 Parent -Student Handbook.Class Tardy ProcedureAt the time of printing, this policy was under revision. Please visit the online version of the 2012-2013 Parent -Student Handbook.Late ArrivalsAt the time of printing, this policy was under revision. Please visit the online version of the 2012-2013 Parent -Student Handbook.Tardies to schoolAt the time of printing, this policy was under revision. Please visit the online version of the 2012-2013 Parent -Student Handbook.Early DismissalA parent is required to pick up her / his child from school when an early dismissal is requested. If a studentrequires an early dismissal from school she / he must report to the Attendance Office. Early dismissals can onlybe issued if an emergency has occurred. To maximize a student's academic potential, all medical and dentalappointments are to be scheduled after school hours.Leaving School without Permission-Skipping / Cutting SchoolLeaving the building without permission is a serious offense, i.e. going to breakfast or lunch without permissionoff campus or leaving for an early dismissal without permission from the Attendance Office. This creates aserious safety hazard and is considered truancy and is a flagrant violation of school rules and regulations.Therefore, the offender will serve an In School Suspension on the 1 st offense and repeated offenses will result inmore severe consequences.*A student who is found calling in and pretending to be a parent / adult will also result in suspension.In Hallways / Unauthorized Areas at Unauthorized TimesStudents must be in their scheduled locations throughout the day. Students should not be in a hallway without anappropriate Hall Pass or in an unauthorized area between classes.School Activities / Non Attendance at SchoolStudents cannot attend an event if they are not in school that day. If a student is too sick to attend school, thenthey are too sick to attend the after school event. This includes weekend events. A full day of attendance on thelast day of school before the weekend event (for example if there is a non-attendance day for students on a Friday,then the student must be in school on Thursday to attend the event that is scheduled on Saturday) is necessary inorder to attend said weekend event.Students participating in any after school practice session or field trip, including, but not limited to play practice,choir / band practice, Academic Decathlon, and athletic practice, competition, performance, and club activitiesmust be in attendance on that school day.47


Homebound Instruction ProgramStudents who must be out of school for an extended period of time, for health reasons, may be eligible to receiveinstruction at home. Homebound tutoring must be requested by a physician. Forms are available in the AttendanceOffice.Consequences for Poor Class AttendanceAt the time of printing, this policy was under revision. Please visit the online version of the 2012-2013 Parent -Student Handbook.Parents/Guardians are welcome to contact the Attendance Office to check on student’s attendance or youmay log on to the parent portal of Gradebook.48


AppendixJones College Prep Enrollment ContractPARENT-STUDENT CONTRACT(A copy of this contract must be submitted at the time of orientation / registration.)Student’s Name _________________________________Date ______________________Success at Jones requires a strong commitment on the parts of students, parent / guardians, and staff.Students who are selected to attend Jones have chosen to “go the extra mile” and to live up toexpectations that are far beyond those of a typical high school. We desire that each of our students walksacross the graduation stage with strong “beginnings” in developing the ideal characteristics of the Jonesgraduate: 1) socially skilled and mature, 2) compassionate, 3) socially just and responsible, 4) wellroundedand holistic, and 5) intellectually competent.To students and families who are fully committed, the school’s staff also makes promises. To partner forsuccess, parents and students should commit to the following promises and should indicate at least oneother item at the bottom of this page that will help lead to the student’s success at Jones:Parents / Guardians promise to be actively involved in their student’s education by:1. Seeing to it that your student attends every class, every day, on time.2. Backing up the school’s academic and discipline policies and encouraging the development ofstandards of academic and behavioral excellence in your student.3. Creating your own sets of consequences at home for poor behavior and / or attendance, and lack ofliving up to full potential.4. Communicating directly with teachers and staff with concerns and even in the face of disagreementwith teachers and staff seeking to maintain a consistent message of student accountability in thecompany of students.5. Proactively monitoring your student’s academic progress in concert with the student and bycontacting the teacher at the first sign of academic trouble to help create a home and school plan forrecovery and success.6. Recognizing that if school and family efforts at recovery do not work and your student fails more thanone class, this may be a sign that you and your student should consider placement in a school moresuited to your student’s strengths.7. Attending the two Report Card Pickup events on November 7 th and April 16 th to conference withteachers and to pick up grade reports.8. Becoming involved and engaged in the school community by attending events of interest and byvolunteering to help on committees and projects of interest on the Family Information Form 3.9. Communicating any personal issues that may impede student performance to the Counseling Center.10. Remembering that primary responsibility for your student’s academic and behavioral success lieswith the student herself / himself.49


Students promise to be actively involved in their own education by:1. Attending every class, every day, on time.2. Being responsible for your own actions and building personal standards of behavioral and academicexcellence as explicated in the school’s discipline and academic policies.3. Abiding by your parent / guardian’s set of home consequences for poor behavior and / or attendance,or lack of living up to potential.4. Communicating directly with teachers and staff with concerns and even in the face of disagreementwith teachers and staff promising to comply with plans and consequences.5. Proactively monitoring your own academic progress, communicating progress with your parent /guardians and by contacting the teacher at the first sign of academic trouble to help create a home andschool plan for recovery and success.6. Recognizing that if school and family efforts at recovery fail and you end up failing more than oneclass this may be a sign that you should consider placement in a school more suited to your strengths.7. Becoming involved in school sponsored activities that reflect your interests and that will help yougrow as a person beyond the classroom.8. Committing to growing in the five ideal characteristics of the Jones graduate as outlined on Form 1.9. Remembering that primary responsibility for your academic and behavioral success lies with you asyou make your way to becoming a successful adult.The school promises to be actively involved in students’ education by:1. Caring about our students and communicating that care by remaining true to our mission statementand to the development of the student in the characteristics of the ideal Jones graduate.2. Working with families and students to develop plans for academic or behavioral recovery in the eventof struggle.3. Returning phone or email communication initiated by students or families within 48 hours.4. Constantly working to refine our instructional and caring skills to become the nation’s premierecollege prep school.Parent / Guardians, please list here other promises you will make to support success:1.2.Students, please list here other promises you will make to support success:1.2.Student Signature _______________________________________Date ____________Parent / Guardian Signature _______________________________Date ____________50


Jones Dance Guest Information FormEach Jones student may bring 1 non-Jones student guest to a dance. The Jones student isresponsible for the behavior of his/her guest. All CPS rules in the Student Code of Conductapply. The Jones student must bring this COMPLETED form to the Main Office to buy aticket for a non-Jones guest.Jones College Prep Student Name: ____________________________________________Jones College Prep Student ID#: ______________________________________________Dance Name and Date: _____________________________________________________Parent/Guardian Emergency Number: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Name and Signature of Jones Parent/GuardianThe guest must bring a school ID or state ID/driver’s license andticket to enter the dance.Guest Name: ____________________________________________________________________Guest’s Student ID#:______________________________________________________________Parent/Guardian Emergency Number: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Name and Signature of Guest’s Parent/GuardianTo the Dean, Guidance Counselor, or Assistant Principal of Guest:Please verify that the guest information above is accurate, that the student is in good standing atyour school, and should be allowed to attend a dance at Jones. Please affix your school seal to thebottom of this form. Forms that do not have a seal will not be accepted.Print Name and Title___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________SignatureDateName of School _________________________________________________________________Phone #________________________________________________________________________51

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