Satisfactory Academic Performance & Conduct Policy

SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS

All students must make Satisfactory Academic Progress in their studies. Students are required to make both quantitative (attendance) and qualitative (grades) progress. A F1 Student is considered to be in “good standing” if he/she has achieved and maintained Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Satisfactory Academic Progress is:

                    Quantitative Attendance: Student has attended 80% of the classes each semester and cumulative
                    Qualitative Academic: Student has maintain a 2.0 GPA or 70%

Action 

Student’s progress will be evaluated at the semester midpoint and the end of a semester. Students not maintaining a C or 80% attendance rate (cumulative) will be identified and the student will be counseled. At the end of the next evaluation period, if the student is still not able to meet SAP, they will receive a warning letter. Failure to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and the consequences for said failure will be given to the student in writing.

Final stage, the student will be placed on probation and be advised of the steps necessary for them to be removed from probationary status.
Failure to achieve an 80% attendance or a 2.0 grade average, or both, at the end of the probationary evaluation period may result in the administrative withdrawal of the student.

Appeal

The student may submit a written appeal of his/her warning or probation. (See the Appeal Process for instructions)


STUDENT CONDUCT 

Student conduct that detracts from or interferes with the accomplishment of School purposes is not acceptable


Unacceptable Conduct - While on school property or participating in any school related program, students will not engage in the following types of behavior. This list is not all inclusive:

Denial of Access – The CEO may deny admission to a prospective student, or continued enrolled student, if the student’s presence or conduct creates a disruptive atmosphere. Denial of access decisions may be appealed.

Smoking – Smoking in the buildings is not permitted. Students may smoke outside the school building. away from the doors.

Alcoholic Beverages – Any student who, uses, possesses, consumes, or who is demonstrably under the influence of alcoholic beverages, shall be subject to discipline.

Drugs/Substance Abuse – Any student who possesses, consumes, or is demonstrably under the influence of, or sells any narcotic drug or other controlled substance shall be subject to discipline. (individuals needing help with addicts can find phone # of organizations that can help on the last page of this manual)

Theft/Stolen Property/Robbery – Any student who commits theft as defined, or possesses stolen property as defined, or commits robbery as defined, shall be subject to discipline.

Parking – Students must park in designated parking spots.

Damaging Property – Any student who causes or attempts to cause physical damage to property

Interference/Intimidation – Any student who, interferes with; by force , violence, intimates, threat of force, words, actions, body language another person shall be subject to discipline.

Offensive Language

Sexual Harassment – Any student who knowingly engages in unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, implied or stated where such behavior offends the recipient, causes discomfort or humiliation, or interferes with academic performance shall be subject to discipline.

Forgery/Alteration of Records

Computer Trespass – Any student who, without authorization, intentionally gains access to a computer system or electronic data of another student, faculty member shall be subject to discipline.

Firearms/Explosives – Any student who uses, or has on his/her person, in his car, on school property any type of firearm or explosive devise shall be subject to discipline.

Other Punishable Acts – Any student who commits any other act which is a crime under the laws of the State of Pennsylvania or the United States, and which act does not otherwise violate a rule of Student conduct is subject to discipline.

Violation Disciplinary Actions
This refers to violations that are non academic in nature. Any School administrator, except the CEO, may take either of the following disciplinary actions against a student for violations of student misconduct.

Monetary Fine or Restitution – A written order, alone or combined with another disciplinary action, requiring the student to pay within a stated time limit, appropriate restitution for a financial loss caused by the student’s misconduct and/or a monetary fine failure to pay shall be cause for further disciplinary action and/or canceling and barring the student’s further class attendance. 

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