Academy students are expected to meet expectations and show academic progress toward the established academic plan with regards to grades and conduct at all times. The Academy Review Committee will periodically review student records for compliance purposes.
Students must maintain a 70 or higher in their courses. The Academy Coordinator will monitor student grades at each progress report. If a student’s grades fall below a 70 at a progress report, the student will be required to attend tutorials as outlined by the Academy Coordinator and appropriate classroom teacher. In the event that a student fails to meet expectations at the end of a semester, he/she will be placed on probation for one semester.
Two consecutive semesters below the standard will result in dismissal from the Academy and return to the zoned campus at the end of the semester in which the second violation occurs.
Failure to pass any course at the end of the academic year will result in a review by the Academy Review Committee to determine probation or dismissal.
Discipline referrals resulting in In School Suspension (ISS) will be handled in the following manner:
· 1st Offense = warning
· 2nd Offense = probation to remain in place for one academic year. Parent/Guardian and student will be required to sign an acknowledgment of consequences for further ISS referrals.
· 3rd Offense = discretionary removal from the academy at the end of the semester during which the dismissal is made. Decision will be made by the Academy Dismissal Committee.
· 4th Offense = mandatory removal from the academy at the end of the current semester.
Discipline referrals resulting in Out of School Suspension (OSS) will be handled in the following manner:
· 1st Offense = probation to remain in place for one academic year. Parent/Guardian and student will be required to sign an acknowledgement of consequences for further OSS referrals.
· 2nd Offense = discretionary removal from the academy at the end of the semester as determined by a review committee.
· 3rd Offense = mandatory removal from the academy at the end of the current semester.
Discipline referrals resulting in ISS and/or OSS will be considered collectively. Three or more total offenses will result in discretionary removal. Four or more total offenses will result in mandatory removal.
Referrals resulting in placement in the District Alternative Education Program (DAEP) will result in immediate removal from the academy and return to the zoned campus upon completion of the DAEP assignment.
In order to participate in an Academy field experience, students must not have earned a conduct mark lower than an “S” on the most recent progress/grading report and he/she must be passing all classes at the time of the field experience.
Students are expected to attend all field experiences offered through the GT Academy. For safety purposes, students must be dressed in GT Academy attire (jeans and team shirt) for all field experiences unless otherwise notified. If the student is not in compliance with GT Academy attire and/or has not made prior arrangements to be excused from the trip, the student will not participate in the trip and will remain on campus for the duration of the field experience. Permission to be excused from a field experience must be submitted to the Academy Coordinator twenty-four (24) hours prior to the trip unless the absence is due to an illness or a death in the family.
Students are expected to comply with school rules, school dress code or GT Academy dress code, and exhibit good taste in appearance and social behavior on campus and on field experiences. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action, probation for non-compliance with GT Academy guidelines and/or dismissal from the Academy. Referrals will be considered on an individual basis and may result in dismissal from the Academy.
As a GT Academy student, you join a community of learners who are committed to academic excellence. The faculty of the GT Academy at Quail Valley Middle School expects students to pursue their studies with integrity and honesty; however, all students should know that incidents of academy dishonesty are taken very seriously.
It is your responsibility to know what constitutes academic dishonesty. Interpretations of academic dishonesty may differ among individuals and groups. However, as a GT Academy student, you are expected to refrain from the behavior outlined below. If you are unclear about a specific situation, speak to your teacher, assistant principal, or Academy Coordinator.
Honor Code violations fall into the categories of cheating/plagiarism and/or lying. Cheating and plagiarizing are unacceptable behaviors that have moral and legal implications.