- Respect and Responsibility: As members of the Seven Peaks School community we are respectful and responsible at all times. This includes speaking and behaving respectfully to all others at school, as well as taking responsibility for our actions.
- Involvement: We expect all students and families to actively participate in school activities. We hold students accountable for arriving to class on time with completed homework and required materials on hand.
- Safety: Students and visitors behave safely and with forethought while at school.
- Excellence: Students strive to improve both their studies and behavior. Teachers, students, and families set achievable goals for improvement and hold students accountable for working toward those goals. We all accept responsibility and learn from our mistakes. We encourage others to do their best as well.
Behavioral Conduct, Expectations, and Sanctions Guideline
The Seven Peaks community agrees that student conduct and behavior is closely associated with academic learning and social/emotional adjustment. Citizenship and overall comportment is vitally important to the success of our organization. Therefore all students are required to adhere to the rules of conduct and submit to corrective action taken as a result of conduct violations. Further, Seven Peaks recognizes that it must take reasonable steps to help students learn from mistakes and fairly remediate their choices.
General Expectations Include:
- Conform to reasonable standards of acceptable behavior
- Respect the rights, person, and property of others
- Preserve the degree of order necessary for a positive learning climate
- Submit to the authority of staff and respond accordingly
Further, the purpose of school rules shall be to encourage student conduct conducive to the development of the habits of responsible citizenship, the emotional and physical health of others, and the overall attainment of Seven Peaks’ educational goals and mission.
When determining disciplinary sanctions, consideration will be given to the following factors:
- Nature and severity of infraction
- Developmental age and stage of development of student
- Prior demonstrations of citizenship, both appropriate and inappropriate
Seven Peaks is proud of its students and their ability to demonstrate model citizenship throughout the school community. However, on occasion it may be necessary to place significant restrictions upon a student in order to maintain a safe and orderly school environment.
Major Behavioral Infractions (include but are not limited to the following):
- Abusive language, inappropriate language, profanity, or hate speech
- Chronic and continued disruption of the educational process
- Fighting and physical aggression
- Harassment, intimidation, or bullying – including digital citizenship
- Weapons (real or objects used as weapons)
One of our school’s seven pinnacles is Family Partnership. If significant behaviors occur or accrue that erode the health, well-being, and educational benefit of any classroom, we will partner with families to implement some or all of the following interventions with age appropriate development considered. Due to any mitigating or aggravating factors, some discipline plans may not include all of the steps below or may skip certain interventions.
Progressive Discipline Plan:
- Parent conferences: Communication of specific student conduct concerns and how they are impacting the greater community
- Incentive plans: Specific plans designed to encourage and recognize appropriate behaviors over a given period of time
- Re-teach/practice replacement behaviors
- Student behavior contracts: Plans outlining specific expectations including sanctions for violation
- Restriction: Students restricted from certain activities or areas at school
- Consultation: Observation and consultation with third-party specialists (such as a physical therapist or behavioral clinician)
- Reduced school day
- Schedule change (middle school)
- Safe school alliance referral
- Class suspension (short or long term)
- School suspension
- Transition to another school