Code of Conduct

In all areas of learning, discipline must be considered in the development of the whole person. The Code of Conduct is based on the Gospel message of Jesus. Growth in self-discipline, a responsibility for Catholic moral values, and a loving respect for the rights of all persons is encouraged and nourished by the Code of Conduct. To achieve these ends, parents, faculty and students work together to create a Catholic school environment. These basic components include:

  • Teachers have a right to teach. No student will stop the teacher from teaching.
  • Students have a right to learn. No student will stop another student from learning.

Based upon the Catholic moral values and loving respect for others taught by Jesus, students:

  1. Will be honest and committed to integrity
  2. Will be respectful and courteous toward all teachers and adults
  3. Will refrain from harassment of any kind
  4. Will use appropriate language
  5. Will speak respectfully to and about others
  6. Will complete all assignments and participate fully in class
  7. Will respect all school and personal property (see also Care of School Property)
  8. Will refrain from any deliberate disruption in the school
  9. Will demonstrate good sportsmanship when engaged in all school-sponsored co- and extra-curricular activities
  10. Will be present for all required activities unless officially excused by the administration
  11. Will adhere to the dress code (see also Uniform Code)
  12. Will not give or receive unauthorized assistance on tests, quizzes or assignments
  13. Will be present for all required activities unless officially excused by the administration
  14. Will not bring to school nor possess at school any real or toy knives, guns (or any facsimile thereof), sharp objects that may be used as a weapon, matches, lighters, sparklers, laser devices, or any facsimile thereof. It is understood if this term is violated, suspension or expulsion may result (see also Substance Abuse/Weapons and Inappropriate Materials)
  15. Will maintain and support others who maintain a safe and drug-free environment at or near school and at all school sponsored functions/activities with the understanding that possession or distribution of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or any other substance that may be harmful or dangerous and forbidden will result in suspension or expulsion from school (see also Substance Abuse/Weapons)
  16. Will not engage in any physical or verbal contact with another student which could be interpreted to be an inappropriate display of affection. Such conduct is prohibited on school grounds or at school-sponsored activities
  17. Will, at all times, whether at school or in the community, conduct themselves in a manner which reflects the Catholic values and principles of the school
  18. All of the conduct expectations include student use of the Internet

The school observes this Code of Conduct because it is built on fundamental Catholic social teachings. The role of the principal/administration, staff and faculty is to work with the students and parents to assist the students in developing a strong Christian attitude toward life.