2020-2021 STUDENT HANDBOOK - Wasatch Academy

 
2020-2021 STUDENT HANDBOOK - Wasatch Academy
2020-2021

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COVID-19 Policies for 2020

Wasatch Academy has implemented new safety rules and precautions,
which may be updated at any time, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Throughout this handbook you will see policies related to keeping our
campus safe during this global health crisis. These policies are intended
to be temporary, because we are hopeful that once the pandemic runs
its course, we will be able to return to a campus environment that will not
necessitate these policies. That said, Wasatch Academy is unable to predict
how long these policies will be in effect. As with other policies in the Stu-
dent Handbook, the school reserves the right to amend or remove these
policies as circumstances warrant. Policies related to COVID-19 will be eval-
uated throughout the course of the 2020-2021 school year.

It is important that families understand that even with all of these precau-
tions in place, as a result of being on campus, your student may be ex-
posed to COVID-19 and contract the disease; your student may transmit
the disease to others, including members of your household; and, as a
result, your student and household members may experience COVID-19
symptoms and may require isolation, quarantine, and hospitalization.

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WASATCH ACADEMY MISSION STATEMENT

Wasatch Academy provides a nurturing community that empowers young men and
women to develop academically, socially, emotionally, physically, and morally, prepar-
ing them for college and for the challenges of living in the global society.

WASATCH ACADEMY VALUES
Embedded in the heart of Wasatch Academy are the values that guide our decisions and our
actions.

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GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Global Vision - Wasatch Academy’s focus is to have an impact on the world, to expand our

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reach well outside the confines of central Utah, and to learn and teach on the global stage.
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Individually Focused - The student body size, campus spaces, buildings, and facilities are at

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scales that are intended to facilitate socialization and strengthen the attention to the individual.
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Diversity - The diverse student body reflects the global world that students will live in for •the
rest of their lives.                                         N T, U T A H
Sustainable - There is an underlying ethic to be better at utilizing human, economic, and earth
resources.

Values Driven - Wasatch Academy has defined five core values that are embedded in the heart
of the organization.

     • Respect for the individual - We strive to make sure each student is challenged
       appropriately while preserving personal dignity and a culture of kindness.

     • Ownership - Ownership means accountability. We strive for faculty, staff, and
       students to feel responsible for developing a climate of joyful learning, inspiring
       instruction, ethical commitment, and individual creativity.

     • Community - The Wasatch Academy community prizes its status as a diverse,
       dynamic, gloal community.

     • Innovation - Wasatch Academy strives to lead the way in innovations that strengthen
       the educational/residential approach to preparing students for higher education and
       good citizenship.

     • Health & Safety - We provide a safe and healthy environment and embed a lifelong
       safety and health ethic in faculty and students.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Contact Information................................................6            11. Isolation....................................................19
COVID-19 Policies for 2020....................................2                 12. COVID-19 Management Flowchart..........20
Wasatch Academy Mission.....................................3
Table of Contents....................................................4     Academics.............................................................21
                                                                              1. Cell Phone Policy........................................21
General Information................................................7          2. Graduation Requirements..........................21
   1. The Residential Daily Schedule....................7                     3. Adding/Dropping Classes..........................21
   2. Internet Usage Times...................................8                4. ELL Diploma...............................................21
   3. Loftin-Lewis Student Center.........................8                   5. Advanced Placement Class Policy..............22
   4. Meals............................................................8      6. Honors Credit.............................................22
   5. Dining Hall Rules..........................................8            7. Registrar......................................................22
   6. School Calendar...........................................8
   7. Closed Campus............................................9           Learning Support Services and Academic Support
   8. Day Students................................................9        Classes..................................................................23
   9. Student Dress Code...................................10                  1. Peer Tutoring..............................................23
   10. Campus Student Store.............................11                     2. Content Tutoring........................................23
   11. Student Banking.......................................11                3. Academic Coaching...................................23
   12. Weekly Assembly......................................11                 4. Afternoon Tutorials.....................................23
   13. Physical Activity Requirement..................11                       5. Classroom Structured Study Hall................24
   14. Formal School Dinners.............................11                    6. Library.........................................................24
   15. Advisory Program.....................................11
   16. Privately Owned Vehicles.........................12                 College Counseling .............................................24
   17. Visitors on Campus...................................12                 1. College Counseling Timeline.....................25
                                                                               2. Student Responsibilities.............................25
Policy & Procedures .............................................12            3. Parent/Guardian Responsibilities...............26
    1. Attendance.................................................12           4. College Counseling Office
         a. Class Attendance.................................12                   Responsibilities...........................................26
         b. Tardy to Class.......................................13            5. Letters of Recommendation.......................26
         c. Absent Excused....................................13               6. Tests and Scores.........................................26
         d. Absent Unexcused...............................13                  7. Reporting Test Scores.................................26
         e. Excessive Absences.............................13                  8. Application Deadlines................................27
    2. Travel and Transportation Policy.................13                     9. College Related Fees.................................27
    3. Mt. Pleasant Boundaries.............................14                  10. College Visit Days....................................27
    4. Information Technology..............................14                  11. Student Transcripts...................................27
         a. Student Computers and
             Personal Devices.................................14           Residential Life ....................................................28
         b. Internet................................................14         1. Dorm Life...................................................28
         c. Unacceptable Computer Equipment, 		                                2. Dorm Rooms and Student
             Network and Internet Usage..............15                           Responsibilities...........................................29
         d. Monitoring...........................................16            3. Money and other Valuables........................30
         e. No Warranties......................................16              4. Room Inspections.......................................30
                                                                               5. Residential Life Curriculum.........................31
Health and Wellness.............................................17             6. Midweek.....................................................31
   2. Hours of Operation....................................17                 7. Dorm Evening Study Hall...........................31
   3. Emergency Care.........................................17                8. Laptop Turn In............................................31
   4. Sick Call Guidelines....................................17               9. Dorm Security.............................................31
   5. Appointments.............................................17              10. Room Searches.........................................31
   6. Medications................................................18            11. Residential Life Grade..............................32
   7. Drug Screening...........................................18
   8. Counseling Services...................................18
   9. COVID-19 Screening..................................18
   10.Self Dorm Quarantine...............................19

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Student Honor Code ...........................................32
    1. Minor Infraction..........................................33
    2. Major Infractions.........................................33
    3. Harassment Policy.......................................34
    4. Tobacco Use Policy.....................................34
    5. E-Cigarette/Vape Use Policy.......................34
    6. Substance Abuse Policy..............................34
    7. Abstinence Policy.......................................35
    8. Discipline....................................................35
    9. Social Contract...........................................36
    10. Disciplinary Homestays............................36
    11. Suspended Student Responsibility...........36
    12. Dismissal...................................................36

Student Life .........................................................37
    1. Recreation Trips..........................................37
    2. Student Leadership....................................37
    3. Student Government Team (STUCO).........37
    4. Student Honor Council...............................38
    5. Student Ambassador..................................38
    6. Dorm Prefects.............................................38
    7. National Honor Society..............................38
    8. Student Status............................................38
    9. Community Service....................................39

Athletics ...............................................................40
    1. Wasatch Academy Sports Teams...............40
    2. Competitive Eligibility................................40

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CONTACT INFORMATION
After school hours, messages may be left on the      DORMITORIES
school voicemail or you can reach the on-call
administrator by calling the main number. In the     Sage Dorm
event of an emergency after school hours, please     Steve Mondragon		          435-462-1445
contact the administrator on-call at 435-462-1400.   steve.mondragon@wasatchacademy.org

Assistant Head of School for Student Life            Centennial Dorm
Ty Kennedy 			                  435-462-1427         Jeff McQuivey			435-462-1444
tyler.kennedy@wasatchacademy.org                     jeff.mcquivey@wasatchacademy.org

Assistant Head of School for Academics               Finks Dorm
Dr. J Dianne Brederson		       435-462-1480          Todd Blackwell 			          435-462-1441
jdianne.brederson@wasatchacademy.org                 todd.blackwell@wasatchacademy.org

Assistant Head of School for Finances & Facilities   Darlington Dorm
Paul Applegarth		               435-462-1422         Todd Parkinson			435-462-1437
paul.applegarth@wasatchacademy.org                   todd.parkinson@wasatchacademy.org

Director of the Learning Center                      Alice Dorm
Joe Dixon			435-462-1461                             Jennifer McIff			435-462-1435
joe.dixon@wasatchacademy.org                         jennifer.mciff@wasatchacademy.org

Dean of Girls / Residential Life                     The Zoe Dorm
Amie Mondragon		                 435-462-1418        Charlotte Stewart		           435-462-1455
amie.mondragon@wasatchacademy.org                    charlotte.stewart@wasatchacademy.org

Attendance Coordinator
Nikki Purser			435-462-1411                          School Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
attendance@wasatchacademy.org                        Main Office: 			            435-462-1400
                                                     School Fax: 			             435-462-1450
Wellness Center                                      Administrator On-Call: 		   435- 462-1400
Ashley Austin			435-462-1419
ashley.austin@wasatchacademy.org

College Counseling
Jonelle Larsen			435-462-1423
jonelle.larsen@wasatchacademy.org

Registrar
AnneMarie Lund		            435-462-1425
annemarie.lund@wasatchacademy.org

Dining Hall Manager
Joe Impala, Chef		          435-462-1413
joe.impala@wasatchacademy.org

Facilities Manager
Jim Berlin			435-462-1466
jim.berlin@wasatchacademy.org

Student Store Manager
Joanie Dean			              435-462-1428
joanie.dean@wasatchacademy.org

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GENERAL INFORMATION
1. THE RESIDENTIAL DAILY SCHEDULE                  FRIDAY
                                                   7:00pm - 7:15pm Friday night check in with Dorm
MONDAY-THURSDAY                                    Parent.
7:45am - 8:15am Dorm Parents will perform daily
COVID-19 symptom/temperature screening and         10:30pm All students are in the dorm for the night.
be available for laptop pick up.
The wellness center will dispense medications      1:00am Internet shuts off.
during this time.
                                                   SATURDAY
8:15am - 8:45am Dorm parents will be checking      10:00am - 10:30am Dorm parents will perform
dorm rooms and dress code.                         daily COVID-19 symptom/temperature checks.
Students must check out with Dorm Parent.
                                                   3:00pm - 3:15pm Saturday check in with Dorm
7:45am - 8:45am Breakfast is served in Student     Parent.
Center.
                                                   7:00pm - 7:15pm Saturday check in with Dorm
8:20am - 8:50am Wellness Center Sick Call hours:   Parent.
Sick students report to the Wellness Center in
dress code attire and with school supplies.        10:30pm ALL students must be in Dorm for the
                                                   night.
8:45am All students are out of the dorm.           1:00am Internet shuts off.

9:00am - 3:50pm Students will not have access to   SUNDAY
dorms.                                             10:00am - 10:30am Dorm parents will perform
                                                   daily COVID-19 symptom/temperature checks.
7:00pm - 7:15pm DAILY Evening Dorm Check-in.
                                                   3:00pm - 3:15pm Sunday check in with Dorm
7:15pm - 7:30pm Students sanitize dorm rooms.      Parent.

7:15pm - 8:00pm Wednesdays only - Residential      7:00pm - 7:15pm Sunday check in with Dorm
Life Curriculum. *Study hall begins at 8:00pm      Parent.
Wednesdays only.
                                                   7:30pm - 9:25pm Study Hall/ Quiet Time/Peer
7:30pm - 9:25pm Study Hall/Class Time/Quiet        Tutoring Study Hall
Time (Sunday - Thursday).
                                                   9:25pm ALL students must be in Dorm for the
9:25pm - 9:50pm Dorm cleaning co-ops.              night.

10:15pm In Room time for Freshmen and Sopho-       9:25pm - 9:50pm Dorm cleaning co-ops.
mores (Laptops turned in by this time).
                                                   12:00am Internet shuts off.
10:30pm - 10:45pm In Room time for Juniors and
Seniors                                            NOTE:

10:30pm Lights out for Freshmen and Sopho-           • If a student is on a school recreation trip, they
mores.                                                 may miss these check-in times.
                                                     • Students must always remember to sign out
11:00pm Lights out for Juniors and Seniors.            with the Dorm Parent when leaving campus for
                                                       any reason.
12:00pm Internet shuts off.                          • Missing check-ins will affect student’s Res-life
                                                       grade and consequences will be given.

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2. INTERNET USAGE TIMES                                   6. SCHOOL CALENDAR

Sunday-Thursday: Internet shuts off at 12:00am            Students are required to comply with designated
and turns back on at 5:00am.                              school travel days listed.
                                                          Note: Students will leave campus four (4) hours
Friday-Saturday: Internet shuts off at 1:00am and         prior to flight time.
turns back on at 5:00am.
                                                          Sunday/Monday August 30 & 31, 2020
3. LOFTIN-LEWIS STUDENT CENTER (LLSC)                     International students, credit recovery students,
The student center seating has been reduced per           fall sport athletes, and leadership training students
social distancing guidelines. The student center          may come to campus at this time.
still functions as the heart and hearth of the cam-
pus where students, faculty, and staff are provided       Thursday/Friday September 3 & 4, 2020
a comfortable facility for dining, recreation, re-        New international student orientation, sports prac-
laxation, and meeting space. Auxiliary seating is         tices, training courses, credit recovery.
available in the Tiger’s Den and various outdoor
spaces.                                                   Sunday September 6, 2020
                                                          Arrival for domestic students who fly to campus.
4. MEALS
                                                          Thursday September 10, 2020
Monday through Friday:                                    Arrival day for domestic students who drive to
Breakfast:		          7:30am - 8:45am                     campus.
Lunch:			             11:50am - 12:50pm
Dinner:			            5:30pm - 7:00pm                     Monday September 14, 2020
                                                          Classes begin.
Saturday & Sunday:
Brunch:			                 11:00am - 1:00pm               Friday/Saturday October 23 & 24, 2020
Dinner:			                 5:30pm - 7:00pm                Parent-Teacher Conferences ONLINE ONLY

Lunch Tuesdays & Thursdays:                               Friday December 4, 2020
Lunches will be served in advisory spaces and not         First Term Ends
in the student center.
                                                          Saturday December 5, 2020 through
Dinner:                                                   Sunday January 24, 2021
Students will eat in family units and cohorts:            Extended Winter Break. Dormitories are closed.

Darlington & Alice Dorms           5:30pm - 6:30pm        Sunday January 24, 2021
Centennial & Finks Dorms           6:00pm - 6:30pm        Second Term travel dates to be determined.
Sage & The Zoe Dorms		             6:30pm - 7:00pm
                                                          Monday January 25, 2021
5. DINING HALL RULES                                      Second Term Begins

    • Students are required to use the available          PLEASE NOTE: All students will be tested for
      hand sanitizing stations.                           COVID-19 when they arrive on campus and they
    • All students are expected to clean up after         will have a self-isolation period as we await test
      themselves.                                         results (36-48 hours).
    • Shoes and proper attire according to school
      dress code must be worn in the dining hall at
      all times, including no tank tops, muscle shirts,
      spaghetti straps, or short shorts. Masks must
      be worn when not actively eating.
    • No athletic cleats or boot spurs worn in the
      dining hall.

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7. CLOSED CAMPUS

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the campus is
considered closed and all boarding students are
required to remain on campus. No off-campus
transportation will be arranged or allowed. We will
conduct a 5-week closed campus at the beginning
of the term, weighing the student experience/
quality of life balance.

The initial closed campus dates will be August
30 through October 2. Closed campus refers to
students remaining on campus. Students may not
leave the campus boundaries, with the exception
of school-sponsored events, such as recreational
trips and athletic competitions.

This 5-week time frame provides Wasatch Acade-
my an opportunity to evaluate risk and compliance
of our COVID-19 safety guidelines. No out-of-state
or in-state travel permitted. Five-day boarding
students will be asked to remain on campus until
October 2*; after that time, student travel within
the state will be allowed in Yellow or Green areas,
as per the Utah color-coded risk phases.

Wasatch Academy students will not be permitted
to travel to areas that are in an Orange or Red
phase. Guidelines for leaving campus will be up-
dated prior to October 2, 2020.

*Five-day boarding students will not be charged
extra fees for the weekends they remain on cam-
pus.

8. DAY STUDENTS

Day students are an integral part of the Wasatch
Community. To improve the quality of their experi-
ence, the following policies have been established.

  • Families are encouraged to perform COVID-19
    screening at home on weekdays and keep
    students home if they are ill.
  • On weekend days, families are required to per-
    form a COVID-19 screening at home and keep
    students home if they are ill.
  • COVID-19 symptom/temperature screening
    will be conducted by a faculty member in the
    student center each weekday morning from
    8:15am - 8:45am. All day students are required
    to be screened during this timeframe.

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• Day students are welcome on campus from             Please note that Dorm Parents, Faculty, and Staff
   7:30am - 9:20pm from Sunday through Thurs-          are empowered to make final decisions regarding
   day and until 10:30pm on Friday and Saturday        appropriateness of dress. If students are asked to
   with the understanding that when on campus          change, they are expected to comply immediately.
   the same expectations and regulations apply
   to them as apply to boarding students.              Yes:
 • Day students are responsible for all material in      • Must appropriately wear a CDC approved
   the Wasatch Academy Student Handbook and                 mask.
   must abide by all school rules.                       • Clothing and shoes in good repair (no holes,
 • Day students may eat in the dining hall.                 frayed edges).
 • The Wellness Center does not provide medical          • Sweaters, khakis, slacks, chinos, jeans, hood-
   appointments for day students. Parents should            ies, collared shirts, blouses.
   make arrangements for routine medical,                • Logos with no offensive material, including but
   dental, or other health appointments during              not limited to, tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs,
   the weekends or on school vacations to limit             or phrases of a sexual or offensive nature.
   academic interruptions.                               • Hair must be neat, clean, out of the face. Also
 • Parents of day students and faculty students             no extreme styles or unnatural colors.
   are expected to notify the Attendance Office          • Mid-thigh length shorts, skirts, and dresses
   attendance@wasatchacademy.org before                     may be worn.
   8:30am if an illness or other circumstances           • Facial hair must be clean shaven daily. Facial
   will prevent a student from attending regular            hair exemption may be made for documented
   classes. A justification or short response should        medical conditions.
   accompany this notification. If the student is        • Small nose piercing.
   out for more than two days, a doctor’s excuse         • Official Wasatch Academy t-shirts.
   must be submitted to the Attendance Coordi-
   nator for the absence to be excused.                No:
 • Day students who drive to school must park           • Sleepwear, clothes resembling sleepwear,
   their vehicle at the Tiger’s Den before the             sweatpants, or athletic clothing will be worn
   school day begins and leave it there until the          during the academic day (except in Physical
   close of the school day.                                Art classes). This includes yoga pants, yoga
 • Vehicles are not to be used during the school           type pants, or other “stretchy” athletic pants.
   day -- the Dean of Students must clear any           • Bare stomach or waist showing, spaghetti
   exceptions to this rule.                                straps, strapless shirts, or visible underclothing.
 • Transporting boarding students in day student        • Revealing necklines or bare shoulders.
   vehicles is a major infraction and could lead to     • Bathing suits outside of appropriate settings.
   dismissal.                                           • Non-Wasatch Academy t-shirts.
 • Day students are expected to attend all-school
   events including class meetings, advisory           Piercings and Other Body Modifications
   nights, advisory homeroom, awards nights,
   formal dinners, school pictures, commence-            • Students with excessive ear piercings may be
   ment, etc.                                              addressed.
 • Day students are encouraged to attend struc-          • Gauges are not permitted.
   tured study hall.                                     • Other body piercings (e.g., tongue, eyebrow,
 • Day students are encouraged to take advan-              navel) are NOT allowed even within the dorms.
   tage of the weekend recreation program and            • Students may be asked to cover visible ink art
   may do so with the same privileges as board-            or tattoos.
   ing students.                                         • For medical reasons, self-piercings and tat-
                                                           tooing are NOT allowed. Piercing or tattooing
9. STUDENT DRESS CODE                                      other students is also prohibited, and may
                                                           result in disciplinary action.
Our students must always be properly covered,            • Tattoo equipment is prohibited.
neat, and clean consistent with Wasatch Academy
values.

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Formal Wear MAY be required for the 2nd term             11. STUDENT BANKING

  • Appropriate dress code choices: a suit or              • Students are allowed to withdraw $30.00
    sports jacket, nice dress slacks, a shirt and tie,       weekly from their account at the student store.
    nice blouse, a skirt or a dress (length must be          Additional funds will not be granted.
    mid-thigh, covered shoulders and no revealing          • Students are only allowed up to $30.00 in
    necklines), and dress shoes.                             cash in their dorm rooms or on their person.
  • No denim allowed.                                        Cash exceeding $30.00 must be kept in the
                                                             student’s account or an off-campus personal
10. CAMPUS STUDENT STORE                                     bank account.
                                                           • Financial services hours are Monday through
Students will be allowed to use the banking and              Saturday only.
mailing services provided in the student store lo-
cated in the student center. Banking and shipping        12. WEEKLY ASSEMBLY
are also available in the local community.
                                                         The weekly assembly communicates information
  • Students will be provided a keycard/ID card          about community activities and events.
    at the student store. Students may request a           • Assembly will be held in a virtual format and
    replacement card if lost for a $25.00 fee.               viewed in advisory groups each Tuesday
  • Students will incur a 20% shipping and han-              during lunch.
    dling fee on all boxes shipped (except pre-
    paid).                                               13. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENT
  • Deposits to student accounts may be made
    any time the store is open.                          All students are encouraged to participate in some
  • The student store is not responsible for any         type of physical activity throughout the school
    lost shipments or incorrect addresses.               year. This can be fulfilled by being a member of an
  • Packages may be withheld if the student’s            organized team, utilizing the courts in the MPB and
    account is overdrawn or as requested by the          Activity Center, or enrolling in any other physically
    Dean of Students Office.                             oriented class.
  • Students are only allowed to turn in books
    (that belong to them) at the end of the year in      14. FORMAL SCHOOL DINNERS
    order to receive credit.
  • All senior boarding students must have a               • There may be a formal dinner second term.
    mailbox. There is a rental key fee of $25 that         • All Wasatch Academy students, boarding and
    will be refunded at the end of the school year           day students, are expected to attend formal
    when students turn in their keys. If students do         dinners.
    not turn in their keys, they will not receive a        • Dress is formal for all students. Males are
    refund.                                                  encouraged to wear a suit or a dress coat, nice
                                                             dress slacks, a shirt, and a tie. Girls are encour-
Student Store & Mailroom Hours                               aged to wear either a nice blouse with dress
Monday - Thursday                                            slacks or a skirt or a dress (fingertip length,
Lunch			               11:50am - 12:50pm                     covered shoulders, and no revealing neckline).
After School		         3:50pm - 6:00pm                     • No denim allowed.
             		        6:30pm - 9:15pm
Friday
After School           6:30pm - 10:20pm                  15. ADVISORY PROGRAM
Saturday
                                                         While all students will come to know many mem-
Open:			 10:00am - 11:00pm
			11:45am - 6:30pm                                      bers of the faculty and staff on an informal basis,
			7:00pm - 10:20pm                                      each student has a faculty advisor with whom he/
Sunday                                                   she can discuss matters of concern -- academic or
Open:			 10:00am - 11:00am                               otherwise. Each advisory group meets twice week-
			11:45am - 6:30pm                                      ly (Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunch). They also
			7:00pm - 9:15pm                                       meet for regularly scheduled advisory night activ-

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ities. Our expectation is that constructive, trusting
relations will develop between the student and
their advisors, and that the groups will become
centers of mutual support, interest, and activity.
The advisor is the faculty member most familiar
with a student’s/advisee’s progress, concerns,
and needs and is the primary contact between a
parent and the school. The responsibilities of an
advisor include supervising the student’s academic
progress while representing the student in faculty
staffings.

16. PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLES (POV)

Privately owned vehicles are not authorized on
campus for boarding students. Students may not
operate motorized vehicles at any time in the Mt.
Pleasant area.
  • A student may ride in cars with his/her parents,
    close relatives, or faculty and staff members
    with the permission of the Dean of Students.
  • A boarding student may only ride with other
    adults (over 25 years of age) with the permis-
    sion of the Dean of Students.

17. VISITORS ON CAMPUS

  • Due to COVID-19, visitors on campus are dis-
    couraged during the first term. This policy will
    be evaluated mid-year.
  • Visitors wishing to attend indoor athletic
    events are also discouraged. All athletic
    games will be live-streamed for free.

POLICY & PROCEDURES

1. ATTENDANCE

Class Attendance
  • Students are expected to attend all scheduled
    classes, tutoring sessions, and structured study
    halls unless they are excused by/for the Well-
    ness Center, college visits, a school sponsored
    activity, or a family emergency.
  • Students are considered present if they are in
    class at the start of the period, tardy up to the
    first five minutes of class, and absent unex-
    cused after five minutes.
  • All excused absences must be documented
    through email or phone call to the attendance
    coordinator.

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• Missing class without significant cause or ex-    2. TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION POLICY
    cuse is a serious offense at Wasatch Academy
    and will result in a disciplinary consequence.    See Closed Campus guidelines on pages 11-12.
  • Utah State Law: In the state of Utah, taking
    attendance is mandatory and is a state law.       Wasatch Academy’s travel policy is required for the
    Each student must have an accurate record of      safety and care of our students. Students traveling
    attendance. When a student needs to miss a        off campus apart from school-sponsored trips will
    class to meet an obligation outside of school,    be required to submit the following, via email, for
    his or her absence from school should be          pre-approval by the Dean’s office:
    pre-arranged. Knowing ahead of time that            1. The name, telephone number, and email of
    a student will not be in class will allow both         the adult the student will stay with.
    the student and the teacher to minimize the         2. The address where the student will reside
    impact of missing class.                               during the time away from campus.

Tardy to Class                                        The following rules apply to travel:
  All student tardies will be recorded in the at-       • Adults 25 or older are required for supervision
  tendance portion of the Powerschool Learning            of a Wasatch Academy student.
  Management System as part of the teachers’            • Any changes to a student’s flight to and from
  attendance records.                                     school are the responsibility of the student’s
  • Students who are up to 5 minutes late for class       parents/guardians. Students who choose
    will receive a tardy.                                 not to fly on the school-approved dates will
  • The Dean of Students will evaluate excessive          be asked to change their flight plans accord-
    tardies and decide on disciplinary/academic           ingly. Parents and students are expected and
    action as needed.                                     required to pay all flight change fees.
                                                        • Send all travel plans to travel@wasatchacad-
Absent Excused (AE)                                       emy.org for transportation arrangements at
When a student misses class for a reason such as          least 1 week prior to travel.
illness, religious commitment, or other unavoidable     • Wasatch Academy will not permit trips of
and legitimate reason, day student parents must           mixed gender.
notify the attendance coordinator on that day.          • Wasatch Academy will not permit students
   • The student is permitted to make up missed           known to be in a relationship to travel togeth-
     work but must do so in a timely manner ac-           er.
     cording to teacher discretion.                     • All trips and student travel must be approved
   • The Dean of Students and the attendance co-          by the Dean’s Office.
     ordinator can grant an excuse for absences.        • The Wasatch Academy Transportation Coordi-
                                                          nator will arrange transportation for all stu-
Absent Unexcused (AU)                                     dents returning to and from campus, including
 • All absences for which a formal excuse has not         travel for breaks.
   been noted are considered unexcused.                 • All student travel to and from campus MUST
 • Students who are more than 5 minutes late              be coordinated by the Travel Department.
   will receive an Absent Unexcused (AU) for that       • During school-sponsored events, students may
   class.                                                 not use transportation services such as UBER,
                                                          Lyft, etc.
Excessive Absences                                      • Student accounts will be charged a $50.00 fee
The Dean of Students will evaluate excessive              for the transportation each trip.
absences and decide on disciplinary action as
needed.

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3. MT. PLEASANT BOUNDARIES                             emy student store, and students can pay their PC
                                                       Rehab bill from their student account through the
When school starts for fall term, the campus is        student store.
closed and students are not allowed to leave
campus.                                                Students are responsible for maintaining a work-
Note: Campus is closed each school day until 4:00      ing, virus-free computer. Any device detected
pm.                                                    as being infected with a virus or malware will be
                                                       denied access to the school’s network/internet
Where Students can travel outside of campus:           connection until it is cleaned.
 • Terrels and Subway (Students wishing to walk
   to Terrels or Subway should walk on the des-        Wasatch Academy provides a campus-wide wire-
   ignated route. Students should walk on 300          less network for student use. Wired ethernet con-
   West heading south.)                                nections are not available for personal student use.
 • Maverik				                                         Students who wish to connect gaming consoles to
 • Main Street shops, restaurants, and Wells Far-      the Wasatch Academy network must obtain special
   go Bank ATM                                         permission from their dorm parent as well as the IT
                                                       Department. Where granted, these connections
Where students CAN NOT travel:                         will only be available in dormitory designated
 • Behind businesses                                   areas during specified time periods.
 • Alleys
 • Abandoned buildings                                 Internet
 • The park and/or bridge north of Main Street         Wasatch Academy encourages staff and students
   (behind Rodger’s Dairy Freeze)                      to utilize computers and the internet as education-
 • Any area west of 100 West Main Street. This         al tools.
   includes Fizz Soda Shack and all businesses
   surrounding this area.                                • Use of the electronic information resources
                                                           in the school shall be used to improve and
4. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY                                  support the educational process by providing
                                                           access to global information and improving
Student Computers and Personal Devices                     communication between students, employees,
Every Wasatch Academy student is required                  parents, and community members.
to have an Apple computer for academic use.              • Other use of computers and/or the internet
Wasatch Academy network resources are opti-                shall be limited to times and circumstances
mized for Apple operating systems and there is             that will not interfere with the education of stu-
no guarantee that other operating systems (i.e.            dents and shall be consistent with the guide-
Microsoft, Linux, Android, etc.) will function prop-       lines set forth in this handbook.
erly on the network. Wasatch Academy IT staff will       • Users accept the responsibility of adhering to
not provide technical support for the connection           high standards of conduct and the terms and
of non-Apple devices to the network. Discounts             conditions set forth in all parts of this hand-
are available to students and faculty via the Apple        book and other applicable Wasatch Academy
Education Pricing. Wasatch Academy’s Apple web-            policies.
site can be found at http://www.apple.com/edu/           • All participants must abide by all local, state
wasatchacademy.                                            and federal laws.
                                                         • Wasatch Academy reserves the right to moni-
Apart from providing network access, IT staff will         tor the information contained on computers or
not provide technical support for student comput-          accounts.
ers, phones, or other personal devices. Students         • To remain eligible as a user, the user’s account
may consult with the Wasatch Academy student               must support and be consistent with the edu-
store for information about laptop repair, support,        cational objectives of Wasatch Academy.
and virus removal options offered by a local com-        • Each student agrees to abide by the rules
puter company called PC Rehab.                             in this handbook when initially enrolling at
                                                           Wasatch Academy and every year thereafter. In
For students’ convenience, PC Rehab offers pickup          addition to this initial enrollment, all students
and delivery services to/from the Wasatch Acad-            shall receive further training on internet safety

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through Wasatch Academy’s Residential Life          Unacceptable Computer Equipment, Network
    curriculum each school year.                        and Internet Usage

The internet is provided as a tool to aid students       • Any violation of applicable school policy, state
and employees in performing school-related func-           or federal law. Any activity that is disruptive or
tions. It is important to remember that individuals        contrary to the high moral standards that must
accessing the internet on a Wasatch Academy con-           be maintained in an educational setting.
nection are representatives of Wasatch Academy           • Any attempt to bypass state or school security
and their behavior should reflect as much. Illegal,        (i.e., use of filter avoidance proxies, installa-
unethical, discriminatory, or otherwise inappropri-        tion/use of remote access software on school
ate practices will not be tolerated.                       computers, hacking servers or workstations,
                                                           etc.).
Each user is responsible for the content of all text,    • Any use of hacking or network surveillance
audio, or images accessed or sent over the inter-          tools on the Wasatch Academy network.
net. The Academy reserves the right to access and        • Accessing another student’s computer, remote-
monitor all information being sent or accessed             ly or otherwise, without that student’s knowl-
over the internet and may do so on a random ba-            edge and consent.
sis. Individual surfing habits will be monitored and/    • Any activity that attempts to possess, access,
or documented where there is reasonable suspi-             or transmit immoral, obscene, pornographic,
cion of inappropriate activity. All communications         profane, lewd, vulgar, rude, defaming, harass-
including text and images can be disclosed to law          ing, threatening, disrespectful, or otherwise
enforcement or other third parties without prior           inappropriate images or information, or receiv-
consent of the sender or the receiver.                     ing such information from others.
                                                         • Any commercial use, product advertisement,
Software and other files should only be down-              display of private information, or promotion of
loaded according to the standards set forth in this        political candidates.
document, and only from reputable sources and in         • Any violation of copyright, trade secret, or
a legal manner. All downloads must be checked for          trademark laws.
viruses before use.                                      • Any attempt to damage, disrupt, or interfere
                                                           with the use of any computer electronic infor-
Internet bandwidth is used by Wasatch Acade-               mation resource.
my to provide mission-critical services, such as         • Any attempt to access information beyond
telephone, email, credit card authorization, VPN,          the user’s authorized access to any electronic
learning management systems, and administrative            information resource.
systems. The IT Department will be responsible for       • Any destruction, defacement, theft, or altering
providing and maintaining firewalls for the protec-        of Wasatch Academy equipment.
tion of school data assets, bandwidth, and network       • Any storing or accessing of illegal, inappropri-
performance. As such, users should be aware that           ate, or obscene material on Wasatch Acade-
internet services providing potential security or          my-owned electronic equipment.
network performance risks will be blocked at the         • Vandalism. Any malicious attempt to harm,
firewall. Such services (which may include file shar-      modify or destroy, data, hardware, software, or
ing networks, instant messaging, internet radio,           networks. This includes, but is not limited to,
etc.) will be identified on an ongoing basis and           the uploading or creating of computer viruses.
may be denied at any time as deemed necessary            • Harassment. Persistent annoyance of another
by the IT Department.                                      user or the interference of another user’s work.
                                                           This includes, but is not limited to the sending
All internet or computer equipment use shall be            of unwanted e-mail, cyber-bullying, posting of
consistent with the purposes, goals, and policies of       harmful information or pictures on websites,
Wasatch Academy. It is imperative that users of the        etc.
internet or computer equipment conduct them-
selves in a responsible, ethical, moral, and polite
manner.

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Monitoring
Wasatch Academy reserves the right to daily
monitor and review any material on any machine at
any time in order for Wasatch Academy to deter-
mine any inappropriate use of network services. In
reviewing and monitoring user accounts and file
server space, Wasatch Academy shall respect the
privacy of user accounts.

In the event that there is reasonable suspicion
of policy violation, Wasatch Academy may retain
student computers or devices for inspection. By
accessing the Wasatch Academy network, students
and their parents acknowledge that they agree to
this condition and likewise agree to cooperate as
needed in further investigation.

No Warranties
Wasatch Academy makes no warranties of any
kind, whether expressed or implied, for the ser-
vices provided in connection with the use of the
internet or computer equipment and will not be
responsible for any damages a user suffers.
  • Wasatch Academy expressly disclaims any
    liability in connection with the loss of data
    resulting from delays, failure to deliver data,
    mistaken deliveries, viruses, backup device
    failure, or service interruptions caused by the
    school, the internet provider, or by the user’s
    errors or omissions.
  • Wasatch Academy specifically denies any
    responsibility for the accuracy or quality of
    information obtained through these services.
    All users need to consider the source of any
    information they obtain and evaluate how valid
    that information may be.
  • Students need to backup their files in case of
    damage or disappearance of files of school
    related assignments.
  • Any decision by the Wasatch Academy Admin-
    istration to restrict access to internet material
    shall not be deemed to impose any duty on
    Wasatch Academy to regulate the content of
    material on the Internet.
  • Wasatch Academy expressly disclaims any obli-
    gation to discover all violation of inappropriate
    internet access.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS
1. STUDENT WELLNESS CENTER                            3. EMERGENCY CARE

120 South 100 West                                    In the case of an emergency, an on-call nurse is
Mt. Pleasant, UT 84647                                available by phone after hours and on weekends.
Email: wellnesscenter@wasatchacademy.org              Should an emergency arise, the student must con-
Office: (435) 462-1419                                tact the nearest adult (dorm parent or faculty/staff
Emergency: (435) 851-9952 or 911                      member). This adult will be responsible for con-
Fax: (801) 931-2134                                   tacting the on-call nurse. If unable to locate and/or
                                                      contact a dorm parent, faculty member, or nurse,
Sometimes illness is unavoidable, but for the most    please call 911.
part there are steps that can be taken to ensure
overall health and wellbeing; below is a list of      4. SICK CALL GUIDELINES
things students can do to stay mentally and physi-
cally healthy:                                          • Sick call is from 8:20am to 8:50am.
                                                        • If a student is not feeling well, the student
 1.   Maintaining proper hygiene                          must notify their dorm parent and report
 2.   Washing hands regularly                             directly to the Wellness Center during this time
 3.   Maintaining a healthy sleep schedule                frame.
 4.   Eating balanced meals                             • Students who arrive at the Wellness Center
 5.   Drinking plenty of water                            after 8:50am will be assessed and treated but
                                                          not excused if late to class.
The goal of the Wellness Center is to help students     • Students must come to the Wellness Center in
maintain good health and develop good health              dress code compliant clothing and with school
practices. The Wellness Center offers support-            materials.
ive care in a professional and safe environment.        • It is at the discretion of the Wellness Center
Students may come to the Wellness Center for any          staff to permit students to use electronic devic-
health-related issues including medical assistance        es while staying in the Wellness Center.
and emotional support. The following information        • If it is determined that the student needs to
is provided to enable students to better under-           stay in the Wellness Center, they will remain
stand and benefit from the Wellness Center.               there until dinnertime or until released by the
                                                          Wellness Center.
2. HOURS OF OPERATION                                   • A student cannot stay in or leave the Wellness
                                                          Center without permission. Once released
The Wellness Center is open from Monday through           from the Wellness Center, the student must
Friday, 8:30am – 6:00pm. Morning medication               report directly to their dorm parent and stay in
pass on weekdays is from 7:45am to 8:30am.                the dorm for the remainder of the night.
Evening medication pass on weekdays is from             • If a student becomes ill during class time, the
9:00pm to 10:30pm. Morning medication pass on             teacher will send the student to the Wellness
weekends is from 9:45am to 11:00am. Evening               Center and report through attendance that the
medication pass on weekends is from 10:15pm to            student has left class and is in the Wellness
11:30pm.                                                  Center.

An on-call nurse is available during the evening      5. APPOINTMENTS
hours and weekends for emergency care only.
Non-emergency medical attention may be given            • Medical and counseling appointments for
by the Wellness Center during the hours of opera-         boarding students are scheduled through the
tion, during the AM and PM medication passes in           Wellness Center.
the dorms, or by dorm parents and faculty mem-          • If a student has an appointment with or
bers after hours.                                         through the Wellness Center, they are to re-
                                                          port to the center at the designated time.
                                                        • If the student is unable to keep an appoint-
                                                          ment, they must notify the Wellness Center as

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soon as possible. Students may be charged for           a student is caught palming, cheeking, saving,
   an appointment if they do not give a 24-hour            or sharing medications, this will result in disci-
   notice to cancel an appointment.                        plinary action.
 • Medical transportation services are provided at       • We use the following local pharmacy for
   no cost for boarding students. This is appli-           medication refills: Terrel’s Pharmacy -- phone:
   cable to local services only (within a 10-mile          435-462-6300, fax: 435-462-6301
   radius of Wasatch Academy).                           • Over the counter medications are available in
 • If a student requires an appointment or eval-           the following locations:
   uation not provided by the local clinics, the               1) Wellness Center
   student will be transported to a facility outside           2) Learning Center
   the area at their own expense.                              3) Student Store
 • Boarding students will receive an appointment               4) Registrars’ Office
   reminder from their dorm parent the morning                 5) Dorm Parent’s Office
   of their scheduled appointment. This appoint-
   ment reminder will also serve as a pass to get      7. DRUG SCREENING
   out of class to attend the appointment and
   should be given to their teacher.                   Wasatch Academy is committed to a vigorous and
                                                       active anti-substance abuse policy and does not
6. MEDICATIONS                                         condone or tolerate any type of illegal substance
                                                       on or off campus.
 • Students are not allowed to have any form of          • Drug and alcohol screenings are administered
   medications on their persons or in their dorm           to students by the Deans of Students.
   rooms. This applies to both prescription and          • The school reserves the right to administer a
   nonprescription medication including but not            saliva or breathalyzer test to any student sus-
   limited to Tylenol, Advil, vitamins, dietary sup-       pected of alcohol use at any time.
   plements, and cold remedies.                          • The school reserves the right to administer a
 • Any questionable protein powder or workout              saliva or urine drug test in case of suspected
   supplement must be approved by the Well-                drug use. A student under suspicion of using a
   ness Center.                                            substance will receive a drug screen adminis-
 • The Wellness Center will refer any student in           tered through the Wellness Center and will be
   need of a local physician to a doctor for med-          charged on his or her student account.
   ications or medical management of a health            • All students are subject to random drug
   condition while at Wasatch Academy.                     screening.
 • All medications, prescriptions, vitamins,
   supplements, herbs, or any other substances         8. COUNSELING SERVICES
   should be given to the Wellness Center staff or
   dorm parent.                                        Licensed therapists can be contractually available
 • The Wellness Center will distribute medica-         to provide therapeutic support to students while
   tions at the appropriate times.                     attending Wasatch Academy. Please note that
 • The Wellness Center monitors all medications        therapists are not employees of Wasatch Acade-
   and takes care of compliance issues. Parents        my; however, the school will help with the facili-
   are responsible for prescription refills.           tation of those appointments. Students meeting
 • If a student has a prescription medication, they    with a therapist will meet in the Wellness Center.
   must be compliant in taking the medication as       Appointment cards are given to students by the
   directed. If for any reason a student does not      dorm parent to notify the student the day of an
   want to take the medication, students must          appointment.
   speak to the nurse.
 • Controlled substances are dispensed by              9. COVID-19 SCREENING
   nursing staff only and stored at the Wellness
   Center. Secure prescriptions for controlled sub-    Wasatch Academy has provided for COVID-19
   stances should be sent directly to the Wellness     screening/testing and up to two weeks for isolation
   Center.                                             if needed. Working with our local health depart-
 • It is an honor code violation to give misinfor-     ment, we have the capability to test all students/
   mation to a member of the Wellness Center. If       faculty/staff and have results within 36-48 hours.

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All students will have a self-isolation period as we    11. ISOLATION
await test results (36-48 hours). Testing will take
place Mondays thru Fridays.                             In the event isolation is necessary, the student
  • Pretesting-- Students are required to be tested     will be moved to a designated facility on campus.
     5 days prior to arrival to campus and bring        Students will be tested and monitored under the
     documentation of that testing to campus.           direction of the Wellness Center until they are
  • A COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring Sheet with            symptom free and cleared to return to student life.
     information from 14 days prior to arrival is       The following protocols will:
     required. Bring documentation to campus.             • Isolate with separate bathrooms when possi-
  • Re-Entry COVID-19 testing will be conducted              ble. Meals will be brought to the student.
     by The Health Department, during the week-           • Housekeeping will clean and sanitize the dorm
     days. Students arriving on a weekend day will           room of a student who is in isolation.
     be tested Monday morning.                            • The faculty member monitoring students in
                                                             isolation will communicate with parents and
10. SELF DORM QUARANTINE                                     encourage the isolated student to communi-
                                                             cate electronically, as much as possible.
  • If a student needs to be quarantined, they
    will be placed in a single person dorm room.
    However, they will share bathrooms and must
    wear masks outside of the dorm room. There
    will be a limited number of students per floor
    or living area.
  • Students will be quarantined in single rooms
    until testing results are provided, as long as
    single rooms are available. Dorm parents will
    clean the room after a quarantined student
    receives a negative test result. At that point, a
    roommate will be assigned.
  • The Wellness Center will track when students
    are tested and clear students when they have a
    negative test result.
  • Students will communicate with dorm parents
    through technology, as much as possible.
    Dorm parents will provide a list of contact
    information for all students in isolation. Dorm
    parents will be the primary contact and re-
    sponsible for monitoring.

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12. COVID-19 MANAGEMENT FLOWCHART

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ACADEMICS
1. CELL PHONE POLICY                                      2. ADDING AND DROPPING CLASSES

Student possession and use of cellular phones and         How to ADD/DROP Courses for 2020-2021:
other electronic signaling devices on the school
campus and school buses, at school-sponsored              Chance 1
activities, and while under the supervision and           We will accept course request changes via an
control of school employees is permitted under            online form between August 1st and August 15th
the circumstances described below.                        based ONLY on academic requests. Senior re-
                                                          quests will be confirmed by College Counseling.
All students may use these devices on campus              You will receive a Google form via email notifi-
before school begins at 9:00 am and after school          cation of how to submit your change requests.
ends at 3:50 pm. Students are also permitted to           Change requests must be submitted via this online
use such devices during the lunch period and              form. New schedules by August 31st of 2020.
in between class periods. These devices must
be kept out of sight and turned off during the            Chance 2
instructional program. Unauthorized use of such           We will accept a second round of course request
devices disrupts the instructional program and            changes for ONE week starting the first day of
distracts from the learning environment. There-           class (September 14, Monday) for regular classes
fore unauthorized use is grounds for confiscation         and TWO weeks for AP classes. Change requests
of device by school officials, including classroom        must be submitted via online form provided at that
teachers. Repeated unauthorized use of such de-           time.
vices may lead to disciplinary action.                      • Student makes request via the form, to be
                                                              verified by College Counseling for seniors or
In the classroom, cell phones are not permitted as            the Registrar for all others.
a student’s educational technology tool.                    • Students must have an academic justification
                                                              for their decision, and include that reasoning
2. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS                                    on the form.
                                                            • The last day for regular course change re-
To earn a diploma from Wasatch Academy, the                   quests is Friday, September 18, 2020.
following requirements must be met by the end of            • The last day for AP course change requests is
a student’s senior year:                                      Friday, September 25, 2020.
  • English: four years (international students will
     take three years) including English I, II, III and   4. ELL DIPLOMA
     IV or equivalent.
  • Social Studies: three years, including one year       International students who complete two years of
     of global studies (or equivalent) and one year       English study by the end of senior year will earn
     of U.S. history.                                     the Wasatch Academy ELL diploma provided all
  • Math: Required each year, with a minimum              other requirements have been met.
     of one year each of algebra 1, geometry, and
     algebra 2.
  • Science: three years, including one year of
     biology.
  • Language: two years of the same language.
  • Fine Arts: four semesters.
  • Technology: four semesters.

Total credits necessary for graduation: 24 in aca-
demic areas.

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5. ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) CLASS POLICY

AP classes are some of the most demanding class-
es offered at Wasatch and are designed to be the
equivalent of a first year college class.
  • Taking AP classes is a privilege and requires
    extra commitment and dedication to be suc-
    cessful. For this reason, sophomores are limit-
    ed to one AP class during the year, juniors are
    limited to two, and seniors are limited to three.
    Exceptions to this policy must be cleared
    through the Academic Office.
  • Generally, students enrolled in AP classes are
    expected to follow through and take the Col-
    lege Board’s AP exam in that subject in May.
  • Due to the additional commitment of an AP
    class, in the fall students are given an extra
    week past the regular add and drop deadline
    to decide if they will remain in the class for the
    semester.
  • Though AP classes are designed to be year
    long, students may drop them after one
    semester if they do not wish to complete the
    curriculum and take the AP exam in May.

6. HONORS CREDIT

Students may elect to take a designated class
for Honors credit at the discretion of the teacher.
Earning Honors credit involves the design, im-
plementation, execution, and presentation of a
project subject to the approval of the teacher.

All Honors Projects are presented before a faculty
Honors Committee at the end of the semester in
a forum known as a “Presentation of Learning”
(POL).

Students who consider the additional load of Hon-
ors credit in a particular class will need to decide
and make the commitment by the normal add and
drop deadlines in place for each semester and
then abide by their decision.

7. REGISTRAR

The registrar role is to monitor student academic
records and student scheduling under the supervi-
sion of the Assistant Head of School for Academ-
ics. Students are encouraged to direct questions
about academic courses and coursework first to
their advisor and teachers before visiting the regis-
trar. The registrar implements course registration,
scheduling, and academic reporting functions.

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