AMERICAN HERITAGE SCHOOL - 2019-20 WELCOME GUIDE
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American Heritage School Mission Statement American Heritage School assists parents worldwide in developing the hearts, minds, and bodies of students to realize their divine potential by: 1. BEING USEFUL IN THE HANDS OF THE LORD IN BUILDING THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON EARTH; 2. INCREASING FAITH IN AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE PLAN OF SALVATION; 3. DEVELOPING A LOVE, UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION FOR AMERICA AND THE FOUNDING FATHERS; 4. DEVELOPING THE ACADEMIC KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS NECESSARY TO BE ABLE TO MAKE SELF-EDUCATION A LIFE-LONG PURSUIT; 5. LEARNING TO REASON AND DISCERN BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG, TRUTH AND ERROR; 6. DEVELOPING CHARACTER AND SELF-GOVERNMENT OF MIND AND BODY; AND 7. CONDUCTING THEMSELVES IN ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE AS CHRISTIANS. All activities, teaching, governance, and administration are to be accomplished in light of the above objectives and in so far as possible in harmony with revealed principles of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and laws of the land. All teachers, staff, administrators and trustees shall strive to be living examples of the values, principles, and skills taught at the school.
Dear Friends, Welcome to American Heritage School! We are delighted that you are joining us this year. Education is a sacred endeavor to diligently learn and teach by the light of Christ all things “both in heaven and in the earth” that are “expedient for us to understand” in order that we may “be prepared in all things” to magnify the calling and the mission to which the Lord calls us in life (D&C 88:78–80). We hope this Welcome Guide helps you prepare for a true “family education” experience at American Heritage that lays Christ and the restored gospel at the foundation of all teaching and learning. Whether you are new or returning to AHS, we are confident that you will find this to be a year that you discover the light and the joy of a Principle Approach® educational experience. So, get ready to renew your heart and mind, keep your lamps burning bright, and thank you for joining the spirited march of the Patriots! Sincerely, Grant Beckwith Principal
Seven Principles of Personal and Civil Liberty Divine Identity and Purpose God is our loving Heavenly Father. He has endowed each of His children with the gifts of life, the freedom to choose, and a divine identity and purpose. Civil liberty is founded on the truth that these are inalienable, God-given rights. Liberty through Christian Self-Government God has given us the freedom to choose liberty and eternal life through Jesus Christ, or captivity and death. As we seek to obey the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ, and receive His grace, we will experience liberty. Civil liberty can exist only when there is widespread adherence to moral law by self-governed individuals. Christlike Character Jesus Christ is the standard of character and the model of all virtues. Through His Atonement, we can become like Him. America’s heritage provides examples of men and women who were liberated by obedience to the teachings of Jesus Christ, and who sought freedom to develop and express Christian character. America became the seedbed of civil liberty because of inspired reliance upon Christian principles. Conscience, the Most Sacred of All Property God has granted each of us stewardship over our individual souls, labor, and possessions. The most sacred stewardship God has given us is our conscience. We experience liberty as we follow our conscience, which is the light of Christ within us. In the civil realm, liberty depends upon protection of the rights of property, including the property of conscience. The Family, Religion, and Civil Government Personal and civil liberty depend upon the protection and vitality of three realms: the family, religion and its expression, and civil government. Internal restraints within civil government, such as representation, separation of powers, and federalism, are necessary to temper the exercise of governmental power. These internal restraints protect individual accountability, the rights and responsibilities of families, and religion and its expression. Cultivating Self-Government in Others Individuals who experience liberty through Christ seek to bless others with liberty. Christ’s followers are obligated to cultivate and protect the right of self-government for all mankind. Civil liberty is best protected when the decision-making authority of government resides at the level that is closest to those affected by its decisions. Fullness of Liberty through Unity with God and Man The ultimate purpose of God’s plan of happiness is to enable us to experience a fullness of liberty. This is possible only through unity with God, our families, and our fellowmen as we experience the atoning power of Jesus Christ. Uniting as self-governed individuals enables and strengthens civil and personal liberty, and magnifies the potential of all. American Heritage School gratefully acknowledges the Foundation for American Christian Education for publishing “The Seven Principles,” which inspired this document.
Table of Contents AHS Life New Faculty What’s New Orientation Day School Maps Parent Service Organization Athletics Performing Arts AHS Standards High School Graduation Requirements Honor Code Textbook Policy Immunization Requirements Uniform Policy Uniform Supply List School Supply List Comfort Kit Foundations Training Calendar of Events
New Faculty NEW FACULTY AND STAFF In a local and national education environment that has a massive shortage of qualified teachers, these incoming educators and coaches are not only highly qualified in the areas of their technical discipline, but they are also men and women of faith, character, and lots of enthusiasm! Teresa Carr Jacob Clark Autumn Cook Jake Dastrup Kimi Davies School Counselor MS Science Teacher Middle School Aide Head Basketball 4-8 Grade Music Coach Brigham Dye Nicole Fulmer Luci Hardy Aimee Holmes Stephanie LaPray 10th Grade Teacher/ Lyceum Philharmonic 11th Grade Aide MS Girls Soccer Spanish Teacher Administration Coordinator AP English/Sr. Thesis Coach Blake Jansen Kristen Jansen Lakyn Lee Megan Metcalf Mary Oliphant Head Baseball Asst. Admisisons 8th Grade Spanish/ Assistant Girls 7th Grade Aide Coach Manager Kindergarten Aide Volleyball Coach Mike Schneider Cheryll Treu Katelyn Whiting Assistant Baseball Ballroom Instructor 1st Grade Aide Coach
New Assignments CURRENT FACULTY AND STAFF New Assignments Jennilyn Burr Rachel Beus Lynette Carver 7th Grade Teacher 1st Grade Teacher 4th Grade Aide/ Front Office Support Kerry Nielsen Sariah Reed Laurea Stirling K-6 Director of 3rd Grade Teacher 7th Grade Teacher Curriculum Instruction/ Intervention Specialist Kristi Wulfenstein Kindergarten Aide
What’s New ELECTIVES & EXTRACUR AHS students have an exciting and inspiring array of electives and extracurricular activities to choose from! The following curricular electives, primarily for high school students (grades 9–12), satisfy high school graduation requirements, including fine arts, foreign language, science, math, and physical education. We anticipate offering several new courses this year—those courses are highlighted in bold. The actual offering of classes listed here is subject to interest, enrollment, and budget considerations. If at any point we decide not to offer an anticipated course, we will immediately notify the school community and any students and families who have made that election. Extracurricular activities italicized Cont Tere act scho sa Carr, • A Cappella Choir • Basketball Fundamentals (tcar ol couns r@ah elor, • ACT Exam Preparation • Chamber Choir to di smail.co scus m) • American Heritage Youth Chorus • Chess sche s your • American Sign Language (I, II, III) • Constitutional Studies dule & op s tion • AP Biology • Creative Writing s! • AP Calculus AB • Cross Country (Boys Junior Varsity, • AP Chemistry (alternating with Genetics every other Varsity and Girls’ Junior Varsity, Varsity) year) • Debate/Speech (including Debate Tournament and • AP Computer Science Principles Speech Competitions) • AP English Language and Composition • Drama (I, II) • AP European History • Economics • AP Music Theory and Aural Skills (on alternate years) • Educational and Computer Technology • AP Physics I • Entrepreneurship • AP Seminar • Financial Literacy • AP Statistics • Food and Nutrition • AP US Government • French (I, II, III) • Art (I, II, III-Portfolio, Explorations) • Genetics (alternating with AP Chemistry every other year) • Athletic Conditioning • Health • Ballroom Dance (Intermediate, Competition, • International Student Support Performance) • Introduction to French, Spanish and ASL (8th Grade • Baseball (Boys’ Varsity) Only—no high school credit) • Basketball (Boys’ Junior Varsity, Varsity USSA, Varsity UHSAA • Introduction to Computer Science and Girls’ Junior Varsity, Varsity) • Introduction to Engineering
What’s New RRICULAR ACTIVITIES • Introduction to Statistics • Shakespeare Play Production (8th Grade Only) • Intramural Sports (Patriot Athletic League) (no credit) • Soccer (Boys’ Jr. Varsity, Varsity; Girls’ Jr. Varsity, Varsity) • Journalism • Social Dance • Keyboarding (7th Grade Only) • Social Media Literacy • Medical Anatomy and Physiology (alternating with • Spanish (I, II, III) Sports Medicine every other year) • Sports Medicine (including certification option) • Medical Terminology • Stagecraft and Event Tech • Men’s Choir (7th and 8th Grade only) • Student Government Class • Middle Earth Studies: The Works of J.R.R. Tolkien • Study Skills • Mixed Choir • Teacher Mentor (Internship with AHS teachers) • Music Explorations (8th Grade only) • Technical Theatre • Musical • Tennis (Boys’ Junior Varsity, Varsity and Girls’ Junior Varsity, • National Honor Society Varsity) • Orchestra • Theater Arts: Dramatic Improvisation • Patriot Athletic League • Track and Field (Boys’ Junior Varsity, Varsity and Girls’ Junior • Photography Varsity, Varsity) • Physical Education • Ultimate Frisbee (Boys’ Junior Varsity, Varsity and Girls’ • Play Production (separate from Drama and Stagecraft) Junior Varsity, Varsity) • Principles of Leadership • Volleyball (Boys’ Varsity and Girls’ Varsity) • Public Speaking & Presentation (7th Grade Only) • Volleyball Fundamentals • Robotics (7th and 8th Grade only) • Women’s Choir (7th and 8th Grade only) • Seminary (9-12) • Yearbook Production • Service Association • Yoga (women only)
2019–20 Orientation Day MEET YOUR TEACHER! 2019–20 Orientation Day Grades K–12 Monday, August 19 • 7–12 Textbook checkout, 9:30–1:00 p.m. meet in the Library • 1–12 New Student Orientation, 9:30–10:30 a.m. meet in North Auditorium, students will then go to rooms as designated • K–12 New Parent Orientation, 9:30–10:30 a.m. meet in North Auditorium • K–12 Meet your Teacher, 10:30–11:30 a.m. in all classrooms • Uniform Swap, 10:30 a.m.–noon in the Rec. Hall
What’s New NEW COACH BIOS Coach Dastrup comes Coach Holmes went to to AHS with a Master’s nationals as a member of the Degree in Coaching and UVU women’s soccer team Sports Administration and a and was a sprinter on the UVU Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise track team. She has been a and Sports Science (Concordia, youth soccer coach for many BYU-H, and SLCC). After years, and led the AHS JV Girls playing at BYU-Hawaii, he this past year to one of their served as an assistant coach most successful seasons yet, there and currently runs one including in the post-season Jake Dastrup of the largest advanced youth Aimee Holmes tournament. Head Basketball Coach basketball programs in Utah MS Girls Soccer Coach (150 youth, 16 teams). Coach Jansen has experience Coach Metcalf has coached coaching youth baseball, as well multiple teams at the as playing for many years. He elementary, club, and high attended Texas Tech University school levels. The California and earned a Bachelors of Science native played volleyball at in Electrical Engineering, going Salt Lake Community College on to graduate with his J.D. from where her team was ranked St. Mary's School of Law. Blake number one for the majority of is an Intellectual Property the season and finished third Attorney working with technology in the junior college national Blake Jansen companies to secure patents. Megan Metcalf tournament. She is currently Head Baseball Coach Asst. Girls Volleyball in her fifth year of teaching Coach second grade in Provo. Coach Schneider was raised Mrs. Treu comes to AHS in a baseball family and played with more than 20 years’ collegiately in California. He is experience teaching ballroom deeply engrained in the baseball from elementary through culture, working for brands like collegiate levels, and is Stance Socks, SF Giants and the current Alpine District Anchor Bats. Coach Schneider has Ballroom Coordinator and also coached high school baseball Events Coordinator for as well as serving as the head the Danzinskule Education coach for an elite Utah Marshalls Foundation, where she trains Mike Schneider travel ball team. Cheryll Treu ballroom dance teachers Asst. Baseball Coach Ballroom Instructor throughout Utah County.
Construction Update: Phases 1C and 2A What’s New In the spring of 2019, AHS dedicated Phases 1A and 1B in a touching ceremony held in Patriot Arena. Students, families, and faculty were joined by the Board of Trustees, donors, and community dignitaries to honor—in both word and music—the sacrifices of all those who laid the foundations for the school’s growth and success. With the completion of the $30 million Phase 1A and 1B expansion, we are pleased to announce a new $8 million donation for various strategic priorities, including the construction of Phases 1C and 2A. Phase 1C will be an auxiliary gym that will help the school to meet the needs of players, coaches, and families as we continue to pursue our all-participation athletics model. Phase 2A will create a much-needed high school kitchen and cafeteria. The expansion will also include a student commons area that can be used for multipurpose curricular space, which will accommodate several years of student population growth. Our generous donors allow us to expand our campus without the use of a single dollar of tuition, continuing the pattern of consecrated donor sacrifice that has endured from the early years of our school’s history. These donations bless each and every American Heritage family because they allow us to operate debt-free, which keeps the cost of tuition at remarkably low rates for the quality of experiences provided. 13 17 15 16 14 11 12 9 10
Outdoor Athletics (PHASE 1A) Indoor Athletics (PHASE 1B) What’s New completed fall of 2018 completed fall of 2018 1. Outdoor Basketball Courts 9. Classrooms for Curricular Instruction, Dance, Health, P.E., 2. Tennis Courts (4) Weightlifting; Locker Rooms 3. Expanded Elem. Play System (Fall 2019 completion date) 10. 1,406-seat Patriot Arena with Elevated Indoor Track 4. Concessions, Restrooms, & Outdoor Storage 5. 6. 1,733-seat Stadium, Soccer Field, Track & Field Baseball/Softball Field 7–12 Building (PHASES 1C & 2A) construction slated for 2020 7. Future soccer field 8. Future greenhouse and garden 11. Auxiliary Gym (1C) 12. Kitchen, Cafeteria, and a portion of Student Commons (2A) 7–12 Classrooms (PHASE 2) future expansion 13. Specialized Classrooms for Science, Art, Engineering, Math & Technology 14. Student Commons & Activity Area, Administrative Offices Performing Arts Center (PHASE 3) future expansion 15. 300-Seat Small Theater/Auditorium 16. 900-Seat Concert Hall 17. Music Classrooms & Rehearsal Rooms 6 5 2 4 1 3 8 7 K–12 Building
East exit To Track School Maps Hunsaker Bonner Haymond Ballroom (McOmber, Treu) Hymas and 12 & Choir (Swenson) 11 Stadium Swenson B. Smith High School Building Main Level Ea 1 Dye 10 Hancoc 9 Otteson To West Parking Lot Davies Music Otteson Music High School Building Lower Level
School Maps Soderstrom Hill 1 Science Anderson 1 Registrar/Events/HR Pew Arnold Reed Davis Kris McKinley 4 5 2 3 327 Jay Clark 203 324 11 McIntyre Cory Strong Peel 3 5 Carver K 2 329 Fallon Salvesen arnest Wilson Cornell Bingham Beus 11 6 6 4 5 K 1 Hilmo K 115 9 Braddy Figueiredo Randall Reading Riker 6 Intervention Braddy K 3 Culver Adams Packer/Nielson ck 8 Chemistry Art 41 Back 3 9A 44 Yamada 8 oo m Parker Logan str 6 8 Burr Re - 4 st 3 McConkie Art Science Re om ro H.Crossley 7 11 312 Admissions Office Stirling Melisa Hendrickson 7 Seminary Kristen Jansen Crossley 7 K–12 301 Front Office 302 Grant Beckwith Building 303 Charné Adams 304 Liz Acuña 305 Finance Office – Adam Hendrickson Main Level 306 Teresa Carr 346 – Nancy Morrill World Languages 453 Perry (Drama) Knecht 508 509 Science Henderson K–12 Science Building Rowen Clark Newman Anderson Larson Upper Level 516 IT Office Science Deboer DeBirk Randall Math Math Smith Heiner Math 524 525 Larsen 526 Math Math Meade Wood 523 527
Parent Service Organization PARENT SERVICE ORGAN Welcome! I look forward to a wonderful year working together with you while we partner with devoted teachers and administrators in educating the hearts and minds of our children at American Heritage School. Did you know that every parent at the school is a member of the Parent Service Organization? It’s just one of various ways that we reinforce our unique school culture that not only encourages but also expects parental involvement in their children’s educational experience. Parents at AHS are invited and expected to give at least 30 hours of volunteer service per family each year. Please know that your service and sacrifice are very much needed at our school and enrich virtually every aspect of our “family education” experience at AHS. I look forward to serving with you this year! Laura Hale, Parent Service Organization President firstname.lastname@example.org Parent Service Organization Purpose The Parent Service Organization plans and facilitates parent service opportunities at AHS that advance the mission of the school. We work with teachers and administrators to assist with special events and other opportunities that lift and serve AHS students, teachers, and families. Room Parents Sign up to serve as a room parent for your child’s class to oversee one of the following: • Celebrations • Field Trips • Holiday Parties • In-class Volunteers
Parent Service Organization IZATION: Get involved! August Opportunities to Serve Uniform Swap • Assist in Lunchroom • Faculty Dinners Faculty Dinner • High School Dances • School Events • Room Parent Support • Lunchroom Help • Spirit Wear Sales • Library Support • Experiential Learning Weeks • Photography September October November Constitution Day Grandparents Day Christmas Decorating Picture Day K–6 Picture Day 7–12 Book Fair Faculty Dinners December January February Teddy Bear Project Geography Bee Faculty Dinners Christmas Décor Spelling Bee Takedown March April May Experiential Learning Teacher Appreciation Shakespeare Days Week, Grades 9–12 Week Experiential Learning, Experiential Learning, Grades K–6 Grades 7–8 Field Day Sign-up by using the link below american-heritage.org/parent-organization
Athletic Programs Fall Tryouts Baseball, 9–12 (UHSAA) Tennis, Girls 9-12 (UHSAA) July 29, 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m. August 5, Time TBD Coach Blake Jansen Coach Linley Duncan email@example.com Ultimate Frisbee, Boys and Cross Country, Boys and Girls Girls 6–9 (Club) 7–12 (UHSAA) August 14, 3:30–5:30 p.m. PAL League Underway Mon., Tues., Thur., Fri. Coach Stu Back Coach Brian Smith firstname.lastname@example.org The Patriot Athletic League is American Heritage School’s email@example.com intramural program that Volleyball, 9–12 invites students of any ability Boys Soccer, 6–8 (UCSSAL) Girls Varsity (UHSAA) to participate in team-based August 14, Time TBD August 12–13, 3:30–5:30 p.m. |Arena athletics! Coach TBD Coach Bailey Savage firstname.lastname@example.org Fall Flag Football Girls Soccer, 9-12 (UHSAA) Boys Varsity (USSA) July 29, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. August 15–16, 5:30–7:30 p.m. | Arena Winter Coach Aimee Holmes Coach Ryan Millar Ping Pong email@example.com Volleyball Spring UCSSAL, Utah Charter and Small School Athletic League | UHSAA, Utah High School Activities Association Soccer USSA, Utah School Sports Association Basketball
Athletic Programs Spring Tryouts Track and Field, 9–12 (UHSAA) Mid January, Time TBD Coach Brian Smith firstname.lastname@example.org Winter Tryouts Soccer, 6–12 Basketball, 7–12 Girls 6–8 (UCSSAL) Boys 6–8 (UCSSAL) March 3, 3:30 p.m.–5 p.m. October 8–10, 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Coach Aimee Holmes Coach: TBD email@example.com Girls 6–8 (UCSSAL) Boys 9–12 (UHSAA) November 6–8, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. February 25, Time TBD Coach: TBD Coach TBD Boys 9–12 (UHSAA) November 11, Time TBD Tennis, Boys 9–12 (UHSAA) Coach Jake Dastrup February 25, Time TBD firstname.lastname@example.org Coach TBD Girls 9–12 (UHSAA) November 11, Time TBD Ultimate Frisbee, Boys and Girls 6–9 (Club) Coach TBD March 3, Time TBD Coach Stu Back email@example.com
Choirs The Heritage Youth Choirs is a community choral organization for children and youth in grades 1–12. Its central mission is Children’s Choir to build musical excellence and enduring faith in the lives of Grades 5–7 individuals through gospel–centered choral music. Although Audition-only entrance. the choir is sponsored by American Heritage School, Rehearsals: 3:30–4:30 p.m. on Mondays enrollment is open to all students, regardless of school 3+ performances per year; affiliation. Three choirs accommodate youth of varying ages Choral festival in the spring and skill levels: Director: Kimi Davies Monthly Tuition: $35 (scholarships available) Youth Chorus Grades 7–12 Junior Chorus Audition-only entrance. Grades 1–4 Rehearsals: 3:30–5 p.m. on Mondays Audition not required. 6+ performances per year, and Rehearsals: 3:30–4:15 p.m. on Mondays 11–day tour in June to New England 2 performances per year and New York Director: Deborah Otteson Directors: Rob Swenson & Matt Thornton Monthly Tuition: $25 (scholarships available) Monthly Tuition: $45 (scholarships available)
Come sing with us! Choirs YOUTH CHOIRS AUDITIONS Auditions for the Youth Chorus take place in June for the following season. Openings may still be available for tenors and basses. Please talk to Mr. Swenson for details. Auditions/interviews for the Children’s Choir and Junior Choir will take place on AUGUST 19th and 26th Visit youth–chorus.org to sign up for an audition time. Contact Mr. Swenson with questions. (801) 372-9465 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orchestra Lyceum Youth Orchestras at American Heritage School have reached the top of the Billboard Charts, been featured on PBS with The Piano Guys, recorded for SONY Masterworks, and have been viewed over 100 million times on YouTube! Each year we place nearly every graduate into top-notch music schools across the country. Accomplished young musicians, ages 6 to 18, travel from schools across the state to participate in this comprehensive after-school youth orchestras program. We Strive to Inspire—nurture a love of elevated music, increase faith and patriotism through purposeful events and media. Instruct—develop self-discipline, skills, and character through transformational teaching and professional-level experience and interaction. Impact—awaken individuals, families and communities to the power music has to change hearts and minds while fulfilling the divine potential of our participants. ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS Now Online! Simply submit your video to: email@example.com For more information, see: https://american-heritage.org/orchestra-auditions
Orchestra New album for 2019, Turning Hearts “And he shall plant in the hearts of the children the promises made to the fathers, and the hearts of the children shall turn to their fathers.” —D&C 2:2 By combining the music and instruments of our fathers with current styles, we are doing our part to MUSICALLY turn the hearts of our students to their fathers and the amazing potential music has to inspire, teach and testify! Malachi’s promise of the coming of the Spirit of Elijah may be the only specific reference included in the standard works: Old Testament (Mal 4:6), New Testament (Luke 1:17), Book of Mormon (3 Ne 25:6), Doctrine and Covenants 2:2, Pearl of Great Price (Joseph Smith History 1:39). Turning Hearts album to include: • 5 new hymn arrangements, 2 orchestral masterworks, and 5 original songs • Guest Artists GENTRI, Steven Sharp Nelson of The Piano Guys and Caroline Campbell • Arrangements by Marshall McDonald, Kurt Bestor, Steven Sharp Nelson and more! http://lyceumphilharmonic.com/media/videos/ AWARD-WINNING, MOST COMPREHENSIVE OFFERING IN UTAH 11th CONSECUTIVE YEAR PHILHARMONIC CONCERT ORCHESTRA SYMPHONIC STRINGS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE CRESCENDO ORCHESTRA PRELUDE STRINGS With six ensembles ranging from basic music reader to expert level, the Lyceum Youth Orchestras Program at American Heritage School provides the We strive to meet every student at most award-winning and comprehensive orchestra the threshold of their learning! experience in Utah. Last year’s graduating class had nearly a 100% scholarship placement rate. Students “The American Heritage Lyceum Orchestras are mentored and motivated by world-class faculty Program is an incomparable combination of everything that music is meant to be — joy, and guest artists to develop not only the body and the refinement, belonging, and fun. My favorite part of mind, but also the soul. String players K-12 and Wind/ Lyceum is its inherent spirituality. There is a special Brass/Perc. players 7-12 are invited to audition! feeling suggesting a profound development not only of the body and mind, but of the soul.” american-heritage.org/orchestra —Steven Sharp Nelson, Member of The Piano Guys
Auditions for It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play AUDITIONS When: August 27, 29 Time: 3:30–5:30 p.m. Location: North Auditorium Call Backs (by invitation only): August 30, 1-3 p.m. Who: Grades 9–12 What: Pick up an audition packet outside Mrs. Perry’s office, room 453, for the reading parts to prepare. Rehearsals: Tuesday & Thursday 3:30–5:30 p.m. Maybe some Fridays and Saturdays if needed. First Rehearsal: Tuesday, September 3, 3:30–5:30 p.m. ENTIRE CAST. Mandatory ALL CAST Rehearsals: Tuesday, September 3, 3:30-5:30 (first rehearsal) Saturday, November 9, 11:00 am- 5:00 p.m. (ALL DAY TECH REHEARSAL) Tuesday & Wednesday, November 12 & 13, 3:30 p.m. till we’re done, around 7 p.m. Performance Dates: Nov. 14, 15, 16 at 7 p.m Costumes: Some cast members will need to supply their own costume, or parts of their costume. It will be nothing elaborate and very low cost. Sign Up Online: american-heritage.org/wonderful-life-auditions Questions: Please email Mrs. Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org
AMERICAN HERITAGE SCHOOL High School Graduation Requirements High School Graduation Requirements REQUIRED CREDITS 9TH GRADE 10TH GRADE 11TH GRADE 12TH GRADE AREAS ENGLISH 4 English 9 English 10 English 11 or AP English 12 Language Ancient World Modern World American History American Government WORLD HISTORY 4 History and History or AP Government Geography WRITTEN Written Written Portfolio Written Portfolio Senior Thesis PORTFOLIO/ 4 Portfolio 9 10 11 or AP Seminar SENIOR THESIS Algebra Half Algebra 1 Algebra 2 or 2B Pre-Calc or Intro to Stats Algebra 1 Algebra 2 Pre-Calculus A Pre-Calculus B MATH 3 Algebra 2A/B Pre-Calculus AB AP Calculus AB Algebra 2 Pre-Calculus AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC or AP Statistics Algebra 2A Economics Intro to Stats AP Statistics Biology Chemistry Medical Anatomy & AP Biology, SCIENCE 3 Physiology AP Chemistry, AP Physics, Intro to AP Computer Science Genetics Sports Medicine Engineering Physics FOREIGN 2 Spanish 1/ Spanish 2/ French 2/ Spanish 3/ French 3/ LANGUAGE French 1/ ASL 1 ASL 2 ASL 3 1.5 1.5 Credits to be completed during grades 9-12 (Art, Ballroom, Drama, Theater, Debate, Creative Writing, A Cappella, Chamber Choir, AP FINE ARTS Music Theory, Technical Theatre, Photography, Mixed Choir, Theater Arts/Improv) PHYSICAL 1.5 1.5 Credits to be completed during grades 9-12 EDUCATION (PE, Athletic Conditioning, Basketball, Volleyball, Health, Ballroom, Yoga, Sports Teams) PRINCIPLES OF 0.5 Principles of LEADERSHIP Leadership Computer Technology or Intro to COMPUTER 0.5 Computer Science typically completed AP Computer Science TECH in 9th or 10th grade FINANCIAL 0.5 Financial Literacy LITERACY EXPERIENTIAL 1 Experiential Experiential Experiential Experiential LEARNING Learning 9 Learning 10 Learning 11 Learning 12 Student choice based on interest, abilities, talents and may include additional courses offered in Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Physical Education, World Lan- guage, Extracurricular Credit, Food & Nutrition, Middle Earth Studies, Constitu- ELECTIVES 3.5 tional Studies, Creative Writing, Dating and Relationships, Journalism, Interna- tional Student Support, ACT Prep, Yearbook, Student Government) GRADUATION 29 REQUIREMENTS
AMERICAN HERITAGE SCHOOL American Heritage Honor Code HONOR CODE “Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” (Matthew 22:36–39) The two great commandments to love the Lord and love our neighbors are the two most important principles that we learn at American Heritage School. Students and employees are expected to live according to the standards and com- mitments set forth below and to keep these standards and commitments on campus and off campus “at all times…and in all places” (Mosiah 18:9). Those students and employees who are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints* are also expected to maintain the same standards of conduct, except church attendance. Parents, students, and employees, please review these standards together, then be prepared to sign and return a copy of the Honor Code Statement to your teacher or administrator by the end of the first week of school. *American Heritage School is not sponsored by, endorsed by, or affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“the Church of Jesus Christ”) or any other denomination. Respect for all religions is taught. Nevertheless, the school’s mission establishes and encour- ages an environment that is oriented toward the Church of Jesus Christ, where principles are taught in the light of the restored gospel, and where faith in Jesus Christ is felt and demonstrated by each child and adult at the School.
AMERICAN HERITAGE SCHOOL American Heritage Honor Code HONOR CODE A.H.S. = “Always Honor & Serve” We keep the two great commandments (Matt. 22:36–39) as we “Always Honor and Serve.” A = ALWAYS. At all times, in all places, private and public. God is constant and unchanging. (Matt 28:20; Mosiah 18:3) H = HONOR. We honor God by honoring all of his children, including in our thoughts, words, and actions (Exodus 20; John 5:23) S = SERVE. We serve God by helping and lifting others around us. Service is love and honor exemplified. It is love and honor in action. (Mosiah 2:17; Matt 6:24) Expected Conduct at School, School-Sponsored Activities, and Away from School. With the two great commandments as our guide, it is expected that students and employees will uphold the following standards and expectations at all times, whether we are on campus or away from campus: • Kindness and Respect. Treat every person with kindness and respect, including students of all ages, teachers, parents, administration, staff, custodians, and visitors and visiting teams to the school. • Uplifting Language. Choose words that inspire and uplift. Words intended to hurt or offend should never be used and have no place in our school. • Honesty. Be honest and truthful in all dealings. • Humility and Integrity. Accept corrections respectfully from all who have stewardship for you. This includes (but is not limited to) your parents and every employee at the school, even if they aren’t your teacher. Listen to the Spirit when you receive correction and have the courage and integrity to obey promptly and consistently, even if you disagree with an expectation, and even while you may be working to understand or even change that expectation through appropriate channels. • Positive Attitude. Display a positive, willing attitude. This includes making a good-faith effort to fulfill all Honor Code commitments and to devote oneself to learning and keeping all school policies. “The Lord requireth the heart and a willing mind.” (D&C 64:34) • Stewardship. Care lovingly for our building. This includes eating only in designated areas (not in hallways or classrooms without permission) and treating doors, walls, and school equipment with care and respect. Seek ways to leave our classrooms, hallways, and bathrooms cleaner and better maintained than we found them. Bending a knee to pick up a scrap takes effort, but it is a sign of a grateful steward, especially if the scrap is not our own. “And he that is a faithful and wise steward shall inherit all things.” (D&C 78:22) • School Uniform, Dress & Grooming. Wear the school uniform properly and keep the AHS dress and grooming standards diligently and willingly. Students in grades 7–12 who wear their uniform, clothing, or hair-styles in ways that contradict (or press the boundaries of) the School’s dress and grooming standards should be prepared for conversations with teachers and administrators, and if the problem persists, for potential dismissal or non-readmission to the school. Uniform, dress, and grooming conversations in grades K–6 will typically be with parents, not students. “Obedience to small things creates a spirit of obedience in all things, and thus invites the blessings of heaven.” (Elder Kim B. Clark). Students should not write on themselves or others, or disfigure their bodies in any way. “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? … The temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” (1 Cor. 3:16–17) • Cell Phones and Technology. Use cell phones, personal electronic devices, and computers only at times and in settings that are respectful and approved. For students, cell phones should be off and out of sight during normal school operating hours everywhere on campus from 8:10 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. (including during transition times, at lunch, and at recess), and during school-sponsored travel, unless otherwise approved by a teacher or administrator. Teachers are encouraged to take *American Heritage School is not sponsored by, endorsed by, or affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“the Church of Jesus Christ”) or any other denomination. Respect for all religions is taught. Nevertheless, the school’s mission establishes and encour- ages an environment that is oriented toward the Church of Jesus Christ, where principles are taught in the light of the restored gospel, and where faith in Jesus Christ is felt and demonstrated by each child and adult at the School.
AMERICAN HERITAGE SCHOOL American Heritage Honor Code HONOR CODE student cell phones that are used without permission and to deliver them to an administrator. Teachers may collect phones at the beginning of class from any students who have them on their person or close at hand. In such cases, students whose phones are off and not easily accessible, such as in backpacks, will not be required to surrender their phones. Students may ask for permission to contact parents or conduct other business via personal cell phone at any time. Do not hide the use of cell phones and personal devices from view of teachers, parents, and other responsible adults, even if corresponding with parents. Do not communicate anything via text or social media, on campus or off campus, that would be inappropriate, offensive, or hurtful. Report any inappropriate, hurtful, or obscene messages, or content—whether yours or someone else’s, accessed intentionally or unintentionally, on-campus or off-campus, by personal or school devices—to a parent, teacher, administrator, or other trusted adult. • Displays of Affection. While at school or during school-sponsored activities, students should not engage in public or private displays of romantic physical affection, including kissing, cuddling, and hand-holding. • Conduct Away from School. As indicated in the school’s mission statement, faculty, staff and students are expected to “conduct themselves in all aspects of life as Christians.” Thus, the School’s Honor Code is expected to be kept on and off campus. With limited exceptions (such as certain uniform policy and dress code requirements that apply only while at School), any personal activity or behavior away from School that contradicts the principles, policies and mission statement of the School may constitute grounds for dismissal from the School. • Public Expression, Advocacy, and Free & Open Inquiry. Students and employees are encouraged to seek for truth, engage in free-and-open inquiry, and examine their own and differing perspectives. In speech and conduct, students and employees should not engage in expression or events that seriously and adversely affect the school’s mission or the Church. Examples would include an event or expression that contradicts or opposes, rather than analyzes or discusses, fundamental Church doctrine or policy; deliberately attacks or derides school employees, administrators, the Church, or the Church’s general leaders; or violates the school’s Honor Code. In addition to the above standards, students and employees are also expected to abide by For the Strength of Youth standards (for students and employees ages 12 and older) and the My Gospel Standards (for students ages 11 and under), as set forth below. Where AHS-specific standards are different than For the Strength of Youth standards, students and employees are expected to keep AHS-specific standards during all school-sponsored activities, and For the Strength of Youth standards at all other times and places. For the Strength of Youth* (for students and employees ages 12 and older. “For the Strength of Youth” is published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Lat- ter-day Saints.* Copies of the pamphlet should be brought to school by each 7–12 and are also available in the library.) Agency and Accountability • Heavenly Father has given me agency, which is the ability to choose right from wrong, and to act for myself. • I am responsible for the choices that I make. • I am free to choose my course of action, but I am not free to choose the consequences. • True freedom comes from using my agency to choose obedience; loss of freedom comes from choosing disobedience. Dating • I date only after I am sixteen. • When I begin dating, I go with one or more additional couples, and I avoid frequent dates with the same person. • I invite my parents to become acquainted with those I date. • I date only those with high moral standards, and in whose company I can maintain my standards. • I protect the honor and virtue of my date, and expect they will do the same for me. • When dating, I only go to places where I can maintain my standards and remain close to the Spirit. *American Heritage School is not sponsored by, endorsed by, or affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“the Church of Jesus Christ”) or any other denomination. Respect for all religions is taught. Nevertheless, the school’s mission establishes and encour- ages an environment that is oriented toward the Church of Jesus Christ, where principles are taught in the light of the restored gospel, and where faith in Jesus Christ is felt and demonstrated by each child and adult at the School.
AMERICAN HERITAGE SCHOOL American Heritage Honor Code HONOR CODE Dress and Appearance • I dress modestly to show respect for God and myself. • I avoid extremes in my clothing and appearance. • I will not use a special occasion as an excuse to be immodest, which means avoiding clothing that is tight, sheer, or revealing in any other manner. • If a young woman, I avoid short shorts, short skirts, shirts that do not cover the stomach, and clothing that does not cover the shoulders or is low-cut in the front or back. If a young man, I will avoid being extreme or inappropriately casual in clothing, hairstyle, and behavior. • I will wear appropriately modest apparel when participating in sports. • I will not disfigure myself with tattoos or body piercings (for young women, only one pair of earrings is acceptable). • I dress appropriately for all Church meetings and activities. Education • I understand that education is an important part of Heavenly Father’s plan to help me become more like Him. • I work diligently and make sacrifices, if necessary, for my education. • I maintain enthusiasm for learning throughout my life, and choose to actively participate in learning opportunities available to me. • My education includes spiritual learning. I study the scriptures and the words of prophets to help me find answers to the challenges of life and invite companionship of the Holy Ghost. Entertainment and Media • I select only media that uplifts me. • I do not attend, view, or participate in anything that is vulgar, immoral, violent, or pornographic in any way. • I will walk out of a movie, change my music, turn off a computer, television, or mobile device if what I see or hear drives away the Spirit. • If I am involved in pornography, I will cease now, and seek help from my parents and bishop. • I will avoid spending long periods of time using the Internet, mobile devices, playing video games, or watching television and other media – and I will be careful that my use of social media does not replace spending time with my family and friends. • I will not communicate anything over the Internet or through texting that would be inappropriate to share in person. • I will obey laws governing sharing music, movies, and other copyrighted items. Family • Strong families require effort, and I do my part to strengthen my family. • I am cheerful, helpful, and considerate of my family members. • I seek to be a peacemaker rather than to tease, fight, and quarrel. • I honor my parents by showing love, respect, and obedience for them as they lead me in righteousness. • I willingly help in my home, and participate in wholesome family activities and traditions, including family prayer, family scripture study, and family home evenings. If my family does not do these things, I will pray and study scriptures myself. My example may encourage family members to join me. • I will strengthen my relationship with my brothers and sisters, support them in their interests, and help them with challeng- es they may be facing. • If my family does not include a mother and father who love and care for each other, I will be patient, continue to live righ- teously, and look for worthy role models as I prepare to fulfill my divine role as a husband or wife, and as a parent. Friends • I choose friends who share my values so we can strengthen and encourage each other in living high standards. • I go out of my way to help those who feel shy or lonely, have special needs, or do not feel included. • I treat everyone with kindness and respect, and refrain from judging and criticizing those around me. Gratitude • I live with a spirit of thanksgiving, which turns my heart to the Lord and helps me recognize His influence and blessings in my life – even in my most difficult times. • In my prayers, I pour out my heart to my Father in Heaven in thanks for the blessings that I have received. • I express gratitude to the Lord by the way I live. In keeping his commandments and serving others, I show that I love Him and am grateful to Him. • I express gratitude to others for the many ways they bless my life. *American Heritage School is not sponsored by, endorsed by, or affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“the Church of Jesus Christ”) or any other denomination. Respect for all religions is taught. Nevertheless, the school’s mission establishes and encour- ages an environment that is oriented toward the Church of Jesus Christ, where principles are taught in the light of the restored gospel, and where faith in Jesus Christ is felt and demonstrated by each child and adult at the School.
AMERICAN HERITAGE SCHOOL American Heritage Honor Code HONOR CODE Honesty and Integrity • I am honest at all times with myself, with others, and with God. • I choose not to lie, steal, cheat, or deceive in any way. • I have integrity by living my standards and beliefs even when no one is watching. Language • I use language to invite the Spirit, to uplift, to encourage, and to compliment others. • I do not use profane, vulgar, or crude language or gestures. • I do not tell jokes or stories about immoral actions. • I never take the name of Deity in vain. • I do not insult others or put them down, even in joking, and avoid gossip of any kind. • I understand that my standards for language apply to all forms of communication, including texting and communicating on the internet. Music and Dancing • I listen to edifying and inspiring music that helps me draw closer to Heavenly Father. • I do not listen to music that encourages immorality or glorifies violence through its lyrics, beat, or intensity. • I do not listen to music that uses vulgar or offensive language, or promotes evil practices. • I will learn and sing the hymns. • When listening to music, I am courteous to those around me by keeping the volume at a reasonable level, removing earphones when others are talking to me or want me to be a part of their activities. • When dancing, I avoid full body contact with my partner. I also do not use positions or moves that are suggestive of sexual or violent behavior. • I plan and attend dances where dress, grooming, lighting, lyrics, music, and entertainment contribute to a wholesome atmo- sphere where the Spirit of the Lord may be present. Physical and Emotional Health • I treat my body as a temple and as a gift from God. • I eat nutritious food, exercise regularly, and get enough sleep. • I avoid extremes in diet that could lead to eating disorders. • I do not use drugs, alcohol, coffee, tea, or tobacco products. • I avoid any drink, drug, chemical, or dangerous practice that is used to produce a “high” or other artificial effect that may harm my body or mind, including marijuana, hard drugs, prescription or over-the-counter medications that are abused, and household chemicals. Repentance • I understand that repentance is more than simply acknowledging wrongdoings. It is a change of mind and heart. • I seek help and counsel from my parents and my bishop to do what is necessary to repent and receive forgiveness. Sabbath Day Observance • I understand that the Lord has commanded me to keep the Sabbath day holy. • I will prepare during the week so that I can reserve Sunday for the many uplifting activities that are appropriate for the Sab- bath day, and that show respect for the Lord and His holy day. • I will attend all my Church meetings. • I avoid shopping, recreation, athletic events, and seeking entertainment or making purchases on the Sabbath. • Whenever possible, I avoid working on Sunday. Service • I serve others, and am willing to bear other people’s burdens, and to comfort those who need comfort. • Some of the most important service that I give is within my own home. I also serve in church assignments, school, and in the community. • I seek the guidance of the Holy Ghost each day to know whom to serve and how to help meet their needs, including through simple, everyday acts of kindness. *American Heritage School is not sponsored by, endorsed by, or affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“the Church of Jesus Christ”) or any other denomination. Respect for all religions is taught. Nevertheless, the school’s mission establishes and encour- ages an environment that is oriented toward the Church of Jesus Christ, where principles are taught in the light of the restored gospel, and where faith in Jesus Christ is felt and demonstrated by each child and adult at the School.
AMERICAN HERITAGE SCHOOL American Heritage Honor Code HONOR CODE Sexual Purity • I will not have any sexual relations before marriage, and I will be completely faithful to my spouse after marriage. • I do not allow media, peers, or others to persuade me that sexual intimacy before marriage is acceptable. • I refrain from activities that could lead to sexual transgression, and I treat others with respect, not as objects used to satis- fy lustful and selfish desires. • Outside of marriage, I do not participate in passionate kissing, lie on top of another person, or touch the private, sacred parts of another person’s body, with or without clothing, nor do I allow anyone to do these things with me. I refrain from activities that arouse sexual feelings, and refrain from arousing those emotions in my own body. • I do not participate in any type of pornography. • I avoid situations that invite increased temptation, such as late-night or overnight activities away from home or activities where there is a lack of adult supervision. • I understand that any sexual behavior outside of marriage is a serious sin. I understand that for purposes of the AHS Hon- or Code, marriage is defined by The Family Proclamation.* • I understand that victims of sexual abuse are not guilty of sin, and I will seek help and counseling if I ever become a victim of rape, incest, or other sexual abuse. • I make a personal commitment to be sexually pure, and by my words and actions, encourage others to do the same. Work and Self Reliance • I understand that work is honorable. • I help my family by willingly participating in the work necessary to maintain a home. • I handle my money wisely, live within my means, and follow the teachings of prophets by paying tithing, avoiding debt, and saving for the future. • I set high goals for myself, and am willing to work hard to achieve them. • I avoid idleness, including excessive amounts of time in activities that keep me from productive work, such as using the Internet, playing video games, and watching television. • I do not waste time or money in gambling. [End, For the Strength of Youth] My Gospel Standards* (for students ages 11 and under, “My Gospel Standards” are published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints* and incorporated in the AHS Honor Code for students in grades K–6) I will follow Heavenly Father’s plan for me. I will remember my baptismal covenant and listen to the Holy Ghost. I will choose the right. I know I can repent when I make a mistake. I will be honest with Heavenly Father, others, and myself. I will use the names of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ reverently. I will not swear or use crude words. I will do those things on the Sabbath that will help me feel close to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I will honor my parents and do my part to strengthen my family. I will keep my mind and body sacred and pure, and I will not partake of things that are harmful to me. I will dress modestly to show respect for Heavenly Father and myself. I will only read and watch things that are pleasing to Heavenly Father. I will only listen to music that is pleasing to Heavenly Father. I will seek good friends and treat others kindly. I will live now to be worthy to go to the temple and do my part to have an eternal family. I Am a Child of God I know Heavenly Father loves me, and I love Him. I can pray to Heavenly Father anytime, anywhere. I am trying to remember and follow Jesus Christ. *American Heritage School is not sponsored by, endorsed by, or affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“the Church of Jesus Christ”) or any other denomination. Respect for all religions is taught. Nevertheless, the school’s mission establishes and encour- ages an environment that is oriented toward the Church of Jesus Christ, where principles are taught in the light of the restored gospel, and where faith in Jesus Christ is felt and demonstrated by each child and adult at the School.
AMERICAN HERITAGE SCHOOL American Heritage Honor Code Agreement HONOR CODE Parents, students, and employees sign and return a copy of this Honor Code Statement by the end of the first week of school. Honor Code Statement I understand that American Heritage School exists to provide an education in an atmosphere consistent with the ideals and principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.* I also understand that this atmosphere is preserved through my voluntary commitment to live in accordance with those ideals and principles “at all times and . . . in all places” (Mosiah 18:9), and that this commitment is a specific condition of admission and employment at American Heritage School for all students, faculty and staff. Those individuals who are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints* are also expected to maintain the same standards of conduct, except church attendance. As a representative of American Heritage School, I acknowledge and commit to maintain the standards set forth in the American Heritage School Honor Code. Student Signature Student Name (Please Print) Parent Signature Date “ As I have come to understand the purpose behind the honor code I have realized that, like the gospel and the rules and statutes that it contains, the honor code is meant to help us. I still might not understand all the reasons behind the rules I am asked to follow but I have come to understand that those making and enacting the rules really do have my best interest at heart. We might not always comprehend the reasoning behind some rules but as we come to appreciate the love of the leaders making those rules, following them ceases to be a burden and instead becomes a pleasure. Sam Burton AHS Student Body President 2019–20
SELF-GOVERNMENT Self-Government Personal Evaluation PERSONAL EVALUATION Student Name: __________________________________________________________________________ O (Outstanding)—Students in “O” range: ÿ Are almost always on task. They almost never need to be reminded to do what is expected. ÿ Willingly participate in class discussions, and they have conversational etiquette, knowing when to listen and when to speak. ÿ Show responsibility, leadership, and self-government during group work. ÿ Use independent working time in class productively and show self-government. They use extra time after completing assign- ments in class by doing independent reading or other appropriate work for the class. They are ready to listen to the teacher’s instructions at the start of class, and they do not put work away early but continue working right up to the bell at the end of the period. ÿ Almost always attend class punctually and almost always submit work punctually. ÿ Consistently takes care of property, school property, own personal and others property. ÿ Consistently observe the Honor Code and Uniform Policy. G (Good)—Students in “G” range: ÿ Generally remain on task and do what is expected in class, but require occasional reminders to do what they should be doing. ÿ During class discussions they may not contribute, or if they do, they occasionally lack some conversational etiquette. They may speak out of turn on occasion. ÿ Participate in group work, but without same initiative, engagement, or leadership of students in the “O” range. ÿ Sometimes are not “tuned-in” to listen to the teacher’s instructions at the beginning of class, and they sometimes stop working and start packing up their belongings before the bell rings at the end of class. WHEn they have finished an assignment during class, they sometimes have to be reminded to take out reading material or other appropriate classwork during the remaining time. ÿ Sometimes arrive late to class and submit late work. ÿ Usually takes care of property, including school property, personal property, or property belonging to others. ÿ Sometimes needs reminders to observe the Honor Code and Uniform Policy. N (Needs Improvement)—Students in the “N” range: ÿ Are often off-task and have to frequently be reminded or even coaxed to stay on task. Their attention seem to frequently wander. ÿ May refuse to join in class discussions, or if called upon, they rarely show much thoughtful engagement with the discussion or ac- tivity, at least in a productive way. When entering a class discussion voluntarily, they have a disregard for conversational manners, and rather than waiting their turn to speak, they often blurt out their thoughts inappropriately. ÿ Are often off-task during group work and do the bare minimum. ÿ Are rarely ready to work at the beginning of class, and rarely do they keep working untili the bell at the end of class. During class, it is usually only the fact that the teacher is watching that keeps them on task. If the teacher looks away, is occupied with some- thing, or steps out of the room, these students usually do not stay on task. It is not unusual for them to pretend to be doing what they are supposed to be doing when they are actually doing something else. These students are frequently teacher-governed. ÿ Frequently arrive late to class and frequently submit late work ÿ Often misuses or is careless with property, including school property, personal property, or property belonging to others. ÿ Often needs reminders to observe the Honor Code and Uniform Policy. U (Unacceptable)—Students in the “U” range: ÿ Willingly choose not to do what they are asked to do during class. They are typically off-task, and even when given a reminder, they do not fully comply. ÿ May intentionally disrupt or cause distractions during class. They have little regard for the teacher’s right to teach or the other student’s right to learn. ÿ If they enter a class discussion, their remarks are often meant to derail the discussion, rather than contribute to it. In other words, rather than expressing sincere disagreement to the teacher or another student, they are intentionally disrupting or destroying the lesson or discussion. ÿ Make no pretense of trying to cooperate with the teacher, but seem to willfully work against the teacher’s efforts to create a productive and positive learning atmosphere. ÿ Very frequently arrive late or miss class altogether and many assignments submitted late or not at all. ÿ Frequently misuses or is destructive of property, school property, personal property, or property belonging to others. ÿ Frequently needs to be reminded to use kind words, uplifting language, and observe the Honor Code and Uniform Policy.
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