Good citizenship is demonstrated by respect for school, community, and self.
Students participating in the A+ schools program must maintain a record of "good citizenship" to qualify for post-secondary grant assistance.
Second semester seniors seeking A+ grant assistance must pick up an eligibility status report form from the A+ schools coordinator or the counselor. The principal will indicate on the form whether or not the student has maintained "good citizenship". If the student's citizenship record is acceptable a certificate will be placed in the student's A+ schools portfolio. Eligibility determination is made by the appropriate assistant principal. A citizenship review committee will be assembled to rule on exceptions or unique situations.
The following criteria regarding the schools discipline policy will serve as a measurable indicator of respect for school and self:
Criminal activity- Any student convicted of a felony will not qualify.
In School Suspensions- A continuous pattern of disruptive behavior is not exemplary of good citizenship. Three or more assignments to ISS will render the student ineligible.
Referrals- Referrals to the principal is an indication the student could be in violation of the school district's administrative guidelines for good citizenship. All referrals should be kept to a minimum. Referrals during the freshman year will serve as baseline data but may render the student ineligible if excessive. The student will show a reduction in referrals, with the goal of zero referrals during the senior year.
In the event of a dispute concerning the citizenship qualification, a citizenship review committee will be assembled. The committee will consist of the following individuals (unless a different committee is established by the board of education):
Gideon High School Principal
The committee will handle any appeals and the decision of the committee will be final.
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Last Updated: 06/14/07