Discipline Policies

Any behavioral, academic, or attitude problems with students will be handled in the following manner. Please remember that exemplary student behavior is expected at all Star Academy Class Day classes and activities.

  •  First Offense—The issue will be brought to the student’s attention by the adult on duty. Depending on the severity of the offense, parents may be notified.
  • Second Offense—Parents will be notified either by email or phone call. Depending on the severity of the offense, parents may be asked to meet with the Administration. Discipline will be administered.*
  • Third Offense—Parents and student must meet with the Administration. Further disciplinary action* will be taken, which may include probation or expulsion.

 *Disciplinary action can vary depending on the severity of the offense.


Probation and Expulsion

Probation—This disciplinary action is used when a student has habitually disobeyed the rules or his/her behavior is cause for immediate concern. When possible, we give this punishment as a means of grace, giving the student time to align his/her behavior with what is expected of all students. However, probation is not possible in some cases, and the Administration may deem it necessary to move directly to expulsion.

Interview—Any student placed on probation will need to arrange an interview with the Administration and another adult at the termination of the probationary period in order to be reinstated at Star Academy.

Expulsion—Severe behavioral or academic problems may result in immediate expulsion from all Star Academy classes and activities for the remainder of the school year. No fees will be refunded to families when a student has been expelled, and tuition payments must continue until the year’s end.

 

The Star Academy Administration has authority to expel any student at any time who exhibits the following unacceptable behavior, or any other behavior deemed inappropriate by the Administration:

 

  • Lying, stealing, or cheating
  • Drug, alcohol, or tobacco use
  • Foul, offensive or inappropriate language
  • Possession of weapons, especially with the intent to harm others or possessions
  • Blatant, habitual disrespect toward tutors or other adults in authority
  • Consistent bad attitudes, especially with the intention of disparaging those in authority or seeking to increase dissatisfaction in other students
  • Intentional harm of any person or of church property, whether real or expressed verbally
  • Inappropriate behavior
  • Failing grades, incomplete assignments, or work that is not submitted in a timely manner
  • Inability or unwillingness to work with the Star Academy Administration and/or tutors to resolve problems and issues
  • Excessive absences

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