Middle School Citizenship and Discipline

In being consistent with biblical principles and good stewardship it is important that students be taught accountability for their actions. Citizenship grades are based on honesty, participation, cooperation and responsibility. The following list include, but is not limited to, ways in which citizenship is assessed:

* Following classroom rules
* Cooperative and obedient in the classroom
* Completing and turning in assigned work
* In class on time and not tardy
* Prepared for class
* Participating in classroom activities and discussions

Citizenship Codes: “H” Honors, “G” Good, “S” Satisfactory, “N” Needs Improvement, “U” Unsatisfactory

An unsatisfactory citizenship code “U” may result from any of the following combination thereof:

* Attendance: A “U” citizenship code may result from seven or more unexcused absences per term. A student is considered absent if he/she misses more than 20 minutes of one class
* Tardiness: Three tardies per term per class will result in an “N.” Four or more will result in a “U” for that class during that current term.
* Classroom behavior: Should a student’s behavior in the classroom be consistently disruptive or otherwise out of order, the classroom teacher may issue a “U” for citizenship on midterm and/or term grade reports.
* Other Negative Behavior: A member of the administration may issue a “U” for any negative behavior that is of a serious nature and/or inconsistent with LCA guidelines and principles. A loss of citizenship may also occur for any of the following actions: cheating, fighting, inappropriate language, violations of honor code, inappropriate dislplays of affection, repeat dress code violations, etc..

Citizenship Recovery

The following outlines procedures for citizenship that are below acceptable:

* There is a one-hour detention per “N”
* There is a $10 fee and a three-hour Saturday detention per “U”

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