The following specific behaviors exemplify the conduct expected of pupils, in accordance with Policy No. 5500.

A. Pupils will prepare themselves mentally and physically for the process of learning by:

1. Being well-nourished, rested, clean, and properly dressed and groomed;

2. Being free of drugs and alcohol and refraining from smoking; and

3. Developing attitudes that will prepare them for listening, participating, and learning.

B. Pupils will respect the person, property, and intellectual and creative products of others by:

1. Being always honest, forthcoming, and courteous;

2. Displaying care for the property of others;

3. Acknowledging the intellectual work of others when it is incorporated into their work;

4. Accepting the rights of others to their own opinions and beliefs;

5. Resolving disputes and differences peacefully;

6. Displaying loyalty and good sportsmanship; and

7. Helping to maintain school facilities that are neat and clean.

C. Pupils will take responsibility for their own behavior and learning by:

1. Recognizing that academic endeavor is the primary purpose of school attendance;

2. Completing all homework, classwork, and assigned projects on time;

3. Preparing for each class by bringing necessary supplies and equipment;

4. Making personal choices that are based on sound reasoning and decision-making;

5. Accepting constructive criticism; and

6. Acknowledging and accepting the consequences of their own actions.

D. Pupils will use time and other resources responsibly by:

1. Attending school regularly and promptly and striving for a perfect attendance record;

2. Using study periods and library time for school work; and

3. Using books and other equipment appropriately.

E. Pupils will share responsibilities when working with others by:

1. Cooperating with others in the work of the group;

2. Contributing talents and services as appropriate;

3. Accepting leadership when appropriate; and

4. Respecting the rights and opinions of others in a group setting.

F. Pupils will meet the requirements of each course of study by:

1. Participating actively and appropriately in the scheduled class;

2. Following the rules and procedures established for the class by the teacher;

3. Bringing to class the textbook, clothing, and other materials necessary for participation; and

4. Observing school rules for the safe handling of class equipment and materials.

G. Pupils will monitor their own progress toward school objectives by:

1. Carefully planning courses of study and schedules;

2. Promptly seeking staff assistance as required; and

3. Maintaining records of progress.

H. Pupils will communicate with parent(s) or legal guardian.(s) and appropriate school staff members about school matters by:

1. Discussing progress in school with parent(s) or legal guardian(s) and relaying necessary information to parent(s) or legal guardian(s);

2. Transmitting school letters, forms, and notices to parent(s) or legal guardian(s) and returning required responses to school staff members;

3. Conferring with appropriate staff members when a problem occurs; and

4. Developing with parent(s) or legal guardian(s) a clear idea of their educational goals.

Issued: 21 April 2005