Rules and Regulations
Academy Behavior Policy
It is our intention to provide your child with a safe and secure environment. We will attempt to create a warm, comfortable, and fun atmosphere that will have your child looking forward to coming to the Academy each day.
We are here for your child and the other children to have a positive experience. The Academy behavior policy, outlined below, will help children and our staff to understand and enforce the rules fairly. Our program stresses good citizenship with an emphasis on the following:
1. Always tell the truth.
3. Cooperation and participation are both required in activities.
4. Respect those around you, both students and staff, be nice to others; no negative comments or put-downs.
5. Respect for property.
6. Appropriate language and dress at all times; inappropriate language (e.g. degrading, profane, racial slurs, etc.) will not be tolerated.
7. Keep your hands to yourself; hitting, pushing or shoving will not be tolerated.
8. Do not borrow from others without permission.
9. Be a good sport.
Please be advised, the following behaviors will detract from a positive Academy experience: physical aggression, stealing, defiance in following instructions, and/or repeated incidents of inappropriate language.
If a student has difficulty with our behavior program, our first response will be to verbally intervene and help your child understand the impact his/her behavior is having on the positive Academy experience. If the behavior continues to be disruptive, his/her parent/guardian will be contacted to pick up their child. The child will then be asked to not return for the remainder of the day and possibly for the remainder of the Academy, depending on the nature of the behavior issue. Academy staff will record the incident and outline the consequences of the behavior with the student and his/her parent/guardian.
Each parent or guardian of the youth must sign a Waiver of Liability Clause. There are no exceptions to this requirement. Please do not bring any children or guests with you who are not registered Academy participants.
Students will not leave the Academy without notifying the Academy staff, unless the day’s session has ended.
For your safety and the safety of others, the use of skateboards, roller blades, scooters, motorized play vehicles, etc. is prohibited on school property.
Good health and safety practices must be observed at all times.
All accidents or illnesses must be reported immediately to the Academy staff.
The drinking of alcohol or the use of drugs or tobacco on and off campus is strictly prohibited. The violation of this rule is just cause for immediate dismissal.
No knives, firearms, or weapons are permitted on the campus. The violation of this rule is just cause for immediate dismissal.
No food or drink is allowed in the classroom(with the exception of drinking water).
Drop off / arrival time is between 7:45 AM and 8:00 AM each day for the morning session and between 12:45 PM and 1:00 PM for the afternoon session. Tardiness is discouraged.
Pick up / departure time is 12:00 PM (sharp) for the morning session and 5:00 PM (sharp) for the afternoon session. You will be required to show a picture identification when picking up your child.
Students will be permitted to arrive or leave the Academy by vehicle, bicycle, or walking. Bus transportation will not be provided.
Students need to wear comfortable shoes every day. Flip-flops, sandals, and other open- toed shoes are not permitted.
Academy shirts will be provided on Monday.
Do not bring valuables to the Academy (CD players, IPODs, large amounts of money, radios, etc.)
Cell phones are permitted; however, these devices will be turned off during classroom instruction. Texting and any other communication will not be permitted during classroom instruction.
Each student will receive a water bottle on Monday. It is the student's responsibility to keep his/her water bottle all week.
Participation and some physical / hands-on activity will be encouraged.
Children will not shoot real firearms, but may handle inoperable demonstration weapons.
*In any situation not specifically covered by the above rules, the decision of Academy Director is final and must be followed.