At the heart of the Code of Conduct is a sincere desire to provide a true Christ-centered environment for education that honors Jesus Christ. We believe that such an environment will not only result in a love for God, but also a profound respect for the authority God has placed over us, our fellow classmates, and ourselves. Such an environment will allow administration, leadership, faculty, students, and visitors to walk more closely within the high calling we have in following and knowing Christ.
A Christ-centered community is one that promotes respect, responsibility for our actions, and the desire to repair that which is broken. It is a community where each individual is expected to live honorably and each individual is expected to encourage his/her peers to live honorably as well. A Christ-centered community is more than a commitment to follow a set of rules. It is the privilege of growing together in an honorable lifestyle that pleases God.
It is our hope, our desire, and our prayer that this commitment to an honorable lifestyle will far outlive a student’s time at Logos Academy. We hope that our students will see the benefits of an honorable lifestyle and allow the basic principles of the Code of Conduct to govern all aspects of their lives.
The Logos Academy Code of Conduct is primarily student driven. Students must play a significant role in the enforcement of this code. Not only are we asking students to live by the code, they will also be expected to hold each other accountable to follow the code.
The Code of Conduct is intended to be a positive reinforcement to a student’s life, not a negative burden. It is worded, structured, and enforced to encourage students to live with honor, integrity, and Christian character. Ultimately, the strength and success of the Code of Conduct rests with our students’ commitment to abide by it and their willingness to hold each other accountable.
Foundational Expectations and Infractions
It is our desire to provide a safe and orderly environment where students can learn academically, emotionally, and spiritually. A well-disciplined school creates the best environment for learning. As a school that is accountable to God and parents, these guidelines provide order to the whole community and to the lives of our students.
As a Christ-centered community, each member is expected to follow these biblical principles for success:
- I will show respect.
- I will take responsibility.
- I will seek to repair.
- Students will show respect to those in authority.
- Students will show respect to their peers.
- Students will show respect for each subject area and discipline as an opportunity to learn and grow together.
- Students will respect our school building and all other resources.
- Students will take responsibility for their actions.
- Students will take responsibility to be prepared for class and complete assignments on time.
- Students will take responsibility to clean up after themselves.
- Students will seek to repair any broken relationship between peers, faculty, and staff.
- Students will seek to repair any damage that is caused to our school building or property.
Infractions to the desired behaviors for success for all Logos students: (1 point)
- Late for class – Arriving after the late bell has sounded will be recorded as “tardy”.
- Not paying attention or sleeping in class
- Talking without permission in class
- Not handing in homework assignments/not returning signed papers
- Lunchroom disruption or misbehavior
- Disruptive behavior during the school day
- Being out of class without permission
- Being in an unauthorized area
- Disrespect to any adult or authority
- Disrespect to fellow students
- Putting your hands on another student
- Chewing gum
- Drink or food outside of the lunchroom without permission
- Cell phones visible during the school day
- Destruction or defacement of any school property
- Gossip or destructive criticism
Serious Conduct Infractions: (6 points)
- Inappropriate language/cursing
- Taking God’s name in vain
- Using sexually suggestive language
- Using inappropriate “street” language
- Lying – any action, appearance, or statement which an individual knows to be untrue
- Making a false statement
- Giving false excuses
- Stealing – taking or attempting to take property without permission
- Taking something without permission, even if the intention is to return whatever is taken
- Borrowing something without permission
- Unauthorized removal of academic materials from a classroom or teacher
- Academic dishonesty
- Cheating – intentionally misrepresenting the source, nature, or other conditions of academic work to receive undeserved credit, or to cooperate with someone else in such misrepresentation
- Copying homework without the consent or approval of the teacher
- Working with others on an assignment which is intended to be an independent effort
- Having textbooks/notes visible during tests or quizzes
- Glancing at someone else’s test/quiz or allowing someone to glance at your test/quiz during the administration of the test/quiz
- Using a calculator without permission
- Plagiarism – literary theft, falsification, and/or misrepresentation
- Stealing/borrowing someone’s ideas or thoughts
- Copying, paraphrasing, or summarizing someone else’s work
- Inadequate documentation of another’s words, thoughts, or ideas
Severe Infractions: (12 points)
- Use of illegal drugs/alcohol/tobacco +
- Gross blasphemy or cursing God/disrespect of God and all things Spiritual
- Sexual immorality of any kind/sexting
- Sexual harassment
- Vandalism/entering school buildings without permission
- Viewing or possessing pornographic materials
- Terroristic threats
- Possession of knives, guns, or anything else that would present a danger to staff, faculty, students, or visitors on our campus
- Fighting, threatening, or bullying another student
- Deliberate destruction/defacement of school property (parents will be responsible for cost of repair/replacement of property)
- Leaving school grounds without parental and administrative approval
Automatic Suspension and/or Automatic Expulsion Offenses
- Sexual immorality
- Possession or use of drugs/alcohol/tobacco
- Having a weapon on school property
- Fighting, threatening, or bullying another student
+Special note: If a student exhibits a pattern of behavior that suggests use of any controlled or mood altering substance, Logos Academy holds the right to require a professionally administered drug test which must be completed within 24 hours of the request, at the student’s expense. Compliance and a “negative” result are required for the student to remain enrolled.
+ Any student arrested by a law enforcement agency and/or convicted of a crime (other than minor traffic violations) will be reviewed by Administration for suspension and/or expulsion from Logos Academy. An arrest for a major crime may require that the Administration contact the civil authorities if a student has broken the law.
Consequences of Warnings and Points
- 1 point = parent notification
- 3 Warnings = 1 point and parent notification
- 3 Points = parent notification and in-school detention
- 6 Points = parent notification and after-school detention
- 12 Points = parent notification, after-school detention, and parent conference
- 18 Points = parent notification and Saturday detention
- 24 Points = parent notification, in-school suspension/Saturday detention, and parent conference
- 30 Points = parent notification, out-of-school suspension, and parent conference
- 36 Points = parent conference and possible expulsion
- Logos Academy maintains an electronic record of disciplinary actions including: office referrals, in-school detentions, after-school detentions, in-school suspensions, out-of-school suspensions, and expulsions. Parents may request a summary of a student’s disciplinary record at any time. Only out-of-school suspensions or expulsions will be considered part of a student’s permanent record. Should a student leave Logos Academy, voluntarily or involuntarily, only documented out-of-school suspensions or expulsions will be shared with the student’s new school.
- Expulsion is at the discretion of the Community Life Dean and the Academic Dean. A family may be given the opportunity to voluntarily withdraw the student facing expulsion.