Student Behavior Support

Garrett Academy of Technology Student Behavior Support

 Behavior Improvement Components

Teacher Corrective Disciplinary Consequences:

Student Conference – Clarify expectations and let student know what consequences will be recommended or assigned if inappropriate behavior continues.

Parent Conference – Parent informed by phone or in person with conference documented, incident explained, and future consequences reviewed.

In–School Disciplinary Consequences – Includes teacher and administrative assigned detentions, Saturday Academy, after-school work detail, in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension, and being recommended to the faculty/student discipline team for possible alternative educational placement. Teachers will use a Discipline Referral System outlining specific behaviors which violate the discipline policy.

 

Administrator- Assigned Disciplinary Consequences:

 Parental Involvement

Parent/Guardian contact will be attempted before the initiation of any formal disciplinary action. Parent/Guardian contact will also be attempted when issues occur that warrant initiation of disciplinary action.

 After School Detention/Tuesday School

A student is assigned to after school detention/Tuesday School from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm for minor disciplinary infractions that are not habitual offenses. Students will be required to attend school-sponsored detention for a minimum of one hour after school.  Students who do not serve their office-assigned detention are automatically assigned to the Saturday Academy Program.

 In School Suspension

A student is assigned to ISS for disciplinary infractions that warrant removal from classrooms. A student may be assigned to ISS for one or more class periods or for a full day depending on the severity of the infraction. Students will be required to attend up to seven hours per day in school-sponsored suspension at a designated location where they will study and participate in campus clean up.  There will be zero tolerance for behavior problems.  Students not completing their In-School Suspensions will be assigned to 3 days Twilight Lite. 

Saturday Academy

A student is assigned to Saturday Academy from 8:30 am to 11:30 am for habitual offenses or other offenses that warrant extending the school day.  A student is assigned to Saturday Academy based on the severity of the infraction and habitual offenses that have not been corrected by the student after he/she have received other consequences in an effort to assist the student to correct behavioral issues (i.e. Administrative Detention and ISS). Students will be required to attend a study program (2 hours) and campus clean-up (1 hour) on a designated Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Students who do not serve their Saturday Academy program will be assigned one week of lunch detention (full lunch period) located in a designated area.  Failure to serve lunch detention will automatically result in a minimum of (3) days of Twilight Lite.

Saturday Enrichment Program

Students who fail to complete daily school work (i.e. quizzes, test, homework, and classroom) work will be assigned to the Saturday Enrichment Program.  Students will be required to attend for a minimum of 90 minutes or for a maximum of 4 hours or until all work is completed.  Students who do not serve their Saturday Enrichment will be assigned one week of lunch detention (full lunch period) located in a designated area.  Failure to serve your lunch detention will automatically result in a minimum of (2) days of Twilight Lite.

 Twilight Lite Program

Twilight Lite’s purpose is to provide a structured environment for a student to serve his/her 3-10 day suspension periods from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The student will be assigned to Twilight Lite as a disciplinary action in lieu of Out of School Suspension.  The student is temporarily removed from the regular classroom setting and reassign to Twilight Lite for a specified number of days. The number of days that he/she is assigned to Twilight Lite will be reflected on his/her disciplinary referral. A student may return to his/her regular school schedule after successful completion of the Twilight Lite Program. Successful completion will be determined by the Twilight Lite Program Teacher. A student who does not successfully complete the Twilight Lite Program may be re-assigned to the Twilight Lite or Twilight Program for failure to successfully complete Twilight Lite.

 A student who is assigned to Twilight Lite does not have the option of choosing to serve Out of School Suspension. The student must attend Twilight for the number of days specified before he/she can return to the regular classroom setting.  The student who does not attend Twilight Lite will be considered unlawfully absent from school. All district and school policy regarding truancy will apply to absences from Twilight Lite.

The student’s work will be provided in the Twilight Program for all courses that he/she is currently enrolled in.  The student will complete his/her assignments as specified by his/her teachers during the time that he/she is in Twilight Lite. Twilight Lite make-up work will be treated like any other make-up assignments as outlined in Student Academic Support.

Transportation will not be provided to a student who is assigned to the Twilight Lite Program. The student will be dropped off at the rear of the school at Room 1010 (the 6th exterior door in the Arch Area) no earlier than 1:30 pm. The student will enter the Twilight Program through the exterior door. The student will be picked up from the same location no later than 5:30 pm. The student is not permitted to drive or park vehicles on campus to attend Twilight.

The student is not permitted to be in any other area of the building during his/her assignment to the Twilight Program. The student will be allowed to use the restroom facilities that are located in the Twilight Program Classroom.

The student will not be provided with lunch during his/her assignment to Twilight Lite. The student is encouraged to provide for his/her own personal needs by bringing a snack and water only. The student will be allowed a 5-10 minute break to take care of his/her nutritional needs. The student is not permitted to bring a full lunch.

The student is required to be in his/her school uniform. The student should bring only a pen, pencil and loose leaf paper to the Twilight Lite Program. The student is not permitted to bring book-bags, large purses, tote-bags, athletic bags or any other items to enclose objects. A female student may bring a small purse no larger than 6 inches.

Visitors are not allowed to enter the Twilight Program for any reason. Emergency contact may be made with the student by entering the building through the front office area.  

 Out of School Suspension

A student is assigned to OSS for disciplinary infractions that warrant removal from school due severity of the disciplinary infraction.  A student receives OSS for illegal and egregious offenses where other consequences are not appropriate.  When appropriate, the student may also be assigned Twilight Lite or Twilight to reintroduce him/her to the regular school setting and provide make-up work opportunities prior to him/her returning to his/he regular schedule. Student will be removed from school due to the serious nature of inappropriate behavior for one to five days.  The student must have a parent or guardians accompany him/her upon return to school and must have a conference with an administrator prior to being allowed to return to classes.  The student is not to appear on campus nor attend any functions (after school or evening) while suspended.

 Twilight Program

Twilight’s purpose is to provide a structured environment for a student to serve his/her extended suspension periods. The student will be assigned to Twilight as a disciplinary action in lieu of recommendation for expulsion.  The Twilight Recommendation Team will meet to discuss and determine the need for placement into the Twilight Program.

The student is temporarily removed from the regular classroom setting and reassigned to Twilight for up to 45 days. The student is required to attend Twilight from1:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The number of days that the student is assigned to Twilight will be reflected on his/her disciplinary referral. The student may return to his/her regular school schedule after successful completion of the Twilight Program. Successful completion will be determined by School Administrators. A student who does not successfully complete the Twilight Program may be re-assigned to the Twilight Program or recommended for expulsion for failure to successfully complete Twilight.

A student who is assigned to Twilight does not have the option of choosing to serve Out of School Suspension. The student must attend Twilight for the number of days specified before he/she can return to the regular classroom setting. A student who does not attend Twilight will be considered unlawfully absent from school. All district and school policy regarding truancy will apply to absences from Twilight.

 Recommendation for Expulsion

A student is recommended for expulsion for disciplinary infractions that warrant removal from school due severity of the disciplinary infraction.  The student is recommended for expulsion based on Charleston County School District Policy, where other consequences are not appropriate.  Offenses include but are not limited to illegal and egregious offenses, incorrigible behavior, unsuccessful completion of the Twilight Program and etc. When the principal determines that a student has committed an offense(s) which by Charleston County School District (CCSD) is (are) considered grounds for expulsion, the principal has the authority to recommend that the student be expelled.  The District 23 school board has the final decision on all recommendations.  Expulsion causes the student to be terminated from enrollment in CCSD.

Referral to Law Enforcement

Inappropriate behavior may not only violate school and district policies, but state and local criminal law.  If it is determined that criminal laws have been violated by our students, school officials will take appropriate action to satisfy Education and Penal Code mandates.

 

Counselor/ Administrator

Faculty-Student Discipline Team (CORE) - Students referred to the CORE team may be referred to an alternative educational program which includes Twilight, Daniel Jenkins Academy, Wil Lou Gray, Youth Build, GED program or Adult Education.