Code of Conduct at Alternative High School
Our code begins with an attitude of respect for all. We acknowledge that we all have rights that are sacred, privileges that are negotiable, and responsibilities to fulfill. A healthy community supports individuals using common sense and good judgment when making decisions and taking action.
We know that to fulfill one’s responsibility as a learner, one must choose to be at school every day, be on time and be prepared to learn by bringing required equipment and work. This shows respect for yourself, your teachers and other learners. We must be alert and rested, be eager to learn, be curious about the way the world works and how one finds a place in it, and ready to meet high academic expectations. In respect of the integrity of our learning environment students will work together to hold themselves and each other accountable in meeting the school expectations.
We know that an attitude of respect for others requires demonstration of compassion and respect– no intimidation, name calling, or swearing. An attitude of respect for self means appropriate dress, behavior and language. We demonstrate respect for our school by looking after the building, recycling, maintaining clean spaces, and by being polite ambassadors in the community. Alternative High School students and staff have the right to be safe, to be treated fairly, to belong; to be heard, and to learn in a positive environment.
At Alternative High School we nurture:
- confidence through encouragement and success (Mastery);
- respect for others through kindness, thoughtfulness, and empathy (Belonging);
- communication through listening, being direct and honest, understanding the point of view of others (Generosity);
- responsibility through accountability, recognition and support (Independence).
Being accountable is to accept the consequences of one’s attitude and behavior.