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Maplewood Academy A Co-educational Secondary School Operated by the Minnesota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Accredited by the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities and National Council for Private School Accreditation 700 North Main Street • Hutchinson, MN 55350 • 320.587.2830/PH • 320.587.5649 /FAX www.maplewoodacademy.org


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CALENDAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 MISSION STATEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Core Values

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Reporting Absences Attendance Code Absence Limit Excused Absences

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ADMISSIONS PROCEDURE . . . . . . . 29

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STUDENT HANDBOOK LEAVES

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Maplewood Maplewood Academy Academy Maplewood Academy, a co-educational boarding school owned and operated by the Minnesota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, is fully accredited by the Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities and National Council for Private School Education.

Maplewood Academy had its beginnings in Minneapolis in 1888 in the basement of the Lake Street Church. The school was later moved to Anoka and called the Minneapolis Industrial School. In 1904, it moved to Maple Plain and was renamed Maplewood Academy. The General Conference Committee voted in 1928 to unite the academy with the Hutchinson Theological Seminary in Hutchinson, Minnesota. The academy continues to operate and provide education for students in grades nine through twelve.

MISSION STATEMENT To SEAL each student in Christ Jesus • Spiritually growing in prayer, in the approach to the Creator, in a love relationship with Jesus, in the exercise of faith in God, and in understanding and obeying the teaching of the Spirit. • Excellence in spiritual, mental, physical, and social development. • Academically prepared to serve the home, church and country. • Loyalty to Christ, our families, His church, and our communities.

Core Values Assurance of salvation Joy of service Appreciation for scripture as the center of academic studies Appreciation for Seventh-day Adventist spiritual heritage Christian education prepares students to present Christ to others Excellence – reaching for the best you can be Discipleship, character God as the ultimate source of existence and truth God seeks the salvation of all Recreation in God’s image Education is a partnership of the home, school and church Developing a personal relationship with Christ The Maplewood Academy School Bulletin uses masculine pronouns to simplify the text. This generic usage does not in any way indicate discrimination by gender.

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ADMISSIONS PROCEDURE

HOW TO APPLY

As a Christian school operating grades nine through twelve, Maplewood Academy encourages students to apply who sincerely desire a Christian education and will live in harmony with the standards of the academy. Maplewood Academy welcomes students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin or religious faith. It does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs or other school-administered programs.

1. Submit a completed application including an official transcript and immunization record. 2. After the application packet and all other recommendations have been approved by the Admissions Committee, students will be notified of their acceptance.

REGISTRATION All students are expected to register on the designated day. Registration is official only after procedures required by the Registrar have been completed and the fees have been paid. NOTE: Students are admitted for one year only. Current students must reapply for each school year.

COURSE OFFERINGS The scholastic program of Maplewood Academy includes courses for both college and vocational preparation. Students are free to choose, in counsel with parents and teachers, the course of instruction that is best suited to their goals and interests.

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Introduction to Business

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS BIBLE Bible I – The course covers the history and construction of the Bible, the Genesis story and the life of Christ. The goal is to gain tools for studying scripture and to be able to apply Biblical principles to one’s daily life.

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Bible II – The students will study the history of God’s people from the Exodus through the development of the New Testament Church, the history of the church from AD 70 to the 1800s and the development and growth of the Seventh-day Adventist Church from the early 1800s to the present time.

Bible III – Bible III is designed to help students understand fundamental principles of the Seventh-day Adventist Church as well as build on students’ personal relationships with Jesus Christ. There are five units of study presented throughout the year—Romans, Daniel and Revelation, beliefs, friendship, choices and challenges.

Bible IV – This course is designed to lead young people to the loving and redeeming God of Scripture. The following will be studied during the year: the book of Hebrews, a study of world religions as viewed from a biblical perspective, biblical principles for marriage and family life, philosophy & moral issues, and the book of John.

ENGLISH English I – English I is a broad-based language arts experience. Students learn grammar & vocabulary, write portfolios & poetry, present oral and written book reports and study general literature.

English II – This course includes grammar, vocabulary, writing portfolios, other creative writing, oral and written book reports and classic literature. The standard of grading is higher than English I. English III – This course includes usage, vocabulary, writing portfolios, other creative writing, a research paper and American Literature (also includes writing).

English IV – This course includes usage, vocabulary, creative writing, a research paper, English literature (which includes writing) and children’s Literature.

FINE ARTS Art – This course is designed as a general art class, to give an exposure to the Visual Arts. It includes the theoretical art principles and elements of design as well as an introduction to various art materials and procedures used to produce works of art. Special emphasis is placed on the spiritual nature of visual expression. Band – The goal of this class is to assist young people in developing their instrumental abilities, to educate about a wide variety of band music, and to teach witnessing through the gift of music. Choir – The goal of this class is to assist young people in developing their vocal abilities, to teach them to sing in an ensemble, and to help them learn about a wide variety of music.

Choraliers – An audition-only select singing group, this class provides opportunities to develop skills that will teach students to witness for Jesus through the gift of music.

HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION Basketball – The students will learn and develop the fundamental skills needed to play the game of basketball. They will also learn the rules of basketball and how to apply them. In addition to basketball, the students will be introduced to the joy of service, witnessing through our program. Students will learn to value the sport through a Christian perspective.

Physical Education – This class will combine physical conditioning with team sport skills. It will teach the fundamental skills of team sports and guide the students toward unselfish play and sportsmanship. Girls’ Volleyball – The students will learn and develop the fundamental skills needed to play the game of volleyball. They will also learn the rules of volleyball and how to apply them. In addition to volleyball, the students will be introduced to the joy of service; witnessing through our program. Students will learn the value of the sport through a Christian perspective. Golf I - Students will have the chance to learn and develop the fundamental skills needed to play the game of golf. Gymnastics – The students will develop gymnastics skills in tumbling, free-exercise, limited apparatus, acro-sports, and team pyramids. In addition to gymnastics, the students will also be introduced to the joy of service, witnessing through our programs and clinics.

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Health – Based on Spiritual principles, this class includes an introduction to the structure and function of the human body. Through instruction and self-evaluation, emphasis will be placed on applying the principles of a healthy lifestyle so students will know how to achieve and maintain that condition.

Pre-Calculus – A study of the algebraic foundation of calculus. Topics will include functions, graphs, analytic geometry, trigonometry, discrete mathematics and limits. This class is intended for students who have completed Algebra II, Geometry and Survey of Math achieving a grade of B or higher in previous classes.

Individual P.E. – The students will develop and

Outdoor Education – This class is an elective physical education course. Those students who sign up to take this class are required to come to all of the meetings that will be held prior to the trip. On this trip students will learn basic outdoor education skills: canoeing, hiking, setting up tents and outdoor cooking.

LANGUAGE Spanish I – This class is designed to develop a foundation for understanding the basics of the Spanish language. Students will learn the sounds and vowels of the Spanish language, build a Spanish vocabulary, practice basic speaking skills, practice writing through grammatical exercises and develop language comprehension skills. Students will gain a new understanding and appreciation of the language and culture of the Hispanic world.

Spanish II – Students will build upon Spanish skills already developed by increasing vocabulary, focusing more on spoken Spanish and developing their written communication based on real life situations.

MATHEMATICS Algebra I – Topics covered include linear and second degree functions, real numbers, and graphs, with real life examples. Algebra II – A survey of algebra and trigonometry with emphasis on functions, relations, polynomials, probability, statistics, sequences and series. Algebra II is designed for students who have successfully completed Algebra I with a grade level of at least a C-. Geometry – The study of points and space will be explored with triangles, parallelograms and two column proofs. Logical sequence, deductive reasoning, and investigation will organize this class. Geometry is for students who have successfully completed Algebra I. Survey of Math - Designed to solidify, extend and deepen understanding of the mathematical concepts introduced in previous high school math courses. This includes arithmetic, algebra and geometry. In addition, students are introduced to basic statistics, probability and personal finance. This course sets the foundation for higher-level math classes in high school and beyond.

SCIENCE Anatomy & Physiology – An advanced subdivision of biology, anatomy is the study of the structure and shape of the body and its relationships to one another; while physiology focuses on how the body parts function and work together. A grade of B or higher in Biology is required and student must be of junior or senior class standing.

Biology – An introduction to fundamentals of plant, animal, fungi, moneran, protists biology, including biochemistry, cytology, genetics, anatomy, physiology, ecology, speciation, and systematics.

Chemistry – A study of the atom and its reactions will include: atomic structure, binary compounds and inorganic compounds. The theories of ionization, diffusion, entropy equilibrium and bonding will be studied. Prerequisite: completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, Algebra II.

Physical Science – An introductory course to the concepts of physical, chemistry and earth science. Physics – The study of energy and matter divided into mechanics, sound, light and electronics. Prerequisite: completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, Algebra II. Geometry is recommended.

SOCIAL SCIENCE American Government – Students will study the making and functioning of the U.S. Constitution as well as the national judiciary, executive and legislative branches. They will also learn about state, county and local government operations.

U.S. History – Brief account of the discoveries, colonization and struggle for independence; growth of slavery, expansion of the country and the Civil War; reconstruction, the World Wars, the Cold War, disintegration of the Soviet Union and important events of the 21st century. World Geography – The study of basic concepts in contemporary geography. Includes population patterns, mapping techniques, locational analysis, spatial diffusion, landforms, climates and urban and environmental concerns.

World History – The study of ancient civilizations, medieval institution, modern political, economic, social and cultural developments in Asia, Europe, Australia and the Americas.

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personalize their own fitness program, which will include goals relating to physical fitness. They will also be responsible to keep a journal/log book for all individual workouts. They will also be responsible to meet with the teacher once a week to go over these programs. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of physical fitness as it pertains to health.


TECHNOLOGY Accounting – General accounting gives students a basic knowledge of accounting practices and how they are used in a single proprietor business and in a merchandising business.

Auto Basics - An introduction to the maintenance and safety procedures of owning and operating an automobile.

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Computer Programming – A comprehensive study of programming in C++. Prerequisite: A grade of B or higher in Technology I, Algebra I and Geometry.

SUGGESTED COURSES OF STUDY Twenty-two Carnegie units of credit are required for graduation with a general diploma from Maplewood Academy and twenty-six credits are required for an advanced diploma. A Carnegie unit of credit is given for a class that meets five forty-minute periods a week, or the equivalent, for thirty-six weeks (two semesters). Therefore, a class meeting five forty-minute periods a week for one semester would receive one half unit of credit.

Introduction to Business – The students will learn how to save money and build wealth, establish a budget that works, identify and understand different types of investments, set and achieve financial and career goals, describe the many dangers of debt and become an aware consumer. In addition to business, the students will be introduced to the joy of giving, through a Christian perspective.

Technology I – This course includes an in-depth study of technology including the essential functions of word processing, presentations and spreadsheets as well as exploring new technologies and applications. Family and Consumer Science – This class is an introduction to cooking, sewing and other home-making skills.

Web Design – Includes a study of Web design with emphasis placed on html coding and Microsoft Frontpage 2000. Prerequisite: Technology I.

Yearbook – This class incorporates design, photography, writing and time management to publish the annual yearbook for Maplewood Academy. Students are responsible for assignments and deadlines for all the components of the yearbook.

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TENTH GRADE. . . . . Bible II. . . . . . . . . . . English II . . . . . . . . . Biology . . . . . . . . . . Geometry or Algebra II . World History . . . . . . Physical Education . . . Electives . . . . . . . . .

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ELEVENTH GRADE . . . . . Bible III . . . . . . . . . . . . . English III. . . . . . . . . . . . U.S. History . . . . . . . . . . Chemistry. . . . . . . . . . . . Algebra II or Survey of Math . Physical Education . . . . . . Foreign Language . . . . . . .

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS A diploma will be granted to four-year high school students who have satisfactorily completed the required units for a general diploma or an advanced diploma, who are recommended for graduation by the faculty, and whose accounts with the academy are paid in full. The following is a breakdown of the requirements for each diploma:

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ADVANCED DIPLOMA Bible . . . . . . . . . . . . . English . . . . . . . . . . . Science . . . . . . . . . . . Mathematics . . . . . . . . Social Sciences . . . . . . . Fine Arts . . . . . . . . . . Technology . . . . . . . . . Health . . . . . . . . . . . . Physical Education . . . . Foreign Language . . . . . Elective . . . . . . . . . . . TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . .

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Seniors graduating with a cumulative grade point average of 3.67 or above are eligible for gold honor cords. Seniors graduating with a cumulative grade point average of 3.33 to 3.66 are eligible for silver honor cords. The grade point average will be based on the cumulative GPA for eight semesters. Students graduating with a GPA of 4.0 will receive a medallion in recognition of their academic achievement. Seniors who have attended Maplewood for four years are eligible for white honor cords.

PARTICIPATION IN SENIOR ACTIVITIES In order to be eligible to participate in a) graduation and b) senior class trip, students must meet the following requirements: 1. Meet graduation requirements by the end of the school year. 2. Have all class dues paid for all years in attendance. 3. Meet the financial policies guidelines found on page 41.

COLLEGE DAYS Seniors and Juniors are required to attend Union College for college days. They may also visit other colleges of their choice for college days at their own expense and with their own transportation with written permission from their parents. Classes will be excused if prior arrangements have been made.

NOTE: 1. No more than two units of credit each from fine arts or physical education are accepted toward graduation requirements. 2. Seniors must be enrolled at Maplewood Academy the entire last semester of their senior year in order to receive a diploma from MWA, unless approved by the faculty. 3. For a general diploma students must complete either two science and three math or three science and two math. 4. For an advanced diploma, students must complete either three sciences and four math or four sciences and three math.

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL DIPLOMA Bible . . . . . . . . . . . English . . . . . . . . . Science . . . . . . . . . Mathematics . . . . . . Social Sciences . . . . . Fine Arts . . . . . . . . Technology . . . . . . . Health . . . . . . . . . . Physical Education . . Electives . . . . . . . . TOTAL . . . . . . . . .

HONOR CORDS


ACADEMIC INFORMATION ACCELERATION PROGRAM

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

For the policy regarding acceleration, consult the Principal. Applications must be submitted by registration day of students’ sophomore year.

PSEO – POST SECONDARY EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES All MWA students who are approved to take PSEO classes at Ridgewater College will be expected to follow the guidelines listed below. A. Final Ridgewater class schedules must be approved by the MWA faculty prior to the beginning of the school term. B. Students must take a minimum of two core classes each semester at MWA. C. Students must maintain a combined (MWA and Ridgewater) 3.0 GPA each semester to be allowed to continue taking PSEO classes. D. PSEO school schedules cannot interfere with the student’s MWA work schedule. E. Students must have their own transportation to and from Ridgewater. They may ride-share with another student to and from Ridgewater if both students have a class that begin and end at the same time. Parental approval in writing must also be obtained from both the student needing the ride, and the student providing the ride. For safety reasons, walking to and from Ridgewater is not permitted. Biking is permitted as long as weather conditions allow safe travel. PLEASE NOTE: Faculty transportation is not available except in extreme emergencies. F. One (1) credit will be applied toward MWA graduation requirements for every 3-4 hour PSEO class successfully passed. G. Any college costs/fees are the responsibility of the student and may not be applied to their MWA student account. H. Out-of-state students only qualify for “Special Student” status, not the PSEO program.

COURSE CHANGES Students will have one week to change classes without Withdraw Passing (WP) or Withdraw Failing (WF) appearing on their transcripts. If a class is dropped after the fourth week of the semester, the student will receive a grade of Withdraw Failing (WF). If the class is dropped prior to the end of the fourth week of class, the student will receive a grade of Withdraw Passing (WP) or Withdraw Failing (WF), depending on his or her performance up to the point of withdrawal. Choraliers, choir, band and gymnastics are performance classes that depend upon the consistency of enrolled students. Any students requesting to drop these classes will have to receive the permission of the Registrar, Academic Standards Committee and the teacher.

To change classes, students must follow the procedure outlined below: 1. Continue in the class until the course change is approved. 2. Secure an Add/Drop form from the Registrar. 3. Teacher(s) involved must approve the change and sign the form. 4. Obtain written or verbal approval from parents. 5. Return the form to the Registrar.

COURSE LOAD Five academic units plus physical education and fine arts are considered the normal student load for one year. Students are required to be enrolled in at least four core academic classes each semester. If students desire to take more than 8 units per year, students must obtain approval from the Academic Standards Committee and Administration. Students wishing to take classes outside of regular grade sequence must obtain approval from the Academic Standards Committee.

CLASS STANDINGS In order to be considered as a member of a particular class, the following criteria must be met:

Freshman: Accepting a student into the Freshman Class signifies that the student has received a diploma/certificate indicating their satisfactory completion of an acceptable course of study in elementary education (grades 1-8) from an accredited school or home school institution.

Sophomore: Students eligible for Sophomore Class standing have achieved between 5-7 credits from the previous year, and have paid their Freshman class dues, if the student was in attendance at MWA the previous year. Junior: In order to be eligible to participate in Junior Class activities, students must have completed a minimum of 14 credits by the start of their Junior year, and registered in class work which will give them a total of 16-18 credits by the end of the school year. Sophomore class dues should have been paid, if the student was in attendance at MWA the previous year. Juniors must also have their class dues paid prior to Junior/Senior banquet in order to attend. Senior: In order to be considered as a member of the Senior Class and participate in Senior Class activities, students must enter the class having successfully completed between 16-18 required course credits. Junior Class dues should have been paid if the student was in attendance at MWA the previous year. Seniors must also have their class dues paid prior to Junior/Senior banquet in order to attend. In order to be eligible to participate in (A) graduation, and (B) Senior class trip, students must also meet the following requirements: (1) Meet academic graduation requirements. (2) Have all class dues paid for all years in attendance. (3) Have all school finances paid. (Applies to Graduation)

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NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

Students who expect to receive credit for correspondence or summer work must request advance permission for such endeavors from the Academic Standards Committee before graduation credit may be granted. Approval is usually given if the classes would be an enrichment to the students’ programs or if the students need a class to make up a deficiency. Except under unusual circumstances, permission will not be granted to take correspondence or summer work for required classes that are taught at Maplewood Academy.

Maplewood Academy has an active chapter of the National Honor Society. Membership is open to sophomores, juniors or seniors and is based not only upon high academic standing (GPA of at least 3.5), but also upon a faculty evaluation rating of excellence in each of three additional areas: character, leadership and service. Membership in the society is indeed a prestigious honor and can aid the student in receiving certain scholarships.

Note: For graduating seniors, the transcript for all correspondence work or courses taken at other schools should be presented to the Registrar by the end of the third quarter.

INCOMPLETES

GRADE REPORTS Midway through the nine-week grading period, grades will be computed by each teacher. Grades of D, F or I will be reported to parents, deans and students. The purpose of this system is to remind students that they must give immediate attention to their work in order to avoid a failing grade at the end of the grading period. Students with a D or F will have an extended strict study hall in the dorm until the next grades are reported. Students with an I will be on strict study hall until the I is removed. Students may also be required to attend structured study hall during the day providing they have a free period.

An incomplete may be given by a teacher only when extenuating circumstances have made it impossible for the student to do sufficient work within a given period. Incompletes must be removed within the first two weeks of the following nine-week grading period. An incomplete incurred during the last period of school must be removed during the first two weeks of the summer. Any incompletes not removed in the time allowed will become the grade earned.

OFFICE ELIGIBILITY

Also, students with a cumulative GPA of lower than 2.0 for the previous semester will not be allowed to travel with any group if missing classes or dormitory study hall is necessary This travel policy also applies to students who receive a grade below a C in attendance for the previous semester. Group directors may choose to not accept students with a GPA below 2.0 because it conflicts with the group’s travel schedule.

In order for students to be eligible to run for or hold office they must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for the previous semester. While in office, students must maintain a cumulative semester GPA of 2.0 or above. Students must also have an attendance grade of B or better during the preceding nine weeks to be eligible for office and for every nine-week period while in office. In addition, if students become involved in major discipline as determined by the administration, they will forfeit their offices in any student organization. During a school year students may hold no more than one of the following offices concurrently: ASB President, Senior Class President and Junior Class President. Citizenship, influence and job performance will be considered for office eligibility and retention.

GRADING KEY

TRANSFER OF CREDITS

At the end of the nine weeks, a grade report is sent to parents and students. Only semester grades are recorded on the students’ official transcripts.

Academic credits will be accepted from a previously attended high school upon receipt of an official transcript from that school. Home School credits will be accepted on a Pass/Fail basis.

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RELEASE OF STUDENT RECORDS “Pursuant to Minnesota law, Minn. Stat. §13.32, schools must release to military recruiting officers the names, addresses, and home telephone numbers of students in grades 11 and 12 within 60 days after the date of the request. Parents and students have the right to refuse release of these data to military recruiting officers. Please inform the Registrar if you do not want this information released.”

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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

CORRESPONDENCE COURSES


LATE WORK POLICY Academic success depends significantly on students taking responsibility to complete and turn in homework on time. Maplewood Academy has a “no late work” policy. No credit will be given for work turned in after the date an assignment is due,

CHEATING POLICY

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Definitions of cheating include but are not limited to: Definitions of cheating include but are not limited to: 1. Copying from others during an examination. 2. Communicating examination answers with another student during an examination or with another student who has yet to take the exam. 3. Offering another’s work as one’s own 4. Taking an examination for another student or having someone take an examination for you. 5. Sharing answers for a take-home examination or homework unless specifically authorized by the instructor. 6. Tampering with an examination after it has been corrected. 7. Using unauthorized materials, prepared answers, written notes or any other unauthorized methods during an exam and/or writing of an assigned paper (including use of the services of a commercial term-paper company). 8. Any form of plagiarism, including, but not limited to: • Stealing or passing off as one’s own, the ideas or words of another person or source including the Internet. • Using a creative production without crediting the source. • Failing to give credit for every direct quotation, for paraphrasing or summarizing a work (in whole, or in part, in one’s own words), and for information that is not common knowledge. Students caught cheating will received a zero grade on the assignment/test. The parents will be notified by the administration.

ATTENDANCE POLICY Attendance is expected of every student enrolled as a member of a class or organization. Consistent attendance at work is also expected of all students. Students are expected to participate in school activities and field trips.

REPORTING ABSENCES When students must leave the school during the school day: 1. If dorm students become ill during the day, they must see the dean and/or nurse. Community students who become ill during the day should report to their campus administration before they leave. (This includes feeling ill when students leave for lunch if they do not think they will return.) 2. If students need to leave school during the day for a reason other than illness, it should be pre-arranged (see below). If circumstances require a student to leave school during the day and do not allow for pre-arrangement, students must have a parent call or email the Registrar’s office. Absences will be excused for legitimate reasons at the discretion of the administration when parent communication is received within two days following the absence. When students are absent for the entire day: 1. Parents should call or email the Registrar’s office on the day of the absence to explain why the student is absent. 2. Students will receive an unexcused absence until a parent calls or emails to provide a legitimate reason for the absence. Parent communication should be received within two days following the absence. 3. Dorm students who are absent for the entire day must be placed on the absence list by the Dean, Nurse or Registrar. When students plan to be gone from school: 1. Communication from a parent is required, stating when students will be gone from school and the reason they will be absent. (Needs to be done 2 weeks in advance, if possible.) 2. Students should fill out a leave request. 3. Leave requests must be approved by the Dean, Registrar and, in some cases, the Principal. 4. Students will complete assignments on time. Please refer to the section “Class Work Missed Due to Absence.”

ATTENDANCE CODES The following codes will be used on report cards, and/or other official school documents, to help explain student attendance records:

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CLASS WORK MISSED DUE TO ABSENCE

ATTENDANCE GRADING PROCEDURES

Students are responsible for class work missed while away from school for any reason, including school-sponsored tours.

1 UNEXCUSED ABSENCE – A 2 UNEXCUSED ABSENCES – B 3 OR 4 UNEXCUSED ABSENCES – C 5 UNEXCUSED ABSENCES – D 6 UNEXCUSED ABSENCES – F

ABSENCE LIMIT The maximum number of excused or unexcused total absences is ten (10) per semester per class. The eleventh absence will result in students receiving a Withdraw Failing (WF) for the class. A WF will count as 0.00 on the grade point average.

EXCUSED ABSENCES Any legitimate absence accompanied by a parental or faculty explanation will be taken under consideration by the administration. Excused absences include illness, emergency medical and legal appointments and funerals. Extended illnesses verified by a letter from a doctor will be reviewed by the Academic Standards Committee. All absences will be counted towards the ten-absence limit. School-directed activities are not included in the ten-absence limit.

UNEXCUSED ABSENCES “U” Absences which are due to circumstances not directed by the school as excused absences will be unexcused. Skipping class and truancy from school or work are unexcused absences. Other examples of unexcused absences include: 1. Truancy including: car trouble; over-sleeping, “skip day(s)” for the absence. 2. Appointments (hair cuts, tanning booth, car repair, shopping, etc.). 3. Tardiness for more than 5 minutes of the class period. 4. Students who do not follow the “Reporting Absences” procedures (on this page) will receive an unexcused absence. The coding of any absence may be appealed to the Registrar.

DISMISSAL OF CLASS A class will be dismissed only by authorization from the teacher or Administration. Students leaving before such dismissal may be counted absent.

Three unexcused tardies will be equivalent to one absence. The students’ attendance grades will be printed on the transcripts as permanent records. Attendance grades will not be included in the cumulative grade point average. A student having an attendance grade of “D” or “F” for any 4-4 ½ week, 9 week or semester grading period, will automatically be put on “Downgrades”, and will be assigned a structured study hall during the day and a strict study hall in the dorm at night. All attendance corrections must be made by the end of the current grading period. No attendance grades will be changed after that time. Every nine weeks, tardies will start over in regards to detention. Failure to achieve satisfactory attendance grades may result in further discipline.

CLEARING ABSENCES Students have two school days in which to clear an absence or tardy by presenting a written excuse to the Registrar. After that the absence will be treated as an unexcused absence. An excuse must state the reason for the absence or tardy and be signed by the nurse, dean, teacher, work supervisor or parent. A written excuse provided by email will be accepted if sent from the parent’s email address on file. Students can review their attendance on RenWeb. Students are urged to review this information each day to make sure it is correct..

TRUANCY Students under the age of 16 are required by law to attend school. Students who have more than ten unexcused absences (truancy) from class or school and are not 16 may be reported to the County Attorney for corrective action. Habitual truancy will be grounds for suspension from school and/or removal from class. Pursuant to the Minnesota Compulsory Instruction Law, Minn. Stat. §120A.22, every day school is in session students are required to attend all classes and study halls in which they are enrolled or assigned, unless the student has completed the studies ordinarily required in the tenth grade and has elected not to enroll or has a valid excuse for absence.

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ATTENDANCE POLICY

Make-up work for excused absences will be allowed to receive full credit if completed during the time allotted. This time is one day for each day the student was absent. For late work unrelated to excused absences please see the section “Late Work.”

An attendance grade will appear on the students’ grade reports. At the beginning of each nine-week period, the students’ attendance grades start over with an “A” grade. The following grading scale is used:


HEALTH SERVICES ACCIDENTS

HEALTH & FOOD SERVICES

The EXCESS INSURANCE PLAN carried by the school covers only in the case of an accident or injury sustained as a result of student participation in a school sponsored/ organized activity. Our insurance is defined as “EXCESS COVERAGE” which pays for any expenses the student’s personal policy does not cover up to a maximum of $5,000. Students must submit the medical invoice for services, along with the statement showing the amount the students’ insurance paid, to the business office for final payment. If students do not have insurance, they must send a letter to the office stipulating that they do not have health insurance. Students must report the injury to the school nurse, dean or appropriate faculty member, within 24 hours in order for the school insurance to cover any medical charges. This is the students’ responsibility. Failure to report may result in loss of coverage.

Notice #1 The Medical-Dental Expense Benefit of this Plan is an “excess” type benefit that picks up where other coverage leaves off. If the injured student’s expenses or treatment are covered under any other individual, franchise, blanket or group coverage which provides benefits or services for, or by reason of medical or dental care or treatment this Plan will pay only the medical expenses not provided or reimbursable under the student’s other coverage, according to the school’s insurance plan.

Notice #2 If students or their families are not covered by their own personal insurance plans, then the following steps must be taken in order for a claim to be paid:

Step 1 The physician, clinic, and/or hospital, etc., will bill the parent(s) or guardian directly.

EXCUSE PROCEDURE When students are on absence list the dean will notify the work supervisor, Registrar’s office and cafeteria. If students become ill or injured during the day they should contact the school nurse or dean. If illness or injury occurs at night, the student should report to the dean immediately.

ILLNESS GUIDELINES When students are on absence list they must remain in their rooms all day and evening with bathroom privileges only. Other students are allowed to visit only if they have the dean’s permission. Violations of this policy will result in unexcused absences from classes.

MEAL PROCEDURE While students are on absence list they should only eat the food provided by the deans as recommended by the school nurse and/or physician.

MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS All routine medical appointments should be made to coincide with regular scheduled home leaves. If students become ill while at school and need to see a physician, the school nurse, dean or other designated staff members will make the appointment and arrange transportation at no cost.

PRESCRIPTIONS Prescriptions may be charged at various pharmacies at the expense of students. If the school nurse or other staff member pays for a prescription for students, that expense will be added to the students’ school accounts. Students should not share medications with other students.

Step 2 The parent(s) or guardian is to pay all bills in full. Step 3 Once the bills are paid, and a receipt(s) obtained, the parent(s) or guardian may submit to the School Nurse, ALL RECEIPTS AT ONE TIME, for a particular accident/ injury episode.

Step 4 The School Nurse will submit the claim to the school’s insurance carrier; the carrier will issue a refund check for the appropriate insurance coverage for the particular episode. Accidents which occur while students are actually employed by the academy are covered by the State Workman’s Compensation Act.

SCHOOL NURSE APPOINTMENTS When students are ill or have a problem they wish to discuss with the school nurse, they should report to the clinic during the specified times. The school nurse will be available at specific times and by phone when necessary. Dorm rounds will be made by the school nurse as needed, or as requested by the dean. Students will be seen by the school nurse on weekends only for emergencies or by special request from the dean.

FOOD SERVICE POLICIES Maplewood Academy operates a well-organized food service program in harmony with the principles of the Seventh-day Adventist church. While we are obligated to provide our students with well-balanced meals each day, being able to eat these meals in the dining room with friends is a privilege. This privilege is conditional and is based upon acceptable behavior in the dining room. Vegetarian meals are served in the cafeteria and decaffeinated beverages are available in vending machines on campus. No food is to be carried into the cafeteria except sack lunches from home. In general, three meals are provided each day, Monday through Saturday, and two meals are provided on Sunday.

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FINANCIAL POLICIES

PASSBOOK PLAN

It is the objective of Maplewood Academy to operate the school as efficiently and economically as possible in order to offer a quality Christian education to our youth at the lowest possible cost. The major source of income for the school is the student charges. Therefore, in the best interest of students as well as the school, it is very important that Maplewood Academy adheres strictly to the financial policies as stated below.

2. If an account has an unpaid balance equivalent to two months’ charges, that student will not be permitted to continue classes until adequate written arrangements have been made with the treasurer. All students will need a test permit to take their semester tests. Test permits for semester tests will not be issued to any student whose account is not current unless adequate written arrangements have been made with the treasurer. 3. Students will not be authorized to participate in graduation exercises until their bill has been paid in full or a promissory note signed with an appropriate financial institution to clear the balance. Any request or deviation from this policy must be submitted to the Academy Board on or before April 1 of the current school year. The diploma will be granted only when the bill is paid in full. Possible financial institutions are Lincoln SDA Credit Union or Citizens Bank.

DISCOUNTS A discount of 5% will be given if the semester’s tuition is paid in advance and 6% if the year’s tuition is paid in advance. A discount of 5% of tuition per child will be given to all families with two or more children in regular attendance.

REGISTRATION FEES Registration and entrance fees must be paid on registration day. The $425.00 entrance fee is not refundable after the first month of school. The entrance fee includes such things as: registration fee, school publications, insurance and medical fees, library fees, activity fees, club dues including ASB, boys’ or girls’ club. There is also a $400.00 technology fee which allows for student access to iPads, computer labs, and other online and digital resources. An $85 room and key deposit is paid at the time of registration and is refunded at the end of the year if no damage is done.

BOOKS

Books will be charged separately from the flat rate.

ORGANIZATION/CLASS DUES

Class dues are not included in the entrance fees but are collected by a class treasurer.

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SPECIAL FEES

Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20 per semester Music Organizations . $30 per semester per organization Instrument Rental . . . . . . . . . . . $10–$20 per semester Private Music Lessons. . . . . . . . . . . . . $10 per lesson (Excused absences will be rescheduled. Unexcused absences will result in the regular $10 fee.) Chemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15 per semester Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15 per semester Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15 for First-aid/CPR Golf I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$75 per semester Golf Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25 per semester Gymnastics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$50 per semester Basketball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$50 per semester Volleyball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 one semester only Outdoor Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15 per semester Life Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25 per semester Graduation Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55 (Includes cap & gown, tassel, diploma, and other graduation expenses. Charge for announcements is not included.)

STUDENT ACCOUNT FINANCE CHARGE Student charges include tuition for both community and dormitory students. Room and board are included in the flat rate for dormitory students.

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FINANCIAL POLICIES

1. The account for the previous year’s schooling must be paid in full or adequate written arrangements made with the Vice Principal for Finance before students can be permitted to register for the current school year. Any delinquent accounts remaining from siblings who have previously attended Maplewood must be settled in like manner before another student from the same family may be admitted.

The Passbook Plan is designed to reward elementary students in their search for knowledge and personal fulfillment. This program builds a financial passbook for the student to use during their first year attending Maplewood Academy. Passbook dollars are earned through various events and achievements such as: grade point average; participation in Maplewood’s Academy Days and Elementary Music Festival; a parental visit to Maplewood, etc. Passbook dollars may accumulate to a total of $950 which will be applied to the student’s account, in even amounts, throughout the school year. Passbook dollars do not apply for the registration fees.


FINANCE CHARGE

PARTNER CAMPUS STUDENT

Accounts will be charged a 1% finance charge per month on the remaining balance if there is still an amount owed at the end of the school year.

August Flat Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $600.00 Entrance Fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $425.00 Technology Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $400.00 Textbooks (Estimated) . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 40.00

STUDENT CHARGES SCHEDULE

FINANCIAL POLICIES

DORMITORY STUDENT August Flat Rate . . . . . . . Entrance Fees. . . . . . . . . Technology Fees . . . . . . . Textbooks (Estimated). . . . Room Deposit (Refundable) Key Deposit (Refundable) .

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$1,415.00 . $425.00 . $400.00 . .$ 40.00 . .$ 80.00 . . $ 5.00

Total Payable at Registration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,449.00

Total Payable at Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,465.00 September . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 600.00 October . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 600.00 November . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 600.00 December . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 600.00 January . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 600.00 February . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 600.00 March . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 600.00 April . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 600.00

September . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,499.00

May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 600.00 . . .$5,400.000

October . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,499.00

Total Community Student Charges. . . . . . . . . . . . $6,865.00

November . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,499.00 December . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,499.00

Example of dormitory students working in an industry off-campus and receiving MASC funds:

May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,499.00 . . .$13,491.00

Total Charges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,940.00 Student Labor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,500.00 MASC Grant with matching . . . . . .$4,000.00 Registration Deposit. . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,449.00 . . . . $8,949.00 Left to pay monthly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,991.00 Divided by 9 months . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ./9 months

Total Dormitory Student Charges . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,940.00

Monthly amount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 776.78

January . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,499.00 February . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,499.00 March . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,499.00 April . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,499.00

COMMUNITY STUDENT August Flat Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $862.00 Entrance Fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $425.00 Technology Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $400.00 Textbooks (Estimated) . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 40.00

Total Payable at Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,727.00 September . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 862.00 October . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 862.00 November . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 862.00 December . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 862.00 January . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 862.00 February . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 862.00 March . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 862.00 April . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 862.00 May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 862.00 . . . $7,758.00

Total Community Student Charges. . . . . . . . . . . . $9,485.00

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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

EDUCATIONAL WORK OPPORTUNITIES Work is an important part of the educational program at Maplewood Academy. Students need to learn about the world of work and also to gain experience in employment. All students living in the dormitory are required to hold a part-time job assigned by the school administration. Non-dormitory students are encouraged to work if jobs are available, even if it is not required. Students sixteen years of age or older are expected to work in one of the industries if an opening exists. Assignments are made on the basis of needed workers in the industries and campus departments, skills needed for the job and financial need of the student. Students are expected to perform their work as efficiently as possible. Work supervisors will evaluate each student worker and assign a letter grade for each grading period. Students whose work is not acceptable or who are not cooperative in their job assignment may be asked to withdraw from school. Students are expected to continue their work assignment during the entire school year and may not quit their job at any time prior to the close of school. For employment purposes students MUST bring: 1) a driver’s license or state I.D. card and 2) an original social security card and birth certificate.

Janitors - The buildings of the academy are all cared for by student janitors under supervision of staff members. Readers - Many of the teachers carrying heavy class loads have students assist them with their clerical work. Secretarial - The Business Office, Registrar’s Office and the Development Office employ students to do secretarial work.

LABOR CREDIT One purpose of the work program is to provide an opportunity for students to help defray the cost of their school expenses. Students’ earnings apply to their accounts; therefore, students should not expect to receive cash for labor performed on campus or in the industries. Students requesting admittance to the academy do so with this provision. Students who work on campus will earn minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. Industry workers will start at $7.25 per hour. Minimum wage for each job is based on the minimum national or the state wage for the industry. The average students cannot work more than twenty hours weekly while carrying the usual amount of schoolwork. Students who are fourteen or fifteen years old are limited to fifteen hours of work per week during the school year.

INDUSTRY LABOR CASH INCENTIVE Students who work in an outside industry are offered a cash incentive of $15-$20 per month from their earnings if approved by parents.

TITHE The Seventh-day Adventist church encourages its members to pay tithe on all increases. In harmony with this, it is recommended that students make arrangements to have their tithe withheld. If authorization is given, the academy will forward the tithe to the Minnesota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

The Academy cannot guarantee a specific amount of labor to any students. The amount will depend upon the students’ ability, faithfulness and willingness, and upon the amount of work available.

Cafeteria - Duties in the Cafeteria include the preparation and serving of meals, washing dishes and general cleaning. Meals are prepared under the direction of a competent food service director.

Dormitories - Students are employed as resident assistants and janitors, to generally assist the dean in whatever tasks are needed.

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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Students who have a financial need may obtain assistance from the Maplewood Academy Scholarship Council (MASC). There are two programs available to students. In the matching program, MASC will match the amount given by a local church to aid a specific student up to $2,000 per year for dorm students and $1,000 for community students. In the general assistance program, MASC may provide a scholarship up to $3,000 per year. Students who need financial assistance should make application before July 15, or as far in advance of registration as possible. Applications for matching funds must be signed by both the pastor and the treasurer of the local church. Criteria for providing aid are financial need and students’ willingness to pay a portion of their tuition costs by faithfully working at their assigned jobs. (See application for other requirements.) Applications for either of the MASC programs may be obtained from the Business Office.

Grounds/Maintenance - The care of the grounds and campus of the academy requires several students each year to keep the lawns tended, snow removed, and the campus looking attractive. Under faculty supervision, several students care for the repair, painting and general maintenance of the buildings.


STUDENT HANDBOOK

GENERAL STUDENT POLICIES Rules and guidelines may be changed at the discretion of the staff. Additional regulations will be as effective as those written in this book.

GENERAL STUDENT POLICIES

STUDENT DISCIPLINE The first offense in any of the following behavior may cause students to be disciplined or to be immediately dismissed from school. 1. Using, handling, or possessing firearms, paintball guns, potato guns, explosives or other projectile weaponry. Expulsion. 2. Possession of knives, other weapons, or look alike/toy guns is inappropriate and will result in discipline. 3. Using, possessing, or furnishing alcohol, narcotics, drugs, tobacco and inhalants in any form. Refer to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs policy on page 50. 4. Gambling and betting are not permitted. Any devises being used for gambling or betting will be confiscated. Confiscation. 5. Using profane language, indulging in lewd or suggestive conduct. 6. Possessing or displaying obscene literature, magazines, pictures, movies, videos or paraphernalia. Confiscated and sent to parents. 7. Inappropriate use of e-mail or internet. Loss of use. 8. Engaging in acts of dishonesty, deception or stealing. 9. Willful destruction of any property or vandalism of any kind. First offense: Restitution and suspension. Second offense: Expulsion. 10. Improper conduct involving persons of the opposite sex, including meeting them in a secretive manner. Refer to social policy on page 49. 11. Unauthorized presence in the opposite dormitories. Expulsion. 12. Conspiracy to, or participation in, any act that injures, degrades or disgraces a fellow student. Refer to harassment policy on page 52. 13. Making or possessing unauthorized keys for rooms, buildings, or equipment. $250 fine and suspension.

18. Any behavior on the part of students which is not in harmony with the spirit of Christianity or consistent with the principles of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the mission of Maplewood Academy will subject students to disciplinary measures even though the specific behavior is not included in the list above.

DISMISSAL Students whose progress or conduct is unsatisfactory or whose influences are found to be detrimental to the school may be dismissed at any time although there may have been no specific violations of any regulation. Students having been dismissed for any reason are to make advance arrangements with the Administration before visiting the campus at any time within the current school year, including graduation weekend.

COMMUNITY STUDENTS Students will be accepted as community students if they live with their immediate family, close relative, international host family or a staff member who is approved by the school board. Any time community students are on campus, they must be properly involved in the immediate program and follow the standards of all school policies (dress code, social conduct, etc.). This includes all weekend activities. They will be expected to attend all student functions possible and actively take part along with the dormitory students. All announcements regarding school functions or events are communicated via email and posted signs. Every attempt will be made to include them in as many activities as possible.

DORMITORY STUDENTS Most of our students find living in the dormitory environment a very enjoyable experience. The family atmosphere allows students to make many close friendships that will last a lifetime. Living together in a group environment, however, does require guidelines so that all can enjoy the experience. The guidelines are for the safety, respect and comfort of each individual. The administration reserves the right to make changes in policy as the need arises throughout the school year. These changes, as announced, are as binding as the written policy.

14. Entering or leaving any building by any means other than the regular entrances, except in case of fire or fire drill, or upon instruction from a staff member. 15. Leaving the campus without permission. Campus bound. 16. Violation of civil laws 17. Antagonism toward the spirit and methods of MWA and continuous criticism, undermining and faultfinding. Obstinate violation of school regulations which constitute insubordination.

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DORMITORY AND ROOM CARE The dormitories are equipped for the convenience and comfort of the students. The furniture in the rooms is a part of the room and should not be altered, removed or exchanged without permission from the dean.

Window screens are not to be removed under any circumstances. Objects are not to be thrown or hit in the vicinity of the buildings. Administration and residence hall deans reserve the right to search a student’s room or other storage area(s). Please refer to locker policy on page 44. No duct or gorilla tape is to be used on walls or windows.

DORM VISITATION All visitors should first check in and sign in with the respective dean when coming on campus. Failure to sign in may result in loss of dorm visitation. 1. After recreation, all visitors to the dorms (including all non-dormitory students) must first check in with the deans. 2. When non-dormitory students are on campus or in the dormitory during dorm worship, they must attend dorm worship. 3. All overnight guests should make advance requests with the dean. All guests wishing to visit Maplewood Academy are asked to observe the same rules that are required of the students who attend Maplewood Academy.

FINES AND PENALTIES All fines must be paid in cash. The following is the list of fines: 1. All willful damage or vandalism. Cost of the repair 2. Removal of seal/rivet, cut or damaged screens in dorm rooms. $25 3. Removal of, or tampering with, door closer. $50 4. Removal of, or tampering with, smoke detector. $50 5. All non-approved appliances. $25 fine and loss 6. Possession of a microwave. $25 and loss 7. Inappropriate use of electronics. (Refer to Electronics Policy on pages 48.) 8. Laser Pointer. Confiscation and permanent loss Objects confiscated will be returned at the end of the year after fines have been paid.

Our electrical system will handle small appliances including small refrigerators. All other non-approved electrical appliances such as microwaves, electric heaters and sunlamps are not allowed in the dormitories and will be confiscated, with students being fined in accordance with school policy. Anything that will produce an open flame is not allowed. Items will be confiscated. No candles may be used even as decoration. No incense is permitted. No halogen lamps are allowed. Couches, stuffed chairs and extension cords are not allowed because of increased fire risk. Only UL approved surge protectors may be used.

PETS Pets, other than fish, are not allowed in the dormitories. This applies to visitors’ pets also.

PEST CONTROL Our school utilizes a licensed, professional pest control service firm for the prevention and control of rodents, insects, and other pests in and around the school buildings. Their program consists of: 1. Inspection and monitoring to determine whether pests are present, and whether any treatment is needed. 2. Recommendations for maintenance and sanitation to help eliminate pests without the need for pest control materials. 3. Utilization of non-chemical measures such as traps, caulking and screening. 4. Application of EPA-registered pest control materials when needed. All pest control materials are chosen and applied according to label directions per Federal law. An estimated schedule of interior pest control inspections and possible treatments is available for review or copying at the school office. A similar estimated schedule is available for application of herbicides and other materials to school grounds. Parents of students may request to receive, at their expense, prior notification of any application of a pest control material, should such an application be deemed necessary on a day different from the days specified in the schedule.

REFRIGERATORS Refrigerators 3.5 cu. ft. or smaller are allowed in the dormitory by prior approval of the deans. A fee of $30 per semester will be charged for refrigerators at the beginning of the semester to cover extra electrical costs.

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DORMITORY & ROOM CARE

Students are expected to care for their rooms in a manner that will assure cleanliness, neatness and order at all times. Regular inspections will be made and room grades given. Any abusive wear or vandalism of any type is out of order and any damages will be charged to the occupants of the room. Posters and other decorations used in students’ rooms should be consistent with a Christian lifestyle.

FIRE AND SAFETY


ROOM SIZES

FOOD

Room sizes in both dorms are approximately 11’ x 17’. There are variations that students may have to work with if they bring carpeting. The boys’ dorm is fully carpeted.

Please store all food in airtight containers. Pizza is not to be ordered and delivered after 8:00 p.m. or during the Sabbath hours. Pizza is not to have unclean meat on it.

Windows measure 72” x 39” in both dorms.

DORMITORY & ROOM CARE

All students should bring enough articles to make their rooms comfortable. Room alterations must be approved by the administration. Mattress pads are required. Non-compliance will result in a fine. Shelf sizes in the Boys’ dorm are: 21.875” x 18.5”.

Students should enter another person’s room only if that person is there. Students may “sleep over” on Saturday night as long as the dean gives approval and the resident assistant knows where each student is located. A maximum of four people will be allowed in each room.

ROOMMATE OR ROOM CHANGES

DORM LOBBY Students must be appropriately dressed at all times when in the dormitory lobby. First Offense–Verbal warning Second Offense–Written warning to student and parents Third Offense–Room bound for a week

Coin operated machines are available in the basement of the dorm. The laundry room will be locked during the Sabbath hours. Seniors may do laundry during study hall. All others must do laundry during the day and evening recreation times.

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Dormitory students must have proper clearance with the dean to change rooms or roommates. Deans reserve the right to assign roommates as deemed best.

STUDY HALL During strict study hall, students must be in their own rooms. During relaxed study hall students may study quietly together with clearance from the Resident Assistant.

LAUNDRY

Freshmen & Sophomores . . . Juniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday night – all students . . Saturday night – all students .

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Students should be in their own rooms 15 minutes before lights out and remain there until 5:30 a.m.

ROOM CHECK Rooms will be checked for cleanliness. A room grade of less than 7 results in loss of town trips or recreation for that evening.

DECORATIONS Any wall hangings, posters, or ornamental items must be in harmony with Christian principles and approved by the dean.

KEYS There is a $5 deposit for keys. If a key is lost or not returned, the deposit will be forfeited; a new deposit will be required to receive a new key.

LOCKERS Residence halls, lockers and the computer system are the property of Maplewood Academy. The administration and residence hall deans have the right to search students’ computer accounts, rooms, lockers or other storage areas. Minnesota State, §121A.72 provides school locker policy. “School lockers are the property of the school district. At no time does the school district relinquish its exclusive control of lockers provided for the convenience of students. Inspection of the interior of lockers may be conducted by school authorities for any reason at any time, without notice, without student consent, and without a search warrant. The personal possessions of students within a school locker may be searched only when school authorities have a reasonable suspicion that the search will uncover evidence of a violation of law or school rules. As soon as practical after the search of a student’s personal possessions, the school authorities must provide notice of the search to students whose lockers were searched unless disclosure would impede an ongoing investigation by police or school officials.

LOCKING Dorm students should keep their rooms locked when they are not in them. If a door is found unlocked, the Dean may lock it. Students are responsible for all items in the room. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen items. There is a $0.50 fee for having a room unlocked if a student has forgotten/lost his or her keys.

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DRESS CODE

BOYS

Dress codes are a way of life. The way students dress has an influence on others as well as themselves. Realizing this, students will dress to project a wholesome image. Wearing the right clothing at the right time shows respect for self, respect for others, and is a part of students’ training for the future. The dress code policy applies to all students.

GENERAL

Jewelry, including necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings are not to be worn. If worn, these items may be taken from students. Lanyards will be allowed to carry keys. Clothing with writing, pictures and designs that do not reflect a positive message should not be worn. Clothing should not advertise items such as rock groups and alcoholic beverages and should not have double meanings which are not in accord with school standards. If these items are worn, the students will be asked to change, and these items may be taken from the students.

APPROPRIATE • Dress pants or casual pants such as Dockers or other cotton or synthetic material pants (i.e. wool, corduroy) INAPPROPRIATE • Jeans, sweatpants, exercise pants, shorts, pajama pants, athletic wear, pants that are too tight

Shirts APPROPRIATE • Polos (without graphics), button-front shirts with a collar, sweaters, turtlenecks • Shirts are to be worn tucked into pants and worn with a belt INAPPROPRIATE • T-shirts, any shirt with graphics or pictures • Pull-over hoodies, sweatshirts or athletic-style clothing

Shoes APPROPRIATE • Dress shoes, walking shoes, loafers, dress boots INAPPROPRIATE • Work boots, flip-flops, sandals, slippers, athletic shoes

Cafeteria Attire

Headgear

Classroom attire is to be worn on school days in the cafeteria for lunch and supper. Sabbath attire is to be worn for the Sabbath noon meal in the cafeteria.

• Hats are not appropriate in the Administration Building, cafeteria or church

Students coming directly from the industries may wear their work clothes. Students coming from P.E. class or gymnastics may wear appropriate Recreation, P.E. and Gymnastics clothing (see section below).

• Fleece jackets/sweaters are appropriate in the classroom

Outwear • Hoodies and outdoor coats/jackets are not acceptable in the classroom

Pajama pants are not allowed in the cafeteria

Recreation, P.E. and Gymnastics

Work

• Sweats and T-shirts with sleeves

• Athletic shorts to mid-thigh (no boxer shorts)

Clothing should be durable, with no holes and should meet safety standards. Classroom attire should be worn for any office-related job.

Hair Hair must be a natural color, neat and clean.

• Athletic shoes must be worn for all athletic activities

Vespers • Dress pants that fit properly • Dress shirt, tucked in • Sweater with collar or turtleneck • Dress shoes with dress socks

Sabbath School and Church • Dress pants that fit properly • Dress shirt, tucked in, and tie • Sweater with collar or turtleneck • Dress shoes with dress socks

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DRESS CODE

Clothing should be clean, neat, in good repair and fit properly. Pants should fit at the waist. Caps, hats, bandanas or sunglasses of any kind are not to be worn in religious services, classrooms, cafeteria or library. If worn in these areas, these items may be taken from students.

CLASSROOM ATTIRE Pants


GIRLS

Vespers

CLASSROOM ATTIRE Pants

• Blouses or sweaters

APPROPRIATE • Dress pants and pants such as Dockers or other cotton or synthetic material pants (i.e. wool, corduroy)

DRESS CODE

• Capris INAPPROPRIATE • Jeans, jeggings, leggings, pants that are too tight, athletic wear, shorts, sweatpants, pajama pants, yoga pants

• Dresses or skirts (to the knee) • Dress shoes and dress sandals • Dress slacks (no corduroy or khaki pants) • Leggings with skirts to the knee • No t-shirts or sweatshirt type tops • No mini-skirts

Sabbath School and Church • Dresses and skirts (to the knee)

Skirts and Dresses

• No jean skirts

APPROPRIATE • Must be to the top of the knees

• Suits or full length dress pants

• Leggings may be worn with skirts, but the skirt must still come to the top of the knee

• Leggings with skirts to the knee

INAPPROPRIATE • Dresses/skirts above the top of the knee when standing

• No t-shirts or sweatshirt-type tops

Tops APPROPRIATE • Modest, loose fitting blouses, shirts and tops are appropriate. • Polos (without graphics), sweaters, turtlenecks, button front shirts with a collar • Modest dressy tops or blouses INAPPROPRIATE • Halter tops, midriff tops, spaghetti straps, sleeveless shirts, sweatshirts or any shirt that exposes undergarments or shows cleavage. There should be no midriff, shoulders, back, cleavage or undergarments exposed. • Any shirt with graphics or pictures

Shoes APPROPRIATE • Dress shoes, walking shoes, loafers, clogs, dress boots, dress sandals

• Blouses or sweaters • Dress shoes

Formal Occasions • All ladies must have their dresses approved by the dean or class sponsors. Sleeveless or spaghetti strap dresses must be worn with a jacket, sweater or solid shawl.

Casual Occasions • Shorts must be within 2 inches of the knee when worn for casual wear

Miscellaneous INAPPROPRIATE • Low-cut necklines or backs • Bare midriffs • Tube tops • Sleeveless or strapless shirts • Spaghetti straps • Tank tops • Tight fitting clothing

INAPPROPRIATE • Rubber flip-flops, slippers, work boots, athletic shoes

• Extreme slits

Outerwear

• Cut off shirts

• Fleece jackets/sweaters are appropriate in the classroom

Makeup and Nail Polish

• Hoodies and outdoor coats/jackets are not acceptable in the classroom

• Visible underwear

• Cosmetics and nail polish should be subtle and not distracting

Recreation, P.E. and Gymnastics • Athletic shorts to mid-thigh (no boxer shorts) • Sweats • T-shirts • Athletic shoes must be worn for all athletic activities • Spandex shorts are allowed under athletic shorts of the appropriate length

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LEAVES

TECHNOLOGY

CAMPUS LEAVES Dorm students are not permitted to ride at any time with student drivers (including community students) unless a car pool is approved by the administration.

No last minute phone calls will be accepted for going off campus with people not listed on the permission slip. Approved adults must personally sign out and sign in the student with the dean present.

CLOSED WEEKENDS At various times during the school year, special events or activities warrant the denial of all leave requests with the exception of students going to their own homes. For details regarding these closed weekends, consult the appropriate dean or the principal. Weeks of Prayer are considered to be closed weeks. Times such as Sunday School, Alumni Weekend, Music Department concerts, Maplewood Together Weekends, special dorm or class events may be considered closed weekends.

HOME LEAVES For scheduled Home Leaves, students will be out of the dorm and the dorm will be locked by 2:00 p.m. and will remain closed until 5:00 p.m. of the day prior to the resumption of classes. Students should return between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. When students return from a home leave they are to come directly to the dormitory, remaining in the dorm unless permission to leave is granted by the dean on duty.

WEEKEND LEAVES Weekend leaves begin after work or classes on Friday and students must return by 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening. Students are also allowed Saturday night leaves after Saturday night activities, returning by 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening. On a Sunday school weekend, students must be back on campus in time for Sunday classes. Weekend leave forms should be filled out and turned in to the dean by Thursday noon before departure.

Additionally, any technology-related activity not in accordance with the policies stated in this policy may result in the loss of technology privileges as well as other disciplinary action. In the event of inappropriate use of an electronic device (iPad, cell phone, tablet or personal computer), Maplewood Academy reserves the right to confiscate and review the contents of the device, including but not limited to, the review of a student’s school email account, which is subject to content filtering. On a global network it is virtually impossible to control all materials. However, through a strict filtering and monitoring system, Maplewood Academy has taken precautions to restrict access to inappropriate materials. Students who access, publish or attempt to access or publish inappropriate/illegal materials will be subject to discipline. Additionally, all students must obtain the permission of their parent/guardian in order to access Internet resources provided at Maplewood Academy.

Rules of Acceptable Use The use of iPads, computers, and Internet-related resources at Maplewood Academy must be in support of education and positive social interactions and must be consistent with the overall goals and objectives of Maplewood Academy. Students are expected to abide by Maplewood Academy’s standards for Christian conduct in all respects as well as generally accepted rules of user etiquette, safety and security.

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Administration reserves the right to deny any campus leaves—even though all permission slips are in order— when, in the judgment of the school, circumstances indicate such a leave would be detrimental to students.

The use of information systems is a privilege, not a right, and this privilege is not to be shared with people or groups outside Maplewood Academy and terminates when a student is no longer enrolled at school. These policies are provided to make all users aware of the responsibilities associated with efficient, ethical and lawful use of technology resources. The Maplewood Academy Administrative Committee is responsible for determining appropriate use requirements. Before receiving their school issued iPad or Internet privileges, students and parent/guardians must thoroughly read and sign the “Technology & Internet: Acceptable Use Agreement.”

Students wishing to visit the home of another student must secure an invitation from the parent of the student whose home they plan to visit and permission from their own parents. These arrangements must be made through the dean(s). Dorm students will be required to attend all events during a closed weekend.

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LEAVES

Students may leave the campus with a brother or sister 18 years of age or older, or with an adult (21 years of age) whose name is listed specifically on a parental permission slip given to the dean in advance of the home leave request.

The focus of the integrated technology program at Maplewood Academy is to provide the best tools and resources for today’s learners. Excellence in education requires that technology be seamlessly integrated throughout the educational program. The individual use of iPads and personal/school computers is a way to empower students to maximize their full potential and to prepare them for college and the workplace. The policies, procedures and information within this section apply to all schoolissued iPads, personal electronic devices and Maplewood Academy computers.


These rules include, but are not limited to the following: • Never send illicit or abusive messages • Use appropriate language; do not swear, use profanity, vulgarities, etc. • Keep all passwords confidential • Respect the confidentiality of other’s electronic devices, passwords and stored information

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• Avoid revealing personal information while online with someone you do not know personally • Do not use the network in a way that could disrupt others use of it • Do not engage in illegal activities prohibited by local, state or federal laws (including copyright laws) • Do not download programs, games, files, movies, files, picture files, plug-ins, viruses, etc. or any other dangerous materials to school iPads or computers without the express permission of the Technology Director • Do not use the electronic devices of others • Do not tamper or intentionally damage the network security systems, hardware, software or network systems or equipment • Do not access or attempt to access or use the personal accounts of others • Do not attempt to access school iPads or computers in order to gain confidential and/or private student/school information • Do not transmit or intentionally receive inappropriate material that would violate the law or Maplewood Academy school policy

This includes, but, is not limited to: • Copyrighted material • Threatening or obscene material • The design or detailed information pertaining to explosive devices • Criminal activities or terrorist acts • Sexism or sexual Harassment • Pornography • Gambling • Illegal solicitation • Inappropriate language

Reporting and Review of Concerns Any security concerns must be reported to the Administrative Committee immediately. Maplewood Academy staff may review files and communications to maintain system integrity and to ensure that users are using the system responsibly and appropriately. The school’s “Acceptable Use Policy” does not allow anyone to publish text, images or any other information about Maplewood Academy and its students, faculty or staff without the permission of the Principal. Regardless of where a student accesses the Internet--at home, at school, or in any other place--the student is in violation of the school’s policy if the student violates this prohibition.

Maplewood Academy’s faculty and staff look forward to helping students get the best use out of the technology resources available. Please help us keep that experience safe and appropriate.

PERSONAL DEVICES Music that is appropriate may be played in approved places. Respect for a roommate may require the use of headphones. On any school trips the sponsor or the bus driver will use his or her discretion as to the use of headphones. No sub-woofers are allowed. All digital content (including but not limited to computer games, video games, TV shows, movies and videos) must be in harmony with Christian principles and have a rating of either E (“Everyone”), T (“Teen”), or PG or less. Deans and administration reserve the right to restrict access at their discretion. Students may bring personal computers to school. Computer games, video games, TV shows, movies and videos should not be viewed during study hall, after lights out or during Sabbath hours. At the first offense the device will be confiscated for 9 weeks. Usage for the following year will be evaluated on an individual basis. Students are solely responsible for ensuring compliance with licensing and copyright. Maplewood assumes no responsibility for student violations of such regulations. Maplewood Academy cannot be responsible and does not carry insurance coverage for any personal loss of electronic equipment. Maplewood Academy will assume no responsibility for the replacement of stolen items. Personal electronic devices (iPods, iPads, tablets, laptops, cell phones, etc.) will be confiscated from students who are on downgrades. Devices will be returned when the student is off downgrades.

CELL PHONES Maplewood runs a busy schedule and it is important that our students receive a good night’s sleep, which is consistent with our belief in the connection of body, mind and spirit. With this in mind, we collect cell phones each night, ten minutes before lights out. Cell phones may be picked up from the dean at breakfast time each morning. If a second phone is found in the possession of the student, all phone privileges will be lost. Cell phones are not allowed at worship services or in classes without the express permission of the teacher or activity coordinator. If a student violates these terms, his or her phone will not be returned to them until supper each night for nine weeks. On Sabbaths, students will receive their cell phones after lunch. On Sundays, students will receive their cell phones at 9:00 a.m. If a community student violates the cell phone policy, for nine weeks he/she will turn in cell phone at the main office when entering the Ad Building for classes. Upon leaving campus, the student may pick up the cell phone from office.

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MISCELLANEOUS GUIDELINES JOGGING/WALKING AREAS AND TIMES Jogging and walking is allowed in the Northwoods. Students must check out with the dean or the privilege will be revoked.

Due to insurance liability, roller blades, skateboards and scooters are not allowed.

MOTOR VEHICLES

Maplewood Academy provides opportunities for young men and women to develop social skills in various situations. The co-ed recreations provide time for students to become involved in recreational activities and to enjoy a time of relaxation. When in the gym for recreation periods, students will not be allowed to stay in the lobby. When daylight and good weather permit, co-ed groups may socialize only on the central campus outlined by the administration building, the dorms and the gymnasium. When students are lounging on campus in mixed company, all must be sitting in an upright position. Hand holding, inappropriate hugging and contact are not allowed. Students must always have the permission of both deans to enter the dorm of the opposite sex.

The regulations for having a vehicle on campus are: 1. All vehicles must be registered with the Administration. 2. The vehicle is to be parked in an area designated by the dormitory dean. Immediately after unpacking, students are to turn the keys in to the dean. 3. Vehicles may be used only for trips to and from students’ homes or for PSEO classes. 4. While on campus, students are not to be in the car without special permission. Doors of the vehicle should be locked at all times. 5. Community students who drive to school MUST park in the lot at the east entrance to the administration building during class hours. Community students may park in the gym parking lot during gym activities. 6. Community students are not to transport dorm students or allow them to be in their vehicles at any time. 7. Volume of music must comply with city ordinance and should not disturb others. 8. Any infraction of the above rules may result in the suspension of the privilege of having a vehicle on campus. 9. Speeding on campus may result in loss of privileges.

During school hours, mixed groups are not allowed in areas other than center campus, except during supervised activities. At no time should there be mixed groups behind the boys’ dorm or the girls’ dorm, behind the gymnasium, in front of the music building or in front of the Ad Building. During classes and regular business hours students are not allowed to loiter or hangout in the hallways or offices of the administration building. After recreation, no students may be on the opposite side of the “T” from their dormitories without specific permission from their deans. Students are allowed to escort their dates to Friday night vespers, Sabbath School and all other designated programs. Inappropriate display of affection or being in inappropriate places will result in social restrictions. Cell phones will also be lost with social restriction.

Banquet Invitations Banquets at Maplewood Academy are for Maplewood Academy students only.

Town Trips Most Sundays a bus will take students to the mall for shopping.

GUM Gum is not allowed on any of Maplewood’s campuses.

Transportation There will be segregated seating on all bus trips.

RELIGIOUS SERVICES It is required that, while on campus, students attend the campus religious services and worships. The times for sundown worships on Sabbath evenings will be posted. Worship is held each evening in the dorm immediately following recreation. Dormitory students’ attendance is required at these worships. Any tardy or absence to religious services constitute an unexcused absence and may result in disciplinary action.

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ROLLER BLADES, SKATEBOARDS & SCOOTERS

SOCIAL PROGRAM


ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND OTHER DRUGS INTERVENTION PROGRAM

ALCOHOL, TOBACCO & OTHER DRUGS

SECTION A: PHILOSOPHY AND PURPOSE

Maplewood Academy upholds the Seventh-day Adventist beliefs. Therefore influences that are detrimental to the success and health of its students will be addressed. The home, community and school are most effective in a cooperative effort when facing problems involving the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD). The purpose of the intervention policy is to assist students, faculty and parents in creating a positive, safe, drug free environment. In order to provide maximum learning opportunities, the school will offer drug prevention education, referral to professional assistance, and support to students who are experiencing ATOD related problems. In spite of such efforts, we understand that students may become involved with alcohol, tobacco or other drugs. This involvement could create pain for the student and others. Therefore, rules, consequences and a program of education and support, encouraging a chemical-free lifestyle, are in place.

SECTION B: SPECIFIC RULE

Students shall not be involved with alcohol, tobacco or other drugs. Students shall not, regardless of quantity, use, consume or have in possession alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, buy, sell, or give away any beverage containing alcohol, a tobacco product or a controlled substance (or look alike). 1. The rule applies to any students--either on or off campus. 2. It is not a violation for students to be in possession of and to use controlled substance specifically prescribed for the student by his or her doctor. 3. Consequences shall be cumulative grades 9-12 regardless of the school attended.

SECTION C: PROCEDURE PRIOR TO SUSPENSION In the event that this policy is violated and a student is to be suspended from school, the following process shall be initiated:

be afforded full opportunity to make any statements or request explanations related to the incident. 6. The principal shall issue a decision related to suspension. 7. Fees for any assessment, evaluation, and/or treatment are the responsibility of the students and parents.

SECTION D: CONSEQUENCES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE RULE After confirmation of the violation, in addition to established state statutes and local school policies, students shall be suspended from school for a specified number of school days starting from the date of confirmation. Consequences for violations are as follows:

First Violation - 5 day suspension from school. Upon return to school students will be required to attend and complete an educational program endorsed by the school and random drug tests will be required. The school may require students to participate in a professional evaluation.

Second Violation - 10 day suspension from school. The school will require students to participate in a professional evaluation at a drug and/or alcohol treatment center selected in conjunction with the school. Students will be expected to follow through with recommendations detailed in the evaluation report and with the program set up by the school. Also random drug tests will be required. When students are asked to have an evaluation a Release of Information shall be signed by students and parents with a follow up report forwarded to the school. It is essential that the school be provided with necessary information so that appropriate assistance can be given to students. Confidentiality will be observed on a need to know basis. Failure to follow through with the evaluation and/or with the evaluation recommendation will result in expulsion. Third Violation or Subsequent Violation Expulsion from school. Upon completion of a chemical dependency program students may apply for readmission to school. Verification of successful completion of a chemical dependency program must be provided to school officials in writing prior to consideration of application. If students return, they will be placed on a “life-time at school” probation for any future use, consumption, possession, being in the presence of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Should they choose to use, consume, have in possession, be in the presence of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs while at Maplewood Academy they will be expelled.

1. Students shall be notified immediately of the alleged rule violation. 2. The parents will be notified immediately of the alleged rule violation. 3. Law enforcement will be notified if required by law. 4. Students shall meet with school officials. Parents of the students shall also be notified and invited to attend the meeting. 5. During the meeting, school officials will summarize details related to the incident and then advise students and parents of the action that will be taken. Students shall have the opportunity to present information or details related to the incident. The students and parents shall also Page 50 –Maplewood Academy 2014-2015 Calendar & Handbook


SECTION E: STUDENT “SELF-REPORT” OPTION If students “self-report” to the faculty or staff for the first violation, students will be placed in an educational program endorsed by the school. Parents will be contacted. The parents may choose to take students home for a time. Upon returning to school, the students will then be placed in an educational program endorsed by the school. The school may require students go to a professional counselor for an evaluation. If students “self-report” a second time the school would then begin the procedure that is outlined in Section D. An evaluation by a professional counselor would be required at this time.

1. Administration is unaware of the students’ ATOD related activities; 2. Parents may be unaware of the students’ ATOD related activities; 3. Students are seeking assistance at a level defined by students; 4. Students define the realm of confidentiality, i.e., no information regarding the identity, assessment, treatment, progress, etc., may be released to anyone outside of the AAD Team without the expressed written consent of the student, except in those cases in which the school is required by law to report; 5. Students who seek voluntary assistance have already taken the first and most important step towards recovery.

Prescribed Intervention – The Prescribed Intervention

SECTION F: SELLING OR DISTRIBUTION OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS Students who sell or distribute for others to use will be immediately reported to law enforcement and may be expelled from school. Such students will not be considered for re-admission to school for one full year and then only after completing a rehabilitation program and demonstration of being clean.

SECTION G: APPEAL PROCESS After a ruling resulting in expulsion has been made, students and the students’ parents may formally appeal the decision, in writing, to the Superintendent of Education, provided the appeal is received five (5) days from the first day such ineligibility shall take effect.

SECTION H: INTERVENTION Confidentiality – Maplewood Academy administration, faculty, and specifically members of the Assisting Adolescent Development (AAD) Team, offer both voluntary and prescribed ATOD intervention plans for the purpose of providing an opportunity for individuals to seek assistance in a safe, non-threatening and confidential program. It is felt that the benefits of providing limited assistance on a voluntary and confidential basis are better than no assistance. There are circumstances when the school is required by law to report information without consent. They are: 1. When students are engaged in or threatened to engage in an activity that may maim or kill; 2. When students are engaged in or threatened to engage in a criminal act;

Program is designed to assist students who are engaged in ATOD-related activities and are given the choice of intervention as a condition of their enrollment at Maplewood Academy. The Prescribed Intervention Program assumes the following: 1. Administration has confirmed the students’ ATOD-related activities; 2. A record of the students’ ATOD-related activities is filed with Administration and the AAD Team 3. The parent(s) or guardian(s) are informed of the students’ ATOD-related activities; 4. Parent, Administration, the AAD Team, and students are included in the Prescribed Intervention Process; 5. The students in the Prescribed Intervention Program may not be willing participants in the process, but have chosen to cooperate as a condition of enrollment in the school; 6. The students’ cooperation and progress have a direct bearing on eligibility for continued enrollment or re-instatement; 7. The AAD Team plays a direct role in the enrollment status of the student as they monitor progress. Summary: The AAD Team has as its primary purpose, recovery from and the prevention of,ATOD abuse. It is therefore incumbent upon the AAD Team, administration and faculty to continually take steps to build relationships, foster confidence and be alert to opportunities to provide assistance. An obligation exists to report activities of an illegal nature to criminal justice authorities. Evaluation and treatment agencies cooperate in an effort to resolve ATOD problems in the best interest of the student.

3. When there is documented evidence of child abuse.

Voluntary

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Relationship of students with the AAD Team are strictly confidential, however, there are specific differences in the scope and realm of confidentiality for the Voluntary Intervention Program and the Prescribed Intervention Program.

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A third “self-report” would result in students following the procedure for Second Violation outlined in Section D.

THE VOLUNTARY INTERVENTION PROGRAM ASSUMES THE FOLLOWING:


ACADEMY POLICY AGAINST RELIGIOUS, RACIAL AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE

ACADEMY POLICY AGAINST RELIGIOUS, RACIAL & SEXUAL HARASSMENT & VIOLENCE

Everyone at Maplewood Academy has the right to feel respected and safe. The following is our policy to prevent religious, racial, or sexual harassment or violence of any kind. 1. A harasser may be a student or an adult. Harassment may include the following when related to religion, race, sex or gender: a. name calling, jokes or rumors; b. pulling on someone else’s clothing; c. graffiti; d. notes or cartoons; e. unwelcome touching of a person or clothing; f. unwelcome use or destruction of another’s property; g. offensive or graphic posters or book covers; h. any word or actions that make students or others feel uncomfortable, embarrassed, cause hurt feelings, or make students to feel bad. 2. Words and actions that make students or others feel uncomfortable or fearful should be reported to a dean, school nurse, teacher, counselor, the Principal or Human Rights Officer. 3. Students may choose to make a written report. This report may be given to a dean, teacher, school nurse, counselor, Principal, or Human Rights Officer 4. Students’ rights to privacy will be respected as much as possible. 5. We take seriously all reports of religious, racial or sexual harassment or violence and will take appropriate actions based on students’ reports. 6. The school will also take disciplinary action if anyone tries to intimidate students or in any way harm them because they reported. This is a summary of the school policy against religious, racial and sexual harassment and violence. Complete policies are available in the school office upon request. ■

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