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HIGH SCHOOL HANDBOOK AND POLICIES


HIGH SCHOOL HANDBOOK Nido’s Mission Vision

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BELL SCHEDULE

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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

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Programs Of Study Graduation Requirements for the Classes of 2020-2022 Graduation Requirements for the Classes of 2023 and future classes Grading System Assessment Policy

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Awards

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SUPPORT PROGRAMS Counseling, Wellness, And Academic Success Transcripts Additional Student Support Media Center STUDENT ACTIVITIES Student Productions and Publications Travel: Excursions/Field Trips/Environmental Education Programs POLICIES AND PROCEDURES Behavioral Expectations Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco Damage/Loss Of School Property Theft Lockers Lost And Found Cell Phones/Mobile Devices Homework Computer/Technology Use Calculator Use Photocopying Textbooks School Uniform and Dress/Appearance Code Arrival And Departure From School Student Visitors Automobiles Transportation Cafeteria Graduation

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HIGH SCHOOL HANDBOOK The High School divisional handbook includes policies and procedures specific to the High  School (Grades 9-12). Please also view the S ​ chool Community Life Handbook​ that  includes school-wide policies and procedures such as: Rights and Responsibilities of our  Community Members; Daily Procedures; Admission Requirements and Conditions;  Behavioral Expectations and Code of Conduct In Our Community; Student Wellness and  The School Community Life Committee (SCL); and Additional Support. 

Nido’s Mission The International School Nido de Aguilas offers an English language based liberal arts  education, influenced by U.S. and Chilean thought and tradition, that prepares students to  be eloquent communicators and impactful stewards of a rapidly changing world.    Nido students:  ● Engage in authentic, consequential experiences, learn by doing, and are accustomed  to taking risks.  ● Master a rich curriculum while acquiring the skills to communicate across multiple  fields, disciplines, and cultures.  ● Build their own personalities fully, nurturing their strengths and passions.  Core Values    In keeping with its founding mission, Nido de Aguilas fosters:    ENGAGEMENT  Approaching life and work with complete attention, involvement, curiosity, and the  responsibility to make a positive difference in the world.    INGENUITY  Creative problem solving through experimentation, collaboration, research, and play.    ADAPTABILITY  Adjusting to and thriving in a complex, rapidly changing world.    GENEROSITY  Treating others with empathy, kindness, and respect in both word and action.    HAPPINESS  Choosing to pursue happiness as a life goal with an awareness that some of the journey  will be difficult, requiring self-knowledge and fortitude.      3 


Vision The International School Nido de Aguilas strives to be an open and dynamic global  education center known for its empathic and forward-thinking students, innovative  pedagogy, and responsible stewardship of intellectual and environmental resources. Nido  seeks to be a hub of knowledge creation and dissemination for Chile and the world. 

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BELL SCHEDULE High School Daily Bell Schedules: High School Bell Schedule Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays Time

Minutes

Block

7:45-9:10

85

1

9:10-9:25

15

Break

9:25-10:50

85

2

10:55- 11:40

45

Flex

11:45- 1:10

85

3

1:10-1:45

35

Lunch

1:50-3:15

85

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High School Bell Schedule Thursdays & Fridays

   

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Time

Minutes

Block

7:45-9:10

85

1

9:10-9:25

15

Break

9:25-10:50

85

2

10:50-11:00

10

Passing

11:00- 12:25

85

3

12:30-1:10

40

Flex

1:10- 1:45 ​Thursday 1:10-1:40 ​Friday

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Lunch

1:50-3:15 ​Thursday 1:45- 3:10 ​Friday

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ACADEMIC INFORMATION Programs Of Study

Nido de Aguilas International High School Diploma A student enrolled in this program of study is expected to attend high school for a  minimum of four years and must earn the minimum graduation credits. In order to obtain  a Nido High School diploma a student must normally have been enrolled in this school for  one full year.    Chilean National Diploma  This course of study requires students to take a core curriculum composed of 8 courses.  The program permits students to concentrate on those subjects of their particular interest  and to advance toward a program of higher education in Chile.     9 

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Spanish

Spanish

Spanish

Spanish

English

English

English

English

Math

Math

Math

Math

Science

Science

Science

Science

Chilean Social Studies 

Chilean Social Studies 

IB History (in Spanish) or Chilean  History I  

IB History (in Spanish) or Chilean  History II  

Physical Education (semester) 

Physical Education (semester)  

Philosophy I / TOK

Philosophy II / TOK

Fine Arts or Design (semester)  

Fine Arts or Design (semester)  

Elective

Elective

Freshman Seminar (Health &  Technology) 

U.S. History   

Elective   

Elective   

  International Baccalaureate Diploma  Nido students have the opportunity to earn the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.  This diploma is recognized by a variety of universities throughout the world. Students are      6 


registered upon request and the recommendation of subject teachers. The IB Program is an advanced two-year course of study leading either to the IB Diploma or to subject  certificates depending on the student’s abilities and plans for further education.     The IB Diploma program is completed in grades 11 and 12. Every IB diploma candidate is  required to complete examinations in six areas: English, a second language, mathematics,  science, social science, and a sixth IB area of the student’s choosing. Of the six required  subjects, students must study at least three at the “Higher” level and three subjects at the  “Standard” level.      Each subject exam at the Higher and Standard levels is graded on a 1(minimum) to 7  (maximum) scale, with 4 generally considered to be the passing level. To earn the full IB  Diploma, students must earn a minimum of 24 points on the six subject exams (Nido  students typically average 32 points). They must also complete the Theory of Knowledge  course and submit an Extended Essay related to one of their higher-level subjects. They  are also responsible for CAS (Creative, Action, Service) activities during their two-year  involvement in the IB program. The award of the diploma is the sole right and responsibility  of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), which founded this program in 1962  in Geneva, Switzerland.     The rules governing the IB diploma program are somewhat complex and periodically  change. It is recommended that 9​th​ and 10​th​ grade students who are considering the IB  diploma meet with the IB Coordinator and attend the IB orientation meetings for  up-to-date information. 

Graduation Requirements for the Classes of 2020-2022 To be granted a high school diploma from Nido de Aguilas, students must meet the  following minimum graduation requirements as set by the Board of Trustees. Students  who do not meet these requirements cannot participate in graduation ceremonies.   

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English

4

Mathematics

3

Social Studies

4

Science

3

Language (Spanish or Mandarin)

3

Physical Education (9th & 10th)

2

Fine Arts

1


Computer

1

Electives

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Minimum Total Credits

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Graduation Requirements for the Classes of 2023 and future classes To be granted a high school diploma from Nido de Aguilas, students must meet the  following minimum graduation requirements as set by the Board of Trustees. Students  who do not meet these requirements cannot participate in graduation ceremonies.    English 

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Mathematics

3

Students must complete math through Nido’s tenth grade curriculum 

Social Studies

3

Science

3

Language (Spanish or Mandarin)

2

One course must be US History

Students must complete two years of the same language 

Physical Education & Health   (9th & 10th grades) 

1.5

Fine Arts & Design

1.5

Technology  

.5

Electives

6.5

Minimum Total Credits

25

  Students transferring to Nido de Aguilas from another school with high school credits will  be awarded a maximum of eight credits per year. The student’s counselor and the Principal  will make a determination of which Nido graduation credits have been fulfilled.    

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Please refer to the online High School 2019-2020 Course Catalogue for detailed information concerning all courses offered. 

Grading System The Chilean Ministry of Education has mandated a number grading system based on a  7-point scale. Listed in the table on the following page is the equivalent letter grade and  percent grade.     

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Nido De Aguilas Grade Conversion Table    Percent 

Chilean

Letter

 

Percent

Chilean

Letter

 

Percent

Chilean

Letter

100

7.00

A+

 

66

4.83

D

 

32

2.60

F

99

7.00

A+

 

65

4.70

D

 

31

2.55

F

98

6.99

A+

 

64

4.57

D

 

30

2.50

F

97

6.98

A+

 

63

4.43

D-

 

29

2.45

F

96

6.97

A

 

62

4.29

D-

 

28

2.40

F

95

6.95

A

 

61

4.15

D-

 

27

2.35

F

94

6.93

A

 

60

4.00

D-

 

26

2.30

F

93

6.91

A-

 

59

3.95

F

 

25

2.25

F

92

6.88

A-

 

58

3.90

F

 

24

2.20

F

91

6.85

A-

 

57

3.85

F

 

23

2.15

F

90

6.81

A-

 

56

3.80

F

 

22

2.10

F

89

6.77

B+

 

55

3.75

F

 

21

2.05

F

88

6.73

B+

 

54

3.70

F

 

20

2.00

F

87

6.68

B+

 

53

3.65

F

 

19

1.95

F

86

6.63

B

 

52

3.60

F

 

18

1.90

F

85

6.58

B

 

51

3.55

F

 

17

1.85

F

84

6.52

B

 

50

3.50

F

 

16

1.80

F

83

6.46

B-

 

49

3.45

F

 

15

1.75

F

82

6.39

B-

 

48

3.40

F

 

14

1.70

F

81

6.32

B-

 

47

3.35

F

 

13

1.65

F

80

6.25

B-

 

46

3.30

F

 

12

1.60

F

79

6.17

C+

 

45

3.25

F

 

11

1.55

F

78

6.09

C+

 

44

3.20

F

 

10

1.50

F

77

6.01

C+

 

43

3.15

F

 

9

1.45

F

76

5.92

C

 

42

3.10

F

 

8

1.40

F

75

5.83

C

 

41

3.05

F

 

7

1.35

F

74

5.73

C

 

40

3.00

F

 

6

1.30

F

73

5.63

C-

 

39

2.95

F

 

5

1.25

F

72

5.53

C-

 

38

2.90

F

 

4

1.20

F

71

5.42

C-

 

37

2.85

F

 

3

1.15

F

70

5.31

C-

 

36

2.80

F

 

2

1.10

F

69

5.20

D+

 

35

2.75

F

 

1

1.05

F

68

5.08

D+

 

34

2.70

F

 

0

1.00

F

67

4.96

D+

 

33

2.65

F

 

 

 

 

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(I) Incomplete: An "I" will normally be converted into a failing grade (F) if the missing work is not completed within two weeks of regular study.  (P) Passing: Indicates a passing grade. A Pass/Fail grading arrangement is used as  an alternative to the usual letter grading system​ in exceptional circumstances 


with prior approval of the principal, in consultation with the counselor. A grade of "P" is not used for grade point average calculations.     Grade Point Averages: T ​ he average of the quarter grades for all subjects is computed at  the end of each quarter. This is not a cumulative GPA, and includes all classes, except  those for which a "P" or an "I" grade might be given.  

Assessment Policy Students and teachers work in partnership to enable students to demonstrate what they  have learned, assess their progress, and identify specific strategies to maximize their  potential on internal and external assessments.     Teachers use multiple forms of formative assessment to inform students of their learning  and progress. Formative assessments are the grounding and preparation for students to  learn the skills for summative assessments as well as assignments. Summative  assessments are the teacher’s final opportunity to assess the summation of learning before  moving on to new topics or skills.     In an attempt to assist students in balancing their daily study schedule, the high school  employs an assessment schedule that allows for no more than two major assessments to  be given or due on any given day. As a general guideline, major assessments are defined as  tests, quizzes, essays, or projects that constitute more than 10% of the quarter grade  and/or take more than 20 minutes of class time. Quizzes that are shorter than 20 minutes  and daily homework may be assigned or due on any day or block. Teachers may have to  make exceptions to accommodate IB assessment schedules, (i.e. orals, presentations, mock  exams) especially during second year IB courses.     The school also recognizes the need for students to have time to catch up with work and to  spend quality time with family, therefore major assessments due the day after a holiday  break will be avoided as much as possible.    Grade Reporting  Report cards​ containing both grades and comments are issued four times each year:  Quarter 1, Quarter 2, Quarter 3, and Quarter 4. Each teacher has a grading system that is  specific to his/her subject matter. Please see your teachers for these details.     Final exams​ are given at the end of each semester in the core subjects (math, science,  language arts, social studies and languages) and count for 10% of the semester grade.  Teachers of non-core subjects may require a final exam. Year-end grades are calculated by  averaging the Semester 1 grade and the Semester 2 grade.           11 


Final Exam/Culminating Assignment Final exams or culminating assessments are given at the end of each semester in the core  subjects (math, science, language arts, social studies and languages) and count for 10% of  the semester grade. Teachers of non-core subjects may require a final exam. Year-end  grades are calculated by averaging the Semester 1 grade and the Semester 2 grade.    Exam Absence  All  students  must  take  exams,  either  before  or  after  the  original  dates  proposed  by  the  school.    The students absent to an exam should :  ● In  the  case  of  a  family  emergency,  parents  should  present  an  excuse  during  the  morning of that same day.  ● In  the  case  of  medical  absence,  the  student  should  present  the  corresponding  medical certificate.  ● In  the  case  of  absence due to travelling, the student should present a parent excuse  at least a month prior to the exam.    In  case  a  student  is  absent  from  an  exam,  the  student  should  adjust  to  the  make-up  calendar  offered  by  the  school.  A  grade  of  INC  will  be  assigned  until  the  exam  has  been  taken. The school year will not be closed for the student until the final grade is recorded.     Student progress can be monitored through Nido’s web based PowerSchool Grade Book.  To log in to PowerSchool use the following link: h ​ ttp://www.nido.cl/powerschool.html     The high school office provides login information to parents.    PowerSchool Email Progress Updates  Parents of students on academic warning/probation must open a personal PowerSchool  account and turn on the automatic updates function to have progress reports sent to their  email.     Repeating the School Year  Information for students enrolled in the Chilean National Diploma program:  According to the Chilean Ministry of Education, a Chilean National Diploma student will  repeat the school year under the following conditions;  1. One failed (below 60%) class for the year with less than a 64% cumulative (current  school year) GPA.  2. Two failed classes for the year with less than a 69% cumulative (current school year)  GPA  3. For Juniors and Seniors, if their courses include Spanish language and  communications and/or mathematics, the current school year GPA should be no  less than 75%.  4. Three or more failed classes regardless of the cumulative (current school year) GPA      12 


Information for students enrolled in the International Diploma Program:   A student enrolled for the Nido de Aguilas International High School Diploma who fails one  required course will either repeat that course or take another within the same general  subject area. A student who fails two required courses for graduation in one school year  will not progress to the next grade level. Students, who are not meeting Nido’s graduation  requirements in their senior year, may be required to repeat their senior year, especially in  cases where credit recuperation is not an option online. Courses and grades earned  through a US accredited credit recuperation program will not be incorporated into the Nido  transcript.     Placement/Promotion/Retention/Non-Continuance  The administration is responsible for making decisions regarding admission, placement,  promotion, acceleration, retention, re-enrollment and continuance each year. A student  may be required to repeat a grade level if it is determined that his or her performance is  unsatisfactory by not meeting the requirements for the Nation or International graduation  plan. Full tuition and fees must be paid for any grade level that is repeated. Under  Ministry of Education requirements, a student must have an attendance rate of over 85%  and meet minimum academic grade point average requirements to be promoted to the  next grade level.  Awards  The High School presents awards for academic excellence and outstanding community  contributions each year to deserving students during the Academic Awards Ceremony, the  Arts in Action Opening Ceremony, the High School Graduation Ceremony and the Athletic  Awards Banquet.     Academic Excellence Awards:   Each academic department in the High School honors student scholarship, engagement,  and outstanding contributions to their discipline and the high school learning community.  The faculty within each department determine the criteria for Awards and organize the  selection process. The number of awards presented are allocated based on program size.  The English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, and Physical Education departments  present 12 students with awards (3 awards per grade level). The Music, Visual Arts, and  Theater departments present 9 programmatic awards based discipline area. The  Mandarin, Dance, Design Technology, and Digital Arts programs present a number of  awards based on the program size for the academic year.     The President’s Award for Educational Excellence:   The President’s Award for Educational Excellence is awarded on behalf of the President of  the United States and the U.S. Secretary of Education. This Awards program was founded in  1983 with the goal of recognizing students who are earning a US high school diploma and      13 


exhibiting outstanding academic achievement. At Nido, recipients must meet the following eligibility criteria: students must be in the senior year of high school; they must have  earned a cumulative GPA average of 3.5 or above, and they must have earned in the 85th  or higher percentile or higher on the SAT or ACT. These awards are presented during the  Academic Awards Assembly.    The Harvard Book Award:  The Harvard Book Prize contest is organized by Harvard Alumni Clubs around the world  with the purpose of identifying qualified students who might eventually apply to Harvard  College. Students apply for this award through the Harvard Club of Chile, and recipients are  honored during a formal award ceremony organized outside of school by the Harvard Club  of Chile. If a Nido student is selected, then the award recipient is further honored at school  during the Academic Awards Assembly.    NPA Senior Artistic Excellence Award  The Nido Parent Association (NPA) sponsors this award to honor an outstanding senior  student in the fine and performing arts who has, not only had a positive effect on Nido, but  who also has impacted the greater community with his or her artistic contributions. The  recipient is determined by the high school arts department faculty through a formal  process of nomination and selection. The award is presented annually at the Arts in Action  Opening Ceremony.    Graduation Awards:  The Nido Parent Association (NPA) sponsors three graduation awards that are presented  by the High School Principal and the President of the NPA during the ceremony. Senior  students are nominated for these awards by the high school faculty; the final decision is  determined by the high school administration. The award name and criteria are outlined  below:    NPA Outstanding Senior Student Awards (2):  The Outstanding Senior Award recognizes one senior female student and one senior male  student who have best contributed to the development of Nido’s school mission and  values. Criteria to be considered include: Active participation in school activities; visibility  and concrete evidence of leadership; well-rounded character; supportive behavior; strong  communication skills; and high academic standing.    NPA Award for Academic Excellence (1):   The Award for Academic Excellence is given based on outstanding academic performance  and exceptional contribution to the school​.    Athletic Awards:  Students are honored each year for their outstanding athletic performances, contributions  to their teams, and leadership within Nido’s overall athletic program. Coaches of each team      14 


determine team awards as well as the award criteria. Students are presented the awards during the seasonal athletics banquet.     Described below are the awards that are presented to athletic teams at Nido:     NIDO Letter​ – NIDO Chenille letters (N) are presented on the coach’s recommendation to  any team member who has successfully completed the season.  NIDO letters are presented  to athletes one time only, with separate letters being awarded for Varsity and Junior Varsity  participation.  Certificate of Participation​ – presented to team members who have completed the season  but not earned a letter.  Most Valuable Player Award –​ A plaque is presented to the MVP as selected by the team &  coaches.  Please note that only one award is presented—having co-MVPs is not an option.  Most Inspirational Player Award​ – A plaque is awarded to a deserving athlete as selected  by the team & coaches.  The criteria for this award is up to the coaching staff, and the  award can be presented to any player on the team. As with the MVP award, only one Most  Inspirational Award may be presented.  Most Improved Player Award​ – A plaque is awarded to a deserving athlete as selected by  the team & coaches. The criteria for this award is up to the coaching staff, and the award  can be presented to any player on the team. As with the other two awards, only one Most  Improved Award may be presented.  Scholar Athlete Award​ –  A certificate is awarded to those student-athletes who  participated in the current season and who achieve Honor Roll or High Honor Roll status,  as shown on the most recent grade report will be recognized.     In order for a student/athlete to be eligible to receive a varsity/junior varsity letter and to  be recognized at the sports banquet with team and individual awards (at the end of each  semester), he/she must complete the following criteria:  ● Must attend 85% of all practices/games/meetings for their particular sport.  In the  case that a student should play two sports he/she needs to have a combined 85% in  both sports and should give priority to practicing in one of the two sports that is  involved in an up and coming tournament.  If after two months a student/athlete  who is participating in two sports is unable to meet this standard, he/she will be  removed from one of the teams by the Athletic Director and will continue with only  one Nido team during the semester.  ● The student/athlete must be a worthy representative of Nido de Aguilas, abide by  school rules and community expectations, and is committed to the team with hard  work and discipline.  ● Does not use or have in possession tobacco, alcohol, or any type of drug.  ● Student/athlete must abide by all the rules and expectations as outlined in the Nido  de Aguilas Student/Athlete Handbook / Contract.    The Outstanding Senior Athlete Awards a ​ re presented to a senior girl and boy who excel  in athletics as demonstrated by their individual accomplishments, contributions to their  teams, and good sportsmanship. This award further recognizes hard work, dedication to  the team, and enthusiasm for sports, and participation in multiple high school sports.          15 


CRITERIA: 1. Must be a Senior in good standing who is graduating the year of the award.  2. Must have participated in multiple sports throughout her/his high school career  3. Must have participated in 6 seasons in her/his high school career  4. Must have participated in any sport at a varsity level for at least two years.  5. Demonstrates leadership, spirit and sportsmanship  6. Demonstrates dedication to the team  7. Excelled in her/his contributions to the team and the athletic program 

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SUPPORT PROGRAMS Counseling, Wellness, And Academic Success  The Guidance and Counseling Team is committed to supporting pursuit of physical,  mental, emotional, and social well-being, herewith known as student wellness (less focus  on prevention of illness). In addition to classroom teachers and staff in general, the  Guidance and Counseling Office gives academic advice per grade level.     Students are required to complete a Mindfulness Curriculum during their time in High  School; this is taught within the Freshman Seminar course. The program teaches students  to learn about their mind/body connection, how to deal with stressful sensations, how to  proactively create better performance with students’ passions and how to be more  connected to all life experiences and therefore being more empowered to make  value-driven decisions.    Areas in which Wellness is promoted in High School at Nido:  ● Assistance of students in developing a better understanding of themselves,  recognizing their individual strengths and weaknesses, and helping them make  realistic choices, decisions, and plans.  ● Advisory weekly course focused on social emotional learning, student wellbeing, and  healthy relationships.  ● Dedicated wellness space in the high school to promote community and  wellness-focused activities  ● Mindfulness curriculum taught to all high school students   ● Mindful Moments designed to start final exams  ● Substance use education in and out of the classroom  ● Sex education in and out of the classroom  ● Character building programs in and out of the classroom  ● Transition support for students arriving, staying and leaving  ● Support for teachers delivering differentiated learning experiences and other  school-related needs  ● Student Support Team (SST) of Administrators, Counselors and Staff who offer  insight and expertise into students; learning and well-being and create action plans  to support students and their families  ● Referral, liaison with and support of outside professionals    Confidentiality:  Any student seeking assistance with a personal problem from the school counselor can  expect their conversations are confidential unless the counselor determines that there is a  physical or emotional danger to the student or another person.      17 


For more information, please contact the HS Guidance and Counseling Office.    University Counseling Program:  ● Each student in a unique individual  ● The primary goal in conducting a university search should be finding a best fit, both  socially and academically, between the student and a particular university  community and program  ● Students will develop the necessary skills to take responsibility for their own  decisions and understand how to make complex and important decisions affecting  their lives beyond the university admissions process  ● The university admissions process is a student-centered process aimed to build  confidence. Each student and their family will be reminded that a person’s sense of  dignity and self-worth should not be enhanced nor diminished by a university  admission decision  ● The best interests of each student are served through good communication among  the student, parents, the school, and the universities    Students Expect the Following From Their University Counselor:  ● Guidance and support throughout the university admissions process   ● Assistance in developing a thoughtful and balanced application list of universities  ● Clearly identified tasks and deadlines for students and parents/guardians. However,  all students are ultimately responsible for knowing their university deadlines.  ● Frequent and meaningful communication throughout the university selection  process  ● A willingness to listen to all questions, ideas, dreams, fears, disappointments and  successes    University Counselors Expect the Following From Their Students:  ● Timely attention to all tasks and deadlines  ● Honest and open communication. Listen with an open mind, assert yourself and  ask questions  ● Thoughtful consideration of your university counselor’s recommendations  ● A willingness to own the university admissions process by becoming self-sufficient  and self-reliant    Parent/Guardian Support  ● Respect your child’s choices and listen with an open mind  ● Provide helpful, encouraging and constructive feedback  ● Model appropriate behavior – children learn by what they observe  ● Encourage your child to own the university application process by communicating  with schools directly, arranging visits, doing research, tracking deadlines etc.      18 


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Practice good communication with university counselors: if you are confused by a recommendation or suggestion, please ask promptly for clarification  Do not assume that online blogs or social network sites have accurate university  admission information. 

  9th grade  Counseling meets with all 9th grade students about their transition to high school. There  consist of small 9th grade groups called “grade level” teams that cover transition issues to  high school. These include topics such as:  ● Skills/Organization/Time Management  ● Engagement/Balance/ Intentionality  ● Introduction of Maia Learning our guidance software tool  ● A 4 year plan high school plan including orientation to International Baccalaureate,  Chilean National Plan, and the Nido High School Diploma,    ● Digital Footprint and Social Media  ● Wellness Mindfulness, Relationships, Self-care [food, sleep, cleanliness, balance]  ● Stewardship     10th Grade:  Counseling meets with all 10th grade students, in second semester, about their program  choices including orientation to International Baccalaureate, Chilean National Plan, and the  Nido High School Diploma. For grade 10 students, the course registration process is  conducted in coordination with the iSeach career paper. This paper is a research paper  about a career that a student chooses and is part of their grade for English class. The  university counselors orientate students to a career exploration process, with input from  both the English department teacher and the greater faculty. Additional guidance topics  for 10th graders include:  ● Test Preparation (SAT, ACT, PSAT, Pre-ACT, Exams)  ● IB/National Plan/International Plan/World University Orientation  ● Study Skills/Organization/Time Management (preparation for semester exams)  ● Transition (leaving students at end of each semester)  ● I-search (Careers, Personality, Discovering Your/Our Independent Identity)  ● Course Registration (Re-visiting Maia Learning and 4-year plan)  ● Digital Footprint and Social Media  ● Wellness (Mindfulness, Relationships, Self-care (food, sleep, cleanliness, balance),  ● Stewardship     11th grade  Counseling meets with all 11th grade students about their program choices and how this  impacts their world university choices. This is a process of conferences, seminars and  workshops geared towards giving students the tools to apply to world university systems.  This includes topics such as:  ● Maia Learning (4 year plan)      19 


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University Planning Test Preparation (SAT, ACT, PSAT, Pre-ACT, Exams)  University and Career explorations  Course Registration (Re-visiting Maia Learning and 4-year plan)  Wellness (Mindfulness, Relationships, Self-care (food, sleep, cleanliness, balance)  Winter break organization and planning for applications  Adaptability 

12th grade  The university counselors have a course for 12th grade students where the work of  applications is done during the school day. This ensures that, if students so choose and  allowed by the student’s schedule, they can write their university essays, complete  applications, and refine their university and major searches in a supported environment  during the school day. Students unable to attend the course during the school day have a  similar support given to them during flex time and after school. These include topics such  as:  ● Maia Learning (4 year plan)  ● Grad Check / University Application Nuts/Bolts  ● Wellness (Mindfulness, Relationships, food, sleep, cleanliness, balance)  ● Summer break organization planning    ● Life organization  ● Reality Check: transition to university and IB exams for world university students  with conditional offers  ● Wellness (Mindfulness, Relationships, Self-care (food, sleep, cleanliness, balance)  ● Transition to the next place (university and beyond)

Transcripts Ten transcripts are issued to students free of charge. The normal processing time to  release a transcript is five business days, but processing time can vary depending on the  time of year. Transcripts are issued by the high school counseling office. There will be a  fee for each transcript requested over ten. Nido does not modify the format or translate  transcripts into other languages – all transcripts are in English, following a standard format.     Many higher education systems outside of the United States will require Nido transcripts to  be legalized and authenticated by AdvancED in the United States. ​This process can take  months to complete, and it is the responsibility of the student and guardian to start  this process in a timely manner. It is not possible to expedite the SACS process.     Testing  The counseling center has a regular testing schedule for students throughout the school  year:         20 


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Preliminary SAT Test (PSAT) measures verbal and mathematical abilities and is given to 10th and 11th grade students in October.  The SAT Reasoning Test measures critical reading, writing, and mathematical  reasoning abilities as a predictor of university success. Many colleges require scores  from the standardized test as part of their admissions process.​ It is recommended  that all seniors sit for the SAT Reasoning Test at least one time before the  start of the second semester of their senior year.  SAT Subject Tests are a set of one hour standardized tests that are offered in  various subject areas that measure a student's knowledge in those areas. Some  United States and world universities require these tests in the admission process. A  student may take up to three tests on a given test date.  The ACT test measures ability in language, math, reading and science and is  computer based. This test may be required by some world universities and is also  an alternative in many cases to the SAT Reasoning Test and the SAT Subject Tests. 

Additional Student Support The International School Nido de Aguilas is a “regular” educational institution in Chile that  is only able to support students with mild learning needs in the areas of linguistic,  academic, and/or social-emotional supports. Support Services are provided primarily in  English. Our Student Support Services team strives to meet students’ individual learning  needs in a tiered response system that is inclusive, responsive, and collaborative. When  students are not successful despite Tier 1 interventions in the classroom, each division  may hold a Student Study Team (SST) meeting and create a Student Intervention Plan (as  referenced below) in an attempt to address these concerns. In some cases, the SST may  recommend additional supports in an attempt to meet student need(s).     Nido offers some Tier 3 additional support programs that require a supplemental tuition  fee, including but not limited to the Accelerated English Academy, High School Math  Support classes, and Learning Support. Participation in these programs may be required,  depending on the needs of the student, for the time that the School deems necessary. If  the School needs additional diagnostic evaluations and/or services from external  professionals to determine how best to meet a student's needs, then the parents are  asked to provide these services and/or use the services provided by the Nido Learning  Resource Center (LRC). If the family chooses to do a diagnostic evaluation or receive  services from their own provider and not the LRC, the family agrees to provide all  evaluations and reports, full and complete, to Nido. Families are required to fully disclose  student needs at the time of application. Failure to accurately represent the information or  omitting information can lead to revocation of enrollment.    Students whose academic needs exceed the capacity of Nido’s Tier 3 level of support will  follow the normal protocol of retention if they are unable to meet the basic academic  standard. Students who are retained two times will not be considered for re-enrollment.  The parents of students in this situation, who are receiving additional supports, will meet  with administration and be provided with written notice, reviewing the case and notifying  the parents of the school’s actions.      21 


*The Student Study Team (SST) and the Student Intervention Plan The Student Study Team (SST) is a collaborative, school-based, problem-solving team that is  organized to address academic, medical, behavioral/emotional and/or other problems  which may interfere with a student’s ability to obtain an appropriate education. The SST  may be convened after interventions have been attempted within the classroom. SST  members may include teachers, support staff, administration, and counselors. At times, it is  also appropriate to include parents and students in these meetings. The SST develops  strategies for intervention, monitors progress and determines actionable items to address  concerns.  

Media Center Nido's Media Center program expands the learning experience beyond the wall of the  classroom into the world. The Media Center is a central hub for teaching, research,  experimentation, practice, creating, working, learning, and play. In a welcoming and  collaborative atmosphere, reading, discovery, imagination, and creativity come alive.  Wonder and curiosity become central to personal, academic, social, and cultural growth. As  research facility for the older students and a “curiosity and exploration lab” for the younger  children, the Media Center provides opportunities to develop inquiry-based skills and  habits of the mind, which will enable students to continue their individual quests for  learning throughout their lives.    Media Center Hours  The Media Center hours are from 7:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. from Monday through Thursday  and 7:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.     General Guidelines  ● HS students may check out 2 books for a period of two weeks.   ● Books may be renewed for up to 14 days.  ● Students may not check out books if 1 or more books are overdue.  ● Parents may check out 5 books for a period of 14 days.  ● Staff may check out books for a period of 30 days.  ● Students are required to pay for lost or damaged books.    The Media Center subscribes to a number of password protected e-book collections and  databases. These resources are available at all times:  ● CultureGrams  ● EBSCO  ● SIRS  ● World Book Online (English and Spanish)  ● Newsbank  ● JSTOR (password free and only available on campus)    Ask the media center staff for usernames and passwords.      22 


STUDENT ACTIVITIES   The main goal of student activities is to offer opportunities to explore interests.  Participation in these activities provides students and teachers with the opportunity to  meet and interact on an informal basis and in a different perspective from the regular  classes. All students who meet the minimum academic and behavior requirements are  encouraged to participate. Students on Academic and/or Behavior Probation must be given  permission from the principal before they are eligible to participate in any extracurricular  activity. The variety of the activities depends upon student interest, faculty sponsorship and  the season of the year. A number of activities are planned after school. Some clubs are not  offered each year. 

Student Productions and Publications Student productions are a means to inform, support, and entertain the Nido community.  Such official student productions are also recognized as valuable extensions of the  academic curriculum. An official student production is defined as any production,  performance, display or material in any medium (written or electronic) produced by  students in journalism, languages, yearbook, writing, or fine arts classes and distributed or  produced free or for a fee.     It is recognized that official student productions provide a form for student creative  expression about which there may be dissent and controversy. At the same time, Nido  administrators and production advisors reserve the right to censor the following areas (to  include but not limited to): profanity, provocative images or stories, slander, demeaning of  the school’s student body or employees, demeaning of the greater Nido de Aguilas  community, demeaning of Chile or other cultures, or either advocating or condoning  unlawful acts.     Advisors of students engaged in these activities will nurture student creativity and freedom  of expression, while teaching students production responsibility and the need to protect  the rights of all. Each student is directly responsible for the materials he or she writes or  produces. The responsibility accompanying freedom of expression is also a value Nido  wishes to install in its student body.                  23 


Travel: Excursions/Field Trips/Environmental Education Programs Nido de Aguilas enriches the regular school program with a number of field trips into the  community and to various sites around Chile in order for students to experience or explore  the culture, history, or physical environment, or to participate in athletics, music, drama or  other activities. Although the school takes all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety  and welfare of students when they are traveling to or participating in, excursions, field  trips, athletics or activities, or the extended overnight trips like the environmental  education program, the parents are advised that a child's participation in such activities  may expose them to a degree of risk not typical of on-campus classes. Authorization of  your child to participate in such activities confirms your knowledge of this fact. Further,  authorization to participate in such off-campus activities also includes the parents’  permission for the school to seek any emergency aid for your child in the event of an illness  or accident. Finally, students must be in good academic standing to participate in  overnight trips (​ student must be currently passing all subjects and have no more than  two Ds).      Week Without Walls  From its first days in the mountains of Peñalolén, Nido de Aguilas has been tightly linked  with the environment and outdoor education. Week Without Walls continues that  long-standing tradition and expands upon it to include a larger variety of activities, trips  and educational experiences for the High School students.     The design of the Week Without Walls is to enhance the standard curriculum by providing  our students with diverse educational experiences during one school week outside of the  classroom, which can take place locally, in Chile, and outside the country. Every student in  High School is required to participate in the program which include topics such as  environmental awareness, outdoor education, community service, skills acquisition,  cultural appreciation, historical exploration, career orientation and others.     Through diverse educational experiences the Week Without Walls will foster academic and  personal growth, and provide students with opportunities to develop self-esteem, a sense  of achievement, and exposure to the reality other than the school environment.    The nature and purpose of specific Environmental Education trips may expose students to  a degree of risk not typical of regular on-campus classes. Recognizing that trips involve  travel, physical activity and exploration, all trips are subject to a risk and safety assessment.  The following criteria have been established in order to assess and minimize the associated  potential risks:    

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Prior to departure a review of student health records will be conducted. Parents will be requested to inform trip sponsors of any special health related issues regarding  their child(ren).  Specific trips may require a student to submit a medical clearance certificate and/or  a physical. For some trips, the school may determine that a student is ineligible to  travel due to the student’s medical needs and the medical services available on site.  The name and passport or R.U.T. number of each student participant must be on  record at the school and a copy taken along with each travel group.  Trips which require rigorous physical exercise or special skills may require  mandatory pre-trip training or assessment.  Trips will not include destinations for which the U.S. Embassy or Chilean  government has issued an advisory discouraging travel.   Trips must include written emergency medical evacuation procedures and  insurance coverage for all participants. Trips shall not include activities for which  appropriate insurance is unavailable.  First aid kits, appropriate to the nature and destination of individual trips, will be  available for all trips.  Written procedures for access to emergency medical care, communication  availability, travel condition alternatives, and emergency procedures will be in place  and on file with the Principal prior to departure.  Upon completion of an Environmental Education trip, an evaluation concerning any  injuries/illnesses and/or any disciplinary matters will be made by the faculty  sponsors, which will then be reviewed by the Outdoor Education Coordinator and if  necessary, by the Principal. 

  Parents must take the following into consideration when authorizing their student’s  participation in an Environmental Education trip:  ● The nature and purpose of some trips may expose students to a degree of risk not  typical of regular on-campus classes.   ● At some periods during some trips, immediate and/or twenty-four hour telephone  communications will not be available. 

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POLICIES AND PROCEDURES Behavioral Expectations  Standards for student behavior at Nido are based on respect, responsibility, honesty, and  kindness. When students make behavioral choices which do not match these expectations  and negatively impact their learning or the learning of others, teachers and administrators  will work with the student to develop the necessary skills. The goals are to both preserve a  safe and orderly learning environment for all students and to help the individual learn from  his/her mistakes.   Students and parents should be thoroughly familiar with the school’s expectations of  behavior. More information about behavioral expectations and disciplinary policies and  procedures may be read in the ​School Community Life Handbook.    

International Disciplinary Reporting Policy

In order to comply with international reporting expectations,​ it is school policy to report to colleges, universities, and other educational programs major disciplinary  infractions w ​ hen asked by the institution to divulge such information on the application.  More information about disciplinary consequences may be found in the​ School  Community Life Handbook. 

Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco Drugs, alcohol and tobacco have all been determined to be harmful to one’s health and  therefore the Board has decreed that:     The school administration views substance abuse and dependency as treatable health  problems. Treatment is primarily the responsibility of parents. Health classes and special  assemblies will be the primary sources of information for students. Treatment or support  for substance abuse will be organized through our guidance counselor or through the  special assistance outside the school. Drug testing may be requested in cases of suspected  drug use. When a staff member has a reasonable suspicion that a particular student is  under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the principal must be notified and will then  determine the appropriate course of action, including notification of parents.    In compliance with law # 20.105 that regulates the use of tobacco, Nido de Aguilas is a  SMOKE AND TOBACCO FREE ENVIRONMENT. In accordance with the law, smoking is  prohibited in all Early Years, Elementary, Middle and High schools both inside buildings and  in open air spaces. This smoke free environment applies to all Nido employees, parents,  visitors, and of course, students.         26 


In support of the new law, the Nido Board of Directors has also adopted a similar smoke and tobacco free environment policy, which prohibits smoking throughout the school  campus. The smoke free environment is applicable at all times, including evenings and  weekends. Members of the school board and the administration appreciate your support  in providing a healthy, smoke free environment for students.    Any student’s possession, use, sale, or being under the influence of alcohol or an illegal or  unauthorized​ ​substance while at school or while participating in or attending any school  activity, whether held at Nido or elsewhere, shall be subject to disciplinary measures. More  information about behavioral expectations and disciplinary policies and procedures may be  read in the S ​ chool Community Life Handbook.     The school reserves the right to inspect a student’s locker at any time or personal effects, in  an attempt to resolve any disciplinary issue (e.g drugs, alcohol, weapons, stolen items, etc.)  if there is reasonable suspicion that the student has violated any provision of the school’s  internal regulation. Distribution or sale of illegal substances, of any kind, will result in a  disciplinary procedure, as outlined in the S ​ chool Community Life Handbook.     Parents are asked to support the School’s Drug & Alcohol policy by ensuring that any  gatherings hosted at homes or other venues do not supply drugs, alcohol, or tobacco to  students. 

Damage/Loss Of School Property The student and parent shall be responsible to reimburse the school for the cost of repair  or replacement of any lost, damaged or defaced school equipment or property. This  includes textbooks and library books or materials, musical instruments, or any other items  made available to students by the school. A student who willfully damages, defaces or  destroys school property will be subject to disciplinary action, as outlined in the ​School  Community Life Handbook.  

Theft Nido de Aguilas students are expected to respect the property of others. Although the  atmosphere on campus seems quiet and secluded, theft does occur. Theft or the  appropriation of property other than one’s own is considered a serious offense which is  permanently recorded on the student’s discipline record throughout his/her tenure at The  International School Nido de Aguilas. Acts of theft consist of the actual taking, assisting in  taking, or in any way participating in the acquisition of materials belonging to someone else  without the person’s consent. Students found guilty of theft will be subject to disciplinary  action, as outlined in the S ​ chool Community Life Handbook. ​Students need to help  minimize the possibility of theft by being responsible for their belongings. Valuables  should not be left unattended in backpacks or purses. ​ In general, students are advised      27 


to not bring valuables to school. ​The school will not be responsible for lost or stolen items. 

Lockers All students are advised to use lockers in the High School in order to protect their personal  items. Lockers are assigned through the High School Office; students must bring a lock  from home to use with the assigned locker. Students should not change lockers and are  reminded that they are personally responsible for their assigned locker. Students taking PE  classes or playing a sport are also advised to use a locker in the gymnasium locker.    Students are advised not to have expensive personal items on campus or left in a locker,  such as ​ ​money, jewelry, electronics, etc. The school will not be responsible for lost or  stolen items. 

Lost And Found Articles found should be turned into the High School Office. Found items will be kept in the  office or the lost and found box; they will be on display during parent conference days to  facilitate their return. It is important to report any lost or stolen items to the High School  Office immediately. Ultimately the school is not responsible for articles that are lost or  stolen. Students are responsible for their own items; as such, students are strongly  encouraged to use a high school locker as well as a PE locker in order to adequately protect  their belongings. It is strongly recommended that students bring only sufficient money to  meet their daily needs. It is important that all personal property be marked with the  student’s name. Items unclaimed will be distributed to various charities at the end of each  semester. 

Cell Phones/Mobile Devices Telephones in the high school office are not available for student use unless it is an  emergency. Cell phones and mobile devices must not be used during class (unless  approved by the teacher), during course assessment, during final exams exams, during  assemblies, or other times as directed by the building principal. Students who do not use  cell phones appropriately will be subject to disciplinary action, as outlined in the ​School  Community Life Handbook.     Academic Integrity  Academic honesty or “doing your own work” is a fundamental principle of learning and a  necessary expectation at The International School Nido de Aguilas. Students attend school  in order to be educated and to educate themselves. The various assignments such as  homework, reports, projects, essays, term papers, and tests are all important opportunities  for students to develop and display their acquired skills, knowledge, and capacity for critical  thinking and creative analysis. Teachers rely on these assessments to be an honest      28 


measure of a student’s ability. Those who display academic dishonesty are being unfair to other students who have completed the task on their own. Academic dishonesty includes,  but is not limited to the following behaviors:  ● Discussing, sharing, or passing on information about the content of a quiz, test,  and/or exam  ● Attempting to pass off the work of another person as his/her own work (Plagiarism)  ● Copying another student’s homework, lab report, and/or assignments inside or  outside of the classroom  ● Attempting to gain an unfair advantage through the use of any means that  compromises a testing environment  ● Removing testing material from the classroom without teacher permission     All of the above behaviors undermine the intent and integrity of the Nido learning  environment.     Academic dishonesty and suspected academic dishonesty are treated as disciplinary  violations. In cases of suspected academic dishonesty (where no physical evidence is  present) the teacher in consultation with the principal shall have full discretion in  determining the disciplinary action. Academic dishonesty offenses will result in the  following disciplinary procedures based on frequency and severity:      First infraction:    ● The teacher will refer the incident to the Assistant Principal.  ● The Assistant Principal will meet with the student and contact the parents; the  incident will be logged in PowerSchool.  ● The student will redo the assignment (or take an alternative assessment designed  by the teacher to measure the same learning targets) for a maximum grade of 70%.  ● The student will write a reflection during an in-school detention detailing why  he/she chose to be academically dishonest and how he/she can avoid this behavior  in the future; the reflection must be signed by the student’s parents and returned to  the High School Office.   ● The student may progress a level on the Student Intervention Plan.    Subsequent infractions:   ● The teacher will refer the incident to the Assistant Principal.  ● The Assistant Principal will meet with the student and contact the parents; the  incident will be logged in PowerSchool.  ● The student will redo the assignment (or take an alternative assessment designed  by the teacher to measure the same learning targets) for a maximum grade of 70%.  ● The student will be ineligible to receive an Academic Award during the academic  year in which the violation occurs  ● Per National Honor Society bylaws, the student will be temporarily or permanently  suspended from NHS.        29 


The student may progress a level on the Student Intervention Plan. Based on the severity of the incident and the student’s prior record of academic  dishonesty, the student may also be subject to disciplinary action, as outlined in the  School Community Life Handbook.     In addition to the school policies on academic integrity, IB Diploma students must sign a  contract agreeing to the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO’s) procedures on  academic integrity. These agreements must be followed by Nido students in order to  remain as IB diploma candidates.   ● ●

Homework Homework is recognized as a desirable and necessary part of the instructional program  both because it reinforces learning and because it contributes to self-discipline and  beneficial study habits. Although time devoted to homework will vary depending on grade  level and tasks, the following are general guidelines:    Grade nine to twelve: flexible, but two to three hours per day, in total from all subjects, is  considered typical. Students in the IB Diploma Program and concurrently completing the  National Plan can expect more homework.       Late Homework  Teachers may elect not to accept late daily homework for credit. Major assignments such  as papers and presentations may be penalized up to 25% for each class meeting past the  deadline. Once the class set of assignments has been returned, a teacher may elect not to  accept the late work. This policy applies to work done at home and in class. 

Computer/Technology Use In high school, as part of the B ​ ring Your Own Device Program, ​every student is expected to  have a MacBook (2012 or newer) in class daily.     Macbook Tech requirements:   ● OS X Mojave or newer OS installed.    ● Strongly recommended: SSD drive for speed and reliability.    Questions about device specifications can be directed to byod@nido.cl.    The use of the network and email service is a privilege not a right. Unacceptable use of  technology can result in disciplinary action, as outlined in the ​School Community Life  Handbook.   Unacceptable uses include but are not limited to the following:  ● Violating copyright laws.  ● Forwarding personal communications without the author’s consent.  ● Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures.      30 


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Illegal or inappropriate use of data. Any school related material appearing on the network without administrative  approval.  Using another’s ID/password or email  Harassing, insulting or attacking others  Vandalism of computers, software, or networks including uploading, creating, or  transmitting computer viruses.  Employing the network for commercial purposes. 

Calculator Use All students are required to have a Texas Instruments (TI)-84 graphing calculator (TI-84+  Silver, TI-84+ Silver C, or TI-84+ Silver CE). Students are expected to have their calculator  daily in their math class and, when specified, in science class. The school does not provide  calculators to students. In order to promote a secure testing environment, students may  not use a cell phone calculators on assessments.  

Photocopying Photocopying is available for a small fee in the Library/Media Center. No more than 20  pages at any one time. 

Textbooks Textbooks (hard copies or e-books) are provided for all students. Each student is required  to assume total responsibility for the care of hard copy books. Teachers will assess damage  other than that caused through normal use. Students will be charged the replacement  value for lost book and the appropriate value for damaged books, and payment must be  made prior to the issuing of a report card/school documents.    

End of Year Checkout Form

At the completion of the school year all students are issued an “End of the Year Check Out Form” that must be completed and returned to the high school office before the last day of  the school year (or by the specified date before graduation for seniors). This form requires  signatures from all student’s teachers in addition to other school departments. This type of  procedural process is important for the school to monitor materials and supplies for  auditing purposes. Students who do not return this form c ​ ompleted with all signatures  before the last day of the school year will not receive official school documents. Students  with lost, damaged, or unreturned textbooks will be charged the replacement value for the  book.  

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School Uniform and Dress/Appearance Code Nido does not require Middle and High School students to wear a school uniform. Students  and their parents are asked to comply with what Nido considers to be an appropriate dress  and personal appearance code for this school ("Dress/Appearance Code").     It is our belief that a school culture which recognizes that “dressing for the occasion” is  something our students are capable of discerning builds a healthier ethos around body  image and lends itself to more productive discussions around the related issues.    The Dress/Appearance Code is based on such considerations as:   ● creating a comfortable learning environment for teachers and students;   ● following generally accepted standards for students of Middle School and High  School age;  ● concern and respect for different cultural expectations;   ● preparing students for a level of professionalism that may be expected in their  future places of employment.     The following serve as guidelines as to what is considered appropriate:    Student must wear:   ● Shirt  ● Bottom (pants/ sweatpants/ shorts/ skirt/ dress/ leggings) that allow a full range of  motion —sitting, standing, reaching, and running— without requiring perpetual  readjustment.  ● Shoes  ● Athletic uniforms and footwear specified by the PE department are required when  participating in P.E. class and activities requiring their use.    Students may wear:  ● Religious headwear  ● Hats and sunglasses (must be worn outside of the classroom)  ● Hoodie sweatshirts  ● Tailored or altered clothing (i.e. small rips or frays in garments)    ● Tank tops  ● Athletic Attire     Students cannot wear:  ● Clothing items that contain violent language or images, images or language  depicting drugs or alcohol (or any illegal item or activity), and/or hate speech,  profanity, or pornography.  ● Visible underwear       32 


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Ripped clothing   Shirts that show bare midriffs  Bathing suits  Pajamas or bedroom slippers (except on school spirit/dress up days) 

The PE uniform must be worn on days when the student is participating in physical  education classes or sports-related After School Activities. PE Uniforms are available from  several suppliers, and the prices and quality may vary with each supplier. Uniforms can be  purchased directly from the N ​ ido NPA Store​.    In a situation where a faculty member is concerned about the way a student is dressed, the  faculty member may approach the student in a discreet way or approach a counselor or  another faculty member who will initiate a conversation with the student. Faculty and staff  will use body-positive language in explaining the code and be sensitive in addressing any  code violations. A parent meeting may be scheduled, and disciplinary consequences may  be assigned for students who repeatedly dress inappropriately for school.  

Arrival And Departure From School Parents accept responsibility to ensure that students arrive on time each morning and that  students are picked up from school within 15 minutes following the end of the school day  or any approved after school activity. The school expects students to follow the instructions  of their parents regarding the time and form of transportation used. The school is NOT  responsible for monitoring students abide by the wishes of their parents regarding  transportation. Whether they take the school bus, use private transportation, take a taxi, or  leave the campus with a friend or on foot, this is a matter of communication between the  student and his or her parent.  Make-up Work  Make-up work for periods of absence will be allowed for full credit in cases of excused  absence. The amount of time for make-up will be equal to the number of days absent.  Unexcused absences will not qualify student for make-up with credit.  Appointments during the School Day  Elective medical and dental appointments should be scheduled outside the school  day. A ​ dvance written request from a parent must be provided to the Principal or Assistant  Principal for early departure from school. After the request is verified and approved by the  HS Office, a pass will be issued to the student to be presented to the school guard when  the student leaves the campus.          33 


Family Trips As the school calendar provides a generous vacation schedule, we strongly discourage  family trips that result in students missing school. Such absences hurt the student whose  work is interrupted. The Nido de Aguilas curriculum is demanding; class attendance  is crucial.  Absences During Semester Final Exam  Students and their families must make every effort to avoid absences on examination days.  All students must take the final exam    Any student who needs to be absent from an exam should :  ● In  the  case  of  a  family  emergency,  parents  should  present  an  excuse  during  the  morning of that same day.  ● In  the  case  of  medical  absence,  the  student  should  present  the  corresponding  medical certificate.  ● In  the  case  of  absence due to travelling, the student should present a parent excuse  at least a month prior to the exam.    When  an  exam  is  missed,  the  student  should  contact  the  HS  Office  to  determine  the  make-up  calendar  offered  by  the  school.  A  grade  of  INC  will  be  assigned  as  a  grade  until  the  exam  has  been  taken.  The  school  year  will  not  be closed for the student until the final  grade is recorded.   Unexcused Absence  An unexcused absence is defined when a student misses school without prior notification  or reasons not defined as excused by Nido. Unless approved by the building principal, all  absences immediately preceding or following a vacation period are considered unexcused.  The unexcused absence gives no penalties for classes missed and all missed assignments  or assessments will be given adequate time as determined by the teacher.      Skipping class or Advisory will be treated as a disciplinary issue and the student subject to  disciplinary action, as outlined in the ​School Community Life Handbook. P ​ lease note that  any student who leaves campus without authorized permission by the school will be  subject to disciplinary action, as outlined in the S ​ chool Community Life Handbook.   Tardiness  Students are expected to arrive to school on time each morning. They are also expected to  arrive on time to all classes. Neither the teacher nor the other students need to accept  repeated interruptions in the class period due to students arriving late. Students should be  in the classroom when the tardy bell rings. Tardies will be recorded and kept track of by  semester. ​ A ​ ll tardy students must first report to the high school office.​ ​Students  arriving the second half of the period will be counted as absent. For every third tardy 

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accrued in high school students will be subject to disciplinary action, as outlined in the School Community Life Handbook.     Absences and Course Credit   Students must be in attendance a minimum of 85% of the required school days, regardless  of the reason or type of absence. A student may fail the course or the school year if the  85% attendance minimum is not achieved. In high school, for year-long classes, students  may not miss more than 15 days before course credit may be removed and the student is  awarded a withdraw failing grade (WF). For semester classes, students may not miss more  than 7 days before course credit may be removed and the student is awarded a withdraw  failing grade (WF). Students may be placed on Attendance Warning after accruing 7  absences in a year-long course or 5 absences in a semester course.     Skipping School  As a learning organization, Nido cannot sanction students skipping school. Students who  skip school will receive unexcused absences for each class missed. Additionally, students  who skip school cannot participate in after school events, including clubs or sports. 

Student Visitors Students may not bring visitors to school during regular school hours without permission  from the Assistant Principal at least one day in advance. Student visitors must stay in the  library during class unless the student obtains permission from the teacher for the visiting  student to attend classes. If school transportation is used a special transportation form is  available in the high school office until 1:30 p.m. Only one guest is permitted. The  transportation service is not allowed on half days or early dismissal days. Visitors must  receive and wear visitor tags from the security guards. Visitors are subject to all student  regulations. It is expected that a guest will not be brought to school on a regular basis, and  we strongly encourage guests to visit for only one day during an academic year. 

Automobiles Due to the distance between home and school, the privilege of driving to school represents  an advantage to some of our older students. However, it must be remembered that this  convenience carries obligations that must be observed. The school reserves the right to  suspend or revoke this privilege if a student fails to comply with one or more of the  following stipulations:  ● All eligible students must agree to and sign a USE OF AUTOMOBILE CONTRACT  ● The vehicle must be registered with the High School Office.  ● The driver must be 18 years of age and have a Chilean driver’s license. The driver  must register the license with the High School Office and the Transportation Office.  ● Student parking is located adjacent to the high school gym. 

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Transportation While the school assists with the coordination of the transportation, the buses are privately  owned and operated by the bus providers. The choice to use one of the school buses is an  individual agreement between the bus provider and the parent. Fees are stipulated by the  bus provider and approved by the school.    Expected Behavior:  ● Students will show courtesy, safety and proper conduct at all times.  ● Students will follow and respect instructions given by the driver.  ● Students will remain seated at all times with a seat belt fastened.  ● Students will respect others and the property of others.  ● Students will refrain from eating and drinking on the bus.  ● Students will refrain from throwing objects inside and outside of the bus.  ● Students will refrain from requesting the driver to turn on the radio.    Report to the school any observations, and complaints related to safe, orderly  transportation of students (forms for this are available at the school).    It is important to have procedures in place to assure a timely, safe arrival to and from  school. To ensure this, we are including the following expectations:  ● Be ready for the morning pick-up at the appointed time and place. Buses should be  at the school by 7:30 AM   ● Return to the departure site and promptly board buses to ensure the timely  departure of buses at 3:25PM (grades 6-12), 4:25 PM (after school activity bus for  grades K2-5 and high school), or 5:40 PM (after athletics bus for grades 9-12).      Middle/High School students taking the school bus to visit friends must bring a note from  parent/guardian authorizing the visit and inform the Transportation office before 1:30 pm.  Late bus slips must be submitted prior to 1:30 pm. Failure to comply with this requirement  will not guarantee space on the bus for the extra passenger.    The transportation coordinator will honor no special transportation requests on  early dismissal days.    Using Transportation on a Special Day  Students who do not normally take the bus can use the service on fixed bus routes, paying  a fee for the trip. To visit the home of a friend who normally takes the bus, students must  have a permission slip from both parents. The notes should include the complete name of  the host student and his/her guest, the date of the visit, and the signature of the parent.  Students should turn in permission notes to their classroom teacher during morning      36 


attendance, and should make special bus arrangements if they are planning to ride the bus. ​Children may not use the school telephone for arranging after school visits.​ The  transportation company only allows one guest, and transportation is subject to availability  of space on the bus. There is a fee charged to friends who are not registered for  transportation services. ​The transportation coordinator will honor no special  transportation requests on early dismissal days.    After School Activities Bus  Middle and High School Students must complete the late bus slip and transportation by  1:30pm    Student requests will be checked from the daily attendance logs. Students who report to a  late bus without following proper procedures will be transported home, however,  continued failure to follow the After School Activities bus procedures will result in a  suspension of privileges.    Emergency Requests for Change of Pick-Up or Drop-Off Address  Last minute requests to change transportation arrangements create many complications.  We ask for the cooperation from parents for these requests. In an effort to facilitate the  communication of the emergency requests, we kindly ask you to submit the following  information in writing:  ● The original pick-up or drop-off address.  ● The new pick-up or drop-off address (please be sure to explain which address is the  original and which is the new).  ● An emergency telephone number that can be used to clarify instructions, if  necessary. 

Cafeteria The cafeteria (Del Avila SpA) offers lunch and snack services. Orderly, courteous behavior  is expected in line and around the cafeteria area. Trash must be disposed of in the  containers provided and trays, and eating utensils must be returned to the wash station.  Students are expected to respect school property and grounds by putting waste materials  in the trash containers and are encouraged to use the recycling receptacles. Please note,  the school and Del Avila SpA have an agreement that children without lunch are not to be  denied a lunch, even if the student is not registered with the cafeteria services. Parents are  still responsible for payment of these lunches to Del Avila SpA. High School students may  not purchase food or visit the cafeteria during Middle School Lunch.  

Graduation   Graduation is conducted as a formal evening ceremony with the purpose of honoring  Nido’s graduating senior class and awarding students their diploma(s). Graduation is held  in the Theater in June approximately two weeks before the close of the academic year. The      37 


event is attended by senior students, their families, friends, as well as members of the School Board, Administration, and faculty staff.      All senior students who are eligible for graduation from Nido de Aguilas are expected to  attend the graduation ceremony as well as the graduation rehearsals. Any student who is  requesting an absence from a graduation rehearsal or the graduation ceremony should  make an appointment with the high school Principal to discuss his or her reasons for being  absent. The Principal has full discretion to grant or deny absences.    Nido’s graduation ceremony follows a similar format each year in order to honor and  appreciate seniors in a formal, consistent manner.     Presentation of Seniors:   During the ceremony, slides will display information about each graduation candidate as  well as the student’s senior portrait. The information presented includes the student’s first  and last name as it will appear on their diploma; the student’s nationalities (determined by  passport/s held); the student’s university matriculation information or their plans for the  next year; and the number of years the student has attended Nido. Flags celebrating the  nationalities represented in the senior class (determined by passports held) will also be  displayed on stage.     The High School Counseling Office will provide the information about years of attendance  and the university choice. The rest of the information is required to be provided by the  student.    Student Selected Speakers:   Senior students vote each year on the four graduation speakers; they are:  ● Senior student speaker in English (meant to represent the International student  experience)  ● Senior student speaker in Spanish (meant to represent the National student  experience)  ● Faculty member spreaker in English  ● Faculty member speaker in Spanish  The school does not include additional speakers from the senior class or student  performances.     Graduation Dress:   Students are expected to follow the graduation dress requirements:  ● All students must wear a school provided graduation cap and gown  ● Students must wear clothing underneath graduation gowns; students are  encouraged to wear semi-formal dress/footwear  ● IB full diploma candidates wear an IB cord  ● National Plan diploma candidates wear a NP cord      38 


National Honor Society members wear an NHS sash* Student Council Executive Team Members (President, Vice President, Treasurer, and  Secretary) as well as the Senior Class President wear a StuCo sash*  The school does not allow other types of cords, sashes, pins, or other identifiers to be  worn during the graduation ceremony.     *Note: Students must be active members and in good standing with NHS and/or Student  Council in order to be eligible to wear a graduation sash; sashes are awarded based on  involvement in the aforementioned five positions during the senior year only.    Graduation Awards:  The Nido Parent Association (NPA) sponsors three graduation awards that are presented  by the High School Principal and the President of the NPA during the ceremony. Senior  students are nominated for these awards by the high school faculty; the final decision is  determined by the the high school administration. The award name and criteria are  outlined below:    The Outstanding Senior Student Awards (2):  The Outstanding Senior Award recognizes one senior female student and one senior male  student who have best contributed to the development Nido’s school mission and values.  Criteria to be considered include: Active participation in school activities; visibility and  concrete evidence of leadership; well-rounded character; supportive behavior; strong  communication skills; and high academic standing.    The Award for Academic Excellence (1):   The Award for Academic Excellence is given based on outstanding academic performance  and exceptional contribution to the school.    Senior Graduation Fee:  Each April senior students are charged a small graduation fee to pay for the preparation of  graduation gowns; the graduation cap and tassel; and other gradation materials.     Graduation Diplomas:  All seniors graduating from Nido are awarded a Nido High School diploma. Students who  have satisfied the requirements of the Chilean National Diploma will be awarded this  secondary diploma. Students are presented with the diploma folder(s) during the  graduation ceremony. Students must complete the school check-out process in order to  acquire their diploma(s); and diplomas may be withheld if school business is left  outstanding.     Graduation Tickets:  Each senior student is given a set amount of graduation tickets. This number is based each  year off of the number of seats in the theater and the size of the graduating class. Seats are  ● ●

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distributed to senior students in a lottery system. Students may return unused tickets to the Theater Office and those tickets will be redistributed to families who are requesting  extra tickets through a secondary lottery process. There are no exceptions to this process,  as it’s transparent and promotes equity.    Graduation Photos and Videos:   The school arranges a professional photographer to take the senior portrait photo. This  agency also photographs the graduation ceremony as well as the cocktail event after the  ceremony and candid photos prior to the ceremony. A link to the graduation ceremony  photographs is sent to families after the ceremony where families can decide to purchase  pictures directly with the agency. The graduation ceremony will also be filmed and  live-streamed during the event for friends and family who are not in attendance. The video  will be available afterwards for friends and family to view at their convenience. No other  professional photographers or videographers are permitted entrance to the ceremony.    Graduation Information:  The above information serves as a summary. More detailed graduation information is  provided to seniors and their parents in their senior year.       Updated August 2019 

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