This structure provides a general framework for understanding disciplinary expectations at GRACE. As such, it is a general framework, and the administration/staff reserve the right to discipline each situation as they believe are in the best interests of the Kingdom, GRACE, and the student. Consequence for technology violations may range from Level I to Level V, depending on the severity of the offense.

Level I

All Grades: Classroom Discipline

Minor First Offenses: reprimand or detention.

Level II

TK-6th Grade – Administrative Discipline

The Lower Campus Administration supports discipline policies established by classroom teachers. At times a student may reach the level on the classroom management plan that requires a visit to the office. For some students, this may be a conversation with an administrator to correct the behavior or address the classroom discipline issue. For some offenses, additional administrative discipline is required.

7th-12th Grade – Administrative Detention

Administrative detentions will be served on specified days. The school will give students and parents 24-hour notice, so that arrangements can be made. If a student cannot make the detention, they will need to serve two detentions to make up for the one. Students are to be on time for their detention, or they will face additional discipline. Issues leading to a detention can include, but are not limited to:

  • Repetitive classroom issues such as: disruption of class; chewing gum; food/drink in class, etc.
  • Inappropriate behavior
  • Inappropriate language
  • Leaving class without permission
  • Repetitive school offenses, including technology and dress code violations
  • Public displays of affection
  • Loitering after school
  • Wandering the hallways with no hall pass
  • Intentionally being in an unsupervised area; avoiding staff/faculty supervisiond

Level III

TK-6th – Detention

Administration may determine that the next level of discipline is detention. Some offenses that may result in detention include:

  • Repetitive classroom issues or school offenses such as: disruption of class, technology violations
  • Bullying: either physical, cyber or verbal
  • Inappropriate behavior
  • Inappropriate language
  • Destruction of school property
  • Repeated dress code violations
  • Disrespect to a faculty or staff member
  • Profane, obscene or vulgar language
  • Lying
  • Stealing
  • Excessive tardies
  • Administration will notify parents of the detention and it will be served the following day. Students are to be on time for their detention, or they will face additional discipline.

Repeated misbehavior may result in a student being placed on probation.

7th-12th Grade – Saturday School

Saturday school will run on selected Saturdays from 7:45-9:45 am. The $25.00 fee will be billed through FACTS. The student should come dressed in clothes appropriate for working in. Issues leading to Saturday school can include, but are not limited to:

  • Six tardies in a quarter (If tardies reach twelve, student will receive a second Saturday school)
  • Destruction of school property
  • Violation of standardized testing guidelines
  • Three dress code violations in a semester
  • Annoying/Disruptive Behavior
  • Repeated level 2 infractions
  • Disrespect to a faculty or staff member
  • Skipping class/school
  • Leaving school without permission
  • Profane, obscene, or vulgar language
  • Lying

Level IV: Suspension

Any student violating level IV disciplinary offenses will be subject to suspension from GRACE Christian School. The period of suspension, from one to ten days, is at the discretion of the administration depending on the seriousness of the infraction. The offending student may be given off-campus suspension at the administration’s discretion, and have additional consequences as determined by the administration. All other suspensions will be in-school suspensions (ISS). Students serving suspension will be required to make up all work missed during the suspension. Tests and quizzes must be taken in the office at the same time as the regular class. All make-up work, other than the tests or quizzes completed during the suspension period, must be handed in to the student’s respective teachers on the first day the student returns from the suspension. Make-up work will be graded without penalty if handed in on time. Although work may be made up, suspensions count as unexcused absences. Students serving an ISS will be required to pay a $50 administrative fee per day of suspension. The fee will be billed through FACTS. During the duration of a suspension, students may not participate in or attend any school activities, including athletics (games and practices), dances, theater productions, etc. Issues leading to a suspension can include, but are not limited to:

  • Cheating, plagiarism, and copying homework (subsequent offenses)
  • Bullying: either physical, cyber or verbal
  • Fighting
  • Eighteen tardies in a quarter
  • Not attending an assigned Saturday School
  • Repeated level 3 infractions
  • Unauthorized use and/or entry of computer files, including by-passing any security measure installed (such as a VPN or personal device hotspots) on computers without faculty permission. In addition to suspension, the student will receive a zero on the test or assignment.
  • Possession, use, supplying, or selling of tobacco, tobacco products, alcohol, or illegal drugs
  • Defiance
  • Possession of pornography; computer/internet use for pornographic, defiant, malicious, or vicious purposes
  • Selling or supplying prescribed drugs
  • Use of over-the-counter drugs or prescription drugs for recreational purposes on or off school property
  • Harassment or threats related to the school environment and/or to people
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Contact of a sexual nature
  • Verbal abuse of a sexual nature
  • Sexual innuendoes and gestures
  • Other serious sexual misconduct
  • Possession or use of a weapon in a threatening or dangerous manner which is perceived to be capable of inflicting physical harm
  • Possession, transfer, sale, or discharge of any gun (including a starter gun or pellet gun), firearm, or any other explosive device of any type, whether loaded or unloaded, on school property or at any school-related activity
  • Repeated violations of discipline
  • Immoral or illegal activities
  • Obstruction of an investigation concerning a violation of school discipline policy
  • Vandalism
  • Theft
  • Racist behavior

Level V: Expulsion

At the discretion of the administration, students may be given the opportunity to withdraw from GRACE rather than face expulsion. Students who are asked to withdraw under these circumstances may not be present on campus for any activities without the express permission of the administration.

Expulsion is the last resort of disciplinary action. Expulsion of a student will be determined by a division-level principal and the Head of School. Grounds for expulsion include any serious misconduct or pattern of behavior in violation of the Code of Conduct as described previously. Expelled students are to leave the campus immediately and are not to return without permission of the administration. Expelled students forfeit the tuition for the remainder of the semester in which the action takes place.

Restoration after Expulsion

All requests for re-admittance to GRACE after an expulsion will be considered on a case by case basis, and the decision of the administration is final. Guidelines for student restoration after an expulsion are as follows:

  • Any student requesting re-admittance to GRACE after an expulsion must make application for admittance as a new student.
  • A student’s request will not qualify for consideration until a minimum of one year has passed since the expulsion.
  • The administration may require that the student receive counseling by a pastoral counselor or licensed professional counselor approved by both the family and the school, and may require monthly progress reports to the administration for six months and then quarterly thereafter.
  • Any student allowed to return to GRACE following an expulsion will return on probation status.
  • Conditions for the probation will be determined on a case by case basis by the administration.
  • Appropriate apologies and restitution will be required as deemed necessary by the administration.
  • The requesting student and parents will be required to meet with members of the administrative team prior to any re-admittance.
  • The student will be required to submit a letter to the administrative team, detailing lessons learned, repentant heart and behavioral commitments if allowed to return to GRACE by the administration.

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