Learn about attendance, dress code, athletics rules, and download the Student Behavior Handbook.
Students and parents should review and be familiar with this handbook, as well as the handbook from the student’s school.
The 2012-2013 handbook is now available:
This Student Behavior Handbook outlines student rights and responsibilities, and information on such topics as:
Opportunities for academic success are enhanced when students are on time and in all classes daily. APS students are allowed:
The parent/guardian must notify the school each day that the student will be absent in accordance with the notification procedure established by the school.
Absences may be excused for the following reasons, with appropriate documentation:
Family vacations are considered unexcused absences, and it is expected that parents will schedule vacations when school is not in session.
Student dress and grooming is to reflect high standards of personal conduct so that each student’s attire promotes a positive, safe and healthy atmosphere within the school.
Unacceptable clothing and accessories include, but are not limited to:
While theoutlines general guidelines for the student dress code, schools may customize their individual dress codes to address the needs and standards of their communities and neighborhoods.
Standard Dress/Uniform Policy
Some APS schools have elected to adopt a standard dress or uniform policy. Students and their parents/guardians need to be aware of dress codes for their school and conform to the requirements. The responsibility to interpret and enforce the policy rests with each principal.
Many families struggle with back-to-school expenses, including clothing costs. If your family needs assistance, contact a teacher, counselor, nurse or principal at your child’s school.
APS students are supported by several non-profit organizations set up to help families in need including:
Student Transportation Handbook — The transportation handbook has guidelines and rules about:
Download the code of conduct:
The athletic and activity code of conduct outlines: