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Student Offenses, Definitions, Consequences

This section of the APS Student Code of Conduct outlines Student Offenses, Definitions, Consequences.

School is a place to learn and to be part of a community where students, staff, and families are respectful, responsible and safe. If a student is behaving in a way that does not allow other students to learn and/or feel safe, school staff will need to intervene with the student. Students, whether receiving general or special education services, may need to receive interventions for disruptive behavior.

Administrators may impose consequences to maintain the safety and security of the school population. The definitions and charts in the consequences section are meant to guide administrators in the decision making process when determining consequences.

Each section has a range of enrolled students. In addition to the grade ranges, administrators also take into consideration the varying degrees of actions or the severity of the actions within any single definition when making a determination. A student offense could have actions that fall into multiple areas. Required actions are indicated, while other actions are determined by the administrator.

  • Disciplinary and restorative consequences will be appropriate for a student’s age, ability level, and severity of behavior.
  • Class grades shall not be reduced because of unacceptable conduct or disciplinary action.
  • Grades shall not be reduced as a direct penalty for inappropriate behavior, with the exception of plagiarism or cheating on a test.

All in-school and out of school suspensions must be documented on a Synergy referral form.

Conduct and Consequences