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Student Conduct


As a member of MURRAY HILL ACADEMY community, I understand that it is my obligation to behave in a manner that is always respectful of my peers, my teachers, and myself. My behavior, my language, and my appearance will always show respect for myself and for the rules and regulations of the school. I will at all times engage in behaviors and actions that follow the regulations of MURRAY HILL ACADEMY, including the Dress Code. My schoolwork will be my own. I accept responsibility for doing my work i a timely manner and completing all assignments in a way which ensures my academic success.

ATTENDANCE

There is a very strong connection between attendance and student academic performance. Therefore, it is most important that students are absent for only the most serious and unavoidable reasons. In accordance with New York State and New York City law, student attendance and punctuality are monitored in every subject, everyday. Attendance to school and at off- site programs associated with the school will be recorded on a daily basis. Students are responsible for obtaining and completing all missed assignments and school time. An absence does not excuse students from completing assignments.

GRADING

The academic year is divided into cycles for increased learning opportunities to achieve greater credit accumulation. We will focus on academic as well as non-academic learning. Non-academic learning will be is reflected in the Student Progress Reports. A passing grade is determined by classroom performance, quizzes, tests, homework and projects. Students receive one (1) credit for each academic subject passed. Some courses require Regents exams which are administered either in January or June. The minimum passing grade is 65. Non-passing grades are marked as Incomplete (I) in the report card. Students are required to complete the equivalent of four years of Physical Education in order to graduate.

We expect our students to learn and demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

Struggling students will be scheduled to meet with the Teacher, Guidance Counselor or Faculty Advisor to re-evaluate their personalized education plan. Students will be given every opportunity, both in school and out of school to learn. Tutoring, credit recovery, online and virtual learning, peer tutoring, re-do policy and mentorship programs will be utilized to assist students in improving academic performance.

The Conduct/Behavior/Dress Codes are subject to change as per Chancellor Regulation

As a member of MURRAY HILL ACADEMY Community, I believe that students reflect themselves, their attitude, values and ideas not only through words, but also through action and appearance. If I am dismissed or removed from class for improper behavior I will be required to attend a conference accompanied by my parent(s) or my guardian. The following is a sample list of infractions and disciplinary actions:

- Cutting class

- No weapons or drugs of any kind are allowed in school. Possession of a weapon of any type and size will result in immediate suspension and/or arrest.

- Disruptive students will be removed from class and appropriate action will be taken.

Appropriate action can involve any or all of the following: conversation with the teacher and the advisor, phone calls and/or letters home, parent conference with the teacher team, counseling, detention, and suspension.

INTERNET POLICY

As a 21st Century school, students will learn effective ways to use technology. Students are expected to strictly adhere to the New York City Department of Education’s Internet Use Policy. Specifically, students may not use school computers or browse the internet for non-educational purposes. In addition, students may not use any school computer to access private or security related information.