Code of Conduct
- Students are expected to be considerate of others at all times. This includes being respectful in behavior, speech, and dress. Students are representatives of homeschooling, other families and HomeLife Tutorial.
- Students need to arrive on time to class and must be picked up or leave at the end of class in a timely manner. This is not a hang out and is not a study hall. All students must be sure to "sign" in and out and keep sign in board updated at all times.
- Students are expected to respect HLA staff and HLT instructors.
- Students with inappropriate behavior, communication or dress will be addressed in the following order:
- The first time, the student is corrected and given a warning by the instructor;
- The second time, the student is corrected and given a warning by the Classroom Administrator; the parent is notified.
- The third time, the student is removed from the class and the parent is asked to meet with the Classroom Administrator to determine the student consequences. If necessary, the final decision will be decided by the board.
- DRESS CODE - Seek to serve those of the opposite gender. Dress modestly to serve them. Appropriate dress is determined at the discretion of the staff and instructors.
- All clothing should fit and be worn properly.
- No clothing or accessories should have words/pictures that are not respectful of HLT's Core Beliefs.
- Hoodies are allowed, but hoods are to be down (off the head) for the duration of the class.
- Hats will be allowed if they are not distracting in nature.
- Tight clothing, tank tops, or pants hanging below the waist are prohibited.
- Wording, logos, graphics that may be offensive in nature are prohibited.
- Shorts and skirts must be knee-length.
- Cleanliness and proper hygiene is required.
- Piercings and tattoos should be discreet and may be deemed inappropriate if in excess.
- Students that do not comply with the dress code may not be able to participate in class.
- ACADEMIC INTEGRITY and EXPECTATIONS - the following is not acceptable: Cheating, Plagiarism, Excessive absences and/or tardiness or skipping classes. Class participation is integral and each student is expected to come to class fully prepared to participate in classroom discussion, offer input on project ideas, and work with other students and instructors in a respectful and helpful manner. Any assignments not completed during tutorial hours will be expected to be completed at home. Students coming to class unprepared will not be able to participate in discussions and/or projects and will work independently to get caught up on assignments/work.
- BEHAVIOR in the CLASSROOM - the following will not be tolerated in the classroom. Students may be suspended or dismissed from the program for ongoing issues with any of the following:
- Disrespect of other students, staff or instructors - includes insubordination and lack of attention
- Abuse or theft of HLT or HLA property
- Physical abuse of students, staff or instructors - includes hitting, biting, pushing, etc
- Emotional or sexual harrassment
- Public displays of affection
- Inappropriate communication or language - includes profanity or offensive language of any kind
- Use of cell phones or other devices outside of what is allowed particularly for inappropriate content
- Possession of weapons or items that could be intended for use as a weapon
- Phones are to be silenced and out of sight unless a teacher has approved the use of the phones for research purposes. Earbuds (for music) will be allowed during independent work periods only.
- Students should pick up after themselves - this includes lunches, projects, etc. Students should take care to keep the building, learning center, and grounds clean and in good order.
- Be respectful of the staff of HomeLife Academy. Please remember we are guests of HLA. While we are in classes, HLA staff will be conducting their day-to-day business helping other homeschool families. Students are to remain in our designated areas unless accompanied by a teacher or parent volunteer.
- While HomeLife Tutorial provides structure and accountability, it is still the parents' responsibility and duty to direct the student's education and account for the student's education, progress, grades and growth.
- Parents should be sure that their student(s) attend classes and arrive on-time as well as be picked up on time.
- Parents should ensure that their student(s) come to class adequately prepared to fully participate in the class activities.
- Parents should discuss with your student(s) the importance of being where they are supposed to be at all times. If you choose to pick your student up early, you must let the Classroom Administrator know. We take the safety of your children seriously, please communicate with us.
- Parents are expected to participate in classes twice per year (once in the fall and once in the spring).