Student and Parent Responsibilities
"Code of Conduct"
- Students are expected to be considerate and respectful of others at all times. This includes being respectful in behavior, speech (online or offline), 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 consider those of the opposite gender. Dress modestly. 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. Wording, logos, graphics that may be offensive in nature are prohibited.
- 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.
- Skirts are allowed, but not recommended. If skirts are worn, they should come to the top of the knee. Skirts may be needed for costumes, presentations, etc but are not ideal in the classroom regularly due to sitting on the floor or being active.
- Shorts are allowed, but must have a minimum 5" inseam. Keep in mind, these shorts should not be loose and flowing at 5", if the 5" inseam is too short or rides up because of this, it may still be addressed. Take time to look in the mirror, front and back, and make good decisions.
- Tight clothing, tank tops, or pants hanging below the waist are prohibited. No midriff or open-back allowed. Ideally no skin (other than arms) should be showing from the collar bone to the 5" inseam.
- 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. No weapons.
- 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. If you can't be on time, please be sure to contact your instructor and/or the classroom administrator.
- Parents should ensure that their student(s) come to class adequately prepared to fully participate in the class activities. This includes having assignments and projects completed, making sure that dress code and other guidelines are being met, and that the students have eaten breakfast, have lunch/snacks, and water.
- Parents should keep communication and texting during class time to a minimum. We want you to reach your student when needed, but they do tend to get distracted if mom or dad texts. If there is an emergency, please contact the Classroom Administrator.
- 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 welcome in the classroom anytime, but we do ask that you schedule that with the instructor or classroom administrator. We do highly recommend all NEW families of Junior High and High School to spend a day in the classroom to understand what your students are doing and what is expected.