Mt. Carmel School was established to help students grow academically, physically, socially, and most of all spiritually. To accomplish this, we have established guidelines for student behavior. You are required to sign a discipline contract at the beginning of each school year.
As the student, you are responsible for monitoring and adjusting your own behavior. To assist you in this, we have established a system of consequences that will result when these guidelines are not followed.
Monitoring of student behavior and the issuing of consequences will be done by faculty and staff in three levels of enforcement. On the primary level, teachers and staff will implement consequences for not following guidelines in class, the dorm, or work call. Failure to comply with these consequences will be considered a serious offense and will be dealt with by the Principal. Students who fail to monitor and adjust their behavior after being dealt with by a faculty or staff member will be referred to the Principal. The Principal will also implement a series of consequences for misbehavior. Students who do not manage their behavior after being dealt with by the Principal will be referred to the Discipline Committee. The Discipline Committee will deal with major offenses or with students who continually refuse to modify their behavior. The purpose of the Discipline Committee is to assess whether it is profitable for a student to remain at Mt. Carmel School. The Discipline Committee will assign demerits as well as consequences for students who are brought before them. Two demerits will result in the student being placed on behavioral probation. Three or more demerits may result in expulsion. Certain offenses are severe enough to result in immediate expulsion by the Discipline Committee.
Consequences will range in severity from warnings to suspension or expulsion. Possible consequences may include writing assignments, morning detention, extra work details, Saturday detention, in-school suspension, or loss of privileges such as attending recreational activities, Saturday town trips, phone privileges, etc.
Students are responsible for monitoring and modifying their own behavior. These consequences are not designed to force you to obey the rules. They are designed to assist you in modifying your behavior. The decision to modify your behavior is one that you will have to make. However, if you do not choose to modify your behavior, it will not be profitable to you or to Mt. Carmel School for you to remain a student here.
- Drug abuse
- Smoking or other use of tobacco products
- Vulgar talking or joking
- Playing unapproved music
- Defying authority
- Dishonesty/deliberate lying
- Deliberate disobedience
- Physical contact with the opposite sex
- Cruelty to animals
- Encouraging/assisting others in breaking of rules
Offenses likely to result in expulsion:
- Possession/Use of alcohol or drugs
- Immoral behavior
- Intentionally arranging a private meeting with a member of the opposite sex
- You, or the responsible family member threatens the school in a serious manner such as a lawsuit, or threaten to harm some faculty, staff, administrator or student.
- Multiple cheating/plagiarism offenses may result in an expulsion.