Student Conduct

girl in sweaterMT. CARMEL SCHOOL is a Christian school and has certain expectations of behavior from its students. It is the responsibility of the student to read the student handbook thoroughly and be familiar with school rules.

Social Rules

Mt. Carmel has specific guidelines on acceptable behavior between male and female students. While we realize that it is natural for boys and girls to be attracted to one another, we want students to concentrate on their academic and spiritual life. We encourage students to make many friends and not concentrate their attention on one particular boy or girl. In general, we expect students to follow these guidelines in their interactions with the opposite sex:

  1. Students should not single out a particular boy or girl and treat them differently by giving gifts, writing notes to them or spending an excessive amount of time with them.
  1. Students are never to meet privately with a member of the opposite sex. Arranging to meet with a girlfriend or boyfriend will likely result in expulsion. Boys and girls aren’t to call each other on the phone or send messages by email, etc.
  1. Students cannot have physical contact (holding hands, kissing, hugging, etc) with a member of the opposite sex.
  1. Students will have the opportunity to interact with each other during the school day. However, when school is not in session, boys and girls are expected to stay on separate sides of the campus. Boys have their section of campus and girls have a separate section.

If you have a question about whether certain behaviors with the opposite sex are permitted or not, ask your dorm supervisor or principal.

Serious Offenses

The following behaviors are considered serious offenses and will result in serous consequences for the student:

  • Fighting
  • Swearing/Cursing
  • Smoking or other use of tobacco products
  • Vulgar talking or joking
  • Unapproved music/videos/games, etc
  • Stealing
  • Defying authority
  • Cheating
  • 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

Entertainment

Mt. Carmel seeks to provide an environment that nurtures the Christian life. Because of this, the types of books, magazines, music, video games, movies, etc that students may bring with them is limited. Students should follow these guidelines:

  1. Students should not bring digital music players such as I-pods, MP3 players, etc.
  1. Students may bring their own personal computers, but any music/videos/games that are stored on these devices must be approved by the dorm supervisors. Students who have unauthorized files may lose the privilege of using a computer.
  1. Students are restricted to listening to Christian music. Musical styles such as pop, rock, rap, country, etc are not allowed. Students may listen to classical music.
  1. All media (games, music, videos, etc) must be approved by the dorm supervisor before it is viewed or listened to.
  1. Use of laptops, video game systems, video players, etc is generally restricted to the weekends. Students are expected to use their time during the week to concentrate on their studies.