Summer School General Rules
- No transportation or lunch will be provided.
- There will be at least one break each day. No food or drinks may be carried outside designated areas. Students may not leave the building during break.
- Students must adhere to the Shelby County Code of Conduct. Students who consistently disrupt the educational process will be dismissed from the program.
- The director at the local site will conduct the daily operation of the summer program and will have the authority to dismiss any student from the program.
- All students must have written permission from their home school to obtain credit for summer classes prior to registration.
A blended model will be utilized in which the teacher uses both a computer program and direct instruction to deliver content to students. Each term will last ten days and students are expected to attend all ten days in order to earn credit in the given course. Students will be able to earn one full credit or two half credits during summer school.
Summer school grades will be derived from both direct instruction and A+. Categories of 60/30/10 will be used to determine grades. A student’s earned summer school grade will be his or her grade for that course; it will not be averaged with a prior grade. Further, this will not serve as a grade replacement; the original grade will remain on the student’s transcript.
Students are required to attend every day of the term in which they are enrolled. No unexcused absences will be allowed. Excused absences for up to five hours of class time is allowable. If possible, summer school directors must be notified before any absences, and a parent’s note or doctor’s note is required in the case of an absence. Credit will not be awarded until the student successfully completes the two-week term. Students who accrue unexcused absences or who exceed the amount of excused absences forfeit their tuition paid and their chance to earn a course credit.
All students are expected to adhere to the Shelby County Code of Conduct at all times. Students who are asked to leave summer school because of discipline infractions forfeit their tuition paid and their chance to earn a course credit.
A standardized dress code for Shelby County Schools has been adopted to assure that all students are provided safe and appropriate educational opportunities, which are free from unnecessary disruptions or outside influences, and to instill in students the need to dress appropriately and have respect for each other and authority. Students who have questionable or inappropriate dress will not be allowed to attend class. The following items will serve as a minimum guide to acceptable dress for Shelby County students.
- All students must wear shirts, blouses, or dresses with a collar or with a non-revealing neckline, such as crew neck, jewel neck, or boat neck. Low cut, open back, bare midriff or clothing that allows the midriff to be exposed, are not permitted.
- Male students must wear sleeved garments. Female students may wear sleeveless garments which adequately cover undergarments. Spaghetti and/or thin-strapped shirts may be worn only if over another T-shirt or if covered by a blouse with sleeves. Only sleeveless blouses or dresses in which the shoulder is fully covered from the base of the neck to top of arm will be considered acceptable.
- No obscene language and/or illegal substance advertisements (to include alcoholic and tobacco advertisements) may be worn on clothing or accessories.
- No hats, caps, head coverings, hair curlers, picks, or sunglasses will be worn in school.
- Skirts, shorts and dresses must be mid-thigh or longer in front and back. No slits or leg openings may be above mid-thigh.
- Belts must be worn at the waist with pants, shorts, and skirts that have belt loops. Pants, shorts, and skirts without belt loops must be worn at the waist and should fit properly. Pants worn too low, too long, too large, or too loose are not permitted. Pajama style pants, snap-aways, and sweatpants are prohibited. Athletic type pants may be worn only during physical education classes. (Including but not limited to wind suit pants and soccer shorts.)
- Shirts must be tucked in at all times unless designed to be worn on the outside.
- Jackets and coats are to be worn in good taste. Generally, these are inappropriate to be worn in the classroom.
- Students are required to wear appropriate shoes that fit securely at all times. No flip-flops will be allowed.
- Students’ clothing should be neat and clean and should not be in noticeable disrepair. Unhemmed (cut-offs) shorts, shirts, pants, inappropriate slits, or holes in clothing are not allowed.
- Students are prohibited from forms of dress, ear, body jewelry, hairstyle, visible tattoos, or other adornments that draw attention to oneself in a manner that may be disruptive to the educational process. Ear piercings are allowed. All other visible piercings are prohibited.
- Appropriate undergarments must be worn and not visible.
- Students are prohibited from wearing any metal chains, metal spiked apparel, or accessories.
- Students are to wear clothing in the manner it is designed to be worn, i.e., clothing worn backwards or inside out is not allowed. No excessively tight or revealing clothing, such as fishnet or see-through garments, may be worn.
- Students are prohibited from wearing any sign, symbol, logo, or garment, which has become synonymous with any gang, cult, Satanism, or unauthorized club or organizational activity. This also includes any avenue for the promotion of products or activities prohibited by school policy or that is inflammatory and may generate negative feelings among the student body.