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STUDENT'S HANDBOOK

2012-2013

 

HOME OF THE MIGHTY LIONS

631 SOUTH Stewart Street

Quincy, FL 32351

Telephone: 850-627-6030

Fax: 850-875-3197

 

 

Pauline West, Principal

Keith Dowdell, Assistant Principal

 

      REGULAR BELL SCHEDULE

            2012-2013

 

7:30                                         FIRST BELL

7:40 - 8:00                            INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS

8:00 - 8:50                            FIRST PERIOD

8:55 - 9:45                            SECOND PERIOD

9:50 - 10:40                          THIRD PERIOD

10:45 - 11:35                        FOURTH PERIOD

11:40 - 12:05                        ELEM./MIDDLE SCHOOL LUNCH

11:40 - 12:30                        H.S. FIFTH PERIOD

12:05 - 12:55                        M.S. FIFTH PERIOD

12:30 - 12:55                        H.S. LUNCH

1:00 - 1:50                            SIXTH PERIOD

1:55 - 2:45                            SEVENTH LUNCH

2:45                                         STUDENTS DISMISSAL

2:55                                         TEACHERS DISMISSAL

 

 

************SIGN AND RETURN TO YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER**************

 

PARENT ACKNOWLEDGMENT

Please sign acknowledging receipt of your student's agenda.  Signing also indicates that you have read it and shared its content with your student.  Thank you for choosing Carter-Parramore Academy and entrusting your student to our care, guidance, and instruction.

 

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Carter-Parramore Academy

MISSION AND VISION STATEMENTS

 

MISSION STATEMENT

To ensure every student makes a year's learning gain.

 

VISION STATEMENT

 

To create a safe and stimulating learning environment across the curriculum, which maximizes individual potential and ensures students of all ability levels are well equipped to meet the challenges of education and life.

 

MOTTO

"A Place called HOPE"

 

 

LET'S WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE OUR SCHOOL SAFE

To assure that Carter-Parramore/HOPE Academy campus is a safe and orderly place to learn and teach, we must follow rules.  The Faculty and Staff will model the behaviors we expect of students.  We agree to the following: (1) Be role models for students.  (2) Treat students and other members of the Gadsden community with respect.  (3) Avoid unnecessary confrontations; and (4) Be fair and consistent in the applications of our classroom and school policies.

 

STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING GUIDING PRINCIPLES:

  1. Attend all classes, arrive on time, and bring necessary materials.
  2. Walk down the fight hand side of the hallway when moving from one area to another while refraining from running and unnecessary horse playing in the building.
  3. Treat themselves and others in their environment with respect.  Refrain from racial/ethnic slurs, sexual harassment and disruption that incite fights.
  4. Cooperate with all school staff (teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, custodians, lunch room staff, etc.)
  5. Dress appropriately for school (see dress code).
  6. Treat school facilities, materials, and property of others with care and respect.
  7. Refrain from bringing gum, food, and drinks into the hallways or classrooms.
  8. Refrain from bringing sunglasses, hats, radios, tape players, recorders, televisions, toys, pagers/beepers, walkman, CD players, cellular phones, cards, die, and noise makers of any kind that will be confiscated until the last day of school and must be picked up by the parents.

 

 

GUIDANCE PRINCIPLES CONTINUED

  1. Refrain from the use of the following items on Carter-Parramore/HOPE Academy campus; tobacco substances, illegal substances, weapons, fireworks, lighters/matches or other contraband.  Possession of any of these will result in suspension with the Principal's recommendation for expulsion.
  2. Refrain from displaying affection in public to include holding hands, hugging, kissing, and sitting on laps, etc.
  3. All (prescription and over-the-counter) medication MUST be checked in at the Health Clinic with appropriate forms filled out by the parent/guardian.  This includes Tylenol, cold medicine, etc.  Students may only take medication with a doctor's prescription and/or parent permission.
  4. Refrain from using the telephone during the school day except in the case of an emergency.
  5. Refrain from having deliveries sent to the school (i.e. flowers, balloons, etc.)  These are disruptions to the learning environment.  (If something is mistakenly delivered, it will be held in the front office until the end of the school day.)

Follow all guidelines and policies listed in the Gadsden County Code of Conduct.

 

 

THE CAFETERIA

The Lions' Café is designed to encourage good behavior.  We are proud of the picture it presents to visitors.  As a general rule, students are required to behave as if you were dining in a restaurant, therefore, students must use low-toned voice conversations at their table, practice good table manners and eating habits, and respect the rights of others.  Each teacher will review the cafeteria rules and regulations with students, and students will be expected to line up, single file in the cafeteria jn an orderly manner, with no breaking in line, saving places, or pushing.  You are expected to pick up your lunch quickly and proceed directly to the assigned table.  If you are not buying a lunch, proceed directly to your table.  There will be no running or throwing food or paper.  When finished, you must clean the table area and deposit the trash in the waste container.  Food must not be taken out of the cafeteria.

 

 

SCHOOL BUS BEHAVIOR

Bus students have the privilege of utilizing the transportation services of the Gadsden County School District.  A student who fails to maintain appropriate conduct while on the bus, or walking to or from the bus stop may be suspended from riding the bus.

  1. The bus driver is in full charge and must be obeyed.
  2. The bus driver may assign seats.
  3. Students must be on time; the bus will not wait for students who are late.
  4. Band instruments will be allowed on the bus if the student holds them securely so that they are not a hazard.
  5. Students may not ride any other bus except the one assigned to them.
  6. Students will be suspended from the bus for fighting, smoking, possession or use of controlled substances, and/or gross insubordination that includes cursing and/or disrespecting the driver.

NOTE: Video cameras are installed on all buses for passenger safety and protection.

 

 

 

 

EMERGENCY DRILLS

During the year there will be fire drills to prepare for evacuations in case of emergencies.  Each classroom has an evacuation diagram posted which shows the way to leave classroom in case of a fire drill.  Your teacher will tell you that we are conducting a fire drill and that you are to take your valuables (purses, wallets) and line up single file.  You should line up quickly, single file, and follow your teacher's directions.  When you are outside, stay with your class.  Fire Drills are serious!  If a real fire occurred, a life could be lost due to carelessness.  Treat all fire drills as a real situation because it could save a life - yours.  Your teacher will tell you we are conducting a tornado drill.  Teachers have been instructed with the correct procedures to follow in this case.  Follow all directions our teacher gives you quickly, quietly, and carefully.  Remember that either your life or another member of the school's life may depend on it.

 

 

CHANGE OF ADDRESS

Whenever you move, your parents must notify the office.  Frequently a change of address also means a change of bus or bus stop and might even mean a change of schools.  Having the correct address and phone number could really make a difference if you become ill or injured.

 

 

WITHDRAWAL

As soon as you become aware that you will be withdrawing from school, your parents must notify the office and complete a withdrawal form.  You will be given the form to have each of your teachers sign and then return to the office.  All books and other materials belonging to the school must be returned before withdrawing.

 

 

GUIDANCE ASSISTANCE

The school counselor is an integral part of the educational team.  The counselor's major concern is the normal developmental needs and proper adjustment of all students within the school.  The counselor is available to provide information and services to students, parents, and teachers, as well as to act as the contact person for the community.

 

The School Resource Officer (SRO) is a Deputy Sheriff placed at the school as a resource for you.  The functions of your SRO include counseling, teaching, and being a direct link to your community.  The SRO counsels students who are referred by teachers, parents, and other law enforcement personnel.  Our goal is to divert students from the judicial system and into other programs that are geared to their needs.

 

Pre-arranging a conference allows a teacher time to gather all relevant information for the conference and allows the school to schedule the meeting around the teacher's classroom duties.  Parents should contact the guidance department to arrange conferences.

TARDY POLICY

 

Refer to the discipline offense level guideline

 

 

 

VISITORS

All visitors must report to the main office for authorization to enter the school. Parents/guardians are welcome to visit their child and are encourage to do so. Parents may visit classes after teachers have been given a 24-hour notice in accordance with teachers' contract.

 

 

ZERO TOLERANCE

In order to maintain positive student interaction, and to ensure the safety of all students at school, we will enforced the District policy ZERO TOLEDRANCE, which states: Anyone who is involved in a physical fight, regardless of who "started" the, will be suspended from school for five (5) days. Remember -"NO Misbehaving"! Depending on the severity of the fight, administration will decide the punishment.

 

 

SCHOOL PROPERTY

When damage to property occurs, all possible means will be made to identify the students responsible and to deal with them accordingly.  They will be responsible for paying for the damage.  If textbooks given to the students by the school are damaged or lost, the students must replace them or cover their cost.  When damage is done by a group of students, and it is impossible to identify the individuals responsible, the cost will be shared by the entire group. 

ATTENDANCE

Students are expected to be present and punctual for all classes throughout the year.  The following are reasons for excused absences:

  1. Pupil illness                                                     5.  Attending court (required)
  2. Illness in family                                               6.  School Trips
  3. Death in family                                               7.  Authorized religious holidays
  4. Appointment with doctor or dentist               8.  County bus breakdowns

 

The following are reasons for unexcused absences:

  1. Truancy (skipping school)
  2. Suspension
  3. Missing the school bus
  4. Trips not approved in advance
  5. Shopping or paying bills

 

Teachers will take attendance during first period and send report to office.

 

HALL OR CAMPUS PASSES

Students are not permitted out of classes during class periods unless they are accompanied by a teacher or have a written pass from an authorized staff member.  Authorization has to be written in the Student's Agenda.  "NO AGENDA, NO PASS." Passes are not to be issued the first or the last 15 minutes of class.

 

 

PASSES FOR LEAVING SCHOOL

Students are not permitted to leave the school grounds at any time during the school day without a permit from the office.  If you must leave school because of illness or any other reason, you MUST sign out in the office.  Failure to follow the proper procedure will be considered and unexcused absence.  Students will not be released without written or verbal permission from the parent/guardian.  Leaving school without permission violates School Board Policy.

 

 

TEXTBOOKS

All basic texts are loaned to students for their use during the school year.  Students should keep textbooks clean and handle them carefully.  Reasonable damage is expected as a result of daily use.  Unreasonable damage will result in fines.  Lost textbooks must be paid for and replaced immediately.  The fines for lost books must be paid to the teacher issuing the textbooks at the time of damage or loss.  Students are required to carry textbooks to class.

 

 

 

MEDIA CENTER

Students are encouraged to attend the media center before school, during lunch, and after school.  A written pass is required.  All materials lost or damaged beyond repair must be paid for.

 

 

STUDENT INSURANCE

There is an accident policy for all Gadsden County students available from the school.  It is recommended that all students have this coverage.  This insurance is REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS PARTICAPATING IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS.

 

 

SELLING ITEMS ON CAMPUS

Permission to sell must be obtain in writing from the principal well in advance of the sale and requires the Superintendent approval in writing as well prior to any activity.

 

 

 

STUDENT ACTIVITES

During the school year the student activities committee will sponsor several special events. A small admission will be charged to all students who wish to attend. Those students who do not attend will either remain in class or report to an assigned study hall supervised by a staff member.

Campus Kings and Queens are representatives of the school and must maintain a 3.0 grade point average or above with no N's or U's in conduct during the previous school year or during year of their region. In addition they must maintain exemplary behavior once elected, maintain the required G.P.A. or they will be removed!

 

 

ASSEMBLY

Students should present a courteous and refined behavior at all times. Each student is personally responsible for the impression made by the school as whole. An example of unrefined and discourteous behavior includes whistling, unnecessary clapping, boisterousness, and talking during a program.

 

  1. Attend all programs on time.
  2. Enter quietly and occupy the seat assigned to you.
  3. Listen attentively and participate willingly when asked.
  4. Listen quietly and attentively in an orderly manner.    

 

 

 

 

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR PROMOTION FOR GRADES 6-8

2012-2016

Students must pass a minimum of five courses and MUST PASS language arts, mathematics, and science with a yearly average of C or better.

Students must pass two of their other subjects for a total of five (5) subjects.

Passing grades of C or better reflect achievement of at least 70% of the Grade Level Expectations (GLE's) for language, mathematics, social studies, and science. A Civics End-of-Course assessment will be given in grade 7; Students must pass prior to promotion to grade 8th.

 

Students must score above Level 1 on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test  2.0  Next Generation Sunshine State Standard Test for both Math and Reading

(Note: A passing grade of "C" is equivalent to achieving at least 70% of the GLE's.  Students will be tested in Science on the FCAT beginning this school year.

 

 

 

 

 

ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

These requirements are pursuant to Florida Statutes 1008.22, 1003.428 and 1003.429, all of which were enacted in 2010

 

ENTERING 10TH GRADE 2011-2012

GRADE THIS YEAR 2011-2012

SCHOOL YEAR ENTERING 10TH

ON-TIME GRADUATION YEAR

ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

10

2011-2012

2013-2014

  • FCAT 2 READING
  • 10TH GRADE
  • PASS ALGEBRA 1 EOC (counts as 30% of final Algebra 1 Grade

These requirements are pursuant to Florida Statutes 1008.22, 1003.428 and 1003.429, all of which were enacted in 2010

 

 

ENTERING 9TH GRADE 2011-2012

GRADE THIS YEAR 2011-2012

SCHOOL YEAR ENTERING 9TH

ON-TIME GRADUATION YEAR

ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

9

2011-2012

2014-2015

  • FCAT 2 READING
  • 9th GRADE
  • 10TH GRADE
  • Pass Algebra 1
  • Pass Geometry
  • Take Geometry EOC (Counts as 30% of final Geometry Grade)
  • Pass Biology
  • Take Biology EOC ( Counts as 30% of final Biology Grade)
  •  EOC (counts as 30% of final Algebra 1 Grade
  • Also Requires Completion of at least one course through on-line learning

These requirements are pursuant to Florida Statutes 1008.22, 1003.428 and 1003.429, all of which were enacted in 2010

 

 

 

 

ENTERING 9TH GRADE 2012-2013

GRADE THIS YEAR 2011-2012

SCHOOL YEAR ENTERING 9TH

ON-TIME GRADUATION YEAR

ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

10

2011-2012

2015-2016

  • FCAT 2 READING
  • 9TH Grade
  • 10TH Grade
  • PASS Algebra 1 EOC to receive credit
  • Pass Geometry EOC to receive credit
  • Pass Biology EOC to receive credit
  • Earn *Algebra II Credit

    * Or approved equivalent  courses

  • Also Requires Completion of at least one course through on-line learning

These requirements are pursuant to Florida Statutes 1008.22, 1003.428 and 1003.429, all of which were enacted in 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENTERING 9TH GRADE 2013-2014

GRADE THIS YEAR 2011-2012

SCHOOL YEAR ENTERING 9TH

ON-TIME GRADUATION YEAR

ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

7

2013-2014

2016-2017

  • FCAT 2 Reading
  • 9th Grade
  • 10TH Grade
  • PASS ALGEBRA 1 EOC to receive credit
  • Pass Geometry EOC to receive credit
  • Pass Biology EOC to receive credit
  • Earn *Algebra II Credit

 

Pass one of the following

  • *Physics
  • *Chemistry

 

AND

  • Pass One Equally Rigorous Science Course (from state-approved list)
  • Pass Civics

Take Civics EOS (Counts as 30% of final Civics grade)

          *or approved equivalent      courses

  • Also Requires Completion of at least one course through on-line learning

These requirements are pursuant to Florida Statutes 1008.22, 1003.428 and 1003.429, all of which were enacted in 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENTERING 9TH GRADE 2014-2015

GRADE THIS YEAR 2011-2012

SCHOOL YEAR ENTERING 9TH

ON-TIME GRADUATION YEAR

ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

6

2014-2015

2017-2018

  • FCAT 2 Reading
  • 9th Grade
  • 10TH Grade
  • PASS ALGEBRA 1 EOC to receive credit
  • Pass Geometry EOC to receive credit
  • Pass Biology EOC to receive credit
  • Earn *Algebra II Credit

 

Pass one of the following

  • *Physics
  • *Chemistry

 

AND

  • Pass One Equally Rigorous Science Course (from state-approved list)
  • Pass Civics to receive credit

*or approved equivalent      courses

  • Also Requires Completion of at least one course through on-line learning

These requirements are pursuant to Florida Statutes 1008.22, 1003.428 and 1003.429, all of which were enacted in 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENTERING 9TH GRADE 2015-2016

GRADE THIS YEAR 2011-2012

SCHOOL YEAR ENTERING 9TH

ON-TIME GRADUATION YEAR

ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

5

2015-2016

2018-2019

  • FCAT 2 Reading
  • 9th Grade
  • 10TH Grade
  • PASS ALGEBRA 1 EOC to receive credit
  • Pass Geometry EOC to receive credit
  • Pass Biology EOC to receive credit
  • Earn *Algebra II Credit

 

Pass one of the following

  • *Physics
  • *Chemistry

 

AND

  • Pass One Equally Rigorous Science Course (from state-approved list)
  • Pass Civics to receive credit
  • *or approved equivalent      courses
  • Also Requires Completion of at least one course through on-line learning

These requirements are pursuant to Florida Statutes 1008.22, 1003.428 and 1003.429, all of which were enacted in 2010

 

 

 

 

 

CARTER-PARRAMORE ACADEMY/HPOE ACADEMY

POLICY FOR SCHOOL UNIFORM

MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

All  students (grades 4th - 12th) will adhere to the school uniform policy.  Uniforms will be worn during the regular school day and on sponsored field trips. 

 

CARTER-PARRAMORE ACADEMY'S COLORS:  NAVY BLUE AND WHITE  

TOP:  NAVY BLUE AND WHITE

BOTTOM:  KHAKI  

 

HOPE ACADEMY'S COLORS:  HUNTER GREEN AND KHAKI

TOP: HUNTER GREEN 

BOTTOM:  KHAKI

  • 1. Black top/bottom on black bottom/top will not be acceptable.
  1. No sweat pants, overalls or jeans. 
  2. All shirts will have a collar.  School logo is optional.  Shirts will be tucked into pants.
  3. Sneakers and leather shoes are acceptable in colors of black, brown and white.  Shoelaces must match (be the same color) the shoes.  No pants will be allowed inside their socks.
  4. Wear only white, black and gray socks.
  5. If pant has belt loops, belt must be worn.  Belts must be black or brown.
  6. Jewelry is limited to a watch, earrings and brackets.  No medallion necklaces.
  7. Young ladies have the option of wearing skirts, capris, shorts, or jumpers.  They must be khaki or black in color.
  8. Jackets and sweaters are permitted with or without the school logo.  No trench coats or "starter" jackets.
  9. Organizational uniforms allowed only when approved by the Principal.
  10.  Students may wear any color combination except black on black the first week of school.  Black on black will not be a color combination the entire school year.  Administration will allow students' input for the remainder of the year.

 

 

HIGH SCHOOL

Students' clothing should be appropriate for the occasion, in good taste, and in good condition.  While the administration recognizes the individuality of each student and does not wish to stifle individual taste, consideration must be given to the primary reason for school attendance - academic excellence.

 

Clothing and/or other personal adornment that is so unusual or non-traditional that it attracts undue attention and distracts from the academic climate of the classroom cannot be allowed.

 

 

 

APPROPRIATE ATTIRE

  • When young ladies wear shorts, skirts, and dresses, the length must be no more than one half inch from the knee from any position. The knee length is determined by the indentation of the tip of the student's middle finger when placed against the student's attire even standing or walking.
  • Bound sleeveless shirts and/or dresses that cover the armpits may be worn. No cleavage will be exposed.
  • Shirts/blouses must cover the midriff at all times.
  • Young men will wear belts or suspenders with their pants. Elastic waist band/draw strings are acceptable.
  • Hats and hoods may be worn outside of the building only.
  • Shirts and blouses that are designed to be worn inside will be tucked into the pants/skirts.

 

INAPPROPRIATE ATTIRE

  • Tight-fitting, stretchy pants, leotards, bicycle pants, legging or body gloves
  • Blouses or shirts that are unbuttoned, see-through, halter tops, tank tops, or muscle shirts and dresses that are strapless, spaghetti strap, or sun dresses
  • Section cutout garments with holes
  • Clothes that advertise alcoholic beverages, tobacco, drugs, suggestive or sexually explicit logos, or offensive racial slogans
  • Headbands, bandannas, scarves, stocking/wave caps, or any other head gear (male or female)
  • Bare feet, bedroom slippers, flip-flops or beach shoes (shoes with toes out must have a backing i.e. sandals)
  • Hair combs, hair picks, or hair rollers
  • Dropped pants (if pants have belt loop, a belt must be worn)

 

THESE DRESS CODE GUIDELINES ARE SUBJECT TO THE INTERPRETATION OF THE ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, AND STAFF OF CARTER-PARRAMORE/HOPE ACADEMY.  ANY OTHER TYPE OF CLOTHING OR GARMENT THAT IS DISTRACTING, IMMODEST, OR INTERFERES WITH LEARNING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. 

 

Be reminded that the 2012-2013 Code of Student Conduct (Student Dress) will be enforced.

 

Penalty for violations of the uniform policy:

1st Offense - Send to Office; Call Parents to get corrected; Remain in ISSP until corrected

2nd Offense - Notify Parents; Assigned 2 days ISSP                                                                     3rd Offense - Notify Parents; Assigned 3 days OSS

4th Offense - Notify Parents; Assigned 5 days OSS