Behavior Expectations

This section of the Helix Code of Conduct will attempt to identify specific inappropriate behavior/conduct and clarify the resulting consequences.  However, it should be noted that no listing of rules and consequences could be all-inclusive.  Students will be subject to disciplinary action any time their behavior is disruptive, illegal, or inconsiderate to others.  Helix staff, faculty, and administration will assign students appropriate consequences in an effort to improve student behavior, conduct, and safety.

Consequences of Inappropriate Behavior.

If you violate the Code of Conduct and rules of Helix Charter High School, certain consequences will follow.  The specific consequence will be determined on the basis of the severity and/or frequency of the offense.  Following is the range of consequences that may be used for inappropriate behavior.

1. Detention
Students may be assigned ½ hour detention after school

2. Behavior Modification Assignment (BMA)
Students may be assigned BMA from 3:00 to 6:00 PM on Tuesdays or Thursdays after school or 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturdays.

3. Loss of Privileges (LOP)
Opting out of ExL, having a free lunch period, parking in the student lot, attending dances and other extra-curricular events, and participating in the school’s co-curricular and athletic programs are all privileges extended to students who uphold the Helix Code of Conduct and rules.  The Principal of each grade level will have the discretion to withhold these privileges when circumstances warrant alternative disciplinary measures.
Examples of how loss of privileges may be implemented are:
  • Student is assigned to an ExL class for a quarter or term 
  • Student’s parking privilege is taken away for a quarter or longer
  • Student is not allowed to attend a school dance
  • Student is assigned 1 week of lunch detention –student loses 1 week of free lunch period
  • Student is not allowed to play in an athletic contest
  • Lunch Detention
Students who lose their free lunch period are to report directly to the Grade Level Principal’s Office at the start of lunch. Students may bring their lunch, or they may purchase one in detention.  Failure to attend lunch detention will lead to further loss of privileges and/or other disciplinary consequences.  
4. Suspension 
Students may be suspended for serious violations of school rules and expectations.  Students on suspension are not allowed to be on campus at anytime during their suspension.  Also, students are not allowed to participate in any co-curricular, extra-curricular, and/or athletic practices or contests.

A pupil may be suspended or expelled for acts that are enumerated in this section and related to school activity or attendance that occur at any time, including, but not limited to, any of the following:
  1. While on school grounds.
  2. While going to or coming from school.
  3. During the lunch period whether on or off campus.
  4. During, or while going to or coming from, a school sponsored activity.

5.    Expulsion
In cases of repeated or extreme anti-social or illegal behavior, the Grade Level Principal may recommend to the Helix Charter Governing Board that expulsion proceedings be initiated.  Students will not be allowed on campus or at school events while expulsion proceedings are in process.