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Student Handbook

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First Edition

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Student Handbook

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Collierville High School 2018-2019

 

General Information

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Collierville High School 2018-2019

Section 1

Message from the Principal

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Collierville Students and Parents,

I am genuinely excited and humbled to serve our students, parents, faculty, and com- munity as the Principal of Collierville High School. CHS is ranked among the nation’s top schools by The Washington Post and U. S. News and World Report. These rank- ings are a direct result of an outstanding student body, dedicated faculty & staff, and devoted community.

The CHS Faculty and Staff maintain high expectations for all students in favor of providing the best possible learning environments. We value curiosity, creativity, collabo- ration, and character. Our students grow through authentic learning experiences that grant opportunities of application in order to demonstrate deep understandings of concepts.

The handbook is meant to serve as a valuable resource for all students. It should be reviewed for current policies and procedures, as well as, used for organizational purposes

Respectfully,

Chip Blanchard Principal

 

The Mission of Collierville High School is to empower and inspire a community

of learners to cultivate intellect, talent, and character.

The Vision of Collierville High School is that each individual will:
- Recognize and uphold standards of honesty, integrity, respect, and tolerance.
- Fulfill intellectual, artistic, vocational, and co-curricular potential.
- Become a responsible, confident, and productive participant in a diverse and ever-

changing society.

BELIEFS

1. Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
2. Positive relationships and mutual respect between students and staff promotes learning.

3. A safe, caring, and orderly environment is essential for learning.
4. Students reach their potential through curricular and co- curricular opportunities. 5. Students achieve excellence in an environment where they share responsibility for their development with teachers, parents, and community.
6. High expectations and opportunities to succeed promote individual, student per- formance.
7. Career education and guidance are important parts of the academic program for students’ future success.
8. Students learn tolerance, understanding and compassion from role models and opportunities to contribute to their community.
9. Students learn best when actively engaged in learning activities that incorporate differences in learning styles and multiple intelligences.
10. Assessment provides students with a variety of opportunities to demonstrate their learning.
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AdministrationPrincipal: Mr. Chip Blanchard

Dean of Instruction and Curriculum: Dr. Lara CharbonnetDean of Accountability and Advancement: Mr. Eric LinsyDean of Student Services and Operations: Dr. Dan HolcombAssistant Principals:

  • Ms. Tracy Conley

  • Mr. Dave Matykiewicz

  • Mrs. Lela Williams

  • Mr. Brett Heinrich

  • Mr. Daniel FordTELEPHONE DIRECTORY Main Office: (901) 853-3310Fax: (901) 853-3313Attendance:!(901) 853-3309Counseling:!(901) 854-2340Fax:! (901)221-2553

General InformationHall Pass Policy

Students are not to be released from class without a hall pass. Students are issued passes only by CHS faculty or staff, and students found without hall passes will be returned to class and may face disciplinary action.

Visitors on Campus

No visitors will be permitted on campus unless they have specific business to con- duct. Parents or others who have business with a teacher, counselor, or administra- tor must check in through the Attendance Office. Visitors must provide a driver’s li- cense upon checking in. A visitor’s badge is required while in the building. Visitors may not attend school assemblies or pep rallies due to overcrowding and security.

CHS Library

The library media center provides materials to support the instructional program and is also a quiet place to study or read. Library Media Center Hours: 6:45 AM-2:15 PM Mon, Wed, Fri. 6:45 AM-3:00 PM Tues & Thurs. For additional library media center information and rules go to the library web page located on the CHS web site.

Early Arrival

Students arriving on campus prior to 6:45 AM may enter the building but must go im- mediately to the designated location where they are to remain until the 6:45 AM bell rings dismissing them to their first period class.

Breakfast and Lunch Rules

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Homework Request Policy

When it is determined that a student will be absent for more than a week, arrange- ments can be made to collect homework by contacting the Attendance Office. Stu- dents are expected to complete the assignments prior to returning to school. For absences less than a week or absences not related to a student illness, the parents or students are asked to contact the individual teachers or to look up assignments on the teachers’ web pages.

Student Parking

Student parking on campus is a privilege. Students must follow parking rules in order to maintain this privilege. All students who park on campus must purchase a valid hangtag from the school, and the hangtag must be displayed on the rearview mirror.

Only the student, upon showing his or her license, will be allowed to purchase a hangtag. Hangtags may only be used by the student who purchased the tag. Allowing students to use your hangtag will result in loss of parking privilege.

Parking Pass Information:

Parking passes will be sold to all students on their designated Orientation Day.

General parking hangtags are $25.00.

Any student that parks on campus without purchasing a CHS parking pass will receive a consequence according to our discipline progression procedures.

Students must fill out the CHS student Parking Agreement prior to purchasing their hang tag. This will be found online at colliervillehs.org under Students Tab in the drop-down menu. We are NOT accepting paper copies of this permission form for the 2018-19 school year.

Students are reminded that smoking, loud music, foul language, squealing tires, or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated in the parking lot. These behaviors may result in forfeiture of parking privilege. Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all times in the parking lot. The speed limit on campus is 5 mph.

Students will forfeit their parking privilege as a result of any of the following:

  • Five unexcused tardies to school

  • Five unexcused full or partial absences

  • Leaving campus or assisting others to leave campus without administrative permis- sion

  • Long-term suspensions

  • Selling, giving, or loaning a hangtag to or receiving a hangtag from another student

    Students forfeit privileges for the remainder of the current semester. Students may regain general lot parking privileges after administrative review for the next semester.

    Additionally, students with records of excessive tardiness or absenteeism may be re- fused parking privileges until a satisfactory attendance record is established.

    School Jurisdiction

    The school campus, as well as those portions adjacent to the campus and bus stops, will be governed by school rules. Violation of school rules in those designated areas will result in disciplinary actions.

    Enforcement will begin in these areas once students arrive on campus for school and until students have left those areas after school has been dismissed. Extracurricular activities, both on and off the campus, are also under the jurisdiction of the school and students are subject to disciplinary action for violations.

    Textbooks

    It is the student’s responsibility to maintain the textbooks issued by Collierville High School. Students must write their name inside the front cover of each textbook. Textpage6image1679152books will be turned back in to the teachers on an announced day at the end of the school year. Students not following the proper procedures will be responsible for the cost of any missing and/or damaged textbooks.

Deliveries to the School

Deliveries such as flowers, balloons, or food are not accepted. A lunch can be provided from our Café for students who forget to bring their own lunch or money. However, the student will be responsible for reimbursing the school for the cost of the lunch the next school day.

Any other items delivered should be brought to the Attendance Office. Due to our large enrollment, students will not be notified in class of a delivery. Students who expect a delivery to the Attendance Office should check between classes. Items can be left on a shelf in the main office, but our staff will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.

School Resource Officer

A School Resource Officer has been assigned to work with the faculty, staff, and community members to ensure a safe school environment. The officer is available during the day to assist with matters that may require police intervention.

Medication Administration

If it is necessary for a student to receive medication during school hours and the parents are unable to administer the medication, a school nurse or principal’s designee will administer the medication in compliance with the following regulations:

1. Medications, which absolutely must be given during school hours, must be delivered to the school by a parent.

2. Enough medication should be brought for no more than a two-week period.

3. Over the counter medication may not be administered at the school (approval must be attained through the principal and/or school nurse).

4. All medication must be in the original containers and correctly labeled with a pharmaceutical label or a label from a doctor’s office which states student’s name, the doctor’s name, the name of the medication, strength, and dosage amount and time.

5. A Parent Authorization form must be completed. Copies are available in the attendance office.

6. Medicines that require refrigeration should not be brought to the school.

7. The school system retains the discretion to reject requests for administration of medicine.

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Academics

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Section 1

Academics

Academics

Table Of Contents

1. Grading Scale
2. Advanced Placement Program
3. Honors and AP Scheduling Policy 4. Academic Excellence
5. Add/Drop policy
6. Problems with a class

Grading Scale

A........93 -100 B........ 85 – 92 C........ 75-84 D........ 70-74

F........Below 70

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Five additional points are added to the grade for AP courses, and 3 additional points are added for honors, and 4 additional points for dual enrollment courses.

Advanced Placement Program

The Advanced Placement Program consists of college level courses and exams that give high school students the opportunity to receive advance placement and/or college credit. Advanced Placement courses are introductory or second year college courses. They require more time and work, but they offer greater opportunity to mas- ter a subject and to explore it in greater depth.

Students who enroll in an Advanced Placement course at Collierville High School will be required to take the Advance Placement examination. The College Board fee for the Advanced Placement Exam is approximately $95.00. This fee is nonrefundable. In yearlong AP classes, a first semester exam will be given. The second semester exam grade will be the average of the third and fourth quarter grades. In semester AP classes, the exam grade will be the average of the two quarter grades. Failure to take the AP exam will result in a ‘0’ for the exam grade.page9image1681440

Honors and AP Scheduling Policy

Students who requested and who were recommended for Honor and Advanced Placement courses in the spring will be obligated to take these courses in the fall. Students cannot drop a level because they changed their minds over the summer, did not do the summer work, or desire a different teacher. Student-initiated requests to drop an AP course will only be considered for placement in study hall, in place of the AP class, if the student does not already have a study hall. This includes ALL AP courses, even courses required for graduation.

Academic Excellence

Students are recognized for all A’s and B’s in a school year. Those who make all A’s each semester in a given year will receive a Gold Card, which allows free admission to all school-sponsored events at CHS. Students who have all A’s and B’s receive a Silver Card which gives a two-dollar discount to all school sponsored events at CHS.

Add/Drop Policy

Required courses cannot be dropped. No request to add a course will be considered after the tenth day of class for that course. If the student is enrolled in seven classes, an elective class may only be dropped within five days after the first nine-week period ends for that course. Only seventh subject elective courses may be dropped. An elective may not be dropped in order to add another elective.

Problems with a Class

If a student is experiencing problems in a class, the following procedures should be followed:

  1. The student should consult the teacher for ways to improve.

  2. If the problem still exists, the parent should talk to the teacher. Conversation can occur over the phone or through email. The best communication is still person-to- person. Parents may contact the counseling department to schedule this meeting.

  3. If the problem continues to exist, the parent may request a school meeting that includes the teacher, the student, the parent(s) and the appropriate school counselor.

An administrator will also be available upon request. This team will form a plan of action. Parents may contact the counseling department to schedule this meeting.

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Attendance

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Attendance

Table Of Contents

1. Absences from school
2. Illness during the day
3. Check-outs for doctor appointments 4. Late check-in
5. Checking in without a parent
6. Tardy procedure
7. Cutting class
8. Driver’s license
9. College visits
10. Make up policy
11. Withdrawal from school

Attendance PoliciesAbsences from School

Parents are asked to call the Attendance Office the morning their student is absent and explain the reason for the absence. If the parent does not call the day of the absence, a parent note will be required from the student when the student returns to school. Without a call or a note upon returning to school, the absence will remain un- excused. Students who are absent from school are ineligible to participate in any extracurricular activities held after school on the date of the absence. District Policy determines if the absence will be recorded as excused or unexcused.

After having accumulated a total of eight (8) absences, excused or unexcused, students need a note from a physician to excuse further absences.

Make up policy:

Students are given one day to make up work for each day a student is absent if the absence is excused (gold slip).

ONLY THE FOLLOWING REASONS WILL BE CONSIDERED AS EXCUSED AB- SENCES:

  • Illness of student (with a parent or doctor’s note)

  • Death or serious illness in the student's immediate family

  • Official representation of school in school-sponsored activity

  • Special and recognized religious holidays regularly observed by persons of their

    faith

  • Legal court summons not as a result of the student's misconduct

  • Extenuating circumstances created by emergencies over which the student has

    no control

  • Approval granted by the Principal or his designee

  • Extreme Weather Conditions

  • Pregnancy

If necessary, verification is required from an official or other source to justify absences. All other absences than those outlined above shall be considered unexcused.

A written statement, within two (2) school days of the student's return to school, shall be required from the parent or guardian explaining the reason for each absence.

Twelfth/Eleventh grade students who visit colleges and/or recruiters are to obtain a “COLLEGE VISITATION FORM”/ALTERNATIVE ABSENCE from the Attendance office. This properly signed form will be accepted in lieu of a note from the parent. Each senior may take two (2) days a year as an “excused absence.” Eleventh grad- ers can only take one college visit. The form must be obtained before the visit.

Excessive absenteeism or tardiness may result in the following:

  • Truancy warnings or Juvenile Court referrals

  • Refusal or loss of driving privileges per TN Department of Transportation

  • Refusal or loss of on-campus parking privileges

  • Inability for students to participate in extracurricular activities requiring board- approved absences

    Seniors with 15 or more unexcused absences – including check-ins & check-outs – may forfeit the opportunity to participate in Senior activities including, but not limited to, Senior Picnic, Prom, or the graduation ceremony.

    Illness During the School Day

    If your child becomes too ill to stay at school, it is required that the parent or the par- ent’s designee comes to the Attendance Office to sign out the student. For their safety, students too ill to stay at school cannot leave school based on a phone call, fax, or note. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Check Outs for Doctor Appointments

A student may sign out without a parent coming to school for a doctor’s appointment provided:

1. The student brings a note from a parent explaining the check out and the time the student is to leave.

2. The parent calls the Attendance Office prior to the check out to verify the note. Without the note and phone verification the student will not be allowed to leave school.

ALL check outs for doctor appointments will be excused only after the student brings to the Attendance Office a “return to school” note from the doctor’s office upon return- ing to school.

Non-driving students must be checked out in the attendance office by a parent or par- ent’s designee. Sending a note with your student in the morning will allow us to give him/her a check-out note to get out of class and come to the office at the designated check-out time. Cut-off time for check-outs is 1:45 pm.

Late Check In

Attendance is taken at the beginning of each class period daily. Students who arrive to school after 7:10 AM are required to check in through the Attendance Office immediately upon entering the campus. Failure to follow this procedure will result in disciplinary action, including driving students losing their parking pass after 5 unexcused tardies to school.

Checking in Without a Parent

If a student checks in late to school, the student can avoid receiving a tardy provided a parent calls the Attendance Office prior to the student’s arrival explaining the reason for the late arrival and the reason is considered excused per board policy. Saturday School may be assigned for being tardy to school after the third unexcused tardy.

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Tardy Procedure

A student is considered tardy to class when that student is not in his or her assigned classroom when the tardy bell rings. The classroom teacher will monitor tardiness to class. When a student is tardy to class for the third time in a semester, Saturday School will be assigned.

Unexcused tardies will accumulate for students each semester.

Cutting Class/ Truancy

Upon arrival, students are not to leave campus without permission. Doing so is considered truancy and is punishable by ISS. Continued violations will result in out- of- school suspension.

Driver’s License

Students need to sign up in the Attendance Office for their “Certification of Compulsory School Attendance” prior to getting their driver’s license or permit. The attendance certification is good for thirty days from the date that appears on the certificate. Procedurally, students sign up for this in the Attendance Office and return after one working day to pick up their printed copy/certificate. State law requires that students who miss ten consecutive days of school and who are not passing at least three classes will lose their driver’s license. Students who do not meet the above criteria will not be eligible for taking the test to obtain a driver’s license. ($1.00 processing fee)

College Visits

Seniors are allowed two excused absences for college visits. A college visit permission form must be picked up from the Attendance Office one week prior to the visit. This form must be signed by the counselor, a parent, and all the student’s teachers and turned in to Attendance at least one day prior to the college visit. Juniors are allowed one college visit day after verification that they have taken the ACT and the

Counseling Department has received the score. An eligible college visit must include an appointment with a school official and signed documentation to verify the visit.

Make-up Policy

Students are given one day for make-up for each day of school missed if the absence is due to an excusable absence (gold slip).

Withdrawal from School

To withdraw from school, it is necessary for the student to turn in all textbooks to the Attendance Office and request a withdrawal form. All outstanding fines must be paid. If the necessary procedures are not followed, grades and pertinent information will not be released.

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Codes of Conduct

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Section 1

Codes of Conduct

Student Technology Norms

Students utilizing Internet access must receive permission from and be supervised by a CHS staff member. Students are responsible for appropriate behavior on-line just as they are in a classroom.

Be Responsible.

1. Bring your laptop to school fully charged everyday.
2. Leave your charger at home.
3. Your laptop can only be used for school-related business.
4. You are the only person who should use your laptop.
5. You are responsible for any information viewed, shared, or created on your lap-top.

Be Respectful.

  1. Photograph or video others only with their permission.

  2. Follow teacher instructions for when to use your laptop and when to put it away.

  3. Stay on task when using the laptop in class.

Be Safe.

1. Your laptop must remain in the school-issued case at all times.
2. Keep food and drink off your desk and away from your laptop.
3. When not in use, your laptop should remain closed on your desk, never on the

floor.
4. Your laptop should be stored in your backpack during transitions.

If necessary, verification is required from an official or other source to justify absences. All other absences than those outlined above shall be considered unexcused.

Table Of Contents

1. Student Technology Norms 2. High School Dress Code
3. CHS Honor Code
4. Bus Rules

5. Friday/Saturday School
6. Short Term / Long Term Suspension 7. Use of Breathalyzer
8. Gang / Hazing / Harassment
9. Searches of Property

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High School Dress Code

The following expectations for student dress have been established to promote a safe and optimum learning environment. Apparel or appearance that tends to draw attention to an individual rather than to a learning situation must be avoided. In matters of opinion, the judgment of the principal/designee shall prevail.

To view the complete CHS Dress Code Policy, please visit the school website.

1. Pants must be worn at the waist and must be appropriately sized and at a safe length.

2. Shirts, blouses, and dresses must completely cover the abdomen, back, shoul- ders. Shirts or tops must cover the waistband of pants, shorts, or skirts with no midriff visible. Low-cut blouses, shirts, or tops or extremely tight tops, tube tops, or any top that exposes cleavage are prohibited. Shirts, blouses, and tops must be no longer than wrist-length.

3. Head apparel (such as hoods, hats, etc.), except for religious or medical purposes, must not be worn inside the school building.

4. Footwear is required and must be safe and appropriate for indoor and outdoor ac- tivity.

5. Clothing and accessories such as backpacks, patches, jewelry, and notebooks must not display (1) racial or ethnic slurs/symbols, (2) gang affiliations, (3) vulgar, subversive, or sexually suggestive images; nor should they promote products which students may not legally buy, such as alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs.

6. Skirts, dresses, and shorts must be no shorter than 4 inches above the knee. 7. Sleepwear, pajamas, and/or blankets cannot be worn in school.

8. Waist length sweaters, sweatshirts, and lightweight jackets (appropriately sized) can be worn inside school for warmth.

9. Prohibited items include (1) large, long and/or heavy chains, (2) studded or chained accessories, (3) sunglasses, except for health purposes, (4) sleepwear, (5) skin-tight outer materials such as spandex, and (6) facial jewelry (including tongue piercing).

10. No holes in pants are allowed above the knee.

11. No large or over the ear headphones allowed. Students may wear earbuds dur- ing class transitions or when approved by their teacher for instructional purposes.

The school administration reserves the right to determine whether the student’s attire is within the limits of decency, modesty, and safety. The principal may allow excep- tions in special circumstances or occasions such as holidays or special perform- ances and may further prescribe dress in certain classes such as physical education, vocational classes, and science labs.

Any student not attired in accordance with the policy shall be subject to the following consequences:

1. Correct the violation or spend the remainder of the day in in-school suspension (ISS).

2. Repeat offenders shall be subject to additional measures, which include parent conferences, in-school suspension, and out-of-school suspension as described in the school district discipline policy.

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CHS Honor Code

Honorable conduct is expected at all times. Honorable conduct includes:

  • Respect for the person, property, and time of others

  • Honesty

  • Integrity

  • Responsibility

    Examples of dishonorable conduct and academic dishonesty include, but are not lim- ited to:

  • Giving or receiving unauthorized aid on or during quizzes, tests, or exams

  • Copying or allowing someone to copy homework or other assignments

  • Downloading an essay from the Internet and turning it in as original work

  • Submitting work completed or previously submitted by classmates, relatives, parents, tutors, or others as original work.

• Copying information from outside sources such as online translators, Sparknotes, Cliff notes, or any website and presenting it as original work
• Plagiarism of any kind, including failure to cite source material, (intentionally or un- intentionally), in a written assignment.

Consequences for Honor Code Violations

First incident:

  • Zero on the assignment

  • Lowered conduct grade

  • Disciplinary referral from the teacher

  • Parent notification

  • Student will still complete the assignment

    Second incident:

  • Zero on the assignment

  • Lowered conduct grade

  • Disciplinary referral from the teacher

  • Parent notification

  • ISS placement

  • Student will still complete the assignment

Other RulesCollierville Schools Bus Rules

  1. Observe the same conduct as in the classroom.

  2. Students may only ride the bus which serves their home address and may only board or get off the bus at their assigned stop.

    3. Students should be at their assigned bus stop five minutes before their sched- uled pick up time.

  1. Students must remain in their seat. Keep head, hands, and feet inside the bus.

  2. Bus driver is authorized to assign seats.

  3. Cooperate with the bus driver.

  4. Be courteous; do not use any profane language.

  5. Keep the bus clean; do not eat or drink.

  6. Do not be destructive.

  7. Backpacks must be one that can be picked up and held in the lap.

  11. Large band instruments are not allowed on the school bus.
  12. Live animals are not allowed on the school bus.
  13. Radios, tape players, headphones, etc., are not allowed on the school bus. 14. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product on a  school bus is prohibited.

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In School Suspension

When students are placed in ISS, they will report to the designated ISS room for the dates assigned by administration. Students will be monitored while in ISS, and they are expected to work on assignments the entire day. Unlike OSS, ISS allows stu- dents to get their academic credit. Students will follow the ISS rules or be placed in OSS for the remainder of days assigned ISS.

Friday/Saturday School

Friday school is 2:10 to 4:30pm. Saturday School is from 8:00 – 10:30. Rules for Friday/Saturday School will be given to each student. Failure to attend Friday or Sat- urday school or follow the rules will result in Out-of- School Suspension. Saturday School is part of the progressive discipline plan and may be used for minor infrac- tions such as excessive tardies and other behavior problems.

Short-Term Suspension

Out-of-school suspension for ten or fewer days is considered short-term. Fighting on campus, possession of tobacco and/or drug paraphernalia (rolling papers, pipes, etc.) are examples of infractions that are considered unexcused absences from school.

Long-Term Suspension

Out-of-school suspension for eleven or more days is considered long-term. Accord- ing to state laws and zero tolerance, anyone who has drugs in his or her possession will be arrested and suspended for 180 days. Anyone who has a firearm in his or her possession, vehicle, and/or locker, either at school or at a school-sponsored activity, will be arrested and suspended for 180 days. Anyone who physically assaults any school employee will be arrested and suspended for 180 days. Any threat (verbal, written, or suggested) of violence to a school employee or student will be taken seri- ously and severe disciplinary action will follow. Being under the influence of alcohol/ drugs or in the possession of alcohol/drugs while at school or a school- sponsored activity is also a long-term, suspendable offense.

Use of Breathalyzer

Breathalyzer alcohol detection devices may be used at the discretion of the administration to determine if and how much alcohol consumption has occurred. Possession/use of alcohol is subject to a long-term suspension.

Gang Involvement

Students are prohibited from wearing clothing that may display gang related symbols or displaying any type of accessories which signify an affiliation with any gang or so- cial club associated with criminal activity (as identified by local law enforcement agen- cies). Doing so may be punishable by OSS.

Hazing of Other Students

Hazing is defined as follows: To initiate or inflict harm or pain on other students because of their grade level, age, or group affiliation. Hazing is prohibited and may be punishable by OSS.

Harassment of Students

Student harassment will not be tolerated. Harassment is defined as conduct, advances, gestures, or words of sexual, racial, ethnic, or religious nature, which unreasonably interfere with the student’s education opportunities.

Searches of Persons and Property

Collierville High School is committed to having a safe and secure environment for students, staff, and visitors. To ensure a safe environment, anyone on Collierville Schools property is subject to being searched. This would include searching per- sons, bags, containers, lockers, or vehicles on the property of Collierville Schools.

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Counseling

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Section 1

Counseling

Counseling

The Counseling Department at Collierville High School serves the students, faculty, parents, and the community. Realizing that each student has individual needs and abilities, our efforts are designed to prepare a competent, responsible, self-reliant individual who can function to maximum potential. The counseling program seeks to assist all students to mature in self-understanding, responsibility, decision-making, and the development of values.

Counselors meet with all grade level students for assistance with course scheduling and grade information, graduation requirements, career planning, college and scholarship applications, tutoring, study skills recommendations, and testing programs. All counselors are also available to discuss any academic and personal concerns.

CHS Counselors:

Mrs. Jerri Czosek, Ms. JoAnna Johnson, Ms. Kristy Krotzer, Ms. Brooke Loeffler, Ms. Makenzie Perkins, Ms. Jani Smith, Mr. Cedric Stevenson, Ms. Courtney Bittick

Counseling Services

Appointments

Students who wish to meet with a school counselor need to sign the appointment book in the Counseling Office, and they will be contacted as soon as possible. In the case of an emergency, students will be seen immediately.

Parent Conferences

Parents are encouraged to contact teachers or counselors to obtain information on academic progress. Parent conferences are encouraged and can be scheduled by contacting the student’s assigned counselor. One school wide Parent Conference Night is scheduled each semester. If a parent would like to schedule a meeting with a teacher on one of those designated dates, they may do so by contacting the teacher.

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Academic Tutoring

Tutorial services are conducted on campus by individual teachers free of charge. Tutoring is normally available before or after school by appointment. Students who need extra help with academics should make use of this opportunity. Schedules are available in Counseling.

Transcript Requests

To request a transcript, the student must complete a transcript request form in the Counseling Office. There is a charge of $3.00 for each transcript requested.

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Testing

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Testing

Testing

PSAT

All students enrolled in Honors English I, Honors English II, or AP English Language (11th grade) will take the PSAT. There is a $20 fee for this test.

ACT/SAT

Colleges and universities utilize scores on both of these tests to determine admission and placement and are also used as a determining factor in awarding some scholarships. All juniors in Tennessee are required to take the ACT in semester 2 during the school day. There is no cost for this test. Juniors are strongly encouraged to take the SAT in the spring. This will allow students to begin the college application process in the fall of their senior year. Registration can only be completed on-line and can be accessed by visiting the following web sites:

ACT - www.actstudent.org
SAT- www.sat.collegeboard.org
TNReady State Mandated Assessments & End-of-Course Tests (EOC)

Information on TNReady can be found by visiting the TDOE website :

http://www.tn.gov/education/topic/tnready

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