Discipline is at the heart of Christian adulthood and leadership, for very little can be accomplished without it.
The Conduct Code, school climate, and discipline are designed to teach the students self-control for their own personal development in the imitation of Christ.
The school retains discretion to administer the form of discipline it finds appropriate in any given instance, based on the seriousness of the violation.CCHS CONDUCT CODE
The guidelines set forth in the Conduct Code are designed to teach students self-control and accountability, to present them with a model of what is expected of them for their own personal development and for the good of the school. These standards seek to promote Catholic Gospel values and to foster an environment that is conducive to learning. Love for oneself and for others is the fundamental principle underlying the Conduct Code.
Cooperation between the school and parents is vital. We expect parents to support all Conduct Code policies so that together we can provide our students with a meaningful Catholic education. The school strives to provide for every student the following:
The number of offenses is calculated on a yearly basis and is cumulative from all staff members. In dealing with serious infractions, offenses may be accumulated from the beginning of a student's enrollment at CCHS.
Students who violate several areas of the conduct code will be placed on Disciplinary Probation. Continued poor behavior may lead to a recommendation of transfer or expulsion.DEAN OF STUDENTS
The Dean of Students is responsible for a positive classroom and campus environment. He will work with students, parents, and staff to enforce the Conduct Code and to provide the optimal conditions for accomplishing the school's mission.DETENTION/SCHOOL SERVICE
Students who have violated the Conduct Code are required to serve detention time. Students will receive 24 hour notice from the Dean prior to the detention. Students may be required to provide a service to the school. After school jobs, athletic practice, club participation, and car pools will not serve as an excuse for missing an earned detention. Students who do not attend assigned detention are subject to a second detention and/or suspension (either on- or off-campus). All detention must be cleared to participate in co-curricular activities as well as to take final exams. Teachers may also have their own classroom detention program. Up to 20 minutes detention can be given without prior notification. Teacher will notify parents of longer periods.DISCIPLINARY REFERRAL
A Disciplinary Referral is a written statement from a staff member identifying a problem with a student. The Dean/counselor uses the Disciplinary Referral as a source of information, so that the proper disciplinary action can be taken. In addition, proper documentation of referrals serves as an aid to monitor student progress.SOCIAL SUSPENSION
A student can be placed on Social Suspension by the Dean of Students. During the term of the social suspension, the student will not be permitted to take part in any extra-curricular activities including try-outs, team practices and/or games, attend any school functions, or be allowed to go off campus for lunch as deemed appropriate by the Dean of Students.OFF-CAMPUS SUSPENSION
Students suspended off campus are not allowed to attend classes or participate in any co-curricular activity during the time of suspension. It is the student's responsibility to obtain class work during the suspension. All work is due the day the student returns from the suspension.OFF-CAMPUS SUSPENSION PROCEDURE