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Student Guidelines

Academic Progress

Maintaining academic progress is the responsibility of each Knights Academy student. A student must earn a minimum of 2 credits each term. If a student fails to maintain academic progress at Knights Academy, earning fewer than 2 credits in a term, he/she may be placed on academic probation for the next term. Academic probation may result in dismissal from the program if a student fails to meet expected academic progress for two consecutive terms. Students must maintain a daily average grade of 60% or higher to receive credit for a class.

Continual Learning Plan

Each student is required by the State to have a CLP signed by the student and parent(s). This plan will focus on the goals and objectives necessary to reach graduation. The CLP will be completed upon entrance to Knights Academy and will be updated in advisory throughout the year.

Credit Requirements

Students must earn 55 credits in order to graduate with an STMA diploma.

English                         8                                  Fine Arts                                 2

Social Studies               8                                  Physical Education                    2

Math                            6                                  Health                                     2

Science                        6                                  Electives                                  21

Credit Earning Potential per term:

In one 6 week full length class                                   .50 credit

6 classes (8:30-3:00)                                                2.75 credits

Credit Recovery                                                        Up to 3 credits

Support Team

The Knights Academy Support Team is a system designed to effectively deal with concerns regarding student behaviors. The staff would like to work with you, rather than against you, to solve problems. If a staff member notices you are not living up to your Six to Success contract or we are concerned with a particular behavior you may be referred to a Support Team Meeting with the staff. At this meeting, we will share our concerns and you will have an opportunity to share yours. Together, we will come up with a solution to make your experience at Knights Academy more successful. There may, however, be instances in which we will determine that staying at Knights Academy is not an option and we will help you find a more suitable school.

In order to maintain an environment that is safe and inviting for everyone, we do not allow the following actions:

  1. Physical aggression – physical contact that has not reached the fighting stage (tripping, pushing, etc.)
  2. Physical assault – fighting, punching, hitting, kicking, etc.
  3. Verbal assault - verbal exchanges including swearing, and/or yelling directed at another person.
  4. Bullying or Cyberbullying – intimidating, threatening, abusive, or harming conduct that is offensive and materially and substantially interferes with a student’s educational opportunities or performance or ability to participate in school functions or activities or receive school benefits, services, or privileges.
  5. Threats of violence
  6. Harassment – participating in, or conspiring with others to engage in harassing acts which threaten, embarrass, or degrade others. Racial, sexist, or otherwise discriminatory language will not be tolerated.
  7. Theft
  8. Vandalism
  9. Gang representation or activity
  10. Insubordination – refusal to follow reasonable requests of staff
  11. Consistent disruptive behavior
  12. Leaving the building during the school day without permission from a staff member
  13. Plagiarism or any form of cheating.
  14. Use of cell phone during class without permission of the teacher. Teachers may let you use the internet for class research purposes, but permission must be obtained.

In order to maintain an environment that is conducive to learning and free from distraction, we do not allow the following items:

  1. Inappropriate attire – this includes sunglasses, sagging pants, low cut shirts, and coats or any clothing that displays obscenities, racism, profanity, or substances illegal for those under 21.
  2. Weapons – 10-day suspension with the possibility of expulsion.