Campus opens at 7:30AM. Students are not permitted on campus before 7:30AM and there is no supervision before this time. Students can purchase a nutritious breakfast provided by VOA for $2.00 per student, except for the students who qualify for free or reduced lunch (Reduced price families pay $0.30). Meals can be paid for in cash or by visiting our website and using the online prepayment system (click here for more information. Classrooms open at 7:45AM and instruction starts promptly at 8:00AM. Students arriving after 8:00AM must enter through the front/main entrance.
After School Dismissal
Behavior Befitting an IB Student
Attendance / Absences
Passing Period Behavior
Drink and Gum on Campus
Personal Technology Devices
○ First time: device taken by teacher or staff member and student may get it
back from them at the end of the day. Parents will be notified via a phone call
○ Second time: parent must pick the device up from the front office.
○ Third time: parent must pick the device up from the Principal and possible suspension.
○ Fourth time: two day suspension, and the student will be required to leave
personal devices in the Principal’s office at the beginning of each school day.
Acceptable Use of School Technology
Students purchasing a lunch form a single file line towards the girls’ changing room. Lunch is also provided by VOA and cost $3.50 per student, except for the students who qualify for free or reduced lunches (Reduced price families pay $0.40). Students can pay with cash or by using the online prepayment system. Students with a sack lunch go straight to the lunch tables. All students must start lunch in the MPR. Students must be given permission before exiting the MPR for clubs or to go to the athletic courts. Students are not permitted to hang out on the outside ramp or stairs. They must be inside the gated athletic court area or inside the building. Special club circumstances may apply. Students are expected to clean up their own lunch mess.
Bullying Definition and Policy
Bullying is defined as any severe or pervasive physical or verbal act or conduct, including communications made in writing or by means of an electronic act, and including one or more acts committed by a student or group of students that constitutes sexual harassment, hate violence or creates an intimidating or hostile educational environment, directed toward one or more students that has or can be reasonably predicted to have the effect of one or more of the following: A. Placing a reasonable pupil or pupils in fear of harm to that pupil’s or those pupils’ person or property. B. Causing a reasonable pupil to experience a substantially detrimental effect on his or her physical or mental health. C. Causing a reasonable pupil to experience a substantial interference with his or her academic performance. D. Causing a reasonable pupil to experience a substantial interference with his or her ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by the Charter School. Cyberbullying is an electronic act that includes the transmission of harassing communication, direct threats, or other harmful texts, sounds, or images on the Internet, social media, or other technologies using a telephone, computer, or any wireless communication device. Cyberbullying also includes breaking into another person’s electronic account and assuming that person’s identity in order to damage that person’s reputation. Electronic act is the transmission of a communication, including, but not limited to, a message, text, sound, or image, or a post on a social network Internet website, by means of an electronic device, including, but not limited to, a telephone, wireless telephone or other wireless communication device, computer or pager. Reasonable pupil is defined as a pupil, including, but not limited to, an exceptional needs pupil, who exercises care, skill, and judgment in conduct for a person of his or her age, or for a person of his or her age with his or her exceptional needs.
All staff are expected to provide appropriate supervision to enforce standards of conduct and, if they observe or become aware of discrimination, intimidation, harassment, or bullying, to intervene as soon as it is safe to do so, call for assistance, and report such incidents. The Board requires staff to follow the procedures in this policy for reporting alleged acts of bullying. All other members of the school community, including students, parents/guardians, volunteers, and visitors, are encouraged to report any act that may be a violation of this policy to the Principal or designee. While submission of a written report is not required, the reporting party is encouraged to use the report form available in the Main Office. However, oral reports shall also be considered. Reports may be made anonymously, but formal disciplinary action cannot be based solely on anonymous information. Students are expected to report all incidents of discrimination, intimidation, harassment, bullying, teasing, or other verbal or physical abuse. Any student who feels she/he is a target of such behavior should immediately contact a teacher, counselor, principal, or staff person so that she/he can get assistance in resolving the issue consistent with this policy. The Charter School acknowledges and respects every individual’s rights to privacy. To that end, consistent with legal requirements, all reports shall be investigated in a manner that protects the confidentiality of the parties and the integrity of the process to the greatest extent possible. The Charter School prohibits any form of retaliation against any reporter in the reporting process, including but not limited to a reporter’s filing of a complaint or the reporting of violations of this policy. Such participation shall not in any way affect the status, grades or work assignments of the reporter.
Upon receipt of a report of harassment, intimidation, or bullying from a student, staff member, parent, volunteer, visitor or affiliate of the Charter School, the Principal or designee will promptly initiate an investigation. At the conclusion of the investigation, the Executive Director or designee will notify the complainant of the outcome of the investigation. However, in no case may the Executive Director or designee reveal confidential student information related to other students, including the type and extent of discipline issued against such students. Complaints shall be investigated and resolved within thirty (30) school days, unless circumstances reasonably require additional time. All records related to any investigation of discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying will remain in a secure location in the Main Office of the Charter School. In those instances when the complaint filed under this policy also requires investigation under the Uniform Complaint Procedures, such investigation will be undertaken concurrently.
Should the Complainant find the Principal or designee resolution unsatisfactory, he/she may within five (5) school days of the date of resolution, file an appeal with the Designated Appeals Committee. In such cases, at least three (3) certificated School employees who are unfamiliar with the case and who have been previously designated and trained for this purpose shall be assembled to conduct a confidential review of the Complainant’s appeal and render a final disposition.
Students who engage in discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including suspension and/or expulsion, as outlined in the Student Discipline Policy of the Charter School.