We are an alternative school, this is a school that has been established to provide instructional courses to eligible at-risk youth so they can earn a high school diploma. All students who want to attend here must have a At-Risk Checklist filled out by a former administrator or counselor and they must be willing to abide by all following rules and policies.
Classes are from 8:40 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:40 a.m. to 1:30 on Friday. Students must remain in the building during school hours, except during lunch when they are allowed to leave campus. All Students leaving the building during school must check in and out with the office.
A student may miss up to 7 hours (1 day plus 2 hours) during a block. If a student goes over the allowed 7 hours, he/she will be dismissed from the remainder of that block and all of the following block. Students up to 30 minutes late (or students who leave up to 30 minutes early) will be counted tardy. Students will be allowed 2 tardies each block. If a student is tardy three times, he/she may be dismissed from the block. If, however, there is "time" left in the seven hours, a teacher may opt to take the time (1 1/2 or 2 hours) rather than dismiss the student.
If the student is more than 30 minutes late, or leaves more than 30 minute early, his/her time will be counted as missing the entire time segment of the day (1 1/2 or 2 hours). Students may accumulate absentee time up to the 7-hour mark, after which they will be dismissed.
Students are not allowed to leave class--except at break and lunch--without permission from, and at the discretion of, the teacher.
Students who are not in school (or have not called in, in certain cases) by 9:00 a.m. on the first day of each block will be dropped from the block and placed on the waiting list.
Students who are absent or tardy for unusual and unavoidable reasons (as determined by the staff and administration) may be allowed to make up time and work for the block.
Students with absences totaling more that 7 hours will lose credit. Any student who must leave the block for any reason will have to sit out the rest of that block and all of the following block before having their names added to the bottom of the waiting list.
Students who are dismissed from two blocks for any reason will not be allowed to return during the school year and will be enrolled as a student at Madison Online High School, our district online school. Students who are dismissed for cause must pay a $25.00 re-entry fee.
Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled twice yearly. They will be held at the middle of the first and second trimesters to discuss students' progress. Please check your calendars and notes home for those specific times and dates. Should the need arise for a conference at any other time during the school year, please don't hesitate to contact your student's teacher to schedule an appointment.
Students not enrolled in CHS may not be on campus.
Students may not have alcohol, drugs, tobacco, weapons, lighters, pornography, or any other unacceptable material.
Fighting, vandalism, theft, harassment, or profanity will not be tolerated.
Disruptive behavior or disrespectful behavior may be grounds for being dismissed from the block.
Students found to be talking excessively or in other ways disrupting class will benefit from the following actions:
One warning from the teacher
One principal warning, which includes a phone call to parents and/or probation officer in which student explains the reason for their trip to the principals office
Removal from the school for the remainder of the current block and all of the following block.
All students attending Central High School are required to wear the approved school uniform. See Uniform Dress Policy for details.
CHS reserves the right for mandatory substances abuse testing at the discretion of the administration. This is provided to help students with rehabilitation, not for criminal purposes.
There is a $25.00 fee collected at registration.
As part of the curriculum, students are sometimes provided the opportunity of visiting places of interest in the community. You will be asked to give written permission for such field trips. When your child\'s class is planning a field trip, a note will be sent home with the child providing details concerning the field trip.
Students are required to do all assignments on the teacher's syllabus or schedule before leaving the block. Students are encouraged to maintain high grades. Students failing any block will be dismissed for that block and the one following. If there is a waiting list, the student's name will be put on the bottom of the list; there is no guarantee they will be readmitted to school if there are other students waiting.
Students may not leave the building during class times or at break. They may leave during the lunch hour. Parents should report to the office when picking up a child during school hours. Please do not go directly to the classroom. See Visitors.
If a child needs to be given prescription medications at school, the medication should be sent in the original container. All dispensing of medication requires a signed request from the parents and student's physician. Directions must also be included. The medication will remain in the office, where the student will come to take it.
We discourage students from bringing personal items to school. The school will not assume responsibility for personal items that are lost, stolen, or otherwise damaged. Cell phones may not be used in the building at any time. (See Telephone Calls for more information.) iPods and other stereo equipment are not allowed in the school. Infractions of these rules will result in the items being confiscated by the office personnel.
Parents may access information about student progress and grades, attendance, or lunch status from the PowerSchool tab on the district homepage at http://msd321.com/ . When registering, students and parents will be issued a student ID number and password. If the access information is ever misplaced, please contact our office to receive that information again.
Teachers and students will not be called from class to answer the telephone except in cases of emergency. Telephone messages will be delivered to the classroom as soon as possible.
Students must have permission from the classroom teacher to use the phone. Please plan ahead and make all after school arrangements ahead of time.
Cell phone use will not be tolerated in the building. Students should make sure their phone is "off" and/or left in their car or at home. Cell phones will be confiscated if seen or heard, and the following return schedule applies:
1st offense: student may have phone back at the end of the school day.
2nd offense: student may have phone back when he/she has completed his/her credit OR student will be dismissed from Central High fro the remainder of that block and the following block.
3rd offense: student will be dismissed from Central High for the remainder of that block and for the following block.
All visitors/volunteers must check in at the office when entering the building to obtain a visitor's pass and/or gain access to classrooms.