- come to school each day on time wearing their EPA uniform;
- complete all of their schoolwork all of the time;
- follow directions from any EPA adults respectfully and immediately;
- ask questions when they do not understand something;
- conduct themselves in a way that makes them, their family, and their community proud;
- help when they see that help is needed; and
- set goals and work to achieve them
- ensure that EPA Scholars arrive at school each day on time wearing the EPA dress code;
- check that scholars have completed their schoolwork each day;
- remain updated on the academic progress throughout the year of the scholar;
- talk to their children often about their goals and help them to achieve them
- come to school each day prepared to engage our scholars in challenging lessons;
- make themselves available to scholars and their families outside of class;
- keep parents informed about their child’s academic and social progress;
- act as a role model for our youngsters (by being on time, prepared at all times. and always actively listening/learning about the needs of their scholars, etc.);
- create units and lessons that are engaging to scholars and prepare them for high school and college to make sure that each scholar is successful.
- To reinforce and extend skills introduced during class that requires more time to attain mastery than the school hours provide.
- To provide different avenues for experiencing and understanding that material presented in class.
- To help EPA Scholars develop intellectual indolence and responsibility.
- To make a connection between the home and school by providing an opportunity for EPA Scholars to share their work at home.
1/2hour per core subject area). The type and frequency of homework vary from class to class. Teachers are responsible for designing and assigning the homework, and they give specific deadlines. EPA Scholars, need to start organized and aware of upcoming classes and the assignments due. Scholars who come to class with completing a homework assignment should keep in mind that Classwork and Homework total 40 percent of their final grade (see EPA Grading policy).
- Have I done all my homework and projects?
- Have I turned in all my work?
- Am I participating in class?
- 10% Homework
- 30% Classwork/Participation
- 30% Projects/Essays
- 30% Assessments
- Wearing, possessing, using, distributing, displaying, or selling any clothing, jewelry, emblems, badges, symbols, signs, graffiti, or any other affiliation in any gang.
- Committing any act or omission, or using any speech, either verbal or non-verbal (i.e.: gestures, handshakes, etc.), showing membership or affiliation in a gang.
- Using any speech or committing any act or omission in furtherance of the interest of any gang or gang activity, including but not limited to:• Soliciting others for membership in any gang.
• Requesting any person to pay for protection or otherwise intimidating or threatening any person.
• Inciting other students to act with physical violence upon any other person.
• Engaging in concert with others in intimidating, fighting, assaulting, or threatening to assault others.
• Committing any other illegal act or other violation of schools district policies.
Any student grievances are important to the staff of EPA. To ensure that all grievances can be dealt with in an appropriate and timely manner, students should report any grievances IN WRITING to their advisor, the social worker, or the dean, who will assist the student in dealing with the situation.
Every student has the right to attend EPA and school-related activities free from all forms of discrimination on the basis of gender, race, sexuality, disability, or any other reason. EPA considers all forms of harassment to be serious and will consider the full range of disciplinary options, up to and including expulsion.