BULLYING POLICY - As stated in our handbook
Executive Preparatory Academy of Finance takes pride in embracing individuality. This is the essence of the creative process and the feeling of being safe at our school, and has always been an essential part of our culture. We have a no tolerance policy regarding bullying, name-calling and taunting. Bullying is defined as the deliberate antagonistic action or creation of a situation with the intent of inflicting emotional, physical, or psychological distress. The behavior may be a single or repeated act and may be electronic, indirect, non-verbal, psychological, sexual, social, physical or verbal. Any behavior seen as falling into the “bullying” category will be dealt with swift disciplinary action.
CYBER BULLYING / HARASSMENT - As stated in our handbook
Executive Preparatory Academy of Finance will not tolerate cyber bullying within Executive Preparatory Academy of Finance by students, staff, or parents. Cyber bullying is prohibited while using Executive Preparatory Academy of Finance’s network (whether accessed on campus or off campus, either during or after school hours) or using outside networks. Cyber bullying is defined as the use of electronic communications (e.g., email, chat rooms, text messaging, social networks, blogs, etc.) to bully others. Specifically, this can include teasing,
intimidating, threatening or terrorizing another person by sending or posting offensive content. Such offensive content includes, but is not limited to, sexual comments or images, racial slurs, gender-specific comments, or comments about one’s appearance, sexual preference, race, religion, ethnicity, or disability.Students who feel that they have been the victims of such misuses of technology should follow the
- Do not respond to the person accused of the cyber bullying;
- Document specific instances of cyber bullying (i.e. save or print documents when possible, take pictures of the offensive material, keep a record of each instance of cyber bullying) and do not erase the offending material from the system, if possible.
- Immediately report the incident to the administration.
All reports of harassment in cyberspace committed against members of the Executive Preparatory Academy of Finance community will be fully investigated. Sanctions may include, but are not limited to, the loss of computer privileges, a parent/guardian conference, detention, suspension or expulsion from Executive Preparatory Academy of Finance, and/or notification to the police.
EXECUTIVE PREPARATORY ACADEMY OF FINANCE MATH PLACEMENT POLICY 2016-2017
This policy of the Executive Preparatory Academy of Finance (the “Charter School”) Board of Directors (“Board”) has been adopted to establish a fair, objective, and transparent protocol for placement in mathematics courses for students entering 9th grade, in order to ensure the success of every student and to meet the Legislative intent of the California Mathematics Placement Act of 2015. This policy is effective as of the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year.
In determining the mathematics course placement for incoming 9th grade students, the Charter School systematically takes multiple objective academic measures of student performance into consideration that may include, but are not limited to:
- Statewide mathematics assessments, including any interim and summative assessments through the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (“CAASPP”);
- Placement tests that are aligned to state-adopted content standards in mathematics;
- Recommendation, if available, of each student’s 8th grade mathematics teacher based on classroom assignments and grades;
- Final grade in mathematics on the student’s official, end of the year 8th grade report card;
- Results from all placement checkpoints, including at least one (1) placement checkpoint within the first month of the school year as described in Section 3, below.
When a student does not qualify to be enrolled in a higher-level mathematics course based on a consideration of the objective measures specified above, he/she may nevertheless be admitted to the course based on the recommendation of a teacher or counselor who has personal knowledge of the student’s academic ability.
The Charter School will provide at least one (1) placement checkpoint within the first month of the school year to ensure accurate placement and permit reevaluation of individual student progress. All mathematics teachers responsible for teaching 9th grade students will assess the mathematics placements for each 9th grade student assigned to the teacher’s mathematics class. The teacher’s assessment will take into consideration factors which may include, but are not limited to, the student’s classroom assignments, quizzes, tests, exams, classroom participation, and any comments provided by the student, the student’s parent/legal guardian, and/or the student’s other teachers regarding the student’s mathematics course placement. Any student, found to be misplaced by the teacher and Charter School Principal, shall be placed in the appropriate mathematics course by the Charter School.
The Charter School Principal, or his or her designee, shall examine aggregate student placement data annually to ensure that students who are qualified to progress in mathematics courses based on their performance on objective academic measures included in Section 1 of this policy are not held back in a disproportionate manner on the basis of their race, ethnicity, gender, or socioeconomic background. The Charter School shall annually report the aggregate results of this review to the Charter School Board.
The Charter School offers clear and timely recourse for each student and his or her parent or legal guardian who questions the student’s placement. If a student disagrees with a placement, the student (or the parent/guardian on the student’s behalf) shall be able to submit a written appeal to the Charter School Principal. The Charter School’s Principal contact information is: 2814 W. Manhattan Beach Blvd. Gardena, CA 90249.
The Principal or his or her designee shall use objective measures, such as the measures described in Section 1, to determine if a student’s placement was appropriate. The Principal or his or designee shall make a decision on the appeal and such decision will be final.
Charter School staff shall implement this policy and placement practices uniformly and without regard to students’ race, sex, gender, nationality, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, or other subjective or discriminatory consideration.
This policy is adopted pursuant to the Mathematics Placement Act of 2015, enacted as Education Code Section 51224.7.
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