San Jose Conservation Corps & Charter School

Student Rights and Responsibilities

RIGHTS
  • Students have the right to an education which is and will be of value to them. This includes learning to function in our modern-day society as a responsible citizen.
  • Students have the right to a reasonable expectancy of physical safety and protection of personal property on school grounds during normal school hours and during school sponsored activities.
  • Students have the right to receive respective reasonable treatment at all times from school personnel and each other.
  • Students have the right to talk with teachers, counselors, administrators, and other personnel connected with the school.
  • Students have the right to know each of their teachers grading procedures. They have the right to see the grades in the grade book with an explanation of the grades by the teacher on an individual basis in any class, subject to appointment. Students have the right to have errors on their records corrected.
  • Students have the right to participate, through established student organizational structure (Policy Committee), in the development and revision of policies, rules, and regulations, including curriculum, to which they are subject. They further have the right to be notified reasonably in advance of formation and enforcement of such policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Students 18 years of age or older have the right to sign all official school documents and represent themselves in all school related matters.
  • Students 18 years of age or older have the right to see their own school files. Records of student under age 18 may be reviewed by parents or guardians. Students have the right to insert rebuttals to information and opinions in the file.
  • Students have the right of due process. Students have the right to appeal any action they believe has violated their rights.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Student responsibilities include regular school attendance, conscientious effort in classroom work, and conformance to school rules and regulations. Most of all, students share with administration and faculty a responsibility to develop a climate within the school that is conducive to wholesome learning and living.
  • Students have the responsibility to protect and care for all property and to assist the school staff in operating a safe school for all students. It is also the responsibility of all students to report unusual occurrences and activities, such as vandalism and theft of school and students property, and drug activities,.
  • It is the responsibility of each student to show respect for the rights of teachers, students, administrators, and all others who were involved in the educational process.
  • Students have the responsibility to initiate their request for an appointment to confer with the teacher, counselor, administrator, or any other personnel connected with the school. It shall further be the responsibility of the students to indicate the degree of urgency.
  • Students, who believe a mistake in grading has been made by the teacher, have the responsibility to ask the teacher to review the records within a reasonable time.
  • Students have the responsibility to refrain from any distribution or display of materials which are obscene, libelous or which advocate the commission of unlawful acts. Students have the responsibility not to interfere with the school program. Students are held accountable for their actions.
  • Students have the responsibility to know and follow the rules and regulations concerning curricular and co-curricular activities.
  • Students have the responsibility to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and neatness of dress and to follow safety and health standards. Footwear shall be worn.
  • Students have the responsibility to present their complaints or grievances and possible solutions, in a clear, brief manner within a reasonable time.
  • Students have the responsibility to know their rights under due process. Students have the responsibility, within a reasonable amount of time, to follow the appeals process. The levels of appeal shall be:
    1. Staff person whom it is believed has violated the student’s rights
    2. Immediate Supervisor of the staff person
    3. Assistant Principal or Associate Principal
    4. Principal
    5. Superintendent or his designee