Student Code of Conduct
Student Code of Conduct
At ESBCHS, the goal of our student code of conduct is to maintain a positive, productive and safe learning environment for all members of our school community. More specifically, the term “conduct” refers to student behaviour, attitudes, and effort while at school or while involved in school-related activities. We understand that learning to adhere to a code of conduct can be a process for adolescents, and therefore a policy that clearly states expectations and outlines discipline procedures is essential to fostering a positive, safe and productive learning environment for all.
The ESBCHS Student Code of Conduct establishes the parameters for student behavior, and academic effort and is based on the Provincial Education Act and on policies established by Black Gold Regional Schools.
Section 31 of the Province of Alberta’s Education Act states that a student has the responsibility to:
- attend school regularly and punctually
- be ready to learn and actively engage in and diligently
- pursue the student’s education,
- ensure that the student’s conduct contributes to a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment that respects diversity and fosters a sense of belonging, respect the rights of others in the school,
- refrain from, report and not tolerate bullying or bullying behaviour directed toward others in the school, whether or not it occurs within the school building, during the school day or by electronic means,
- comply with the rules of the school and the policies of the board,
- co-operate with everyone authorized by the board to provide education programs and other services,
- be accountable to the student’s teachers and other school staff for the student’s conduct, and
- positively contribute to the student’s school and community.
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To access the entire Student Code of Conduct, please click the link below:
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT (revised September 2020)
ESBCHS Full-time Student Status - 2019-2020
In order to be considered a full-time student, ESBCHS requires that students adhere to Black Gold School Division’s Administrative Procedure 335 on Student Course Loads which reads as follows:
In order to make optimum use of facilities and resources, high school students are to register in sufficient courses each year in order to allow for graduation within three (3) years.
- High school credits are to be registered through the local school
- Grade 10 students are to register for a full course load of forty (40) credits or more
- Grade 11 students are to register for a minimum of thirty-five (35) credits
- Grade 12 students should be registered in a minimum of 30 credits or sufficient credits to qualify for an Alberta High School diploma or Certificate of Achievement.
- A Principal may waive these requirements if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the student’s educational program.