Secondary Student Handbook

 

AMERICAN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

SECONDARY STUDENT HANDBOOK


Welcome to American Leadership Academy

The educational foundation you receive at American Leadership Academy will, in many ways, determine your future academic path.  It is up to you to make the most of the opportunities available.

It is the responsibility and obligation of the student to strive for and to meet the goals, which will lead to his/her success, and maintain an approach that is within the guidelines of American Leadership Academy policies and procedures.

SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT

American Leadership Academy partners with families to provide comprehensive educational experiences, character development through leadership, and individualized student learning for college and career readiness.


SECONDARY ADMINISTRATION

 

The School Handbook has been written to provide important information concerning specific rules, policies and procedures related to the safety and operation of our school.  In order for our school to operate safely and efficiently, you and your student(s) must be familiar with and abide by the expectations, procedures and rules outlined in this handbook.  All Board policies are listed on our school website

 

It is the policy of American Leadership Academy not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, or any other legally protected classification in its educational programs, activities, admissions, access, treatment, or employment practices.


ALA FIGHT SONG

Screaming Eagles soar through the sky,

We work really hard and we set our goals high.

Braver and stronger than all the rest,

We’re brothers and sisters, we’re the best.

Honor and courage, integrity,

Are some of the things that we try to be,

Loyal to navy, the red and the white,

Fighting, soaring screaming eagles,

Fight, Fight, Fight!

E-A-G-L-E-S A-L-A is the Best!


ACTIVITY/ID CARDS

Students are issued an identification/activity card at the beginning of the school year.  Activity cards provide free or reduced admission to many of the school activities.  Each activity card must only be used by the person to whom it was issued and will be confiscated if used inappropriately.  Replacement cards are available with a fee of $5.00.  If a student exits the school his/her activity card needs to be turned in.


ALCOHOL AND DRUG VIOLATIONS

School policy prohibits use, possession, sale or distribution of alcohol, controlled substance, imitation controlled substance, or drug paraphernalia on campus or at any school-sponsored activity or in any vehicle used by the school to transport students to or from an activity during any time of day or night.  Violation consequences may include, but are not limited to an automatic law enforcement referral, suspension, mandatory parent conference, activity probation, or expulsion.


ASSEMBLIES

Assemblies are for the enjoyment of all students.  Students are expected to attend the assembly or another assigned area and remain until the program is over.  We expect students to be respectful of others by listening, showing courtesy, and being positive at all times.  Disorderly students will be removed from the assembly and may forfeit future assembly privileges.  No food, drink or gum is allowed in the auditorium.  The use of electronic devices are not allowed.


ATHLETIC EVENTS & SPORTSMANSHIP

Since athletics must operate within the framework of sound educational principles, it follows:

    1. Athletic teams at American Leadership Academy come under the jurisdiction of and are required to abide by the rules of the Utah High School Activities Association so that all athletes may compete under identical standards.
    2. Those who take advantage of the privilege to participate in athletics, either as an athlete or spectator, are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not detract from the educational environment.
    3. Competitors, coaches, officials, and spectators enter into competition knowing that errors are a normal part of an activity and are likely to happen. Anyone can make a mistake.
    4. Although winning is certainly an admirable goal, it is hollow if it comes at the expense of morals, ethics, and common sense.

The following spectator behavior is expected. GENERAL SPORTSMANSHIP GUIDELINES (FROM THE UHSAA HANDBOOK):

    1. Be courteous to all (participants, coaches, officials, staff, and fans).
    2. Know the rules. Abide by and respect officials’ decisions.
    3. Win with character and lose with dignity.
    4. Display appreciation for good performance regardless of the team.
    5. Exercise self-control & reflect positively upon yourself, the team, & the school.
    6. Permit only positive sportsmanlike behavior to reflect on your school and its activities.

Spectators may be asked to leave contests or may be banned from attending future contests.


ATTENDANCE POLICY

(POLICY 3010)

American Leadership Academy is committed to quality education.  We are concerned when a child misses school for any reason.  The process of education requires a continuity of instruction, class participation, learning experience, and study.  Frequent absences of students from day-to-day classroom experiences disrupts their educational and instructional progress.

Utah Compulsory Attendance Laws (Code 53A-11-101-105) require that “every school age child (ages 6-18) be enrolled in school and attend regularly.”  Parents and students are responsible for regular attendance.  Students may be excused from school attendance for valid and legitimate reasons: illness, medical appointment, family emergencies, death of family member or close friend, observance of religious holidays and family activity or travel (approved and arranged in advance with the principal.)

Parents/guardians are asked to call or email the attendance office within 24 hours to notify the school of their child’s absence.   A 24-hour voicemail service is available for their convenience at 801-794-2226.  Voicemail or email messages should include the following:

    • Student’s name
    • Grade
    • Date of the absence
    • Reason for absence
    • Parent/guardian name

For additional information concerning attendance procedures:  Refer to Policy Attendance 3010


BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS

As an American Leadership Academy student, you will be held responsible for your actions. Your behavior is your decision, and the consequences, positive or negative are yours. Your first responsibility, then, is to decide how you should conduct yourself while you are at school. Your second responsibility is to be prepared to accept the consequences of your actions.


BELL SCHEDULE

7th & 8th BELL SCHEDULE

PERIOD  TIME MINUTES
1ST  8:00 a.m. to 9:18 a.m. 78 minutes
2ND  9:23 a.m. to 10:48 a.m 85 minutes
LUNCH  10:48 a.m. to 11:23 a.m. 35 minutes
3RD  11:28 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 77 minutes
4TH  12:50 p.m. to 2:08 p.m. 78 minutes
5TH  2:13 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 77 minutes
9th-12th BELL SCHEDULE
PERIOD  TIME MINUTES
1ST  8:00 a.m. to 9:18 a.m. 78 minutes
2ND  9:23 a.m. to 10:48 a.m 85 minutes
3rd  10:53 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. 77 minutes
3RD  12:10 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. 35 minutes
4TH  12:50 p.m. to 2:08 p.m. 78 minutes
5TH  2:13 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 77 minutes


CALENDAR 2020-2021

First Day of School August 12
Labor Day September 7th
First Term Ends October 16th
Thanksgiving Holiday November 25th-29th
Christmas Break December 18th- January 1st
 Classroom Resumes January 4th
 MLK Holiday January 18th
 President's Day February 15th
 Spring Break April 2nd- 9th
 School Ends May 27th

CHANGE OF ADDRESS & PHONE NUMBER

It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to contact the school (801-794-2226 ext. 219) in the event of a phone or address change.  Parents should provide the school with both home and work numbers in order that the school may contact them in an emergency.


CITIZENSHIP

Students are expected to treat each other and staff with dignity, courtesy, and respect.  Appropriate language is expected at school and activities.  Abusive, vulgar, and profane language will not be tolerated and is subject to disciplinary action.


CLASS CHANGES

Schedule changes should be made before the start of each semester. Changes after two weeks into the term will cost $10.00 for each class affected. There is no fee for class changes that are beyond the student’s control.  There will be no schedule changes at the term break except those initiated by teacher or administrators, when an additional class is added AND when all teachers involved approve the change. No change is complete and official until the teachers receive official notification of the change from counseling. Students are responsible to see that their schedules are correct.


CLUBS

(POLICY 3280)

Becoming involved in at least one club greatly enhances your school experience.  Every club has its own requirements as well as a social program which affords an opportunity to get acquainted with students who have interests similar to yours.  All are welcome to participate.  All clubs require a faculty sponsor and approval by the school administration.


COMPUTER INTERNET USE AGREEMENT

All students and their parents are required to sign a Computer Use Agreement at the beginning of each school year.  Access to computers and Internet resources are provided for educational purposes only and students must not send or request offensive or illegal material.  Students who violate the rules associated with this agreement may have privileges revoked and subject to disciplinary or legal action.


CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT

Concurrent Enrollment courses are a great benefit to ALA students.  Students can experience college coursework in a controlled environment designed for high school students, as well as save time and money.  Courses can be taken dually for high school and college credit.  Credits will be issued on both an ALA high school transcript, as well as a Utah Valley University transcript. All college bound students are encouraged to take concurrent enrollment coursework before graduation. Students also have the opportunity to complete an AA/AS degree if they choose.

Concurrent Enrollment (CE) classes are taught by ALA teachers in ALA classrooms during the regular school day.  The CE courses are approved by UVU and contain college coursework and curriculum. They provide the student the opportunity to attend a smaller class taught by teachers they know that can give one-on-one assistance to the student.  Contact the counseling center for further information.


COUNSELING CENTER

Comprehensive guidance and counseling services are available to all students.  These services include assistance with educational planning, interpretation of test scores, career and occupational information, evaluation of credits and grades, information on scholarships and financial aid, assistance with personal problems, or any questions a student would like to discuss with the counselor.  Counselors will schedule individual appointments with each student and parent to review their Student Education/Occupational Plan (SEOP) during the school year.


DANCES 

Only ALA students are allowed at non-date dances.  While students are not required to wear school dress code, they are required to dress modestly and may be asked to leave if not dressed appropriately.


DISCIPLINE BEHAVIOR

(POLICY 3030)

Students at American Leadership Academy are expected to act as examples and leaders in all settings. This includes making choices in accordance to the Discipline Behavior Policy and taking responsibility for their actions. We believe that every student should have the opportunity to learn in an environment which is safe, conducive to the learning process, and free from unnecessary disruption.

Prohibited conduct is forbidden at school, on school property, including school vehicles and at any school activity.  A serious violation that threatens or harms a school, school property, a person connected with school or property associated with a person connected with school is forbidden regardless of where it occurs.

In accordance with the reciprocity agreements and understandings with other school districts in the State of Utah, it is the practice of American Leadership Academy to recognize and honor disciplinary action imposed upon a student by other school districts and schools. Accordingly, American Leadership Academy will not enroll a student who is currently under suspension or expulsion from another school district or school. In addition, a student may be denied admission to American Leadership Academy on the basis of having been suspended or expelled from another school district or school during the preceding twelve months. Utah Code Ann., 53A-11-904(3).


DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, RETALIATION PROHIBITED

(POLICY 3080)

The administration will investigate all reports of violations of this policy and will take steps to stop violations, prevent recurrence, and remedy effects of violations as appropriate.

The school prohibits unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation that creates a hostile work or learning environment for other employees or students of the school, in all aspects of employment, and by all students and employees while on school premises, or during school-sponsored activities.

Any student who engages in prohibited discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, may be subject to discipline up to and including expulsion. 

Grievance procedures have been established for persons alleging education program discrimination or other related violation of civil rights, including discrimination carried out by employees, students, or third parties, and may file a complaint with the building administrator.


DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS

Each teacher issues a disclosure statement for his/her own class at the beginning of the course.  All students are expected to abide by classroom standards and procedures as outlined in the disclosure statements.


DISTANT EDUCATION

Live Interactive, previously known at ALA as Ed-net. Courses are broadcasted during the school day via direct live feed from UVU. Students participate in the “real time” college class being taught by a UVU professor. They can ask questions and view all that is occurring in the college classroom through a screen. Courses follow UVU’s academic calendar and are offered spring/fall and summer semester.
This program allows a high school student to obtain their Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree before they graduate from high school if they so desire.  Students may begin live interactive courses their freshman year.  In order to take live interactive courses, in-coming sophomores must have a 3.5 GPA.


DRESS CODE

(POLICY 3020)

The dress code was created to help promote unity, prevent socioeconomic discrimination, and create a learning environment free of unnecessary distractions. The dress code promotes modesty and avoids pit falls of “cool’ fads or styles.  Students are required to know and follow the accepted dress code.

 

American Leadership Academy K- 12th Dress Code Guidelines

If item is not in the dress code it is not allowed.  No items may display skulls, alcohol/drug, or gang related references or pictures.  Questionable items is determined by administration discretion. All items must be modest including shoulders, back and midriff covered and length to the knee.

Bottom Colors Top Colors
Navy Blue Flag Red
Black Navy Blue
Tan White
Black
Bottoms Grey (7th-12th Color)
Solid in bottom colors. Tan (7th-12th Color)
No torn, holes, ripped, frayed or faded pants.
No leggings, jeans or athletic wear. Skirts/Dress/Jumpers/Suits
Not excessively loose or too tight, shorts not higher than 1 inch above knee. May be worn in solid school bottom colors.
Tops Must not be higher then 1 inch above the knee.
Solid in top colors. No denim, lace or leather material.
No logos, or may have authorized school logo. May wear white, navy, or black leggings underneath.
Shirts must have a collar, buttons and sleeves (no sleeveless or tanks allowed). Must wear dress code shirt with skirt, jumper, or suit.
Dress must have collar and buttons.
No see-through materials and buttoned to a modest level. Dress Down Day
Undershirts allowed in top colors only, but must have on a dress code shirt. Must wear modest clothing with nothing offensive or gang references.
Administrations discretion. No holes, ripped or torn clothing.
Outerwear in Classrooms PE/Dance/Team
Solid in top colors. A school approved uniform must be purchased for these classes, and practice times.
No logos, or may have authorized school logo. Dress Code for Dances
Must have dress code shirt underneath.
You may not wear any hood up during the day.
All clothing must be modest meaning shoulders, back and midriff covered and length to the knee.
Shoes/Socks May be asked to leave if clothing is considered inappropriate by chaperones.
No flip flops, slides, slippers, lights or wheels. Spirit Dress Day
Socks must be matching. May wear dress code shirt or spirit shirt.
Hair/Make up/Accessories Dress code pants or Jeans allowed, no holes, torn or ripped pants.
No more than 1 earring per ear. No sweats or basketball shorts.
No tattoos showing while on campus at any time. Friday School Dress Code
Make-up appropriate for school as deemed by administration. May wear 'dress down day' clothing.
No bandanas, hats, beanies, or sunglasses worn in building. Dress Code Discipline
Natural human colored hair only, kept out of eyes. If student is unable to have dress code fixed.
They may be given a jumpsuit to wear during the school day, or attend ISS,
No extreme or distracting hair styles. Student will still be written up because they came to school out of dress code.
Headbands in solid school or patterned top colors only, no logos. Violation # 1-5; The student is written up, parent called,
dress code fixed and student returned to class.
Clean shaven face. Violation # 6 meet with administration to determine school suspension.
Ties/Scarves must be solid or patterned in school top colors.
Approved 1-24-19

 


ELECTRONIC DEVICES

(POLICY 3070)

The use of CD players, iPods, headsets, pagers, cell phones, cameras, or other personal electronic equipment is not permitted during class time in the classroom unless a teacher or school administrator has authorized the use of electronic devices during a class period or other school activity by showing that it benefits and enhances the students’ education.  Electronic devices must be either turned off or held in a secure place by the teacher,  during class quizzes, tests and standardized assessments, unless specifically allowed by law, an IEP, a Section 504 Accommodation Plan, a Health Care Plan, or testing/assessment directions.  Students may use an electronic device in an emergency situation that threatens the health, safety or well-being of students (including themselves), school employees or others.

Any type of personal electronic device that has the capability to take photographs or to record video will not be used in restrooms, locker rooms, or any other area that privacy is assumed.  No pornography may be on any electronic device.  Criminal laws will be enforced if found. 

If students intentionally use or respond to electronic devices during instructional time, without teacher permission, or violate this policy, they will have their electronic device taken by a school official.  The school is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen electronic equipment.  Students bringing such equipment to school do so at their own risk and bear the responsibility for loss, theft, or damage.


ELECTIONS

Elections for Student Body Officers and Class Officers are held in the spring of each year.  Student Body Officer Candidates must have earned at least a 3.0 GPA each of the two quarters immediately preceding the election and no unexcused absences.  After elected, the officers must maintain their eligibility and be in good standing or they will be placed on probation or be removed.  Students must be enrolled full time in order to be eligible to run or serve in an elected office.  No student may hold more than one political office during the calendar year.


EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS & DRILLS

School fire drills and lock downs are an essential piece of our Emergency Response Plan at American Leadership Academy and as a school we are required to hold them.  To ensure the safety of all students and staff, it is imperative that both understand and practice the basic procedures of fire and lock down drills.  In the event of an emergency, students will evacuate the building under the direction of their current teacher for roll call and further instructions.  In case of an emergency that requires the students to evacuate the campus, parents will be notified through email, phone calls or texts with information and instructions on how to pick up their students.


ENROLLMENT

American Leadership Academy has an open-enrollment policy and does not discriminate in its admissions or enrollment practices on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, religion, gender, income level, disability or any other classification protected by law.

In accordance with Utah State Law, children must turn five (5) on or before September 1st of the school year in order to enroll in kindergarten.  Children who do not meet the age requirement will not be enrolled.


FEES/FINES

Information concerning registration will be sent out in July.  Registration fees are due at time of registration and can be paid at the JH front office.

Seniors may not participate in graduation ceremonies if they have outstanding fines or fees due.

Students are responsible for all materials issued to them during the course of the year.  If these materials are lost or damaged, it is the student’s responsibility to make restitution as soon as possible.


FEE WAIVERS

A parent/guardian may apply for a fee waiver by submitting a Fee Waiver Application.  Those applications are made available to all parents/guardians prior to the beginning of each school year and are also available in the Finance office of the school.  A parent/guardian may apply for free or reduced lunch by filling out a Free and Reduced Application at the beginning of each school year.  These applications can be found at the Junior High front office.


FERPA

(Policy 3140)

School employees are directed not to disclose personal information about students or their school performance unless the individual or agency requesting such information has both a legal right and a legitimate educational need to obtain it.  The purpose of this policy is to assure students and their parents or guardians of their rights under the law, including the following:

1. The right to examine and request the amendment of education records (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). 2. The right to limit access to student records and/or personal information, in certain circumstances, by requiring the prior written consent of a parent or guardian before the information or records can be released (FERPA). 3. The right to be notified of, examine, and either consent to or opt out of, participating in surveys or educational activities that relate to specific protected areas (Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA). 4. In the event of a security breach that releases “personally identifiable student data,” American Leadership Academy will notify a student’s parent or guardian of the breach. 5. The right to deny the release of names, addresses, and telephone numbers of high school students to military or college recruiters (Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)).


FIELD TRIPS

Due to School Trust land funds and donations by parents, we are fortunate to continue our wonderful, educational field trips for our students. These field trips are planned to enhance state standards and curriculum and are not mandatory for students. When a class field trip is planned, the teacher will send home a field trip permission slip. The student must return the signed slip in order to participate.

Chaperones may be charged an entrance fee to the activity if applicable.  Siblings will not be allowed to attend the field trip with the chaperones. 

If parents are driving students to the field trip they will be required to take an online driving test.


FINE ARTS ELIGIBILITY

American Leadership Academy strongly supports extracurricular activities and encourages students and families participate in wholesome recreational activities. However, as an institution of learning and education, our first priority is to ensure every student is receiving an appropriate education. As such, American Leadership Academy will require all students to be on track academically for graduation prior to trying out for any fine arts team, group, company or club that requires travel, rehearsal, practice, or out of class participation.  Grades will be checked at the end of each term and if a student has received an F in a core class they will be not be able to perform until the F is made up.

Procedure: prior to tryouts students will obtain documentation from the counselors that demonstrates the student is on track for graduation. Any student who is not on track for graduation will be required to create a remediation plan with the counselors and their parent, be enrolled in and pay all associated remediation fees, and have an administrator’s signature before trying out. If the student does not follow the plan and complete the required coursework as outlined in the plan the student will be dropped from the group, team, company, or club.


FIRE AND SAFETY

No person shall be allowed to use flammable materials, lighters, matches, candles or any kind of open flame in the school building except when using laboratory or domestic science equipment and under supervision of a teacher.  Violation of this policy is considered to be a severe infraction which will result in suspension or expulsion and law enforcement referral.


FLIERS, POSTERS & PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

All promotional materials, reminders, and other posters will be approved by the advisor of the organization and an administrator prior to their display.  The organizations shall be responsible for upkeep, removal, and disposal of materials posted.


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

A student must earn 26 academic credits in the following areas in order to receive a regular diploma.

Grade Level Specific Requirements
9th Grade 11th Grade
1.0 credit English 1.0 credit English
1.0 credit Mathematics 1.0 credit Mathematics
0.5 credit Geography 1.0 credit Science
1.0 credit Science 1.0 credit World Civilization
0.5 credit Business Office Specialist 0.5 Financial Literacy
0.5 credit PE 0.5 credit PE
10th Grade 12th Grade
1.0 credit English 1.0 credit English
1.0 credit Mathematics 1.0 credit Mathematics
1.0 credit Science 0.5 credit US Government & Citizenship
1.0 credit US History
0.5 credit Health Taken in grade of choice
0.5 credit PE 1.5 credits Fine Arts
1.0 credits CTE
6.0 credits Electives

HAZING AND BULLYING

(POLICY 3050)

Hazing is defined as the act of harassing or playing abusive and humiliating tricks on individuals, or causing embarrassment to an individual.  Hazing is against the law.  No hazing of any kind will be tolerated. 

Any form of bullying is not allowed at school, on the way to school, on the way home from school, or at school sponsored activities.  Bullying is behavior that is intended to cause harm or stress, exists in a relationship in which there is an imbalance of power, and may be repeated over time.  Please report any bullying or hazing to a teacher or administrator.  Students involved in any hazing or bullying activities may be suspended or expelled from school and face disciplinary action or law enforcement referrals.


IMMUNIZATIONS

Utah law states: “All school age children (K-12) must have a completed Immunization Certificate on file.  If the child does not have this certificate on file, he/she can be denied admission to the school.”  All students entering the school must have immunization records on file, present evidence of exemption, or have the immunization records with them when they register.


LIBRARY

Students are encouraged to use the library often to browse, read, research, and study.

    1. Users are expected to conduct themselves in such a manner as to make quiet study possible for all.
    2. If the user persists in causing a disturbance after individual library service has been offered, he/she will be asked to leave
    3. Students found damaging materials or furniture or vandalizing library property in any way will be subject to disciplinary action.

Proof of identification may be required for use of the library facility and all library materials and equipment.


LOCKERS

Lockers are school property and are loaned to students for their convenience.  The school reserves the right to inspect lockers.  Lockers must be kept clean and free from stickers, fire-hazard material, etc.  Fines can be assessed for locker damage or un-cleanliness.  Only the student assigned to a locker is eligible to use the locker.  For safety measures money and/or valuable items should not be kept in lockers.


LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS

All lost and found articles should be turned in immediately.  Items must be accurately identified by their owners before being returned.  Useful items that are not claimed will be donated to charity.  Everyone should take precautions to avoid the loss of personal belongings.  Personal property brought to school for any reason is solely the responsibility of the owner.  Lost or stolen items should be reported immediately to the school as well as theft of personal property.  The school is not responsible for theft but will assist in filing a police report and conducting an investigation.  Theft is a violation of the school discipline policy and may result in disciplinary action and a law enforcement referral.


LUNCH PROGRAM

American Leadership Academy offers a state and federally approved lunch program.  Menus are found on the school’s website on our School Lunch Page.

Food service maintains an account for each student.  Students are encouraged to purchase meals in advance in lieu of carrying cash daily.  Meals can be purchased at the junior high front desk.  Meals can also be purchased online through our website. Students may also bring a lunch.

Free and Reduced Lunch

Students may be eligible for free or reduced price lunch based on federal income guidelines.  Forms are available in the school office and on the ALA website.  Applications must be submitted for each household annually, and they may be submitted at any time during the school year should the need arise.  Disclosure of free and reduced price meal application and eligibility information will be limited in accordance with applicable law.


MEDICATION AT SCHOOL

Prescription medication and over-the-counter drugs that are administered to students at school on a regular basis will only be administered with the specific written request of the student’s parent/guardian.    A student Medicine Request Release Agreement form is required.  The parent/guardian must deliver all medications to the school.  Students are not to carry medications to or from school.  All medications are to be delivered in the original pharmacist or manufacturer-labeled container.  Any medication not delivered in the appropriate container cannot be administered.  Unused medications must be picked up by the parent/guardian at the end of the school year, or they will be discarded.

Ibuprofen or acetaminophen may be requested by a student at school if they call their parent/guardian and get permission to be given this medication. 

For more information visit our:  ALA Medical Page


OBJECTIONABLE MATERIALS

There may be times a parent finds certain lessons, books, or materials objectionable for various reasons. If a parent finds objectionable material, he/she should contact his/her teacher via e-mail. Teachers will work with parents to find alternative lessons to meet the lesson objectives.


PARKING PERMITS

In order to park on school property, students must have a parking permit displayed on the rear view mirror of the vehicle.  To obtain the permit, students must register their vehicle at the Junior High Administration Building front office.


PE CLOTHES

All students are required to wear a school issued PE uniform during their PE class.  The cost for the uniform is $15.00 and can be bought online at our ALA Online School Store


PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION

Public displays of affection are considered inappropriate.  A school campus is not a place for overt displays of physical affection between students.  Students who fail to restrain from public displays of affection may be required to have a parent conference with administration.


SCHOLARSHIPS

Many scholarships are available to students.  While donors of these scholarships are interested in students who have achieved scholastic excellence, they also look closely at those who exhibit good citizenship, qualities of leadership, and development of individual talents.  Students interested in scholarships should contact a counselor.  They will be helpful in providing additional information as well as assisting students in preparing and applying.  Students may also write to the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office of any particular college.  Senior students should be aware of early application deadlines.


SEARCHES

Do not bring inappropriate items to school or to any school activities.  Lockers are the property of the school and can be searched at any time by school administration or their designee.  School personnel can also search personal property and vehicles on school campus or during school activities based on reasonable suspicion.


SKATES, ROLLER BLADES, SKATEBOARDS, LONG BOARDS

No skates, roller blades, skateboards or long boards are to be used on any area of the ALA campus.


SNOWBALLS

Injuries can and do occur because of snowballs. Throwing snowballs in a public place is against the law. Violators will be fined $10.  Repeat offenders will be referred to the Spanish Fork Police Department.


SNOW CLOSURE DELAYED START/ EARLY RELEASE GUIDELINES

School will be open on all school days unless circumstances create health or safety issues for students and staff.  Severe weather conditions may force school closures, delayed starts or early release.  The following information details the procedures to be followed:

    1. Parents and employees should check email, website, text or television or radio news for school closures, delayed starts, or early dismissal of students.
    2. Authorization will come from the Executive Director or his/her designee. All school closures, delayed starts, or dismissals are for one day only.
    3. Parents are encouraged to create an emergency plan for their students. Parents should plan with their students where to go or what to do if the parent is not home and schools are closed, delayed starting or dismissed early.

SPECIAL EDUCATION

To ensure the provision of a free and appropriate public education to all school age children in need of Special Education Services, American Leadership Academy provides special education programs in accordance with federal and state regulations and guidelines.  Special education services will be provided by appointment for students enrolled in American Leadership Academy who are eligible.  These services will support the student’s IEP goals for access to the general curriculum.  


TEXTBOOKS

All students who check out a textbook are responsible for the book that was checked out to them by the teacher or Library. If the student loses a book checked out to them, they must pay the exact cost of the book to ALA so it can be replaced.


UHSAA ELIGIBILITY AND INSURANCE

Utah High School Activities Association eligibility requirements include, but are not limited to no more than one failing “F” grade per term, full time enrollment in school, completion of a physical examination and medical release from a physician, and verification of medical insurance coverage.  Fourth quarter grades determine fall eligibility.  Participants in athletic activities are required to have proof of appropriate medical insurance prior to participation in any extracurricular activities.  The school does not carry accident insurance and they are not liable for participant’s injuries. 


VISITORS

Parent involvement in his/her child’s educational experience is encouraged, however due to campus security and to reduce classroom disruptions, we ask all visitors to abide by these guidelines:

    • Visitors MUST check in at the front office before going to classrooms or playgrounds. 
    • All visitors will be identified by staff and students by wearing a "Visitor Pass".  
    • Adults not wearing these passes will be asked by school personnel to check in at the office or leave campus. 
    • Visits must be prearranged with the classroom teacher and identification may be required.

WELLNESS

(POLICY 3230)

American Leadership Academy realizes that children need access to healthy foods and opportunities to be physically active in order to grow, learn, and thrive.  The school supports a healthy atmosphere where children learn and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices enhanced through basic nutrition education and other school activities designed to promote student wellness.


Please refer to the American Leadership Academy website to read the student policies in their entirety.