Student’s Rights

Two theoretical frameworks guide the students’ rights policy. The first is a four dimensional framework called Expected School-wide Learning Goals (ESLGs), and the other is the Affective-Behavioral-Cognitive (ABC) Self-Regulation model. Combined, the ESLGs and the ABC model can provide an effective means to help students and faculty foster a positive learning environment, as well as guide policies to protect student rights and support the school in regulating student conduct. The ESLGs and sub-categories help direct discussion when dealing with academic and non-academic issues.

Expected School-wide Learning Goals

Responsible Citizens who

  • Respect themselves, their community, people and property.
  • Appreciate diversity in all its manifestations.
  • Use their knowledge and talents for the betterment of themselves and the community.

Effective Communicators who

  • Speak effectively.
  • Write with competence.
  • Read with strong comprehension.
  • Communicate in various sources of media.
  • Express and defend ideas clearly.

Critical & Creative Thinkers who

  • Are able to analyze data and solve problems.
  • Identify and utilize resources to progress in problem solving applications.
  • Involve themselves in creative expression through art, drama, and music.

Active Academic Achievers who

  • Use reflection to evaluate academic progress and develop internal motivation to sustain continuous learning.
  • Develop a sense of their gifts and talents and set educational goals to realize their potential.
  • Make the connection between education and career possibilities.
  • Are well prepared to continue their education and pursue the post-secondary path of their choice.
  • Produce quality work, possess confidence in academic abilities, and enjoy success in school.
  • Use feedback to assess, monitor, and improve progress.

ABC Model

The school uses the Affective-Behavioral-Cognitive (ABC) Self-Regulation model developed by Richard Cash to deal with student issues particularly when empowering a student to become accountable for their actions or entering a situation which questions their rights. Below are three questions that can be used to open a discussion with a student when enforcing a policy. They work best with the ESLGs.