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All students, with the exception of students who have been excused early and juniors/seniors who are exercising open campus privileges, shall remain on school grounds from the time of arrival until the close of school for the day.
The MSAD #11 Board regards open campus privileges as a bridge between school life and the outside community and as an opportunity to exhibit ethical and responsible behavior away from the more structured school environment.
Open campus privileges allow eligible juniors/seniors to leave school grounds during lunch and study halls at their discretion. In order to be eligible for junior/senior open campus privileges, a student must:
A. If under the age of 18, have the written permission of his/her parent/guardian;
B. The student is in good academic standing in all of their classes. (Honor
C. Have no unexcused absences or tardies;
D. Have met required Community Service hours; and
Open Campus is a privilege available to both juniors and seniors who meet
the following criteria:
1. The student is enrolled in five courses or five credits per semester.
Seniors have completed: 45 hours of community service
(1st semester) 53 hours of community service (2nd semester)
Juniors have completed: 30 hours of community service
(1st Semester) 38 hours of community service (2nd semester)
2. The student is in good academic standing in all of their classes. (Honor roll status).
3. The student is in good standing regarding GAHS’s Code of Conduct
(No disciplinary issues).
Open campus privileges are subject to being revoked for disciplinary reasons
outlined in the permission form. This form must be completed and on file
with administration prior to the student being allowed to utilize their
E. Behave lawfully and in accordance with MSAD #11 Board policies, District and school rules, and the Student Code of Conduct when exercising junior/senior open campus privileges.
F. Eligibility will be checked by administration at the beginning of each semester
and at the six-week and twelve-week progress reports.
The Superintendent/designee may establish additional criteria for eligibility for the privileges and rules for the exercise of open campus privileges, including conduct rules and sign-out procedures. Students who violate these rules may be subject to suspension or revocation of open campus privileges at the discretion of the building principal.
Cross Reference: GAHS Handbook
Adopted: September 7, 1995
Revised: October 3, 1996; January 8, 2009 , August 2, 2012
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