Jesuit High School is committed to helping young men achieve their potential academically, athletically, socially and spiritually. In order to achieve this goal, Jesuit believes a disciplined and structured atmosphere is necessary. The purpose of discipline, then, is to maintain an environment where students can achieve their potential in an honest and caring manner. Our goal is that these students grow to become “men for others.”
Any student who freely approaches a counselor, administrator, teacher, coach, or other staff member for help regarding a drug/alcohol problem (not influenced by prior knowledge of an offense) will be assisted in the spirit of counseling. The same will be true for students referred to any staff member by friends for intervention. These cases will not be considered as disciplinary matters and will be referred to a counselor.
However, students under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or any other legally controlled substance (including tobacco) or facilitating same on school grounds, while involved in any school-related activity, or at any location or in any situation which would reflect adversely on Jesuit High School are liable for dismissal. This includes, but is not limited to, private parties and school-sponsored trips. Jesuit reserves the right to conduct random and specific drug and alcohol testing at any and all school events.
In addition to random testing, we have adopted a program to detect the presence of illicit drugs, alcohol, gunpowder based items, abused medications and other contraband normally prohibited on campus. The program is currently in use in over 280 schools nationwide. Facilitated by the use of non-aggressive detection dogs, the contractor, ProActive K9’s, will make periodic, unannounced visits to our campus throughout the year. The visits are intended to provide a deterrent as opposed to a method of apprehending violators.
When a family enrolls their son at Jesuit, it is expected that they are committed to and supportive of our disciplinary philosophy. Only with the support and cooperation of both the student and his parent(s) can a young man fully benefit from a Jesuit education. The following is a summary of our disciplinary actions.
For more information on these topics, please view the Student-Parent Handbook. The Dean’s office section begins on page 27.
Procedural Detention is given for minor infractions including but not limited to dress code violations, tardies, unsigned reports, note infractions, unprepared for class or other infractions at the discretion of the Dean’s Office. For more serious offenses or an excessive accumulation of behavioral detentions, the Dean has the discretion to place a student on disciplinary probation.
Disciplinary probation is both a formal notification to parents that their son faces possible dismissal from Jesuit and a trial period for the student in which he must demonstrate a significant improvement in behavior. Disciplinary probation is for those students who have not shown improvement in conduct after warnings from the Dean or have been involved in a serious offense against school policy.
Suspension is a disciplinary action taken for serious misconduct. Suspension removes a student from the ordinary activity of the school day.
Rules of Conduct
Please familiarize yourself with the Rules of Conduct (p. 33) of the Student-Parent Handbook. These include the behaviors that are considered serious and make students liable for suspension or expulsion.