Student Behavior Expectations

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  • School Discipline Philosophy: The goal of Altadena Art’s discipline philosophy is to maintain a safe school environment, which promotes academic achievement and feelings of safety, respectfulness, and responsibility. At all times, Altadena Arts students are expected to exhibit our Cougar Values:
    Care for others
    Obey School Rules
    Use your brain
    Give respect
    Accept responsibility
    Reflect on your actions
    Stay strong!

    Additionally, we reference the 8 pillars of character:  
    Good Citizen

    The school staff has collaborated to adopt school-wide guidelines of expected behavior for all of its locations. Our aim is to develop a school that is safe, respectful, and responsible. We believe in restorative justice practices in which all students can reflect on their choices and then be welcomed back into the community with dignity.

    School-wide Rewards: Cougar Bucks are the digital currency we use to reward students for appropriate behavior and for exemplifying our Cougar Values.  Additionally, students may be recognized as a role model for other students; earning positions of responsibility and leadership; receiving a positive note or call home and/or by obtaining public recognition. Our Gameroom is a beloved space on campus filled with arcade style games including foosball, air hockey, basketball, board games and video games.  

    ​Consequences ​for misbehavior may include a verbal warning, loss of special classroom privileges, a student/ parent/teacher conference; referral to RtI Coach, referral to the Principal, and/ or suspension from school.

    Umbrella Rule - When no rule exists, follow the directions/decisions of the playground supervisor or teacher.

  • Behavior