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Alpine Academy Restorative Discipline Plan


Alpine Academy’s mission is to ensure students receive a quality education and obtain the necessary skills and knowledge needed to progress in life.

1)    We believe each student fundamentally possesses the ability to meet and exceed rigorous educational and character goals.

2)    We believe in cultivating an intrinsic love of learning and critical thinking that prepares students to succeed in college and lead choice filled lives.   

3)    We believe in establishing a curriculum that supports individualized learning experiences, equitable opportunities for success, and expectations that all students achieve at high levels.

 4)    We believe in fostering an environment characterized by academic, intellectual, and physical safety through our culture of mutual respect, maturity, and positive relationships amongst all stakeholders. 

  5)    We believe in guiding students to become discerning and service-oriented leaders in a complex and competitive world.


Archer staff will strive to increase overall student attendance 90% and individual student attendance for at-risk students by 5% each year. Staff will engage students in the following ways: Small group and individual mentorship, high school career academic planning and goal setting, and creating meaningful partnerships with families.


Archer staff will increase College and Career Readiness by recruiting and retaining students who will participate and complete Dual Credit and CTE coursework. Alpine will increase the number of Advanced diploma recipients by 5% each year. Staff will identify upon enrollment, challenge, and support all students in these endeavors via mentorship, utilize individualized academic plans, and rigorous coursework in all subjects.


Archer staff will work to retain an average of 65% or more students each year and increase retention rates by 5%. Staff will seek opportunities for teambuilding and peer mentorship among students as well as develop systems of student recognition and rewards to acknowledge efforts both academically and socially.

Alpine Academy College Preparatory High School is built on the pursuit of academic excellence. We focus on rigor, relevance, and relationships to best foster an environment of education where talented teachers facilitate learning in small class settings. Students are supported and challenged to do their very best and achieve quality work. Close, professional relationships also develop via personal attention, a caring atmosphere, and supportive culture.

The school-wide Restorative Discipline Plan creates an environment for effective instruction and learning. Alpine Academy will document all infractions at school.  To maintain a productive learning environment for students, disciplinary actions will include increasing levels of interventions. If a parent/guardian disapproves with the consequence they may bring the matter to the Administration.

All students are expected to follow Alpine Academy policies and regulations, school rules of conduct, and city, state and federal law.  Students who disregard established policies, rules, regulations, or laws are subject to discipline.  All students are expected to adhere to appropriate standards of conduct while at school, traveling to and from school, during lunch, and while involved in school sponsored activities.  Students representing the school in extracurricular activities must conform to standards established by their coaches or sponsors in accordance with policy and regulations established by Alpine Academy, as well as the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA) and any other athletic or activity association to which their school belongs.   


Student Misconduct Prevention:

Alpine Academy Communication Plan:

Students and parents receive information about behavioral expectations and restorative discipline via:





Tier I

Teachers will provide whole-class instruction using research-based methods and differentiating content, practice of skills, and assessments as needed.

Teachers will regularly assess students, using both standardized tests, such as MAP, and teacher-created assessments to determine students’ progress and identify any students who are struggling to master course content at this level of intervention. 

Tier II

Students identified as struggling learners at Tier I will be given additional small group instruction and practice to remediate and provide the additional support needed.

Teachers will continue to regularly assess student to measure their progress and identify students who are continuing to struggle at this level of intervention.

Tier III

Students identified as struggling learners at Tier II will more intensive interventions, including: targeted small-group or individual lessons; assignments adjusted for length, difficulty, or process; assignments and course materials read aloud to the student; additional tools such as calculators and talk-to-text programs; and potential referral for special education services and the development of an IEP or 504 plan.

Teachers will continue to regularly assess student to measure their progress and identify students who are continuing to struggle and may need additional accommodations such as special education services or a 504 plan.

In cases where a formal behavior plan is needed to help the student adjust behaviors and demonstrate success, a meeting will be held involving the student, the teacher(s), the guardians, and the counselor to discuss the behavior and develop a clear plan of action. A formal behavior plan will be drafted wherein:

All members of the team (student, guardians, administrator, counselor, and teachers) will demonstrate their agreement with the drafted plan by signing it. The plan will be revisited and revised as needed to best support the individual student.

Special education staff will be provided to students for required minutes – per IEP in alternative settings such as In-House Suspension, Out of School Suspension, etc.

Alpine Academy will plan for the hiring of a Parent and Family Engagement Coordinator OR utilize current position of Social Worker in Schools (via SWxS grant) to help contact students at risk of dropping out and/or difficult to contact parents. Alpine Academy will also enforce strict attendance policies and enlist the aid of truancy officers as needed.

Suspension or expulsion of students in the District will occur only in compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations, including compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as applicable. When city, state or federal laws have been violated, a referral will be made to the proper legal authorities.


Suspension is the temporary removal of a student from school or from school-sponsored activities. Students may be suspended for the following reasons:



A student may not participate in extracurricular activities during the term of his/her suspension.

Notations of suspensions from school will be made in the student's cumulative folder. Parents or guardians shall be notified whenever a student is suspended.

When it is determined that a student's behavior seriously interferes with the educational program or the safety or welfare of school personnel or other students Alpine Academy may remove the student from further attendance in the school in accordance with state law (NRS 392.467)

Alpine Academy will not enroll a student under suspension or expulsion placement by their prior school until that discipline has been completed.


There is certain conduct for which the state mandates expulsion, these are examples, check NRS 392.467 to see additional laws concerning expulsion:

One Year Expulsion

1. The school must expel any student for a period of not less than one year from school if at any time the student is found in possession of a firearm, dangerous weapon or an explosive substance or device while on the premises of any public school, at any activity sponsored by a public school or on any school bus.

2. A student may be expelled from Alpine Academy for the following reason as stated according to:  NRS 392.466  Suspension or expulsion of pupil for battery on employee of school, possession of firearm or dangerous weapon, sale or distribution of controlled substance or status as habitual disciplinary problem; limitations for pupils with disabilities.


Alpine Academy staff will implement the following strategies to help minimize disruption to classrooms as well as provide restorative practice:


Consequences will be determined by the following:

  1. Level of discipline progression;
  2. Implementation of a plan of action based on restorative justice for the student;
  3. Degree of violation; and,
  4. NRS. Attempts to support and intervene will be made as appropriate to redirect and educate students to engage in appropriate, student conduct.


Alpine Academy staff integrate SEL practices into curriculum and student activities to help to enforce positive behavioral expectations.


Alpine Academy participate in small group mentorship with students to help reinforce positive behavior expectations.


Alpine Academy staff will receive training on the following: Restorative Discipline plan and practices, CPI Non Violent Crisis Intervention training, as well as Social Emotional Learning practices each year. Staff will be trained to identify at-risk students as well as implement various interventions prior to office referral. Interventions as well as contact with families will be documented.


When a student engages in behavior that seriously interferes with the ability of the teacher to teach the other students in the classroom and with the ability of the other students to learn, the student may be removed from the classroom pursuant to NRS 392.4645. School administration shall provide an explanation of the reason for the removal of the student to the student and offer the student an opportunity to respond. Within twenty-four (24) hours after the removal of a student, the principal’s office shall notify the parent or legal guardian of the student.

The student will be assigned to In-School Suspension (ISS), which is separated, to the extent practicable, from students who are not assigned to a temporary alternative placement for up to three (3) days. The student will study under the supervision of appropriate personnel of the school and will be prohibited from engaging in any extracurricular activity sponsored by the school during the term of placement in the alternative learning environment.

Additional supports/services are provided to students with Individualized Educational Plans while in the temporary alternative placement. Students will also be provided their procedural safeguards in this disciplinary change of placement as put forth in the IDEA. These rights include manifestation and due process rights as placement in this setting will count as a suspension. Parents are informed within 24 hours of the temporary removal of the student and a conference is scheduled. During the conference, the principal/designee will notify the student and their parent/guardian that if the behavior continues upon return to the classroom that the Restorative Discipline Committee (hereinafter “Committee”) listed above will be conducting a meeting to review the circumstances of the student’s removal from the classroom and the student’s behavior that caused the removal from the classroom. Based upon its review, the Committee shall make a recommendation to the principal on placement of the student that will benefit the student and the teacher.

Intervention Assistance Team (IAT) Members: Administrator, 1 Teacher, 1 Special Education Teacher, and 1 staff member (Social Worker/School Safety Professional if funded).


The following non-criminal activities may also lead to disciplinary action. Generally, these are acts that disrupt and interfere with the educational process or with the rights of other members of the educational community. This is not an exclusive list. There may be other activities, which in the opinion of the school administration, may lead to disciplinary action.

  1. Alcoholic Beverages: Being on campus, on school-sponsored transportation or at a school-sponsored activity after having consumed and/or possessed an alcoholic beverage.
  2. Disobedience, Insolence and Insubordination: Students must adhere to the instructions of school personnel.
  3. Disruptive Conduct: Conduct which interferes with the educational process.
  1. NOTE: Serious situations may be handled under criminal sanctions.
  1. Fighting or instigation of fighting
  2. Forging or using forged passes, excuses or other school documents.
  3. Eating food at inappropriate times or in inappropriate places.
  4. Hazing: Any act which forces another student to undergo a humiliating or abusive ordeal.
  5. Inappropriate Dress and Appearance: Dress and appearance must not present potential health or safety problems or cause disruptions.
  6. Misconduct on School Vehicles: Any action which creates a safety hazard or distracts the attention of the driver.
  7. Plagiarism and Cheating: Presenting the answers, ideas, words or work of others as one's own or using unauthorized notes during a quiz or test.

Interventions may include (but are not limited to):

        Teacher student conference

        Communication with guardians

        Seating change in classrooms

        Refocus activity/additional time in class

        Reflection activity

        Counseling sessions

        Completion of program materials (drug/alcohol, bullying, etc)        

CRIMINAL OFFENSES (As defined in applicable statutes or ordinances): Violation of local, state, or federal laws is enforced on properties of Alpine Academy or at activities sponsored by the school. Examples of such laws are indicated below:

Any student who commits the conduct described below may be placed on emergency suspension pending investigative review and determination of final action to be taken in the matter.

Prohibited Conduct/Offense




The possession of, sales and furnishing alcoholic beverages.

Referral to local law enforcement; mandatory completion of substance abuse curriculum and counseling


The intentional setting of fire.

Referral to local law enforcement


Physical or verbal threats with the intent and the ability to carry it out.

Referral to local law enforcement; Time out of class or educational setting, conference with guardian, mandatory counseling and/or completion of program related to offense.


An unwanted touching or application of force to another person.

Referral to local law enforcement; Time out of class or educational setting, conference with guardian, mandatory counseling and/or completion of program related to offense.

Bomb Threat/False:

Willfully conveying by mail, written notes, telephone, telegraph, radio, or any other means of communication, any threats, knowing them to be false.

Referral to local law enforcement;


Illegal entry with the intent to commit a crime.

Referral to local law enforcement

Destruction of Property

Willfully and maliciously destroying or injuring real or personal property.

Referral to local law enforcement; Time out of class or educational setting, conference with guardian, mandatory counseling and/or completion of program related to offense.

Disturbing the Peace

Maliciously and willfully disturbing the peace of any person; maliciously and willfully interfering with or disturbing persons in the school.

Referral to local law enforcement (dependent on severity)

Explosive Devices

The possession of explosive or incendiary devices.

Referral to local law enforcement

False Fire Alarms

False reporting of, or transmission of signal, knowing same to be false.

Referral to local law enforcement


The possession of, sales, furnishing, use or discharge of same.

Referral to local law enforcement


Drawings or writing that is scratched, painted or sprayed on walls or other surfaces in public places.

Referral to local law enforcement (dependent on severity), conference with guardian, community service.

Indecent Exposure

Exposing one’s self to another.

Referral to local law enforcement


Stealing, taking, carrying away property of another.

Referral to local law enforcement


A malicious defamation expressed to impeach a person's honesty, integrity, virtue or reputation.


The possession of, sales or furnishing marijuana. Narcotics: The possession of, sales or furnishing a controlled substance

Referral to local law enforcement; mandatory completion of substance abuse curriculum and counseling

Narcotics Paraphernalia

The possession of, sales, furnishing or use of controlled substance paraphernalia.

Referral to local law enforcement; mandatory completion of community service.


Use of vile or indecent language.

Refocus/reflection, Time out of class or educational setting, conference with guardian.


The unlawful taking of personal property from the person of another or in his presence, against his will, by means of force or violence or fear of injury.

Referral to local law enforcement

Stolen Property

Receiving or possessing property of another, knowing or under such circumstances as would cause a reasonable person to know they were so obtained.

Referral to local law enforcement

Tampering With Motor Vehicles

Willfully breaking, injuring, tampering, removing parts, defacing a vehicle; without consent of owner, climbing into or upon a vehicle with intent to injure; to manipulate any levers while vehicle is at rest or unattended or to set vehicle in motion.

Referral to local law enforcement


To be upon the property of another without permission of the owner and to stay upon it after warning. To be on school property or at a school function while under suspension from school.

Referral to local law enforcement


a) Brandishing any knife, blackjack, slingshot, billy club, sand club, sandbag, metal knuckles, explosive substance, dagger, pistol, revolver, or other firearm or other deadly weapon in a rude, angry or threatening manner or to use same in any fight or quarrel.

b)  Concealed - It is unlawful for any person to carry any concealed weapon commonly known as a knife, blackjack, slingshot, billy club, sand club, sandbag, metal knuckles, explosive substance, dagger, pistol, revolver or other firearm, or other dangerous weapon.

c)  Possession - It is unlawful for any person to possess any weapon commonly known as a knife, blackjack, slingshot, billy club, sand club, sandbag, metal knuckles, explosive substance, dagger, pistol, revolver or other firearms, or other dangerous weapon, or to possess any other object which is used, or threatened to be used, in such a manner and under such circumstances as to pose a threat of, or cause bodily injury to a person.

d)  For the purpose of this regulation, and consistent with both NRS 202.265 and 202.253  "firearm" means: Any device from which a metallic projective, including any ball bearing or pellet, may be expelled by means of spring, gas, air, or other forces, or any device designed to be used as a weapon from which a projectile may be expelled through a barrel by the force of any explosion or other form of combustion.

Referral to local law enforcement; Time out of class or educational setting, conference with guardian.

Restorative Discipline Plan Rev 11.4.2020