Concordia Lutheran High School

Student and Parent Handbook

2018 - 2019

1601 St. Joe River Drive Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

PHONE 260-483-1102

FAX 260-471-0180

www.CLHSCadets.com

A National Exemplary High School

Our Mission:

Concordia Lutheran High School pursues Christ-centered educational excellence that equips individuals for lifelong learning and service as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Core Values:

Academic Excellence

Christian Faith

Diversity

Mission Partnerships

Relationships

Servant Leadership

Accreditation:
AdvancED Accreditation
State of Indiana Accreditation
National Lutheran School Accreditation
 

Updated: August 2018

TABLE OF CONTENTS

MISSION STATEMENT        5

PHILOSOPHY        5

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY        6

BOARD OF DIRECTORS        6

CONCORDIA EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION        6

ADMINISTRATION        8

INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF        8

DEPARTMENT LEADERS        9

SUPPORT STAFF        10

WHO TO CONTACT FOR ASSISTANCE        10

DAILY TIME SCHEDULES        11

WORSHIP LIFE AT CONCORDIA        14

DAILY DEVOTIONS        14

KOINONIA GROUPS        14

CHAPEL - WEEKLY COMMUNITY WORSHIP        14

CLHS DUE PROCESS PROCEDURES        15

ACADEMIC PROGRAM        15

GRADING STANDARDS        15

HOMEWORK POLICY        15

REPORT CARDS AND GRADE POINT AVERAGE        16

MULTIPLE GRADING SCALES        16

DESIGNATED HONORS & AP COURSES WITH ALTERNATE GRADES        16

GRADE SCALES & POINTS        17

HONOR ROLL        17

HONOR ROLL - HONORABLE MENTION        17

ACADEMIC LETTER        17

POLICY ON INCOMPLETES        18

COURSE CHANGES        18

CORE 40 WAIVER        18

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS        18

INDIANA CORE 40 REQUIREMENTS        18

ACADEMIC HONORS DIPLOMA        19

TRANSCRIPTS        19

SUMMER SCHOOL        19

STUDY HALL        20

OFFICE HOURS        20

STUDY CENTER        20

LIBRARY / IMC (INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS CENTER)        20

GUIDANCE SERVICES        21

COLLEGE PLANNING        21

SCHOOL POLICIES        21

ATTENDANCE POLICY AND PROCEDURES        21

STUDENT CONDUCT        25

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY        25

SUICIDE PREVENTION and AWARENESS POLICY        26

ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS        26

DISCIPLINARY CONSEQUENCES        27

SCHOOL REGULATIONS        32

LOCKERS        33

LUNCH        33

IMMUNIZATION RECORD        34

MEDICATION IN SCHOOL        34

PARKING LOT/STUDENT PARKING        35

TELEPHONE CALLS        35

VISITORS        35

WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL        35

GENERAL INFORMATION        35

BUILDING SECURITY/BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL SUPERVISION        35

CAREER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM        36

CHANGE OF ADDRESS/OTHER INFORMATION        36

DIRECTORY AND YEARBOOK INFORMATION        36

DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION IN SCHOOL        36

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES        36

LOST AND FOUND        36

HONORS ACADEMY        37

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY        37

SCHOOL CLOSINGS        37

WEATHER DELAY        37

SECLUSION AND RESTRAINT        37

STUDENT PORTRAYAL POLICY        38

TEXTBOOKS        38

WORK PERMITS        38

SCHOOL CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES        38

DANCES        39

DANCE AND DRESS BEHAVIOR        39

ATHLETICS        40

ELIGIBILITY FOR IHSAA ATHLETICS        40

COACHING STAFF        40

SPECTATOR SPORTSMANSHIP        41

THE CADET TRADITION        41

THE CONCORDIA PLEDGE:        41

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG:        41

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE CROSS:        41

SCHOOL SONG:        41

JROTC CADET CREED:        42

JROTC OFFICERS OATH:        42

CONCORDIA LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL

MISSION STATEMENT

Concordia Lutheran High School pursues Christ-centered educational excellence that equips individuals for lifelong learning and service as disciples of Jesus Christ.

PHILOSOPHY

Concordia Lutheran High School bases its existence on the message of salvation by grace alone through faith in Jesus Christ as found in the Bible. Through the use of Law and Gospel, Concordia provides a stimulating environment for spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth. Our commitment is to pursue excellence in our entire educational process.

It is our belief that all individuals are created by God and purchased by Christ; therefore, they have worth and are a vital part of the family of Christ. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, all individuals are able to recognize their worth and now respond to God’s love and the challenges of life by serving God and mankind.

We believe that Christian education curricular and co-curricular, permeated by God’s Word, offers all individuals the unique opportunity to grow in God’s grace and knowledge, to discover and develop their God given gifts and talents and to explore the wonders of God’s creation. Christian education as an exciting, ongoing process uses a variety of activities and teaching styles to promote growth in knowledge, values and skills.

The effectiveness of Christian education is enhanced by the cooperation among family, congregation, community and school. Furthermore, we believe that Christian students will support and be involved in their own family life as well as church, community and world affairs.

By the grace of God, Concordia Lutheran High School provides every student with a Christian understanding of life, preparation for a world of change and a readiness to assume responsibility in every aspect of Christian living.

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Discrimination is contrary to the philosophy, the core values and the mission of Concordia Lutheran High School. Therefore, Concordia does not and will not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin in admission policies, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics and other school-administered programs.

CONCORDIA EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Greg Clark

Jana Gepfert

Kurt Gutman

Karen Johnson

Paul Lagemann

Barry Marquart

Greg Rehberg

Steve Rieck

Rev. David Schultz

John Speckhard

John Stafford

Mychal Thom

Susan Trent

Mark Webb

CONCORDIA EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION

Mr. Mychal Thom, M.S. ………………………………………………………………………..        Head of School

Mr. Joshua Sommermeyer, M.S. Ed. …………………………………………….        Assistant Head of School

Mr. John Minnich, CPA, M. ACCT…………………………………………………….        Chief Financial Officer

Mrs. Carla Davis, A.A.S. ………………………………………………………………….        Business Manager

Mrs. Maureen Cowles ……………………………………………………………..        Business Office Assistant

Mrs. Wanda Vondron ……………………………………………………………...        Business Office Assistant

Mrs. Dawn Schuller, B.S.………………...……………………………    Director of Enrollment and Retention

Mrs. Chandra Rang …………………………………………………………………...        Admissions Counselor

Miss Deb Schumm…………………………………………………………………...        Director of Financial Aid

Mrs. Sharon Thompson………………………………………………………………………….        CEA Assistant

Mr. John Schoedel, M.A. ………………………………………………………....        Chief Development Officer

Mrs. Wendy Bentz, B.S. ………………………………………………….        Director of Development Services

Mrs. Allison Eckert, B.A. ………………………………...        Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Events

Mrs. Jennifer Grisez, A.BA. ………………………………………………………….        Development Assistant

Mrs. Ashley Wiehe, B.A. ………………………………………………………….        Communications Manager


CONCORDIA LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL

ADMINISTRATION

Mr. Patrick Frerking, M.Ed. …………………………………………………………………………...        Principal

Mr. Phil Brackmann, M.Ed. ………………………………………………………..        Dean of Student Success

Mrs. Vicki Ober, M.S. ……………………………………………….        Director of Guidance and Counseling

Mr. Tim Mannigel, M.S. ………………………………………………………………….        Director of Athletics

Rev. Chad Hoover, M.Div. ………………………………………….        Director of Integrated Campus Ministry

Rev. Dr. Joseph Gudel, Ph.D. …………….…………………………………….    Director of Chapel Services

INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF

Mrs. Lillian Anderson, M.S. ………………………………………..     English/Family and Consumer Science

Miss Sarah Behrendt, B.A. ……………………………………………………………………………..        English

Mrs. Kelly Beverly, B.A. ……………………………………………………………………………….        English

Mrs. Laura Bohnke, B.S. ……………………………………………………………………………….        Science

Mrs. Nicole Bolinger, M.S. ……………………………………………………….………………...        Guidance

Mrs. Paula Booth, M.S. …………………………………………………………….        World Language/Spanish

Mr. Chris Brune, B.S. …………………………………………………………………………...        Social Studies

Mr. Aaron Buchholz,B.S. Ed. ……………………………………………………….        Social Studies/Theology

Mr. Michael Campbell, M.S. Ed. ……………………………………………………………………..        Guidance

Mr. Trevor Campbell, B.S. ………………………………………………………………..        Fine Arts/Visual Art

Mrs. Crystal Castleman, M.S. ………………………………………………………………………….        Science

SFC Alan Conrad, A.I. …………………………………………………………………………………..        JROTC

Mrs. Michelle Converset, M.S. ……………………………………………………….………..        Driver Education

Mrs. Karolyn Dillman, B.S. ……………………………………………………………………...        Social Studies

Mr. Mark Dolde, M.S. …………….……………………………   Director of Koinonia/Mathematics/ Theology

Mr. Brandon Eiler, B.A. ………………………………………………………………………..        Fine Arts/Music

Mrs. Luanne Erdos, Ed.S. …………………………………………………………………………….        Business

Mrs. Faith Felton, B.A. ………………………………………………………………………………..        Theology

Mr. Adam Friedrich, B.A. ……………………………………………………………………...        Fine Arts/Music

Mr. Sean Gibson, B.S. ………………………………………………………………………….        Social Studies

Mr. Christopher Gieschen, M.S. ………………………………………………….        Driver Education, Science

Rev. Dr. Joseph Gudel, Ph.D. …………………..……………………………………………………        Theology

Ms. Kylee Heisler, B.A. …………………………………………………………………...        Fine Arts/Visual Art

Mrs. Elizabeth Hoham, B.A. …………………………………………………………………………….        English

Miss Amy Holtslander, B.A. ………………………………………………...         English, World Language/Latin

Rev. Chad Hoover, M.Div. …………………………………………………………………………….        Theology

Mr. Tyler Hoyle, M.S. …………………………………………………………………………………...        Science

Mr. Kyle Jane, B.S. ……………………………………………………………………………………..        Science

Mr. Eric Kaschinske, M.Ed. ……………………………………………………………………...        Mathematics

Mrs. Krista Koch, B.S. …………………………………………………………………………….        Mathematics

Mrs. Nancy Koehler, B.S. ………………………………………………………………………...        Mathematics

Mr. Mark Koehlinger, B.S. ………………………………………………………………...        Physical Education

Mr. Timothy LaCroix, M.Mus. ……………………………………………………...        World Language/German

Miss Elizabeth Ladwig…………………………………………………………………………………...        English

Mrs. Darcy Lugo, B.A. ……………………………………………………………..        World Language/Spanish

Mr. Kevin Macke, M.S. ………………………………………………………………………...        Mathematics

Miss Stephanie Marks, M.L.S, M.S. Ed. …………………………………….        Instructional Materials Center

Mr. Joshua Mertz, B.S. ……………………………………………………………………………....        Science

Mr. Andy Morris, B.A. …………………………………………………………………………...        Social Studies

Mr. Chris Murphy, M.S. …………………………………………………………………..        Drama/Mathematics

Mr. David Nash, M.S. Ed. ………………………………………………………………..……...      Mathematics

Miss Kim Nash, M.S. ………………………………………………………………………………....        Guidance

Mrs. Lizette Pierce, M.S. …………….……………………………………………..        World Language/Spanish

Mr. Tim Reinking, M. Ed. ……………………………………………………………………….        Social Studies

Deaconess Dr. Deborah Rockrohr, Ed.D. …………………………………………………………..        Theology

Mrs. Pam Rusher, M. Ed. ……………………………………………...        Driver Education, Physical Education

Mrs. Stacey Salisbury, B.S. …………………………………………………...        Family and Consumer Science

Mr. Tavis Schlicker, B. A. ……………………………………………………………………..        Fine Arts/Music

MAJ John Sheaffer, B.S. ………………………………………………………………………………..        JROTC

Mrs. Lisa Sherrod, B.S. ………………………………………………………………………..        Studies Center

Mr. Aaron Spencer, B.A. ……………………………………………………………………....        Fine Arts/Video

Mr. Scott Storm, M.S. ……………………………………………………………………...        Computer Science

Mr. Andrew Stout, M.S. …………………………………………………………………...        Physical Education

Mr. Matt Urban, B.S. ……………………………………………………………………………...        Mathematics

Mrs. Angela Vasquez, M. Ed. …………………………………………………………………………..        English

Mrs. Mindy Walz, B.A. …………………………………………………………………………………..        English

Mrs. Diane Whitacre, B.M.E. ………………………………………………………………….     Fine Arts/Music

DEPARTMENT LEADERS

Mrs. Mindy Walz, B.A.

Mr. Chris Murphy, M.S.

Mr. Eric Kachinske, M.Ed.

Mrs. Pamela Rusher, M.Ed.

Mrs. Crystal Castleman, M.S.

Mrs. Karolyn Dillman, B.S.

Rev. Chad Hoover, M.Div.

Miss Amy Holtslander, B.A.

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English

Fine Arts

Mathematics

Practical Arts

Science

Social Studies

Theology

World Languages

SUPPORT STAFF

Mrs. Karen Bell …………………………………………………………………......        Student Services Assistant

Mrs. Krista Friend…………………………………………………………………...        Student Services Assistant

Mrs. Vicky Geisler ……………………………………………………………..        Guidance Department Assistant

Mrs. Sarah Hellinger …………………………………………………………       Athletic Department Assistant

Miss Karen Johnson, B.S. …………………………………………………….        Guidance Department Assistant

Mrs. Sally Niedermeyer ……………………………………………………………………………..        Receptionist

Mrs. Patricia Perkins ……………………………………………………………….......        Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Jennifer Powers, M.A. ………………………………………………………………...        Fine Arts Assistant

Mrs. Jayne Reff, R.N. ……………………………………………………………………………...        School Nurse

Mr. Gary Reinking....………………………………………………………...        Director of Buildings and Grounds

Mrs. Sally Rish, B.A. …………………………………………………………………..        Studies Center Assistant

Miss Sara Schoephf  …………………………………………………………………..  Food Services Manager

Mrs. Sabrina Sgro …………………………………………………………………….        Studies Center Assistant

WHO TO CONTACT FOR ASSISTANCE

All can be reached at (260) 483-1102 except where noted.

Address Change

Admissions

Athletic Tickets

Attendance

Calendar

Career Internship

Concordia In Contact Information        

Counselors (Guidance Department)        

- Students with last names starting with A-G        

- Students with last names starting with H-M

- Students with last names starting with N-T

- Students with last names starting with U-Z

Discipline/Student Concerns

Driver’s Education

Facility Rental

Financial Aid and Scholarships

JROTC

Library/Media Center

Lost and Found

Maintenance        

Peer Ministry Program        

Planned Absences

Report Cards

Schedules/Schedule Changes

Student Council

Student Message

Study Center

Summer Camp Information

Summer School Information

Teacher/Curriculum Concerns

Testing Information

Theatre/Drama

Transcripts

Transportation Concerns

Tuition

Video Productions

Visitor’s Pass

Withdrawal From School

Work Permits

Worship Program

Yearbook/Luminarian

Miss Karen Johnson

Mrs. Dawn Schuller

Mr. Tim Mannigel

Mrs. Krista Friend (471-1996)

Mr. Tim Mannigel

Mrs. Luanne Erdos

Mrs. Ashley Wiehe
Miss Karen Johnson

Mrs. Nicole Bolinge

Miss Kim Nash

Mr. Michael Campbell

Mrs. Vicki Ober, Director

Mr. Phil Brackmann 

Mrs. Pam Rusher

Mr. Tim Mannigel

Miss Deb Schumm

MAJ John Sheaffer

Miss Stephanie Marks

Mrs. Krista Friend

Mr. Gary Reinking

Mrs.Vicki Ober

Mrs. Krista Friend

Mrs.Vicki Ober

Your School Guidance Counselor

Mrs. Darcy Lugo/Mr. Trevor Campbell

Mrs. Krista Friend

Mrs. Lisa Sherrod

Mr. Tim Mannigel

Mrs. Nancy Koehler

Mr. Patrick Frerking

Mrs.Vicki Ober

Mr. Chris Murphy

Mrs. Vicky Geisler

Mrs. Krista Friend

Mrs. Carla Davis

Mr. Aaron Spencer

Mrs. Sally Niedermeyer

Mr. Patrick Frerking

Miss Karen Johnson

Rev. Joseph Gudel

Mrs. Ashley Wiehe

DAILY TIME SCHEDULES

Classes are scheduled to begin at 8:00 AM on Days C, D, E. Classes begin at 8:35 AM on A and B Days due to faculty meetings, student clubs/activities meetings, and/or Teacher Office Hours. Occasionally, weather conditions such as fog, snow or ice, may require a 2-hour delay start to the school day. Announcements are made via television on Ft Wayne’s ABC, CBS, and NBC channels, social media, text and/or email for a delay start to the school day. All attempts are made to begin classes at 10:00 AM on 2-hour delay start mornings.

Daily Schedule 2018-19

2-Hour Delay Schedule 2018-19

Assembly Schedule 2018-19


WORSHIP LIFE AT CONCORDIA

Concordia Lutheran High School focuses its educational program and activity on nurturing the Christian faith in its students and staff. It is our conviction that the power to live a fulfilled life and receive the gift of eternal life comes through faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. This faith comes to us from God the Father through the power of the Holy Spirit.    

That power and understanding is intentionally nurtured through the study of God’s Word, prayer, worship and the personal devotional life of each member of the Concordia family.

Worship, in its broadest sense, includes all that we do in work and play, as we give honor and glory to God through the use of our talents and the sharing of love with others. We gather in worship on various occasions to celebrate God’s love for us, reflect on God’s majesty, and grow together as a community. Such experiences - in our weekly chapels, weekly Koinonia groups, homeroom, via the intercom, in groups, in teams, in informal gatherings - are simply part of being a student and staff member at Concordia. Our worship reflects our intentional commitment to our mission as a Lutheran high school.

We encourage students and families to attend congregational worship and church activities regularly since Concordia does not intend for its worship life to be a substitute for the congregational family. Regular communion attendance is also encouraged, through which believers draw closer to the Lord and to each other.

It is our prayer that our students will grow in the Lord through their years at Concordia and receive the spiritual power of God to live as dedicated young Christians. Their Christian faith can become the source of power and understanding for all activity at school, for life at home or work, and for all of their relationships. God has promised His Spirit and we trust His good and loving will for us.

DAILY DEVOTIONS

The school day begins with a brief devotion given by a faculty member or student. This special beginning of the day may be via the school’s intercom or in the homeroom itself. Students who are tardy and arrive at school during the devotion should come quietly into the building and wait until the devotion is completed before moving in the halls or going to lockers.

KOINONIA GROUPS

Each week every student, faculty and staff member of Concordia gathers together in small Koinonia groups, composed of 10 to 14 people, for a time of interaction and prayer based on God’s Word. These groups are guided by student leaders and student assistants and have one adult supervisor.

CHAPEL - WEEKLY COMMUNITY WORSHIP

At least once per week the Concordia family gathers for worship. Guest pastors, faculty and staff members, LCMS seminary and university professors, school departments, student clubs, sports teams and organizations lead our weekly worship. The student Praise & Worship Band often lead worship, with our school choirs, bands and other musical groups occasionally participating. Because worship is a corporate affair, all students participate in singing, praying, and listening. Upon being seated, it is always appropriate to offer a silent prayer, so that all can focus their attention on what is to take place.

CLHS DUE PROCESS PROCEDURES

Situations arise at Concordia Lutheran High School throughout the school year, which may cause parents, teachers and students concern. Resolving those situations quickly is beneficial for all parties involved. The following steps are the quickest and necessary methods for reaching satisfactory solutions.

  1. Contact the appropriate staff member: The most direct route resolving a concern is to confer directly with the person involved, whether it is a teacher, coach, parent, or student. Over 95 percent of the concerns are resolved at this level.
  2. Contact the Department Leader, the Dean of Student Success, the Assistant Head of School, or the Athletic Director: The next step, if necessary, is to confer with the individual who is the immediate supervisor in the area of concern.
  3. Contact the Principal: The Principal is in charge of the campus and is responsible for concerns that may arise from the school's operation. Explanations of policies and procedures, various clarifications and all types of campus information are available in the Principal’s office. Should a review of the policy/procedure be further in question, the Head of School may be contacted.
  4. Due Process Expectation: Should those involved in the situation be unwilling to confer directly with the person involved in a timely manner, and therefore intentionally bypass the process, the situation should not be further discussed, as this is an essential portion of the process (Matthew 18:15-20).

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

GRADING STANDARDS

A student’s grade is a professional judgment by an instructor of the student’s academic achievement and progress. At the beginning of the course, the teacher will provide students with a course syllabus with includes a written statement of course requirements, policies and explanation of grading procedures.

HOMEWORK POLICY

Concordia Lutheran High School believes that homework is an essential part of education and that it increases student achievement. Homework is effective when it is related to the basic goals of education: to acquire knowledge, explore opportunities for creativity, and develop reasoning and critical thinking skills. Homework reinforces and supplements material presented in class, creates readiness for learning, and provides for individualized learning, evaluation, practice drills, and follow-up to classroom activities.

To help Concordia make homework a successful tool in the student’s learning experience, the parent(s) of the student should:

  1. Activate their unique PARENT online OnCampus account and check it regularly.
  2. Support the school’s homework policy.
  3. Provide the student with an environment in the home that promotes good study habits.
  4. Know the student’s teachers and communicate with them; know how often the student should have homework in a particular class and approximately how long it should take to complete that homework.
  5. Know the student’s ability and help with course selections which are consistent with that ability.
  6. Help plan the student’s job schedule and extracurricular involvement with homework as a priority.
  7. Help the student to plan ahead for major projects and tests.

To help the student make homework a successful tool in the learning experience, the student should:

  1. Activate their unique STUDENT online OnCampus account and check it regularly.
  2. Develop responsible study habits and skills, providing a productive learning environment.
  3. Prepare homework daily and complete assignments on time.
  4. Do all homework to the best of the student’s ability.
  5. Utilize Teacher’s Office Hours and tutorial help during the school day, while at school.
  6. Accept responsibility for obtaining and completing all work missed because of absence.
  7. Plan extracurricular activities and work schedules carefully with homework as a priority.
  8. Discuss with teachers problems and concerns involving homework.

REPORT CARDS AND GRADE POINT AVERAGE

Report cards are published online to parents and students at the end of each quarter of the school calendar. A student’s grade point average (GPA) is based on semester grades. It is calculated by dividing the total number of quality points by the number of semester credits earned. Each student will receive a Semester GPA and an Cumulative GPA. The Cumulative GPA is the average of all coursework completed by the student during high school. All courses earning credit, except service credits, are included in the calculation.

MULTIPLE GRADING SCALES

Concordia Lutheran High School utilizes both a Standard 4.00 grading scale for the majority of courses offered with “A” the highest grade a student earns, and a Alternate 4.33 grading scale for Honors & Advanced Placement courses with an “A+” the highest grade a student may earn.

DESIGNATED HONORS & AP COURSES WITH ALTERNATE GRADES

English

Math

Science

Social Studies

Honors English 9

Honors English 10

AP English Literature

AP English Language

Honors Algebra I

Honors Geometry

Honors Algebra II

AP Calculus

AP Statistics

Honors Chemistry

AP Biology

AP Chemistry

AP Environmental Science

AP Physics

AP Microeconomics

AP Psychology

AP US History

AP World History

World Languages

Fine Arts

Computer Science

Other Courses

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AP Studio Art

AP Music Theory

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AP Seminar

AP Research

GRADE SCALES & POINTS

Standard 4.00 Scale

Honors/AP 4.33 Scale

Percentage

Letter Grade

Grade Point Scale

Percentage

Letter Grade

Grade Point Scale

100 - 92.5

A

4.00

100 - 92.5

A+

4.33

92.49 - 89.5

A-

3.67

92.49 - 89.5

A

4.00

89.49 - 86.5

B+

3.33

89.49 - 86.5

A-

3.67

86.49 - 82.5

B

3.00

86.49 - 82.5

B+

3.33

82.49 - 79.5

B-

2.67

82.49 - 79.5

B

3.00

79.49 - 76.5

C+

2.33

79.49 - 76.5

B-

2.67

76.49 - 72.5

C

2.00

76.49 - 72.5

C+

2.33

72.49 - 69.5

C-

1.67

72.49 - 69.5

C

2.00

69.49 - 64.5

D+

1.33

69.49 - 66.5

C-

1.67

64.49 - 62.5

D

1.00

66.49 - 62.5

D+

1.33

62.49 - 59.5

D-

0.67

62.49 - 59.5

D

1.00

0 - 59.49

F

0.00

0 - 59.49

F

0.00

HONOR ROLL

To be eligible for Honor Roll, a student must carry a minimum of four full credit classes and have a grade point average of 3.66 or above with no grade lower than “C.”

HONOR ROLL - HONORABLE MENTION

To be eligible for Honorable Mention, a student must carry a minimum of four full credit classes and have a grade point average of 3.00 or above with no grade lower than “C”, nor more than one “C”. Honor Roll and Honorable Mention are awarded at the end of each semester. Any grade changes after two weeks into the next semester are not reflected on the Honor Roll/Honorable Mention listings.

ACADEMIC LETTER

Students who have maintained a cumulative 3.66 GPA or higher for three consecutive semesters receive an academic letter and pin. Students who continue to maintain a 3.66 GPA or higher for two additional semesters receive an additional pin(s) to place on their letter.

 

POLICY ON INCOMPLETES

If a student receives an incomplete (I), the grade changes to “F” if the incomplete is not made up by the end of the second week after the end of the quarter in which the “I” was received. Making up the work is the student’s responsibility, but teachers are given a list of students to whom they have given incompletes so that they can remind them to get the work done.

COURSE CHANGES

If a student wishes to drop a class after two weeks have passed in a semester, the grade given is WF (Withdrawal-failing). The only exceptions to this rule are: (a) the drop is recommended by the classroom teacher because the student is unable to successfully complete the work assigned due to lack of ability in the subject matter; or (b) the parent provides a documented medical reason why the student is unable to complete the class.

CORE 40 WAIVER

A student who does not achieve a passing score on the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) graduation examination may be eligible to graduate if the student does all of the following:

  1. Takes the graduation examination in each subject area in which the student did not achieve a passing score at least one (1) time every school year, after the school year in which the student first takes the graduation examination;
  2. Completes remediation opportunities provided by the student’s school;
  3. Maintains a school attendance rate of at least ninety-five percent (95%) with excused absences not counting against the student’s attendance;
  4. Maintains at least a “C” average or the equivalent in the courses comprising the credits specifically required for graduation by the rule of the state board;
  5. Otherwise satisfies all state and local graduation requirements; and completes the course and credit requirements for a general diploma, including the career academic sequence; a workforce readiness assessment; and, at least one (1) career exploration internship, or cooperative education, or workforce credential recommended by the student’s school.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

All students will be expected to graduate with the Indiana Core 40 or the Indiana Core 40 with Academic Honors Diploma.

INDIANA CORE 40 REQUIREMENTS

The Core 40 curriculum is a set of courses that prepares students for college. Indiana four-year public colleges require Core 40 for regular admission.

Credits

English/Language Arts Literature, Composition and Speech……………………………………………….8

Mathematics................................Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II………………………………………….6

Additional credits in Pre-Calculus, Calculus, or Statistics and Probability.   All students are required to take a math or physics  course during  their  junior or senior year.   Seniors are required to take a quantitative reasoning course or another mathematics course.

Social Studies…………………………………………………………………………………………………….6

6 credits distributed as follows: History……………………………………….        2

Government……………………………………………………………………...        1

World History/Civilization or Geography/History of the World……………...        2

Economics……………………………………………………………………….        1

Science…………………………………………………………………………………………………………....6

             6 credits in Laboratory Science from the courses below:

             Biology I…………………………………………………………………………..        2

             Chemistry I, Physics I, or Integrated Chemistry Physics…………………...        2

             Additional credits from Chemistry, Physics, Biology AP, Chemistry AP,

Physics AP, or Advanced Environmental Science…………………………...2

Physical Education………………………………………………………………………………………………..2 

Health and Wellness……………………………………………………………………………………………...1

Electives / Religion……………………………………….……………………………………………………….8 

TOTAL…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….42 

ACADEMIC HONORS DIPLOMA

Concordia will grant an Academic Honors Diploma to any student who has fulfilled the following requirements. Students graduating in May 2019 or later must earn a minimum of 50 credits.

Earn the Core 40 Diploma and,

Earn 2 additional Core 40 Math credits, and

Earn 6-8 Core 40 World Language credits, and

Earn 2 Core 40 Fine Arts credits, and

Earn credits in a quantitative reasoning course or additional math course, and

Earn a grade of “C” or above in courses that will count toward the diploma, and

Have a grade point average of 3.0 or above, and complete one of the following:

  1. 4 credits in 2 or more courses designated as Advanced Placement (AP) under 511 IAC 6.1-6.5 and the corresponding College Board Advanced Placement Tests.
  2. Dual high school and college credits resulting in 6 transcripted college credits.
  3. A minimum of 3 transcripted college credits and 2 credits in a course or courses designated as AP under 511 IAC 6.1-6.5 and the corresponding College Board Advanced Placement test or tests.
  4. An SAT score of 1250 or higher (with a minimum score of 560 on Math, and minimum score of 590 on evidence based Reading and Writing).
  5. An ACT score of 26 or higher, with the completion of the written section.

TRANSCRIPTS

Copies of a student’s school record for other high schools, colleges, institutions, scholarships, or prospective employers are available through the guidance office upon the student’s or parent’s request. All tuition and fee payments must be kept current. Ordinarily, transcripts are released directly to those agencies. Each student is entitled to two transcripts without charge (exclusive of those for scholarships and employment purposes). After that number, $5.00 will be charged per copy. Students, or parents if the student is under 18, may request a copy of the student’s official record. Students may also order transcripts electronically through Indiana e-Transcript. Transcripts are sent directly to the college you choose. There is no fee for in-state colleges. To sign up for this service visit Concordia’s website and click on Academics.

SUMMER SCHOOL

Information about summer school offerings at Concordia and other area schools is available in the spring from the Guidance Office and Student Services. Students must take state required courses during the normal school year. Exceptions are made for students who cannot fit required courses in their school schedule and must be given prior approval.

STUDY HALL

At Concordia we believe that much learning should take place outside the classroom. Study option enables the student to use the school’s varied resources to learn on his own. There will be two types of Study Hall settings: Structured and Unstructured Study Halls.

Structured Study Hall will consist of students that meet one of the following: a 9th grade student, earned a D or F the previous quarter, has a 2.5 cumulative GPA or lower, parent request, guidance counselor request, or anyone that the administration deems necessary. Structured Study Hall will be a smaller environment, supervised in a teacher's classroom. This time is considered the same as any class period with the same behavioral expectations. A student may not move out of a structured Study Hall until the end of a grading period.

Unstructured Study Hall will consist of 10th-12th graders that are in good academic and behavioral standing. Students may partake in Unstructured Study Hall if they are able to demonstrate responsible behavior, academic success, and compliance with school policy and expectations. Students may work in designated areas (Library, Student Lounge, Main Hall Way along the cage, or in the cafeteria). Students are expected to remain in these areas for the entire period. Students are expected to maintain a behavior that is respectful, calm, and conducive to quiet conversation and studying together. Students may not leave campus. A student may be placed in a Structured Study Hall at any point during the year by school administration.

OFFICE HOURS

Teachers will be available multiple times during the week during a student’s lunch hour for office hours. This time is designated for students who need extra time or help with a subject. Students view the assigned Office Hours in their CLHS Google Calendar.

STUDY CENTER

Concordia’s Study Center (SC) is open to students on Individualized Education Plans and students who have a demonstrated need for services provided. The Study Center is available to students for reading tests, helping prepare students for college achievement tests, remediation, and helping to individualize curriculum for students with special needs. The staff of the Study Center works closely with the student, parents, teachers, consultants and the guidance department to help Study Center students succeed. For specific information or consultation about individual learning problems, students and parents are encouraged to contact the Study Center Director, Mrs. Lisa Sherrod.

LIBRARY / IMC (INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS CENTER)

The IMC has print and digital materials available for student use. Students are encouraged to use the IMC for personal needs, college and career information and recreational reading as well as for completing required assignments. They may use the library facilities during their unassigned time and may check out most print and digital materials for home use.

Hours of Operation

The lMC will be open 30 minutes before school and 1 hour after school, usually 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. On mornings of faculty meetings, the IMC will be open 15 minutes before school and remain open 1 hour after school usually 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Check Out Procedures

Students should bring their CLHS ID. There is no set limit on the number of items a student may check out as long as they can keep track of the items. Most items are checked out for three weeks. Overdue notices and fine notices will be sent by email to the student’s school email address.

Fines

For library materials, the fine is $ 0.25 per day, excluding weekends and holidays. For textbooks and class novels, the fine is $1.00 per day, excluding weekends and holidays.  The maximum fine is the replacement cost of the item. Charges are made for damaged materials and materials not returned. Students are expected to pay all outstanding charges in a timely manner. All material must be returned and fines paid prior to the beginning of finals each semester.

Student Use of IMC During the School Day

During the school day students may come to the IMC during their study hall to work on research projects, read magazines or newspapers or study quietly. Since the IMC is used for research as well as recreational reading, students are expected to respect the right and need of others and maintain an atmosphere that is conducive to work. Students may also utilize the Creator’s Space area in the IMC.

Suggestions

Students, parent and staff members are encouraged to suggest titles of books and other materials for inclusion in the CLHS library collection.  We welcome comments and look forward to helping students, parents and staff with their research and recreational reading needs.

GUIDANCE SERVICES

The Guidance Office serves the needs of students and families. The high school years often bring challenges, questions, and decisions requiring assistance. The Concordia Guidance Office provides personal counseling, crisis counseling, referral services, academic planning services, college entrance assistance, career guidance, and other help as needed. Students and parents are encouraged to use the guidance services.

Information about careers and further educational opportunities is available from the counselors. In addition, college catalogs, career information, computerized college/career programs and college applications are available in the Guidance Office. Announcements about college open houses, scholarship opportunities and the like are found on the bulletin boards by the Guidance and Student Services offices, in the Daily Bulletin and on the school website.

Concordia also partners with Cross Connections, Inc. for individual and/or family counseling services. A counselor from Cross Connections is on the Concordia campus on Mondays and Thursdays from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Students may schedule a meeting with the Cross Connection counselor via their Concordia Guidance Counselor.

COLLEGE PLANNING

The Guidance Department plans and coordinates visits from college representatives, and a shadowing program which allows students the opportunity to spend a day “on the job” learning first-hand about a career of their interest.

SCHOOL POLICIES

ATTENDANCE POLICY AND PROCEDURES

Regular attendance at school is an integral factor in a student’s ability to learn and provides the student with valuable opportunities that can best be utilized when a student is engaged in school. The student’s educational experience is further enhanced by purposely participating in the discussion and interaction with teachers and fellow students through the school setting, particularly, in the classroom.

The school is responsible for a student when the school day is in session, including delay starts and an early or late dismissal. The school office must be able to locate a student any time during the school day. Mandatory school attendance is also a requirement of state and federal legislation. Indiana legislature has set a 95% benchmark for a school’s minimum attendance rate and mandates that every student enrolled in Concordia must be in attendance unless he/she is ill or there is a death in the immediate family. As a means of emphasizing the importance of school attendance, a student who violates the attendance policy may receive one or more of the following consequences: in-house school discipline, grade reduction, out of school suspension, loss of driving privileges through the BMV, loss of course credit, referral to the Prosecutor’s Office, or expulsion from school. Parents may view their student’s attendance record via OnCampus.

  1. ABSENCES – Parents (or legal guardians) are expected to notify the school by phone (260) 471-1996 or email (attendance@clhscadets.com) by 9:15 a.m. each day their student is absent. The call must include the following information: the student’s name, the date(s) of the absence, the reason for the absence, and the identity of the parent making the call. A student is marked absent from a period when they have missed more than 10 minutes of the class period.

  1. DOCUMENTED ABSENCES Documented absences are issued for the following reasons: family emergencies, death in the immediate family, illness verified by a note from a parent/guardian/doctor, prior planned absence through the Dean of Student Success’ office, College Visit, and emergency reasons cleared through the Dean of Student Success. Doctor’s appointments are excused upon receipt of a note from the Doctor’s office. The student has the responsibility for all makeup work. All of these absences must have documentation associated with them. A student who misses more than four (4) days excused by a doctor will be required to provide a Certificate of Child’s Incapacity which must be filled out by the student’s doctor. Otherwise, any doctor’s excused days after four (4) days will be considered unexcused.

  1. UNDOCUMENTED ABSENCE Undocumented absences are issued for the following reasons: oversleeping, missing the bus or ride, conducting any kind of business that could be taken care of outside of school hours, staying home to study, working at a job, truancy, sick and failure to provide the required note/phone call, or any other reason deemed unexcused by the Dean of Student Success. A student who receives an undocumented absence may not receive credit for work missed or the opportunity to make up tests or assignments.

  1. PLANNED ABSENCE (VACATION, FAMILY, COLLEGE VISITS) – Vacations during school time should be avoided. Students who take a vacation or college visit during school time must have their parent call or email the Dean of Student Success at least one week in advance.  The student will receive a planned absence form that must be signed by each teacher one week in advance and returned to Student Services. This gives the teachers a chance to give assignments and make requirements in advance as well as the opportunity to communicate any concerns they feel the absence could create. The student is expected to complete the work missed before the planned absence.  This policy prevents an overwhelming amount of makeup work for the student upon their return to school. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain and makeup all missed work.

  1. LATE ARRIVAL/EARLY DISMISSAL – Whenever a student arrives late or leaves early during the school day, they must sign in/out at Student Services. In every case, s/he must either present a note from home or have a parent contact the Dean of Student Success or the Student Success Assistant.

  1. ILLNESS – In case of illness during the school day, the student must report to the nurse's office. Our goal is to help your child minimize the instructional time he/she may miss because of an illness. Students may stay in the clinic to help recover and return back to class. PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD TO SEE THE NURSE WHILE THEY ARE AT SCHOOL. The nurse can help determine the seriousness of your child’s illness and will be in contact with the parents. If your child is ill, they will be asked to go home. Students may return to school when they have been fever free for 24 hrs. When the student is in the clinic, this is considered an excused (documented) absence from class.

  1. EXCESSIVE ABSENCE – Regular attendance is expected of all CLHS students. Regular school attendance is mandated by state and federal laws. Excessive absence is a problem that can lead to the student being recommended to the Principal for removal from class or school with loss of credit. Excessive absence is defined as missing 10% or more of scheduled class periods or school days during a semester. The Dean of Student Success may also report the excessive attendance to the appropriate Allen County and State of Indiana authorities, SOCAP, and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.  

8.  TRUANCY – Truancy is any absence from school when the absence is initiated by the student without parental knowledge. If a student cuts class (has not left the building and is absent from a portion of one or more classes/lunch without permission of the school), the the consequence is a Saturday School with fine. The truancy policy is enforced by the Dean of Student Success according to the following guidelines and covers all instances of truancy during the school year:

  1. Missing 1 period (1st truancy) - The absence is an Undocumented (unexcused absence), the parent is contacted and the student is assigned detention and service hours as determined by the Dean of Student Success.
  2. Missing multiple periods/2nd instance of truancy - The absence is Undocumented (unexcused absence), the parent is contacted and the student serves a Saturday School and pays fine. 
  3. 3rd instance of truancy - The absence is Undocumented (unexcused absence), the parent is contacted, the student serves a two day out of school suspension, and a conference is held with the Dean of Student Success, student and parents to determine the terms of an attendance probation. Failure to abide by the terms of the probation results in the student being referred to the Principal for expulsion.

9.  TARDIES  Students who enter the classroom after the bell are considered tardy.  Students who arrive less than 10 minutes after the bell will be marked tardy by the classroom teacher or directed to the Student Success Center to obtain a tardy pass to return to class.  Students who arrive more than 10 minutes after the bell will be marked as an undocumented absence (See “Absences” above).

 

Excessive Tardies

For 1st Period Classes that start the school day (Days A, C, E): Students are permitted a total of three (3) tardies per semester. More than three tardies in the semester to a 1st Period class will result in the following consequences:

For 2nd Period Classes that start the school day (Days B, D): Students are permitted a total of two (2) tardies per semester.  More than two tardies in the semester to a 2nd Period class at the start of the school day will result in the following consequences:

Tardies for other blocks during the day (Periods 3-8):  Students are permitted two (2) total tardies per nine-week grading period.

10. ANTHIS CAREER CENTER – Students who attend classes at the Anthis Career Center are to follow   the calendars of both schools unless notified otherwise. Students attending afternoon Anthis classes must attend CLHS classes during special schedules until 11:30 a.m. The goal is to reduce the    interruptions to the school day as much as possible. If a school-sponsored interruption is necessary, the Student Services office of the appropriate school must be informed by a parental note or phone call at least two days in advance.

11. STUDENT STATUS – All students are expected to live with their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) while in attendance at Concordia. Emancipated students or students living with someone other than a parent or legal guardian may not be eligible to attend Concordia. A change in status must be reported immediately to the office of Student Services. Proof of guardianship (or power of attorney) must be on file for those students not living with their parents.

12. PART-TIME STUDENT POLICY – Students from a homeschool environment may take up to 3 periods of instruction at Concordia Lutheran High School. This must include a religion class. Enrollment is with the approval of the admissions committee. These students are allowed to attend all school activities and to participate in activities which are open to all students. Only full-time students may participate in activities which are based on tryouts, auditions, or elections. Athletic participation is governed by IHSAA rules which state that a student must be enrolled in and passing six full credit classes to be eligible.

STUDENT CONDUCT

As a Christian school, Concordia establishes policies and regulations that enable students to grow in their relationship to Jesus as well as receive a quality education within the framework of the Gospel. This framework operates through a process of admonition, repentance, forgiveness, and the desire to live as a child of God. Without good discipline, the school cannot discharge its obligation in the development of responsibility and citizenship.

The school has developed a code of conduct which is positive in nature and which it strives to apply in a fair, firm, and reasonable manner. Whenever appropriate, corrective, rather than punitive, action is taken. Self-discipline and self-motivation are the ultimate objectives. Students and parents should read this handbook outlining rules and regulations to which they are subject. They have the responsibility to know, respect and follow these guidelines. The model for student behavior at Concordia is based on respect and consideration for the rights of others.

No behavior is tolerated which detracts from the goal to make Christ the center of our lives, disrupts the work of the school, or interferes with the rights of others. Concordia has the right to reprimand, suspend, or expel a student whose attitude or behavior is not in accordance with Concordia’s philosophy and policies.

Concordia highly values and encourages a student’s participation in our co-curricular programs. Concordia’s co-curricular program includes athletics, fine arts, clubs, and student activities that occur complementarity and as an extension of a student’s academic program at Concordia. To represent Concordia in any co-curricular activity, a student must be in good standing both academically and behaviorally.

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

What is posted, texted, or messaged online inside or outside of school, may result in disruption to normal school operations and/or detrimentally impact a fellow student or staff member, the school and the school’s reputation. The school administration reserves the right to discipline students and pursue legal or civil avenues for on-campus and/or off-campus internet use that disrupts the learning environment or is contrary to Christian philosophy.  

The school does not intend to police websites, blogs, text messages, emails, or social networking sites outside of school. However, if information is brought to our attention by students, parents, or other individuals we reserve the right to address the behavior with school policies as well as civil law. A list of prohibited internet behaviors includes, but is not limited to: threats, conspiring to commit violence, intimidation, humiliation, bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, sexting, impersonation, mocking, endangering the safety of others, unauthorized use of names, logos, images, videos, and knowingly posting false information. Postings to such sites need not be recent to be considered inappropriate or warrant action on the part of the school. If negative behavior on those sites creates a threatening or damaging situation between students at school, the administrators will respond to the disruption. The administration will follow up with the students involved and their parents/guardians. Consequence for creating that disruption may include detention, suspension, or expulsion. Students are encouraged to take these steps immediately if they are the victim of a cyberbullying incident:

Students and Parents of Concordia Lutheran High School may further report incidents of bullying and cyberbullying to law enforcement when the incident occurs off of school grounds and includes any of the following crimes: Threats of violence, Child pornography or sending sexually explicit messages or photos, Taking a photo or video of someone in a place where he or she would expect privacy, and/or, stalking and hate crimes. Further guidance for parents and students is found at: https://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/how-to-report/index.html

SUICIDE PREVENTION and AWARENESS POLICY

It is the responsibility of the Concordia Lutheran High School to provide a safe, supportive, and culturally responsive school environment for all students. Concordia believes that suicide is a preventable public health problem and acknowledges that all students have the right to be protected from those indicators that put students at higher risk for suicide and ensure that school personnel are able to recognize and report students at risk of suicide. Concordia faculty and staff who work directly with students of the school receive training and certification in suicide prevention and awareness of suicidal tendencies which comply with Indiana legislature requirements. Concordia’s Suicide Awareness and Prevention Policy is available upon request to the Principal’s office.

ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS

Academic HonestyPhilosophy

Honesty is highly valued at Concordia. Cheating, copying, and plagiarism are not acceptable and are considered contrary to belief in honest behavior. It is important that all students do their own work. Academic honesty is the hallmark of a good school and a good student. Concordia students are capable of reason and self-discipline and will be held accountable for their actions.  Concordia attempts to instill in students a level of individual responsibility equal to the demands that will be placed on them in the future.

The development of individual character, honor, and integrity is a fundamental goal of Concordia. All lessons take place with the understanding that the students will present their own work. In return, the school community recognizes student accomplishment with due respect and honor. No grade is ever worth compromising a student’s personal integrity.

Explanation of Terms

Academic dishonesty at Concordia is a serious offense. Specific cases considered violations of the school Academic Honesty policy include, but may not necessarily be limited to, the following:

Cheating

The action of providing or receiving an unfair advantage on an exam, test, quiz, or other graded in-class evaluation is cheating. This includes:

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else’s ideas or statements as one’s own. This includes, but is not limited to:

Collaboration versus Copying

Collaboration

Collaboration is a teacher-sanctioned activity where ideas are shared for the purpose of greater understanding for all participants.

Copying

Copying is a form of plagiarism where one is taking someone else’s words or ideas and presenting them as one’s own.  Unless directly specified by the teacher, it is expected that every submitted assignment will be the unassisted work of an individual student. Students who collaborate on an assignment without the consent of the teacher will be considered guilty of academic dishonesty.  In determining the severity of the consequence(s), the administration will consider the circumstances of the incident as well as the student’s past disciplinary record.

Process for Handling a Reported Incident of Academic Dishonesty

The student discipline file is used to track patterns of student behavior. It is used for internal use but will be shared as required by receiving schools or universities. The existence of a disciplinary record may prohibit a student’s eligibility for membership in certain school groups e.g., Student Council, Honor Societies, etc., for a 12-month period following the incident.

Consequences (potential)

DISCIPLINARY CONSEQUENCES

SPECIAL NOTE -  Each student at Concordia is unique, and the issues they face are unique, therefore the administration at Concordia Lutheran High School reserves the right to apply any of the following consequences it deems necessary in order to create an equitable, fair, and safe academic environment for all students.

ACADEMIC/BEHAVIORAL/ATTENDANCE PROBATION – The student who develops a pattern of poor academic performance may be placed on academic probation. While on probation, the student is assigned to the Study Center and given a teacher mentor.  The student and parent should monitor the student’s grades online weekly.  A review of the study skills, health, and personal habits of the student may be helpful in guiding the student to improvement. Students who find themselves in repeated difficulty due to excessive tardiness, poor attendance, or other behavioral problems may be placed on attendance and/or behavioral probation. The student and his parents are notified through a written letter of the reason for the probation and the conditions and duration of the status. Probation shall be of one semester duration with a review of status at the end of the semester. Following the review, the Dean of Student Success may select one of several options; returning the student to “good standing” status, another semester of probation, or dismissal.

SUSPENSION - A student who is suspended from Concordia is told the reason for the suspension and the parents are informed of the causes and conditions of the suspension. The suspension may be assigned as an in school suspension (ISS) or an out of school suspension (OSS). An OSS is recorded as an Undocumented Absence. Students who do not cooperate with staff during an in school suspension will be sent home for an out of school suspension. Students assigned an ISS or OSS may earn a maximum of 70% partial credit for homework, quizzes, and exams assigned during the suspension period. Before the conclusion of an out of school suspension, a conference is held with the Dean of Student Success, the parents, and the student to discuss the reasons for the suspension and the conditions of the student’s return to the classroom.

EXPULSION – A student who is expelled from Concordia is told the reason for his expulsion and the parents are informed of the causes and conditions of the expulsion. A conference with the principal, the Dean of Student Success, the parents and the student is held to discuss the reasons for such action. This action is taken only when other avenues of guidance have been exhausted or when the actions involved cause a serious threat to persons or the educational process.

APPEALS - A parent and student may obtain a hearing regarding suspension or expulsion by making a written request to the Head of School within five (5) calendar days of the action. The Head of School, after hearing the reasons for suspension or expulsion makes the final determination as to the course of disciplinary action.

DETENTION/SERVICE WORK - Detentions will be served after school from 3:20-4:20 PM. Students who are assigned a detention will report to the teacher’s classroom during this time. At the end of the detention, student’s are excused to go home. Failure to attend an after-school detention session as scheduled will result in a Saturday School session and fine. While in detention, students are required to have study materials with which to work quietly. NO ELECTRONICS or sleeping will be allowed during detention. Service Work is assigned for minor disciplinary offenses as determined by the Dean of Student Success.

SATURDAY SCHOOL - Saturday School will be served on assigned Saturdays from 8:00 am-11:00 am and monitored by CLHS faculty and staff. A $10 per hour fine for 3 hours (total $30) will also be assessed with a Saturday School. Students will meet at the front of the school with the supervisor. The outside door to the building will be locked at precisely 8:00 a.m. Any student who arrives after 8:00 a.m. WILL NOT be allowed to enter. Students are expected to be in the room no later than 8:00 a.m. and they will not be permitted to leave the room until 11:00 a.m. Restrooms may be used with the permission of the supervisor.                                                                                                 

Failure to attend Saturday School will result in an additional Saturday School assigned with an additional fee as well (total=2 Saturday Schools and $60). If failure to show again, an out-of-school suspension will take place.                                                                 

FIGHTING/THREATENING BEHAVIOR - Students who threaten the safety of, fight with or cause physical harm to another student face school discipline up to and including suspension and possible expulsion.

THEFT - Stealing school property, student property, or staff property results in suspension and possible expulsion.

USE OF TOBACCO and/or VAPE JUICE - Use or possession of tobacco and/or vape juice in any form, including e-cigarettes, vapes, and juuls, is not allowed at any time while a student is on the school grounds or while attending school functions. The student’s parents are contacted and disciplinary action is initiated.

RANDOM DRUG TESTING PROGRAM - In recognition of the use and abuse of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and the danger this poses to the safety and health of both students and their families, Concordia Lutheran High School has instituted a program of random drug testing for all students. Urinalysis is the method used and samples are collected by the school nurses under strict protocol. The Dean of Student Success escorts the students selected (randomly) to the clinic for testing and contacts the parents by phone (as soon as possible) to inform them of the testing. The results of the test are received by the Principal, Assistant Head of School, or Dean of Student Success. If the results indicate the presence of illicit drugs or alcohol the Dean of Student Success communicates confidentially with the student and his/her parent. The purpose of the testing is two-fold. First, it is intended to serve as a deterrent to using these substances. Second, it is intended to alert parents and students of such use with the intent of addressing it early before it becomes a serious problem. If as a result of the drug testing a student indicates positive for one of the substances being tested, the following steps are taken:

  1. The student and parent are contacted by the Principal or the Dean of Student Success.
  2. If the result is questioned, the Principal or Dean of Student Success will arrange contact with the Medical Review Officer who will discuss how to either verify the result as prescribed medication or how to have the split sample tested by another lab at the family’s expense.
  3. To continue as a student at Concordia, the student:
  1. Must meet for at least 3 sessions with our Cross Connections substance abuse counselor. One of the three sessions must be a family session. After the completion of the 3rd session, a meeting between the family, the counselor, and the administration will take place to determine if further action is needed. All counseling sessions with Cross Connections will be at the family’s expense.
  2. Is placed on probation for one full calendar year during which time the student may be retested at any time.
  3. Is subject to any disciplinary action with regard to participation in extracurricular activities.
  1. With no further positive tests during the 12 month probationary period, the student is removed from that status.
  2. If a student tests positive for a second time during that 12-month probationary period, (s)he is immediately expelled from Concordia for the remaining semester, and remains suspended for one additional full semester. The student may return to Concordia following successful completion of an agreed-upon plan with the family and school.

USE OF ALCOHOL/DRUGS – Concordia Lutheran High School does not tolerate those who introduce illicit drugs, alcohol, or intoxicants of any kind into the school setting. The school reserves the right to conduct random searches of student lockers and vehicles as a general deterrent to the possession of illicit drugs, alcohol or intoxicants of any kind. Specific searches may also be made on a student’s person, locker or vehicle if there is reasonable suspicion that a student is in possession of any of these substances. All searches are conducted by two members of the administrative staff and may include the use of Fort Wayne/Allen County drug dogs and officers.  When there is reasonable suspicion (e.g. physical symptoms such as the smell of alcohol, slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, impaired motor skills and/or reliable  eyewitness reports) that a student is under the influence of illicit drugs, alcohol or intoxicants of any kind and that student denies any use, breath-scan, saliva tests and/or urinalysis are utilized to determine whether or not the student has used any of these substances. Failure to cooperate in this testing constitutes an admission of guilt. Students found under the influence of or in possession of drugs, alcohol or intoxicants of any kind while on school property or while attending school functions are immediately referred to the school administration for disciplinary conference. At that conference further discipline may include suspension or expulsion.

WEAPONS – Instruments normally considered as weapons or recreational weapons are not permitted on school property at any time. Violation of this rule results in the weapon being confiscated, the police

contacted, and the student subject to suspension and possibly expulsion. Indiana State Law specifically

states that guns and knives are not permitted on school property. Recreational weapons include but are not

limited to air guns, paintball guns, water guns and realistic looking toy guns.

VANDALISM – Any student proven to be involved and guilty of vandalism of property of Concordia

Lutheran High School or the property of the faculty or staff of Concordia is subject to school discipline up to

and including expulsion from school and is required to make restitution for the damage.

PREGNANCY – Should a student become pregnant, she must obtain a doctor’s statement and present it to

the Dean of Student Success. If the doctor recommends that she remain in school, the school makes every

effort to accommodate the student’s needs as requested by the doctor. The student may stay in school as

long as her presence is not detrimental to the conduct of other students or to her personal health. Any

student who fathers a child is expected to assume responsibility for the pregnancy and to cooperate with

and support the mother and her family as they deal with the situation. He, too, may remain in school as

long as his presence is not detrimental to the conduct of other students. As a Christian institution,

Concordia recognizes and supports the sanctity of all life and provides counsel to its students and parents

with that in mind.

HARASSMENT & BULLYING – Concordia Lutheran High School does not tolerate harassment or bullying of any person by any staff member or student. The term “harassment” includes but is not limited to slurs, jokes and other verbal, graphic or physical conduct relating to an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age or handicap. The term “bullying” means overt, unwanted, repeated acts or gestures, including verbal or written communications or images transmitted in any manner, including cellular telephone, digital software, and/or other wireless communication devices, physical acts committed, aggression or any other behaviors, that are committed by a student or group of students against another student with the intent to harass, ridicule, humiliate, intimidate or harm the targeted student and create for the targeted student an objectively hostile school environment that:

  1. Places the targeted student in reasonable fear of harm to the targeted student’s person or property;
  2. Has a substantially detrimental effect on the targeted student’s physical or mental health;
  3. Has the effect of substantially interfering with the targeted student’s academic performance;
  4. Or has the effect of substantially interfering with the targeted student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, and privileges provided by the school.  

Retaliation against an individual who makes charges of harassment or bullying is likewise prohibited. Those guilty of harassment, bullying or retaliation meet with appropriate sanctions. Those individuals who believe that they have been the target of any type of harassment, bullying or discrimination should immediately report in confidence the conduct to any administrator or counselor. Following an investigation of the incident, appropriate action is taken.  Serious or repeated harassment or bullying results in suspension and possible expulsion; as well as participants may be required to participate in counseling or other educational services. It is the responsibility of all members of the Concordia Lutheran High School family (teachers, students, staff) to respect the rights, feelings, and sensitivities of others.

Students and Parents of Concordia Lutheran High School may further report incidents of bullying and cyberbullying to law enforcement when the incident occurs off of school grounds and includes any of the following crimes: Threats of violence, Child pornography or sending sexually explicit messages or photos, Taking a photo or video of someone in a place where he or she would expect privacy, and/or, Stalking and hate crimes. Further guidance for parents and students is found at: https://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/how-to-report/index.html

CELLULAR PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICES – Students should seek the permission of the teacher before using any personal electronic device. Teachers have the right to confiscate any item that is a distraction in the classroom. Confiscated items may require a parent to pick up from school.

COOPERATION WITH FACULTY/STAFF - In a Christian setting, cooperation with faculty and staff for the

accomplishment of school and individual goals is a necessity. Any student who refuses to comply with a

reasonable request of a teacher or staff member where such refusal constitutes an interference with school

purposes is subject to school discipline. If that refusal includes threatening or intimidating behavior, the

student is subject to suspension and possible expulsion.

PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION – The public display of affection by couples is not considered to be    

proper in a school or school-related setting and should be limited to hand holding. While we understand the

affection couples may want to share, we believe that the limiting of the amount of affection that can be

shown publicly contributes to an attitude of respect for the rights and reputation of the individuals involved

as well as the school community as a whole. Students who violate this guideline are referred to the Dean of

Student Success for appropriate counseling or discipline if the behavior continues.

SCHOOL REGULATIONS

BOOK BAGS 

Students may use book bags to carry their books and other possessions to and from school. However, all book bags must be left in the lockers during the school day.  The administration will determine what is a book bag and what might be, for instance, a purse.

GANG DRESS/BEHAVIOR

Concordia reserves the right to restrict any dress or behavior which may be gang-related or related to any other group associated with illegal activities. This includes but is not limited to the wearing of gang/hate group colors, gang/hate group graffiti on clothing or books, gang-related tattoos, gang/hate group hand signals, and any behavior which through its association with gangs/hate groups is intimidating or threatening to others. The parents of any student acting or dressing in such a manner are contacted and appropriate changes are expected. Since gang/hate group activity is most often illegal and dangerous to the safety and well-being of all, any student who becomes a member of a gang or hate group and is so identified, is immediately dismissed from Concordia for the safety and well-being of the Concordia family.

DRESS AND PERSONAL APPEARANCE

The uniform dress code is in effect from the first day of school and at all times during normal school hours.  School hours start when the student enters the building before school until the student leaves the building after the school day or until the student is required to change clothes for an extracurricular activity.  During special events, certain portions of the uniform dress code may be amended as determined by the administration. During extra-curricular events, students are expected to dress neatly, modestly and in good taste. Any clothing which is determined to be disruptive or immodest may be restricted as determined by the school administration. Students are to avoid extremes in dress and conduct that would attract unfavorable attention to themselves and their school.  The Dean of Student Success has the final say in all student dress and appearance decisions.  

  1. Pants: During school hours students are to wear black, navy, or tan pants which are neat and unmarked (no stripes, designs, etc.)  The pants should be made of cotton-twill material.  Pants made of denim, fleece, velour or athletic warm-up material are not allowed.  Pants must cover all undergarments.  A belt may need to be worn.  Tight fitting pants such as yoga, ‘tights’, leggings, running apparel may not be worn.  
  2. Shorts: Students may also choose to wear black, navy or tan shorts and capris.  Shorts and capris must be plain, hemmed (not cut-offs or frays), and approximately knee length.  Athletic shorts may not be worn.  
  3. Shirts: Students must complete their wardrobe by wearing an approved top with the Concordia logo that may be ordered through the main office. Colors available include maroon, white, grey and black.  Undershirts (short or long sleeved) must be tucked in and covered by the appropriate uniform top. Low-cut necklines for ladies will not be permitted, with T-shirt necklines suggested. Cardigans must be buttoned.
  4. Shoes: Students may wear dress shoes, athletic shoes, or dressy sandals (Birkenstock or leather style).  Beach attire flip flops (thin rubber style) and athletic slides may not be worn.
  5. Hats, bandanas, sweatbands and other head coverings are to be removed upon entrance to the building and are not to be worn at any time during the school day. Religious headdress is permitted.  
  6. Coats and other outdoor wear must be kept in the locker during the school day.
  7. Hair must be neat, clean and well-kept.  Highly unnatural, distracting hairstyles are not permitted.
  8. Highly distracting jewelry or piercings are not permitted. Wallet chains, spikes, large chains and other jewelry or accessories determined as dangerous are not permitted.
  9. On “Concordia Spirit Days”, students may wear a Concordia shirt from a school event, team, or group, with school uniform shorts or pants. Students who choose not to wear a school spirit shirt will be in school uniform. Athletic uniforms are not permitted to be worn on these days.   Note: “Concordia Spirit Days” are not “free dress” days.

1st Offense - Warning: Must change into school uniform before returning to class.

2nd Offense - Detention: Must change into school uniform before returning to class.

3rd Offense - Saturday School: Must change into school uniform before returning to class.

LOCKERS

A locker with combination lock is assigned to each student. The student should not give the combination to or share the locker with other students. The locker (inside and out) should be kept neat, clean, orderly and locked. The student is responsible for the condition of the locker and lock. A locker check for cleanliness will be conducted near the end of each semester. Students who do not return the lock in good condition at the end of the school year will be charged $5.00 for replacement.  Students may also be charged if the locker is not cleaned out or if there is any damage to the locker, including adhesive to the locker door at the end of each semester.  Any problems with the locker should be reported immediately to Student Services. Lockers remain the property of the school and may be opened and inspected by a school administrator.

LUNCH

Concordia provides a daily hot lunch program for purchase through the school’s cafeteria. Students may bring their own sack lunch, or have a parents deliver a packed lunch for their student, but food from outside vendors is not allowed and will be held in the office until the end of the day for pick-up. Exceptions for a special occasion must be cleared through the Dean of Student Success.

Students may eat their lunch in the cafeteria, main hallway, auditorium lobby, student lounge, or music wing. Students may not eat in the library or academic hallways. After eating their lunch, each student should return their tray to the dish conveyor in the cafeteria, and drop their trash in the proper receptacles throughout the eating areas. Common courtesy dictates that the table and eating area they used be left clean for those who follow. Failure to meet these requirements may result in a detention, Saturday School, or punishment deemed necessary by school administration.

Concordia has a closed campus lunch policy. Students are not allowed to leave the school grounds for lunch, nor may they to have visitors come into school during lunch.

Student lunch money may be deposited into a family cafeteria account.  Families may check the account balance online.  Students will be given a grace period if the cafeteria account has a deficit.  However, the school reserves the right to deny students lunch if the deficit is more than $15.00.  Students from families whose income is below certain levels are eligible for reduced price lunches.  Specific information regarding reduced price lunches is included with the registration information.  

IMMUNIZATION RECORD

Indiana state law requires each student to have immunizations for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and chicken pox (unless they had the disease). A verification of these immunizations (shot record) must be on file in the student’s record at the school at the time of registration. Also mandated is a tetanus/pertussis booster and meningitis vaccine between 14-16 years of age. The student’s immunization record is a part of the student’s permanent record. An updated copy of each student’s immunization record is given to each student prior to graduation.

MEDICATION IN SCHOOL

Indiana state law mandates that prescription medications not be dispensed by school personnel without a physician’s order. Occasionally a student under medical care may continue to attend school. In these special cases and when parents sign a written request, school personnel may administer medication when the following directives are observed.

  1. The school policy states that students will not have any type of medication, prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter), on their person or in their locker. The only exceptions to this rule are asthma inhalers and Epi-Pens both of which require a prescription and a parental consent form signed and on file with the school nurse.
  2. Prescription medications must be accompanied by a note from the parents and the prescription label along with written instructions including the name of the medication(s), dosage, route of delivery, times or frequency, and the duration of time during which the medication is to be dispensed. Only medications necessary to keep the student in school will be administered during school hours. Medications prescribed for a student (legend drugs) must be kept in the original container/package with the pharmacy label and the student’s name affixed. All medications are kept locked in the clinic. The nurse administering the medications will keep careful written records of each administration.
  3. Medications that can cause drowsiness or impair physical coordination (pain medication, muscle relaxants, allergy medications, or any medication that fits this description) will not be given at school.
  4. Over-the-counter drugs such as Ibuprofen, Pepto Bismol, chewable antacid, and non-aspirin pain reliever are available for a charge of $.25 per dose if the parents have signed and returned the permission form on the Emergency Information Form.
  5. Any Over-the-Counter medication that may be periodically needed by the student during the school year may be kept in the clinic. OTC medications must be brought to the clinic in the original packaging that includes dosage, route of delivery, frequency of administration, ingredients, and expiration date. Any leftover OTC medication is returned to the student at the end of the school year. If these medications are not picked up, they are destroyed at the end of the school year.
  6. Herbal medications are not dispensed except at the prescription of a licensed physician. Any medication(s) that a student may require during the school day needs to be brought to the school nurse by a parent or guardian.

 

PARKING LOT/STUDENT PARKING 

Driving to school is considered a privilege. The following regulations are for the welfare of all and must be followed.

  1. Students are not allowed on the parking lot anytime during the school day unless permission has been obtained through Student Services. Being in or near any car is considered a serious breach of school regulations.
  2. Students who arrive early are to enter the building immediately. There is to be no loitering in the parking lot.
  3. Each car must be registered with Student Services and must display a parking permit available from Student Services for the cost of $35.00 yearly and $20.00 per semester. It is transferable to any vehicle the student drives for the duration of the school year.
  4. Students are not to park in the spaces on the school side along Cadet Drive, in the parking lot along Cadet Drive and St. Joe River Drive or in the spaces behind the music wing. These are reserved for faculty, staff, and visitors. In the front lot spaces reserved for visitors and for handicapped are clearly marked and are not for student use.
  5. Excessive speed and unnecessary noise are prohibited. Keeping speed at or under 10 mph contributes to the safety of all.
  6. On days when after school band practice is held in the front parking lot, all students must vacate the marked area by 3:20 p.m.
  7. Students who violate these regulations are subject to a $20.00 fine, towing the vehicle at the owner’s expense, or loss of the driving privilege.

TELEPHONE CALLS

The school staff members are not permitted to call students from class to answer phone calls. Nor are students permitted to accept cell phone calls during school hours. Messages of an emergency nature are delivered to the student through the office of student services.

VISITORS

A student who wishes to bring a visitor to school must receive permission at least one day in advance. Generally, visitors are only allowed for recruitment purposes. The visitors are expected to conduct themselves according to all school regulations and policies. The host CLHS student is expected to accompany the visitor at all times.  Unauthorized persons are not permitted in the building. Visitors must report to the main office before entering other parts of the building. Friends who meet students after school are expected to wait outside in their cars. The halls and student lounge are for Concordia students only.

WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL

Parents initiate their child’s withdrawal from school by contacting the Principal to indicate their intention. The Principal may call a meeting with the family and the student’s counselor to discuss the withdrawal request. The student is issued a withdrawal form and it is the student’s responsibility to take this form to the teachers and various administrators to acquire the required signatures. Requests for transfer of records are not processed if fines, tuition or fees are outstanding, or if textbooks have not been returned, or if the withdrawal form has not been returned to the principal.

GENERAL INFORMATION 

BUILDING SECURITY/BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL SUPERVISION

The buildings are open for use before and after school, but only for necessary purposes (early or late transportation, meetings, practices). Once the school day has started, the Cadet Drive entrances are locked and all students and visitors must enter through the front entrance. The front door is locked during school hours. The activity wing is open from 7:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The academic wing is open from 7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. except on A Days when the academic wing is not open until 8:25 a.m.  Students are not permitted to remain in the building after this time unless they are supervised. All after-school and evening activities must be under the supervision of faculty members, club sponsors, and/or team coaches. Parents of students arriving early or staying late because of transportation arrangements should obtain permission from the Dean of Student Success. Failure to behave appropriately results in the cancellation of this privilege.

CAREER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The career internship program is a chance for seniors to “test the waters” of an undecided career choice before going into college. The course may be one or two semesters and is designed to provide opportunities for students to explore careers that require additional degrees or certification beyond high school. Students receive hands on work experience that extends far beyond a day of job shadowing.  

Students receive one Core 40/Academic Honors credit per semester for completing a minimum of 70 hours of workplace experience along with additional classroom requirements.  

CHANGE OF ADDRESS/OTHER INFORMATION

Students are to notify the main office immediately if they have a change of address, phone number or email in order to help in addressing mailings and in case of emergency.  Most school to parent communication occurs via email.

DIRECTORY AND YEARBOOK INFORMATION

The following information relating to present and former students is considered directory information and may be made public in any of a variety of documents: student name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, honors and awards received, most recent previous school attended, and photographs. Any parent who does not wish directory information to be released should deliver a written statement to the Principal indicating which information is to be restricted.

DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION IN SCHOOL

The Daily Bulletin is the means of publicizing school activities and information from the office. Announcements for printing in the Daily Bulletin must be in the main office before 8:15 a.m. each day and must have the prior approval of a teacher. School administration determines which announcements will be made via the intercom. The bulletin boards post items of general information and approval for items posted should be obtained from the Dean of Student Success.   An announcement should be removed when it has lost its effectiveness. Students may distribute leaflets and other literature in school only with the authorization of the administration who will determine the time and place for such distribution. No publications may be sold on school grounds.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Students should treat all fire, tornado, and lockdown drills (state mandated) as though they were actual emergency situations. Evacuations will be conducted under teacher supervision according to procedures posted in all classrooms. Students are expected to be orderly and silent so that they may be alert for special instructions.

LOST AND FOUND

Lost items, if found, should be taken to Student Services. Students who have lost items should check several times at Student Services to see if they have been turned in. Sometimes, they come in days later. Valuables should be left at home. If a student does lose an item, he should report the loss immediately to Student Services. Lost and Found items after a period of time will be cleared out.

HONORS ACADEMY

Concordia offers Christ-centered educational excellence equipping all students for lifelong learning and service as disciples of Jesus Christ.  The Honors Academy was initiated during the 2014-2015 school year by involving freshmen who desire the opportunity to set themselves apart both through academics and leadership.  The Honors Academy is rooted in the following areas:  academic discovery, leadership developments, creative processing, in depth community service and academic recognition.

Freshmen who meet the benchmark score requirements of pass plus in Mathematics, English and Social Studies on the 7th grade ISTEP exam will be invited to apply to the Honors Academy.  The application process will include an application, a creative response activity and an interview.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

The CLHS chapter of the National Honor Society upholds the four pillars of the society: Scholarship, Leadership, Character, and Service. In August, Juniors with a GPA of 3.66 and Seniors with a GPA of 3.50 are invited to submit an application for membership in our chapter. Applications are reviewed by a faculty panel and applicants are evaluated according to their record of leadership, character and service. Those students who meet the basic qualifications for scholarship, leadership, character, and service are invited to join the chapter. The chapter participates in community service projects and enrichment activities throughout the year. Members are expected to be active in our chapter events. Membership dues of $5 per year are expected.

SCHOOL CLOSINGS

On days when severe weather or other situations makes closing of school necessary, announcements are made over local radio, TV stations and via a text message or email. When weather appears threatening, tune in to a station for official announcements. Parents should not call the school unless an absolute emergency exists. All announcements are made by radio, television and text message or email. A school closing might be designated an e-learning school day.  Teachers will email students with their e-learning expectations for the day.

WEATHER DELAY

Occasionally, weather conditions such as fog, snow or ice, may result in 2 hour delay start to the school day. Announcements are made via television, social media, text and/or email for delay start to the school day. All attempts are made to begin classes at 10:00 AM on 2-hour delay start mornings.

SECLUSION AND RESTRAINT

Concordia Lutheran High School believes a safe and healthy environment should be provided in which all children can learn, develop, and participate in instructional programs that promote high levels of academic achievement. As an Indiana accredited non-public school, state law requires that our school have a seclusion and restraint plan. The purpose of the plan is to insure that all students and staff are safe in school, and that students who may have behavior crises are free from inappropriate use of seclusion or restraint.  Seclusion means the confinement of a student alone in a room or area from which the student physically is prevented from leaving.  Physical restraint means physical contact between a school employee and a student in which the student unwillingly participates and that involves the use of a manual hold to restrict freedom of movement of all or part of a student's body or to restrict normal access to the student's body. Behavioral interventions for children must ensure all children are treated with dignity and respect. This environment should allow all children to be free from physical or mental abuse, aversive behavioral interventions that compromise health and safety, and any physical seclusion or restraint imposed solely for purposes of discipline or convenience.  

STUDENT PORTRAYAL POLICY

Real-life portrayals of our students are an important aspect in the promotion of Concordia Lutheran High School.  Parents, alumni, donors, future students and the community benefit from sharing the CLHS student life experience.  Therefore, it is the policy of Concordia Lutheran High School that any photographic, video or film image or any verbal or written statement taken of our students if the sole property of Concordia Lutheran High School.  The student portrayals may be used by the high school for the purpose of advertising, publications and other communications without compensation to the student/parents and in any manner as the high school deems appropriate, now and into the future.  Registering for enrollment at Concordia Lutheran High School constitutes compliance with this policy unless otherwise declined.

TEXTBOOKS

A student is responsible to care for those textbooks issued to him and is urged to keep them covered and in good condition. If he does not return a textbook, he must pay the cost of replacing it. A fine is charged for books that have excessive wear. Textbooks are to be turned in to the library by the end of the last final of the semester. A $5.00 fine is charged for each late textbook.

WORK PERMITS

To obtain a work permit, a student must obtain an “Intent to Employ” form from the guidance office assistant. He should complete the form with the required signatures and bring it back with his birth certificate or other proof of birth to the assistant in the guidance office. The assistant issues his work permit. The school reserves the right to withdraw the work permit from students on academic, attendance, or behavioral probation.

SCHOOL CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

Participation in co-curricular activities enriches a student’s high school life and enables him to make new friends and share interests. Students are encouraged to participate in different areas of the school program, keeping in mind all of their responsibilities. The school administration reserves the right to approve the participation of a student in any school related activity. Following is a list of existing clubs and activities. Students who wish to form a new club should consult with the Student Activities Director, Mrs. Darcy Lugo.

Art Club………………………………………………………………………...………………....        Miss Kylee Heisler

Bowling Club………………………………………………………………………………………………………        TBD

CAN-struction………………………………………………………………………………….        Mrs. Stacey Salisbury

Chamber Singers………………………………………………………………………………...        Mr. Tavis Schlicker

Computer and Technology Club…………………………………………………………………....        Mr. Scott Storm

Crew Team………………………………………………………………………………………….        SFC Alan Conrad

DECA-Marketing Club…………………………………………………………………………..        Mrs. Luanne Erdos

Drama……………………………………………………………………………………………….        Mr. Chris Murphy

Fellowship of Christian Athletes…………………………………………………………………..        Mr. Kevin Macke

Gaming Club ………………………………………………………………………...……….. Mr. Aaron Spencer

German Club……………………………………………………………………………………...         Mr. Tim LaCroix

HOSA - Medical & Health Services……………...………………………………………. Mrs. Crystal Castleman

Intramurals…………………………………………………………………………………..        Mrs. Crystal Castleman

JROTC Drill Teams………………………………………………………………………………..        SFC Alan Conrad

JROTC Officers’ Club…………………………………………………………………………...         MAJ John Sheaffer

Jazz Band…………………………………………………………………………………………...        Mr. Todd Phillips

Key Club………………………………………………………………………………………..         Mrs. Karolyn Dillman

Koinonia Leaders…………………………………………………………………………………….        Mr. Mark Dolde

Lacrosse Club…………………………………………………………………………………...        Mr. Mark Koehlinger

Latin Club……………………………………………………………………………………...         Miss Amy Holtslander  

National Honor Society………………………………………………………………………...        Mr. Timothy LaCroix

Peer Ministry………………………………………………………………………………………….        Mrs. Vicki Ober

Praise Band…………………………………………………………………………………………..        Rev. Joe Gudel

Pro Life Group…………………………………………..        Mrs. Karolyn Dillman, Mr. Mark Dolde, Rev. Joe Gudel

Rifle Team…………………………………………………………………………………………..SFC Alan Conrad

Robotics Team………………………………………………………………………………………..        Mr. Scott Storm

Spanish Club………………………………………………………………………………………..         Mrs. Darcy Lugo

Student Council………………………………………………………        Mrs. Darcy Lugo and Mr. Trevor Campbell

The “Trial & Errors” ……………………………………………………………………………...        Mr. Tavis Schlicker

Yearbook………………………………………………………………………………………….        Mrs. Ashley Wiehe

Student activities must involve CLHS students only. Exceptions to this rule are made only with the permission of the principal. All monies of clubs and classes are to be deposited with the Student Activities Director.

DANCES

Dances are scheduled for the enjoyment of all Concordia students. To make the dances more enjoyable for all CLHS students, the Student Council has established the following procedures:

  1. If guests are allowed at the dances, the host CLHS student must complete a guest pass form prior to purchasing the dance ticket.
  2. A CLHS student may only bring one (1) guest.
  1. Must be a current high school student OR
  2. A college student not over the age of 20
  3. Be prepared to show school ID or driver’s license
  4. Guest must be of opposite gender  
  1. Guests and students should dance in a way that is in keeping with Christian philosophy. Couples may only dance close together if facing one another. If guests and students do not adhere to this policy, they will be asked to leave the dance and they will not receive a refund.
  2. Students who leave the dance will not be allowed back in.
  3. Parents will be contacted if student doesn’t arrive within 90 minutes of the start time.
  4. The “goodnight rule” means that once a student has left the building, s/he is not permitted to return. Students should remember that dances generally end at 11:00 p.m. and parents must pick them up promptly at that time.

DANCE AND DRESS BEHAVIOR

The dress and behavior stated below is in effect for all dances sponsored by CLHS.

  1. Skirts and dresses must fall to the knee. Dresses must be modest and cover the bust of young women.
  2. Tops must be modest. No tank tops, torn tops or tops which reveal the bust.
  3. Young men must wear a suit jacket or tuxedo to the semi-formal dances (Christmas, Prom, etc.)
  4. The school administration may amend this dress code to fit a “theme dance”.
  5. The “GANG DRESS/BEHAVIOR” rules are in effect for all dances.
  6. Dancing “back to front” or “bump and grind dancing” will not be allowed. Students participating will be asked to leave the dance.
  7. Random testing for alcohol will be done at all CLHS dances and violators will be dealt with according to school policy.  

 

ATHLETICS

Concordia is proud of the record its athletic teams have made in the past, and the trophy cases are evidence of some fine teams. Coaches, players and spectators all help to make a successful season. Season passes at special student rates are available from the athletic director. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the special price by purchasing season tickets. Detailed information for athletes is available from the athletic director.

ELIGIBILITY FOR IHSAA ATHLETICS

In order to be eligible to compete in athletics, a student must have received at least six credits the previous quarter and be currently enrolled in courses yielding at least six credits. Since some courses give partial credits, it is wise for athletes to carry a minimum of six (6) credit classes in order to avoid potential problems. In addition, any student representing Concordia in any extra-class activity shall conduct himself in a manner in keeping with the policies of the school. His behavior shall exhibit Christian conduct. The welfare of the student and the good name of the school are always prime considerations in any matter of eligibility. Since the Indiana High School Athletic Association eligibility rules are very stringent, students who participate in athletics should check with their coach and the athletic director concerning any questions about eligibility.

COACHING STAFF

Athletic Director…………………………………………………………………………………..         Mr. Tim Mannigel

Boys’ Football……………………………………………………………………………………...         Mr. Tim Mannigel

Boys’ Tennis………………………………………………………………………………………..        Mr. Rick Hanauer

Boys’ Cross Country……………………………………………………………………………….        Mr. Scott Steffen

Boys’ Soccer………………………………………………………………………………………..        Mr. Kevin Macke

Boys’ Basketball………………………………………………………………………………...         Mr. Phil Brackmann

Boys’ Wrestling……………………………………………………………………………………...        Mr. Jamie Jones

Boys’ Swimming/Diving…………………………………………………………………………..         Mr. Sean Gibson

Boys’ Track………………………………………………………………………………………....         Dr. Quinton Dixie

Boys’ Golf……………………………………………………………………………………………….        Mr. Dan Wert

Boys’ Baseball……………………………………………………………………………………….         Mr. Matt Urban

Girls’ Golf…………………………………………………………………………………………..         Mrs. Robin Pease

Girls’ Volleyball…………………………………………………………………………………….         Mrs. Trisha Miller

Girls’ Cross Country………………………………………………………………………………...Mr. Scott Steffen

Girls’ Soccer………………………………………………………………………………….         Mr. Glenn Harkenrider

Girls’ Swimming/Diving…………………………………………………………………………..         Mr. Sean Gibson

Girls’ Basketball……………………………………………………………………………………….        Mr. Dave Miller

Girls’ Gymnastics……………………………………………………………………………...        tba

Girls’ Tennis…………………………………………………………………………………………...         Mr. Steve Butz

Girls’ Track………………………………………………………………………………………….        Dr. Quinton Dixie

Girls’ Softball………………………………………………………………………………………….Mr. Brian Kurek

Cheerleading……………………………………………………………………………...         Mrs. Brittany Brune

Athletic Trainer…………………………………………………………….        Mr. Josh Sidener & Mrs. Allie Doerffler

SPECTATOR SPORTSMANSHIP

Concordia Lutheran High School interscholastic athletics provide opportunities for our students and spectators to give visible evidence that Concordia is a school With Christ at the Center. Following these suggestions at pep sessions and athletic events will enable all to enjoy our athletic contests:

  1. Remember that the student spectator represents his school the same as does the athlete.
  2. Recognize that the honor of the Concordia Cadets is more important than any game won by unfair play.
  3. Never hiss or boo a player or an official.
  4. Let others know that you do not approve of any abusive remarks from any spectators.
  5. Accept all decisions of officials without question.
  6. Recognize and applaud an exhibition of fine play or good sportsmanship on the part of the visiting team.
  7. Consider all athletic opponents as guests and treat them with all the courtesy due friends and visitors.
  8. Spectators may not leave the building/stadium and then return to the game/event.

REMEMBER – LOSE OR WIN - SPORTSMANSHIP IS IN!

THE CADET TRADITION

THE CONCORDIA PLEDGE:

I AM A CONCORDIAN: I am a child of God by faith in Jesus Christ and follow the example of His love, service, and humility. I am reverent and sincere in my worship of God and take time to do it. I am proud of my name and family and will do nothing to dishonor them. I am an American and not ashamed to show it. I am friendly to my schoolmates and respectful to my teachers and other adults. I know the meaning of effort and want to learn. I am honest and truthful and know the value of a good reputation. I care for school property and see that others do, too. I am concerned about those less fortunate or gifted than myself and seek to help them. I set high standards for myself and will not compromise them. I am not carried along by the crowd, but I know how to work with and for the group. I respect our opponents and encourage good sportsmanship. I AM A CONCORDIAN.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG:

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE CROSS: 

I pledge allegiance to the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ and to the faith for which it stands, one Savior, God’s Son eternal, with mercy and grace for all.

SCHOOL SONG:

Concordia High, thy praises forever we’ll sing.

In loud acclaim thy glory our voices ‘ere shall ring.

Thy sons and daughters loyal, undaunted, strong and true.

Fight on to victory. Lutheran High, we’re all for you!

JROTC CADET CREED: 

I am an Army Junior ROTC Cadet. I will always conduct myself to bring credit to my family, country, school and the Corps of Cadets. I am loyal and patriotic. I am the future of the United States of America. I do not lie, cheat or steal and will always be accountable for my actions and deeds. I will always practice good citizenship and patriotism. I will work hard to improve my mind and strengthen my body. I will seek the mantle of leadership and stand prepared to uphold the Constitution and the American way of life. May God grant me the strength to always live by this creed.

JROTC OFFICERS OATH: 

I do solemnly promise, in the presence of God and these witnesses, to uphold the rules of the JROTC and the rules and policies of my school, to discharge my duties as an officer in an honest and competent manner and to be a model of Christ to all I meet. I further promise to take responsibility for the cadets placed in my care, and to look out for their welfare at all times. I will carry out the orders of the officers over me, and constantly strive to uphold the reputation and image of my school, the Cadet Corps, and Christ in the performance of my duties. So help me God.


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2018-19 Student and Parent Handbook

Concordia Lutheran High School - Ft. Wayne, IN