Student Services & Information
The school has designated areas where students may eat before school, during break and at lunch. Food must be consumed in these areas only. No food or drink is to be consumed in classrooms except during designated meetings with teacher supervision. Students are expected to use trashcans as appropriate and to help maintain a clean campus.
Any student who believes he or she has been the victim of intimidation, harassment, humiliation, or demeaning behavior from another student should report the incident to his or her counselor or the Dean of Students. Such reports will be investigated with an effort to maintain the privacy of the students involved.
Any student who believes he or she has been the subject of unfair treatment, harassment, intimidation, or abuse from an adult, whether the adult is an employee of the school or otherwise, should report the alleged act immediately to the Dean of Students or a vice principal. All attempts will be made to resolve the matter between the affected individuals. Should these attempts at resolution prove unsuccessful, the aggrieved party may initiate a more formal process that will include: a written complaint; an appropriate review of the alleged instances; and a written response stating the results of the review and any school action. All complaints will be handled in a timely and confidential manner. Reviews of such matters will usually entail conferring with involved parties and any named or apparent witnesses.
The school will provide first aid to students who become ill or are injured during school hours. In the event of serious injury or illness, the school will notify the students' parents or guardians for transportation home or to his or her physician. In the event that a parent or guardian cannot be reached, the student’s designated emergency contact or physician on record will be notified.
Students must have a signed note from the course instructor or Dean of Students that includes the student’s name and the current time in order to be admitted to the infirmary. Students must also have a signed note from the infirmary with the student’s name and the current time in order to be re-admitted to class. Students in the infirmary are considered to have an excused absence but are not excused from course materials covered during the absence. This work must be made up.
The school will only dispense medication prescribed by a medical doctor; all prescribed medication must be checked in at the infirmary upon immediate arrival on campus. Students may not self-medicate while on campus or at any school function without a note from the student's physician. This restriction applies to prescription as well as over-the-counter medication, such as aspirin, cough drops, and eye drops.
Students with special circumstances that require the ability to self-medicate, such as with asthma inhalers and emergency “epi sticks,” must receive prior written consent from the Dean of Students and the school nurse. The student must carry this note at all times, and he or she may only self-medicate in the manner prescribed.
The school library is open during and after school, Monday through Friday. Students must have their student ID card in order to check out books. Students are encouraged to use the library for homework, research, and recreational reading. Students are responsible for returning checked-out books on time and in good condition. Books returned late or in poor condition will have the value or a portion of the value of the book charged to the student’s account. Students should never check out a book on behalf of another person. Appropriate library behavior is mandatory in the library to ensure a quiet study environment. Food and drinks are not permitted inside the library.
Students are assigned lockers at the beginning of the school year and will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining them. Problems with lockers should be immediately reported to the Enrollment and Information Office.
In order to protect personal belongings, each locker must be kept locked and the combination used only by the student assigned to it. Students may not share or trade lockers or combinations. Students must provide their own combination lock for lockers not equipped with built-in locks. The combination for the student-supplied lock must be provided to the Enrollment and Information Office.
The Mission of the PTA
- Advocacy: To support and speak on behalf of the students attending APU International School and to make responsible and informed decisions that affect them.
- Care and Protection: To be responsible for the care and protection of students attending APU International School.
- Build Connections: To build a connection between the school and the home.
- Development: To attend to the mental, physical, social, and spiritual development of students attending APU International School.
- Provide Assistance to Parents: To assist parents in developing the skills they need to support the education of their children.
- Encourage Parental Involvement: To encourage parental involvement in APU International School.
- Promotion of Student Welfare: To promote the welfare of students attending APU International School in the home, school and broader community.
Photocopy machines are located in the library. Students may not use faculty copiers without permission.
The Student Council provides a forum for students to address school-related topics. The Council is comprised of elected members from each grade who meet daily with the Student Council Advisor to discuss student matters and recommend proposed policy changes. The Council represents student interests when communicating with faculty and administration and plans, conducts, and oversees social functions and community matters that concern students. Council members will create connections between APU and the community by organizing fundraisers, food and toy drives, and participating in community service.
Student Council representatives are obligated to inform the student body about the actions and deliberations of the Council by posting minutes of meetings, with votes recorded, and by announcing Council business at school meetings. Decisions made by the Student Council will be announced during homeroom.
Benefits of Student Council
- Constructive student input improves and strengthen programs at APU.
- Students bring new energy and ideas to the program.
- Student leadership provides opportunities for students to get involved.
- Meeting new people and learning new skills that can be transferred to the workplace, university, or the community.
- Students become effective leaders and life-long learners.
All APU International School students are issued a student identification (ID) card. Students must display this card at all times while attending school or school activities. The student ID card also serves as a student’s library card and will be required in order to check out books from the library or access the Internet. Replacement ID cards may be purchased from the school accounting office for 5 USD.
It is the responsibility of each student to care for his or her own personal property. APU International School is not responsible for personal items that are lost, stolen, or damaged. Losses and thefts should be reported it to the nearest monitor or security guard as soon as possible. While the school attempts to recover missing items, it is not responsible for replacing them.
Students are required to purchase required textbooks at the beginning of each school year. At the end of each school year, APU International School will offer to purchase the textbooks from students at prices determined by the condition of the books. The school will not buy back any textbooks not originally purchased from APU International School or with torn or missing pages or obscenities.
ELD (English Language Development) students are required to purchase their textbooks from the school library during the first two days of each ELD session, with full payment due by the end of the second day. The school will not buy back used ELD textbooks. ELD textbooks may only be reused when the textbook was previously used by the same student, is for a level that the student is repeating, and is in acceptable condition.
APU International School does not provide official transcripts to current students or their parents. Official transcripts for current students may only be sent directly to other academic institutions; however current students may obtain unofficial transcripts. Former students of the school may request official transcripts. To request an official or unofficial transcript, students must complete a transcript request form, which requires the signature of a parent or guardian if the student is less than 18 years of age. Transcript requests are processed within 15 days of receipt, provided that the student has no outstanding items on his or her account, including APU International School books, equipment, and other property not returned by their due dates.
While students can and are encouraged to request additional help from course instructors outside of classroom hours, students or their parents may at times wish to enlist additional help from tutors. When this occurs, the parent is required to provide the tutor with the school’s guidelines for receiving help, provided below, in order to ensure compliance with APU International School’s rules regarding academic honesty.
Tutors and others helping students may not write, dictate, or significants edit content or responses that should reflect a student’s own thoughts and understandings. The following constitute academic dishonesty:
- Completing calculations for students.
- Correcting instead of pointing out mistakes.
- Creating tables or graphs.
- Interpreting data or results from a lab exercise.
- Supplying thesis statements, purposes or conclusions on reports or other papers.
- Translating significant passages of a foreign language.
- Writing college application essays.
- Conducting research on behalf of a student.
- Writing of research papers.
If the tutor will be meeting the student at school, he or she must sign in at the front desk. The school also highly recommends that the tutor contact the Dean of Students in advance with his or her name, contact information and proposed meeting time in order to ensure resource availability for the tutoring session as well as ensure the safety of the student. Tutors are also strongly encouraged to contact relevant course instructors so they may work together to develop a plan for the student.
The school only accepts visitors with legitimate business at the school. Student visitors are not permitted. Visitors, parents, and guests must register at the front desk, and are not allowed in the classroom except under special or unusual circumstances.
In order to withdraw from APU International School, a student must report to the Principal’s Office with a statement signed by his or her parent or guardian that includes the student’s full legal name, the day’s date, and the name and address of the next school he or she will attend.