In class, students are expected to be active, cooperative learners, listening to others and asking and answering questions. Students are expected to help establish and maintain an orderly, active learning environment.
Homework: All homework assignments should be neat, clean, and legible. Homework should be handed in on time and done to the best of the student’s ability. Copying homework, cheating on tests or quizzes, plagiarism or any other form of academic dishonesty is a serious offense and could result in disciplinary sanctions in addition to an F for the assignment and/or for the entire class. All paperwork must be presented to the classroom teacher according to the standards set forth by the faculty.
Academic Honesty: In its attempt to instill Christian values and academic integrity, Christ the King Jesuit College Prep expects students to act responsibly in regard to their own learning. As a Jesuit community that cares for the whole person, Christ the King desires to form students who demonstrate a self-awareness that extends well beyond lessons learned in the classroom. This self-awareness is characterized by the clear formation of a moral conscience that allows the individual to distinguish between right and wrong, truth and falsehood. (Grad at Grad, JSEA)
As such, the community believes that all academic work is the product of the individual student. Christ the King stands firmly against academic dishonesty in any form, which can be described as offering someone else’s ideas or work as one’s own, or offering one’s work to another. Behaviors that fall under the description of academic dishonesty include but are not limited to: copying another student’s work, cheating in any form on a quiz, test, or exam, plagiarism (presenting in a written or oral manner another person’s words or ideas as one’s own), and offering one’s work to another. Christ the King Jesuit College Prep uses Turnitin© to verify the accuracy of student’s work. Any work deemed by Turnitin© to be plagiarized will be subject to sanctions under the Academic Dishonesty Policy.
Academic dishonesty compromises the integrity of those involved, damages the learning community, and distorts the system of academic evaluation for students and faculty alike. Such behavior fosters general dishonesty, the pursuit of grades for their own sake, and attitudes of entitlement which are fundamentally at odds with the school’s desire to foster a genuine love of learning and cultivate an admirable work ethic. While understanding the factors that can lead to academic dishonesty, the school must deal directly with all breaches of academic integrity as part of its mission. Enforcing this code of academic honesty falls on all members of the Christ the King community, including teachers, staff, students, and parents. If one student seeks assistance on an assignment, the assistance should be given in face-to-face instruction and not by passing written work from one student to another. The student who ignores this advice and makes his or her answers or work available to another is also committing an act of academic dishonesty. Therefore, if a student is found to have been dishonest, the following procedures will be followed on the first infraction:
1. All students engaged in any type of academic dishonesty, regardless of assignment or infraction, will meet with school administration.
2. Teachers are encouraged to require students caught cheating to complete their assignments for reduced or no credit. This will result in a negative effect on the student’s grade.
3. Parents will be notified. In addition, the following penalties may be imposed: detention (including Saturday PREP); suspension, and in the case of repeat offenders, expulsion. Further consequences may be imposed at the discretion of school administration.
A second offense of academic dishonesty in four years will result in a required meeting between the student, parents, school administration, and counselor, and could result in expulsion from Christ the King.
Study: Students are expected to study every school night for at least two hours reviewing the material from the day and preparing their assignments for the next school day. Students are expected to use all available resources to enhance their education (teachers, tutors, academic support staff, libraries, etc.).
Grading Scale, Grade Point Average: The percentage equivalents follow the listed letter grade, and the quality points (QP) used to calculate grade point average appears in parentheses after the percentages. The grade point average (GPA) which is reported on semester and year-end Report Cards is the average of all the semester quality points (Current GPA) or of all quality points given to the end of the current semester (Cumulative GPA).
A: 94-100% (4.0 QP)
A-: 92-93% (3.67 QP)
B+: 90-91% (3.33 QP)
B: 86-89% (3.0 QP)
B-: 84-85% (2.67 QP)
C+: 82-83% (2.33 QP)
C: 78-81% (2.0 QP)
C-: 76-77% (1.67 QP)
D+: 74-75% (1.33 QP)
D:70-73% (1.0 QP)
F: 0-69% (0.0 QP)
P: 70% or better (0.0 QP)
Eligibility for Enrollment at CTK, Athletics and Co-curricular Activities: Students are expected to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 1.67 (C- average) or better, with no failing grades. Continued enrollment at Christ the King depends on meeting this minimum expectation.
Eligibility will be determined according to the grade point average (GPA) at each eligibility report period, and students must maintain a minimum 1.67 GPA with no failing grades to be considered in good academic standing and be eligible for participation in sports and activities.
After each grading period, if the student’s GPA for that particular report is below a 1.67 or he or she has a failing grade, he or she may be declared ineligible in accordance with IHSA eligibility rules for any organized team or club under the aegis of the Athletic Department or Student Activities Office. The goal for an ineligible student is to focus the student’s time and energy on improving his or her academic standing.
If a student-athlete is ineligible, he or she may not practice, play in any games or tournaments, or participate in club activities. Grades will be reviewed at the next reporting interval after a student has been declared ineligible, to determine if eligibility status can be restored. Maintenance of regained eligibility status may depend on weekly reports, at the discretion of the Associate Principal.
For one-time events (i.e., conferences, camping trips, retreat leaders, etc.), students who are not in good academic standing (below a 1.67), must petition the Associate Principal to participate. The determination of the Associate Principal in such matters is final.
Honor Roll: Honor Roll is posted at the end of each quarter and is based upon individual grade point averages for that grading period:
Honor Roll: 3.0 — 3.49
Principal’s Scholars: 3.5 —3.99
President’s Scholars 4.0
A student receiving a “D” or “F” in any course is not eligible for the Honor Roll regardless of her/his grade point average.
Code of Conduct
The Christ the King Jesuit College Prep Behavior Matrix identifies desirable behaviors in all areas of the school and workplace, and is distributed to all students during the first week of school. The code which follows applies to any student who:
Students at Christ the King Jesuit College Prep have been admitted because they have expressed a strong desire to work hard and be responsible, thoughtful individuals. The following are specific, but not comprehensive, examples of responsible or thoughtful conduct:
Electronic Devices: Phones, MP3 players, CD players, headphones, pagers, electronic games, and similar personal equipment should be turned off and stored out of view upon arrival to school in the morning. Acceptable use is limited to the café (only after school hours), and while traveling to or from work on CWSP vans. Items seen, heard or used at inappropriate times will be confiscated and returned at the end of the day. Upon having an electronic device confiscated a second time, or refusing to surrender a device to staff upon request, a parent will need to meet with an administrator to retrieve the device. Personal laptops and cameras may only be used at school with the permission of the teacher and only for school/class use.
Cohabitation: If a student chooses to marry and/or cohabitate, she/he will be unable to continue attending Christ the King.
Weapons: School officials shall report weapon violations to the local police. The weapons for which students can be expelled include knives, guns, brass knuckles, billy clubs, look-a-likes, or any other item (such as bats, pipes, sticks, etc.) if used or intended to be used to cause bodily harm.