School Policies and Procedures
Homework/Study: Students are expected to complete a minimum of two hours of homework/study each evening. 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. All written work must be presented to the classroom teacher according to the standards set forth by the faculty. Students are expected to use all available resources to enhance their education (teachers, tutors, academic support staff, libraries, etc.).
Academic Honesty: In its attempt to promote Christian values and academic integrity, Christ the King Jesuit College Prep expects students to act responsibly in regard to their own learning. Christ the King stands firmly against academic dishonesty in any form, which 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 honorable work ethic. Enforcing this code of academic honesty falls on all members of the Christ the King community, including teachers, staff, students, and parents.
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 an assignment, 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 originality of students’ work. Any work deemed by teachers, staff, or Turnitin © to be plagiarized will be subject to consequences under the Academic Dishonesty Policy.
Teachers who determine that a student has presented dishonest work will notify the Dean of Students, who will issue the appropriate disciplinary consequence. In all cases of academic dishonesty, the primary goal is to ensure that the student learns the required material, and reflects on the behavior. As such, the student will be given one week to re-do the assignment, and may earn full credit, based on the quality of the work. Minor offenses include minor assignments (homework, classwork, etc.) and will result in a Community, during which the student must also complete a written reflection. Major offenses include cheating on major assignments (tests, projects, some papers, final exams, etc.) and will result in a written reflection, suspension and a parent meeting. A second major offense will result in an Academic Board Hearing to determine if the student is eligible to remain at Christ the King.
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:
Student Activities & Athletics: Student participation in activities, sports and clubs is strongly encouraged. The purpose of any co-curricular activity, club or sport is to complement and enhance the educational experience of the student. Participation, however, is a privilege and not a right. All students involved in co-curricular activities will be required to meet eligibility requirements. For the good of the student's overall academic welfare, this privilege may be revoked at any time.
Eligibility for athletics and student activities is determined weekly, in accordance with IHSA rules. Students must pass five (5) courses per week. In addition, students must have passed and received credit toward graduation for five (5) courses for the entire previous semester to be eligible during the current semester.
If a student passes fewer than five (5) courses weekly, he or she will be declared ineligible in accordance with IHSA eligibility rules for any team or club. The goal for an ineligible student is to focus 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 and meetings. Eligibility Reports will be issued at the start of each week, and remain in force for the duration of that week. Eligibility Reports are to be reviewed weekly by moderators and coaches after a student has been declared ineligible, to determine if eligibility status has been restored. Maintenance of regained eligibility status will depend on subsequent weekly reports.
Honor Roll: Honor Roll is posted at the end of each semester 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 (both semesters)
President’s Scholars 4.0 (both semesters)
Students earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher for both semesters earns Principal's Scholar or President's Scholar recognition. A student receiving an “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:
- is on school property;
- is engaged in any school activity; and/or
- affects through his/her conduct at any other time or place the order and discipline of the school, the safety and welfare of others, or the good reputation of Christ the King.
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:
- respect for God, others, and self;
- respect for personal, school, and other’s property;
- possession of required materials and timely completion of homework assignments;
- cooperation with classroom procedures;
- completion of one’s own homework and class work;
- performance to the best of one’s ability;
- attention and respect at all times, particularly during school assemblies and mass;
- respect for classroom and office work through maintaining appropriate volume in one’s conversations. Lapses in any of these areas will be dealt with through a firm but fair discipline system. Gross or repeated conduct unbecoming of a Christ the King student is grounds for dismissal.
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.