Alpha Critical Behavior Standards

All students must have 100 percent mastery of these critical standards before they will be considered to transition back to their base school.  If any of these standards are not mastered, the student is in direct violation of Alpha Academy and Rockdale County Public School policies.  Thus, the student will be referred to law enforcement and will be taken back to tribunal where additional time at Alpha or complete expulsion from RCPS may occur.

ACBS1
 – A student shall not share nor be involved in transmission of his/her over-the-counter medication with anyone else.
 
Note: Transmit/Transmission is defined as: buying, selling, receiving and/or delivering, sharing (the act of “changing hands” a substance).
 
Note: A student using over-the-counter medication is required to complete a “Permission to Dispense Medication” form and have the medication in the office or clinic. The student shall be supervised when taking this medication. Medication must be brought in the original container.
 
A student shall not possess or attempt to possess, buy or attempt to buy, use, or be under the influence of any narcotic drug, hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana, inhalant, anabolic steroid, or any drug requiring a prescription controlled by the Georgia Board of Pharmacy, or substance represented to be a drug.
 
A student shall not possess, consume, or be under the influence of any alcoholic beverage of any kind or any substance represented to be alcohol.
 
A student shall not sell, attempt to sell, transmit, or attempt to transmit drugs or substances represented or thought to be drugs by the buyer, on school property, or at a school function, or on any property used by the school with the permission of the owner or within 1000 feet of school property.
 
A student shall not possess, use, sell, transmit, or solicit, or attempt to possess, use, sell, transmit, or solicit any drug-related paraphernalia which includes, but is not limited to, pipes, water-pipes, clips, rolling papers, or any other items directly related to drug use.
 
ACBS2 - A student shall not possess, handle, or transmit a knife with a blade less than 2 inches in length, an ice pick, or any other bladed instrument unless authorized by the teacher. (See 7.3 for knife with larger blade.)
 
A student shall not possess, handle, or transmit any firearm. A firearm is considered to be any weapon (including a starter gun, shotgun, stun gun, taser or other hunting or sporting gun) which will or is designed to or may be readily converted to expel a projectile by action of an explosive; the frame or receiver of any such weapon; any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; or any destructive device, including, but not limited to, bombs, grenades, rockets, mines, or any other explosive material. Antique firearms are not included in this term when used for class work as authorized by the teacher. (O.C.G.A.20-2-751)
 
A student shall not possess, handle, or transmit any object which could reasonably be considered a weapon, to include but not limited to such items as dirk, bowie knife, switchblade knife, ballistic knife, any other knife having a blade of two or more inches, straight-edge razor, razor blade, spring stick, metal knucks, blackjack, any bat, club, or other bludgeon-type weapon, or any flailing instrument consisting of two or more rigid parts connected in such a manner as to allow them to swing freely, which may be known as a nunchahka, nunchuck, nunchaku, shuriken, or fighting chain, or any disc, of whatever configuration, having a least two points or pointed blades which is designed to be thrown or propelled and which may be known as a throwing star or oriental dart, or any weapon of like kind, and any stun gun or taser as defined in subsection (a) of Code Section 16-11-106 of official Georgia law, explosives to include bullets of any type, fire crackers, caps, or cap pistols, smoke or odor bombs, BB or pellet guns, loaded canes or sword canes, or machetes. This paragraph excludes any of these instruments used for classroom work as authorized by the teacher.
 
ACBS3 - A student shall not indecently expose himself or herself, or engage in any inappropriate heterosexual or homosexual act on school property, during school functions, or on any property used by the school with permission of the owner, or while under school supervision
 
A student shall not molest or rape another person on school property, during school functions, or on any property used by the school with permission of the owner, or while under school supervision.
 
A student shall not engage in any form of inappropriate bodily contact or display of affection.
 
A student shall not engage in inappropriate activities such as mooning (pulling one’s own pants down) or ankling (pulling another student’s pants down).
 
A student shall not engage in sexual harassment toward any person on school property, or at a school function, or on any property used by the school with permission of the owner. Sexual harassment may include, but is not limited to, unwelcome:
 
A. verbal harassment of a sexual nature or abuse;
B. pressure for sexual activity;
C. sexually motivated or inappropriate patting, pinching, or physical contact; and,
D. behavior, verbal or written words or symbols directed at an individual because of gender.
 
ACBS4 – Student will refrain from any intentional physical contact that causes injury to another person.