Student Code of Conduct

Each student at the Carter G. Woodson School is responsible for exhibiting the highest standards of behavior. Our Code of Student Conduct sets our school-wide expectations for student behavior and is designed to provide the best possible school climate.

All CGWS students shall comply with the Code of Student Conduct when students are in attendance at school, on school property during or after school hours, on a bus or other vehicle at any school-sponsored or school-approved activity, or at any time or place.

This Code applies to all situations when a student’s conduct has a direct and immediate effect on maintaining order and discipline or protecting the safety and welfare of students, staff or visitors in our school.

Violation of the Code of Student Conduct and/or regulations issued by an individual teacher, School Director, the Carter G. Woodson School Board of Directors, or North Carolina law will result in disciplinary action. Serious misconduct may result in suspension or expulsion from school.

Student Code of Conduct
Rule 1: Attendance (See Attendance Policy)

Rule 2: All students are expected to be active members of the learning community and must actively participate in all aspects of the educational environment, including all academic, developmental, and service opportunities.

Each student shall apply himself/herself to an established course of study by completing assignments to the best of his/her ability. Students who engage or attempt to engage in cheating or plagiarism shall be subject to disciplinary action and/or academic penalty.

Rule 3: Respect of School Personnel. All students must respect the authority of teacher administrators, and other school personnel. Also see “Behavior Policy” in Carter G. Woodson School Parent & Student Handbook

Rule 4: Respect of Other Students. Students hall respect the rights and dignity of fellow students. Also see “Behavior Policy” in Carter G. Woodson School Parent & Student Handbook

Rule 5: Respect of Property. Students shall respect school property and the property of other students. See “School Property Policy” in Carter G. Woodson School Parent & Student Handbook 

Rule 6: Threat/False Threat. No student may make any threat through written or verbal communication or act that conveys a serious expression of intent to cause harm or violence. Furthermore, no students shall make a false threat of harm or violence, even in jest, that causes or is reasonably likely to cause fear or a disruption to school activities.

Rule 7: Maintenance of Safe and Orderly Environment. All students shall contribute to the maintenance of a safe and orderly school environment. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Beepers, Pagers and Other Electronic Devices:  See “Items Not Allowed on School Property” in Carter G. Woodson School Parent & Student Handbook
  • Disruptive Behavior:  See “Student Behavior” in Carter G. Woodson School Parent & Student Handbook
  • Dress Code. See Dress Code Policy.
  • Disruptive or Indecent Literature or Illustrations. The possession or distribution of literature or illustrations that are vulgar, indecent or obscene or that significantly disrupt the educational process is prohibited.

Rule 8: Conduct on a School Vehicle. See Bus Policy.

Rule 9: Compliance with School Rules. Students shall comply with other rules of the school designed to maintain a sage and orderly environment conductive to teaching and learning.

Rule 10: Computer misuse. Individual users of school-provided internet service and computers are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette. See Computer Usage Policy, Carter G. Woodson School Parent & Student Handbook

Rule 11: Prohibition of Gangs or Gang Activities. No student shall commit any act that furthers gangs or gang-related activities. A gang is any ongoing organization, association, or group of three or more persons, whether formal or informal, having as one of its primary activities the commission of criminal acts and having a common name or common identifying sign, colors, or symbols. Conduct prohibited by this policy includes:

a. Wearing, possessing, using, distributing, displaying, or selling any clothing, jewelry, emblems, badges, symbols, sign other items which may be evidence of membership or affiliation in any gang;

b. The public showing of any gang insignia (signs), is prohibited while wearing the Carter G. Woodson School uniform;

c. Communicating either verbally or non-verbally (gestures, handshakes, slogans, drawings, etc.), to convoy membership or affiliation in a gang;

d. Tagging, or otherwise defacing school or personal property with gang or gang-related symbols or slogans;

e. Requiring payment of protection, insurance, or otherwise intimidating or threatening any person related to gang activity;

f. Inciting other students to intimidate or to act with physical violence upon any other person related to gang activity;

g. Soliciting others for gang membership;

h. Committing any other illegal act or other violation of school district policies that relates to gang activity.

Our Student Code of Conduct does not restrict the authority of a teacher or the School Director to make individual class rules that are consistent with this Code.

For more detailed information, please see the Carter G. Woodson School Parent & Student Handbook