What CIMS expects of every student

The CIMS school community (teachers, staff, and partners) commits to providing the structures and networks of support that ensure a successful high school experience:

  • You are expected to take responsibility for developing and exhibiting good character and making appropriate choices, and for their academic growth and success.  
  • You will follow the school’s policies, including discipline and dress codes.
  • You will report to school each day on time and will come prepared and ready to learn. 
  • You will attend school each day and complete their homework and ask questions when they are confused. 
  • All students will work, think and behave in the best way. 
  • Upon graduation, all students are encouraged to have a documented post-secondary plan (college, military, vocational, etc.)
  • All S\students will maintain a minimum GPA of 75 in all of their classes. Whenever possible, they will take the most challenging courses they can, including Advanced Placement and Honor classes. If their GPA falls below 75, they will seek out additional help from teachers, staff and peers. 
  • All students will build relationships with teachers and mentors, advisors and friends who will help their educational development and personal growth. 
  • Students will participate in at least one extra-curricular activity. 

CIMS Behavior Norms- Student Code of Conduct


OUR GOAL is to promote an optimal learning environment.  To provide a safe and academic focused environment for our students. It is our belief that students should be dressed appropriately in good taste, and yet comfortable. Students’ dress and appearance, along with conduct, have a definite influence on class discipline and achievement. This policy is designed to permit students to focus their attention on academics and on those aspects of their personalities that are truly important.  Thus;

  1. Pants and skirts must be worn at waist level, and may not ride or sag below the waist. 
  2. Students may not wear inappropriately tight shirts, pants, or skirts.
  3. Girls may not wear skirts or shorts that are inappropriately short (more than 3’ above the center of their knee) or that have inappropriately long slits (above their knees)
  4. Clothing may not be see-through, torn, cut, drawn on, or have logos, writing or pictures that may be offensive to others.
  5. No underwear, undershirts, bras, or bra straps may be visible under any circumstances.
  6. Students are permitted to wear necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets.  However, no beads, chains, or excessively long or heavy necklaces are permitted.  Jewelry may not be distracting, make noise, or have inappropriate connotations. If jewelry is inappropriate, students will be asked to remove it. 
  7. Hats or head coverings, including scarves, headbands, sweatbands, hoods do-rags, hair picks, and bandanas, may not be worn, except for religious or medical reasons.
  8. Finally, any clothing or jewelry that is determined by any teacher or staff member to be a distraction from the learning process will not be permitted.


All students must enter the school building through “airport-type” scanning.  All banned items will be confiscated. (See list of banned items on separate sheet.) 

  1. All students must enter through the cafeteria through the alley between the field and the building.
  • All students must be at the entrance of the school at least 20 minutes before their class starts in order to avoid being late to class.

  1. ID Cards and Programs
    • Students must have their ID card with them at all times.
    • If a student is new to the school, they must enter through the lobby and request an ID card.
    • If a student loses their ID card they must speak to a CIMS staff member to request a new ID card.

  1. Behavior Norms at Scanning
    • Every adult is to be shown respect. There are 5 different schools in the building and all Principals, Assistant Principals, Teachers; Office Staffs etc. can have you suspended for inappropriate behavior.

  1. Students may not leave the building prior to his/her scheduled dismissal time unless escorted out by an adult whose name appears on their emergency card. An adult older than the age of 21 must sign out all students. 


  1. Arrive on time; be prepared to begin before the bell rings.
  2. Enter the room quietly, be seated and begin the assigned task
  3. Be respectful of yourself; your classmates and your teacher
  4. Be engaged and on-task throughout the class period
  5. Exit the classroom quietly and calmly after the teacher dismisses you.
  6. All written assignments, notes, projects, etc. must include a proper heading (see below)

If you fail to abide by these norms, the teacher will take necessary steps to correct the issue.