Monticello SAVE Program Procedures, and Expectations
Purposes and Expectations: The SAVE Program is offered by I-SS to provide students with an alternative to dropping out of school and to provide students with an opportunity for credit recovery. Students are expected to maintain regular attendance, be on time, and show commitment to their course of study. Students will remain on task while here, engaging in minimal talk and zero disruptive behavior. Students who can not follow these rules will be asked to leave for the day, continued disruptive behavior will result in permanent dismissal
from the Monticello site.
Attendance: There is often a waiting list of students wishing to be enrolled in SAVE. After the third un-excused absence, students will surrender their position to the next student on the waiting list. If you know that you will be absent in advance, please call the instructor so that we may call another student to use the open computer space. If you must be late, call and inform the instructor as soon as possible.
Requirements for Obtaining Course Credit: Since original credit is not offered at SAVE, there is no minimum "seat time" requirement. Students will be required to complete the curriculum and possess a passing average on all unit and semester tests to receive credit.
Courses Requiring State EOC Test: Courses requiring an end-of-course (EOC) test require a pass of that test to receive credit. In other words, you must pass the EOC test in order to receive credit for the course. This requirement is consistent with I-SS policy. Students may be responsible for additional study, and/or skills, as part of the curriculum. Students must have scored a 40 or better average to be referred. Students with 40 or better average should not be referred if their previous teacher in consultation with the referring counselor do not have a reasonable expectation fro successful completion of the course. Students may not begin an EOC course with less than eight weeks remaining in the semester.
Food, Drinks, and Breaks: Food, drinks, and snacks are not permitted at Monticello. No food or drinks are allowed near computers at any time. There are no scheduled breaks at SAVE. Students are expected to be able to work through one continuous block without a break.
Computer Usage: Computer use is restricted to NovaNet use only. Un-authorized use of the internet is strictly forbidden. Refer the Tele-Communications Code of Ethics.
Student Responsibilities: Students are responsible for understanding and following the rules and regulations contained in the Iredell-Statesville Schools Student Handbook. Be aware that if students leave campus during SAVE class time, they will not be allowed back on campus and will not receive credit for the day. On campus violations of weapons, drugs and tobacco policies among others will result in immediate dismissal from the SAVE Program and may result in criminal charges. General rules of conduct include but are not limited to:
1. Come to school prepared. (pencils, paper, pen, etc)
2. No abuse, misuse, or vandalism of school property.
3. No cell phones or electronic devices allowed.
4. Any display of argumentative, disrespectful, disruptive behavior or "off task" behavior is not acceptable.
Monticello staff reserves the right to alter seating arrangements or take whatever action necessary to insure a safe and productive learning environment.
Miscellaneous: It is possible that power surges, power outages or equipment failures will result in lost work or temporary delays in the ability to do work. Staff will make every effort to keep the technology component of the program running as smoothly as possible. Staff is in no way responsible for work lost, or work delays experienced by students due to technological issues.