Sections of this Parent-Student Handbook are particular to St. Genevieve High School. Other sections are policies and procedures of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, most of which can be found in the ADLA Administrative Handbook at http://handbook.la-archdiocese.org/.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Saint Genevieve High School practices its philosophy by following the school's spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical goals and objectives.
Students will learn, experience, appreciate, and celebrate the gospel message in a Catholic Christian environment.
- By studying the Catholic faith through the religious program and by experiencing the Gospel Message through the faith filled personnel.
- By taking part in liturgical experiences that have been prepared by various students and faculty with parish priests' guidelines.
- By participating in annual retreat experiences to foster personal, spiritual growth.
- By praying daily as a student body and encouraging prayer before each class.
Students will learn what it means to be Christian witnesses within the school community and the community at large.
- By studying gospel values throughout the curriculum.
- By participating in a Christian Service Program at each grade level which gives them the opportunity to serve within the parishes and communities.
- By participating in outreach programs to the needy especially during Advent and Lent.
Students will have available to them counseling and guidance which correspond to their spiritual, social and personal needs.
- By participating in a guidance counseling program based on human dignity, which encourages students to strive for success.
Students will be able to develop their full academic potential.
- By taking courses that address their individual level of ability and performance.
- By participating in a sequential program so that learning objectives can be met.
- By developing their artistic talents through curricular and co-curricular activities.
Students will learn to appreciate the value that life is a continuing learning process.
- By studying what is needed to adapt in an ever changing community.
Students will be challenged and motivated intellectually.
- By taking part in the sequential program which most challenges the student's academic potential.
- By taking part in opportunities for competitive academic teams, i.e., college bowl, essay contests, speech contests.
Students will learn to develop their self-esteem and self-acceptance.
- By having self-confidence and respect for themselves as well as for others.
Students will experience the Christian and social goal of collaborating with the community.
- By learning and practicing effective and positive group skills in the curricular and extracurricular programs.
- By participating in athletic teams for young women and young men.
Students will develop leadership skills and social-awareness.
- By participating in a student government program which encourages the development in leadership skills.
- By taking part in opportunities to foster student leadership in extra-curricular activities of the school.
Students will see their parents in the role as primary educator.
- By maintaining open lines of communication with home, school and fellow students.
Students will learn to develop a healthy life style.
- By taking a health education class.
- By studying about substance abuse, AIDS education and other significant health issues in education and other significant health issues in designated courses across the curriculum.
Students will learn the value of cooperation, fair play, leadership and fair competition.
- By demonstrating a spirit of unity in school rallies and meetings.
- By participating in a physical education program which teaches health values, leadership, wholesome competition and cooperation.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SCHOOL
It is the responsibility of Saint Genevieve High School to:
- Establish practices and provide staff development training and age-appropriate information for students, designed to create a school environment free from discrimination, intimidation or harassment.
- Make all faculty, staff, students, parents/guardians, and volunteers aware of this policy and the commitment of the school toward its strict enforcement
- Remain watchful for conditions that create or may lead to a hostile offensive school environment.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STUDENT
It is the student's responsibility to:
- Conduct himself or herself in a manner that contributes to a positive school environment.
- Avoid any activity that may be considered discriminatory, intimidating, harassing, bullying or hazing.
- If possible, inform the other person(s) that the behavior is offensive and unwelcome.
- Report all incidents of discrimination, harassment, bullying or hazing to the principal or teacher.
- As appropriate, the students involved may be asked to complete a formal, written complaint which will be investigated thoroughly and will involve only the necessary parties. Confidentiality will be maintained as much as possible.