Mandarin Immersion

Magnet School

  • HISD Code of Student Conduct

    • HISD Code of Conduct “Each student in HISD public schools is responsible for exhibiting the highest standards of behavior to create a positive and welcoming school atmosphere. The HISD Code of Student Conduct defines systemwide expectations for student behavior and provides means for constructive student-administrator relationships.”
      – HISD Student Congress 2014-2015

      The Houston Independent School District has established as one of its primary goals the provision of a high-quality educational program for each student in a safe school environment free of disruptions that interfere with the educational process. The purpose of this Code of Student Conduct is to inform all school staff, students, and parents of HISD’s expectations regarding behavior and conduct. The Code, reviewed and approved by the HISD Board of Education, is based on the policies of the Board of Education and Administrative Regulations. Administrative Regulations communicates District administrative procedures and practices.

      This Code was developed to protect the rights of all students by:

      • providing a districtwide discipline management plan
      • specifying the behavior that is expected of all students
      • describing the broad range of student misconduct and providing appropriate disciplinary consequences or options for the various kinds of misconduct
      • outlining student rights relating to school
      • listing procedures that must be followed when applying consequences

      School staff, students, and parents are expected to become familiar with the provisions of the districtwide Code of Student Conduct and the rules and regulations adopted and implemented by individual schools based on their School-Based Discipline Management System. Students are also expected to abide by the policies set forth in the Code so that they can get the most out of their years in school. 

      Download a pdf of the 2018–2019 HISD Code of Student Conduct here:
      English | Spanish | Vietnamese | Arabic 

      Download this form to request a printed copy of the Code of Student Conduct, and take it to the front
      office of your student’s school.

      English | Spanish | Vietnamese | Arabic 

       

      Changes to the Code this year include the following:

      • Offering substance addiction education, assessment, and, if indicated, community-based treatment alternatives for first-time drug or alcohol offenses as an alternative to a Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) referral.
      • Offering summer school, weekend activities, community projects, or summer jobs that will allow students with discretionary offenses to return to their home campus instead of beginning the new school year in the DAEP.
      • Moving most non-statutory Level IV offenses to Level III and identifying them as offenses with an elevated safety risk to the campus.
      • Aligning suspension practices with FO (LOCAL) regarding prohibition of informal suspensions.
      • Rephrasing section titles and descriptions to better align with HISD discipline and educational objectives. 
     

    CAMPUS-WIDE EXPECTATIONS

    MIMS is a school of choice with limited available slots. Students who choose to come to the school agree to abide by an Entrance Agreement, which includes the following commitments:
    • In grades K-5 (PK at Chinese Immersion magnet), maintain satisfactory grades in all core and magnet classes during each grading cycle. Per HISD guidelines, this means 75 or higher average grade; for PK and K, satisfactory means 2 or higher on the 1-3 scale used for report cards.
    •  In grades 6-12, maintain an individual class average of 75 or higher in all core classes and an average of 80 or higher in all foreign language classes. Chinese Language Arts will count as the foreign language classes, not content areas taught in Chinese.
    • Participate in cultural events which may occur during evenings/weekends.
    • Complete all assignments and special projects and/or performances as required by individual program. Students should miss no more than 10% of homework assignments.
    • Bring necessary materials to class. Necessary materials will be specified by the teacher and may be different from class to class.
    • Participate and remain on-task in class.
    • Maintain regular attendance in accordance with school and HISD policy, which states that students can miss no more than 10% of days.
    • Refrain from excessive tardiness in accordance with school and HISD policy. SDMC agreed that students should be tardy on no more than 20% of days, which is essentially one tardy per week.
    • Adhere to the HISD Student Code of Conduct and maintain a conduct grade of ‘S’ or higher; and
    • Meet other expectations as defined by individual Language program and relevant to that program.
    If the above expectations are not met, the student will be put on a Growth Plan, which specifies what the student, parent, and school will do to support meeting magnet expectations. The Growth Plan is typically given 9 weeks to work then is brought for review. Upon review of the student's progress, the student can be taken off of the Growth Plan, asked to create a new Growth Plan, or be disinvited from enrolling the next school year.
     
    The SDMC met on October 7, 2013 to clarify and approve the Entrance Agreement guidelines listed above.
     
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