Board of Directors » Discipline


The majority of students enrolled at KEY Academy come to school ready and willing to learn. With the support of teachers, school administrators, friends, family and community members, our students succeed. 


The guidance you give your child at home will go a long way in reinforcing the efforts we are trying to make here at KEY Academy. Moreover, your recognition that disruptive and violent behavior will not be tolerated will greatly assist your child in making the decisions necessary to avoid troublesome situations. Of course, the most important benefit is that the combination of these efforts will facilitate the creation of a safe and secure learning environment.


Parent Responsibilities


Parents share responsibilities to support the school in its efforts to provide an exemplary program for students.
Parents have the responsibility to:

  1. Send students to school in a positive frame of mind.
  2. See that students have the proper diet and rest.
  3. Assist students to ensure that all books, assignments, and lunch/lunch money are brought to school each day.
  4. Provide a well-lit environment that is free from distractions.
  5. Show an interest in the student’s day.
  6. Communicate with the teacher for progress reports and about any concerns or questions.
  7. Keep all conference appointments or notify the teacher/administration to the contrary.
  8. Work with the school. Your student’s education is a shared responsibility.

Student Responsibilities

  1. Help Others Learn- Students come to school to learn. If others are kept from learning by distraction, etc. then they are being deprived of something that is important and something that is their right. All classroom rules must be strictly obeyed.
  2. Be Respectful - Students are to be respectful to other students and their property at all times.
  3. Be Safe - Students should follow all safety rules. In addition, they should ask themselves, “Is this safe?” before doing something and if the answer is “no” or “maybe not,” they should not do it.
  4. Students must be in line by the designated time.
  5. School officials must be obeyed at all times - School officials include the principal, teachers, yard supervisors, custodians, instructional aides, secretaries, and any specialists. Students must do as directed by these people at all times without an argument. If the student disagrees with a decision he or she may discuss it with the individual at the appropriate time.  Violation of this rule is known as defiance and is a serious offense.
  6. School property is to be respected - All students will respect all school property as it belongs to all of us. Any destruction of school property will result in the parents of the guilty students paying for the damages in addition to appropriate consequences for the child.
  7. Students will act appropriately at assemblies and when on field trips - During these activities your best behavior is requested and always expected. This includes evening activities.
  8. Behavior going to and from school will be excellent - The school rules apply on the way to school and on the way home.
  9. The dress code must be adhered to - The primary responsibility for this lies with the parents.
  10. Students will respect all adults working on campus – KEY Academy is fortunate to have a number of parents who volunteer their time on a regular basis to help in classrooms and at the school in general. Students will show these adults the proper respect that they should show all adults. Parent volunteers will not be responsible for disciplining children. The teacher and other supervisors will handle all discipline.

Student Behavior/Discipline Procedures


Although positive reinforcement and modeling are our primary tools regarding student behavior, there are times when students will need to understand that there are negative consequences for their actions. At KEY Academy, the goal of all discipline procedures is to assist parents in their role of providing guidance to children and in helping students to make positive choices regarding their behavior and actions.