• ACADEMIC, BEHAVIORAL AND ATTENDANCE EXPECTATIONS

    The final year of your high school education represents the last opportunity to learn as many skills as possible and to leave JMIT with confidence in your ability to succeed. All high schools set the highest expectations for their senior class and encourage them to be positive role models for fellow underclassman; JMIT is no different. JMIT has high expectations for the GRADUATING CLASS. Please be aware that all senior events are a privilege, not a right and come with added responsibility. Of particular importance are prom, and all senior field trips and activities.

     

    JMIT staff and administration believe academic performance (including on-track status) should be the number one priority for all seniors. Consequently, eligibility for senior activities (including prom) require that students maintain a minimum 65% in all classes. There will be no exceptions to this policy.

     

    JMIT administration (including the senior advisor) reserve the right TO REMOVE OR BAN ANY SENIOR FROM ANY SENIOR ACTIVITY for violation of a suspendable offense as outlined by the Cleveland Metropolitan School District 2018-2019 Code of Conduct or for violation(s) of any other school policy while under jurisdiction of school administration. Close attention will be paid to defiant behavior, fighting, plagiarism/cheating, attendance related issues, document falsification, and behavior involving alcohol or any other illegal or abuse of mind-altering substances.

     

    Finally, all seniors are expected to maintain a positive attendance at all times. Students with cuts or excessive tardies risk eligibility for senior activities. Moreover, seniors who have failed to attend detentions, or Saturday Schools that have been assigned to them will be considered ineligible for senior activities until those obligations are fulfilled.

     

     CONSEQUENCES FOR MAKING POOR CHOICES CAN INCLUDE ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING:

    • INELIGIBILITY FOR UPCOMING SENIOR ACTIVITY(IES)
    • SENIOR PRIVILEGES REMOVED
    • INELLIGIBLITY/REMOVAL FROM PROM
    • REMOVAL FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE GRADUATION CEREMONY

     

     Outline of Senior Progressive Discipline Model:

    August – May

    • Students will face regular consequence(s)
    • Consideration will be given to whether student will be permitted to participate in the next senior activity
    • Consideration will be given to whether student will be permitted to participate in the remaining senior activities
    • As mentioned earlier, student academics are highly considered prior to all student activities (including but not limited to prom)
    • All students must be on-track for May graduation

     

    Prom Expectations:

    • No level 2 offense from March 18 - Prom date
    • 0 suspensions from March - Prom date
    • Student must be on track for graduation (credits & OST)
    • Passing all courses
    • All community service hours must be completed
    • Senior dues paid in full
    • Outside prom guest must follow the same guidelines and must be 20 years of age or younger
    • Lunch, After-School, Saturday detentions served*

    *students will not be sold prom tickets if they have a pending detention(s), If they are given a detention after ticket purchase, student will be placed on hold until the detention is served.

    **Students who commit a violation that prohibits them from attending prom, WILL NOT be refunded fund for purchasing prom tickets.

     

     Commencement Exercise Expectations:

    • Student must have met ALL graduation requirements as required by the Ohio Department of Education and Cleveland Metropolitan School District
    • All community service hours must be completed
    • Senior dues paid in full
    • Any student financial obligations are paid
    • Student MUST PARTICIPATE in all graduation rehearsals
    • Student should be dressed in appropriate graduation attire as outlined by the school
    • No Level 2 offenses or higher

    *NOTE: If a student is not eligible to walk at commencement but are eligible for graduation, student WILL still be considered a graduate and will receive their diploma with all of the rights, privileges of every other graduate.

     

     Please DO NOT jeopardize this once-in-a-lifetime celebration. We EXPECT exemplary behavior from all students, but even more seniors- as leaders of the school. It is not our goal to remove senior activities but administration will do so in effort to uphold the dignity and standard of the JMIT community. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Principal Chelsey Cook Kohn or Assistant Principal Anshawn M. Ivery at 216-838-6850, Senior Advisor Krystle Williams at 216-838-6863 or Campus Secretary Robin Chandler at 216-838-6856.