SNAP if you agree with a person’s comment ----SNAP to express you like
or are fond of something.
CLOSED FIST If you have an EMERGENCY restroom need, use this non
verbal cue to communicate.
Hold up the numberTWO FINGERS If you need permission to get
tissue, use this non verbal cue to communicate.
Voice Code System
LEVEL 0 – Silent – absolutely NO voices
LEVEL 1 –Whisper – working with a partner
LEVEL 2 – InsideVoices – working in a small group
LEVEL 3 – PresentationVoices – Class Discussion
TRACK any person talking to show the person he or she has your
Attend and arrive on time to MBA and all classes each day school is in
Be Respectful to ALL adults and your fellow Executives.
Introduce yourself to guests in the building and offer a guiding hand.
Do not use hurtful or foul language.
Adhere to CommonVoice Codes in class, hallway, cafeteria and assembly
Always maintain proper MBA dress code.
Keep your hands to yourself.
Follow proper hallway and assembly procedures.
Keep cell phones and electronic devices turned off and out of sight
during school hours.
Follow all Expectations at any school-sponsored activity.
Executive will EARN MBAbucks for exhibiting positive behavior
Weight of MBABucks:
One MBAbuck = Persevering through a challenge
Two MBAbucks =Teamwork
Three MBAbucks = Going above and beyond assignment parameters
Four MBAbucks = Assessments – 85% Proficient
Quarterly INCENTIVE for MBAbucks:
2. Free BUSINESS Dress Down Day upon authorization from
3. Merit Dances monthly or at the end of each Quarter
5. Out to lunch with teacher or administrator
Executives will EARN DEMERITS for
exhibiting negative behaviors.
3 Immediate Demerits
Automatic 2 – 3 Day Suspensi0n
Talking without permission(calling out, asking students questions w/o permission)
Out of seat without permission
Off task during instruction(Not on correct pages, not recording notes etc., not
participating during group work, Refusal to work, sleeping in class, head on desk)
Eating or drinking outside cafeteria
1st Violation of cell phone policy or electronic device (1 demerit if phone or
electronic device is visible but not on or operating) – move to 3 immediate demerit
if the device is on upon 1st violation
Providing any cell phone or electronic device to another Executive
Tardy to class – 1st tardy to teacher class in the week
Not prepared for class with materials (not having sharpened pencils or lead, pen,
paper, notebook, folder, textbook, rules, etc.)
Disregarding common voice codes
Playful joking without profanity and harsh words
Executives being in a restricted area of the classroom without permission
Executives touching restricted items without permission
Destruction of school property
Uniform violation – Executives’ uniforms will be thoroughly inspected every morning to give an opportunity to
correct any violation before classes begin. When there is any uniform violation during any class, Executives will
receive an immediate 3 demerits and a Demerit Referral Form.
Disruptive behavior (screaming, horseplay, beating on walls, running, randomly knocking on teachers’ doors, public
displays of affection, throwing, singing, humming, dancing, outbursts, taping, or beating on the desk, etc.)
Disrespect to adults (Responding negatively: I don’t care, so, shrugging shoulders, rolling eyes, not responding when
asked a question, etc.)
PDA (public display of affection within 1000 feet of school during, before or after school) (hugging, holding hands,
Tardy to class – 2nd tardy to the same period in the same week
Skipping class or other required meetings during school day
Leaving campus without proper procedure
Threatening language or gestures (middle finger, balling and pounding fists, jumping at teacher) (cause
for immediate suspension)
Offensive teasing/checking(using profanity and harsh words)
Obscene gestures (cause for immediate suspension)
Cyber bullying/Bullying (cause for immediate suspension or expulsion)
PhysicalViolence (cause for immediate suspension or expulsion)
Possession of a weapon on school property (cause for immediate suspension or expulsion)
Stealing of any kind, e.g. school, teacher and student supplies, school property, money and electronics (cause for
immediate suspension or expulsion)
Executives being in any restricted area in the school or outside the school without permission.
2nd Violation of cell phone or electronic device (whether phone or electronic device is on or off.) Phone or
electronic device will be confiscated from Executive for 4 weeks, and phone will be turned in to administration. (This
is the consequence for this particular offense.)
Four Step Consequence Ladder
Step 1 = First set of 3 Demerits within a single class =
Silent Lunch Detention + Reflection Letter + Parent Contact
Step 2 = Second set of 3 Demerits within a single class = Silent Lunch
Detention and Afterschool Detention + Reflection Letter + Parent
Step 3 =Third set of 3 Demerits within a single class = 1 Day In Class
Suspension (ICS) + Silent Lunch Detention + Service vest + Action Plan +
In –Person Parent Conference with 3 days of offense
Step 4 = Fourth set of 3 Demerits within a single class = 1 Day Out of
School Suspension + NewAction Plan + Make up Work + In –Person
ParentConference with 3 days of offense + Completed Action Plan and
Assignments in order to return
CONSEQUENCE FOR INFRACTION FOR CELL PHONE & ELECTRONIC DEVICES
The 1st time a cell phone or electronic device is visible without being
on within any single class, the Executive will receive one Demerit.
The 1st time a cell phone or electronic device is visible and it is
on will result in a 3 immediate demerit, DemeritViolation, and confiscation of the
cell for four weeks from the date of the violation.
The 2nd time a cell phone or electronic device is visible whether on or off will
result in a 3 immediate demerit, DemeritViolation, and confiscation of the cell for
four weeks from the date of the violation.The device must be turned in to
Administration.The consequence ladder will not be utilized unless the Executive
is insubordinate when the device is being confiscated which will make it a dual
Providing any cell phone or electronic device to another Executive will result in
both Executives receiving consequences.
Executives’ uniforms will be thoroughly inspected every
morning to give an opportunity to correct any
violation before classes begin. When there is any
uniform violation during any class, Executives will
receive an immediate 3 demerits and a Demerit
Referral Form to receive a consequence based on the
consequence ladder. The Executive will not continue
to receive demerits for that uniform
offense in other classes on that day.
Extreme Destruction of School Property
Insubordination – blatant refusal to follow an adult’s direction, cursing staff
Possession of a weapon on school property
Providing any contraband item to another Executive
Threatening language or gestures (middle finger, balling and pounding fists,
jumping at teacher)
Offensive teasing/checking(using profanity and harsh words)
Obscene gestures(grabbing private parts)
PDA (public display of affection within 1000 feet of school during, before or after
school)(touching each other body parts including private parts)
Any gang activity including paraphernalia, signs, handshakes, uniform, etc.
Stealing of any kind, e.g. school, teacher and student supplies, property, money
Refusal to surrender a cell phone or electronic devices (whether the electronic
device belongs to the Executive or anyone else) will escalate the cell phone policy
into a dual infraction which will include INSUBORDINATION.
Progress Report Weeks 1- 4.5
Grade E – 0-2 Demerits
Grade S – 3-5 Demerits
Grade N – 6-9 Demerits
Grade U – 10+ Demerits
Report Card Weeks 1 – 9
Grade E- 0-3 Demerits
Grade S – 4-7 Demerits
Grade N - 8-11 Demerits
Grade U – 12+ Demerits
*Any 3 immediate demerit results in an N in conduct*
Bi -Weekly Out of Uniform Fridays based on Demerits
NOT MBAbucks – Executives who are eligible may dress
out of uniform in school appropriate attire every other
Eligibility Requirements for Bi - Weekly Out of Uniform
Executives who have received 0-6 demerits during the
entire nine day period
If an Executive earns a 3 immediate demerit violation in the
nine day period, the violation will prohibit s/he from
participating in the Bi -Weekly Out of Uniform Friday.
After an Executive has received 3 Out of School
Suspensions (3 Strikes andYou’re Out), the
Executive may be recommended to withdraw or be
expelled from MBA.This means that an Executive
has transitioned all the way through the demerit
consequence system three times and has not
improved.This is at the discretion of administration.
The first time an Executive is late within any
single class; he or she will receive one demerit.
The second time an Executive is late within
any single class; the Executive will receive an
immediate three demerit and a Demerit
Referral Form to receive consequence from
If an Executive arrives after 7:30, the
Executive’s parent or guardian
must physically sign them in at the