Jesuit believes that each student is unique and that each has special talents to develop in himself and to use for others. The school strives to assist in the development of these talents in young men who will be capable of exercising responsible freedom. The student is in the process of becoming a man for others, a person who will learn to fulfill his obligations to God, his neighbor, and to himself.
Regulations are set as guides to the student as he develops his potential, learns to order his life, and acquires a sense of cooperation with and respect for those with whom he must live and work. The disciplinary procedures are not exclusively a system of punishments for guilt incurred; rather, they are learning experiences that create healthy attitudes.
Disciplinary sanctions are used not only to maintain proper order, but also to educate developing adolescents who are striving for the goal of self-discipline. The student’s careful study of these regulations and his earnest efforts to fulfill them will help to create the spirit which Jesuit desires.
Disciplinary offenses and sanctions are outlined in the Bulletin.
The Honor Code
As a member of the Jesuit High School community:
I will neither participate in nor tolerate academic dishonesty.
I will respect the property of the school and of others,
and I will insist that all do the same.
I will treat others with dignity and respect.
In all of my activities — academic, athletic, spiritual, and social —
I will act in the manner appropriate for the occasion.
I will be a man for others.
Jesuit seeks to form young men of “competence, conscience, and compassion.” The Honor Code is a statement of positive attitudes and behaviors designed to instill in students the responsibility and self-discipline that will maintain respect for God, fellow students, teachers, and themselves. The Honor Code requires that students adhere to these core values during their Jesuit High School careers.
Absences and Tardiness
Absence from School or Class: Any unforeseen absence must be reported by the student’s parent/guardian by calling (504) 483-3954 before 8:30 a.m. on the day of the absence or tardiness. Leave your full name and relationship, the student’s full name and grade level, the reason for his absence, and a phone number where you can be reached.
Upon returning to school, students must report to the Discipline Office to present a note written and signed only by a parent or guardian giving the reason for the absence. If the absence is due to a medical appointment the student must also present a doctor’s note. When a student has been absent more than 2 consecutive days, and the absence is due to illness, the student must also bring a doctor’s note.
Late for School or Class: Tardiness must be reported by calling (504) 483-3954. Leave your full name and relationship, the student’s full name and grade level, the reason for tardiness, and a phone number where you can be reached. A student who is late for school must report to the Discipline Office immediately — before attending homeroom/ class. A student who is late for class must report to the Discipline Office prior to going to class. Upon reporting to the Discipline Office students are to present a note written and signed only by a parent or guardian giving the reason for his tardiness.
The Prefect of Discipline is the ultimate judge in all attendance matters.
Cars and Parking
Students are not allowed to park in the yard during the school day without a permit from the office of the Prefect of Discipline. Students may not go to their cars during the day without permission from the Prefect of Discipline. Parking is not permitted in the area of the Jesuit residence garage or on the sidewalk.
After school, students should wait for rides either in the schoolyard or on Banks Street, but not in front of the school on Carrollton Avenue. Problems that occur while waiting for rides or while traveling home should be reported to the Prefect of Discipline on the day they occur or on the following morning.
See Student Transportation for more information.