AISC-FINAL-POSTERSA committee of students, teachers and parents created the AISC Human Rights Policy in 2010 to serve as a code of conduct for our school community.  Reflecting the voices of all secondary school students, the policy is also used as a tool in mediating and resolving conflict.

 

 

The following rights apply to all persons-students and staff who have the responsibility to create a caring school environment where each individual is valued. The creation of this human rights policy serves to support the rich diversity and overall mission of our school.

    1. I have the right to be myself:
      The right to develop one’s own personality and individuality (so long as it does not interfere with the rights of others) without disrespectful criticism or pressure from cliques and peers.
    2. I have the right to be free from name calling or physical harassment:
      Freedom from physical abuse and from mental abuse such as name calling, threats, intimidations, or harassment.
    3. I have the right to feel proud of what makes me different:
      Freedom from being set apart or mocked because of national origin and accent, race, gender, religion, culture, social class, intelligence, sexuality, physical strength, handicap, size, features, friendship groups, age, etc…
    4. I have the right to my privacy:
      The right of privacy and freedom from being harrased in the academic, social and athletic spaces within and to and from school. This right extends to freedom from cyber-bullying that impacts individuals within the school environment.
    5. I have the right to learn, make mistakes without embarrassment and be proud of my success:
      The right to an education; teachers should be free to teach and students should be free to learn without being interrupted by inconsiderate, unruly, or disrespectful students.
    6. I have the right to my own opinion and the right to agree or disagree with others respectfully:
      The right to formulate and communicate opinions supported by careful thought and reasoning. Remaining open-minded to diverse thought, students and teachers will respectfully challenge different viewpoints.
    7. I have the right to feel safe at school:
      The right to a comfortable school environment where personal and school property are respected.