Every student eighteen (18) years of age or older will be deemed to be an adult and will have legal capacity to act as such. Such students, like all other students, will comply with the rules established by the District, pursue the prescribed course of study, and submit to the authority of teachers and other staff members as required by policy and state law. Parents of adult students will be notified and communicated with regarding the educational matters of adult students. Independent adult students living on their own and that are financial independent may request that their parents do not have access to their educational information. Such request must be initiated by the independent student by contacting the building principal.
Admission to School:
The residence of an adult student who is not residing with a parent or guardian will be considered the residence for school purposes.
Field Trips/Athletic Programs:
Approved forms for participation will be required of all students. The form should indicate that the signature is that of the parent or the adult student. Sponsors or coaches will be required to confirm the ages of those students signing their own forms.
Absence notes, normally signed by parents or guardians, may be signed by adult students. Excessive absences will result in consequences according to policy 3122 and will be reported on the report card.
All suspension and/or expulsion proceedings will conform to the requirements of state statutes. Notification of all such proceedings will be sent to parents or guardians. Adult students, however, are permitted to represent themselves if they so choose.
Withdrawal from School:
Adult students may withdraw from school under their own cognizance. Counselors will guide and counsel potential dropouts and encourage their continued attendance. Parents will be notified of impending dropouts by the school.
Permission to Inspect Student Records:
Adult students may request permission to inspect their school records if they are eligible students according to Family Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA).
Progress reports will be given in person or sent to the parent or legal guardian.
Excuses from School:
The school will verify requests from students who wish to leave school early for reasons such as job interviews, college visits, driver testing, etc., with the organization being visited. Permission to leave school early may be denied for what is considered a non-valid reason.
Students of legal age can be held financially responsible for damage to school property.
Adopted on: April 8, 2003
Revised on: April 20, 2016