Standards of Conduct
Arkansas secondary area centers have the privilege and responsibility of providing high school students with the training and skills needed for further education and/or employment and have a genuine concern for the dignity of all students enrolled. Acceptable conduct is expected during center activities on and off campus. Students should:
- Be responsible for information made available through notices, announcements, general brochures, catalogs, or oral information provided by the instructor(s) or administration;
- Help maintain a clean and orderly training environment;
- Dress appropriately for their field of training;
- Observe all parking and traffic regulations;
- Refrain from the use of cell phones or other electronic devices unless permitted by the instructor;
- Conduct business before or after class. Students are not to have visitors or receive phone calls unless it is an emergency;
- Follow all safety rules and guidelines as indicated in classroom and lab areas;
- Complete all out of class/independent learning assignments;
- Makeup all assignments missed due to absences or tardies.
Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices
Cell phones and other electronic devices can be disruptive to the learning process and therefore should not be used during class times unless specifically indicated by the classroom instructor.
Students who disrupt class with the use of cell phones or other electronic devices may have them confiscated. The device will not be returned to the student until a parent or guardian meets with the center director or assistant director.
Student Parking and Traffic Regulations
The speed limit on campus of five (5) MPH will be strictly enforced. It will be left up to the sending school to determine if driving is allowed. Loud music is prohibited and all vehicles driven to NPTC by students must have parking decals. The decals are available in the office in the Pinkerton Building and are no charge. If parking or traffic regulations are not followed, driving privileges can be suspended or removed.
Students with handicaps or injuries resulting in difficulty walking should meet with the center director regarding a pass for parking in handicapped spaces.
Drug and Alcohol Awareness
NPTC students should be aware of the extremely dangerous health risks associated with the use of drugs and alcohol. All students are strictly forbidden to possess, use and/or distribute drugs and alcohol on campus or as any part of activities sponsored by NPTC. NPC is a tobacco free campus. Students are prohibited from smoking or using smokeless tobacco while on campus. This policy includes the use of e-cigarettes, vapes and any other smoking products.
Students found in violation of the NPTC drug and alcohol policy will be subject to immediate suspension and/or dismissal. Prosecution by local, state and federal authorities is possible. NPTC adheres to Public Law 101-226 as mandated by the U.S. Department of Education governing drug and alcohol possession and distribution.
Grounds for Suspension/Dismissal
For the benefit of all, NPTC policies must be observed. The safety, rights and feelings of others must be respected. A student may be suspended or dismissed for conduct or personal habits that are not in the best interest of that student, fellow students or the technology center. Continued enrollment in the center after a suspension or dismissal for either academic or discipline violations will be handled on an individual basis with a written agreement among the student, parent(s), NPTC staff and the center director.
NPTC will follow the home school’s discipline policy in regard to rules infractions unless stated otherwise. Students suspended from their home school are considered to be suspended from classes at NPTC.
Grounds for dismissal include but are not limited to the following:
- Negligent damage, destruction, loss, or disposal of NPTC property. Students will be charged for the full damage or loss and are subject to prosecution under state laws;
- Stealing, gambling, verbal or physical abuse, fighting, possession of firearms or other dangerous weapons;
- Failure to observe parking and driving regulations;
- Violating drug and alcohol policy;
- Academic cheating;
- Possession of pornographic material or accessing it;
- Being formally charged with a felony or misdemeanor involving the center, staff, or student property;
- Terroristic threats including the threat of physical violence on staff or students;
- Threatening behavior such as bullying;
- Use of vulgar language and/or profanity including obscene gestures;
- Sexual harassment;
- Violation of the computer Acceptable Use Policies;
- Continuous interruption, disturbance, or other misconduct that interferes with normal center operations or hinders the learning process;
- Failure to obey instructor’s or administrator’s directions or failure to comply with any or all NPTC policies.
National Park Technology Center is operated by National Park College and NPTC students fall under the rules and regulations that govern the College. Items that are not addressed in this student handbook will be referred to the College catalog and/or policies and procedures manual for decisions.