OAC Campus Program Components
Basic Program Components
Introduce the student to academic and personal success
Small Teacher/Student Ratio
Involve the family in the student’s success
Behavior Management (Point Sheets)
Academic Management (Weekly Progress Reports)
Informational Parent Meetings
Networking with Community Resources
At the time of the OAC Intake Interview with the student and parents, each student who enrolls in the OAC enters into a contract with his parents and the OAC. This contract stipulates the academic and behavioral objectives to be accomplished by the student, the level of the parent(s) participation in the student’s program, and the recommended support service requirements for the student to successfully complete the OAC program.
The Referral Process consists of redirection and warnings for low-level inappropriate behaviors. A student may receive two redirections and/or warnings. On the third warning the student is referred to the assistant principal to make a plan for the appropriate behavior.
The OAC follows the guidelines of the district discipline management and student code of conduct. Students at the OAC are assigned consequences for all inappropriate behaviors. Consequences reinforce decision-making and impulse control. Consequences used at the OAC include but are not limited to:
Conferences with assistant principal
Removal of privileges
Removal from class to Campus Guidance Center – Students are removed from class a length of time dependent on the behavior of the individual student. Days out of class do not count toward the successful days that are required in order to be eligible to return to the home campus.
Overnight suspension or home-based suspension
Students are referred immediately to the principal or assistant principal for the following behaviors:
Possession or use of tobacco products
Physical abuse of students or staff
Insubordination, blatant defiance and refusal to comply with directives
Possession, use or distribution of a controlled substance or attempts to procure, use or distribute controlled substances or the possession or passing of paraphernalia for such use or distribution. Note: Controlled substances include drugs, matches, white-out, markers, drug paraphernalia of any kind, alcohol, medicine, tobacco, etc.
Public Intoxication: Behaviors indicating a state of being under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or other mind and/or mood altering drugs
Persistent dress code violations
Illegal behaviors such as trespassing, defacing school property, and being in possession of a paging device or cellular telephone
Behaviors that pose a life threat to the student or to others
Verbal abuse of students and/or staff
Possession, use and/or concealment of a weapon as defined by Texas Penal Code
When a school determines that a state or federal criminal law has been violated, the school shall notify the police department. An investigation will be conducted into the violation and the appropriate criminal justice agency will be notified.
The district may also elect to utilize expert resources, including canines and metal detectors, in an effort to keep our schools drug and weapon free. Surveillance cameras are utilized at the OAC so that the safest environment possible is available for our students.