POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
HGHS’ policies and procedures are intended to maintain a safe, orderly, and purposeful learning environment whereby students can focus on their academic pursuits.
Student attendance is a means of improving student performance and critical in raising student achievement. Together the staff of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, students, parents and the community must make every effort to lessen the loss of instructional time to students. In order to accomplish this goal, on April 18, 2007, the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida approved a new Student Attendance Board Rule, which is stated below.
Students who are tardy to school must report to the attendance office to secure an excused or unexcused tardy pass/ admit.
Excessive late arrivals may result in one or more of the following consequences.
- Loss of privileges
- Parent conference
- Saturday school
- Alternative to suspension and/or suspension
Students are expected to come to school with proper attention having been given to personal cleanliness, grooming, and neatness of dress. Students whose personal attire or grooming distracts the attention of other students or teachers from their school work shall be required to make the necessary alterations to such attire or grooming before entering the classroom or be sent home by the principal or designee to be properly prepared for school.