Student Handbook

A Handbook to Guide Students


The BCPS community extends you a warm welcome. Your time here should be one of tremendous growth, exploration, and learning, but within the boundaries of guidelines that protect your rights and those of your fellow community members. This handbook describes the expectations for behavior and conduct in the BCPS community and outlines the procedures to be followed when these expectations are not met. It is your road map, containing the policies and procedures that will guide you as a student while you live and grow in this community of highly motivated people. One aspect of the community is described this way: A highly successful High School is a disciplined community, a place where individuals accept their obligations to others and where well-defined governance procedures guide behavior for the common good. 

  • Freedom is balanced with Duty. 
  • Integrity and Honesty are Expected. 
  • Consideration of the Needs and Rights of others is the Norm. 

Disagreement and conflict are acknowledged in respectful discourse. While some will think of this booklet as a collection of policies, those policies are really the expectations for behavior that we have agreed upon as a community.