Students and parents receive a handbook at the beginning of the school year that outlines all of the school's rules and policies. This handbook is also available in electronic copy on under the Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy High course.
- Come to class on time.
- Come to class in uniform; a hat is not part of the uniform.
- Come to class with necessary materials.
- Enter quietly, take assigned seat immediately, begin the initial assignment, and stay on task throughout the period.
- Raise hand to be acknowledged by the teacher before speaking.
- Adhere to discussion protocols and save personal conversations for outside of the classroom.
- Ask permission before leaving seat.
- Respect each other’s personal space and property (keep hands to self); respect each other’s ideas; verbal and physical attacks are strictly prohibited.
- Speak in language that is not destructive; vulgar or profane language is prohibited.
- Remain seated when bell rings to end class; the teacher dismisses class - not the bell.
- Place personal belongings in lockers (coats, hats, lunch items, etc.) Note: Electronic devices are not permitted on school grounds.
- Follow every direction of the teacher without giving negative feedback.
If a student chooses to violate one or more classroom expectations, the following consequences are in place:
- Verbal warning
- Student-Teacher Conference/Seat Change
- Detention/Phone Call or Letter Home/Grade Deductions
- Parent-Student-Teacher Conference
- Administrative Referral
We expect students who attend the Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy to:
- Have a strong interest in pursuing a career in health care professions
- Have strengths and interest in taking advanced math and science courses
- Maintain a 94% daily attendance rate (no more than 11 days absent/late)
- Wear a lab coat daily
- Be interested in pursuing a professional work ethic as evidenced by attendance, punctuality, academic performance, and compliance with rules and regulations.
Power of "I"
If you fail, it is because you chose to fail.
The Power of "I" was implemented so that students can successfully complete all major assignments for all classes. The "I" stands for "Incomplete," which is what a student receives until the assignment is acceptable to the teacher. The policy simply guarantees that a student will not fail if the following are followed:
- Complete every major assignment to a standard acceptable and set forth by the teacher
- Turn in all assignments ON TIME!
- Redo and resubmit (with a teacher's help at coach class or Saturday school) any assignment that is not up to standard.
More detailed information regarding which assignments are eligible for the Power of "I" are given by the teachers.