School Policies

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Lunch Program
Notifying Office of Absences Due to Illness, Travel, or Appointment

Policy For Cell Phones and Other Electronic Equipment

Dress Code Guidelines

Attendance Policy

Visitors to School

Medical Policies and Use of Medication

Field Trips / Class Activities

Parent Visitation

Grading Periods/ Grading Scale

Curriculum Guidelines

Homework Guidelines

Supplemental Services

Graduation Requirement: 24 units of credit

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Discipline Policies
Philosophy and Mission

Lunch Program
We encourage students to maintain healthy eating habits and try to provide lunch offerings from caterers that reflect this philosophy. Daily entrees of various sizes and prices are offered. Those who wish to bring their own are encouraged to do so. Limited refrigeration is available.
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Notifying Office of Absences Due to Illness, Travel, or Appointment
If your child is absent due to illness, please call the school office no later than 8:30 a.m.
Absences due to college visits, travel or other family activities should be cleared prior to departure. The calendar for the year is made available to each family in advance for your convenience when planning trips and excursions.
Please try to arrange for appointment times that do not interfere with school. If this is note possible, students must present written notification from a parent or guardian prior to leaving the school. All students who leave during the school day must be signed out at the office.
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Policy For Cell Phones and Other Electronic Equipment
Students who bring cell phones to school must keep them turned off and in their backpacks. Cell phones are not to be seen during the course of the school day. All students have access to the school phones when needed. If parents need to reach a student, they may do so by calling the school. If it is necessary to speak with your child, they will be called to the phone.
All other electric devices are to be kept at home.
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Dress Code Guidelines
Edison does not have a required uniform. Instead, we ask that our student come dressed appropriately for their job. This is a work environment and while we want all to be comfortable, it is necessary to dress in a manner that is presentable and professional. Specific guidelines are outlined for the students during orientation.
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Attendance Policy
Students are to be present at school for the required number of days. We will follow the state policy of no more than 10 days/semester. In the high school, students must meet the minimum requirements of minutes in class in order to receive credit for the course in which they are enrolled. If a student is faced with a personal medical issue that requires extensive time out of school, homebound instruction or Florida Virtual is employed.
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Visitors to School
We welcome all visitors to Edison and encourage students to bring a friend when appropriate. If a student whishes to bring a fiend on a day that is not specified for visitors, we will need advance notice of the visit. All visitors are expected to observe behavioral and dress code guidelines while in the center.
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Medical Policies and Use of Medication
All students must have a current emergency medical notification form on file. This also contains information regarding unusual health situation, allergies, and maintenance medications. Students using prescription medicine should have this administered at home when possible. If the student leaves medicine in the office, the parents must sign a medication form to inform us of the prescription and to authorize our administration of it.
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Field Trips / Class Activities
We make use of the community resources available to us. Often specialists are brought the Edison to demonstrate their sills; however, we also take our student into the community. Permission slips with specific details about transportation and activities for each outing are sent to parents before each trip.
In the elementary, parents often wish to bring treats for special holidays and occasions. This is a great way for the children to share their birthday or other celebrations with their classmates. Due to special diets or allergies that may exist in the class, we ask that you inform the teacher in advanced so that proper times and types of food items can be planned. If your child is hosting a party outside of school and not every child in the class is invited, we ask that you refrain from delivering invitations during the school day.
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Parent Visitation
Edison maintains an open door policy with parents. You are welcome to come volunteer for your child’s classroom or to participate in our parent group activities. Parents are always to come have lunch with your child.
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ACADEMIC POLICIES

Grading Periods/ Grading Scale
The academic year is divided into two semesters with two 9-week quarters per semester. Written progress reports are generated at the halfway mark of each quarter and report cards are issued at the end of each quarter.

Grade Percent GPA Value
A 90-100 4.0
B 80-89 3.0
C 70-79 2.0
D 60-69 1.0
F Below 60 0.0

Semester exams are worth 10% of the total semester grade.
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Curriculum Guidelines
The Core Knowledge Curriculum is used for at least 50% of the elementary and middle school curriculum. Other recognized programs for science, mathematics, language arts and history supplement it. Electives in the elementary and middle school include, chess, Spanish, French, Art, Chorus, Music Appreciation, Band, Journalism, and Computer Application
The high school curriculum is designed to help young men and women develop thinking and writing skills and the capacity to handle intellectually complex problems throughout a lifetime. All courses are taught at the college-preparatory level and beyond. Honors and AP level classes are available in every core discipline. A curriculum guide is available which outlines all courses offered for the year.
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Homework Guidelines
Students in the elementary and middle school may expect an average of 30-45 minutes of total homework nightly. This does not include the 20 minutes of outside reading that is required. Students in the high school may expect a minimum of 60 minutes of homework. Those in honors and AP level classes can expect more. We consider homework an important extension of the academic day designed to reinforce and maintain the skills learned in class and expect all students to complete the assigned work.
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Supplemental Services
Tutoring: Teachers are available for extra help and tutoring at various times during the school day and the evening. Those students who wish to receive more than this may enroll for private tutoring. This is offered on a one-to-one basis and a charge is assessed as the teacher is compensated for this service.
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Graduation Requirement: 24 units of credit
Students who graduate from Edison are required to earn a minimum of:
4 Units of English
3 Units of Mathematics (4 recommended)
3 Units of Science (4 recommended)
2 Units of Foreign Language (3 recommended)
4 Units of Social Science (Must include World History, American History, American Government, Economics)
1 Unit of Physical Education or Sports Training
½ Units of Health
1 Fine Arts (2 recommended)
½ Life Management
Electives to complete the 24-unit requirement

*Required for the Bright Futures Scholarship for Florida students attending in state universities and colleges
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Parent-Teacher Conferences
Parents are notified when there is a lapse or decline in student performance. Conferences are requested as needed by teachers. Parents are free to initiate contact with any or all of their child’s teachers. Conferences are scheduled when needed through the school office.
At Edison, a TEAM approach is used with all tasks. Students are made aware of the importance of time management skills. They are taught to evaluate all work for quality. Application of the skill is used to underscore the importance of knowing the material. Finally, feedback and encouragement is provided to keep all students motivated to complete a task successfully.
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DISCIPLINE POLICIES

Edison Academics is a place where people of diverse backgrounds, abilities and ages gather to pursue a rigorous college-preparatory education. The standard by which all behavior is measured is based on shared respect for each person and his/her right to be valued in our setting. Situations that arise that require attention are handled so that both students and adults are afforded the respect and dignity they deserve. All students, teachers and administrators in our school are expected to:

RESPECT

  • the right of each person to learn and to teach in a safe, undisrupted environment
  • the individual learning styles of every person
  • the rights and property of each person
  • the individual personalities and attitudes of each person
  • the right of each person to ask questions
  • the ability of each individual to contribute to our program in his/her personal way

ANY BEHAVIOR THAT DOES NOT PROMOTE THE PHILOSOPHY ABOVE IS NOT APPROPRIATE AT EDISON. THERE IS A NO TOLERANCE POLICY FOR PHYSICAL CONFRONTATION AND FOR USE OF ALCOHOL OR OTHER DRUGS. AS A NO TOLERANCE ENVIRONMENT, EDISON RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RANDOMLY DRUG TEST MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT. ONLY THOSE STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND ADMINISTRATORS WHO EMBRACE THIS PHILOSOPHY WILL BE ASKED TO REMAIN.
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PHILOSOPHY AND MISSION

The faculty at Edison is determined to develop autonomous learners who can function successfully in today’s society. We are committed to the promise of interactive instruction and realize that each student brings individual talents and presents unique promise. In order to insure that each person we teach reaches his/her potential we recognize that all children learn at individual rates and with specific learning styles. The techniques used are diverse as that we can meet these individual differences. At Edison Academic Center each student must expect to:

  • Reach his/her full potential
  • Feel safe and positive in the school environment
  • Be educated in the technology that is critical for success in our changing society
  • Produce quality work
  • Become an active participant in the educational process

The mission of the Edison Academic Center is to provide a setting where students of diverse ages and interests can pursue a college-preparatory education. Our goal is the supply the guidance necessary to develop in each student the:

Confidence to begin a task
Determination and motivation to continue
Skills and drive necessary to complete

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