Student Handbook – Privilege System

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Residential and Student Affairs Policies and Procedures

Student Privilege System

The Academy has a Student Privilege System with four levels of privileges designed to reward students who do well residentially. Participation in the Student Privilege System is voluntary. Please refer to the appendix diagram of the Student Privilege System for information on when students can petition and to what levels.

Student Privilege Forms

In order to advance in the student privilege system, a Student Privilege Form must be obtained from the Indiana Academy front desk. The forms must be signed by the student’s SLC and parent/guardian. The original signatures of these individuals must be on the original student privilege form and that form must be turned in by the designated deadline to qualify for advancement. Faxed, e-mailed, or other facsimile forms may be accepted, but will be delayed until the form can be properly verified.

Privilege Levels

Base Level: Level One/Pink Level:

  • 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. check-in with SLC (card check-in on weekends)*
  • Student must always check out with someone after 6:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. during daylight saving time)
  • Building curfew is 9 p.m. (excluding weekends, 11:30 p.m.)
  • Study sessions from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Level Two/Yellow Level:

  • 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. check-in with SLC (card check-in on weekends)*
  • Student must always check out with someone after 6:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. during daylight saving time)
  • No study session is required
    • Building curfew is 9:30 p.m. (excluding weekends, 11:30 p.m.)
    • Student can be in the lounge area until 10:30 p.m.
    • Floor curfew is 10:30 p.m.

Level Three/Green Level:

  • 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. check-in with SLC (card check-in on weekends)*
  • Student must always check out with another person after 8 p.m.
  • No study session is required
    • Building curfew is 10 p.m. (excluding weekends, 11:30 p.m.)
    • Students may be in lounge area until 10:30 p.m.
    • Floor curfew is 10:30 p.m.
  • Student receives 2 free 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. check-in pre-arranged “skips” (preferably with 24 hour notice to SLC)*
  • Student receives 1 free room check “skip”**

Level Four/Blue Level:

  • No 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. check-in (on cards or with SLC)*
  • Student must always check out with another student after 8 p.m. The exception to this is if parent permission has been granted for the student to go alone after 8 p.m. only to the Bracken Library, Ball Gymnasium, and/or the L.A. Pittenger Student Center
  • No study session is required
    • Building curfew is 10:30 p.m. (excluding weekends, 11:30 p.m.)
    • Students may be in lounge area until 10:30 p.m.
    • Floor curfew is 10:30 p.m.
  • Student receives 2 free room check “skips”**
  • Invitation to special activities

*Please refer to Check-in Times and Curfews in the Student Handbook.
**Please refer to Room Cleaning in the Student Handbook.

Level Advancement Requirements

The following are based on two-year residential student requirements. For one-year residential students, the following requirements would generally be halved (in both the hours/credits completed and the intervals between advancement between levels).

For example, a one-year residential student can move from pink to yellow after fall midterms, given they have completed all necessary requirements for moving to yellow (5 Academy Service Hours, 5 Wellness credits [1 from each dimension], and 7 Community Service Hours).

All incoming students begin with Level I/Pink Level privileges. Students are only permitted to advance one level in a given petition period. Students must advance in the level system sequentially (e.g. Pink → Yellow → Green → Blue).

Students must be in good residential standing. Students must have no more than 5 groundings per semester in order to petition up in the Privilege System. (See GROUNDINGS for examples of possible groundings.) Please refer to the appendix diagram of the Student Privilege System for petitioning and checkpoint periods.

To request Level II/Yellow Level privileges:

  • Students may request these privileges in their second, third, and fourth semesters.
  • The following must be completed for the student to advance:
    • 10 Academy Service hours
    • 10 Wellness credits (two from each dimension)
    • 10 Community Service hours
    • Request for Level Privileges Form (obtained from the Front Desk)

To request Level III/Green Level privileges:

  • Students may request these privileges in their third and fourth semesters.
  • The following must be completed for the student to advance:
    • Current privilege status must be Level II/Yellow Level
    • An additional 10 Academy Service hours (20 hours total)
    • An additional 10 Wellness credits (one from each dimension and five electives) (20 credits total)
    • An additional 10 Community Service hours (20 hours total)
    • Request for Level Privileges Form

To request Level IV/Blue Level privileges:

  • Students may request these privileges in their fourth semester.
  • The following must be completed for the student to advance:
    • Current privilege status must be Level III/Green Level
    • An additional 10 Academy Service hours (30 hours total)
    • An additional 10 Wellness credits (completion of each dimension – one from each dimension – and five electives) (30 credits total)
    • An additional 30 Community Service hours (50 hours total)
    • Attendance at Campus Safety Program (offered beginning of spring semester)
    • Request for Level Privileges Form (Please note this form is two-sided and may grant additional permissions)

Once a program has been designated for elective credit, it must remain in the elective category. Wellness cannot be reported for the prior school year. Regardless if students participate in the Privilege System, they must complete these requirements to graduate.

(See NON-ACADEMIC GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS for more information on extended curriculum graduation requirements and numeric breakdown.)

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