Obligations of Students
As compared to their age mates in other schools and elsewhere in society, Academy Students are privileged and the Academy expects extraordinary things from them. Academy Students must assume and accept responsibility for their actions, realizing according to their age and level of maturity that they are first and foremost accountable to God for their actions. Secondarily, they are responsible to their parents, to the Academy, and to fellow students to strive for excellence in academics and, as they advance in age, to act in a manner becoming of young Catholic men and women.
The Academy and parents must guide the students, but the ultimate responsibility rests with the students. The success of most students will depend on their own best efforts, cooperation, and work ethic.
In all places and at all times, Academy students must be:
Telling the truth, avoiding deceptive behavior, and submitting only their own work
Doing what they are told by Academy Administration, faculty, staff, and parents without protest or argument
Addressing elders with their proper titles, showing courtesy and offering help where assistance is needed, being attentive when elders are present or speaking, and showing respect to visitors
Adhering to the Academy Uniform Code, maintaining a neat and clean appearance with good habits of personal hygiene, and keeping desks and lockers neat and clean
Following instructions and carrying out assigned tasks promptly and precisely
Working in peaceful and productive collaboration with others
Arriving on time and prepared for each school day and for individual classes; submitting assigned class work and homework when it is due; arriving on time for daily Mass (meaning for prayers five minutes before the scheduled Mass time)
Giving one’s best efforts in all phases of life at the Academy: spiritual, academic, and extra-curricular.
Students should exercise these demanding virtues joyfully and with confidence that such an effort will prepare them for spiritual, academic, and personal success in the future.