Manning Student Handbook


The Manning School philosophy is founded on the belief that all students can achieve in an environment that includes rigorous standards for academic excellence, a close partnership between home and school and high expectations for student conduct.



Beginning in 7th grade, Manning students are exposed to the rigor of secondary education.  The expectation is for Manning students to be prepared by the end of 8th grade to enter into high school.  Students not passing classes during their 7th and/or 8th grade year will be placed on “Academic Watch” including but not limited to increased school to parent communication; mandatory student tutor time.  As students begin high school they must pass all of their 23 required credit classes in order to graduate.  Although Manning is not on a credit system the expectation is that students successfully complete 4 semesters of math;  4 semesters of English Language Arts; 4 semesters of science; 4 semesters of Social Studies and 4 semesters of elective of choices.  Students successfully completing their course studies will receive a Certificate of Continuation at the end of 8th grade; students less than successful in their course studies will receive a Certificate of Completion.



All students have the opportunity to earn placement on the Manning Honor Roll.  The Honor Roll is calculated and posted at the end of each semester.  The Honor Roll is divided into GPA (Grade Point Average) categories:  4.0 = Gold; 3.9 - 3.5 = Silver and 3.4 – 3.0 = Bronze.  Students who earn the Gold placement for their 4 semesters at Manning will receive a “Manning Honor Cord” during the 8th Grade Continuation Ceremony.



Students who earn a cumulative GPA of 3.65 in March of their 7th grade year may apply to the Manning Chapter of National Junior Honor Society.  If all criteria are met, those students will participate in the NJHS Induction Ceremony in May of that year. Students must continue to meet the criteria for NJHS after the Induction Ceremony.  Students not meeting the criteria after their Induction will be placed on Academic probation for 9 weeks.  If, after 9 weeks, the criteria have not been reached, students will be removed from NJHS.



The school district goal is to “value diversity and encourage respect and understanding in our school community.”  Students can learn best in a school where all persons are treated with respect.  This kind of positive climate will also help maintain the good reputation of our school in the community.  At this school, we will not tolerate disrespectful or discriminatory behavior.  If a student is found to have treated another person disrespectfully, disciplinary action will be taken.



First period begins promptly at 8:10 a.m. and school is dismissed at 3:00 p.m.  There is no provision for student supervision before 7:45 a.m. or after 3:15 p.m.  Once students arrive on campus they must remain on school grounds until dismissal.  Students arriving prior to 7:45 a.m. will remain outside until the building opens at 7:45 a.m.  Students arriving between 7:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. for tutoring or needing to work in the library will be allowed in the building.  Students entering the building at 7:45 a.m. will report directly to the cafeteria until 8:00 a.m.  At 8:00 a.m. students have the opportunity to go to their lockers to prepare for their first period class.  Students must leave school grounds by 3:15 p.m. (unless they are involved in a school sponsored activity).

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