When working with a student who does not follow the Grand Ridge school rule, we consider that:

  • A student’s self-concept is always a prime consideration.
  • A child should be left feeling he/she has some control.
  • Students and adults will share the thinking when solving a problem.
  • An equal balance of consequences and empathy replace punishment whenever possible.
  • Parents want to be provided with information about their child’s inappropriate choices.

The GOALS of the Grand Ridge discipline policy are to encourage:

  • The student to make appropriate decisions.
  • The student to establish ownership of problems or mistakes.
  • The student to learn from his/her problem or mistake.