Expectations for Student Behavior
The AISD Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center (CTC) & the Agricultural Science Center (ASC) are campuses with a business/college culture. We have very high expectations for our students. As a CTC/ASC student, you will be treated with the utmost respect and considered to be a mature young adult with specific goals for learning. Our courses enable students to gain experience and knowledge to go to college or trade schools as well as earn industry certifications and/or licensure by the state of Texas. This can help put them a step ahead of other students in obtaining higher paying positions after high school, either as a part-time student attending college/trade school or as a full-time employee in a business/industry right out of high school.
Because we consider our students to be mature and goal focused, there are privileges that are granted at the CTC and the ASC that you will not see at your home campus. These privileges include:
- No Bells at the CTC or ASC
- Furniture in common areas to study or network with other students
- Opportunities to participate in student organization competitions with the chance to attend area, state, and national competitions
- Job acquisition skills such as resume writing and interview preparation and participation
- Access to a professional clothing closet to utilize during interviews
Certainly with privileges come responsibilities. To stay in alignment with the CTC/ASC business/college culture, there are high expectations for student behavior at both campuses. We have visitors in our buildings daily, including the superintendent and central administrators, administrators from other campuses, top officials from our city, community members and visitors from school districts from around the metroplex and state. Therefore, we expect every student to help us greet visitors and make them feel welcome. We expect every student to be an ambassador for the CTC/ASC. There are non-negotiable expectations for behavior of our students. The expectations for every CTC/ASC student are as follows:
- A CTC/ASC identification badge is required to be worn and visible while on either campus every day.
- Students are expected to follow the Student Code of Conduct dress code and if appropriate, the professional or industry standard dress associated with their particular career path or interest.
- Students are expected to be in class on time and engaged in learning each and every day.
- Furniture for students is located in the Bistro and other common areas throughout the campus. Students need to treat furniture with respect (no lounging as if at home taking a nap). Students need to leave furniture in designated areas. There will be no moving of furniture to different areas in the building.
- Students are expected to dispose of trash in campus trash receptacles and pick up after themselves both inside and outside the campus.
- If you choose to listen to your music or use an electronic device in the Bistro or other common areas, you must use head phones or earbuds. Your music or electronic device does not need to be heard by anyone but you.
- You are in a college/business environment while at the CTC/ASC. Understand that classes or other business is going on all around you. Please be respectful and keep your voices down. If you are taking a call, be respectful and observant and move to an area where you will not disturb others.
- It is a privilege to drive to the CTC/ASC, not a right. Students who choose to drive are required to register their cars and pick up a parking permit from the CTC/ASC. There will be no charge for the CTC/ASC parking permit since the student will purchase a permit from their home campus. You must have both permits on your car to park at the CTC/ASC. The CTC/ASC permit may be revoked if safety requirements are not followed.
- Students who drive are required to adhere to posted speed limit signs (10 mph limit in parking lot).
- All students who drive are required to park in the North lot only.
- It is expected that each student, faculty and staff member will treat each other with respect.