Code of Conduct

Summer Springboard expects students to act in a way that is respectful to the community, promotes the educational goals of the program and ensures the safety of all students. In order to achieve this, we have created a Code of Conduct that all students are expected to follow.

Supervision: Leaving the Summer Springboard campus boundaries without permission or supervision, or abandoning the group while out in the community is grounds for expulsion. Summer Springboard requires students to always remain on campus or within pre-defined boundaries.

Zero Tolerance of Alcohol and other Drugs: The possession, consumption, or purchase of (or being in the presence of these acts) alcoholic beverages or any implicit or illegal drugs is strictly prohibited during program. Any use of these products will result in immediate expulsion from the program. Staff reserves the right to search student belongings at their discretion in cases where drug or alcohol possession is suspected.

No Tobacco Products: Smoking tobacco or using tobacco products is prohibited on all Summer Springboard programs, even with parental consent. This includes electronic cigarettes and chewing tobacco.

Sex, Sexual Acts & Sexual Harassment: In order to promote an experience that is inclusive of all students, students are not permitted to engage in sexual acts during the program. There is zero tolerance for any form of sexual harassment, including unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature whether in person or online. This includes sexual jokes, comments

Water Safety: Students are only allowed to swim under adult supervision. Students must obey all rules laid out by lifeguards or supervisory staff. Students may not swim alone or participate in any unauthorized water sport.

Bullying: Acts of harassment, intimidation or bullying – whether verbal, physical, online or in-person – are forbidden. These acts  may be a student exercising power and control over another student, in either isolated incidents (e.g., intimidation, harassment) or patterns of harassing or intimidating behavior (e.g., bullying).

Respect for Summer Springboard Staff and Students: Students must show decency, civility, and respect towards each other and Summer Springboard staff members. The use of insensitive or otherwise offensive language or behavior or engaging in behavior disruptive to the goals of Summer Springboard may be grounds for disciplinary action.

Commitment to the Program: Students must be committed to the program and will participate in all aspects of the program.

Violations of the Code of Conduct trigger disciplinary action which may include expulsion or a withholding of Certificate of Completion. In the case of expulsion, the student will be sent home as soon as possible, at the parents’ expense, even if there is only one day remaining in the Summer Springboard program.