In keeping with the 13th Article of Faith: “We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things,” the following is a sample of Liahona's student policies. During each prospective student's personal interview with the administrator, a complete list of policies and procedures is reviewed and agreed to by the student before acceptance into the academy.
Students are expected to abide by the moral and health standards of the LDS church in their private lives and at the academy. In addition, Liahona has specific guidelines which must be adhered to. We subscribe to the philosophy expressed by LDS President Spencer W. Kimball in an address to Brigham Young University. “Attendance .... is a privilege and not a right, and....students who attend must expect to live its standards or forfeit the privilege.” Disregard of the academy’s policies will result in disciplinary action. Please refer to the Policy and Procedure pamphlet available from the office for further details.
Search and Seizure Safety Policy:
- Teachers and fellow students will be treated with respect, kindness and compassion.
- Teachers and staff will be addressed as “Brother” or “Sister (name)”.
- Students will come to class ready to invite the Spirit to help them learn and prepared with their textbooks, scriptures, homework and supplies.
- Students are expected to adhere to the highest academic standards and must maintain a C average to remain enrolled. Plagiarism and cheating are cause for expulsion.
- Students are being filmed; and as such, their conduct in class must be exemplary.
- To aid the student; laptop computers and mini tape recorders may be used only in the classroom and only for note taking purposes.
- Games, toys, magazines, novels, or crafts are not allowed in class. Pokemon cards, face cards, tape players, CD players, cell phones or head phones are not allowed on the premises.
- Food and drink are allowed ONLY in the Multi-Purpose room. Students may use the microwave and refrigerator while on break, but are responsible to clean up their own trash, spills and mess.
- Gum is not allowed on the premises.
- If a student damages or breaks school or neighborhood property, the student will be responsible for the cost of repairs or replacement.
- Students may not initiate or participate in any activity that is disruptive to the school or the neighborhood.
School authorities are charged with protecting the health and safety of all students and promoting the effective operation of the school. The following Search and Seizure guidelines shall be observed to assure the privacy of individuals and the safety and welfare of all students.
Students shall be free from searches unless there is reasonable cause to believe that something is concealed that may be illegal or pose immediate danger to the student or to other students or the staff. School officials may request a student to remove all items from pockets or other personal property.
Lockers remain the property of the school and are provided to students for their convenience. Students should be aware their assigned locker will be jointly accessible to the student and the school officials and may be subject to search at the discretion of school officials.
Vehicles. School officials have the right and the duty to inspect any vehicle parked on the parking lot of their school. If an official has reasonable cause to believe that the contents threaten the safety, health, or welfare of students, or if they reasonably suspect drugs, weapons, illegal or prohibited matter, or stolen goods, a car may be searched.
Dress Code for Everyone:
Our Philosophy: “Do not underestimate the important symbolic and actual effect of appearance. Persons who are well groomed and modestly dressed invite the companionship of the Spirit of our Father in Heaven and are able to exercise a wholesome influence upon those around them. Persons who are unkept and careless about their appearance, or adopt the visual symbols of those who often oppose our ideals, expose themselves and persons around them to influences that are degrading and dissonant. Outward appearance is often a reflection of inward tendencies.” Harold B. Lee.
1. Cleanliness in clothing and personal grooming.
2. Clothing must be modest, free of holes and frays.
3. No sayings, crude pictures or vulgar brand names on any piece of clothing.
4. No body piercing or body jewelry, such as; ears (young men), nose, belly, tongue, etc. Young women - one pair of pierced earrings is allowed in accordance with the prophet’s counsel.
5. No fake or real tattoos.
6. No extreme colored hair or hair styles which are distracting in appearance or needing constant attention.
7. No jeans of any kind or color.
8. Nylon-type athletic warm-up suits may be worn, but no fleece, thick cotton sweat pants or jogging pants.
9. No parachute, leather, flannel, or pajama material.
10. Pants must be a material similar to khaki, twill, corduroy, or knit.
11. Sandals and open-toed shoes are permissible.
12. No slippers, flip flops, or extreme soles.
13. Sweaters and turtlenecks may be worn. Sweaters do not need a collar.
14. No leather studded bracelets, necklaces, rings or belts.
15. No ghoulish/gothic adornments or jewelry.
16. No military uniforms or camouflage material.
17. No mesh, sheer or see-through material.
19. Every Thursday is Spirit Day, any student can wear a Liahona T-shirt
1. Clean Shaven. No beards, mustaches, goatees, soul patches, long side burns, etc. Hair may not be longer than the bottom of the earlobe.
2. Pants should not be too baggy, too low on the hips or too tight.
3. Shirts must have a collar. Collared shirts are to remain buttoned and worn while on the premises. Only the top two buttons may remain open. Shirts do not need to be tucked in.
4. Short or long-sleeved t-shirts may only be worn under a buttoned up, collared shirt or sweater.
5. Cargo or golf shorts of modest length may be worn. But again: no jean material, no
basketball shorts, etc.
6. Sweatshirts and hoodies are to be worn over a collared shirt. No sayings, crude pictures or vulgar brand names
1. No distracting ornamental jewelry, necklaces, rings, belts, gloves, etc.
2. No T-shirts.
3. While the preference is for young women to wear a collared shirt, shirts without a collar may be worn as long as they are not a t-shirt and are modest. Shirts do not need to be tucked in.
4. Shirts must have sleeves at least 3 inches below the shoulder line. No tank tops, t-tops, or halter tops.
5. No mesh, lace, or knit decorative gloves or hand coverings, etc.
6. No belly shirts. Your midriff and back are not to be visible (bending over the drinking fountain, doing "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" etc.). If you have concerns about this, a body suit, long tank top, shade shirt, or modesty tee may be worn under your shirt to ensure modesty.
7. No revealing necklines.
8. No hip hugger pants which reveal midriffs.
9. Modest coordinated velour or knit track-type suits may be worn, as well as nylon-type athletic warm-up suits no fleece, thick cotton sweat pants or jogging pants.
10. No shorts of any length. Young women may wear capri length pants.
11. Dresses/skirts must be a modest length (top of the knee), even if worn with tights. Any slit must be of modest height. Jean skirts are allowed. No shorts allowed under dresses.
12. No fishnet stockings of any color.
13. No "costume" type outfits.
14. The current style for young women is very tight. Be careful how much and what you are showing through your clothes.
15. No Jeggings or Leggings of any kind.