Our Code of Conduct has been updated for the 2019/2020 School Year. This is our pilot year incorporating Restorative Practices into our code of conduct as part of supporting students in improving their behavior, and becoming as succuessful as possible as students here at Walter H. Hill School. Restorative practices, in conjuction with equitable consequences, are shown to reduce the rate of student misbehavior and teach students how to solve problems and restore their relationships with people whom they may have harmed through their words or actions.
We believe in making every decision through the lens of what is best for students. As such, our goal is to do more than simply "discipline" our students, but teach them how to successfully naviate relationships in school and life. This philosophy forms the foundation upon which our Code of Conduct is based.
Citation: Our work in restorative practice at Walter H. Hill School is based, in part, on the practices and research presented in "Hacking School Discipline: 9 Way to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice" by Maynard and Weinstein.