To enroll at El Camino High School, a student must be at least 16 years old, have attended a comprehensive high school for two years, and be off-track for graduating in four years.
El Camino High School students are held to the same state standards and graduation requirements as they are at the comprehensive high school (220 credits, completion of Algebra I, maintain a 2.0 gpa, and pass the CASHEE). Courses are standards-based. Students attend six 45-minute periods between 7:55a.m. and 1:45p.m. Student attendance is monitored daily.
El Camino High School abides by the NLMUSD student code of conduct in coordination with the California Education Code. Students who are disruptive will be referred to administration, who may issue a warning, suspension, or recommend the student for a district guidance hearing.
CODE OF CONDUCT-BEHAVIOR:
Each student signs a Code of Conduct upon into El Camino High School. Students are expected to exhibit behavior which is acceptable within the school and community.
Each student should:
Each student should not:
Students should be clean and neat in appearance. Appropriate dress is required at all times. The following items are NOT to be worn at ECHS: hats, bandanas, belt buckles with any initials, offensive language or pictures, wearing more than one belt, black trench coats, spaghetti straps and tank tops under 2” width, gang attire, gang dress of anything that resembles gang dress immodest dress, t-shirts with offensive words or pictures, muscle shirts, hair nets, chains hanging from belt loops, pockets, etc., micro mini skirts, midriffs, any sheer or lace clothing, tube tops, holes in clothing, any clothing that reveals undergarments, spiked jewelry of any kind, blue or red shoelaces, long socks worn underneath long shorts, shoes without straps in the back, and oversized clothing is not permitted. Parents will be contacted and students will be sent home to change into appropriate attire.
Report cards are mailed home in a progress report forum and are issued at the end of each quarter as well as at the end of each semester.
Cafeteria service is available for the students during the break and lunch. DRINKS AND FOOD ARE NOT TO BE TAKEN TO CLASS. They are to be enjoyed outside in the quad area. Students must remain on campus during snack and lunch.
LEAVING SCHOOL GROUNDS:
One may NOT leave the school grounds for snack or lunch. THIS IS A CLOSED CAMPUS!! If it becomes necessary to leave the grounds, an appropriate pass must be obtained from the attendance office.
TELEPHONE PRIVILEGES & ELECTRONIC DEVICES:
Radios, tape players, walkmans, CD players, MP3 players, IPODS, or any kind of electronic game are not allowed on campus. They will be confiscated and only returned to the student’s legal parent or guardian. A second offence will result in the item being returned at the end of the school year. Cell phones cannot be used during class time and during the passing bell. Cell phones may only be used before and after school and during snack and lunch only. Otherwise, they will be confiscated and only returned to the student’s legal parent or legal guardian. A second offense will also result in the cell phone being returned at the end of the school year.
Visitors are not usually permitted. If there are extenuating circumstances, clearance must be obtained through the principal’s office. ALL VISITORS must be cleared through the administrative office and have obtained a pass. Children are NOT permitted on campus without prior permission from the principal.