School Policies

Archbishop Mitty High School provides an organized learning environment that supports the full social and academic development of young women and men. School policies are developed to support student development.

The school policies at Archbishop Mitty High School are developed to support positive student behavior in a safe and communal learning environment. Parents and students are asked to read the policies and to support the policies so that all students may be successful during their four years at AMHS.


Letter grades are employed to evaluate student achievement and assure students, parents, teachers, and universities of an accurate measure of student progress.

Course Load and Additional Credit

Each student at AMHS is expected to maintain a minimum college preparatory academic class load. Additional credit may be earned through special programs.

Transferring Academic Credit to AMHS

Students may add academic credit for courses approved by the University of Calfornia to their transcripts by transferring these academic credit to AMHS from accredited high schools, universities, and summer schools.

Academic Standing

Student success at AMHS requires students meet the expectations of a college preparatory education aimed at developing student knowledge, critical thinking, and social skills.

Scheduling Classes/Reports

Students registrar for classes each year in the Spring. The student registration fee is also due each Spring. Both of these processes ensure that a student will be placed in the appropriate curriculum and that a place will be reserved for each student in the coming academic year.


Student attendance every day at AMHS is very important. The academic progress of students requires regular attendance. At the same time, the school recognizes the need to support students when medical or other conditions impact attendance.


Students are expected to be in the classroom and ready to start academic work at the posted time each class period begins. Students are expected to have all class materials with them. There is no bell system in use at AMHS and students, as college preparatory students, are expected to manage their time efficiently.

Safety and Security

Archbishop Mitty promotes a safe and secure learning environment for students. This requires clarity of behavioral norms, careful planning, and the cooperation of all members of the community in working toward a safe and secure school culture and facility.

Student Behavior

Young women and men who attend Archbishop Mitty are challenged to behave on and off campus in a manner consistent with Mission of School. Students are asked to be respectful and helpful at all times.

Serious Student Behavioral Infractions

At times students seriously violate the AMHS norms for students behavior. The norms exist to support individual student success and to promote a healthy community. Violations of these norms can lead to serious consequences for students.

Student Driving and Parking Regulations

Senior, junior, and sophomore students are extended the privilege of driving to Archbishop Mitty High School.

Educational Technology

The latest educational technology is employed at AMHS in support of student learning. Students participate in a four-year curriculum to support their growth in information literacy and research. The constructive and appropriate use of technology supports learning and the growth of community.

Dress Code

Archbishop Mitty High School, as a Catholic college preparatory, challenges students to present themselves as young adults that demonstrate respect for others and themselves. Appropriate grooming and dress support this goal.

School Facilities

The campus at AMHS is a beautiful place intended to provide a comfortable environment for learning. Students, faculty, and staff work to keep the campus clean and orderly.

Trips and Transportation

Archbishop Mitty students travel in support of classes, athletics, extracurricular programs, and to participate in off campus learning opportunities. Safe and convenient transportation requires the cooperation of all involved.