Integrity is an important component of any educational experience and in all areas of life. A component of personal integrity is academic integrity. It is the right, privilege, and responsibility of each individual to contribute to and work in a community of trust. A student’s integrity in his/her academic work is directly linked to his/her intellectual growth. A high level of academic integrity is expected from all Summer Program students in his/her classwork, homework, laboratory work and examinations.

Violations of academic integrity include cheating, plagiarism, and theft of academic materials.

For purpose of definition:
Cheating means giving or receiving an unfair, dishonest, or deceitful advantage over others in school work. Cheating refers to an immoral way of achieving a goal. It is generally used for the breaking of rules to gain advantage in a competitive situation. Cheating is the reward for ability by dishonest means.

Plagiarism means presenting as one’s own, the works, the opinions, the ideas, the arrangement of materials, or the thought pattern of someone else (including on the Internet) without proper acknowledgement. The presentation in one's own work of another's ideas, methods, research or words without proper acknowledgement constitutes plagiarism. This includes close paraphrasing as well as quoting entire lines of another's work, either verbatim or nearly verbatim.

Any incident of academic dishonesty is considered a violation of the school code of conduct. Violations of academic integrity result in both academic and disciplinary consequences.



Each 6-week course is equivalent to a year of college preparatory curriculum instruction worth 10 high school credits, and thus is taught at an accelerated pace. A student who is taking an academic class for credit may only miss one (1) day of class in a 3-week semester and must take the final exam(s).

Final exams are given on the last day of each 3-week semester and will not be rescheduled to accommodate absences. Students must take the final exams in order to be eligible for transcript credit.

 A student who misses more than two (2) days in 6-weeks of instruction will not be eligible for transcript credit and may be dis-enrolled. No refund of any tuition is permitted once a student is dis-enrolled. Inform the Summer Program office of all absences. Email: or utilize the “Report an Absence” form found on the summer website homepage.



Goals of Dress Code:

An important goal of a dress code is to teach young people that in the larger arena of life, different types of dress are appropriate for different settings. Parents and guardians who send their children to Archbishop Mitty High School (AMHS) Summer Program, and children who choose the AMHS Summer Program experience, accept the judgment of the Administration as final in matters of school policies and procedures, including dress code. To that end, individuals in this setting are expected to be clean and neat in their personal appearance, observing standards of modesty, moderation, and good taste.

The Summer Program reserves the right to regulate against upcoming fads or fashions that reflect negatively on the school and/or person. Interpretation and judgment in matters pertaining to dress and personal appearance are, obviously, necessary. In this area the Director of Summer Program is the final and sole judge of what is, or is not, acceptable for an individual.

We reserve the right to request that the following not be worn to school:

  • Clothing displaying language or symbols related to tobacco, drugs and alcohol are not permitted. Clothing displaying
  • language or symbols of an offensive nature (sexist, obscene, or sexually suggestive), satanic lettering or pictures, violent
  • expressions or images (including those connected to entertainment)
  • Caps, hats, visors, sport headbands, thermal ear bands, or sweatshirt hoods worn while inside any building


An Emergency Situation is a circumstance that results in a potential threat to the health and safety of the individuals on campus. Such situations would include, but are not limited to, the following: fire, earthquake, explosion, emission of toxic fumes, bomb threats, weapons and/or intruders on campus.

The school is prepared to deal with such situations.  The plan outlines administration, staff, student, and parent responsibilities in an Emergency Situation and the use of the Emergency Contact and Disaster Release Contact information collected at registration in cases of illness, injuries or disastrous events.


The behavioral policy at Archbishop Mitty High School is based on our educational philosophy that emphasizes both the development of community and the personal responsibility of individuals. It also conforms to the guidelines established by the Diocesan Department of Education which call for “....reasonable controls to promote the individual student’s development and self- discipline and a Christian environment in which the rights and responsibilities of individuals are recognized and upheld.” The individual, in turn, must assume responsibility for his or her actions. To that end, an individual who is uncooperative or deceives the faculty or administration, specifically during a disciplinary investigation, is liable for dismissal.

The following is not permitted:

  • Cell phone and personal listening device use (including iPods and smart watches) on campus while attending a camp or
  • class (including break time)
  • Chewing gum
  • Eating or drinking in school buildings other than the cafeteria
  • Inappropriate physical displays of affection
  • Inappropriate language (spoken or displayed)
  • Littering
  • Loitering
  • Raucous or disturbing behavior anywhere on campus
  • Skateboards, scooters, rollerblades, and shoes with retractable wheels on school property.
  • Smoking or Vaping
  • Students in a classroom, gymnasium, pool, or office area without a staff member present to supervise.

The following are behaviors for which individuals may face significant disciplinary actions:

  • Any behavior that is degrading, offensive, inflammatory, or devalues the dignity of a person, including Internet communications, the display of posters, cartoons, written words, drawings, symbols, and gestures. Verbal assault/harassment, including derogatory comments and jokes/slurs as well as threatening words spoken to or about any person on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, immigrant status, homelessness, economic status, age, gender, sexual orientation, medical condition, physical appearance, or physical or mental disability.
  • Willfully threatening harm to another person or self, even if there was no intent to carry out the threat. If the circumstances surrounding the incident were such that the person threatened would reasonably fear for his or her safety (this is also a criminal offense).
  • Failure to report to faculty or administrator knowledge of actions or plans of another individual where those actions or plans, if carried out, could result in harm to another person(s) or damage property.
  • Any misconduct of a sexual nature.


As a Catholic co-educational high school, Archbishop Mitty High School (AMHS) respects and promotes the dignity and worth of each human being. As such, we find individual use and abuse of alcohol and drugs incompatible with our mission and philosophy. Such use also jeopardizes the safety of everyone in this educational community. AMHS expects individuals to avoid any use of, involvement with, or possession of alcohol or drugs. Therefore, in responding to the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol by children at AMHS, the school’s actions will always be guided by the following norms delineated in the Administrative Handbook of the Department of Education of the Diocese of San Jose:

Possessing, selling, giving away, using, or being under the influence of drugs and/or hazardous substances on the campus, at school functions, or at a time and place that directly involves the school, renders a student liable to expulsion. (5177.1)

AMHS reserves the right to contact local law enforcement when a student is found to have used, been in possession of, sold, or distributed any drugs and alcohol.



Any photographs or video footage taken of your child at Archbishop Mitty High School may be published without limitations or reservations.



General Tardiness:

Students are held responsible for being on time for classes. Students who are not in their seats when the class begins are considered tardy for that class.

Excessive Tardiness:

Archbishop Mitty High School considers three (3) tardies to be excessive in a 3-week semester. After 30 minutes into the start of class, the missed time is recorded as an absence, not a tardy. Excessive tardiness may result in dismissal without credit or refund.



Academic transcripts can be requested to be sent to the school of the student either during your registration or in writing emailed to the Summer Program Office (

Students must take the final exam(s) in order to be eligible for transcript credit. It is the responsibility of the student to verify transcript credit complies with their school’s requirements prior to completing this registration.



If, at any time, we determine a student is enrolled in an academic class he or she is not eligible for based on our ‘Year-In-School Registration Requisites’, then this student will be dis-enrolled with no refund and no transcript credit. Please consult the ‘Year-In-School Registration Requisites’ link on our webpage before registering for any course.