Acceptable Use Policy: Responsibilities & Boundaries

The Archmere Academy Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is intended to define the spirit and expectations of the responsible use of network resources in accordance with mission of the school. All rules regarding student behavior apply to the use of the laptops and Archmere Academy network resources. Students must understand—and agree to adhere to—the Archmere Academy AUP and to demonstrate this understanding prior to gaining access to a laptop or the network.

Students will work within defined boundaries for laptop use to ensure a positive and powerful experience for all. To ensure proper use of the laptop and network resources students may not:

  1. Take possession of or use another’s laptop. Nor may students access another student’s or faculty member’s files or email at anytime. Students may not share passwords or accounts. A student who finds or sees a laptop left alone must take the laptop to the Tech Center or give it to a faculty member.
  2. Use the laptop for unethical purposes, ones which are deemed contrary to or detrimental to the common good or which violate the Archmere Academy Code of Conduct. Nor may students use the laptop for illegal purposes. Should a crime be suspected the proper authorities will be notified.
  3. Use the laptop to share academic work in a manner that violates the Academic Honesty Code.
  4. Use the laptop to insult, harass, bully, discriminate, or denigrate another member of the Archmere Academy community.
  5. Interfere with the proper functioning of the network or another’s laptop in anyway whatsoever.
  6. Access, transmit, download, or share offensive material. This includes pornographic, lewd, violent, or hateful language or images.

Should a student violate these principles, he or she will meet with the Disciplinary Committee to discuss the incident and its consequences. A violation of these rules would constitute a violation of the Archmere Academy Student Code of Conduct. The Discipline Committee will determine the consequences for violations based on the language of the Student Code of Conduct and the severity of the violation. A minor violation would result in one or two points. A major violation will result in a minimum of one demerit and may result in suspension or dismissal from the school.

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