Seniors at OSD are able to be involved in a new and exciting program called the Senior Independence Program S.I.P! It allows students to have more independence and prepare them for the “real world.”
This category means the senior has met all of the requirements that have been set up for them by Youth Leaders with the approval from the Student Life Director.
Must have a 3.500-4.000 GPA
No more than 2 “minor” write-ups and no more than 1 “major” write-up since August 2015
Must score an average of 4.0 out of 5.0 from interview with SIP committee
Submit 2 reference letters from any OSD staff member except Youth Leaders
Knowledge of dorm/campus-wide safety procedures (lockdown, fire, strangers on campus, kitchen/cooking use and fitness center use),
Outstanding self-advocacy skills,
Knowledge of basic self-care/first aid skills
Work with Stephanie Albert, helping her plan her once a month activities (time worked will count as volunteer hours)
Volunteer at least 2 hours a week
Able to get up on their own for school in the morning and wash their own clothing
Complete required dorm duties/chores by bedtime
Received no more than 1 “minor” write-up per quarter
Students schedule their own homework in the dorm at any time
Keep cellphone with them- before and after school
Students, 18 and older, with signed permission/waiver form, are able to go to the fitness center on their own (3:45-6:30 pm M-TH)
Students are able to go to town 5:00-9:00 pm M-TH, students under 18 or those with guardianship, must get signed permission from parent(s)
Students will have a badge to access Administration Building (3:45 pm-6:30 pm) and Student Health Services Building (3:45 pm – 9:00 pm)
Lights out at Midnight
Students are able to eat dinner in the café from 4:30-6:00 pm.
Sign-In and Out of dorm independently
Students are to go directly to the dorm after school to sign-in prior to going anywhere. If students forgots to sign in more than twice in a given week, they’ll be “suspended” from their level program for one week. If forgotten for the third time, “suspended” for two weeks. A fourth time will result in demotion to the B level or no level for four weeks. To be promoted back to the A or B level, student will need to go through a SIP interview.
To stay on their level program without a “demotion”, student cannot have received more than 1 “minor” write-up and absolutely no “major” write-up per quarter.
There is no guarantee that the student will re-enter the level program once they have been “suspended” from it for whatever reasons.