Policies and Procedures
Flagler-Palm Coast High School believes that all students are responsible for helping to maintain a safe and orderly environment. The policies and procedures listed below are to assist students in maintaining this environment.
All students must wear school-issued IDs on their person, above the waist. If a student is out of compliance with this policy, they may receive a referral, and will be sent to the dean’s office (or designated location) to obtain a temporary ID.
A principal or designee may search including but not limited to, their person, briefcase, book bag, purse, package, locker, storage area and vehicle, upon reasonable suspicion of prohibited or illegally possessed substances or subjects. (F.S.S. 1006.09)
Students must obtain a parking permit to park on campus. Permit decals are non-transferrable.
The price for a decal is $25.00 for all students per year. To replace a parking permit for any reason, a new one must be purchased for $25.00.
- Student must maintain a 2.0 GPA to be eligible to park on campus. Grades will be checked periodically and driving privileges will be suspended for those students who fall below a 2.0 GPA.
- Students may have no more than five unexcused tardies or absences
- The FPCHS parking agreement and parking privilege registration paperwork must be completed.
- All student debts must be cleared before purchasing a parking decal.
- The student must present a valid driver’s license, current vehicle registration, and proof of insurance.
Students are to park in either the east (side lot) or front lot of the school only and not in a visitor or staff slot. Parking permits must be placed on the lower corner of the front windshield (driver’s side) or if hanging permit assigned, must be hung on rearview mirror facing outward. Vehicles not properly registered or parked will be issued a school citation or towed at owner’s expense. This includes vehicles with non-visible parking permits. After three citations, a student’s driving privilege can be suspended or revoked at the discretion of the principal or designee.
Students will not use their cars as lockers and will not return to the parking lot during the school day, including lunch breaks and class changes. Students will exit their cars and parking lot immediately upon entering school. Teachers cannot write passes to vehicles.
If an emergency occurs that requires you to drive another vehicle to school or the vehicle you have registered with the dean’s office changes for any reason, please report to the dean's office upon arriving to school to receive a temporary permit or update the information. Make arrangements to arrive to school early enough so getting a temporary pass does not cause you to be late (not an excuse).
Suspension or Loss of Parking Privileges
The following are examples of behaviors that will result in the suspension or loss of parking privileges on campus. Parking permits must be turned in once privileges are suspended. Student driving privileges are reinstated at the discretion of the principal or designee.
- Reckless driving and/or speeding. Maximum speed is five mph.
- Vandalism to school or personal property.
- Failure to park within marked parking areas/blocking gates of traffic lanes.
- Parking in faculty or visitor parking—these areas are clearly marked staff/visitors.
- Parking an unregistered vehicle on campus.
- Accumulating five or more tardies to school per semester.*
- Having five or more unexcused absences per semester.*
- Giving your parking decal to another student for any reason.
- Allowing another student to use decal for any reason.
- Leaving campus without following school checkout procedures, FPCHS is a closed campus.
- Taking unauthorized students off campus.
*Loss of Driver’s License Due to Non-Attendance
The school is required to submit to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) the name of the student for any student who accumulates excessive unexcused absences in a period of 90 calendar days. If a student’s name is sent to the DHSMV for lack of attendance, the student is in danger of having his/her current privilege to drive suspended. The driving privilege may be reinstated if the student submits written verification to DHSMV that the student has completed 30 days of attendance in school without an unexcused absence or unexcused tardy. A hardship waiver hearing may be available with the school principal/designee in cases where the driver has been notified by DHSMV of loss of driving privilege.
Flagler-Palm Coast High School does not assume responsibility for your vehicle or other personal items. Please help by keeping your vehicle locked and valuables kept out of sight.