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Closed Campus Schools? Really?

Yakyu SpiritsYakyu Spirits Registered User Posts: 825 Member
edited November 2009 in High School Life
I didn't know there were schools that had closed campuses. That must be horrible to not be able to come and go. Doesn't sound much different from jail.
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Replies to: Closed Campus Schools? Really?

  • BindersOpenBindersOpen Registered User Posts: 435 Junior Member
    Yup :(

    Luckily, my school has (albeit somewhat limited) open campus.
  • tmanneopentmanneopen Registered User Posts: 1,647 Senior Member
    Yea...my school is completely closed campus, except for the days of midterms and finals, on which we can go wherever we want for lunch.
  • PRUNEFACEPRUNEFACE Registered User Posts: 344 Member
    mine is closed.... I cant imagine an open campus
  • AdamLaLaAdamLaLa Registered User Posts: 341 Junior Member
    ^^ Same...

    For free periods, people just wander around the school.

    I've never had nor will have a free period so it's not a big deal.
  • LoonLakeLoonLake - Posts: 913 Member
    We have a 100% closed campus, and there's no such thing as a "free period."

    And if you're ever wandering the halls without a hall pass you're up shi* creek.

    I thought this was normal? Apparently not?
  • just4ivaylojust4ivaylo Registered User Posts: 401 Member
    Yep. It's idiotic. My new school has a closed campus and it's operated like a jail. The teacher needs to write us a pass for things like going to another classroom or going the bathroom. There's no trust.
  • youwiththefaceyouwiththeface Registered User Posts: 209 Junior Member
    I thought not being able to leave school was like... normal. Like, seriously, being able to leave in the middle of the day? ***. We have study hall or aide periods. I aide, but i enver do anything. So I grab the aide pass, go to my locker, and visit my friend who aides for a teacher during that teacher's prep.

    But I thought leaving school for lunch or whatever was a thing of the past.
  • livesforsummerlivesforsummer Registered User Posts: 428 Junior Member
    My school is a closed campus. They used to not enforce though, but they have the past couple of years. (You only start getting free's halfway through sophmore year)

    It kind of sucks though, especially since I live about a 4 minute walk from school, and if I were allowed to, I could go home often.
  • Yakyu SpiritsYakyu Spirits Registered User Posts: 825 Member
    Oh man that must be awful.

    My school is open campus so you can just leave whenever you need to. It's nice during your lunch period because if you have a car, you can eat wherever you want (I know some kid that lives close who uses his lunch period to go home and play Xbox with his friends lol. One group of guys always play soccer outside with little nets they bring, it's pretty cool). I also like it because if I forget something in the car or need to run to a store real quick during lunch, I can just do it.

    Of course some idiots abuse it and if you continually cut class, you'll get detentions and saturday schools. But no one is really going to force you to go.

    I love open campus though. It's kind of like a college simulation, which I thought was the purpose of most high schools -- to prepare you for college.
  • ThisCouldBeHeavnThisCouldBeHeavn - Posts: 16,060 Senior Member
    Open campuses would decimate graduation rates here
  • Yeti CrabYeti Crab Registered User Posts: 405 Member
    We can't go back to our cars, and we need locker and bathroom passes during class. At LUNCH this year they even started taking down names of students who arrived late after the bell rang. I don't know if they're still doing that...Now I skip the cafeteria altogether and just go to the library.
  • Adam E.Adam E. Registered User Posts: 165 Junior Member
    Wow, I am amazed at how conservative some of your schools are. At my school its completely open. You can walk in and out any door at any time go out to lunch and such. I frequently skip my study hall 7th hour and teachers don't bat an eye at it. I guess I just take it for granted.
  • Alex7592Alex7592 Registered User Posts: 957 Member
    I go to a pretty ghetto school and we still have open campus.

    We do have a pretty strict tardy policy though.
  • Cody2010Cody2010 - Posts: 1,210 Senior Member
    I thought my school was pretty run-of-the-mill...

    - Cannot leave the interior of the building during school hours unless authorized to do so by parential consent or escortion of staff member

    - Must have valid hall pass while in halls during class time that indicates destination, route you're taking to get there, what time you left class, and how much time the teacher alloted for you to be gone (and if you are caught with an "expired" (outside of the alloted time) pass, you get truant no matter what.)

    - Must be in the cafeteria during lunch, and being late to lunch results in table washing and potential unexcused tardiness to next class

    - Cannot use the library unless you are with a class

    - Locker passes are NOT permitted at any times

    - Vending machines and Soda machines are turned off during school hours

    - Being in the hallway without a pass results in a two hour detention that if you do not serve within 48 hours results in 2 days suspension

    - ^ Same deal with being late to class

    ...The fact that some high schools allow people to leave during lunch and go in the hallways was news to me.
  • siglio21siglio21 Registered User Posts: 2,678 Senior Member
    since when were open campuses the norm? this isn't the 70's anymore...
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