HLN Code of Conduct

  • We cheerfully and promptly obey the authority under which we are placed.
  • We may appeal respectfully and courteously. We do not argue or negotiate.
  • We love and honor one another.
  • We give encouragement to each other.
  • We do not point out the shortcomings of others in order to build ourselves up.
  • We tell the truth.
  • We do not disrespect the classroom and teacher by passing notes or otherwise interrupting.
  • We do not spread rumors or gossip.
  • We will not make excuses for our wrong actions but will admit them.
  • We avoid cliques, clubs, or games that exclude others.
  • When others are sorry, we forgive them.
  • When others are sad, we comfort them.
  • When we have work to do, we do it without complaining.
  • If we make a mess, we clean it up.
  • We treat one another with respect and patience.

Decorum for Live Classes:

  • Like an in-person HLN classroom, our online classrooms are informed by traditional pedagogy. A knowledgeable, enthusiastic teacher carefully leads students into an understanding of each subject. Classrooms are quiet, orderly, and disciplined. Lessons are incremental, content is age-appropriate. 
  • Log in several minutes early to ensure you are ready to start on time.
  • Come ready to participate fully.
  • Use your real name on the screen.
  • Use an unmodified background.
  • Be in dress code.
  • Turn your video on so your teacher can see you.
  • Raise your hand for permission to speak.
  • Have your device on a flat service, preferably at eye level.
  • Students’ full attention should be on the class and they should not communicate virtually during class on other devices with classmates or others (e.g. texting on a phone while in class on another device, or in another open window in the device).
  • Be prepared with class materials and pens/pencils/highlighters before class.
  • Take care of personal needs before class.