Department of Defense Education Activity

School Handbook: Policies & Procedures

Our handbook provides information and guidance about school policies, procedures, and programs. The link to download the full document for your perusal offline is located on the right  link bar.


The faculty and administrators of Ankara Elementary / High School want to provide the best education possible for your child. In order to ensure the academic success of your child, cooperation in encouraging regular attendance is essential. Please be aware that another critical purpose of this policy is to provide a safe educational environment for our students. Parents and guardians are required to call the school to report their child's absence. Calls should be made to the office at the beginning of the school day between 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at (312) 287-2532.  


Parents must sign their Ankara Elementary / High School Student in or out through the main office when transporting their student on and off school property. Students who have legitimate reasons to leave school after the school day has started must be signed out in the main office. Parental approval must be obtained prior to signing out either through the presentation of a note or by telephonic contact. This rule applies to all students who will miss any class time. Any student older than 18 years of age must also comply with this rule.


A student's appearance must be appropriate for normal classroom instruction. Students who do not conform to this Dress Code will receive appropriate consequences and parents will be informed. Students' attire should not be a distraction to the normal educational process of the school. Dress should be in accordance with the Student/Parent Handbook. The link to download the full document for your perusal offline is located on the right  link bar.


Ankara Elementary / High School's Discipline Policy is based on compliance with DODEA Regulation 2051.1. This regulation, Department of Defense Education Activity Disciplinary Rules and Procedures, is available in the principal's office.

Discipline will be maintained at a high level, which will result in (1) maximum growth of the student in self‐control; (2) high regard for fellow members of the student body; and (3) pride in the school as a part of the community.

Principals have an obligation to keep the responsible military authorities informed of serious or repeated misbehavior when it is apparent such actions negatively impact the American reputation and position overseas. Principals also cooperate with the responsible military and community authorities providing requested information related to discipline and other issues.

The teacher is responsible for maintaining a classroom environment which best fosters the development of positive, self‐directed behavior. Each teacher enforces a classroom management plan approved by the administration. Students are given a copy of this plan within the first week of school. Plans are designed to encourage appropriate behavior and to involve parents in the disciplinary process for routine matters. When preventive measures, including teacher‐student conference and parental notification, have been unsuccessful and inappropriate behavior persists, teachers will refer the student to the administration for appropriate action.

Individual classroom teachers may develop more specific rules for students. Teachers may assign after school detention with a 24 hour notice.

When students do not adhere to the school or classroom rules, appropriate action will be taken to ensure that a positive learning environment exists for all students in the school. The school rules are in effect at all events sponsored by Bahrain Middle/High School to include after school and off campus.

To focus on academic and social growth, we use progressive steps in discipline matters when the learning environment or peaceful nature of the school environment is disrupted.

Computer/Internet User Policy

The Acceptable User Policy is included in the Registration Packet and must be signed by the student and the sponsor prior to student use of any computer in the school. Violation of this policy may result in the temporary or permanent loss of computer privileges. Loss of computer privileges does not excuse a student from work required on the computer. Instead it requires them to accomplish said work outside of school.


We use video surveillance equipment at the entrances of the school.


A student who withdraws from school with PCS orders within twenty (20) days of the end of a semester may be placed on an acceleration program that allows the student to earn full academic credit for the semester. The request for the acceleration program must be made through the principal's office at least thirty (30) days prior to the student's proposed withdrawal date. Teachers will provide additional assignments and assessment opportunities to cover the instructional time lost by the student's early departure. The completion of a semester examination may be required by the teacher. Please speak with counselors to obtain the earliest date for an acceleration program for the current school year. Classes in which the student is currently failing are not normally approved for acceleration. Acceleration programs are provided only in the case of PCS moves.