School Policies

Lunch & Closed Campus
Juniors and Seniors who have a record of positive behavior outside the school and no record of cuts before or after lunch will be allowed to go off campus for lunch. Students are expected to leave the building only during their lunch periods. Off campus lunch privileges may be revoked if students leave early, arrive late, or have discipline issues on or off-campus.


Identification (ID) Cards
All students who took an ID photo during QuickStart or have a photo in the system will receive a student ID on the first day of school. This ID must be worn around the neck at all times when on campus to ensure that everyone inside our school is a part of the LPHS family. Students are not allowed to cover up, deface or alter the identification card in any manner. Temporary IDs are available at the entrances of the Main Building and the Freshmen Building. A $1.00 debt will be charged to any student in need of a Temporary ID. Replacing the permanent ID costs $10. 


Cell Phones/Electronic Devices
Students may use their electronic devices appropriately when on campus in accordance with CPS policy and at the discretion of school staff. Video recording, except for direct educational purposes and with the consent of all subjects of the recording, is prohibited. In each classroom and common area, a stoplight will be posted indicating the expectations for allowable cell phone/electronic device use.


RED: Cell phones should not be seen or heard.
YELLOW: Cell phones are allowed for class-specific tasks designated by the staff member.
GREEN: School-appropriate use of phones as defined by the Student Code of Conduct


Staff members may confiscate any electronic device a student uses inappropriately during class or in common areas. Students who violate this policy will also face disciplinary action up to and including a conference with parents/guardians, the loss of privileges to attend extracurricular activities, detention, and in-school suspension.


Hall Passes
All students in the hallway after the bell should have a hall pass. If they do not have a hall pass, staff in the hallway will return them to class for a pass.


Dress Code
Student clothing should cover all areas normally covered in a professional setting (chest, mid-section, thighs…). Additionally, clothing with profanity, sexual content, and/or any tobacco, alcohol, or drug products or references is prohibited. We do not allow labels, symbols, and/or markings that display gang affiliation and/or are derogatory in nature, or any items that will disrupt the orderly educational process of the school.


Parking Lot
The parking lot is for staff only. For everyone’s safety please adhere to the following:

  • Students are not allowed to park in or drive through the staff parking lot.
  • For their safety, students are not allowed walk through the parking lot.
  • Anyone dropping a student off may not drive through or turn around in the parking lot. Drop-offs should occur on Armitage or on one of the side streets around the school.

Tardiness/Class Cuts
Students who are tardy to class 5 times will receive a detention. Students who arrive to class more than 10 minutes late, leave class with a pass for more than 10 minutes, or leave class without permission are “cutting” class and will receive an automatic detention.


Detention Policies
Detentions can take many forms, and students are encouraged to participate in more restorative “detention replacements” like tutoring sessions or teacher/school support opportunities which will come up periodically throughout the year. Students who accumulate over 5 detentions are subject to mandatory Saturday or lunch detentions.


Internet/Network Use
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students may use the various resources provided by the CPS Network for educational-related activities. Parental consent must be given in order for students to be granted CPS Network privileges. Improper use of the CPS Network or Information Technology Devices is prohibited. Engaging in any improper use will result in the suspension of network privileges as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct (SCC). Improper uses include:

  • Accessing, distributing, or downloading non-educational materials
  • Any unauthorized use of the network or IT device
  • Knowingly or intentionally spreading viruses
  • Intentionally avoiding or attempting to avoid network security through proxy servers, etc.
  • Intentionally causing or attempting to cause all or a portion of the CPS Network to become inoperable

Locks & Lockers
All lockers are the property of Lincoln Park HS and may be subject to random searches as necessary or warranted according to the Student Code of Conduct. LP students are assigned a locker and locker partner for the school year. Additionally, students must purchase and use an LPHS lock. Locks cost $10.00 and may be purchased in the Main Office. Any non-LPHS lock will be removed from a student’s locker. Students are advised to securely lock all of their belongings in their assigned locker and are prohibited from sharing their locker with students who are not assigned to it. Furthermore, students are responsible for all items in their assigned locker.


Student Code of Conduct & Restorative Practices
The LPHS community expects the highest standards of honesty, ethical behavior, responsibility, and self-discipline from all students whether on or off campus; before, during, or after school hours. In partnership with UMOJA, LP uses Restorative Justice to address student behavior to get to the root of student issues, thus increasing in-class time and academic engagement. Restorative Justice also creates, builds, and sustains a sense of community which leads to increased rapport and accountability for all students and adults. Using the principles of restorative justice with the guidance of the CPS Student Code of Conduct, Lincoln Park HS promotes reflection, responsibility, restoration and reconnection.

Reflection: Understand the impact of your actions on self, others, and the LP community.
Responsibility: Take ownership of your words and actions.
Restoration: Repair the harm caused by your actions.
Reconnection: Rejoin your LP community.


Student Fees/Online Fee Payment
School fees, Fall Sports’ fees, and specialty class fees should all be available in ASPEN. Simply log onto ASPEN’s parent portal, and pay the fees using a credit card. If you would prefer to pay in cash, please submit payment in the main office.


Debts/Fines: Students who accrue fines/debts throughout the school year are responsible for paying those debts as they occur. It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of accruing debts. Examples of items a student can be charged for include: Temporary IDs, ID card replacement, damaged or unreturned books/material, damage to school property etc.