Forms and Policies

Compact of Understanding

This document was developed jointly by students, staff and families and represents the core values and expectations of SciTech. 
Compact of Understanding 2022-2023

SciTech Educational Equity Policy

We are pleased to share our Educational Equity Policy. An essential step to ensure that we are creating a more equitable school is to explicitly define what social justice is and what a commitment to creating a socially just and equitable learning environment looks like for our students. We believe that all members of the school community should understand the concrete actions and strategies that ensure more equitable outcomes for students that have been historically marginalized.

Families are asked to discuss this policy with your student, and you should feel free to email Dr. McNeil ([email protected]) any additional feedback that you would like to share. We appreciate your engagement in renewing a commitment to this important work.
SciTech Educational Equity Policy

SciTech Student Handbook

Cell Phone Policy

Students are allowed to carry cell phones as long as they are SILENCED and are not visible. Student should not use their cell phone for social media, as a camera, calculator, or text messaging, etc. from the beginning of the school day until the end of the school day. This includes smart watches and airpods/earphones. In addition, cell phones are not permitted during lunch and activity. Students may only use their cell phones before and after school. If parents/guardians must reach their student in case of an emergency, they may call the main office. A student is allowed to come to the main office to use their phone. Parents can also email their student on the student’s school email address. Violations of this policy will result in a referral and the cell phone being turned into the main office. Students who do not comply with handing in the phones will be subject to disciplinary action. Note: a teacher may allow students to utilize their cell phone for educational purposes aligned to the content of the course (e.g., educational applications).

Dress Code Policy

Technology Acceptable Use Policy

Today’s careers in science, technology, engineering and math, require students and professionals with 21st century technology skills and experience. At SciTech, we are committed to providing extensive and equitable access to computers and technology. Students at SciTech build skills and learn to use technology as a tool to achieve their dreams and aid in discovery and design.

Students and parents/guardians are responsible to know and follow the policies, procedures, and information in this document and the District Acceptable Use of Technology Policies. Furthermore, teachers may set additional requirements for the use of technology in their classrooms.
2021-2022 SciTech Acceptable Use Policy

SciTech Parent & Family Engagement Policy

Find the most updated Parent & Family Engagement Policy here. This document is updated annually.
2021-2022 SciTech Parent & Family Engagement Policy

PPS Student Code of Conduct 

Students at SciTech follow the Pittsburgh Public School’s Student Code of Conduct. 
Code of Conduct
6-12 Infractions