• MCEC Flex Contract

    Montgomery County Early College

    Flex Campus Contract

    What is Flex Campus?

    MCEC provides classroom space and resources for students to be on campus all day; however, the Flex Campus Contract permits junior/senior MCEC students 16 years of age or older (with a driver's license) to leave campus when they do not have a scheduled class or another assigned school obligation. Based on programming and class schedules, Flex Campus may not always be available.  Flex campus is a privilege, not a right, which can be revoked at any time. 

    Who has access to Flex Campus privileges?

    MCEC juniors and seniors who are at least 16 years of age and in good standing both academically and behaviorally have flex campus privileges. A signed parent permission form must be on file at the front reception desk. It should be noted that students can have their privileges revoked at any time.


    Flex Criteria


      1. Academic – A student must maintain good academic standing in order to be eligible to go off-campus during seminar periods.  If a student earned a grade below 70% in a college class the previous semester, falls below a 70% in any class during the current semester, or currently has an Incomplete in a college class, the student will not be allowed to go off-campus during seminar until they have re-gained their academic eligibility and the student has received approval from administration.
      2. Attendance – A student must be in good standing with their attendance record.  If a student has 2 absences from any college class or 3 absences in a high school class in a semester, the student will not be allowed to leave campus.
      3. Discipline – Students must remain in good behavioral and disciplinary standing.  A student who violates MCEC Student Code of Conduct or violates any of the standards set forth by MCEC will not be allowed flex campus privileges at the discretion of the principal. 
      4. Fees – Student must not owe any fees (not including calculator or fob fees).


    What is the process for leaving campus for students who are eligible?

    1. A signed permission slip must be verified and on file with the front desk and students must have completed and turned in the MCEC parking permit contract.
    2. Students must attend and sign in to one seminar class daily, complete weekly assignments, and verify academic progress.
    3. Students must have a break between classes of at least 60 minutes in order to leave campus.
    4. Students must SIGN IN at the Front Desk if they arrive to campus after 8:00. Students are required to sign OUT of the building at the Front Desk before leaving and sign back IN at the Front Desk upon return.
    5. Students must not owe any fees. (not including calculator or fob fees).
    6. The student's attendance, discipline, and grades will be checked weekly by their seminar teacher. The student must be given the ‘All Clear’ by front reception in order to leave.
    7. Reviews of each eligible student will be conducted on a weekly basis.  
    8. Any attendance or tardy issues will be dealt with under MCEC’s Attendance Policy and open campus privileges will be revoked.


    Under what circumstances will a student lose the privilege to leave the campus during an open period or lunch?

    Students may lose open campus privileges because of disciplinary, attendance, or academic infractions at the discretion of the administration. -Noted infractions include but are not limited to the following:

    • Not signing in, out, or back in at the Front Reception Desk
    • Leaving with active Disciplinary Issues
    • Leaving while not in good academic standing (below a C or have an Incomplete in a college class)
    • Leaving without a Signed Waiver on file
    • Leaving with excessive absences (no more than 2 absences in a college class or 3 absences in a high school class per semester – students must sign-in to seminar daily)
    • Driving other students without permission.
    • Owing fees.


    What happens if a student does not arrive to campus on time and is late for a class or skips a class entirely?

    It is considered an unexcused tardy or unexcused absence. Students are responsible for missed work and course credit may be in jeopardy. In addition, flex campus privileges will be revoked.


    When a student has an open seminar period and does not have an assigned class, where can he/she go to remain on campus?

    Students will report to their assigned seminar teacher and may be granted permission to go to the cafeteria, student lounge, and/or library. 


    What are some other considerations of Flex Campus?

    MCEC students are a representation of the school as a whole. Revocation of flex campus privileges will also occur if the student behaves in a way off campus that reflects poorly on the school community.