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Student Handbook and Policies

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook includes all of the important information needed for a successful school year, including information about the dress code, academic requirements, behavior policies and more. Students and parents/guardians are responsible for knowing the information within this handbook.

Handbook (PDF)

Anti-Discrimination Statement

Herron High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, gender identity, disability, religion, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, or any characteristic that is legally protected under applicable local, state or federal law in the administration of its educational policies, behavior policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, food service and athletic or other school-administered programs.

Herron High School abides by the Indiana Civil Rights Laws (I.C. 22-9-1), Title VI and VII (Civil Rights Act of 1964), the Equal Pay Act of 1973, Title IX (Educational Amendments), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 USCS § 12101,et.seq.). Complaints regarding acts of sexual discrimination or harassment in violation of Title IX requirements should be filed with Herron Classical Schools' Title IX Coordinator, Karen Abercrombie Lalioff, by email at, by phone at 317-231-0010 x1113, or by filling out a Report of Harassment form available from Student Services or any school administrator.

Inquires regarding compliance by Herron High School with Title IX and other civil rights laws may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, Herron High School, 110 E. 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-4544.

Title IX Anti-Harassment Statement

Policy Regarding Sexual and Other Harassment

Equity Statement

Directory Info/FERPA Opt-Out Policy

Federal Title I Compliance Notification 

Notificación De Cumplimiento Del Título Federal I Derecho De Los Padres A Saber  (Parent Right-to-Know Letter Notification, Spanish)

Notification of Rights Under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)

HCS Annual Notice of Rights on Student Records 

HCS Civil Conduct Policy

Title I Complaint Procedures 

Herron Classical Schools Asbestos Management Plan

Indiana Department of Education GPS (Graduates Prepared to Succeed) Report 2023: Herron High School GPS Report


If you live in any of the following situations:

  • In a Shelter
  • In a Motel or campground due to lack of accommodation
  • In a car, park, abandoned building or bus/train station
  • Doubled up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship

You may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act.

McKinney Vento Law

Homeless Students' Rights

Federal Resource Directory: 

Mental Health Care Providers/Resources and Community Resources

Homeless Liaison for the State of Indiana

Flora Jones

Director of Student Pathways & Opportunities and Charie Gibson, Homeless Education Specialist


Referendum Compliance

Naturalization Examination (IC 20-30-5-7-(d)

Each student enrolled in a U.S. Government course where credit is awarded for General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, or Core 40 with Technical Honors designation is required to take the naturalization examination provided by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as administered by the student's high school. U.S. Government courses include Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, dual credit, and Cambridge International courses. Students do not need to pass the naturalization examination in order to pass the U.S.Government course. Retests are not required or published in the results. 

Indiana Code 20-30-5-7(d) requires, not later than November 1, and not later than November 1 each year thereafter, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) to report student data from the naturalization examination to the Indiana General Assembly.