Suspension

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  1. futuremid

    futuremid Member

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    So today I find out that I have been suspended for a day. Yesterday, I was just done putting up with the personal attacks from a specific teacher and went to sit in my car to talk to my sister. I needed to get my head together before I acted in such a way that could've harmed me or the teacher. I ended up truant for the next period ... which leads me to the question ....

    Will USNA mark me down for this ? Will they even see the one-day suspension ? I have never been in trouble with the law or school policy before. Hopefully, this doesn't affect my application ... :(
     
  2. mom3boys

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    Does your school include discipline on transcripts?
     
  3. Tachypsychia

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    My transcripts showed days absent and tardy. nothing else. I had a TON of suspensions and skipped quite a bit my earlier years. Get an unofficial transcript and see what it shows. I doubt it'll affect you in all honesty
     
  4. AikiBudo

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    I think most high schools do not show disciplinary actions on their transcripts and they are not public record but there is a question on college applications (including USNA) that ask if you have ever been suspended, etc.
     
  5. futuremid

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    Okay, I will check. As of now, I do not know if they show disciplinary actions.

    Super frustrated right now !! Just feel like this is really ridiculous. I'm being harassed by a teacher & end up truant. But thank you for the replies !!
     
  6. usafahopeful1

    usafahopeful1 Prospective Cadet 2017

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    Have you ever tried talking to your guidance counselor (or equivalent) about the teacher? It might be a little late for you personally to have anything changed, but it might keep someone down the line out of that problem.
     
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    Something you all need to remember here that if someone wants to find something out about someone they can. If you received a suspension, tell them. Because if you don't and they do know about and say to you. What about this suspension. Remember three little words you will be begin to live by: Honor, Courage, Commitment. Have the honor and courage to admit what you have done and to me that shows commitment.

    Good luck,

    RGK
     
  8. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Okay, I'm sorry, but this worries me even more than the suspension itself. You were honestly concerned about attacking the teacher? :confused: If so, especially as a MALO, it would make me wonder how you'll handle the stress of plebe summer with people constantly making (what could be construed as) "personal attacks".

    My advice would be:

    1. Definitely report this. All you need to have happen is for someone from USNA to call and inquire about your transcript or some missing document, etc. and just have someone in your guidance office say casually "oh, he's a great kid and don't worry about that one suspension" or something like that to get the red flag triggered. I've seen it happen for USMA to a kid both this year and last year who didn't report something (or reported it quite differently than the facts) and who were then immediately deemed "Disqualified" by USMA.

    2. Tone down the part I highlighted above. I would NOT mention that you were afraid that you were going to hurt yourself or someone else. Something more neutral like "I was very upset about a personal situation and needed some time to cool down so I went and sat in my car" is completely true and doesn't sound nearly as bad. Bottom line is you skipped a class - not a big deal in the overall scheme of life. If you can explain how you learned or grew from it, all the better to turn a con into a pro!
     
  9. futuremid

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    Thank you very much. Haven't had a chance to talk to the counselor. I found out right after school. By no means am I going to hide this suspension from USNA. I intend to tell them when I can and tell them why.


    I didn't mean "physically" harm him ahaha. I'm in a place spiritually where I need a lot of help, which I'm getting. I didn't want to say anything that wouldn't have been beneficial. In other words, I was trying to act in a righteous way, by talking over it with my sister instead of letting it just grow inside of me. I've tried talking to the staff about the teacher and nothing's happened, so at this point, I'm just enduring it. I know I was late to class and that was my responsibility to be on time, just needed to know how this is going to affect me in the long run. Thank you for all the input!
     
  10. Whistle Pig

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    Sounds to me like you're on the very right path. Growing. Doing the right things. As some other(s) suggested, while not pooh-poohing this, don't over-blow it either. Address it, pray for grace and mercy, receive it when it is delivered, give thanks, and move on. And learn from it all about all things important.

    Remember, your Creator only corrects those He loves and recognizes are missing His mark. So, consider this part of the process.
     
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    I was required to fill out a measurement form for percent body fat. I pushed the numbers a little because the actual % was lower than the one rendered using the measurements. I am within % standards according to NROTC and electronic tests.
     

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