• School Policies

    School policies as well as general information about school operations can be found in the Terra Nova High School STUDENT HANDBOOK.


    Detentions at Terra Nova last for approximately one half-hour. C.C.R. Title 5, Section 307 states that a pupil may be detained for no more than one hour.

    Students may choose to serve detention either before or after school. Occasionally, the administration will schedule a campus community service detention session which allows students to clear multiple detentions while contributing to the campus community.  These special detentions will typically involve some form of campus cleanup such as picking up trash around campus. 

    Students who fail to serve detentions in a timely manner, or who accrue detentions in excess of 4, may be assigned other consequences by the school’s administrative team. 

    Detention Hours:

    Morning Detention:

    Monday – Friday

    7:30 a.m. to 7:54 a.m.

    Afternoon Detention:

    Monday – Thursday

    3:20 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.

    Non Participation List

    Extracurricular activities are privileges. Violation of school policies and California Education Code may result in a student being added to the non-participation list. Students on the non-participation list may not participate in any sport, theater, band, or club activity, neither may they attend any school sponsored event including rallies, athletic events, dances, etc. Inclusion on the non-participation list is temporary (unless placement on the list results from a second violation of the school’s drug and alcohol policy).

    Classroom Discipline Policy

    Students who are sent out of class for disciplinary reasons will be subject to the following consequences enforced by faculty and administration.  Upon sending students out of class, faculty will notify the Vice Principal and Dean of Students in order to properly document and follow through with disciplinary actions.  Consequences for discipline violations may range from after school detention to off-campus suspension.