During Student Review, faculty may name students for Enrollment Review consideration. With the recommendation of the Discipline Committee or at the discretion of the Assistant Head of School for Student Life and the Dean of Students, a student may also be placed on Enrollment Review at any point in the year for a repeated and ongoing failure to meet Deerfield’s expectations. A Review Committee (the adults in the community who work most closely with the student) is formed to monitor the student during this time. The specific nature of the concerns will determine the exact composition of the group; typically, some or all of the following adults are included: classroom teachers, faculty resident and/or advisor, cocurricular supervisor, Academic Dean, and Class Dean. The duration of a student’s time on Enrollment Review may vary but will be no less than two complete terms.
The progress of students placed on Enrollment Review will be discussed by the full faculty at the end of each term. At the end of two complete terms, the Review Committee will make a recommendation for further action to the Assistant Head of School for Student Life and the Dean of Students.
As with Probation, a student on Enrollment Review is asked not only to change the negative behaviors and attitudes that caused concern but also to actively, positively, and demonstrably contribute to the school community. Failure to respond to this requirement will result in the student’s dismissal. Similarly, students who violate a major school rule while on Enrollment Review will likely be dismissed.