Code of Conduct
The following principles should be a guide by which all students conduct themselves. Our young people need to realize they are accountable before the Lord for their own behavior and actions. Our Code of Conduct is based upon a simple acrostic, GOD:
Each teacher, administrator, student and parent will adhere to the principles in
- G ive the speaker your full attention (this means to both teachers and students)
- O nly use appropriate/kind words (this includes words spoken to one another as well as about one another)
- D on’t be a space invader (keep your hands to yourself, remain in your assigned spot)
In regard to conflict with any student, teacher, parent or administrator of HCA, we will strive to handle this type of situation in a way that would honor Christ and go directly to the person(s) involved in an effort to make peace. Gossip will not be tolerated.
- Rom 12:18: If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
- Matthew 18:15-16: If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’
In a desire to maintain Christian standards and to provide a positive atmosphere for learning for everyone in the program we adopt the following policies:
Each teacher will be responsible for enforcing the Code of Conduct in his/her own class according to the following procedure:
1. The teacher will attempt to instruct the individual privately regarding correction of the inappropriate behavior with respect to a violation of the Code of Conduct.
We desire to keep the lines of communication open with parents about the progress of their students. If parents will keep us informed of any concerns or problems as well, we will be able to work together to create a safe and rewarding atmosphere for all of the students at HCA.
2. If a student continues to display behavior which is in direct conflict with the Code of Conduct the teacher will contact the parents. Unacceptable behavior includes the following:
a. Verbal or physical harassment of others.
Unacceptable behavior can result in a student being placed on probation for one month or the parent will be required to attend class with their student.
c. Disobedience to classroom instruction.
d. Damage to church or personal property.
e. Unwillingness to positively apply themselves to learning.
3. If the behavior is not corrected when a child returns, he/she may be suspended from classes for the remainder of the year. Decisions for probation or suspension will be made by the HCA administration in close consultation with teachers and parents.
4. We are aware that children need time to adjust to the characteristics of classroom instruction. We will make every effort to help children who want to make that adjustment.