CCAVS Campus Style
An accredited Seventh-Day Adventist School
A member of the National Council for Private Schools
CCAVS seeks to fulfill the purpose of true education through the use of available
technology. We aim to introduce students to Jesus as their personal Savior and Lord
while preparing them to be productive members of society.
“True education means more than the pursual of a certain course of study. It means more
than a preparation for the life that is now. It has to do with the whole being, and with the
whole period of existence possible to man. It is the harmonious development of the
physical, mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in
this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come.”
Education, p. 13
Adventist Virtual School
Teaching Grades 5-10
In an On-line Environment
Interested in something different?
Looking for a change for your child’s educational experience?
Check out CCAVS.
Central Connecticut Adventist Virtual School offers grades 5-10 in an on-line environment. The method of
delivery is by video & voice conferencing, video streaming, controlled chat room sessions, e-mail,
telephone, and instant messaging (as deemed necessary) with each student. No complex technological
expertise is required. Some advanced classes may require a scanner and/or fax machine, webcam and
Each student receives daily one-on-one personal attention for every class.
This program is made-to-order for the following situations:
1. Elementary students who do not live near an Adventist school, since location does not limit anyone
from receiving this school’s services.
2. Students currently home schooling, since it relieves parents of the responsibilities of planning and
implementing the curriculum.
3. Students who do not live near an Adventist academy and wish to remain home for the first one or
two years of high school before going away to a boarding academy.
4. Students who need to make up a class during the school year or summer.
The school follows a modified Southern New England Conference educational calendar and uses the SNEC
curriculum. Ninth and tenth grade students living within the SNEC area may qualify for the Secondary
Educational Trust Fund Scholarship.
Three Angels Church
Newington, CT 06111
Han’s Groschel – Tel. 860-667-1669, or 860-285-8902,
Kevin Plaisted : Chair
Han’s Groschel: Administrator
Darlene Plaisted: Treasurer
Evelyn R. Marrero: Registrar
Elizabeth Lawson: Secretary
Richard de Meij: Teacher
Sue Meikle -- Principal – Tel: 269-471-3981
Richard de Meij –
Southern New England Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
History of the Central Connecticut Adventist Virtual School
In the winter of 1999, the Connecticut Valley Adventist Church of South Windsor, Connecticut launched
plans to begin a new strategy for Adventist Christian education. Because many Christians are isolated and
have limited educational options, an educational plan was developed to take advantage of the growing use
of the Internet. This plan provides families with a flexible educational program utilizing dedicated and
certified Adventist teachers.
The Central Connecticut Adventist Virtual School began its journey with the initial partners of Home Study
International and Convene, the largest dedicated educational server. Students and teachers from across the
United States began a new page of educational history in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. In August
2003 CCAVS migrated to a relationship with the Three Angels Seventh-day Adventist Church in
The school operates within the educational structure of the Southern New England Conference, but students
and teachers from across the country reside both inside and outside of the SNEC geographical area.
CCAVS has proven to be a viable option for students who do not live near an Adventist school, both those
who wish to remain in the home and those who would like to congregate in a group setting.
CCAVS has also successfully piloted a campus form of the virtual school. The campus model can be set up
in any location where a concentration of students exists. A local church, or even an existing church school,
can set up a room with internet access, provide a supervisor, and the students can then take classes. These
campus students have the benefit of being part of a community of students.
Each year an eighth grade graduation ceremony is held at the Three Angels Church for those students who
live within driving distance of the church, with some families driving as much as three hours to participate
in these well-attended functions. It may be possible to have graduation at your local church
Goals and Skills
One of the primary goals as a school is to help the students to be the persons God has called them to be
today, this year, and forever. Students, teachers, and parents work together, remembering that God is our
strength, Jesus is our Master Teacher, and the Holy Spirit is our Helper.
This “school without walls” has proven to be the context where teachers and students can develop a close
and meaningful relationship despite being geographically far apart.
Students enjoy learning, making friends with their classmates, and building a Christ-like character. The
personal discipline gained from this program aids students in their personal lives as they learn how to serve
God and their fellow men.
Students learn intrapersonal skills as they seek to understand themselves and their feelings. They learn how
to build and practice self-control and discipline, and to learn from experience.
Students practice interpersonal skills, such as developing friendships through communication, cooperation,
negotiation, sharing, empathizing, and listening.
Students respond to the limits of everyday life with responsibility, adaptability, flexibility, and integrity.
Students practice good judgment, as they use wisdom, evaluate situations, and make decisions based on
Under the guidelines of the Atlantic Union Conference and the Southern New England Conference, CCAVS
offers the following classes for the 2009 - 2010 school year.
Grades 5 – 8
Spanish (Optional - Additional fee)
Grades 9 & 10
Electives (arranged individually)
Spanish – All levels
Biology /w lab
Students purchase their own textbooks from a list of titles, ISBN numbers, publishers, and sources that will
be provided according to grade level. Books (both new or used) should be ordered as soon as possible after
receiving the list. Textbooks will be used at the onset of the school year. Do not make any marks in the
books until it is determined by the teacher that the book is the correct edition.
Note: CCAVS may have textbooks that students may take on loan and just pay for shipping and handling.
This is done on a first come first serve basis.
CCAVS SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR 2009-2010
26 First Day of School
7 Labor Day - No School
5-9 ITBS Testing
12 Columbus Day - No School
30 End of First Quarter
11 Veterans' Day - No School
26-27 Thanksgiving Break
21-30 (Jan. 1) Christmas Break
4 School Resumes
15 End of First Semester (2nd Quarter)
18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
15 Presidents' Day - No School
26 End of Third Quarter
29- April 2 Spring Break
19 Patriots' Day (Incentive Day) - School Open
24 Memorial Day - No School
4 Last Day of School
6 Graduation/Closing Program
Students are expected to attend class during regular class times. Daily attendance will be taken. A schedule
of classes and class times will be sent according to the grade level of the student. It is recommended that
this schedule be followed, since maximum benefit can be received using this structure. A student is present
when 3 core assignments are submitted by 2:00 p.m. (Bible, English, Reading, Mathematics, Social Studies,
or Science are considered “core subjects”) Remaining assignments need to be submitted before 8 A.M. of
the following day. This gives time for students to use after-school hours, if necessary, for finishing
assignments already begun during class time but not completed.
In the case of Friday classes or classes the last day before vacations, assignments must be submitted at least
by 8 A.M. the following school day, unless the student is notified regarding special deadlines for designated
In the case of specific individual student needs, parents, in consultation with the teacher, may make written
requests for time extensions or special arrangements, providing notification of need from the student’s
physician in the case of exceptions for medical necessity.
Parents are to e-mail or phone teachers if the student will not be working during school hours on a particular
day. Excused absences: Sickness, medical appointments, field trips to music clinics, art clinics, etc. Be
sure to prearrange all absences with teachers when possible.
If a student is working in a school setting, the student should be mindful of weather reports (especially in
winter), making sure to take books home when there is a chance of severe weather or snow. CCAVS has no
If the student is having computer problems on any given day, the teachers need to be notified by phone. If a
daily assignment has not been received from a teacher, be sure to phone or IM the teacher before class. In
case of an e-mail address change, please notify all teachers.
CCAVS will administer standardized achievement testing where possible. Parents will be notified in early
September regarding arrangements and the procedure to follow.
A report from each teacher will be sent to the parents at each mid-quarter point. A progress report will be
issued at the end of each quarter. Parents should acknowledge receipt of these reports by notifying each
teacher by e-mail or phone.
Students working at home are encouraged to take field trips to appropriate sites with parents. Students
doing their work in a school setting are encouraged to participate in the field trips planned by their
individual site. Be sure to notify teachers prior to any absences. Arrangements for assignments to be
completed, which were assigned for that day, will be made individually. We encourage students in every
conference to participate in various activities offered by their conference. These might include such
programs as Pathfinder activities, science fairs, music clinics, outdoor schools, and art clinics.
CCAVS trusts each student and parent to maintain high standards of honesty and ethical behavior. All
assignments submitted in fulfillment of course requirements must be the student’s own work. If any words
or ideas are used in assignments that do not represent the student’s original words or ideas, the student must
cite all relevant sources. Words or ideas that require citations include, but are not limited to, all hardcopy
and all electronic publications, whether copyrighted or not, and all verbal and visual communications clearly
originated from an identifiable source.
"Plagiarism is taking writings and ideas of another and making them your own without giving credit. This
will not be tolerated at CCAVS. If you plagiarize (copy) any information from a book or the Internet
without citing the reference(s), you will receive an F for the assignment and have to redo the assignment for
a top possible grade of C. All papers must be written in your own words. It is not enough to just rewrite
someone else's sentences. The best thing to do is to read your information, jot down key words, close the
reference, and write about what you read. Cutting and Pasting without citing reference is a form of
plagiarism. If you have been instructed by your teacher NOT to use outside helps including Internet sites
and you do, this is also considered plagiarism. Three plagiarized papers may result in your being expelled
from the class and/or CCAVS."
Each student will meet requirements of the Southern New England Conference and the Atlantic Union
Conference if all assignments are submitted in a satisfactory manner and a satisfactory grade is received. A
grade of “I” (Incomplete) will be given for legitimate reasons such as an illness or other emergency;
however, all incompletes must be removed within three weeks following the grading period.
Many local churches and conferences have scholarship funding available to assist family members
with the education of their children. We strongly encourage you to inquire regarding this possibility, and
we will be available to respond to any church inquiries regarding our school. The Southern New England
Conference does offer the SET fund for high school students in this program.
An eighth grade graduation ceremony is held at the end of the school year in the Three Angels S.D.A.
Church. All students who live close enough to drive to the church are encouraged to participate. For those
students living at a great distance, The school board will work with parents to help set up a program in their
home church if this is desired. Students must complete all requirements as set by the Atlantic Union
Conference Educational Code book in order to receive a diploma.
1. Students will need their own e-mail accounts separate from parent accounts.
2. Each day the student will access the personal e-mail account and print off the day’s assignments
from the teachers by the designated class time. Teachers may send assignments by the day or for the
3. Place the assignments received from each teacher in a 3-ring binder dedicated to assignments given
by that teacher. These assignments should never leave the binder until it has been determined that
all assignments for the quarter have been completed. Students can devise their own system for
making notations on the assignment sheet to indicate completion and submission of each assignment.
It is recommended that parents assist in this organization process.
4. All assignments are evaluated and returned to students via e-mail.
5. Each teacher will require specific procedures for each class. These will be sent to students
individually at the onset of school.
1. Post assignments to students and parents, providing all information necessary for the completion of
2. Respond to all student and parent e-mails in a timely manner.
3. Assist students in understanding lessons.
4. Provide weekly lists of any missing work.
5. Provide mid-quarter and quarterly grade reports.
6. Hosting classroom sessions at least twice a week per class
1. Set up a separate e-mail account for each student, along with AOL Instant Mail (IM) for the student.
2. Review assignments and student responses on a regular basis, preferably at least weekly. Students
are accountable to parents as well as to teachers.
3. Assist the student in organizing assignments and time. Supervise and assist the student and help him
or her understand the material, but do not do the work for the student.
4. Contact the teacher regularly through e-mail and/or telephone regarding any questions or comments
you may have. When using an e-mail address, be sure to use one that is not accessible to the student.
5. Notify the teacher of any anticipated student absences before the start of classes each day. Any
assignments missed because of absences will need to be made up.
6. Be sure that all books and materials are purchased and ready for student use at the appropriate times.
Be sure that the student has all materials necessary and at hand for every class, including the
assignment binder, paper, pencils, textbooks, Bible, hard copy of a dictionary, access to Spirit of
Prophecy books, etc.
7. Respond to the teacher upon receipt of mid-quarter and quarterly grade reports either by phone or
8. Demonstrate a courteous, respectful, Christ-like attitude toward the staff and the school family.
9. Parents are encouraged to institute “ Parental Control” software.
10. Your signature below indicates that you have read and agree to the above listed responsibilities.
Please mail with enrollment form.
1. Print all assignments received from teachers and place them immediately in a 3-ring binder.
2. It is a good idea to print any work you submit, placing it in another binder, in case there is a
transmission problem, or at least until it is ascertained that there is no problem with transmissions.
These printouts may also be used as working papers for making changes to assignments when
necessary. Do not erase any e-mails sent by the teacher.
3. Attend all classes on time and submit assignments daily. Be prepared by the beginning of each class
with all appropriate materials, including textbooks, assignment books, a hard copy dictionary, and
assignments that have been previously submitted.
4. Follow assignment procedures given by each teacher carefully for each class and for each
assignment in an organized manner. Ask questions.
5. Read over all written work to proofread and edit before submitting, making sure the assignment is of
the highest quality. Write with clarity and effectiveness. Make sure you have written exactly what
you intended to write.
6. All assignments need to be completed in the order they are sent by the teacher, since new learning
builds on past knowledge and experience.
7. Demonstrate a courteous, respectful, Christ-like attitude toward fellow students, teachers, and
supervisors. Realize that parents will be interested and involved in the daily school activities and
that students are responsible to parents as well as to the teachers.
8. Maintain absolute integrity. Honesty is expected. All work submitted must be the student’s own
9. Communicate to the teacher immediately if an assignment is not received by the beginning of class
or if your computer is not working.
10. Be aware of the weather reports, especially if schoolwork will be done in a place other than at home,
since school is held in all kinds of weather. Textbooks and the assignment books will be needed
11. Your signature below indicates that you have read and agree to the above listed responsibilities.
Please mail with enrollment form.
Technology Check List
Each student is expected to have the following minimal computer technology
throughout the program.
_______ Pentium III
_______ 1.0 Mhz CPU
_______ 40-60 MB Hard Drive
_______ 512 MB RAM
_______ 17 in. Monitor
________ CD –ROM Drive ( 8x or faster )
________Sound Card and Speakers
_______ Fax or Scanner ( High School Classes )
________ Internet Service Provider (Cable or DSL )
________ E – Mail Address
________ Internet Explorer 6.0 version
_________Microsoft excel software
_________Microsoft Word software
_________Microsoft PowerPoint software
_________Web cam ( sites may wish to set up one computer with web-cam )
Most computers already have many of these options. If you have any questions,
please contact CCAVS.
Tuition Fee Schedule
New Student: $100.00 Returning Student: $75.00 (Consecutive years only)
Option # 1 - Tuition Cost with Full Payment:
Grade 4: $ 1890
Grade 5: $ 1890
Grade 6: $ 1950
Grade 7: $ 2100
Grade 8: $ 2150
Grade 9: $ 2390
Grade10: $ 2550
Option # 2 - Tuition Cost with Payment Plan:
Grade 4: $2079 Initial 20% Deposit = $415
Grade 5: $2079 Initial 20% Deposit = $415
Grade 6: $2145 Initial 20% Deposit = $429
Grade 7: $2310 Initial 20% Deposit = $462
Grade 8: $2365 Initial 20% Deposit = $473
Grade 9: $2629 Initial 20% Deposit = $525
Grade 10: $2805 Initial 20% Deposit = $561
Tuition Payment Plan: (Based on balance after initial deposit is paid.)
Grade 5: $185
Grade 6: $190
Grade 7: $205
Grade 8: $210
Grade 9: $233
Grade 10: $249
* 9 equal monthly payments begin Sept. 1 – No savings.
** Full Payment by September 1 – Receive Savings
*** Non scheduled courses - $550.00 per class
Note: A late registration fee of $50 will be charged after August 1 enrollment.
1. Receive an early registration discount of $50 off the standard registration fee by submitting
your enrollment application before July 1.
2. A 10% family discount may be deducted for each additional student enrolled (immediate
Important Financial Information
Payment Due Dates:
Installments are due the first of each month beginning September 1, unless otherwise specified on your
invoice. Personal checks that are returned for insufficient funds by the bank will incur a fee of $25.
CCAVS reserves the right to deny credit on the basis of one’s credit history. The signer of the Financial
Application must be 21 years of age or older.
If the person responsible for payment of the student’s tuition includes someone other than the parent or
guardian signing the Financial Application, that person must also submit a completed and signed Financial
Application – Part 1. Please be sure to label the second copy as “Guarantor’s Copy” printed across the top
to help us in our approval process.
All discounts will be forfeited if your account becomes past due 30 days or longer, it will be considered
delinquent at this point. CCAVS may report delinquent accounts to a credit bureau. The Parent/Guardian
submitting the Financial Application agrees to pay all costs of collection on delinquent accounts. A late
payment fee of $25 per month will be charged until the amount due is paid.
If an unforeseen event creates a financial hardship that makes it impossible to make timely payments as
originally agreed, consideration may be given to those contacting the Treasurer of CCAVS in writing, prior
to being delinquent. Special payment arrangements may be possible, thereby avoiding late payment
penalties and non-access to classes. If the account becomes 60 days delinquent, access to class will be
denied (unless prior arrangements were made) and all services will be withheld.
Security Interest on Refunds
CCAVS refund policy for cancellation/withdrawal is based on the Distance Education and Training Council
Guidelines for tuition charges. Please remember that the registration fee is non-refundable. Requests for
cancellation and withdrawal must be submitted in writing within the time period specified.
1. Cancellation occurs if a student wishes to terminate a course or year of study before beginning it.
To qualify for a full refund, you must cancel within the first five business days after enrollment
has been processed. Call the school immediately at 860-667-1669 to ensure notification is made
within the time period. If you cancel a course after the first five business days from the date of
enrollment, but have not started class, a cancellation fee of $150 will be retained. The balance
paid will be refunded.
2. Withdrawal occurs if the student wishes to terminate a course or year of study after CCAVS
begins providing education services. If you wish to withdraw, a withdrawal fee of $150 will be
retained, after which you may expect a credit for tuition charges based on the following
1% - 10% of school year completed = 75% refund
11% - 25% of school year completed = 50% refund
26% - 50% of school year completed = 25% refund
51% and above of school year completed = No refund
The fees listed below may be charged to the student’s account during the course of study if these services
are received from the school.
Elementary Achievement Test Fee to be announced
Extension of Time Fee dependent on length of extension
(Per grade for gr. 4-6, per subject for gr. 7-10)
Late payment $25
Placement Test Fee depending on the test administered
Returned Check $25
Enrollment Form—School Year 2009-2010
Central Connecticut Adventist Virtual School
Mail Application to: Darlene Plaisted- D-8 Bradley Circle, Enfield, Ct 06082
or Fax to: 860-745-8279
Student Information – (Please print)
Name ________________________________________________________________ Male Female
Last First Middle
Social Security # _________________ Birthdate ____________________ Phone # _________________
Student e-mail address:______________________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian’s Name (circle one) ______________________________ Religious Affiliation _________
Day Phone#_____________ Evening Phone #______________ E-mail ______________________
Mailing Address: ________________________________________________________________________
Street Address City State Zip Code Country
Third Party Assistance for Tuition Payment (if any) _____________________________________________
Name of Person or Institution
Relationship of Third Party to Student ________________________ Amount of Assistance ____________
How did you hear about CCAVS? __________________________________________________________
Name of School Most Recently Attended ____________________________________________________
Address _____________________________________________________ Phone ___________________
Highest Grade Level Completed ____________________________ Grade of Enrollment _____________
Note: A current report card or transcript is required for enrollment in CCAVS. If homeschooled, the student
should be tested by the local school system and results submitted in place of transcripts or report card.
Circle one: Enclosed with this Enrollment Form. Will be submitted before school year begins.
I understand that: (1) enrollment is subject to CCAVS approval; (2) the student is allowed up to 11 months from date of
enrollment to complete each grade without additional tuition expense; (3) no submissions, exams, or grades/credit will be released
if the student’s account is not paid in full; (4) it is my responsibility to ensure that my CCAVS grades/credits will be accepted by
the school I attend and that my respective state requirements have been met; (5) the Enrollment Agreement is in effect for 11
months from the date of enrollment (proportionately less if enrolled for a partial year), and that CCAVS is under no obligation to
provide any service after the expiration of this agreement. Finally, I have read, understand, and accept the terms of enrollment
and the corresponding financial obligation as outlined in the School Bulletin.
Student’s Signature __________________________________________ Date: _______________
Parent/Guardian’s Signature ___________________________________ Date: _______________
Financial Application- 2009-2010
Central Connecticut Adventist Virtual School
Mail Application & Registration Fee.
Darlene Plaisted: D-8 Bradley Circle, Enfield, Ct. 06082 or Fax to: 860-745-8279
No application will be processed without registration fee.
Full Name of Parent or Guardian ____________________________ Social Security # __________________
Mailing Address: ________________________________________________________________________
Street Address City State Zip Code Country
Day Phone ______________________ Evening Phone ___________________ E-mail ______________
Student’s Name ____________________________________________ Grade of Enrollment ___________
Registration Fee Enclosed: (Circle one.) $100 for new student $75 for returning student
If you enroll before July 1, subtract $50 from the above fee and check here: _____
If you enroll after August 1, add $50 to the above Registration Fee, and check here: _____
Initial Deposit of 20% enclosed (See Fee Schedule) $____________________________________
Payment Option Selected: (Circle one.) Full Payment 9 Monthly Payments
If submitted after September 1, 2008, include one payment of Option Plan selected: $_____________
If enrolling more than one family member, check here. _____ (Complete a separate application for each student.)
Total amount submitted for this student: $_______________ (Make checks or money orders in US $ payable to
Credit Information: (Complete this information only if selecting Payment Option # 1 or # 2 above.)
Current Employer: _________________________ How Long? _________ Annual Income $ __________
Previous Employer: ________________________ How Long? _________ Annual Income $ __________
Other resources available to pay tuition: (Describe type, name, and amount; e.g. personal assets, church, or other
assistance, etc. If individual, see instructions for Financial Guarantor) _________________________
Terms of Agreement: I, the undersigned, promise to pay the entire tuition amount in accordance with the Payment Plan
selected. I understand that a student is not enrolled until the Registration Fee and 20% Initial Deposit have been received and this
Financial Application has been accepted. I also have read, understand, and agree to the terms of this application and the general
rules and regulations outlined in the bulletin.
Signature of Parent or Guardian: _______________________________________ Date:_______________________
Relationship to Student ________________________________________________
Central Connecticut Adventist Virtual School — www.adventist-home-school.com 860.667-
1669 — e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Record Release Form
It is absolutely necessary that we receive your child’s complete school records before admission. Please
use this form to grant CCAVS permission to obtain student’s academic records.
Mail form to: Darlene Plaisted- D-8 Bradley Circle, Enfield, CT 06082 or
Fax to: CCAVS -860-745-8279
Name__________________________________ Date of Birth______________________
City_________________ State___________ Zip___________
Phone Number_________________ Date of Request______________
School last attended_______________________________________________________
City____________ State_________ Zip___________
Phone Number ___________________________________
Please forward the academic and health records of the above student to the school address listed
(Signature of parent or guardian)____________________________ (Date)______________
Central Connecticut Adventist Virtual School
Han’s Groschel - Administrator
Windsor, Ct. 06095