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PHILOSOPHY

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									                               TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction to Christian Academy of Prescott………………………………...3
Philosophy…......................................................................................................4
Non-Discrimination Policy
Admissions
Admissions Procedure.……………………………………………………........5
Re-Enrollment Procedure……………..………………………………………...6
Waiting List…………………………………………………………………….7
Scholarship and Tuition Assistance
Tuition and Fee Schedule
Refunds and Withdrawals………………………………………………………8
Tuition Payment Policy
Milk and Lunch Tickets
Student Dress Code……………………………………………………………..9
Attendance…………………………………………………………………….13
Arrival and Departure Time…………………………………………………...14
Closed Campus
School Weather Closures
Absences………………………………………………………………………15
Truancy………………………………………………………………………..16
Total Allowed Absences
Tardiness
Medical and Health……………………………………………………………17
Injury Report…………………………………………………………………..18
Medical Emergencies
Medical Release Form………………………………………………………...19
Prescription Drugs
Non-Prescription Drugs………………………………………………………20
Academics
Chapel
Conferences
Progress Reports………………………………………………………………21
Development of Study Skills
Homework Folders……………………………………………………………22
Assignment Books
General Homework Policy K-8……………………………………………….23
Make-up Work Policy…………………………………………………………24
Jr. – High Policies
Plagiarism/Cheating
Report Cards…………………………………………………………………..25
Incompletes/Failures
Christian Junior Honor Society
Citizenship…………………………………………………………………….26
Classroom Projects/Required Hours…………………………………………..27
Conduct/Discipline……………………………………………………………28
Probation………………………………………………………………………29
Suspension
Expulsion……………………………………………………………………...30
Communication……………………………………………………………….31
Announcements
Newsletter
Parent Communication
Student Communication……………………………………………………….32
Safety and Security……………………………………………………………33
Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures
Fingerprinting
School Lockdown
Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Possession……………………………………..34
Weapons and Violence Policy
General Information…………………………………………………………...35
Association of Christian Schools International
Donations……………………………………………………………………...36
Financial Responsibility
Insurance
Library (Church)………………………………………………………………37
Lost and Found
Lunch Program
Phone and Message Policy
Parent-Teacher Fellowship……………………………………………………38
School Rules
Statement of Faith……………………………………………………………..40
CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF PRESCOTT functions as
a nondenominational Christian School. Although a
ministry of First Baptist Church, C.A.P. is governed by its
own Board of Directors with an Administrator to oversee
the day to day operations.

      HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF
                  PRESCOTT

The Christian Academy of Prescott was founded in 1981
with forty-two students in grades Kindergarten through 6th.
Over the next several years, it was expanded to a
Kindergarten through 8th grade program. Our student body
is comprised of families that represent 26 area churches.
The school is composed of three divisions:

       1)      Preschool, which includes ages 3 through
               Pre-Kindergarten
       2)      Elementary, which includes Kindergarten
               through 5th grade
       3)      Mid-High, which includes 6th through 8th
               grade


              MISSION STATEMENT

     “GROWING KIDS IN CHRIST” (Luke 2:52)


                         VISION
Our vision, in partnership with Christian parents, is to
provide a nurturing, Christ-centered educational
environment fostering spiritual, academic, physical and
social excellence based on the truth that Christ is central to
all learning and living. Our educational goals are based on
Luke 2:52: "And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, in
favor with God and men."
                    PHILOSOPHY

Our commitment is to help children develop a Christian
worldview, including the development of character, values,
peacemaking skills, respect for others and a biblical
standard of ethics. At CAP our students are treated
individually and offered a variety of ways to succeed
academically, spiritually, physically, and socially.


NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Christian Academy of Prescott does not deny entrance to
the school based on race, color, sex, or national origin. As
a ministry of First Baptist Church and in line with the
beliefs and teachings of the church, Christian Academy
considers homosexuality to be a lifestyle choice and stands
in opposition to our understanding of a model Christian
lifestyle. We require families to agree with the Academy’s
“Statement of Faith” before they enroll their children in the
school’s Kindergarten through eighth grade program.




                     ADMISSIONS

Admission to C.A.P. is considered a privilege and is
contingent upon academic achievement, character, good
citizenship and a positive attitude towards Christian values.
Final acceptance is based upon personal interview,
references grades and the applicant's desire to attend.
C.A.P. reserves the right to deny admission or continued
enrollment to any applicant it determines to be unqualified
on the basis of personal conduct, character or academic
preparation inconsistent with the purposes, objectives and
religious tenets of the school.
Students applying must be academically capable of being
educated at C.A.P. Students must show through formal or
informal tests, prior grades and other recommendations that
they can perform within the scope of our academic
offerings.     Students with academic deficiencies or
manageable learning disabilities are encouraged to apply
and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students
expelled from another school are ineligible.


ADMISSIONS PROCEDURE

Complete the Enrollment Application and submit:

             Processing Fee
             Birth Certificate
             Immunization Record
             Parent Commitment Form
             Parent Testimonies
             The three most recent year's report cards and
              the most recent year's standardized test
              results
             Signed record release from previous school
             Emergency Information Form and Field Trip
              Permission Slip for the current year


JR-High (6th-8th) applicants also will be responsible for
filing the following:

             Three Recommendation forms (pastor or
              church leader, an adult friend and a former
              teacher or principal).
             Student applicant form and testimony,
              completed by the student.
The completed packet will be reviewed by the Admissions
Review Committee. A placement test will be administered
by the Christian Academy if report cards and previous
year's standardized test scores are not available or if
deemed necessary by the Admission Review Committee.

Upon receipt of the completed admission packet and
accompanying processing fee, the school office will contact
the parents to set an appointment time for an interview with
the Admissions Review Committee. Each prospective
student will be interviewed along with custodial parents
before admission is approved. The parents must be born-
again, Bible- believing, Christ-honoring Christians. (An
exception may be made when only one parent is a born-
again believer, provided the non-believing spouse agrees to
support the Biblical teaching of the school.)

Following the interview, parents will be notified in writing
and/or by telephone of the decision regarding acceptance or
denial. Admission is not based solely on a first-come, first-
serve basis. Extenuating factors include, but are not limited
to, Christian testimony, other children in the family
applying, past academic records, test scores, other non-
academic talents, past discipline records and availability of
space. Upon acceptance into the school, the registration fee
is due and payable.

RE-ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE

Registration for previously enrolled students begins in the
spring. Completion of the re-enrollment forms and
payment of the re-registration fee will ensure a place for the
child during the next school year. Parents risk the
possibility of losing a place for their child for the new
school year by delaying in the re-enrollment process.

Students presently enrolled at C.A.P. will be reviewed by
the Admissions Review Committee on an annual basis.
Students will only be re-admitted based on a satisfactory
record in academic subjects, conduct and spiritual growth.

WAITING LIST

Once a maximum number of students have been enrolled
for a class, a waiting list will be started. Parents will be
notified when an opening becomes available. Parents are
asked to respond promptly to the opening so if they decline,
it may be offered to another student.

SCHOLARSHIP AND TUITION ASSISTANCE

Current scholarship information and application forms are
available through the school office. Families from all
financial levels attend C.A.P. and we are always seeking
ways to provide tuition assistance. Scholarship application
and review is handled discreetly by a special committee of
caring people who are independent of the daily running of
the school. The applicant may be assured of anonymity in
the application process to protect financial information. If
you are interested in having students at C.A.P., but may
need tuition assistance, please contact the school office and
they will put you in touch with the appropriate individuals.
Scholarships are only applied towards tuition.
Scholarship monies may not be applied towards hot
lunches, late fees or any other service CAP provides or
any other fees which CAP charges.

TUITION AND FEE SCHEDULE

Registration Fee:

Preschool                                            $ 50.00
New Student Processing (K-8)                           50.00
Kindergarten and Elementary (K-5)                     160.00
JR-High (6-8)                                         185.00
Tuition:

A tuition rate sheet is available at the office.

REFUNDS AND WITHDRAWALS

No refund will be made in case of absence from school due
to illness or other reason. The school expenses continue
whether the child is present or absent. If it becomes
necessary to withdraw your child from school, please notify
the office as soon as you know when the child's last day
will be. Tuition charges continue until the date of official
notice or withdrawal, either by phone or in writing, is given
to the office. C.A.P. requires a two-week advance notice of
withdrawal. If this notice is not given, accounts will be
charged. This applies even though the child has been
absent from school previous to the date of withdrawal.
Refunds for tuition will be made on a prorated basis.
Registration and processing fees are not refundable.

TUITION PAYMENT POLICY

All account balances, other than current month daycare
charges are due on or before the 10th of the month. An
account is declared delinquent on the 11th and a 10%
charge is added. No child shall continue attendance once
the family account becomes 30 days delinquent unless
acceptable payment arrangements have been agreed upon
by the School Administrator. Extenuating circumstances
must be discussed with one of the office assistants prior to
the account becoming delinquent. There will be a $25
charge on all non-sufficient funds checks.

MILK AND LUNCH TICKETS

Billing statements (when it applies to you) include, tuition
charges, daycare charges, tardy fees, late bill fees,
scholarship money received and applied, hot lunch tickets,
and milk tickets. If your child orders a lunch or a
milk and you have not purchased a lunch or
milk ticket, the lunch nor the milk will be
ordered for your child. You must purchase a
lunch or milk ticket (10 or 20 lunches or milks)
BEFORE your child may order a lunch or milk.
There are NO REFUNDS for lunch or milk
tickets. All hot lunches include one, white milk or one,
chocolate milk. You will have to purchase a milk ticket if
you want your child to have more than one milk.

             STUDENT DRESS CODE

The school’s Administrator is the final judge of what is
appropriate. DRESS CODE APPLIES AT ALL SCHOOL
FUNCTIONS. A “Dress Code Violation Form” is to be
filled out whenever a student is breaking the dress code.

*Gum is not allowed on school grounds.
GENERAL STANDARDS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

*      No clothing article with inappropriate logos will be
       allowed.
*      No undergarments, including under shirts and
       thermal shirts, should be showing.
*      All shirts must be worn tucked in (even when arms
       are raised), with the exception
       of CAP sweatshirts.
*      Sandals, clogs, heelies may not be worn. Socks or
       tights must be worn with       shoes.
*      No platform shoes. Heels may be no higher than 1
       ½ inches in height.
*      No hats are allowed in the building.
*      All shirts, blouses, and dresses must have sleeves.
*     Jeans and pants must fit no lower than 1 inch below
      the waist and be without
      holes or ragged edges.
*     Hairstyles should be neat and natural. No coloring,
      bleaching or streaking
      allowed. Extreme fads that call attention to the
      student are not permitted
      (i.e.: tails, hair in face, unnatural colors.)
*     No face piercing, body piercing, tattoos (even if
      temporary), writing or drawing            on the body
      allowed. (Note: Students who have tattoos prior to
      entering CAP must keep them covered by clothing
      at all times.)

PANTS (boys and girls)

*     Denim jeans, solid blue or black. Limited to the
      following types of fit: “relaxed,   slim, boot cut
      or regular”. (“baggy”, “wide leg”, “wide flared” or
      “low rise” jeans not allowed)
*     Uniform slacks may only be worn in navy or khaki.
*     No other jeans or slacks may be worn.

SHORTS (boys and girls)

*     Uniform shorts may only be worn in navy or khaki.
*     Minimum length of shorts is 3 inches above top of
      kneecap.

SKORTS / SKIRTS / JUMPERS

*     Uniform skirts must be worn only in the following
      styles and colors: Pleated         (navy or plaid);
      Straight (navy or khaki). No other type of skirt may
      be worn. Acceptable plaid patterns are: navy/red,
      burgundy, green and blue/red.
*     Uniform jumpers must be worn in navy, khaki or
      navy/red, burgundy, green and blue/red plaid.
*     Mid High girls may wear denim skirts with the
      following requirements: Skirts must be worn at the
      knee or longer. The kick vent (slit) cannot come
      more than 2 inches above the back or front of the
      knee. Skirts are not to have faded/worn look or
      raged hem line. Mid High girls may also wear long
      skirts in navy and khaki colors only.
*     Minimum length of skorts, skirts and jumpers is 2
      inches above top of kneecap.

SHIRTS (boys and girls)

*     Uniform polo shirts, long or short sleeve, may only
      be worn in navy, red, white, light blue, burgundy,
      khaki or forest green only.
*     Uniform turtleneck or mock turtleneck shirts, long
      or short sleeve in navy, red, white, light blue,
      burgundy, khaki or forest green only.
*     Uniform oxford shirts, long or short sleeve in pale
      blue and white only.
*     No other type of shirt may be worn, including long
      sleeve patterned shirts underneath polo shirts.
*     On T-Shirt days only the t-shirts designed for
      C.A.P. by C.A.P. teachers & Action Graphics may
      be worn. Any other kind of t-shirt will be
      considered a dress code violation.

SWEATERS AND VESTS (boys and girls)

*     Sweaters and v-neck vests may be worn in navy,
      red, white, burgundy, khaki or forest green only.
*     No other type of sweater or vest may be worn.

SWEATSHIRTS (boys and girls)

*     Christian Academy sweatshirts may be worn with
      polo, turtleneck/mock turtleneck or oxford shirts.
    Colors of CAP sweatshirts may be red, navy, white,
    light blue, burgundy, khaki or forest green only.
*   No other type of sweatshirt may be worn.
OUTERWEAR (boys and girls)

*    Jackets of personal choice (no inappropriate logos).
     Jackets are not allowed to be worn in the classroom.
*    CAP hooded, zip front sweatshirt

BELTS

*    Belts are optional. If worn, belts must be solid
     colored brown, black or navy.


SOCKS

*    Tights or socks must be worn.

SIZING

*    All clothing must be no more than one size larger or
     smaller than student’s natural size.

ADDITIONAL STANDARDS FOR BOYS

*    Hairstyles must be neat, natural and of natural color.
     The length should not extend beyond the middle of
     the ears or hang over the collar. Bangs should not
     extend beyond the eyebrow.
*    Earrings are not allowed.
*    Tattoos of any kind (even if temporary) are not
     allowed. (Note: Students who have tattoos prior to
     entering CAP must keep them covered by
     clothing at all times.)


ADDITIONAL STANDARDS FOR GIRLS
*       No acrylic nails allowed. Nail color must be
        tasteful in appearance.
*       Hoop and dangling earrings or ear cuffs are not
        allowed.
*       No more than 2 earrings per ear are to be worn and
        earrings may be worn on the earlobes only.
*       Grades 6, 7 and 8 may modestly utilize cosmetics.

QUALITY OF CLOTHING

*       J.C. Penney brand and Frenchtoast brand or any
        other brand of equivalent quality is allowed.


                    ATTENDANCE

                      School Hours
        KINDERGARTEN THROUGH JR-HIGH

           Elementary school begins:    8:00 a.m.
           Jr. High begins:             7:45 a.m.
           Dismissal (K-8th):           2:30 p.m.

                       PRESCHOOL
                      Five days a week
    8:30 – 11:30 a.m.            Age 3 – Jr. Kindergarten

                     CHILD CARE
              (Preschool through 5th Grade)

        7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.          Monday – Friday
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIME

Students should arrive at school shortly before classes
begin. Students may not arrive more than fifteen (15)
minutes before school begins. The Academy cannot be
responsible for students during unsupervised times.
Students go to the classroom immediately upon arrival.

CLOSED CAMPUS

The Academy is a “closed campus.” This means that
students may not leave the campus after arriving at school
until they leave for home at dismissal time.

In the event the student needs to leave the campus during
school hours for the purpose of doctor’s appointments, etc.,
parents or a designated adult are required to sign the
student out in the office. Parents may specifically request
that a student NOT attend an activity.

SCHOOL WEATHER CLOSURES

In the event that road or weather conditions make it unsafe
to hold classes, parents will be notified of school closure or
delay via the radio. If weather conditions are questionable,
please tune in to one of the radio stations listed below or
log onto our website. Radio announcements will be made
approximately every twenty to thirty minutes starting at
6:00 a.m. One of the two inclement weather plans below
will be followed:

FULL DAY SCHOOL CLOSURE If Prescott Unified
School District declares a snow day, C.A.P. will also be
closed. All children and school employees should stay
home and not attend school that day.

ABBREVIATED SCHOOL SCHEDULE If the
Prescott Unified School District declares a shortened
snow day schedule, C.A.P. will do the same. All C.A.P.
classes will be delayed either one or two hours (as
announced on one of the radio stations listed below).

Radio Stations:
FM                                     AM
KGCB         90.9                      KNOT            1450
KNOT         99.1                      KQNA            1130
KAHM         102.1                     KYCA            1490
KPPV         106.7

Website:               www.cap-prescott.com

ABSENCES

In the event a child is unable to come to school due to
illness or emergency, parents are to call the office (445-
2565) in the morning. If parents know in advance that
their child will be absent for any reason, they are to fill out
a notification form and file it with the office so the staff
knows the child is absent and not missing or truant.

If a child has been absent for the first part of the school
day, they must go to the office and get an Admit Slip
before they are allowed to attend class. When a child has
an excused absence, homework request must be received
by 10:00 a.m.

The most common reason for excused absences is illness.
Approved excused absences include: illness of student,
bereavement, dental or medical appointments, church
sponsored missions trips (NOT camps or retreats) or other
family emergencies.
TRUANCY

Any student discovered to be absent when the parents
believe him/her to be at school is considered truant. If a
student is discovered to be truant, a meeting will be
arranged between the parents or guardian and the
administrator. All tests or other work missed will not be
made up. Repeated truancies will be considered grounds
for possible expulsion.

TOTAL ALLOWED ABSENCES

Any student who is absent more than 10 days in a semester
or 20 days in a year will be subject to review for academic
standing and for possible remedial work or retention at the
end of the year. The State of Arizona requires that
absences exceeding 10 consecutive days are to be reported
to the County Superintendent of Schools.

TARDINESS

Tardiness is defined as arriving after class has started.
Admit slips will be issued in the office. Such a slip must be
presented before being admitted to class. If the student
comes to school late in the morning, he/she should report to
the office with a parent so the attendance record can be
changed. A student who leaves campus for lunch and
returns late must get an admit slip from the office and will
be included in the tardy policy. It is the parent’s
responsibility to see that the student arrives on time. The
following regulations regarding tardiness shall be observed:

              All students should be at school 15-5
               minutes before their classes begin.
              A student will be considered tardy if he/she
               is not seated by 8:00 a.m. in the elementary
               grades and 7:45 a.m. in the Jr. High grades.
             Parents will be charged $1 for each minute
              late after third (3rd) tardy.


            MEDICAL AND HEALTH


MEDICAL GUIDELINES

There is no school nurse available at C.A.P. The
administrator, office staff and teachers will make the
determination of the child’s needs when illness or accident
occurs. All staff and faculty are CPR and First Aid trained
and certified. Parent(s) will be called if necessary. Every
possible provision is being made to provide a wholesome
healthy atmosphere for your child at C.A.P. We have
found that there is a real correlation between a child’s
health and his/her ability to perform well in school. The
parents can make a great contribution in this area by doing
the following:

             Assuring that your child gets adequate rest.
             Assuring that your child eats well, especially
              a good breakfast before he/she comes to
              school.
             Not allowing a child who is sick or not
              feeling well to come to school. Be alert to
              the signs your child may be showing that
              they could be in the early stages of an
              illness.
             After illness, such as flu, high temperature,
              severe cough or suspected communicable
              disease, keep your child home until his/her
              symptoms are gone and his/her temperature
              has been normal for one whole day (24
              hours). In cases of head lice and some other
               illnesses, you must provide a written
               doctor’s clearance before returning to
               school.


The control of communicable disease is imperative to the
health and welfare of every child and family. Illnesses
most frequently found in school are colds, flu, chicken pox
and strep throat. These diseases are spread from person to
person during a short period of time when the child
complains very little or is not visibly ill. Please keep your
child home if he/she:

              Lacks energy and appears overly tired or
               sleepy.
              Shows any symptom of a communicable
               disease.
              Has a rash that has not been identified.
              Is running a fever.

Due to the danger of spreading an illness, your child may
be sent home if they display any of the symptoms listed
above. The student’s teacher and office staff should be
made aware of any medical condition or medication the
child needs to take while at school.

INJURY REPORT

All injuries must be reported to school office personnel.
An injury report will be prepared and the cause of injury
investigated.


MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

In case of an emergency, the school will immediately notify
the child’s parents, guardian or person specified by the
parent. If the medical situation or injury warrants, the
school will take immediate action such as calling
paramedics or having student transported by ambulance to
the hospital.

MEDICAL RELEASE FORM

Parents will be asked to sign a medical release form
allowing the school to obtain emergency medical treatment
for their child, if needed.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

It is the policy of the school to not give any type of
medication to students without written authorization from
the parent. If it becomes necessary for a student to take
medication during school hours, a designated responsible
person will administer it upon receipt of written orders
from the physician or parent containing the following
information:

              Name of student
              Medication
              Dosage
              Time
              Purpose of medication

Parents must bring all medication in the original
prescription container to the office. Sufficient medicine
may be left in the school office and will be dispensed per
instructions. Most pharmacies will package prescriptions
in two separate containers with identical labels so that your
child can take one to school for the required daytime
dosage(s) and keep the other at home.             Under no
circumstances should medicine of any kind (with the
exception of inhalers) be packed in the child’s backpack or
lunchbox to be taken at their discretion.
NON-PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

All medication, including over-the-counter medications,
must be turned in to the school office and taken under the
supervision of the office staff. Any student who is required
to take over-the-counter medication (i.e. Tylenol, cough
drops, allergy medicine, etc.) must be assisted by school
personnel.

                     ACADEMICS

CHAPEL          Chapel will be held once a week. Special
speakers, missionaries, and others closely associated with
the gospel ministry are utilized in our chapel programs. All
teachers and students are required to attend chapel
programs. Teachers are to sit with their classes in a
designated place. They are expected to work on developing
in their students a proper attitude of worship and prayer
during the chapel service.

From time to time, the teachers and the Administrator may
be responsible for conducting school chapels. These times
will be scheduled at the discretion of the Administrator
who is responsible for authorizing/approving all speakers
for chapel.

CONFERENCES (PARENT/TEACHER)

Scheduling of Conferences

              Conferences are held in the fall
              All conferences are to be conducted even if
               necessary to reschedule.
              Conference forms are to be used and turned
               into the office for every conference.
PROGRESS REPORTS             Progress reports will be sent
home with the students at mid quarter. No grade of D or F
may be on a report card without previous notification to
parents and students.

DEVELOPMENT OF STUDY SKILLS

Student Envelopes K-1

Our intent with the envelope system is to teach students to
organize their school lives and provide a means of
communication between teacher and parent.

          Each student will be issued one envelope at the
           beginning of each month. Parents will have to
           pay $1.00 for a replacement.

          The envelope is designed to use one side as a
           record of behavior and the other for
           homework/assignments.

          The envelope is to be taken home each
           afternoon and returned each morning with the
           proper initials.

          The envelope will contain notices from teachers
           and the C.A.P. office, Bible verses, homework,
           make-up work, spelling lists, reading
           assignments, etc.

          Teachers and parents will use the envelope to
           increase communication. Messages from home
           should be written in the comment section or a
           written note can be sent to the classroom teacher
           inside the envelope.
          Each teacher will notify parents and students of
           consequences for not having their envelope
           properly signed each day.


          The envelopes are to be the student’s
           responsibility. However, the students will need
           considerable help at first. As the school year
           progresses, parents and teachers should allow
           the students to become responsible for their own
           envelopes.

Homework Folders 2-4

Second through fourth grade students are provided with a
folder at the beginning of the year. The students are
required to use the folders to keep a record of their
assignments. One of the purposes of the folder is to start
training the students in how to keep their assignments
organized because in fifth grade they will be required to
keep an assignment book. Another purpose of the
homework folder is to promote communication between the
teacher and the parents, enabling the parents to ensure that
their child completes the assignments and turns them in on
time.

Assignment Books 5-8

Assignment books are to be purchased in the C.A.P. office.
Fifth through eighth grade students are required to use
assignment books to keep a record of their assignments,
dates, projects, etc. The fifth grade students will be
introduced to and trained in how to keep an assignment
book. The purpose of the assignment book is to teach the
students to be responsible for knowing what their
assignments are in each class and when they are due. The
assignment book also promotes communication between
the teacher and the parents, enabling the parents to ensure
that their child completes the assignments and turns them in
on time.

GENERAL HOMEWORK POLICY K-8

Our intent with the homework policy is to teach students to
improve their study skills and to increase time spent on
learning. According to the National Assessment of
Educational Progress, students in elementary school who
reported spending up to half and hour per day on
homework tended to have the highest proficiency levels,
while in middle school, students who spent one to two
hours each day on homework tended to have the highest
proficiency. Students, K-4th grade may expect at least 10-
30 minutes of homework a night. Students, 5th-8th grade
may expect at least 1-2 hours of homework a night.

Homework is:
      to practice what is being taught in the classroom

          to reinforce the learning process begun in class
          designed to teach increasing responsibility for
           own work
          to allow parents an opportunity to participate in
           child’s learning
          for special projects or long-term projects and
           papers
          for unfinished class work
          to develop study habits

A general guideline of time expected to be spent on
homework by the average student is 10 minutes per grade
level.
MAKE-UP WORK POLICY

EXCUSED: For excused absences, the student has two
(2) days for every day of absence to complete make-up
work. Work not completed on time will receive one (1)
grade reduction for every day the work is late. Exceptions
or special arrangements may be made for prolonged
absences.

UNEXCUSED:            Student has one (1) day to make up
work for every school day of unexcused absence. Work
not made up on time will receive one (1) grade reduction
for every day the work is late. Upon parent request, work
may be given prior to the absence, at the discretion of the
teacher. The classroom teacher will decide what work can
be made up at home and what work must be done at school.
Students receive “0” for all work not made up within the
required time frame. Truants receive “0” for all work
missed.



JR-HIGH POLICIES

       NON-ABSENT LATE WORK

              Late one day          10% off grade
              Late two days         20% off grade
              Late three days       30% off grade
              After that            a “0” is given

       Even though a zero is given, the student must do the
       work for no credit.

PLAGIARISM/CHEATING
Automatic zero and reported to the Administrator.
REPORT CARDS

GRADING:

      95 – 100%...........................................A
      93 – 94%.............................................A-
      91– 92%..............................................B +
      86 – 90%.............................................B
      84 - 85%..............................................B-
      82 - 83%..............................................C+
      73 - 81%..............................................C
      71 - 72%..............................................C-
      69 - 70%..............................................D+
      66 - 68%..............................................D
      65 - 66%..............................................D-
      Below 65%..........................................F
      Inc……………………………………Incomplete
K-Second grades:
      O……………………………Outstanding Progress
      S…………………………….Satisfactory Progress
      N……………………………Needs Improvement
      I……………………………..Improving

INCOMPLETES/FAILURES Parents must be notified
in advance if a student has a D+ or below. An incomplete
must be made up within three (3) weeks of receiving the
report card. Elementary classroom teachers are required to
have a written comment on each student’s report card each
9-week period that parent-teacher conferences do not occur.


CHRISTIAN JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY

Christian Academy has its own Christian Junior Honor
Society (CJHS) for the 7th and 8th grade students, using the
same qualifications that are used by the National Junior
Honor Society. Membership in this honor society is
conferred by a Faculty Council. It is not automatic, but a
privilege and an honor. Qualifications are:

          Scholarship – 3.6 GPA requirement
          Service – The students need to show a desire
           and a history of service to their school and
           community. The chapter then reinforces that
           with service projects of its own.
          Citizenship – Good citizenship should be
           demonstrated at the school, church and in the
           community.
          Character – The student’s moral and ethical
           qualities must be evaluated for honesty,
           integrity, loyalty, behavior in and out of school.
           Student must have all 1’s and 2’s for Christian
           character on their report card.
          Leadership – Is the student a leader? Does
           he/she take the initiative to help fellow students,
           the teachers, etc.? Does the student willingly
           tackle new tasks and show a willingness to
           follow through on things that must be done?


Students new to Christian Academy are eligible after
attending C.A.P. for one year. All Honor Society members
must maintain a 3.6 GPA. If the GPA falls below this
requirement, the student and his/her parents are notified
that it must be returned to 3.6 within one grading period, or
membership will be dropped.

                    CITIZENSHIP

Good citizenship is a Biblical directive (Romans 13:1-7)
and a vital part of Christian character. Effort will be made
at C.A.P. to instill in the pupil sensitivity to spiritual
values, a loyalty to and love for one’s own country and the
desire for preserving the freedom and liberty which we
enjoy and which is our priceless heritage under God. The
students will be taught to appreciate and respect our
founding fathers through a thorough knowledge of their
historical background. The school plays an important part
in developing patriotism in all its aspects, faith in and love
for God and country, and honesty and respect for authority.
A school day at the Christian Academy of Prescott begins
with prayer and the pledges. We pledge our allegiance to
the Bible, in full display in the classroom.

       Red:            for the shed blood of CHRIST for
                       our salvation
       White:          for purity and morality
       Blue:           for our country of America



CLASSROOM PROJECTS

Christian Academy believes in helping to train a child to
think of others before themselves. In an effort to promote
this concept, we have instituted Classroom Projects which
consist of students doing community service work. The
guidelines are as follows: Kindergarten through fifth grade
students have the OPTION of participating in this
program. Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades are
REQUIRED to take part in the program. Each Junior-
High student must perform a specified number of service
hours during the school year; 6th and 7th graders for
promotion to the next grade; 8th graders in order to
graduate from Christian Academy. Those students who
meet or exceed the recommended service hours will be
honored and recognized at a special all school assembly in
mid May of each year. The minimal number of service
hours to be performed are as follows:
   OPTIONAL HOURS                REQUIRED HOURS
  Kindergarten:  5              6th grade:    50
  1st grade:    10              7th grade:    50
  2nd grade:    15              8th grade:    50
  3rd grade:    20
  4th grade:    25
  5th grade:    30

Junior-High teachers will provide an opportunity for their
classes to perform group community service hours. Half of
all service hours may be performed in the summer prior to
the school year. Service hours may not be given for normal
household chores that the student would routinely perform
in their home. See the Academy office for a list of possible
service hour ideas. Office personnel will maintain the
official accounting for all service hours.

CONDUCT/DISCIPLINE
The school seeks to cooperate with the home in forming
good habits in the students such as:

             Cheerful obedience to authority (parents,
              teachers, bus drivers, etc.) and school
              regulations when the person in authority is
              not immediately present. Such obedience
              should be willing and immediate.
             Responsibility in doing assigned or expected
              tasks.
             Cooperation with others in playing and
              working at school and on the playground.
             Courtesy and respect for others; students,
              teachers, and visitors. Students should learn
              to be quiet in class, raise their hands to
              speak, not interrupt others, and eat with
              proper manners.
              Cleanliness in person and property. Put all
               trash in trash cans, pick up paper on floor
               and grounds, keep desks neat and dress
               neatly.
             Truthfulness and honesty in word and life.
             Respect for other people and the property of
              the school.
             Promptness in attendance and assignments.
             Morally good conduct in respect to
              recreation, social relationships and language.


PROBATION

All students new to the Christian Academy are on
probation for the first academic year following admission.
Each student will be reviewed at this time by his/her
teacher and representatives of the Admissions Review
Committee to determine the current level of success in
spiritual, academic and behavioral conduct.
Any returning students with serious academic, behavioral
or attitude problems may be put on probation at the
discretion of the Administrator and the student’s teacher.
The probation may last four to nine weeks, at which time
the student’s progress will be re-evaluated. Continuation of
problems beyond two probationary periods in one year may
result in automatic dismissal from the Christian Academy.

SUSPENSION

The Administrator will contact the parents when a
suspension is issued and a conference will be arranged.
Work missed during the time of suspension must be
completed for 50% credit. The following will result in an
immediate suspension:
             Use of obscenities (swear words), racial slurs
              or profanities (taking the Lord’s name in
              vain) – Exodus 20:7
             Physical abuse (fighting) with another
              student.
             Theft, vandalism, or destruction or personal
              or school property.
             Defiance of authority.

In addition, if a student displays chronic misbehavior or
cheats, a suspension may be imposed at the Administrator’s
discretion. Parents will be notified should this type of a
problem exist.

EXPULSION

Expulsion means, the Administrator may dismiss a student
from returning to C.A.P. for the rest of the year as the result
of:

             Excessive, uncorrected behavioral problems
              or two suspensions.
             Negative Attitude:      Consistent negative
              attitude and behavior patters detrimental to
              the goals of the school and disruptive to the
              educational process.
             Drugs, Alcohol or Tobacco: Possession or
              use of alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs (I
              Peter 5:8).
             Weapons: Possession of a gun, knife or any
              other weapon, or threatening use of any
              weapon (Matthew 26:32)
             Serious physical threats or acts of violence
              that would jeopardize the safety of students
              or staff.
                COMMUNICATION


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Flyers will be sent home with the children announcing any
upcoming school events with the time, place, etc. These
activities will include homeroom meetings, Kindergarten
open house, parties, picnics, field trips, spelling bees, and
holiday school programs. Any special announcements such
as practice sessions for programs will be handled in the
same way. You will also receive announcements in the
weekly newsletter.


NEWSLETTER

A weekly newsletter is sent home to every family in the
school. Announcements to be published in the newsletter
should be given to the office personnel no later than noon
on Wednesday.

PARENT COMMUNICATION

During the course of the year, an occasion may arise when
a parent needs to communicate with the teacher regarding a
misunderstanding or problem. Such misunderstandings
often are the result of poor communication. Do not hesitate
to call the school office to answer your question. If the
office is unable to resolve the problem, we request that you
follow the chain of command shown below:

              First, speak with your child’s teacher. If it
               is a classroom situation you are concerned
               about, give the teacher a chance to resolve
               the problem. Most problems can be solved
               at this level if all parties are willing to work
              together.

             If your concern relates to a school policy, a
              safety concern, or you feel you could not
              reach a resolution with your child’s teacher,
              the next step is to request a meeting with the
              Administrator.

STUDENT COMMUNICATION

Envelopes

Early elementary students (K-1) are issued an envelope
with a record of behavior on one side and homework
assignment record on the other. The envelope is to be
taken home each afternoon, initialed by the parent and
returned the following morning.

Inside the envelope, you will find notices from the teachers
and office staff, homework, etc. Teachers and parents
should use the envelope to promote communication.
Messages from home may be written in the comment
section on the envelope or a written note may be put inside
the envelope. Money, permission slips, book orders, etc.
should also be sent to the classroom inside the envelope.

Journals

Fourth through eighth grade students are require to use
journals to keep a record of their assignments, dates,
projects, etc. The fourth grade students will be introduced
to and trained in how to keep a homework journal. The
purpose of the journal is to teach the students to be
responsible for knowing what their assignments are in each
class and when they are due. The journal also promotes
communication between the teacher and the parents,
enabling the parent to ensure that their child completes the
assignments and turns them in on time.


             SAFETY AND SECURITY


DROP OFF AND PICK UP PROCEDURES

PLEASE enter the alley from Goodwin Street and exit on
Union Street. Keep cars in a single line traffic pattern.
Please require your children to enter and exit your vehicle
using the passenger side door. At no time should students
approach or exit a moving vehicle. Speed must be limited
to 5 mph while exiting through the alley.

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE
UNATTENDED in the loading lanes and be considerate of
those behind you by moving through the exit promptly. If
you wish to accompany your child to the classroom or

leave your vehicle for any other reason, please park in the
designated parking spaces.

FINGERPRINTING

For the security of our students, all adults (room mothers,
chaperones, aides, van drivers, volunteers, etc.) must be
fingerprinted and submit to a background check.

SCHOOL LOCKDOWN

In the event of a natural disaster (storm, power outage,
etc.), students will be kept at the school until a parent (or
designated adult) comes to pick them up or until it is
deemed safe and appropriate to allow a general dismissal of
all students. In the event of a major emergency, no student
will be released without parent permission ( by phone).

In the event of an emergency that threatens the “local” area,
all students will be quickly moved to a safe area or locked
down in their classroom buildings. If the emergency
necessitates students to remain in the buildings, we ask that
students and staff not leave until we are given an all-clear
signal from the local authorities. Once an all clear is given,
we will begin dismissal as follows:

          Children will be dismissed immediately to
           parent/guardian, person on the release list or a
           C.A.P parent that is willing to take your child to
           their home with parent’s permission.
          A vehicle line will be formed and students will
           be released similar to our rainy day dismissal
           procedure. Please remain in your vehicle and be
           patient as we want to ensure the safe and quick
           dismissal of all students.



TOBACCO, ALCOHOL AND DRUG POSSESSION

Tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs are strictly forbidden at
C.A.P. If any are found to be in a student’s possession,
they will be confiscated immediately, and parents will be
notified.   The student will be subject to expulsion
depending on the circumstances.


WEAPONS AND VIOLENCE POLICY

Violence

Christian Academy has a NO TOLERANCE policy
involving threats or perceived threats of violence. One of
the school’s first responsibilities is the protection of all
students, faculty, and staff from harm. If the school
determines that a threat of violence is credible, the
administration will report the threat to the appropriate
authorities. Students making such threats will be subject to
suspension or expulsion.

Weapons

Weapons (including mace), look-alikes, and dangerous
objects are strictly forbidden and will be confiscated
immediately and parents will be notified. Parents of
students found to possess weapons, look-alikes, or
dangerous objects on school property will be required to
meet with the school Administrator to discuss the incident,
its ramifications, and concerns.

Depending on the circumstances, the student may receive a
warning, suspension or may be expelled. All incidents will
be treated seriously and with the utmost concern. Students
bringing firearms to school or knowingly possessing
firearms at school will be expelled immediately.
Confiscation of weapons or dangerous objects will be
reported to law enforcement officials.


           GENERAL INFORMATION

ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL

The Association of Christian Schools International is a
strong national and international organization of Christian
schools with headquarters in Whittier, California. Over
1,400 Christian schools are members of this organization
including Christian Academy of Prescott.
Its purpose is to give guidance to its member schools. Its
research enables these schools to provide the best of
academic standards in education to the communities in
which these schools minister. Educational programs are
offered for teachers and administrators in Christian schools
preparing for certification as Christian educators.

Every year district regional conferences are held to which
Christian educators are invited. The C.A.P. staff attends
the fall conference in Anaheim every other year. Seminars
and discussion groups are provided in a variety of areas
designed to encourage, enlighten, and inform.

DONATIONS

All gifts to C.A.P. will be gratefully received and receipts
given. All checks should be made payable to the Christian
Academy of Prescott. All gifts are tax deductible.
Acknowledgment of your gift will be sent by letter for tax
purposes. The school reserves the right to utilize material
gifts in the way(s) most usable and practical to students.

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Students and their parents are liable for damage to
facilities, equipment, curriculum materials, and personal
property.

INSURANCE

Every student is a participant in an accident insurance
plan through ACSI which provides secondary coverage for
any accident occurring in the school, traveling to and from
school, and at any school sponsored activity. This is
included in the registration fee. There is also a 24 hour
policy available if desired.
LIBRARY (CHURCH)

A maximum of two books may be checked out for one
week at a time. If a book is lost or damaged, a similar book
may serve as a replacement, or the cost of the book may be
donated to the library. Students are responsible for the care
of the books while in their possession and returning them
on time. Reference materials and periodicals are available
for use in the library.

LOST AND FOUND

Items will be kept in a bin in the daycare area. Please
encourage students to claim belongings as soon as they are
discovered to be missing. Items are kept for a two-week
period only and are subsequently donated to a charity.

LUNCH PROGRAM

Hot lunches are made available by the Prescott Unified
School District. Milk (independent of the hot lunches) is
also available. Both must be purchased in group segments
from the Academy office. When hot lunches are not
desired or are not available based upon the PUSD’s
schedule, sack lunches should be provided by parents.
Primary (K-3) children have a one item snack provided by
parents at mid-morning.       Please give your child a
wholesome variety of foods in his lunch box so that he will
receive the necessary diet for growth. Pack the lunch so
that he/she can manage without the teacher’s help. Please
do not send frozen meals of any kind or any type of food
which requires heating.

PHONE AND MESSAGE POLICY

Office Phone Use Policy
There is a phone available in the office. Phone calls using
the school phone will be allowed for unforeseen schedule
changes, emergencies, etc. If a student is ill, the office
personnel will contact parents.

Messages for Students
Only messages of serious importance will be conveyed to
students during school hours. Parents may leave telephone
messages or items (lunches, homework, etc.) at the office.
Items/notes will be placed in the student’s storage area or
given to the teacher.

Cell Phones
Cell phones as well as all other electronic articles are
prohibited at C.A.P. and will be confiscated if brought to
school.


PARENT – TEACHER FELLOWSHIP

The Parent – Teacher Fellowship is an organization of
parents and teachers working to bring the home and the
school into closer relationship. The P.T.F. sponsors many
fundraising events for the benefit of C.A.P. At the time of
enrollment, you are an automatic member of P.T.F.

The elected officers of P.T.F. will be a part of a school
support committee that will report to the C.A.P. School
Board. Parents are strongly encouraged to be an active part
of this organization.

SCHOOL RULES

Classroom

Classroom rules will be available from individual teachers
at the beginning of the school year.
Playground

Students are to show sportsmanship while on the
playground and follow all safety rules given by the teachers
and recess aides.


C.A.P. reserves the right to add any further procedures
and rules not listed in this handbook when deemed
necessary.
             STATEMENT OF FAITH

Please acknowledge your acceptance of each statement by
placing your initials on the line. If you do not accept a
particular statement, please explain your position below.

_________1) We believe the Bible to be directly inspired
            by God. It is the only infallible, free from
            all error, authoritative Word of God in the
            original writings (II Timothy 3:16, II Peter
            1:20-21, I Cor. 2:10-13).

_________2) We believe there is one God, eternally
            existent in three Persons; Father, Son and
            Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19-20).

_________3) We believe man was created by a direct act
            of God (Genesis 1:26-27).

_________4) We believe in the Deity of the Lord Jesus
            Christ (John 1:1, 14, Colossians 1:19); the
            virgin birth (Matthew 1:23, Isaiah 7:14); His
            sinless life (II Cor. 5:21); His miracles (John
            2:11, 10:25,38, Acts 2:22); His death on the
            Cross to save from sin all who believe on
            Him (I Peter 1:18-19, I Cor. 15:3); His
            bodily resurrection (John 20:24-27; I Cor.
            15:3-4, 20, I Peter 1:21); His ascension to
            the Father’s right hand (Luke 24:51, Mark
            16:19); His personal return in power and
            glory (John 14:1-4, Matthew 25:31, I John
            3:2, Acts 1:11, I Thess. 4:15-17).

_________5) We believe all have sinned and sin leads to
            condemnation (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23).
_________6) We believe Jesus Christ died for all
            mankind, but only those who repent and
            believe on Him as their personal Savior will
            be saved (John 3:14-17).

_________7) We believe that salvation is by the grace of
            God, not by any works or good
            deeds of men (Eph. 2:8-9).

_________8) We believe in the present ministry of the
            Holy Spirit, who lives in the born
            again Christian and enables him to lead a
            Godly life (John 3:5-6, Romans 8:13-16).

_________9) We believe in the resurrection of both the
            saved and the lost; they that are saved unto
            the resurrection of eternal life (Romans 6:5,
            John 11:25, I Cor. 6:14, 15:51-54) and they
            that are lost unto the resurrection of eternal
            separation from God and condemnation
            (Mark 16:16, John 3:18, Revelation
            20:11:15).

I have read and agree with the above Statement of Faith.

Signature:_____________________________


Date:____________________________

								
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