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BHCA STUDENT HANDBOOK

 

Biblical Principles

 

   One of the basic reasons why parents enroll their children in a private school is to

 

Obtain an education grounded in moral values.  Beth Haven Christian Academy

 

Uses the Biblically-based Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum,

 

Which includes Scripture memory passages and reference to God and Jesus Christ,

 

All designed to help students develop moral character, a sense of accountability,

 

And wisdom in their lives.  Standards of personal conduct, school policies, and

 

Curriculum continues to build the student’s sense of responsibility and integrity.

 

 

Administration

 

 

   We have been in existence for over 30 years.  We are thankful for what God has

 

Done over the years, and that you have considered Beth Haven.  BHCA has been

 

Recognized by Accelerated Christian Education for its academic excellence, and

 

Is accredited by (ACE).  Our graduates have gone successfully into the job market,

 

To college, and the U.S. Military.

 

   BHCA is a ministry of Beth Haven Baptist Church, an Independent,

 

Fundamental Baptist Church, founded in 1975 by Senior Pastor, Lamar Tidmore. 

 

The Academy is under the management and direction of the Beth Haven Baptist

 

Church leadership which consists of Lamar Tidmore, Senior Pastor/Principal;

 

Tim Smith, Pastor, Academy Administrator; and Donald Pike, Trustee.

 

Admissions Policies

 

 

   Parents wishing to apply for their child’s enrollment must attend an interview

 

With the principal.  Older students should attend this meeting with their parents. 

 

Students expelled or dismissed from other schools will generally not be accepted. 

 

Such cases are examined carefully on individual bases by BHCA leadership. 

 

BHCA does not discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin. 

 

   While all transfer credits are accepted, students will be diagnostically tested for

 

Grade/pace level placement. 

 

   Immunization records are required for all students accepted.  Students who have

 

Health reasons or religious exemption must have proper documentation.

 

   Except the young, any student who has not accepted Jesus Christ as Saviour

 

Will not be accepted for admission.

 

   Members of Beth Haven Baptist Church will be given priority over other

 

Applicants when space is limited.

 

   Neither married persons, divorced persons, nor fathers or mothers of children

 

Will be accepted as students.

 

   All applicants for re-enrollment will be approved or disapproved at the discretion

 

Of BHCA.

 

 

Financial Policies

 

 

   A nonrefundable testing and registration fee of $50.00 per student is due at the

 

Time of enrollment.  Tuition for those not members of Beth Haven Baptist Church

 

Is payable as follows by family:

 

One Student                    $1500.00/year                  $150.00/month

 

Two Students                 $2500.00/year                  $250.00/month

 

Three Students                $3000.00/year                  $300.00/month

 
Four Students                  free

Payment plan is as follows:  $150.00 per month for ten months, starting in August thru May.  Ten checks will be written in advance, at the beginning of school.  These checks will be dated and deposited by the school at the first of each month.  Any returned check will assest a $35.00 return fee.

IF Parents choose to pay in full they will recieve a 10% disacount.  There will be a pace charge for each pace purchased for student.  Pace's are $3.00 per pace.

  
BHCA reserves the right to make exceptions to the above financial arrangements

 

With families on an individual basis.  An exception for one does not necessitate an

 

Exception for any other.

 

   Tuition is nonrefundable when a student is withdrawn after the 10th of the month.

 

Tuition payment is due the first day of every month.  There is a ten day grace

 

Period for payment, but after the tenth day a $5.00 late charge will be assessed to

 

That month’s payment.  Failure to make payment can result in student being

 

Dismissed, without arrangements being made.

 

 


Standard of Conduct


    Students of BHCA are expected to refrain from talking about or engaging in

 

Cheating, swearing, smoking, gambling, rock and rap music, public dancing,

 

Drinking alcoholic beverages, using narcotics, pornography, and fornication.

 

Students who participate in such activities, in or out of school, are subject to

 

Suspension.  Students are expected to act in an orderly and respectful manner,

 

Maintaining Biblical standards of social courtesy, moral behavior, acceptable

 

Language and honesty. Students must agree to strive toward unquestionable

 

Character in dress, conduct, and attitude.

 

 

Medication Guidelines

 


   No staff member is allowed to administer any medicines without parent

 

Authorization in writing. All medicines must be kept and administered by BHCA

 

Staff.

 

 

Parental Involvement

 


   Parent orientation, meetings, and conferences help to promote a good

 

Understanding between parents or guardians and the BHCA staff. Every parent is

 

Required to participate in these informative and helpful programs.

 

Discipline

 


   BHCA is not a corrective institution; consequently, we ask that a child not be

 

Enrolled with the idea that he will be reformed. We are here to work with the

 

Home, but not take the place of parents who are experiencing difficulty. All new

 

Students are admitted on probation for the first six weeks.

 

The student must at all times conduct himself in a manner becoming a lady or

 

Gentleman. Griping or disrespect is not tolerated! If your child does come home

 

complaining about a policy or discipline, you should follow the procedure below:

 

1. Give the staff the benefit of the doubt.

2. Realize that your child's reporting is emotionally biased and may not

     Include all the information.

3. Realize that the school has reasons for all rules and that they are enforced

    Without partiality.

4. Support the administration and call the school for all the facts.

 

   It is essential that a quality learning environment be maintained for all students.

 

Any child, whose attitude or behavior is not in accordance with school policies or

 

Principles will be placed on probation and parents will be called for a

 

Conference. If the administration feels the situation has not changed within a

 

Designated time, parents will be asked to withdraw the child.

 

BHCA will strive to provide discipline which is firm, consistent, fair, and tempered

 

With love. Staff members maintain standards of behavior in the Learning Center

 

Through incentives, kindness, love and a genuine regard for the student. However,

 

When disciplinary action becomes necessary, it is firmly carried out, tempered by

 

Good judgment and understanding. This includes the issuance of demerits which

 

Can result in loss of privileges, detention after school hours and in some cases the

 

Use of corporal correction. Parents will be notified in writing of detentions or

 

Corporal correction.

 

Students are reminded that God expects us to be disciplined in all areas of life:

"Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers..." Romans 13:1

"Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves..." Hebrews 13:17

"He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth." Proverbs 10:17

"Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying." Proverbs 19:18

"Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him." Proverbs 22:15

 

 

General Information for Parents and Students

 

Church Attendance – We strongly suggest all parents and students attend the

 

Church of their choice regularly.

 

 

School Attendance - A written excuse signed by a parent or guardian must be

 

 Presented to the supervisor when a student returns to school after an absence. If

 

The absence is foreseeable, a note should be sent in advance.

 

Excessive absences will inhibit the student's progress. If, in the opinion of the

 

Administration, the absences are unnecessary, the student will be considered truant.

 

Continued unexcused absence will necessitate a conference with parent and

 

Principal, possibly leading to disciplinary action or suspension.

 

Students must have written permission to be excused from class early.

 

A student is considered tardy if he is not in the Learning Center on time. Continued

 

Tardiness will necessitate a conference with parent and principal, possibly leading

 

To disciplinary action or suspension. A written excuse must be received for a tardy

 

Student to be excused.

 

Students should be at their office ready to begin the day at 7:45 a.m. And be picked

 

Up promptly at 2:50 p.m.  Students must be picked up no later than 3:00 p.m., at the

 

End of each school day.  Students being picked up early must be checked out through the school office. 

 

 

Homework -The responsibility for scholastic achievement is placed on students.

 

Most students should not need to take academic work home. The goals set by the

 

Student and reviewed by the supervisor usually are no more that the student is

 

Capable of completing during the school day. Should the student not meet his goals?

 

 For that day, he will be required, at the discretion of the supervisor, to complete the

 

Work at home after school. A homework slip will be given with the prescribed

 

Homework and should be signed by the parent and returned the following day.