Student Expectations are described by our STARS program.
A STAR Student will…
"Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God." Ephesians 5:1
Submits to authority
"Serve whole heartedly as if you were serving The Lord, not men." Ephesians 6:7
• Looks at the teacher and other students when he or she is speaking
• Does not speak out of turn or cause distractions in classroom
• Honors the authority of teachers and adults at co-op
Tries their best
"I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received." Ephesians 4:1
• Does not give up when an assignment is difficult
• Follows directions the first time they are given
• Invests time and energy into studying
Abounds in good deeds
"Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases The Lord." Ephesians 5:8-10
• Helps teachers and other students without being asked
• Asks, “What can I do to help?”
• Is a good example to other students of godly behavior
"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." Ephesians 4:2
• Speaks with honor to and about teachers and students
• Does not participate in gossip or spreading of rumors
• Respects other’s personal space and property, including the church building
"Be kind and compassionate to one another forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you." Ephesians 4:32
• Does nothing out of selfish ambition
• Considers others as better than him/herself
• Looks out for the interest of others
Order of Discipline
This protocol is given in this year’s Family Guide
- Teacher gives a clear warning to stop distracting or destructive behavior, and will allow the student to continue participating in class.
- Teacher gives a clear second warning, and will remove the student from the group. The TA should supervise the “timeout”, so the teacher can continue with the class. A parent may be called in to assist in class for the day.
- Three strikes, you’re out - the TA will locate the parent, and transfer responsibility of the child to the parent. The child will be welcome to return the following week.
- The teacher should clearly communicate with the parent about the incident, preferably in person or over the phone, not text or email. Work together to come up with a game plan to avoid similar incidents in the future.
- Leadership may call a meeting to help mediate and help reach a solution. Two meetings or any instance of extremely dangerous/inappropriate behavior, bullying or physical violence may be grounds for dismissal. Final decisions will be made by the leadership team.
STARS program adapted with permission from Seattle Christian Homeschool Co-op