STARS Program (effective FCKC 2016-17 school year)
Adapted with permission from Seattle Christian Homeschool Co-op
Expectations for student conduct are described by the 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 (focus in September, October & April)
"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 (focus in November & May)
"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 (focus in January)
"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
Respects others (focus in February)
"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
Shows kindness (focus in March)
"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 under the STARS Program
All teachers and assistants will demonstrate love, grace, and helpfulness to all students. However, this does not mean that inappropriate behavior will be tolerated. If a student exhibits inappropriate classroom behavior, the teacher or assistant will call their name ONCE and ask for their attention. If the disruptive behavior then continues, the following will happen sequentially:
- The student will receive a verbal warning. A student may only receive ONE warning per class period.
- If inappropriate behavior continues in the same class period after being warned, their parent will be asked to assist the student in class for the day or the student will be taken to their parent if he/she is teaching.
- If it is necessary for a student’s parent to be approached three times for behavioral reasons, a conflict resolution appointment will be scheduled between the student, parent and leadership.
- Two meetings are grounds for dismissal from co-op.
- Incidents involving bullying, physically harming another person or property damage will bypass the first two steps and lead immediately to the third step. Leadership reserves the right to enforce consequences, regardless of “level” on the order of discipline, in cases of danger or destruction
This is not an exhaustive list of desired behavior and co-op members should always be guided by Christ's Golden Rule: So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.