Expectations for student conduct are described by the STARS program.
A STAR Student...
Submits to authority (focus in September, March)
1 Peter 2:17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
• 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 his/her best (focus in October, April)
Ecclesiastes 9:10 10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might.
• 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 (November, May)
Hebrews 13:16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
• 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 (December, January)
Titus 2:11-13 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,
• 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 February)
Galatians 5:22 - 23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
• 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 counseling appointment will be scheduled that will include Pastor Aydelott (or a co-op male leadership), the parent, and the student.
- 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.
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.