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Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Courageous Faith Academy (CFA) is a cooperative founded on Christian principles.  Agreement to this basic Code of Conduct is required of all children and adults participating in the program.

Teaching Policy:

  • Parents who teach must agree not to teach anything that is contrary to Judeo-Christian (biblical) values, beliefs and behavior as stated in the Courageous Faith Academy Statement of Faith. If you have any question about a concept you might present in a class, please discuss your lesson plans with Lori Stinebaugh.
  • Outside speakers require pre-approval by Ashlee Honeycutt.

 

Code of Conduct:

  • All students & parents will conduct themselves in a manner that reflects positively on Christ, on homeschooling, and on our families at all times; this includes the show of respect to and by students and adults.
  • All students will remain inside the building throughout co-op hours unless accompanied by an adult.
  • No profanity, vulgar or insulting language will be used at any CFA class or event.
  • No romantic public display of affection will be allowed.
  • No hitting, slapping, pushing, biting, scratching, etc. will be allowed.

Clothing for Students and Adults

  • Student dress code: Navy, white or baby blue collared shirt (may be monogramed with the approved logo) with at least finger-tip length or below navy or khaki bottoms. Girls may also have the option of wearing a navy plaid skirt (Skirt is from Lands’ End. Item no. 473437-BPX).
  • Children’s shoes should be comfortable and appropriate for play. No heelies allowed.
  • Hats may NOT be worn during co-op hours.
  • Clothing should be modest, adequately covering all private body parts including the midriff.
  • No undergarments should be visible either through the clothing or when stretching, reaching, or bending.
  • Shorts and skirts should not be shorter than the finger tips when the arms are at rest. (Finger-tip rule.)
  • Clothing and other paraphernalia will not include emblems or writing that are directly or implicitly lewd, offensive, vulgar, obscene, or promote ideas and/or groups that violate CFA's statement of faith.

Church Property

  • Be respectful of church property.
  • No running and/or chasing in the church building.
  • Students need to remain in the appropriate areas allocated for break time.
  • Should their be any damage to church property, it is the sole responsibility of the family who damaged it to pay for it to be repaired or replaced.

Supervision of Children

  • Children are expected to be in their appropriate class during class time.
  • During group activities, parents will be expected to supervise their children and to correct harmful and/or negative behavior on the spot. We ask that all adults be watchful of all children and be proactive to help in correcting children as needed.
    • Children who behave inappropriately during a class or group activity while away from their parents will be:
      • Step 1: lovingly corrected by the adult in charge
      • Step 2: have a "time out" period if warranted by the adult in charge. Parents will be notified of discipline problems and expected to support the teacher by speaking with the child regarding behavior
      • Step 3: Student sent to parent for remainder of class.
      • Step 4: Should this become a repetative problem, a disciplinary course of action will occur
  • Parents will be responsible for the conduct of their children at all times.

 

Conflict resolution

Each teacher, administrator, student and parent will adhere to the principles in

  • Rom 12:18: If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
  • Matthew 18:15-16: If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’

In regard to conflict with any student, teacher, parent or administrator of CFA, we will strive to handle this type of situation in a way that would honor Christ and go directly to the person(s) involved in an effort to make peace. Gossip will not be tolerated.


Discipline

In a desire to maintain Christian standards and to provide a positive atmosphere for learning for everyone in the program we adopt the following discipline policy:

Each teacher will be responsible for enforcing the Code of Conduct in his/her own class according to the following procedure:

1. The teacher will attempt to instruct the individual privately regarding correction of the inappropriate behavior with respect to a violation of the Code of Conduct.


2. If a student continues to display behavior which is in direct conflict with the Code of Conduct the teacher will contact the parents.  Unacceptable behavior includes the following:

a. Verbal or physical harassment of others.
b. Profanity.
c. Disobedience to classroom instruction.
d. Damage to church or personal property.
e. Unwillingness to positively apply themselves to learning.


3.  Unacceptable behavior, if not corrected after talking to both child and parent, can result in a student being placed on probation. 

4.  While we pray it does not come to this point, if the behavior is still not corrected, the child may be suspended from classes for the remainder of the year.  Decisions for probation or suspension will be made by the CFA Director in close consultation with teachers of the student.  No money will be refunded for any child or sibling of a child that is suspended.