Standards of Conduct and Discipline
Alice Christian School is just that, a Christian school. Therefore we expect the lives of our students to be consistent with biblical principles.
· Language – Anything that doesn’t biblically admonish, exhort, or edify is not acceptable.
· Attitude – Your attitude determines your actions. Mistreating others, complaining or sulking is unacceptable.
· Disobedience – Rebellion will not be tolerated in attitude or action.
Alice Christian School is dedicated to training children in a program of study, activity, and living that is Christ-centered. ACS discipline is firm, consistent, fair, and tempered with love. Our faculty maintains standards of behavior in the classroom through kindness, love, and a genuine regard for the students. However, when disciplinary action becomes needed it is firmly carried out, tempered by good judgment and understanding. Any ACS staff member may give direction to a student. The student is expected to comply. We also reserve the right to make unannounced searches of student’s offices, personal property and carry bags should the need arise.
When verbal reprimands are not bringing about the required change in behavior, staff and faculty will issue one to six recorded demerits.The following table shows the discipline for demerits:
· 3 demerits – 15 minutes detention after school
· 4 demerits – 20 minutes detention
· 5 demerits – 30 minutes
· 6 demerits – corporal correction, and/or suspension from campus
Each detention slip is sent home, a parent must sign it, and the student must bring it back the next day. Failure to bring back a signed detention slip will result in a second detention. When a student serves detention, parents are still expected to pick up any siblings from school at regular time. Failure to pick up siblings who are not serving detention will result in a $5.00 fee per sibling per 15 minutes. If a student receives more than two detentions in a month that student will receive further disciplinary penalties including, but not limited to, probation, suspension, and/or expulsion.
ACS considers certain offenses to be extremely serious. These include, but are not limited to: skipping class, profanity, cheating, fighting (assault), carrying weapons of any kind, possession or use of drugs (this includes tobacco), vandalism, gang-related paraphernalia, threats, blatant disrespect, pornography, and issues such as these. These offenses will be dealt with immediately and severely.
For grades six and under: If your child needs to receive corporal discipline, you as the parent must come up and administer it. If you cannot, or will not, your child will be sent home for 3 days. If this becomes a continuing issue, your child will be removed from the school.
For students 7th grade and up: At ACS corporal correction will not be administered. Students will be sent home for 3 days and then received back only after a conference with the Principal/Administrator and staff.