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The Standard:

  1. Disciplining a child is the parents' responsibility (as stated in the Bible). However, in a classroom setting parents have given the teachers and their assistants the authority to correct their children, if needed. In the event that it becomes necessary to correct a child in class or in-between sessions, we will first rectify the problem with gentle verbal communication. The parent will be informed after the second episode. If disruptive behavior continues, the parent will be asked to take the child from the classroom setting. Hopefully this will correct most, if not all, misbehavior. If further action is necessary, it will be discussed with the steering committee.
  2. Students and leaders/teachers should always treat everyone in class with respect. All should use words of encouragement and edification with one another (Eph.4:29, Rom.14:19). This should be a safe environment in which all can express themselves. No unkind words, deeds, or offensive language is acceptable.
  3. Students are to address the instructors/leaders and assistants inside and outside of class as Mr. or Mrs. as is appropriate in showing respect.
  4. Everyone should dress conservatively. This includes no spaghetti straps, tank tops, mini-skirts, see-through fabric, and tight or form-fitting outfits, no undergarments showing. Modest shorts and/or dresses, even neat jeans are acceptable for class. During competitions, business attire is required (see NCFCA dress code). Dresses for the ladies should be appropriate as befits as young lady in Christ (1 Peter 5). During class, be comfortable, but not sloppy.
  5. Everyone should respect the time of others. Classes will begin promptly. Plan to arrive a few minutes early to get settled and to greet friends before we get started. Even your teachers will arrive early...by God's Grace.
  6. Cheating or plagiarism will not be tolerated. Unless a student is working on an Interpretive Event, ALL work must be original, with sources cited appropriately.

Handling Offenses: (Matthew 18:15-17 and Colossians 3: 12-17)

Because of our imperfect nature, actions may occur that may offend someone. In the event that this happens, we should use the scriptures listed above to guide our responses. Please follow these steps: start privately, then if necessary take one or two witnesses. Since gossip is also a sin, please refrain from discussing any rumors or negative opinions within the group. Remember, you are a witness for our Lord Jesus Christ. Hopefully and prayerfully you are a godly and holy witness. Let us seek to live for HIS GLORY.

REVISED 8-01-2011