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Christ the King Christian Academy

Tillery Christian

Academy

873 Pee Dee Avenue

P.O. Box 816

Norwood, NC 28128

704-680-7944

Mrs. Kathy Haynes, Headmistress

Parent-Student Handbook

2020-2021

Statements of Faith

· The Holy Bible was written by men, divinely inspired and, and is God’s revelation of himself to man.

· There is one and only one living and true God.

· God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving, and all wise.

· Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.

· The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine.

· Man is the special creation of God, made in His own image.

· Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer.

· God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord.

· Christianity is the faith of enlightenment and intelligence. In Jesus Christ abide all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. All sound learning is, therefore, a part of our Christian heritage. In Christian education there should be a proper balance between academic freedom and academic responsibility. Freedom in any orderly relationship of human life is always limited and never absolute. The freedom of a teacher in a Christian school, college, or seminary is limited by the pre-eminence of Jesus Christ, by the authoritative nature of the Scriptures, and by the distinct purpose for which the school exists.

Table of Contents

Purpose 2

Mission Statement 2

Vision: 2

Statements of Faith. 2

School Policy 2

Admission to Tillery Christian Academy 3

Asbestos Management Plan……………………………………………...3

Non-Discrimination Policy: 3

Attendance: 3

Arrival and Dismissal Policy: 6

After School Care: 6

Lunch/Snacks 6

Address or Phone Number Change: 6

Inclement Weather Policy 6

Dress Code: 7

Parent Involvement………………………………………………………7

Parent-Teacher Conferences: 8

Volunteering at TCA 8

Discipline: 8

Damage to School Property 10

Curriculum 10

Medical Concerns 10

Homework Policy……...………………………………………………..12

Fire, Tornado, and Emergency Drills 12

Re-enrollment Procedures 12

Tuition and Fees 12

Release of School Records 13

Standardized Testing 14

Searches 14

Surveillance: 14

Reporting to Governmental Entities 14

Electronic Devices 14

Use of School Photos 14

School Color 15

Fund Raisers 15

School Security…………………………………………………………. 15

Tillery Christian Academy

Parent-Student Handbook

Purpose:

The purpose of Tillery Christian Academy is to provide a rigorous academic environment with a biblical worldview for the children of Stanly County and surrounding areas. We believe that the education of our children should be a joint endeavor between the family and the school aimed at developing each child to his/ her fullest potential mentally, physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.

Mission Statement:

In partnership with families, we seek to pursue excellence in education while promoting a biblical worldview.

Beliefs:

· All students can learn at high levels.

· We must hold ourselves and our students to high expectations.

· We must be positive Christian role models for our students

· Mistakes are learning opportunities for our students.

· Feedback to students should be positive, honest, and specific.

· Students need to have ownership over their own learning.

Vision:

Tillery Christian Academy will foster a positive, collaborative, and supportive learning environment to maximize all students’ academic, social, emotional, and spiritual growth.

Approach to Learning:

Rather than espouse one specific educational philosophy, the approach to learning at TCA is a blend of approaches designed to provide a rigorous learning environment that supports the cognitive and social growth of the child as well as the development of a biblical worldview. Classrooms offer opportunities to investigate, problem solve, engage in critical thinking, listen attentively and apply strategies both independently and collaboratively. We believe that a blend of approaches allows instruction to be tailored to best fit learning objectives and individual learning styles so that students develop the skills needed for success in venues of higher learning and participation in twenty-first century society.

Statements of Faith, located after the title page, are the foundation of TCA and its curriculum. School Policy:

School policy is set through a joint effort between the school board and the headmaster. The school board supports the headmaster’s governance of the day-to-day operation of the school. Parents are asked not to go to their child’s class without first checking with the office.

Admission to Tillery Christian Academy:

Prospective students must submit a completed application, along with a $100 nonrefundable application fee ($150 after May 31st), for admission to TCA. Upon review and approval of the application, a $500 enrollment fee is due June 1st and the following must be provided:

Kindergarten: Applicant must be 5 years old by August 31. Exceptions to this age requirement may be made upon a case by case basis. Parents need to provide a copy of the birth certificate, completed form verifying results of a physical by the child’s health care provider, and immunization records to the school for children entering Kindergarten.

The following must also be provided before enrollment at TCA is complete:

1. Previous school records (if applicable). After parents sign the release of information form, TCA will request student records from child’s previous school. Students who were previously homeschooled must submit a transcript of grades and a record of standardized test scores.

2. A small snapshot of the student

3. Completed application for admission

4. Payment of all applicable fees

Non-Discrimination Policy:

TCA admits students of any race, color, sex, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to all students at the school. It does not discriminate in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or other school administered programs.

Asbestos Management Plan

As required by NC General Statute 763.84, Tillery Christian Academy maintains an up-to-date Asbestos Management Plan, which available for public review upon request, in the office. All facilities occupied by TCA have been certified to be free of asbestos containing materials (ACM) as they were constructed after 1988 and without ACM.

School Calendar

The 2020-2021 school calendar, found in the back of this handbook, will follow the traditional school calendar that Stanly County Schools uses, with a few exceptions primarily due to high school exam schedules (our Christmas break begins earlier and we have fewer early release days). School closures due to inclement weather will be the same for TCA as for SCS IF the closure is due to hazardous road conditions on primary/secondary roads in Stanly County.

Attendance:

TCA is required by the state of North Carolina to be in session at least 1,025 instructional hours during the school year. The instructional part of a school day is to be at least 5½ hours in length. To be considered in attendance, a student must be present in the school for at least four hours or at a place other than the school attending an authorized school activity. These activities include field trips, athletic contests, student conventions, music festivals, or similar activities. An accurate attendance record will be maintained. After 6 unexcused absences, a meeting with the headmaster will be scheduled. A written excuse must accompany your child when returning to school. A doctor’s note will be required to excuse any absence after a student has accumulated three unexcused absences. Full-day absences due to health care appointments made for the morning or afternoon may not be excused regardless if accompanied by a doctor’s note, if it is determined that a partial day’s attendance was possible.

In the event that your child becomes ill or injured while at school, you will be notified by phone. Please ensure that the school has your contact information and a backup contact in case you cannot be reached.

Instruction begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. Therefore, students will arrive ready to work; breakfast will not be taken during class instructional time. It is extremely important that students be present for the entire instructional day each day. Failure to do so has a negative impact on learning and, consequently, grades. When it is known ahead of time that a student will be tardy or leave school early, ad

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