This is not a corrective institution. Consequently, we ask that a child not be enrolled with the idea that we will reform him. We are here to work with the home, but not to take the place of parents who are experiencing difficulty in fulfilling their roles.
The student must at all times conduct himself in a manner becoming to a Christian. If your child does come home complaining about a policy or discipline, please follow this procedure:
1. Give staff the benefit of the doubt.
2. Realize that your child’s reporting is emotionally biased and may not include all the information.
3. Realize that the school has reasons for all rules and that they are enforced without partiality.
4. Support the administration and call the school for all the facts.
When a child’s attitude is not in accord with school policies or principles, the child will be placed on probation and both parents will be called for a conference. If the administration feels the situation has not changed within two weeks, parents will be asked to withdraw the child.
High school students in particular, because of their testimony before younger children, are trained to adhere to the school’s philosophy and Christ-centered program.
This school is dedicated to the training of children in a program of study, activity, and living that is Christ-centered. We believe that “all things should be done decently and in order,” and that our students should be taught to accept the responsibility to “walk honorably before all men.”
We seek to maintain a discipline that is firm, consistent, fair, and tempered with love. Our staff maintains standards of behavior in the Learning Center through kindness, love, and a genuine regard for the students.
However, when disciplinary action becomes necessary, it is firmly carried out, tempered by good judgment and understanding. Fairview Christian School is honored that you have asked our staff to assist you in training your child for Christian leadership. Our total program is designed to develop spiritual and academic qualities in your child. We appreciate your confidence in our program. To carry out your wishes for total character development, we believe it is necessary to follow Scriptural admonition to correct students when their behavior is in violation of reasonable rules and procedures. Paddling is a Scriptural admonition. If your child needs to be paddled, you, as the father, will have the option to come in to the school and administer the discipline to your child in the presence of one of the school faculty. We expect you to give a reasonable amount of strokes, not to exceed three. The school also has the right to correct a child by paddling. If the school administers the paddling, parents will be notified of the incident. The principal will carry out corporal correction.
At that time, the offense and Scriptural applications will be clearly discussed with your child. After the discipline is carried out, we/you will pray with your child, assuring him/her of our love. You are expected to pledge your full support in carrying out the rules and discipline of the school.
Students are reminded that the Lord Jesus Christ expects us to be disciplined in all of life:
“Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.” Col. 3:20
“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers…” Rom. 13:1
“Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves…” Heb. 13:17
“For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:” Prov. 6:23
“He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.” Prov. 10:17
“Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.” Prov. 19:18
“Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.” Prov. 22:15
When a student earns a detention, a Detention Slip is sent home with the student and is to be signed by a parent and returned the following day. A detention is given if a student persists in disobeying the rules of the school as outlined in this handbook.
Demerits may also be given as an indication that a student may need direction in the development of character in his life. Conferences with the supervisor, principal, and parents are sometimes necessary to assure this growth.
The school board will be in charge of advising in the case of any serious discipline problems. The administration will be responsible for all dismissals.