Grace Christian Academy’s disciplinary program can be described in one word: HONOR.
The first weeks of school will focus on discussions about HONOR, its Biblical basis, its educational value, and how it fits with our Mission Statement. Students will learn its intrinsic value and its place at GCA. After understanding the importance of HONOR and its relationship to God’s Word and a Christian worldview and life, violations of any part of the HONOR program will be viewed as misdirected attitudes of the heart. The Administration at GCA is committed to dealing with discipline from this perspective.
Definition of Honor– to show respect, to treat with esteem, to keep an agreement
Exodus 20:12 - "Honor your father and your mother” and others in authority (1 Peter 2)
Romans 12: 9 -11 – “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.”
Romans 13:1 – “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”
A school that is characterized by honor among its students, faculty, and staff is a safe place where learning can flourish, individuals are respected, and God is revered.
Grades 5 through 8 Policies
Students in grades 5 through 8 will follow a demerit program. Any acts of dishonor will result in demerits. A demerit will result in a meeting with the Director of Discipleship who will determine a call to parents, a meeting with the Principal, or other measures as necessary.
High School Policies
Students in grades 9 through 11 will follow a classroom covenant program (teacher and students will collaborate to develop a behavioral plan for each class). Covenants will be posted in each classroom. The goal of this program is to help students become self- disciplined, morally strong, and committed to honoring God at every level. Violations of the classroom covenants will be handled by the appropriate teacher, the Director of Discipleship, and the High School Principal.