The kind and amount of discipline (correction) will be determined by the teachers, and if necessary, the principal. All discipline will be based on biblical principles, e.g. restitution, apologies, (public and private), restoration of fellowship, no lingering attitudes, etc. The vast majority of discipline problems are to be dealt with at the classroom level.
1. Discipline is established and maintained at CCS with the intent to “train” each student (proverbs 22:6). We desire to be fair yet firm, loving but not sentimental, and caring, not just “doing our job”.
2. Discipline can best be defined as training that corrects, shapes, strengthens and completes the student.
3. The first goal of our discipline policies and procedures is to help our students develop a Biblical world and life view. Our desire is that each student learns to think and live Biblically. The second is to create a climate that facilitates maximum learning for each student. The third is to help each student learn to move from external control to self-control and, ultimately, to Spirit control.
4. The goal of all Christian training is to develop a love for Jesus Christ and our fellow man that overflows into a lifestyle of service, humility and obedience to the commands of God.
5. Parents have the ultimate authority and responsibility for the training of their children. CCS views itself as one specific tool chosen by parents to be used in this training process. Thus, CCS will always strive to inform and involve parents in the disciplinary process.
6. CCS has established basic guidelines of behavior that should be conformed to by every student both on and off campus. When thoughtfully and consistently attended to by each student, and properly communicated and enforced by the parents and school staff and administration, we believe these guidelines significantly contribute toward the student’s training. In choosing CCS as a training tool for their child, parents should know these behavior guidelines and agree to be both active and supportive elements in their enforcement.
7. The CCS teachers, administrator and Board of Directors are responsible for maintaining an atmosphere and environment at the school that contributes toward the student’s training. Any student whose actions are not consistent with the direction of the school may have his or her privilege of attending CCS withdrawn by the administrator. Additionally, a student who consistently shares and resents a negative attitude toward our Lord or His word, faculty or fellow students may forfeit his/her privilege of attending CCS.
8. Detention will be assessed in 30 minute increments by the classroom teachers.
Love and forgiveness will be an integral part of the discipline of a student.