A Guide for Families and Staff Members

Hope Christian Academy Mission Statement
The mission of Hope Christian Academy is to provide an exemplified academic curriculum, experience a personal spiritual growth, and utilize the God-given talents of each student.

All final policy decisions are made by the Hope Christian Academy School Administrator or her proxy. Exceptions deemed necessary by the Administrator to any school policy should not be misconstrued as exceptions for anyone else. The administration of HCA reserves the right to modify or change policies within this handbook. Any major change will be communicated to the students and parents in writing.

HCA Enrollment
The HCA Administration reserves the right to admit students of families that are non-church members. Admittance may be with special requirements set forth by the school Administration on a case by case basis. All special requirements will be in writing and agreed upon before student matriculation.

Scholastic Achievement
The responsibility for scholastic achievement at HCA is placed on the student. The rules and procedures utilized in the school have the potential to produce responsible and dependable Christian men and women. While the process of growth may at times be frustrating to a parent, remember the end result for which we are striving. HCA cannot guarantee that your child will graduate as a quality Christian and member of the community, but HCA can guarantee that your child will be given the tools to achieve this status.
Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

HCA Curriculum
Hope Christian Academy uses Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.) for our school curriculum. For more information about A.C.E. please visit http://www.aceministries.com/curriculum
Racial Non-Discrimination Statement 
The school and church has a policy of being non-discriminatory in regards to race, and therefore, shall not discriminate against members, applicants, students, and others on basis of race, color, nationality or ethnic origin.
School Search Policy 
Searches for suspicion of illegal or unauthorized materials can be conducted in the following:
Student Offices
Backpacks, purses, pockets, etc.
Person (By same sex)
Grounds for Dismissal
The school reserves the right to dismiss or deny re-admission to students for the reasons the administration deems fit. They may come under the following categories:
Attitude incompatibility
Uncooperative spirit
Rebellion toward discipline
Sowing discord
Chronic absences/tardiness
Nonconformity to standards of conduct and grooming
Lack of parental cooperation
Inability to respond to individualized curriculum
Not fulfilling financial obligations
Use or possession of illicit drugs 
Medical Guidelines
No staff member will be allowed to administer any medicines without the Parent Authorization Form signed in the student’s file. All medicines brought from home must be kept and administered in the school office. In instances where a student needs medical attention, the principal will call the parents or the family doctor (in that order).