Maintaining Control

Maintaining Control


Christian Life Academy is not a corrective institution; consequently, we ask that a child not be enrolled with the idea that we will reform him/her. We are here to work with the home, not to take the place of parents who have experienced discipline difficulty. The student must at all times conduct himself in a manner becoming a Christian.

If we are expected to maintain control in the Learning Center there must be a unity between the parents and staff of CLA. If your child does come home complaining about a policy or discipline, we ask that you please follow this procedure:

1.  Give the 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 following procedures will be followed:

1. The student is written up and counseled by Pastor.

2. A parental conference is held, and said student is placed on 3-day in-school suspension and a behavior contract will be signed by the parent, student, and staff.

3. HOWEVER, if a student is a danger or a threat to himself or others, said student is placed on a 6-week probation period. At this time, if behavior is repeated, parents will be asked to withdraw the child. If the parent refuses, the child will be expelled.

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", I Cor. 14:40, and that our students should be taught to accept the responsibility to walk honorably before all men.

•   "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..." Romans 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 the way of life that keepth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth." Prov. 10:17


For the protection of the students and staff, CLA retains the right to perform searches of personal items such as backpacks, offices, lockers, notebooks and purses at any time.  Any material or equipment we find objectionable will be confiscated and returned only to the parent. Upon the second offence of the above confiscated material or equipment, it will be held until the end of the school year.



Parental Correction:

Parents should be the administrators of Parental Correction in times when it is necessary. Therefore, the parents will be notified in the event a Biblical Law has been broken, or repeat offenses have gone uncorrected. Parental correction is at the discretion of the parents. Whatever you choose, please remember this punishment is to change the student's attitude, cause repentance, and build character in your child. Please take careful consideration and follow through with your word.

Once Parental Correction is deemed to be necessary, the student will be removed from the Learning Center, the offense will be discussed, and the student led in prayer. Also, parents will be notified through the classdojo. The student must be picked up immediately from the school and parental correction administered.


Opportunities of the Learning Center

A. Unless permission is received, the following earns one negative point:

1.  Getting up from your chair

2.   Leaving the Testing Table

3.  Bringing food or drink (other than CLA water bottle) into the Learning Centers

4.  Disturbance in the Learning Center

5.  Chair left out

6.  Going to the Scoring Station with a pencil

7. Skipped scoring blocks (including supervisor scoring)

8. Wrong answers not marked wrong

9. Arriving late for appointed times

10. Working any part of a Self-Test or Check-up without first obtaining an initial

11. For each item left at home

12. Chewing gum

13. Performing activities not related to prescribed material

14. Homework not done (1 point for each subject)

15. Violating the six inch rule

16. Extra red markings in PACE


B. Violations which earn automatic detention or Parental Correction:

1.  Cheating on PACE work or test

2.  Arguing or complaining with the authority

If a child is creating a continual Learning Center disturbance (three or more of the same offense) then said child's parents will be contacted and have one hour to pick up their child. If child is not picked up in that time frame than a $10.00 charge will be incurred every 30 minutes thereafter because a paid staff must sit one-on-one with said student until he/she is picked up. (Scholarships will not pay for this charge.) After the 3rd parental correction notice in an 9 week period, students will be placed on a 2 week behavior probationary period. If said problem is not resolved, student will be given 2 weeks to seek educational opportunities elsewhere.

**Decision may be appealed to the CLA School Improvement Committee. All decisions of the Committee are final.