Northpoint Homeschool Classes

"... And they shall be all taught of God ..."

- John 6:45
  

NORTHPOINT HOMESCHOOL CLASSES
2018-2019
CODE of CONDUCT

At Northpoint Homeschool Classes, we believe it is important that all students and their families realize that their conduct in and out of school reflects upon themselves, and, most importantly, Jesus Christ.

For the purpose of maintaining discipline, developing responsibility, spiritual maturity and character, the following guidelines are to be respected and maintained:

For Health and Safety

  1. The possession or use of tobacco, tobacco-free products (“vape” pens, E-cigarettes, etc.) alcoholic beverages, and illegal drugs is strictly forbidden.
  2. Items such as a knife(s), gun(s), laser pointer(s), lighters, or any item(s) that will cause a fire (including fireworks) will not be brought onto the property.
  3. Horseplay or fighting will not be allowed.
  4. Objects/projectiles/snowballs that may endanger others or create a mess are not to be thrown or launched at any time.
  5. Skateboards are not allowed on the property.
  6. There is to be no lingering outside of the church building before, during or after class hours, unless specific permission is given.
  7. Students are to wait for rides in designated areas.

For Social, Moral, and Spiritual Development

  1. Respect and courtesy is expected in all relationships – student to student as well as student to teacher/staff.
  2. Profanity and vulgar speech (verbal or written) is not only an offense to others but also to God and will not be tolerated.
  3. Any type of immoral or pornographic material is strictly prohibited.
  4. No physical displays of affection are allowed including, but not limited to hugging, kissing, holding hands, or sitting on laps.
  5. Students are not to make comments or engage in conversations of a sexual nature.
  6. Each student is expected to do his/her own work on all tests, projects, and assignments. Cheating will result in a zero grade on the assignment as well as involvement with parent(s) and administrator on possible further consequences, including possible expulsion.
  7. All assignments, papers, projects, and tests are expected to be the student’s original work or material unless proper credit is given.

Respect of Property and Facilities

Northpoint Homeschool Classes are held at . The business of the church is occurring during our class hours and we must respect the staff as well as the building in all that is said and done. In doing so, we are bringing honor to God.

  1. Respect will be shown and responsibility will be taken for the church facility (including parking lot and grounds) as well as classrooms, restrooms, hallways, equipment and supplies.
  2. Respect will be shown for other people’s property.
  3. Borrowing or taking items that belong to the church or other people without specific permission will not be allowed.
  4. Responsibility for helping to keep the buildings and grounds as neat as possible (pick up trash, etc.) is expected.
  5. There is to be no running or horseplay in the facility or on the premises.
  6. Talking in the restrooms should be kept to a minimum.
  7. Students are to keep noise level down in the classrooms and hallways to show respect for the church staff.

Non-Harassment Policy

  1. Harassment can be physical, verbal or sexual in nature and will not be tolerated.
  2. Sexual harassment can include, but is not limited to, unwelcome advances, inappropriate and/or demeaning actions or statements (both verbal and written) of a sexual nature.
  3. Physical harassment can include, but is not limited to, threats or intimidation of a physical nature such as provoking a fight, fighting, any act that inflicts personal injury or damage to property, bullying, any act intended to create fear.
  4. Verbal harassment can include, but is not limited to, threats, intimidation, discrimination, bullying, teasing, unkind remarks (both verbal and written).
  5. If a student or parent/legal guardian becomes aware of this type of behavior, they should bring it to the attention of the administration immediately. Swift and decisive action will be taken in the event of a harassment issue.
  6. If it is brought to the attention of the administration that a Northpoint student is sending comments that could be considered harassment to another Northpoint student via voice mail, text message e-mail, or a social network – even if this activity takes place off Northpoint campus – the administration and Board of Advisors will address the situation and respond as it deems appropriate.

Use of Electronics

Elementary/Intermediate:
  1. Electronic devices, including cell phones, are not allowed at any time in the Northpoint Elementary/Intermediate. This includes classrooms, study halls, and lunch.
Middle School/High School:
  1. Middle school and high school students are permitted to bring electronic devices, including cell phones, laptops, tablets, musical devices and game devices to Northpoint for use in study hall and lunch.
  2. Laptops and tablets may be used in the classroom with teacher permission and for classroom use only.
  3. Cell phones, musical devices and game devices may NOT be used in the classroom at any time.
  4. It is expected that all Northpoint students will exercise personal responsibility in the content that is viewed on any electronic device. Northpoint teachers and staff reserve the right to monitor content at its discretion and respond accordingly.

Miscellaneous

  1. Eating is only permissible in specified locations.
  2. Students may not bring food or beverage (with the exception of bottled water) in classrooms, restrooms, or hallways.
  3. No energy drinks of any kind may be brought to school.

 

NORTHPOINT HOMESCHOOL CLASSES
2018-2019 PERSONAL APPEARANCE STANDARDS

I Samuel 16:7 says that, “Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart”, therefore, we are to honor God in our appearance as it relates to the Biblical standards of modesty and neatness.

The way we, as Christians, present ourselves to those around us reflects who we are in Christ. Our overall appearance should be a representation of our hearts. Any type of dress code is meaningless if our hearts are not in the right place in our desire to please and obey God as well as respect others.

There is an appropriate way to dress for church, athletics, etc. So, too, there is an appropriate way to dress for school. Northpoint’s objective in its dress code is that students understand the need for neat and modest attire.

Middle School/High School: As part of our Personal Appearance Standards, all middle school and high school students are to wear designated Northpoint shirts (t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts or hooded sweatshirts). This shirt must be the top layer and cannot be covered up with another shirt, jacket, sweater, etc.

Failure to wear a Northpoint shirt to classes will result in the requirement for the student to purchase an additional Northpoint shirt from the administrator. The cost of the shirt will be $20.00 and will be collected the following school day.

The following Personal Appearance Standards apply to all students, Kindergarten through 12th Grade:

The goal of modesty is to dress in a way that does not offend or tempt anyone. This is not a matter of rules and regulations but our desire to draw attention to our hearts and not our bodies.

All clothing that fits this description of modesty is acceptable EXCEPT for the following:

  1. See-through or sheer fabrics.
  2. Pants, shirts, or tops that do not fit properly (i.e . too tight or too loose).
  3. Pants with holes that reveal skin.
  4. Dresses and skirts that are too short (they should be to the top of the knee).
  5. Shorts (except for Bermuda shorts or Capris).
  6. Shirts with inappropriate messages.
  7. Shirts with revealing neckline, back, or midriff.
  8. Any clothing that reveals undergarments.
  9. Leggings must be worn with a skirt or dress that is to the top of the knee.

The goal of neatness is to dress appropriately for the occasion. When clothes are too sloppy or extreme they can hinder the educational process. To further clarify this expectation, all clothing is acceptable that fits this description of neatness EXCEPT the following:

  1. Jewelry that is not in moderation or good taste. Body piercings are limited to ears and one flat stud in the nose. We reserve the right to ask a student to plug gauges or remove jewelry that is deemed a distraction or safety risk.
  2. Clothes that are not in good repair (no torn jeans that expose skin, etc.).

The administrators and/or Board of Advisors at Northpoint Homeschool Classes reserves the right to determine if a student is dressed appropriately. Students who disregard the Personal Appearance Standards will receive one (1) warning. If the problem continues, a demerit will be issues and parent(s) will be informed.

Students and/or parent(s) who repeatedly display an unwillingness to respect and obey the Personal Appearance Standards may be denied class attendance until the corrections are made or may be subject to further disciplinary action.

 

NORTHPOINT HOMESCHOOL CLASSES
DOCTRINAL STATEMENT OF FAITH

What We Believe

  1. The Scripture. We believe that all Scripture of the Old and New Testaments is verbally inspired by God, and inerrant in the original writings; and that it is of supreme and final authority in faith and life (II Timothy 3:16-17 and II Peter 1:21). The Scripture is given to man that he might know God, and that he might know God's will for man.
  2. The Godhead. We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three Persons - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit - and these three are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and worthy of the same confidence and obedience (Matthew 28: 18, 19;II Corinthians 13:14).
  3. The Christ. We believe that Jesus Christ is God's only begotten Son (John 3:16). He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary (Luke 1:30-35). He lived a sinless life (Hebrews 4:15). He died on the cross as the substitute for man for the sin penalty (Romans 5:8). He arose bodily from the dead (John 20:20). He ascended into heaven (Acts 1:9). He is presently ministering for the believer as the intercessor (Hebrews 7:25). He will return personally and visibly; first to receive the believer to Himself (I Thessalonians 4: 16, 17), and then to establish His kingdom on earth (Matthew 25:31, 32).
  4. Man Created and Fallen. We believe that man was originally created in the image and after the likeness of God (Genesis 1:26). Man fell because of sin, and, as a consequence, lost his spiritual life (Genesis 3). Man, therefore, in his natural state, is condemned to an eternal death (Romans 6:23).
  5. Salvation. We believe that man may have salvation from the guilt and penalty of sin through personal trust in the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ for man's sin (I Peter 2:24). Through faith in Jesus Christ, man is born again (John 3:3), possesses a new nature (II Corinthians 5:17), and has the promise of eternal life (Romans 6:23). Salvation cannot come through works, but only through the grace of God (Ephesians 2:8,9).
  6. The Holy Spirit. We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity (Matthew 28:19). He is active in the regeneration of the believer (Titus 3:5). He indwells every believer (Romans 8:9). He is the source of power whereby the believer may live a Godly life (Galatians 5:16). His present ministry is, in part, to convince the world of the reality of sin, of righteousness through Christ, and of the judgement to come (John 16:7-11).
  7. Satan and Sin. We believe that Satan is a created being of God, and that he fell because of sin to his present state (Isaiah 14: 12-17). He is the author of sin (Genesis 3:1-19). He has been judged through the death of Christ on the cross (John 12:31). He will be eternally judged in the lake of fire (Revelation 20:10). Sin is unrighteousness in the sight of God (I John 5:17).
  8. The Church. We believe that all who are born again through faith in Christ are members of the Church, which is the body and bride of Christ (I Corinthians 12:12- 27). The Church has been given the commission to reach the world for Christ (Matthew 28:19,20). The local church is an organized body of believers in one locality (Revelation 2). The ordinances of the Church are water baptism (Matthew 28: 19), and the Lord's Supper (Luke 22:19, 20).
  9. The Eternal Estate. We believe that at death the souls of those who have trusted in Christ for salvation pass immediately into the presence of Christ (Philippians 1:23). Those who have died will rise again from their graves, and those who are living at the time of the rapture will with them be translated into an immortal state (I Corinthians 15:51-53), and they shall be forever with Christ (I Thessalonians 4:13-18). Eternal life in heaven awaits all believers (Revelation 21,22). Eternal punishment in the lake of fire is for all who have rejected Christ (Revelation 20:14, 15).
  10. The Christian Walk. We believe that the Christian is challenged in the Word of God to live a life separated from the sin of the world (Romans 6: 1, 2; I Corinthians 6:18, 19; II Corinthians 6: 17,18) which can only be accomplished by his living in dependence upon the Holy Spirit so as to reveal the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5: 16-23). The life of the believer should be fruitful in spiritual service and lived for the glory of God (John 15: 1-8).

As the parent/legal guardian, I have read and discussed the Personal Appearance Standards with my student(s). We agree to the doctrines and expectations as stated. We understand that failure to follow the guidelines in the Personal Appearance Standards will result in disciplinary action.




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