Student Handbook

School Policies

 

Evangelism of the Student

Union Christian Academy shall accept student from non-Christian families providing the families are in agreement with the purposes and practices of the school. It shall be the policy of each teacher to give a clear presentation of the Gospel to each student during the course of the year and to know where each child in their class stands in regard to his/her relationship to Christ. It is the desire of Union Christian Academy that every student have a personal relationship with Christ.

Union Christian Academy's Biblical role is to work in conjunction with the home to mold students to be Christ-like. On occasion, the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home may be counter or in opposition to the Biblical lifestyle the school teaches and represents. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, sexual immorality, homosexual sexual orientation, or inability to support the moral principles of the school. In such cases, the school reserves the right, within its sole discretion, to refuse admission of an applicant, or to expel a student from enrollment.

 

Statement of Parental Cooperation

Union Christian Academy's educational mission involves working with the home in the overall Christian education of students. On occasion, this cooperation between the school and home may become difficult. To avoid such situations, and for parents to maintain their child's enrollment, the school requires that parents support the following statements:

  • As a parent of a student at Union Christian Academy, I agree to support the school with my prayers and positive attitude. Complaints or negative comments will be shared only with the teacher, president of the school, or person involved and not with my child or other people, following the Matthew 18 principle.

  • I understand that if at any time the school determines, at its sole discretion, that my actions do not support the ministry, or reflect a lack of cooperation and commitment to the home and school working together, the school has the right to request the withdrawal of my child.

 

Parental Involvement

Parents are asked to participate a minimum of 10 hours during the school year in various functions and duties. These 10 hours can be filled as easy as attending open school board meetings, PTO meetings, or helping with any of the various work days and multiple activities/events. By participating in these hours you will help keep tuition costs lower, enhance the school's growth, and even make new friends. This volunteer time helps to keep tuition costs as low as possible.

 

Chapel

Students will meet for corporate worship and expression in chapel service at least once each week during the school year. It shall be an extension of their Christian training, but not the extent of it. The teacher or a designated individual will be responsible for conducting the chapel services. A spirit of reverence should be felt in all chapel services. Attentive, courteous conduct that honors the Lord should be observed at all assemblies.

 

Prayer

Prayer is a vital ingredient in our program of Christian training. Students at Union Christian Academy are trained in the importance of establishing a consistent daily prayer life. Teachers lead the students to understand how God is central to all of life and that continual communication with Him is essential to consistent Christian living. Students are trained in the habit of prayer throughout the school day: before beginning the responsibilities of each day; before eating lunch; for special needs; and to give Him praise for all things. Students are encouraged to make their requests know to God. Numerous opportunities will be provided to pray with and for one another.

 

Patriotism

UCA believes that it is important to teach our students to have respect for America and our form of government. History is taught in a way that encourages students to respect our national heroes. Students are required to memorize historical, American documents. The flag is given proper respect in every classroom with pledges spoken daily.