1.       Goals (ESLR’s)


Bethel Christian Schools has developed our ‘Expected School-Wide Learning Results (ESLRs)’ to foster excellence in education, demonstrated in our Five C’s for Success.  Students will be prepared to be:

A.                Christ-Centered (Proverbs 2:6-7; Psalm 32:8; Galatians 5:22-23)

Students will discover and choose to live a life glorifying to God by demonstrating the character of Christ in their own lives by:

        Building a knowledge of God’s Word (the Bible) and applying those principles to their everyday walk.

        Developing and exhibiting Christian character by modeling the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23.


B.                 Critical and Creative Thinkers (Isaiah 30:21; II Corinthians 10:5; II Timothy 3:16-17)


Students will apply critical, logical, effective, and creative decision-making processes by:

        Creating, implementing, and assessing appropriate strategies to solve problems.

                           Analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating information successfully.

                           Completing projects using a variety of resources.

                           Using technology effectively.

                           Working independently and cooperatively.


C.                 Competent Communicators (Proverbs 16:23; Proverbs 15:23; Ephesians 4:29; Colossians 4:6)


Students will become effective, competent communicators who will:


        Use oral, written, technological, and creative forms of expression to convey significant information and ideas.

                           Listen and read attentively to understand and interpret.

                           Express needs in a responsible and respectful manner.

                           Speak confidently to a variety of audiences.


D.                Community Contributors (Galatians 5:14; Acts 20:35; Galatians 6:10)


Students will demonstrate a commitment to their society (church, school, neighborhood, and community) by:

                           Contributing time and talent to help others.

                           Promoting cooperation, mutual respect, and appreciation of others. 

                           Conducting themselves with Christian integrity.


E.                 Continual Life-long Learners (Proverbs 8:33, 16:3, 19:20; Philippians 3:14)


Students will show they recognize the value of continual learning as the foundation of their future success in meeting the challenges of tomorrow by:


        Continuing their dedication to Christ and developing His character within them.

                           Discovering, exploring, and expanding their God-given talents. 

                           Accepting responsibility for their own continued growth.

                           Setting priorities and developing goals. 

                           Demonstrating the ability to complete assignments independently.

                           Identifying the need for assistance and requesting it.

        Valuing assessments, constructive criticisms, and encouragement from others.


        Using whatever tools available (such as internet technology, books, the media, seminars, college courses, community information centers, etc.) to research, investigate, and understand current trends, discoveries, and developments in the areas of technology, business/economics, politics, world events, health and global environment, and applying that knowledge effectively.


2.       Academic Standards


All students of Bethel Christian Schools must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average.  Parents/guardians may be notified by the teacher(s) if a student’s grade falls below 2.0 in any given week or at mid-quarter. 


Students falling below a 2.0 overall grade point average may be placed on Academic Probation and given a set amount of time in which to bring up the grade point average to 2.0.  Conference may be requested with Principal to discuss remedial solutions.

3.       Schoolwork Policy

          Homework is to be completely neatly and presented for scoring at the beginning
          of each class period or according to the teacher’s instructions.


Students with excused absences will be given extra time to complete missed class and homework assignments as explained by the teacher, up to one day extra for each day absent.  Assignments missed due to suspension may only be made up with the School Principal’s approval.


Elementary (grades K-5) students will be given a progression of disciplinary actions for missed homework (see Elementary Disciplinary Guidelines section, #3. Failure to Turn In Homework Consequences). 


Middle/High School (grades 6-12) students are allowed up to two late assignments (no more than 3 days late) per quarter per class, with a decrease in grade points for each day late.  On the fourth day, or the third assignment, the student will receive zero credit for that assignment and possible disciplinary action (see the Middle/High School Disciplinary and Demerit Guidelines section, #C. Failure to Turn In Homework).


Major projects have additional due date policies that will be stated on the project assignment sheet.

4.       Textbooks and School Supplies


Textbooks remain the property of Bethel Christian Schools and are to be shown care in handling.  All textbooks are to be returned at the end of the school year or at the time that a student is withdrawn from enrollment.  A charge will be levied for unusual damage or loss of books or failure to return.


The school provides most other educational items but requires that students purchase a Bible of the assigned version (available through the school office) and supplies that may include pens/pencils, notebooks, paper, calculators, compass/protractor, markers, crayons, scissors, etc.

5.       Behavioral Standards


Bethel Christian Schools is dedicated to the training of students in an integrated program of study, activity, and everyday living that is applied Christianity.  The primary rule of discipline is that the student is to be obedient, respectful, and cooperative toward all members of the faculty, staff, and administration, and to follow the ‘Golden Rule’ of Matthew 7:12 with regard to other students:  ‘Treat others the way you want to be treated.’

A.      Campus Rules


1.       Obey and show respect to all faculty and supervisory staff at all times.  Defiance, backtalk, etc., are not tolerated in word, deed, or attitude.


2.       Follow the dress code for all school events.  Some events may have a different set of guidelines (parties, costume days, etc.).


3.       Stay in designated areas at designated times.


4.       No vulgar language or profanity.

                   5.       No threatening/harassing, horseplay, fighting.


6.       No inappropriate items or items used inappropriately or at unauthorized times.


7.       Limit physical contact to brief hugging (less than 3 seconds) and hand-holding.  Kissing, sitting on laps or between legs, prolonged hugging or holding, etc., are not permitted.


8.       No taking, damaging, defacing, or destroying of property belonging to the school or others.


9.       No gambling.

                   10.     No gum-chewing.

                   11.     Eat only in designated eating areas.

                   12.     Put all trash in trash cans or recycling bins (as appropriate).


13.     Have a written pass or lanyard from a teacher whenever not in class. Go to the School Office for a tardy pass if late to class.


14.     If a teacher is not in the classroom after the bell has rung, students are to remain within 25 feet of the classroom, or at the lockers on rainy days.


15.     Do not go to your car (if you have one registered for campus) during school hours without a written pass or lanyard.


B.       Classroom Rules


1.       Obey classroom rules as defined by each teacher.

                   2.       Pay attention and participate in classwork/activities.

                   3.       Have all paper, books, and writing instruments ready.


4.       Talk or move out of your seat only when the teacher has given permission.

                   5.       No disruptive or distracting behavior.


6.       No passing of notes or texting/other electronic communication during class.

                   7.       No use of ‘ipods’ without CURRENT permission from the teacher.

                    8.       Keep hands off others and their property.

                    9.       No eating/drinking (except water bottles if allowed by teacher).

                   10.     Hats, gloves, and mufflers must be removed at the start of class.


11.     No leaving the classroom without permission and a written pass or lanyard from the teacher.


                    12.     Clean up desk area before leaving the classroom.


C.       Off-Campus Event Rules (field trips, sports trips, etc.)


Students are expected to follow the instructions of the teacher/staff member in charge and to behave according to campus and classroom rules at school-sponsored off-campus events.  Students are to show proper respect and cooperation toward others in authority at each venue.