Muscatine Adventist Christian School
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The following are pertinent excerpts from the school Handbook:



The Muscatine Adventist Christian School is a co-educational school serving kindergarten through eighth grade.  The purpose of the school is to provide broad educational opportunities in a spiritual environment consistent with our unique Christian perspective.

 

As a Christian school, we have a commitment to our students that transcends that of other institutions.  We believe that true education means more than just a sound academic preparation for life.  We believe in the nurturing of the whole student, the harmonious development of the mental, the physical, the social, and the spiritual.  To help us achieve this goal, we strive to create a climate which is loving yet firm, accepting yet challenging to the academic, physical, social, and spiritual aspects of life.

 

 

  

OBJECTIVES

 

We believe that our students should be led to know God more intimately, and to have a personal relationship with Him as Maker and Friend.  It is this relationship that motivates the individual in the development of Christian character.  It is our purpose to encourage and foster this growth in all facets of school life.

 

We acknowledge God's ownership of all human resources and encourage respect for, and care of, those resources.  We believe that the body is the temple of God, and encourage students in habits of healthful living and temperance.

 

We are pledged to provide a Christ-centered, Bible-directed curriculum.  We accept the Bible as God's written Word, and it is our objective to give it a prominent role in the educational experience provided.

 

We will provide an environment designed to stimulate a high level of scholarship and will help students learn habits of accuracy, thought, and responsibility.

 

While we recognize that no parent, teacher, child, or institution is perfect, we have committed ourselves to these objectives, and solicit the support and prayers of parents, friends, and community members as we continue to work toward these ideals.

 

 

  

DIRECTORY

 

 Adventist Christian School

2904 Mulberry Avenue

Muscatine, IA  52761

(563) 264-6033

 

 

 

School Operating Committee

 

Edwin Cabrera ....................................................................................................... Pastor

................................................................................................................ (417) 840-2806


Charles Lee ....................................................................................................... Chairman
.................................................................................................................(309) 738-5414

 

Carol Swayze ..................................................................................................... Treasurer

................................................................................................................ (563) 260-5286

 



 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

Who May Attend

 

The Adventist Christian School is operated especially for young people of the Seventh-day Adventist faith who enroll for the purpose of doing earnest, faithful work, and who desire help in the development of a Christian character.  Enrollment is not limited to children of Seventh-day Adventist parents, however.  Other young people desiring a character-building education and who will uphold the standards and comply with the regulations of the school will also be admitted.  
 

 

 

 

Nondiscrimination Policy

 

The Adventist Christian School makes no discrimination on the basis of nationality, race, religion, or sex in the admission of students or in the administration of its educational policies or extracurricular programs.


 

How to Apply

 

Parents who wish to enroll their children in the Adventist Christian School should make application as soon as possible by contacting the teacher (xxx-xxx-xxxx) and making an appointment for an on-site visit.  An application fee of $50 is required to assure that your child has a reserved desk for next year. This fee will be applied to your child's registration fee. At the time of application the teacher will give you the required documents that must be completed and submitted on Registration Day. After the registration forms have been completed, they will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

 

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Accreditation

 

The Adventist Christian School is accredited by the Mid-America Union Conference and The National Council for Private School Accreditation.

 

The teacher has a Professional Teacher's Certificate from the Seventh-day Adventist Church Department of Education.

 

 

Cooperation between Parents and Teacher

 

The success of the school depends in a large measure upon the full cooperation between parents and teacher.  It sometimes happens that students make complaints to their parents concerning school matters, especially when measures for discipline are involved.  In such cases, parents are urged to withhold judgment until the teacher is contacted and an investigation of the matter is made.  Carefulness along this line often prevents unhappy consequences.  Parents should always discuss school policies, problems, and complaints with the teacher rather than with other parents or members of the community.


 

Transportation of Students

 

The Adventist Christian School has no bus service for students.  Parents sometimes form car pools among themselves to take their children to and from school or they may make arrangements with the MuscaBus system.

 

 

Curriculum

           

            Bible                                                        

            Language Arts                                                                                  

               English                                                                                                       

               Handwriting                                                                         

               Reading                                                                                   

               Writing                                                                                                        

               Spelling
                Vocabulary   
            Mathematics  
            Science and Health
            Social Studies       
            Art

            Music 
            Physical Education



School Supplies

 

Each student should have the following on the first day of school:

 

For Student Use:   (It is recommended that the student’s name is on each item.)

 

1.      Pencils with erasers and #2 lead.  Several should be available at all times.  Mechanical pencils are very satisfactory.

2.      Ball point pens with blue ink for grades 3 - 8.

3.      Box of crayons for grades 1 - 3.  Boxes of colored pencils, crayons, and/or markers for grades 4 - 8.

4.      Glue.

5.      Ruler, protractor, and compass for grades 4 - 8.  Ruler only for grades 1 - 3.

6.      Scissors
 

For Classroom Use: 

7.      2 boxes of kleenex for school use.

 

 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

    

Application Fee

    

A fee of $50 is payable at time of application.  The school has only 10 openings for the 2014-2015 school year, so a fee is necessary to reserve a desk for your child. This fee will be applied to your child's registration fee of $250.   If all openings are filled at the time of your request, you will be placed on a waiting list, in which case you will not be required to pay an application fee until an opening is available.

At time of registration the remaining $200 of the registration fee will be due.  The registration fee is used to pay for direct student expenses, such as student insurance, textbooks, and expendable workbooks. 

 

 

Tuition

 

Tuition for each student per month is $190.  The first payment is due on registration day and each suceeding payment is due on the first school day of the month from September to May.  A 12-month payment plan is available to make the tuition more affordable.  To assist parents with the cost of tuition, scholarships are available to those who volunteer to participate in a service program.  Families who have more than one child enrolled at the same time may apply to the school board for special consideration with regard to tuition.

 
Parents sometimes feel that the expense of keeping their children in a private school is a particular challenge to them financially.  However, parents will no doubt find that the cost of a Christian education is less than the cost of child care. In addition, your child is learning eternal values at our school, and no price tag can be placed on these values.  Our current parents appreciate the education their children are receiving as evidenced by the fact that we have a near 100% retention rate from year to year.  If you are particularly challenged financially, we invite you to discuss your situation with the teacher and the school treasurer.

 

 

 


ATTENDANCE

 

Classes will begin at 8:00 a.m. every school day, and end at 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and at 2:00 p.m. on Friday.

 

Each student is expected to attend school punctually and regularly.  Absences may be excused if caused by illness of the student, bereavement for a member of the immediate family, or required court appearance.

 

An absence will not be excused for music lessons, shopping, or travel.  If a student has 14 or more unexcused absences in any semester, he may receive failing grades for that semester.

 

When a student returns to school after an absence or tardiness, he is to bring a note from his parents or guardian stating the reason for his absence or tardiness.

 


 

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY

 

Every student who accepts admission to the Adventist Christian School thereby pledges to willingly and cheerfully observe all regulations of the school and uphold the Christian principles upon which the school operates.

 

Some of the school policies are listed here for reference when questions come to mind.  They are intended to help make your child's year as enjoyable as possible.

 

1.      Students shall protect and care for property of the school, themselves, and others.  They shall immediately report any accident or misuse of which they are aware.

2.      Students shall be honest, abstaining from cheating, stealing, gambling, betting, or possessing playing cards or other gambling devices.

3.      Students shall promote safety, abstaining from having at school firearms, explosives, knives, dangerous animals or other unsafe things.

4.      Students shall live wholesome lives, abstaining from wearing, displaying, or having in their possession anything which indicates affiliation with atheism, spiritualism, cults, rock groups, intemperance, or other unfavorable groups or objectionable affiliations.

5.      Students shall keep their minds pure, abstaining from the use of profane or lewd language and actions, and the possession of suggestive materials. They shall not discuss things that are not in harmony with Christian standards.

6.      Students shall live healthfully, abstaining from using, possessing, or supplying to others tobacco, drugs, or alcohol in any form.  They shall also avoid chewing gum, eating between meals, and the excessive use of highly refined foods, especially sugary foods and drinks.

7.      Students shall display Christian courtesy, abstaining from bullying, ridiculing, or disgracing others.

8.      Students shall help create a desirable learning atmosphere in school by not bringing radios, recorders, toys, pets, special projects, etc., unless permission is obtained in advance from the teacher.

9.      Students who operate their own transportation vehicles, including bicycles, mopeds, and motorcycles, shall park them upon arriving at school and not move them or play with them until they go home.

 

 

APPEARANCE

 

A person's appearance tells a lot about the person and affects how he feels about himself.  It not only shows what he is really interested in and what matters to him, but his appearance helps determine his mood, and thus his education.

 

Students should have a neat, clean, modest, and simple appearance which is in good taste and fitting for the occasion.  To help you with your decisions, use the following guidelines as you choose your clothing:

 

1.      Students may not wear sleeveless shirts, dresses, or blouses.

2.      Students may not wear spandex pants or tops.

3.      A student's clothing is to cover the midriff, regardless of the position in which the student might be.

4.      Clothing may not be ragged or torn.

5.      Any writing on clothing must be in harmony with Christian standards.

6.      Students may not bring or wear ornamental jewelry, make-up, or nail polish.

7.      Students are to wear shoes at school.  Gym shoes are required for play.

8.      Skirt lengths should be kept as close to the knee as possible.  Shorts may be worn underneath the skirt, allowing for modesty at all times.  Split skirts may be worn.

 

ASBESTOS STATEMENT

 

This school has been certified by the State of Iowa to be asbestos free.  The report is available to the public at any time.  All remodeling has been asbestos free as well.

 

 

WEB PICTURE POLICY

Muscatine Adventist Christian School will post students pictures on our web site only with parents’ permission.  The student’s grade may sometimes be given next to the picture used (i.e. “first grade student”).  No other personal information (name, address, phone number) will be given on the web site.

 

WHEELS

(Skateboards, skates, heelies, bicycles, etc.)

 

Wheeled toys may only be brought to school when the teacher gives permission.  Whenever a student rides, he or she must wear a helmet.  Appropriate knee and elbow pads are strongly recommended.  They are only to be ridden in the gym or outside – not on the carpet.
 

2904 Mulberry Ave • Muscatine, IA, 52761-2757 • 563-264-6033