Alachua Christian Preparatory School provides your child with the opportunity to receive a quality education in a safe environment.
Our approach to your child’s education is different from public schools. We see each child as an individual with specific needs, strengths and weaknesses. It is very important to meet the needs, encourage the strengths and develop the areas where your child needs the most attention.
As a Christian school, we integrate three key components into your child's education.
First, our staff encourages every child to understand what the typical Christian lifestyle is. At the same time, we do not require any student to be a Christian to attend the school.
Second, we integrate Christian components into the curriculum. Your child will have the opportunity to study the Bible while learning English, Math, Science and Social Studies.
Third, we have regular ministry opportunities. There are daily opportunities to pray for and support their fellow students. Chapel is held weekly and off campus opportunities for ministry will be built into the school year.
POLICY AND PROCEDURES
ETHICS IN EDUCATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
GUIDELINES FOR ALACHUA CHRISTIAN PREPARATORY SCHOOL WORKERS
In order to provide as safe and secure environment as possible for our school participants and to minimize the school’s and workers’ vulnerability to unwarranted accusation, the following procedures have been adopted by Alachua Christian Preparatory School
Volunteer Workers Screening Procedure
- Prior to consideration for a position, any candidate who may be volunteering with children will complete and return an initial “Volunteer Application”.
- The principal or will carefully review the “Volunteer Application” to make certain the worker is appropriate for the position, based on the information provided.
- Any information indicating a candidate poses a threat to others or has any prior history of physical or sexual abuse will result in the immediate removal of the candidate from consideration for a position with Alachua Christian Preparatory School.
- Workers are to be parents/guardians of children enrolled in our school.
Employee Screening Procedures
- Employees applications will be reviewed for compatibility with Alachua Christian Preparatory School and positions available.
- A statewide sexual offender background check and/or a national criminal/sexual offender background check will be performed through a law enforcement agency or other screening organization on all employees of this organization.
- Any information indicating a candidate poses a threat to others or has any prior history of physical or sexual abuse will result in the immediate removal of the candidate from consideration.
- Never touch a person’s private area, except when necessary (as in the case of injury).
- Workers should avoid any appearance of impropriety. This includes such things such as sitting older children on their lap, kissing, or improperly embracing, etc.
- Workers are to release children in their care only to parents, guardians, or persons specifically authorized to pick up the person.
- Workers are never to spank, hit, shake, or otherwise physically discipline anyone.
- Disciplinary problems should be reported to a parent or guardian.
- If disciplinary situations are not satisfactory resolved, the principal shall report to the Board of Education.
Injuries or Illness
- Persons who are ill (with a fever or having a communicable disease) will not be permitted to attend school.
- A suitable substitute (approved by the Board of Education) must be used to take the place of workers who are ill.
- Reasonable steps should be taken to avoid contact with body fluids of any kind.
- Persons who have received an injury should be given first aid as needed at the time of the injury. The person’s parent or guardian should be notified of the injury when they pick up the injured person.
- Any injury which may require medical attention should be given immediate attention. The parent or guardian of the injured person should be immediately notified. 911 should also be called if warranted by the injury.
- The teacher should prepare a written incident/notice for any major injury. The incident report should be kept on file.
Notice of Abuse, Neglect or Molestation
- Workers aware of any actual or suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect have a duty to report these cases to the proper authorities.
- Allegations of abuse or sexual molestation against any employee or volunteer are to be reported to the principal.
- Any allegation of sexual abuse or molestation will be taken seriously and investigated.
- These allegations will be reported to the Board of Education and the proper authorities as required by Florida law.
- Any employee who is the subject of an investigation by the proper authorities will be removed from their position, with pay, pending completion of the investigation.
- Any person who is found guilty of sexual abuse or molestation will be removed from any work with children within the organization.
Responding to Law Enforcement
- All ministry leaders and employees will cooperate fully with any law enforcement or governmental agency that may be investigating allegations of injury, abuse, or molestation.
- The organization will promptly notify the school’s liability insurance carrier of any allegations of sexual misconduct or abuse for advice and guidance as soon as possible.
- A single organizational leader will be designated as spokesman following notice of any abuse or molestation in connection with activities of the school.
Revision of Policy/Procedures
This policy will be regularly reviewed by the Board of Education and can by modified in accordance with the bylaws of the organization. Any such modifications should be conveyed to all persons affected by the modification.
A Needs Assessment Checklist
The following checklists are items our school is doing to prevent sexual abuse.
- We currently screen all employees who work with youth and children.
- We currently require all volunteers who work with youth and children to fill out a “Volunteer Application”.
- We do a background check on all paid employees working with children or youth.
- We take all our policies to prevent sexual abuse seriously and see that they are enforced.
- Our workers understand Florida state law regarding child abuse reporting requirement.
- We have clearly defined reporting procedures for a suspected incident of abuse.
- We have a specific response procedure to use if an allegation or sexual abuse is made at our academy.
- We have sexual abuse liability coverage if a claim should occur
Alachua Christian Preparatory School Code of Ethics Policy & Procedures for Reporting Misconduct
(Adapted from the Code of Ethics of the Education Profession in Florida and Principles of Professional Conduct for the Education Profession in Florida)
- Our school values the worth and dignity of every person, the pursuit of truth, devotion to excellence, acquisition of knowledge, and the nurture of democratic citizenship. Essential to the achievement of these standards are the freedom to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal opportunity for all.
- Our primary concern is the student and the development of the student’s potential. Employees will therefore strive for professional growth and will seek to exercise the best professional judgment and integrity.
- Concern for the student requires that our instructional personnel:
- Shall make reasonable effort to protect the student from conditions harmful to learning and/or to the student’s mental and/or physical health and/or safety.
- Shall not unreasonably restrain a student from independent action in pursuit of learning.
- Shall not unreasonably deny a student access to diverse points of view.
- Shall not intentionally suppress or distort subject matter relevant to a student’s academic program.
- Shall not intentionally expose a student to unnecessary embarrassment or disparagement.
- Shall not intentionally violate or deny a student’s legal rights.
- Shall not harass or discriminate against any student on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, handicapping condition, sexual orientation, or social and family background and shall make reasonable effort to assure that each student is protected from harassment or discrimination.
- Shall not exploit a relationship with a student for personal gain or advantage.
- Shall keep in confidence personally identifiable information obtained in the course of professional service, unless disclosure serves professional purposes or is required by law.
- Aware of the importance of maintaining the respect and confidence of colleagues, of students, of parents, and of the community, employees of our school must display the highest degree of ethical conduct. This commitment requires that our employees:
- Shall maintain honesty in all professional dealings.
- Shall not on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, handicapping condition if otherwise qualified, or social and family background deny to a colleague professional benefits or advantages or participation in any professional organization.
- Shall not interfere with a colleague’s exercise of political or civil rights and responsibilities. d. Shall not engage in harassment or discriminatory conduct which unreasonably interferes with an individual’s performance of professional or work responsibilities or with the orderly processes of education or which creates a hostile, intimidating, abusive, offensive, or oppressive environment; and, further, shall make reasonable effort to assure that each individual is protected from such harassment or discrimination.
- Shall not make malicious or intentionally false statements about a colleague.
Training Requirement All instructional personnel, educational support employees, and administrators are required as a condition of employment to complete training on these standards of ethical conduct.
Reporting Misconduct by Instructional Personnel and Administrators All instructional personnel, educational support employees, and school administrators have an obligation to report misconduct by instructional personnel, educational support employees, and school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student. Examples of misconduct include obscene language, drug and alcohol use, disparaging comments, prejudice or bigotry, sexual innuendo, cheating or testing violations, physical aggression, and accepting or offering favors. Reports of misconduct of employees should be made to the Principal. Reports of misconduct committed by administrators should be made to a Director.
Legally sufficient allegations of misconduct by Florida certified educators will be reported to the Office of Professional Practices Services. Policies and procedures for reporting misconduct by instructional personnel or school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student are posted in staff lounge and on our Web site at ocpschool.net.
Reporting Child Abuse, Abandonment or Neglect All employees and agents have an affirmative duty to report all actual or suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Call 1-800-96-ABUSE or report online at: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/abuse/report/.
Signs of Physical Abuse The child may have unexplained bruises, welts, cuts, or other injuries; broken bones; or burns. A child experiencing physical abuse may seem withdrawn or depressed, seem afraid to go home or may run away, shy away from physical contact, be aggressive, or wear inappropriate clothing to hide injuries.
Signs of Sexual Abuse The child may have torn, stained or bloody underwear, trouble walking or sitting, pain or itching in genital area, or a sexually transmitted disease. A child experiencing sexual abuse may have unusual knowledge of sex or act seductively, fear a particular person, seem withdrawn or depressed, gain or lose weight suddenly, shy away from physical contact, or run away from home.
Signs of Neglect The child may have unattended medical needs, little or no supervision at home, poor hygiene, or appear underweight. A child experiencing neglect may be frequently tired or hungry, steal food, or appear overly needy for adult attention.
Patterns of Abuse: Serious abuse usually involves a combination of factors. While a single sign may not be significant, a pattern of physical or behavioral signs is a serious indicator and should be reported.
Liability Protections Any person, official, or institution participating in good faith in any act authorized or required by law, or reporting in good faith any instance of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect to the department or any law enforcement agency, shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability which might otherwise result by reason of such action. (F.S. 39.203)
An employer who discloses information about a former or current employee to a prospective employer of the former or current employee upon request of the prospective employer or of the former or current employee is immune from civil liability for such disclosure or its consequences unless it is shown by clear and convincing evidence that the information disclosed by the former or current employer was knowingly false or violated any civil right of the former or current employee protected under F.S. Chapter 760. (F.S. 768.095)
Employee’s Name ________________________________________________________
Employee’s Signature ________________________________ Date _____________
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Alachua Christian Preparatory School Programs and Services
- Individual Educational Therapy
- Group Education Therapy
- Individual Tutoring
- Group Tutoring
- Learning Buddies
- After School Program
- Summer School
- Physical Education
- Foreign Languages
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- Developmentally Delayed
- Dual-Sensory Impaired
- Emotional/ Behavioral Disability
- Established Conditions
- Intellectual Disability
- Language Impaired
- Occupational Therapy
- Orthopedically Impaired
- Other Health Impaired
- Physical Therapy
- Specific Learning Disability
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Visually Impaired
Alachua CHRISTIAN PREPARATORY SCHOOL BUSINESS PARTNERS
- AAA Scholarships
- Accelerated Christian Education
- Around the World Learning Center
- BJ’s Wholesale
- Busch Gardens
- Donnie Daniels Plumbing
- Dream Builders Realty
- Einstein Education Foundation
- Florida Bright Futures Scholarship
- Florida Department of Education
- Florida Virtual School
- Full Sail University
- Global Evangelic Center
- Green Meadows Petting Farm
- Holy Land Experience
- Inglesia Sin Parades
- Johnson University
- Kissimmee Parks and Recreation
- Kissimmee Police Department
- Kissimmee Utility Authority
- M&M Auto Repair
- McKay Coalitions
- Mel Hines
- Napelton Jeep Dodge
- Peter J Freuler, Jr PA
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not
- Skeleton Animals Unveiled
- Step Up For Students
- TOHO Water Authority
- Trafalgar Properties
- Office Max
- Orange School District
- Orlando Science Center
- Orland Sea Life Aquarium
- Osceola Fire Department
- Osceola Library System
- Osceola School District
- Osceola Sheriff’s Department
- Polk School District
- Progressive Insurance
- Rosetta Stone
- School Choice
- Sunshine Bank
- SunTrust Bank
- United Legacy Bank
- US Naval Sea Cadets
- Valencia College
- Vista Print
- Walt Disney World
- Yakety Yak Speech
Thank you for your support!
All our teachers meet the following qualification required by the Florida Department of Education.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in any subject
- Three or more years of K-12th grade teaching experience
- Special skills, knowledge, or expertise that qualifies them to provide instruction in K-12th grade subjects.
UNPAID MEAL POLICY
Individual Education Plan Academy’s Board of Directors and Program Director are aware that occasionally, families might forget to update their child’s lunch account.
In order that students do not go hungry, to promote parent to school accountability, to lessen the fiscal burden to the school, as well as to treat all families equitably, the school board will allow students in all grade levels the opportunity to “charge” the cost of meals to be paid back at a later date subject to the terms of this policy. School meals maybe prepaid in advance by several methods including, payment by cash, check or money order, and may be sent to the school cafeteria. Credit card payment is not accepted.
The intent of this established approach is to formally set and communicate exact, fair, and, current expectations for cashier’s and the local foods program associates’ responses relating to requests by families to charge meals provided under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).The policy also establishes procedures for methods of payment, charge availability, collection methods, alternate meals content and school to family communication. Also included are outlines to maintain the financial integrity of the programs, provide children with adequate nutrition to focus in school and minimize stigmatization for children with meal charges. The school board, sponsor director, school administration and cafeteria staff developed this meal program protocol which shall be applied to families with full paid or reduced price eligibility status.
This policy shall be included in the school-wide first day package for all existing and new students, and shall require a signed acknowledgment from the head of household. The policy is available on the school’s website, as well as, strategically posted on the communication wall in the cafeteria.
A purchase that is applied to an account
Lunch, breakfast or snack
Paying full price for a meal
Paying less than the full cost price of a meal. Reduced status is according to the state’s eligibility guidelines.
Lunch, breakfast or snack containing the components that will allow the foods program to be paid for the meal under the state guidelines
A meal serve other than that listed on the daily menu.
The minimum dollar amount that a family must have in the
Items that are not on the set menu
Identifying students with an unpaid label
Students may purchase reimbursable meals (breakfast lunch or snack) on their account resulting in a negative balance of up to $20.00 if they for get their money. If the current purchase causes the negative balance to drop below $20.00, the student will not be able to charge and will be offered the alternate meal.*The Charge limit is subjected to annual adjustment to the meal prices. E.P. has committed support to the program by covering all meal charges incurred by families in the Reduced and Full paid categories
Students who qualify for free meals will not be denied are disbursable meal even if they have accrued a negative balance on their cafeteria account.
The alternate breakfast will not be served… All students will receive reimbursable breakfast and lunch with meal components, portion sizes and packaging .In the event that the meal is being served to students with full paid status the price is under the PLE (Paid Lunch Equity) requirements.
Meals that are non-reimbursable shall be served under the smart snacks and non-program food requirements..
Payment under of the charges are requested through the schools accounting department. No maximum charge limit is required as the school’s administration pledges to cover full paid and Communicating the Policy
The written meal charge policy will be communicated to the household by posting on Individual Education Plan Academy School website at www.christianprepschools.com; included in the student information packet distributed on the first day of school and to all transfer students during the school year, and attached to the Meal Benefits Application
Overtidentificationofeligibilitystatusandaccountbalancewillbepreventedinthefollowingmanner: An account balance will be communicated via, email, on the monthly invoice notification as well as a private call to parents. In the event that an invoice is sent home, the invoice will be place in a white unmarked. Staff will be trained periodically to ensure that the overt policy is maintained.
Second meal will not be
There will be no adult
Whenthereisnegativeaccountbalancethestudentwillnotbeallowedtopurchase”a-lacarte”meal components or snacks.
For all other FNS nutrition assistance programs, state or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.