Biblical Morality Policy
Bethany Christian Schools’ biblical role is to work in conjunction with the home to mold students to be Christ-like. Of necessity, this involves the schools’ understanding and belief of what qualities or characteristics exemplify a Christ-like life. The school reserves the right, within its sole discretion, to refuse admission of an applicant or to discontinue enrollment of a student if the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home or the activities of the student are counter to or are in opposition to the biblical lifestyle the school teaches. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, participating in, supporting, or condoning sexual immorality, homosexual activity, or bisexual activity, promoting such practices, or being unable to support the moral principles of the school. (See Leviticus 20:13 and Romans 1:27.
Bethany Christian School admits students of any gender, race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Before admission to Bethany Christian School, students will be evaluated for grade-readiness by those methods chosen by administration; including, but not limited to: evaluation of previous report cards, standardized test results, recommendations, administration of further testing, and student interview.
Students must demonstrate readiness to work at grade-level upon entrance. Special consideration may be given by the administration to admission of a student who, although not working at grade level at time of evaluation, demonstrates a commitment to achieving readiness by the beginning of the school year through tutoring or other means. In such a case, the student must demonstrate to the administration the ability to work at grade level by the beginning of the school year.
Commitment to Christian Values
Bethany Christian School is committed to and teaches the Christian values and doctrines as declared in the Statement of Faith and the school’s Philosophy of Education. While enrollment at Bethany Christian School is not contingent on one’s personal acceptance of the Statement of Faith and the school’s Philosophy of Education, families must be aware that their child’s education is founded upon these principles and that their child will be taught that these values and doctrines are true.