Standard of Conduct
HCA recognizes five convictions that form the foundation of our standards of student conduct. A student who is disciplined for misbehavior may be counseled by parents and staff. If evidence of repentance and change is absent, these counseling sessions may result in the student being asked to leave the school.
1.Respect for God
At HCA, we believe in the supreme God who holds men accountable for their actions and their words. We desire to develop a deepening relationship with God through Jesus Christ. He is a God who is to be loved because He first loved us, worshipped because He only is worthy, honored for all He is and has done.
2. Respect for Authority
Respect for God leads to respect for authority. The development of humility and submission to authority are essential qualities for growth and service in Christ. As teachers are under the authority of the administration, and the administrators are under the authority of the school board, and the school board is under the church, students must submit to the authorities in their lives; parents, teachers, administrators, coaches, pastors, and governmental authorities.
3. Respect for Others and Yourself
“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple.” (I Corinthians 3:16 & 17). Jesus teaches that the two greatest commandments are “to love the Lord your God… and to love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:30-31). Honesty and trustworthiness are two virtues that demonstrate respect for others and will be encouraged at HCA by every reasonable means. Students are expected to edify, encourage, and support others.
4. Respect for Property
God, our Creator, has entrusted us to care for His creation. We desire to instill within our students a value and respect for the property of others. This also involves student behaviors that honor the material gifts with which we have been blessed and for which we are held accountable.
5. Respect for Educational Opportunities
A comfortable school, truly caring instructors and a wide variety of academic and vocational opportunities are all gifts. We desire to grow in children the appreciation of these gifts. Respecting these opportunities will involve actions, attitudes and words.
“Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.”
- Revelation 4:11
“You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another.”
- I Peter 5:5
“By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
“And if you have not been faithful in the use of that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own?”
- Luke 16:12
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
- Proverbs 1:7