Enrollment Announcement

Christian Community Schools
East Campus – 3240 I70B Frontage Rd, Clifton, CO 81520 *970-434-0205
christiancommunitygj@gmail.com


Admissions Policy:
All applications will be accepted in order of the date of receipt of their completed application. CCS accepts students for enrollment without regard to race, color, sex, or national origin. Each spring parents will be notified when re-enrollment for the following school year will begin. If the parent does not re-enroll the student at that time, but wishes the student to attend CCS the next school year, the student will be placed on the bottom of the waiting list and considered to be a new student. 
Elementary students – Obtain and submit the completed application package including one month tuition, registration fee and book fee, signed transfer of records form, student health records, copy of official birth certificate, special permission forms, and liability release form.
Secondary students – Obtain and submit the application package listed above plus the student must have a 2.0 GPA or better, written personal testimony, recommendation from youth pastor, and computer agreement.

Health Requirements:
All students are required to have proof of immunization in their permanent file in accordance with the current Colorado standards, which are available in the current application packet.

Change in Student Information
It is important that the CCS office be notified immediately of a change of address, home, office, or cell number, or emergency information during the academic year.

School Hours:
School hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Fridays. This year the secondary grades are going to use Fridays for extended learning, this means if your student is missing any work they will be required to stay until 3 p.m. the only exception to this will be illness. Unless they are enrolled in the Before School Program, students should not arrive earlier than 7:30 a.m.  They should not be on campus later than 3:30 p.m. unless enrolled in the After School Program or participating in a supervised school activity.  There is a daily fee for the Before and After School Program.  Our building is locked daily until 7:30 a.m., from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and after 3:30 p.m.  During those hours, you need to enter through the church office or call the school office (434-0205) to gain access.  Please proceed to the school office to sign in when you are visiting the school.

Drop off/ Pick up:
Students may be dropped off each morning at the old south parking lot off the Frontage Road, and go directly to the playground on the west side of the building.  During inclement weather, the students can enter the side door off the playground directly into the gym.  Pick up will be from the old south parking lot, with students waiting west of the gym on the playground.  Please wait in line in your cars, single file, and the teacher on duty will escort your child to your car.  Once your child is properly seated in the car, please pull to the outside lane and exit the lot.  Thank you for not lining up until around 3 p.m.  Children do not get released from classes until 3:00 p.m.  If you need to go to the business office or meet with a staff member, please park and come inside the building through the double glass doors on the south side.  Staff members who are not on duty are available until 3:30 p.m. or by appointment.

Medication:
All prescription and nonprescription medications given in child care or school settings require a written authorization from your health care provider, as well as parent written consent.  This is a child care licensing requirement.  The medication authorization forms are available from the center or school.  The instructions from your health care provider must include information regarding the medication, reason for the medication, the specific time of administration and the length of time the medication needs to be given.  All medication must be brought in the original labeled container.  Note:  Medication prepared in a bottle or "cup" may not be left with program staff.  Vitamins are considered like any other medication; please do not leave them with your child.  Program staff involved in medication administration receives special training and is supervised by a nurse consultant.  Program staff are not authorized to determine when an "as needed" medication is to be given.  Specific instructions are necessary.  For children with chronic health conditions, this can be determine in collaboration with the consulting registered nurse.

School Lunches:
Cafeteria meals are offered for $3.00 per day with three options: Main choice with fruit, vegetable, dessert, and milk.  Send your check, made payable to “Christian Community Schools” to the school office with the student’s name designated for “lunches”.  Each day your child has a cafeteria lunch, he/she will have money deducted from the account. Only the juniors and seniors are allowed to leave campus for lunch, unless students leave with parents.

Student Evaluations:
Report cards will be sent home a few days after the end of each quarter or trimester.  Parent/Teacher conferences occur at the end of 1st quarter and as needed throughout the year.  

CCS utilizes the Engrade system of online grading to post assignments and grades.  Engrade is updated on a weekly basis by teachers.  We encourage our parents to track student progress through this web-based program.  Each student has a student access code that will be sent home the first week of school; parents need to go to http://www.engrade.com/students, enter those access codes, and create a username/password combination.  Students can then use their username and password to log in anytime and see their up-to-the-minute classroom information on Engrade.   If you have any questions or need your access code, please contact the school office or your child’s teacher.  Any time students are not progressing satisfactorily, either academically or behaviorally, we will communicate with the parents/ guardians.

Curriculum:
CCS utilizes textbooks from Bob Jones University, ABeka, and ACSI (Association of Christian Schools) as our primary curriculum.  

Grading Scale:
A = 90 – 100  Excellent
B = 80 – 89  Good
C = 70-79Fair
D = 60 – 69Passing
F = 59 and BelowFailure
I = Incomplete
E = Excellent
S = Satisfactory
N = Needs Improvement
U = Unsatisfactory
X = No Evaluation
Note:  Any work receiving a grade of 79% or below will be re-done for an acceptable grade.

Grade Point Averages (GPAs)
The Grade Point Average is done by adding up the total points of the letter grades and dividing the total by the number of grades.  The point values assigned to letter grades are:
A = 4 points
B = 3 points
C = 2 points
D = 1 point
F = 0 points


High School Credits
Each core class (Bible, Language Arts, History, Science, Math) are worth .25 credits each quarter.  Other classes (Electives) are worth .25 credits each semester.  No credits are earned for failed classes.  
For advancing grade levels in high school:
0-6 credits = Freshman
6.5 to 12 credits = Sophomore
12.5 to 17 credits = Junior
17.5 to 25 credits (or more) = Senior

Graduation requirements:
25 credits total, in the required subjects, are necessary for graduation.  (For a more detailed outline, please consult the Graduation Requirements Checklist.) The breakdown is as follows:
4 creditsBible/Service Learning
4 credits Language Arts/ Literature/ Oral Communication
4 creditsMathematics
4 creditsScience & Labs
4 credits Social Sciences
1 credit Physical Education
1 creditForeign Language
.5 creditComputer Science
.5 creditFine Arts
2 creditsElectives

Behaviorial Expectations
The highest Christian Standards are to be maintained at Christian Community Schools at all times on and off school grounds. In order to preserve a standard of excellence in the classroom and in the spiritual life of each individual, there needs to be clearly defined guidelines as to behavior, attitudes, and the resulting consequences.

The purpose of discipline in a Christian school is to bring the student into maturity in Christ so that he/she will display self-control in all aspects of life.  The standard of conduct is to ensure that CCS students can be successful in achieving its mission.  CCS desires to have an environment that leads to academic, spiritual and character growth.  It is expected that all CCS students will reflect Christ-like behavior in all they do.  

Therefore, all students will:
Maintain Christian standards in all areas including kindness, language, morality and honesty.
Refrain from engaging in bullying, harassment, sexual immorality and illegal or immoral activities.
Respect everyone’s property.
Follow the guidelines set by the school in regards to conduct, dress and attitude.

For further information, please consult the Parent/Student Handbook.

Inclement Weather
Should bad weather necessitate cancellation of classes for the day, the appropriate announcements will be carried on the local television and radio stations.

Physical Education (Health & Wellness)
For 5th through 12th grade physical education classes, it is required to wear appropriate clothes and is part of the grade.  Appropriate clothes are dark blue or black shorts and either a CCS t-shirt or a blue or gray solid t-shirt (no logos).  Athletic shoes with socks are also required.


Athletic Program
CCS participates in athletic competition with other area Christian Schools and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools of Western Colorado.  Sports for the coming year include Co-ed Volleyball and Men’s/Women’s Basketball.  It is CCS policy that all coaches and assistants are paid staff members.  In order to participate in athletics, the student must attend all practices and events and dress appropriately on game days.  Eligibility will be checked each Monday morning and will be in effect for the entire week.  For further guidelines, consult the Athletic Policy.

Electives
Some electives require an additional fee.  The fee will be added to your account the second week of each semester.

Tuition
Tuition is payable in 10 equal payments from August through May, or 12 equal payments throughout the calendar year.  Tuition will be billed out by the 20th of each month for the next month and is payable on the first.  Any tuition received after the 10th of the month will incur a late fee.  Non-payment of tuition will result in your child being unable to attend CCS.  

Volunteers
What’s your spiritual gift?  Do you have a special hobby or talent you would be willing to share?  Please let us know if you would be available to volunteer at the school.  We can use help in the cafeteria, the library, during recess, as reading helpers, for special events, and in other areas.  (Thank you for understanding that it may not be in your own child’s classroom.)


“Christian Community Schools admit students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.”  


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