Our program does not have a set of rules so rigid that we have a penalty that applies to each possible offense. But because we love and respect you, we do ask that you treat yourself and those around you with honor and kindness. Here are some ways to show respect for yourself, your classmates, your parents and your tutors.
We show respect for one another by the way we speak, dress, and conduct ourselves. We also show respect to our tutors and our classmates by coming to class prepared, by turning assignments in on time.
We expect to be able to trust your word. We expect you to do the things your tutors or church staff ask you to do, and not to do the things they ask you not to do.
We expect academic honesty. We believe that zeroes are more honorable than “stolen” work.
We expect you to be kind to one another, neither excluding or ridiculing or gossiping about any member of our community here at Schaeffer.
We expect you to dress in a way that honors yourself and those around you.
When you fail in any of these areas (as we all will from time to time), we expect you to make it right with the individual you have hurt, offended, or disobeyed. When those rare problems do occur, our desire is to follow the prescriptions laid out in Matthew 18:15-17:
If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
What this means is, if you have a problem with someone, please go to them directly and lovingly discuss the matter with them. If you cannot come to a resolution in this manner, enlist someone in authority to help you. Incidentally, this is how our tutors and administration will try to handle situations as well. If an issue arises in class or homework or behavior at school, we will first try to resolve it directly. It may become necessary to involve your parents or FSSC administration, but we hope not!