White Creek Christian Academy Student Rules Full Steam & Sport students
Attendance All students (except pre-school) are required 180 school days. Class attendance is expected except in cases of excused absences. Excused absences include the following: Covid diagnosis, Covid symptoms after exposure, personal illness, family emergencies, approved educational activities, doctor and dental appointments, special and religious holidays observed by the student’s faith, absence that is mandated by order of government agencies or court order, and conditions rendering attendance impossible or hazardous to student’s health. High school students may have as many as seven (unexcused or excused) absences per semester. Middle school students may have as many as ten absences per semester and elementary students may have fifteen absences per semester. More absences are permitted if there are doctor’s excuses. The same rules apply to tardies. A student is considered tardy if they are not in their homeroom when the 8:10 bell rings. If a student misses more than 15 minutes of a class, whether tardy or whether picked up early, it is considered an absence instead of a tardy. Excused tardies must follow the same guidelines as excused absences. Excessive tardies or absences could lead to loss of credit or automatic failure of grade.
Acceptance/Admissions Policy The Board of Directors of White Creek Christian Academy have the authority to not accept application for any student who they feel they can not provide the necessary type of instruction needed for the student. Also, the Directors will take into consideration the current and past attitude and behavior of the student and his or her parents before allowing the student to enter or return. A student or parent with-holding information may result in automatic dismissal of the student or refusal of admission.
Students transferring from another school must meet the requirements stated above and the following conditions before being considered for enrollment:
1. The student must be passing all subjects at the time of registration.
2. The student's behavior and conduct must be in good standing.
3. All records from the previous school should be sent to WCCA office before acceptance.
4. The transferring student and must have a parent or a guardian to meet with staff for an interview.
5. It is preferred that transferring students enter before the 10th grade.
6. The transferring student must obey all rules.
Behavior (Conduct) Students are expected to be on their best behavior at all times. A student may be dismissed from school if he or she is out of harmony with the policies of the school whether on or off the school property as determined in the sole discretion of the administration of White Creek Christian Academy Directors. Students are expected to act in an orderly and respectful manner, always maintaining Christian standards of courtesy, cheerfulness, kindness, morality, and honesty. Christian standards should be reflected in student’s language, actions, and attitude. Also, the following are not allowed: bullying of any kind, cheating of any kind, weapons of any kind, and romantic involvement (six-inch rule) of any kind. no horse-playing; no destroying or abusing of school property in any way (this includes books); and no questionable materials (only bring to class what is necessary or approved by the WCCA staff). Any medications brought on the school campus must be turned in to the school office for distribution. The school does not provide any medications for students. Cell phones maybe used during free time or on spelling city. During class time Cell phone use, is up to teachers discretion. Any student who disobeys the above rules may be given writing assignments, work detentions, etc.
Dress Code: WCCA students should wear the following dress code to school and to all school functions including sporting events, field trips, college dual enrollment, etc. Students should always be dressed modestly and in a Christian manner. The WCCA Administration will have the final say on whether or not something meets the dress code.
Personal Hygiene: Students should be clean and dressed neatly each day. Hair must be washed and combed. Boys haircuts should have the hair off the brow, off the collar, and above the ears. Student's hair must be natural colors with no wild appearance in color or style. Make-up and nail polish should not be applied at school, shouldn't be excessive, and should be modest, neat, and natural. No make up on Elementary aged students. Older students middle and up no extreme nails or makeup.
Shoes: Comfortable shoes should be worn each day. No high/spiked heels. Rubber bottoms are a must to protect our floors. Shoes must have a back. Shoes must be clean and neat.
Shirts: – All students should wear shirts that follow the following guidelines: Crew neck, polo-style, or button-up style (no v-necks, scoop necks, plunging neck lines). Shoulders, back, stomach, and chest must be completely covered at all times. T-shirts are okay if not overly worn - no frays, no tears, and no holes, and should not be sloppy in appearance. If a shirt has graphics or lettering, it must be of a positive nature. No promoting other schools (except colleges such as college sports). WCCA t-shirts and shirts with Christian sayings/scripture are good choices. There should be absolutely no promotion of drugs, alcohol, guns/violence, sex, skulls, no tv shows, gambling, tobacco products, or anything questionable in any way. No wild patterns or prints.
Pants – All pants should be worn at the waist and not be too tight or overly baggy no rips above knees simulated ware is ok if not extreme. Leggings may be worn with dresses or extra large shirts that cover to the thigh area. Leggings will be taken off dress code if legging continue to be a issue"
Students may wear shorts if they come to no higher than 2.5 inches above the knees, add spandex under shorts if your concerned on length, if your only wearing legging / spandex type of shorts bottom needs to be covered to thigh area.
Skirts– Girls may wear skirts instead of pants on any day. They must fall below the knee with no slits higher than two inches above the knee. They must not be too tight. They should be denim or khaki, solid in color, and in shades of blue, black,, green, or tan.
Miscellaneous - One simple necklace that is in good taste may be worn. No chains or studded accessories. Earrings on girls should be modest and no earrings on boys. No pajama style clothing is allowed. No fish hooks. Jackets/coats should only be worn when it is weather appropriate. Students may be asked to remove bulky jackets or coats during class time. Any stickers or decorations on laptops, lockers, phones etc.. of a students, needs to be clean and modest. "including screensavers"
Chapel Day Dress Code – On these days, all students should be neat in appearance "Church type or nice clothing". (See school calendar for Chapel Dates.) "This day is normally the last Wednesday of each month"
Students Computers, School Computers and Cell Phone: Students should only use computers and cell phones when a teacher has approved it. Liberty and a few other approved websites are only to be used on school grounds. NO surfing the web during lunch or PE, all devices should be in lockers or book bags during recess or PE. Only G rated movies. Christian movies should be first choice. Exceptions in Bible class with approved films, to emphasizing a point. Teachers may take computers or Cell phones at any time and give them to parents at the end of the school day. No questionable materials on school grounds or student may be subject to be dismissed, immediate or three strike policy.
FULL STEAM AND SPORTS STUDENTS MUST GO BY DRESS CODE RULES- while representing White Creek Christian Academy.
Early Arrival & Pickup: The school opens each morning at 8:00. If homeroom teacher hasn't arrived your student should go Ms. Joannas room or gym. Homeroom/first period starts at 8:10. Teachers like to begin promptly at 8:10 to make wise use of every minute, so please be on time. Thanks!
Pre-K students should be picked up at 12:10.
All other students should be picked up between 2:40 - 3:00 PM.
Extra Curricular Activity- A student may participate in extra-curricular activities if they maintain at least an overall 'C' average in each subject, if they are dressed properly in WCCA dress code, and if they display good conduct. A student must be approved by the Administration before participating in any extra-curricular activities.
Field Trips Teachers may plan to go on several field trips each school year providing there are enough parent chaperones who are willing to help. However, we expect our Chaperones to abide by our rules, also.
Lunch – Students may bring their own lunches. Menus are available in the office for possible lunch selections. The school has refrigerators and drink, vending machines available for student use. If your student would like to purchase an item please send money. Lunch is from 11:35 – 12:10 each day.
HEALTH & SAFETY REGULATIONS- Students need to stay home 24 hours after the last signs of a fever, vomiting and /or after diarrhea. If positive for the Flu / Covid please remain home 24 hours without fever reducing medication. If your student tests positive seems asymptomatic for Covid "with no symptoms" please have the student come back after receiving a negative test. At this time if you have no symptoms you can come to school even if someone in your family is sick with Flu / Covid. In the event that a student tests positive for strep, please stay home for 24 hours after antibiotics are started. Please follow the same protocol with pink eye and or any sickness treated with antibiotics. Diseases such as hand foot mouth, mono and fifth disease, please stay home until the rash or bumps are gone or symptoms subside. If a student shows signs of LICE they're required to have a form clearing student before returning back to school. Students will be sent home if they have a fever or any of the symptoms that the WCCA staff believe is a health concern to students and staff.
Progress Report Cards and Test Days There are four terms which are nine weeks each. Every nine weeks we send home a report card. A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; anything below 70 is considered as failing. In Liberty 60 is considered passing If only seeking a Liberty Diploma.
Test High school students may exempt a semester test/final if the following conditions are met: has an ‘A’ average for that subject for the semester; has not received any ‘0’s’ for work not turned in; has no detentions or demerits; no more than one warning of dress code violation; and no excessive tardies or absences. A student qualifies for Honor Roll if they have all ‘A’s’ and ‘B’s’ yet maintain an ‘A’ average and have good conduct. A student qualifies Wise Solomon Club if they have all ‘A’s’ and have good conduct.
Liberty students do not exempt test.
Physical Education All students will have physical education and/or recess each day. For grades 5th – 12th, students should dress in PE dress code – which is loose T-shirts along with loose fitting shorts that fall at least to the middle of the knee line or below.
Safety Plans All students are taught what to do in an emergency situation. Fire drills and tornado drills are held on a monthly basis. The safety meeting place is the parking lot of the church in front of the school. The school is equipped with safety exit lights, buzzing fire alarms, flashing fire alarms, fire extinguishers, and an intercom system meeting all public safety rules.
School Closings Due to weather- Whenever weather conditions cause White County Schools to close or Habersham schools to close for the day, then White Creek Christian Academy will also close. However, you may not hear them say “White Creek Christian Academy”, but because we are in White County or Habersham we will also close. If the roads are too dangerous for White County Schools or Habersham County Schools we will close as well. However, if you live in another county, and that county schools are canceled because of weather conditions, then you must decide if the part of the county which you live is too dangerous for driving conditions. In this case your child will be excused for conditions that are hazardous to the student’s health.
Student Drivers – students drivers please use caution on our campus. All drivers must drive slowly on our campus. Slow, slow, slow!
Transcripts- Course Selections for High School Students
-Students can choose an Accredited diploma with Liberty University, Liberty University requires our students to have 5 courses his or her jour or senior year. In addition to GA High School requirements will have to be meet for a Liberty Accredited Diploma.
-TECH Prep Diploma GAFutures standard requirements
-WCCA General Diploma GAFutures standard requirements
4 credits in Bible
4 credits in English/Literature (Intro, World, American, English)
4 credits in Math for Academic = Alg I, Alg II, Geometry, and Alg II
4 credits in Science (Earth, Physical, Biology, Chemistry)
3 credits in Social Studies (Econ/Government, American History I and II, World History)
2 credits in Skills for Success (Grammar, Study Skills, Keyboard, Vocabulary)
1 credit elective ( Ag, Art, Music, Drama, Home Ec.,Teachers Aid,)
1/2 credit in Physical Education
1/2 credit in Health/Drug Awareness
WCCA students will need 23 credits to graduate from WCCA. WCCA students are required to take a full course load as recommended by GA Futures. WCCA graduates have attended or been accepted to many colleges. The following is a list of some of them: Piedmont College, Truett-McConnell College, University of Georgia, North Georgia College and State University, Bob Jones University, Reinhardt College, Emmanuel College, Toccoa Falls Bible College, Pensacola Christian College, Savannah College of Art and Design School, Atlanta Christian College, Mercer School of Pharmacy and School of Law, Wesleyan, Tennessee Temple, Embry Riddle Aeronautical School, North Georgia Technical College, and Georgia College and State University.. Several of our graduates have been placed in 'Honors Classes' and/or maintained a 4.0 during and have been accepted to Who's Who Among Colleges and Universities, All-Academic Team, and All-American Scholar, Phi Theta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi and other Honor Societie. White Creek Christian Academy is a great place to learn. WCCA is exempt from being licensed with the Bright From the Start Program and is not a licensed day care. WCCA chooses not to be accredited.
****All rules apply to any Homeschool or sports students representing White Creek Christian Academy.