Code of Conduct
“Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” Colossians 3:17.
We believe that certain guidelines of conduct must be maintained by all students of Ankeny Christian Academy, both on and off campus throughout the entire calendar year, These general guidelines for student conduct are listed below:
- Practice courtesy and consideration with everyone. Respect their person and property (Ephesians 4:28-32).
- Respect the authority of teachers, administrators, and staff members, and treat them courteously, respectfully, and obediently as unto the Lord (Hebrews 13:17 and 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13).
- Abstain both on and off campus and at all times from the use or possession of alcoholic beverages, tobacco, drugs, and pornography as well as from other undesirable practices that are generally recognized to be harmful to health and Christian character (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
- Abstain from profanity and vulgar or abusive speech, writing, and actions. Such speaking and acting is harmful to others and is certainly not appropriate or conducive to your moral and spiritual development (Ephesians 4:29).
- Refrain from public display of affection. As students, you are expected to conduct yourselves in a discreet and Christian manner.
- Leave all dangerous or presumed dangerous items such as knives, water pistols, toy guns, guns, lighters, fireworks, and matches at home.
- Do your own work. Do not give or receive help on tests, quizzes, or projects unless the teacher has granted permission. Your record should reflect your individual effort. Honesty is a Christian virtue that should be displayed by all students, therefore cheating is considered a serious offense. Any appearance of cheating may result in a failing grade and a disciplinary consequence.
- Do not plagiarize; this is a serious offense. Plagiarism is the use of someone else’s ideas or words. Do your own thinking!”
- It is unwise to have unsecured electronic devices. Using these devices in class or chapel, apart from teacher permission, is not allowed. These devices can be taken by the teacher and turned over to the school’s administration. Students may receive detentions for improper use of electronic devices. Cell phones are electronic devices!
- Students’ various electronic communications (for example, text messages, instant messaging, personal blogs, websites, and tweets) will have an appropriate Christian testimony.
- The Code of Conduct for students applies on all field trips and on all school-sponsored events both on the school campus and away from it.
- Students will dress in accordance with their biological sex in keeping with our statement of faith.
- Students will use the restrooms, locker rooms, and changing facilities that conform to their biological sex in keeping with our statement of faith.
- Students will abstain from all intimate sexual conduct outside of marriage in keeping with our statement of faith.
BOE approved 1/18/18