In order to fulfill our desire to provide excellence in Christian education, it is necessary to partner with families that share our theological and philosophical beliefs. This is necessary not only for the fulfillment of each individual student but for the academy at large. We are not educating children, but rather partnering with families in their education of their children. As such, there is a great deal of responsibility on behalf of any family entering into an educational relationship with Matthew Road Academy. The courses are designed to be a working partnership between the Academy and the parents in helping to educate children.
The Academy covenants with parents to provide structure, syllabi, instruction, assignments, exams, grades and academic feedback. The parent covenants with Matthew Road Academy to track their own child’s progress, monitor their own child’s completion of projects, evaluate their own child’s academic growth, and guide their own child’s work.
In this covenantal relationship we seek for consistent standards of behavior with the home, the church, and the Academy for the benefit of each student as we seek to make disciples together. Therefore, it is necessary that any family involved in the Academy maintain a relationship with a local church for the mutual building up of the child and the church for spiritual maturity. By entering into this convent with the Academy each family is committing to being involved in a local church as a part of this covenant relationship.
The Academy commits to a high standard of behavior and academics. Cheating, offensive language, or other behaviors that do not honor Christ will not be tolerated. All discipline will be the responsibility of the parent. However, suspension or even complete expulsion can and will be used by the Academy for behavior that is deemed severely detrimental to other students or the reputation of the Academy. If a serious behavior issue arises during a class, the parent may be called by the instructor and the parent may be asked to come and get their child and further discipline may be necessary at the discretion of the principle of the school.
In summary, this is a covenant for the mutual benefit of the child and the Academy. Both parties agree to do what is best to maximize the Christian education of each child for the glory of God through the exaltation of His Son, Jesus Christ for the joy of all peoples.