Coming alongside families to raise up a generation of well-educated  warriors for Christ
Important dates for 2016-17

August 1 -                   first payment
due to teachers/last day to drop

September 1         second payment
September 8         first day of
September 29       Jeans and pizza
September 29       Student Council
campaign begins

October 1               third payment
October 20             Picture day
teacher/ evaluations go out
October 27             jeans and pizza

November 1           fourth payment
November 10         Roller skating
November 17         jeans and pizza
day/graduation meeting
November 24         no classes

December 1           picture retakes
December 8           Christmas craft
December 15         jeans and pizza
December 22         no classes
December 29         no classes

January 5               classes resume
January 19             Speech
January 26              second
January 26              jeans and pizza
day/snowman contest

February 1               fifth payment
February 9              craft day/
home visit
February 16              roller skating
February 23              jeans and pizza
day/graduation meeting

March 1                 final payment due
Home School Olympics – every
March 23               Talent
March 30              jeans and pizza

April 13                  open house
April 20                 registration
April 21                  Spring Fling
April 27                  jeans and pizza

May 11                    graduation  
May 18                   last day of class/
May 19                   graduation


Students who attend the Parent-Teacher Co-op must practice good Christian behaviors
and habits.  Students who have been expelled from traditional schools will not be allowed
to join the Co-op at the discretion of the PTC staff.  As Christians, our goal should be to
obey Scripture and, whether in word or deed, to do all to the glory of God.  Since the
ultimate end of all Bible-centered education is to grow in wisdom and virtue, we require all
students to exhibit the following
minimal personal virtues:

•        Kindness
•        Truthfulness
•        Courtesy toward others and respect for all property rights
•        Punctuality in attendance and work
•        Respect for and obedience to those in authority
•        Diligence in effort and attention
•        Moral purity including abstinence from drugs, alcohol & sexual activities in all areas
of life.

Dress Code: (For students 5th-12th grades & student visitors)  
As Christians, we have a responsibility to create an atmosphere that encourages
academic excellence, and upholds an excellent testimony to others.  Student appearance
should be modest and in good taste so as not to offend or draw undue attention to
oneself. Therefore, the following dress code has been established:

Boys: Khaki pants or dress pants (no jeans – including blue, gray, stone washed or faded;
no baggies or skinny jeans; no sports pants; and no sweat pants.)  Knee length shorts are
permissible.  Shirts must have at least short sleeves. Earrings, chokers and chains should
not be worn – only watches are allowed.  No visible piercing.  Hats must not be worn in the
church.  No makeup (e.g. Eyeliner, etc) can be worn on class premises.

Girls: Khaki style pants or dress pants (no jeans – including blue, gray, stone washed or
faded; no baggies; no sports pants; no sweat pants; no skin tight pants whether jeans
(jean day) or dress pants.) Skirts and shorts must be knee length if worn.  Shirts must not
be tight fitting or have low neck lines.  No bare-midriffs, even when arms are raised.   
Leggings are not considered pants and should be worn under skirts that are at least knee
length.  Only ear piercing are acceptable.

All students: No slogans or pictures on clothing.  College or school names, store brands,
Christian or homes school related shirts/sweatshirts ARE acceptable. Goth attire is NOT
acceptable. No extreme hair styles or extreme coloring allowed. No exposed under
clothing. No visible tattoos. No coats to be worn in the classroom.

Disciplinary Action to be taken for failure to comply with the above dress code:
1. The first two weeks of class, warnings will be given, along with a call home to a parent.
2. Beginning the third week of classes, infraction notices will be given.
3. If a third infraction notice is needed, the student will not be allowed to attend class
without an assigned uniform.  This uniform must also be worn on jean days.  
“Let your moderation be known unto all men.  The Lord is at hand.”  Philippians 4:5    

Cheating Policy:
If a student is suspected of cheating on homework a teacher will discuss it with the student
and then call the parents.  If cheating can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt, an
infraction notice will be sent and the teacher has the option of scoring the paper a zero. If
cheating is suspected on a test, the procedure is the same as above.  If cheating is
proven, the test receives a zero and student must meet with parent, teacher, and a staff
member to discuss severity of the event.The second time cheating occurs the student will
be dismissed from PTC for the remainder of the
year and will not be allowed to participate in any activities. The class fees will still need to
be paid for the entire year.

If a student receives three infraction notices in a semester, he or she must meet with a
parent, the teachers, and a staff member.  A student may be dismissed for three infraction
notices in a semester at the discretion of the staff.

Students & parents who stay during the lunch break may bring their own sack lunches.  
There will be a designated room for lunch.   No hot lunch will be provided.   Students may
not leave the premises during lunch, unless under direct supervision of parent on
premise. Students may not be in the parking lot or in cars except for arrival or departure.

Prompt Arrival and Departure:  
Students should be picked up promptly after their classes are finished and should not be
dropped off more than ten minutes before their first class.  If the child is 4th grade or
younger, the parent must be with him/her in study hall. If a student is not in a class,
they must be in the supervised study hall.  

Electronic Equipment:  
Cell phones must be put away, silenced and only used for emergency purposes and not
during class time. All Mp3 players, I-Pods, CD players and hand held games are allowed
only during study hall.

Illegal Substances
Students should not have in their possession anything illegal or prohibited under Michigan
law, including E-Cigarettes.

Home School Legal Defense
PTC is part of Home School Legal Defense.  If you would also like to become part HSLDA
you can have a discounted rate by filling in our group number on the application form.  
Please Note:   The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) has suggested that
no more that three (3) core classes be taken outside the home.The PTC group number is

Bad weather policy:  
If weather conditions warrant canceling classes an email will be sent to all families by 7:00
am.  It will also be announced on WOOD TV under Banner of Christ Church. In case of
tornado warning, students will be moved to a safe location. Parents are welcomed to pick
up their students, but it is not necessary.