Bethel Assembly believes in the value of a quality education in a Christian atmosphere. Congratulations on your choice of Bethel Christian School for your child's education.
Our goal is to service both you and your family. We wish to assist you and your church in developing well rounded young men and women who will have an impact for God upon our society.
If you do not already have a home church we invite you to consider Bethel Assembly. Our church is a family oriented fellowship that ministers to the needs of each person in the family. Bethel provides Sunday School, children's ministries, men's and women's fellowships as well as lively worship services and annointed preaching which speaks to the issues of today.
We want to be your resource and if there is any way we could be of service to you, please feel free to contact us.
May God bless you and your children during your entire association with Bethel Christian School.
Bethel Christian School is an outreach ministry of Bethel Assembly. BCS was founded in 1966 by Reverend Charles Savage as a ministry to preschool, kindergarten and first grade age groups. The ministry of BCS has now grown to incorporate a preschool, elementary, and junior high with the goal of adding additional grades.
Bethel Christian School is accredited by and a member of the Association of Christian Schools and Teachers (ACTS). The operation of the school is supervised by the administrator and the Official Board of Bethel Assembly.
The purpose of Bethel Christian School is to provide a quality education in all areas of life, nurturing the student in the Word of God with the goal of living a quality Christian life.
Our hope is that every student will construct their world view on the basis of the Bible. Bethel Christian School commits to the highest standards of morality and Christian behavior and seeks to observe that result in the life of each student.
Applications for admission are available at the school office. Students are admitted after they have successfully completed an interview with the principal, and any necessary testing. A pre-determined fee will guarantee a place for your child until such time that tuition is due. The student's file must be complete before the student may attend classes.
The student's file is a vital link between the school and the parent. Current and acurate information is necessary to keep lines of communication open. Although emergencies are rare, we must be prepared for them. The more accurate your student's file, the sooner we will be able to reach you and take care of your child's needs.
Please keep the office informed so your child's records reflect change of address, telephone numbers, places of employment, and the names of persons to call in case parents cannot be reached.
The Health Department also inspects the files for immunization records and physician information. Please keep this information current.
Should you decide to withdraw your child from BCS, a two week notification of your intent will be necessary in order for your tuition to be pro-rated. An official withdrawal notice must be submitted to the school office. Notifying the teacher is not considered official notice, nor is a telephone call.
No transcript or report cards will be forwarded to another school or released to an individual until all financial obligations have been met. Liekwise, no records will be released until all financial obligations have been met. All fees are due until official notice has been received.
Report cards will be distributed six times a year. Three grading periods (18 weeks) constitute one semester. The semester grades averages is obtained by averaging the three 6 weeks grades and the semester final. The grade reports are sent home the Wednesday following the end of the grading period.
Grades Kindergarten and below are given letter grades of S for Satisfactory, N for Needs Improvement, or U for Unsatisfactory.
Number grades are given for each class above Kindergarten. The scale is as follows:
69 and below....F (no credit is isued)
Music, computer, and PE classes are given the grades of S or U in the elementary grades. All other classes are given numerical grades.
In the junior high grades, electives, computer, Spanish and P.E. are given numerical grades. Any student who fails more than two classes for the year will not be promoted to the next grade level. Progress reports will be sent home the Wednesday following the third week of the grading period. This is to give parents and opportunity to see how your student is doing before the six weeks has ended. Progress reports need to be signed and returned the following day.
Bethel Christian School uses A Beka Book as its main curriculum. A Becka Book Publications is the national publishing arm of Pensacola Christian college. they provide quality education from a Christian perspective.
Other curriculums are used when they will benefit the student. In the upper grades Bob Jones Curriculum is used in History and Spelling. Bob Jones is a Christian based curriculum company published by Bob Jones University Press.
In Junior high several different curriculums will be used. The main curriculums used are A Beka fro literature, spelling and grammar, Bob Jones for history, and Saxon for math and science. Other curriculums may be used from time to time in a never ending effort to improve the quality of the education being provided at BCS.
the clear teaching of the Bible is the most important subject in the Christian school. It is taught specifically and systematically to all students each day. For the elementary grades, the A Becka Book Bible program presents the Bible in the narrative style in which it is written. The stories of the Old and NEw Testaments in the lower grades lead up to a presentation of the more abstract statements in the New Testament epistles for older students. Teh curriculum has been planned so that students going through the program will be thoroughly acquainted with the basic portions of the Scriptures.
In Junior High a variety of materials and ways will be used to lead a student to a greater understanding of the scriptures and to equip them to make a personal decision for themselves. Students will study the traditional Bible stories, parables and miracles of Jesus, and conduct a continual study of the Bible during the year. Students will also be encouraged to apply what they have learned to their personal lives and consider what Jesus would do in their situation.
Tuition is based on a yearly fee and will remain unchanged for the duration of the school year. The tuition may be paid in full at the beginning of the school year for a 10% discount. It may also be paid in monthly installments due on the 1st day of every month. There is never a reduction in tuition for holidays or days missed for any reason. Please contact the office for current tuition.
If you have more than one child enrolled at BCS, you will receive a discount. The oldest child will be charged the full amount, and each child thereafter will receive a discount. Contact the office for exact discount information.
Monthly accounts are due on the first of the month. They are considered delinquent if not paid by the tenth of the month. If the tenth falls on a weekend or holiday, payment is expected by the next working day. If the payment is mailed, it must be postmarked by the tenth.
Iff your account is not paid by the last day of the month, you will receive notice that your student's enrollment is in jeapardy. If the bill is not paid, your student will be officially withdrawn from BCS. Teh child will not be allowed to attend school and you will be called to pick up your child. No report cards or records of any kind will be released until the account is paid in full. We reserve the right to turn your account over to a collection agency at any time we deem it necessary to receive payment.
Returned Check Fee
There will be a returned check fee charged to your account for any check we receive from the bank for any reason. After two returned checks, we will only accept cash or money order for any payment. When a check is returned the account is considered delinquent and you child's enrollment will be terminated if not replaced within 30 days.
|Daycare||6:30am - 6:00pm|
|Preschool||8:30am - 12:00pm|
|K4 and K5||8:30am - 12:00pm|
|1st Grade||8:30am - 2:45pm|
|2nd and Up||8:30am - 3:30pm|
Students arriving at school before 8:15am must go to daycare. If a student is found in the hallways or hiding in the restroom before 8:15 they will be sent to daycare and your account will be charged. If they are not picked up within 15 minutes after school is over they will be sent to daycare. If your child is not already enrolled in daycare, your account will be charged accordingly. The hourly rate will apply to anything below four hours. Anything over four hours will be charged the full day rate.
Afternoon drop in daycare is available for ages 4-12 during the school year. During the summer months drop in is available for ages 2-12.
Drop in rates are charged daily at a half day or all day rate. Below 6 hours=half day, over 6 hours=full day. Anything under one hour will be charged the hourly rate.
Drop in daycare can be used 2 days a week. Three days is considered a full week and will charged accordingly.
A complete file must be in the office for a child to attend drop in daycare.
If the school needs to be closed for bad weather or hazardous road conditions, it will be broadcast on the radio on KRLD (1080 AM), WFAA TV Channel 8, and KXAS TV Channel 5. Beginning approximately at 5:00am a list of school closing and altered schedules will be aired. If you do not hear any instructions by 7:00am you may correctly assume that the school will be in session as usual.
If the school is closed due to weather, the daycare will be closed also.
Visitors and Contacting Teachers at School
Visitors are welcom. Please check in at the office. Parents may attend classes with their child after clearing it with the office.
Teachers will not be disturbed once the class has begun. Notes may be left for them in the office, or a phone number may be given so that a teacher can call at an opportune time.
Bethel provides a well-balanced, nutritional, hot lunch with milk or juice every day. These lunches may be purchased with a lunch ticket. Tickets are sold in the office in books of five. No individual tickets will be sold. Milk may also be purchased separately. Students must remain at the school during lunch time and all meals will be eaten in the cafeteria. Microwaves and refrigerators are not available for student use.
Homework assignments are given for the purpose of reinforcing the information learned during class time. Homework assignments also help the parent participate in the education of their child(ren) while being able to monitor their progress in a positive manner.
The Parent-Teacher Fellowship (PTF) is an auxiliary organization which serves as the forum for developing quality communication between parents and teachers. This relationship aids in assuring a cooperative effort between the parent and the teacher in the education of the child. The PTF is not a policy making body. As a parent of a child at BCS you are automatically a member of PTF.
The PTF is designed to meet certain objectives. They are as follows:
For more information or for an application, please direct all e-mail to the office, or call the phone number at the top of this page.