Policies at Charis

Non-Discriminatory Policy

Charis Classical Academy does not discriminate based on race, gender, color, national and ethnic origin with regard to rights, privileges, programs, activities, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or other school administered programs. It also shall not be discriminatory in fellowship, acceptance, membership, employment, or leadership.

Christian and Nondenominational

Charis Classical Academy is a private, Christian school and an independently governed 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is not a ministry of any particular church or denominational body, nor does it promote or endorse any particular denomination. It is our desire to maintain this position for the purpose of unity and fairness to each student, avoiding any dissension that may be caused by denominational distinctives. As a Christian organization, all board, faculty, and staff profess faith in Jesus Christ.

Uniforms

Charis Classical Academy’s dress code is intended to reflect the school’s stated aims to honor God and disciple students. It is designed to encourage modesty, decency, and propriety and to de-emphasize the use of clothing as a significant means of establishing self-identity or gaining attention or social status (Matt 6:28-34; 1 Cor 9:19-23; 1 Peter 3:2-4; 1 Tim 2:9,10; James 2:1-5).

Immunizations

Wisconsin state law recommends that all children entering school for the first time and all students beginning the third and sixth grade of school have a physical and dental examination. State law requires that all children entering a Wisconsin elementary school for the first time be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B, mumps and rubella. These requirements can be waived only if a properly signed health or religious exemption is filed with the school. However, if you have signed an exemption waiver for your child, please keep in mind that if there is an outbreak of a communicable disease for which there is a vaccination, your child will be excluded from school and school-related activities during the outbreak for a minimum of 21 days.

In order for a child to remain in school, you must complete and sign the immunization form, which we will keep on file at the school office during the first 30 days of school. The information provided on this form will be available to the local public health agency and the Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services to determine if the child has received the minimum required immunizations.