Community Agreements

  • Statement of Faith

    Every staff member, tutor, and family of SCA agrees to this Statement of Faith. Staff, tutors, and those holding leadership positions have the additional responsibility to uphold these principles in all areas of influence with students.
    • The Bible is the only inspired, inerrant, authoritative Word of God.
    • There is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
    • The Lord Jesus Christ is deity, was born of a virgin, led a sinless life, performed many miracles, had a vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, was resurrected bodily, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will personally return in power and glory.
    • Man was created in God’s image, and being descended from Adam, inherited a sinful nature and is totally unable to save himself from the natural consequences of sin; therefore, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary.
    • Marriage is a union between one man and one woman, bound by covenantal commitment, and serves as the foundation for both the family and society.
    • Men and women are saved and justified by faith alone in the shed blood of Jesus Christ, and by accepting Him as Savior and as Lord are born again by the Holy Spirit becoming children of God. In union with Christ and through the present indwelling of the Holy Spirit, the believer is enabled to live a life pleasing to God.
    • Both the saved and the lost will be resurrected. Those who did not place faith in Christ will be resurrected to damnation, but those who did place faith in Christ will be resurrected to eternal life in the presence of God.
    Sayers Classical Academy strongly commits to upholding the Statement of Faith in every interaction. Intentionally unstated within the Statement of Faith are the secondary doctrines. SCA resolutely confirms that it is the parents' sole responsibility to teach the fullness of the truth of God’s Word to their children regarding baptism, communion, the Sabbath, eschatology, and other biblical truths.
    Therefore, an emphasis will be placed on the primary doctrines such as biblical inerrancy, the Trinity, salvation through faith alone, and Christ as Lord.
    Rhetoric students are required to fulfill a year’s study of Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology (click to review book) where they develop a deeper understanding of primary and secondary doctrines.
  • Partnership Responsibilities of SCA and Parent

    Sayers Classical Academy is a partnership between parents and professional teaching that offers the child and parent alike to receive a unique advantage in education.
    SCA Responsibilities
    The experienced home schooling parent knows the great amount of time it takes to select a curriculum, sort through all the information, prepare daily lesson plans, and stay on track for the entire year.
    Sayers Classical Academy does all of the above and more. Instead of ordering a curriculum and receiving a large box of books, pages of instructions to sort through, and a hotline help number, the parent receives the curriculum in small portions from their student’s tutor with easy-to-follow instructions enabling him to stay on track and complete a full year successfully. Should parents have questions or if problems arise, instead of a hotline number with a stranger on the other end, parents have a live tutor who knows each student personally and is more than willing to help.
    Parent Responsibilities
    Parents must also do their part if this partnership in education is to work. Parents must still home school their child, and must still spend time each day with their children going over their subjects to make sure concepts and facts are being mastered. Parents must make sure their children understand every lesson, have their work completed neatly, and prepare them for a test or quiz on the lesson for that week. There is no getting around it; SCA parents are still home schooling.
    SCA is dedicated to the parents. The end goals are the same: to have well-educated children who are morally and spiritually intact, ready to take their place in the world with confidence.
    View a description of SCA's Academic Program Options.
  • Student Conduct

    The highest standards of conduct are expected from SCA students. These standards apply to both “school” and “non-school” related social activities where unacceptable behavior might bring shame upon the name of Christ. Drinking alcoholic beverages, using marijuana or illegal drugs, smoking, profanity, disrespect for authority or property, improper sexual behavior, non-compliance with the sexuality and gender identification statement, and abuse of others are all prohibited.
    In the area of relationships between our young men and women, SCA discourages dating and encourages parent guided and protected relationships. SCA prohibits all public displays of physical affection at “school” and at “school functions.”
    If a student is resistant in submission to the rules and guidelines of SCA, it is respectfully asked that the family not enroll the child.
    SCA's goal is first time obedience. As an encouragement for the students to reach this standard, teachers may, at their discretion, use the following conduct system:
    • If a classroom rule is broken, the student is given a polite reminder.
    • If another incident occurs, the student is given a warning.
    • A conduct mark is given for a third offense.
    • Certain behavior will warrant an immediate conduct mark.
    Conduct marks are also given if a student arrives to class late, does not bring the proper textbook(s), or does not wear the proper uniform.
    Should a student receive more than five conduct marks in a grading period, the student’s parents will be contacted by phone or letter and asked to help in correcting the misbehavior. A tutor might contact a parent sooner, if necessary.
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  • Phonogram Training and Testing

    Parent Phonogram Training
    Parents enrolling students in grades kindergarten through fourth are REQUIRED to attend phonogram training. Parents must attend one training session every year the student is enrolled in those grades. Training session dates are announced in early spring.
    Also every year, the teaching parent of a student in grades kindergarten through fourth is required to observe classroom instruction. Information on dates and times will be received after classes begin.
    Newly Enrolled Student Phonogram Testing
    All newly enrolled students entering grades first through fourth must pass a phonogram proficiency test. Students entering grade one must be able to write the first 55 phonograms from sound, without visuals and key words. Students entering second through fourth grade must be able to write all 71 phonograms from sound, without visuals and key words.
  • Lessons Plans and Spelling Lists Copyright

    ALL LESSON PLANS AND SPELLING LISTS ARE THE COPYRIGHT PROPERTY OF SCA, all rights reserved. No part of the lesson plans or spelling lists may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the Director of Sayers Classical Academy. Lesson plans for the 2-Day and 3-Day Program will contain important information and teaching techniques specific to each program. Therefore, SCA will not allow sharing of the specific program curriculum among students who are not enrolled in that same SCA program. Families of SCA may not share the lesson plans with those not enrolled at SCA and may not use the curriculum to teach anyone not enrolled at SCA. RETURN ALL LESSON PLANS EACH WEEK WITH ASSIGNMENTS.
  • Scripture Memorization

    During a four year rotation, Sayers Classical Academy students in grades 1-12 memorize chapters 5, 6, and 7 from the Gospel of Matthew [the chapters in which Jesus delivers the “Sermon on the Mount”], chapters 1 and 2 from Ephesians and chapter 1 of First John. We believe that the practice of memorizing extended passages of Scripture (rather than only isolated verses) empowers students to better understand the context for particular statements and allows them to trace the flow of thought that the Holy Spirit has communicated.