Calvary Christian Academy
“Come, my children, listen to me.
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.”
The Calvary Christian Academy is only offered to those families within our fellowship that desire to home educate their children.
Purpose & Philosophy
The Lord charges parents with the ultimate responsibility of instructing their children in all areas of growth and development (Deut. 6:6-9, Prov. 22:6, Eph. 6:4). For those families who have chosen to obey this admonition in the form of home education, the Calvary Christian Academy has been established. Our goal is to provide a structured support system to aid parents in obtaining the highest quality education for their children in terms of spiritual and academic excellence. Through home education, parents can have greater control over the character development and spiritual training of their children.
Our Independent Study Program allows for one-to-one teaching with individualized curriculum tailored to each student so that he or she can learn comfortably at his or her own rate. Parents are responsible to purchase curriculum that best suites their student’s educational needs.
Three areas of home education that are continually stressed in our program are family support, parental education, and family accountability.
Fellowship among member families is necessary to uphold and encourage one another, as independent studies can put strains on families, financially, emotionally, and socially. “Two are better than one…for if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion.” (Ecc. 4:9-12)
Committed teachers always need to look for opportunities to improve their teaching skills. To ensure the strength, unity, and effectiveness of our program, we hold periodic Parent/Teacher Meetings. “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man is he who listens to counsel.” (Prov. 12:15)
Member families are expected to meet all school requirements and make consistent progress toward attaining set educational goals.
You must be attending Calvary Chapel San Gabriel Valley consistently for at least six months and consider it your home church. A completed ministry application must also be on file or one must be filled out upon turning in a registration application.
Tuition & Records
Member families are required to pay tuition as scheduled unless other arrangements have been made. Report cards and attendance records are due quarterly and must be received by the due date. Failure to comply gives us reason to terminate our agreement.
Parent/Teacher Meetings for member families are held periodically throughout the year. At least one parent, preferably the teaching parent should attend. The purposes of these meetings are to encourage one another and share educational information.
Home School Legal Defense Fund
Member families are required to join the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) by September. HSLDA provides legal counsel and representation for families who educate their children at home.
School Services & Parental Support
-A single private school affidavit filed for all enrolled students.
-Record keeping forms are provided.
-Your child’s cumulative file is maintained confidentially in our school office.
-Arrangements for our families to have annual achievement testing. Testing is optional for sixth grade and above.
-High school transcript and diploma provided.
-A school handbook containing record keeping instructions and explaining school services is provided.
-General curriculum guidance (types available, suppliers, costs, etc.)
-Periodic Parent/Teacher Meetings
-Monthly school newsletter
-A lending library of education resources tailored for homeschoolers
The Calvary Christian Academy is owned and operated by Calvary Chapel San Gabriel Valley and is subject to the authority and supervision of the church Board of Elders, whose goal is to build strong Christian families through the teaching of the Word of God.