Ecclesia Prep Student Guidelines
We gratefully acknowledge the high standards already
established in your family. At Ecclesia College, we are also
committed to uphold God’s standards of excellence and
Therefore, students attending classes through Ecclesia Prep
are expected to honor God at all times by behaving in a
respectful and appropriate manner toward their instructors,
their fellow students and everyone they encounter on
Our goal is to preserve a Godly, wholesome, and respectful
learning environment for all students. We believe that is
your goal as well.
It is essential that parents take responsibility to ensure
that their children and teenagers dress modestly and
appropriately when on campus. For most classes and
activities casual dress will be acceptable. Boys should not
wear hats in class.
Though honoring Christ in every area of life is clearly the
priority of all Ecclesia Prep families, we come from a variety
of backgrounds with a variety of experiences. Therefore, we
do not all walk out our convictions in exactly the same detail.
Please be observant and sensitive to the standards of those
around you. The convictions of some of our families may be
more conservative than your own. Like the Apostle Paul, let
us commit to avoiding offense by considering others first,
being willing to lay down our individual rights and freedoms
for the sake of our brothers and sisters and for the cause of
It is our hope that it will not become necessary to delineate a
detailed dress code. If there is ever a question, we simply
ask that you please err on the side of modesty and
deference. Should it become necessary, Ecclesia Prep
reserves the authority to make specific judgments
PHYSICAL CONTACT / RELATIONSHIPS
Public displays of affection between boys and girls are not
allowed. This includes hand holding, kissing, massages, and
hugs that take the form of an embrace. Since it is not
possible to list all potential forms of inappropriate physical
contact, Ecclesia Prep reserves the authority to make
specific judgments in individual situations, and students are
expected to abide by those decisions.
Ecclesia Prep does not encourage dating. Many, if not most,
Prep families think in terms of parent-guided courtship, at an
age appropriate for following God’s direction in the selection
of a husband or a wife.
As in the case of attire, Ecclesia Prep families do not always
share identical convictions in the area of entertainment.
Therefore, in consideration of others, please do not allow
your children or teenagers to bring any media (i.e. music,
movies, video games, books, etc.) on campus to share with
friends unless you have personally obtained the permission
of their parents.
BUYING, SELLING, TRADING
Parents please take responsibility to approve any personal
business your children conduct while on campus. Please
directly supervise any transactions involving younger
Electronic devices such as cell phones, iPods, tablets,
games, etc. may not be used in class (unless approved by
the teacher for class purposes). We expect students to leave
these devices at home or have the device turned off and put
away for the entire class period. If the device is used in
class, the instructor reserves the right to confiscate it. The
device will be returned at the end of the class to either the
student or student’s parent.
Should overall Ecclesia Prep behavioral guidelines or
specific class rules be disregarded, teachers may offer
verbal correction and age-appropriate consequences such
as loss of privileges. If these are not effective, behavior may
be brought to the attention of the Administrator, and parents
may be contacted.
If the student persists in inappropriate behavior, suspension
or permanent expulsion may result, at the discretion of
Ecclesia Prep Administration. Depending on the nature and
level of the infraction, suspension or expulsion may result
after the first offense, at the discretion of Ecclesia Prep
Since it is not possible to list all forms of inappropriate
speech and behavior, Ecclesia Prep reserves the authority to
make specific judgments regarding individual situations, and
students are expected to abide by those decisions.
Students may not remain on campus during class
time if they are not signed up for a class, unless
their parents are present to supervise them. This
includes teenage students who drive themselves.
Because this is a college campus, faculty and staff are
working and classes are in session. If you choose to
stay with your children between classes, please be
considerate of the noise levels.
Parents are requested not to sit in classes with their
children as this can create unnecessary distractions for
both students and teachers.
Children who do have consecutive classes should not
go outside between classes unless their class is in
another building. There are only 5 minutes between
classes so students should move directly from one
class to the next stopping only for a bathroom or water
You are welcome to sit/play outside if you wish;
however, whenever classes are in session please do
not play on the field between the dome and Wallace
Rough housing is not allowed; this includes
wrestling and tackling (if you play football it must
be touch or flag football).
We ask that you do not bring bikes, skateboards,
skates, or other similar items. In the interest of safety,
please stay away from the roads as much as possible.
When driving, please watch for children crossing
the road or in the parking lot. Also, please take
responsibility for your own children in these areas.
DROP OFF/PICK UP POLICY
Please do not drop off your children more than 5
minutes before their first scheduled class. We do
not have staff in place to supervise children who
are dropped off any earlier.
Students may not remain on campus if they do not
have a class and classes are in session, unless
their parent is on campus to supervise them. This
includes students who drive themselves. We do not
have staff in place to supervise children or
teenagers who are on campus but not in class.
Please be here before your child/children’s class ends
for pick up. If you are delayed by an emergency,
please call Laura McClarty at 479-418-9560.
Children in grades K-2nd must be dropped off and
picked up at their classroom door.
Please fill out the form provided to indicate an alternate
person who is approved to pick up your children.
Parents, please review the Student Pledge with your
child/children. We ask that you co-sign the pledge along
with them as their primary authority.
ECCLESIA PREP STUDENT PLEDGE
I am grateful for the opportunity to attend classes in a
Christian environment. By God’s grace, I pledge to
contribute to that environment by honoring the behavioral
guidelines of Ecclesia Prep in my attitudes, speech and
actions and by walking in a spirit of humility and cooperation
before God, my parents, my teachers and my fellow