NFC ACADEMY PARTNERS WITH YOU TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES AND SUPPORT FOR EACH OF OUR STUDENTS
PARENT - STUDENT AGREEMENT
When a family selects to homeschool with an accredited private school it brings many advantages for students as we work together. NFC Academy is a Christian school that is fully accredited, with high school courses approved by the NCAA, partnering with our families to ensure the best experience for our students while ensuring they have all the advantages of accreditation and courses in High School approved by the NCAA. As the parent/guardian of a student enrolled with NFC Academy we understand the following:
It is our goal to support and encourage our parents and students by:
NFC Academy’s curriculum is written from a Bible-centered, Christian worldview in accordance with the Academy’s Statement of Faith.
NFC Academy will use a variety of educationally sound tools that will properly place students at their current level of academic achievement. Those tools include previous school records, assessment tests that may be available at NFC Academy when needed, and discussions with parents.
NFC Academy will provide a comprehensive program of study from Kindergarten through High School which can lead to graduation from NFC Academy.
NFC Academy will provide the parents with assistance in the academic, administrative, and technological areas including technical support.
NFC Academy will provide in the Homeschool Advantage program qualified teachers who will provide instruction, answer questions, provide grading, recording, and the reporting of student progression on a regular basis. Reports will include scheduled report cards and needed transcripts for college admissions and work related inquiries.
NFC Academy will provide to those in Kindergarten and the 1st – 5th grade print program and the online Homeschool Edition (grades 3-7 online) for those being the primary teacher at home an NFC Academy Resource teacher to answer general questions throughout the year and complete the required report cards.
NFC Academy is a fully accredited school by the Middle States Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools. The Middle States Association is one of the oldest and largest accrediting agencies in the world.
NFC Academy is also accredited by the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools which is a member of the National Council for Private School Accreditation.
NFC Academy’s high school core courses have been approved by the NCAA to meet initial academic eligibility for student athletes.
NFC Academy will provide the daily lesson plans and regular updates to lesson plans that will guide the parent and student through until completion of the course of study each semester.
NFC Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available at the school and the school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarships, and loan programs and athletic and other school administered programs
The NFC Academy Daily Lesson Planner is provided to families in K=5th grade, and is your tool to stay on schedule with the work so you finish at your scheduled end time.
NFC Academy staff and teachers will demonstrate respect to each member of the Academy community treating all with respect and courtesy in our communications.
The online learning program will provide students their daily work requirements working with their teacher(s) so they meet their scheduled end date of school.
As a parent, I will review and abide by all policies and procedures in the Academy’s Parent Handbooks and expressed on the Academy’s website and in the NFC Academy digital email.
I understand that it is my responsibility to meet all applicable local and state educational laws and requirements. NFC Academy is a registered private school with the Department of Education in the state of Florida and meets statutory requirements for a private school in the state of Florida. Any additional courses required by another state in a student’s courses of study is the responsibility of the home parent to notify NFC Academy as a part of the Path to Graduation or Academic Plan that is issued to each full-time student each year.
I understand I am responsible for providing onsite supervision for my student and motivating my student to follow and complete each assigned course of study with the designated enrollment period. I understand the Ignitia Parent Portal is a key to effectively monitor my student’s work and will use it actively in doing so. Checking should include due date of each daily assignment, its completion date, and final grade. If completion dates are not consistent with due dates that will tell the parent that the student is likely getting off their scheduled for completion of their work and steps should be taken to have the student caught up in their work.
For those families in Kindergarten and 1st and 5th grade it is important to keep your Resource Teacher updated regularly with the progress being made as it relates to your NFC Academy Daily Lesson Planner. We will work with you to help you stay close to your schedule.
I understand that the academic year is considered to be 180 school days and that the Academy allows 10 months to complete a full year of course work. If my child needs additional time to complete the school work then I may request for an extension of time to complete the work. Parents must request in writing in extension for course work and the decision is at the discretion of the Academy following the policy of no more than one calendar year to complete all course work.
I may request a one-month extension with no additional charge in tuition.
A second extension request may be made for one additional month and an additional tuition charge will be made at the regular monthly tuition amount for that grade in the online program.
There are no additional tuition charges for extensions for students in the K-5th grade print program or the online Homeschool Edition grades 3-7.
Students in all of the accredited programs must complete their course work within the 180 days of the standard school year and up to extensions of two months not to exceed a total of a calendar year.
I understand it is my responsibility to pay all tuition and fees as set by the Academy depending upon the tuition option I have selected---annually, semi-annually, or monthly.
I understand that the registration fee is non-refundable once it has been processed, regardless of placement tests or other considerations. Lab fees for Smart Science and Late Nite Labs are also non-refundable.
I have or will read the Tuition Policies on the NFC Academy website under Admissions.
I am aware that the Academy may change policies and procedures as needed. These changes may appear in the Academy digital email or an updated handbook on the Academy’s website typically done twice a year.
I agree to update the Academy with current contact information, including email, postal and shipping addresses, and telephone numbers. And I recognize email and the CONTACT form on the website are the preferred means of communications between the Academy and the home.
The NFC Academy digital newsletter is a primary means of communicating general and specific information including policy changes and updates to NFC Academy families and friends. By enrolling my student in NFC Academy, I grant the Academy permission to send me the Academy digital newsletter and other email and will remain subscribed to such correspondence as long as one or more of my children are enrolled I the Academy.
From time to time NFC Academy uses parent and student testimonials in its communication and advertising. I give permission to NFC Academy to use testimonials I have provided along with an photographs of my child(ren) that I have provided for use. These testimonials may included academic achievements at the Academy and/or other notable accomplishments of my children in activities unrelated to NFC Academy. I understand it is the decision of NFC
Believing it is my responsibility as a student and person to uphold standards of honesty and integrity, and understanding that NFC Academy is a school with a Biblical Worldview---I have a responsibility to God and the Academy to:
I will do my best to complete my school work by myself, but if I need help, I will let my parent or teacher know.
I will show courtesy and respect in all communications with Academy staff and teachers.
I will do my best to follow the Academy rules and complete my work on schedule.
I will not cheat. I will answer the questions on my quizzes and tests from studying and work without help from any other person or source.
I will not share answers with another student.
OUR MISSION Using innovative technology together with successful educational practices and a biblical worldview curriculum in a distance educational environment to equip students for their future while serving and glorifying God.
NFC Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic or other school administered programs.
ETHICS IN EDUCATION STATEMENT
In accordance with the Florida Ethics in Education Act, all employees of NFC Academy have a duty to report all suspected or actual cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect. They have immunity from liability if they report such cases in good faith and have a duty to comply with child protective investigations. There is a legal penalty for not reporting suspected or alleged child abuse or alleged misconduct by instructional personnel or school administrators. The Florida Abuse Hotline is 1.800.962.2873. The NFC Academy contact is the Administrator’s Office – 850.385.7186 ext. 139