POLICIES & PROCEDURES

Arrival and pick up times

Please, do NOT drop your child off before 8:30. While teachers may arrive early, it may also be possible that NO ONE will be present before then. Your promptness in picking them up within 10 minutes of your student’s last class is necessary. Except for janitorial services, the building is usually vacated about 10 minutes after our last class is finished.

Student Drivers

Student drivers must obey all restrictions on their driver’s license. We will NOT check with parents first if there is a clear violation. These will be reported to 911.

Snow Days and Inclement Weather

Unless we have 3 or more days lost due to bad weather in a single term, we will not be making these up. Dates for make- up days will be announced following the 3rd lost day. On days with a delayed start, we will condense the schedule, shortening each period so that we can see all classes during the day. Consult the website for the revised schedule for that day.

Discipline

We have high expectations for student behavior and greatly depend on parent support. Students are expected to be self-disciplined and respectful of other people and our facilities.

At all times, students must be where they are supervised, or have permission from a supervisor (instructor, study hall and lunch supervisors) to go elsewhere. If a student arrives a few minutes before class, please send them to the study hall to wait. The classroom hallway can get very noisy with just a few students. There is no charge for this use of study hall.

Each teacher or supervisor has his/her own behavior management style. If a student persists in disrupting a class, then the student will be dropped from the class. No fees paid up to that time will be refunded.

Electronic devices in a student’s possession used in an inappropriate manner can be confiscated by an instructor or a supervising adult.

Students will behave in a safe manner. They are not to endanger themselves, others, or our facilities. Students are encouraged to report behavior that is rude, crude, or dangerous so that it can be stopped. It is not tattling if someone could get hurt, if something could get ruined, or if distractions persist that make learning difficult.

Romantic displays of affection between unmarried persons are not tolerated. ANY behavior that causes concern will be reported to the Achieve administrator and to parents.

Plagiarism may result in a failing grade. This is at the discretion of the instructor.

If a student avoids supervision, disobeys the directions of supervisors, or persists in behaving in an unsafe manner, a parent will be called to come and pick up the child.

Internet Usage

The wifi is password-protected and will not be shared with students except at the specific written request of parents who may want to have a student device available for communications with family members, or required homework.

Students who are quietly working on homework during study hall may use headphones or earbuds to listen to what is on their own device. Volume levels will be set so that music cannot be heard by a neighboring student. Device headphones may not be shared.

Students who are found to be out of compliance will have their device confiscated and held by study hall supervisors or the administrator. A parent may retrieve the device when the student is picked up for the day. Parents who are working with a device while their child is taking a class may request access to our WIFI.

Study Hall

All students on the premises not waiting for parent pickup will either be in class or in a supervised study hall. NO EXCEPTIONS! Our study hall is set up for two reasons: To provide a quiet place for your child to complete homework, and to assist you so that you do not have to pick up your children in between classes.

Clothing

We ask that clothing be clean, modest and respectful of our Lord.

WEATHER POLICIES

TWO HOUR DELAY FOR TODAY’S CLASSES

Update: December 6, 2022

We are hearing reports of icy road conditions around Whatcom County this morning, and will be using our 2-Hour Delay Schedule for all classes today.

2- HOUR DELAY SCHEDULE:
1st period: 10:45 – 11:30
2nd period: 11:35 – 12:20
Lunch: 12:20 – 12:50
3rd period: 12:55 – 1:40
4th period: 1:45 – 2:30

In General

Since Achieve Learning Center located within the Meridian School District boundaries, we’ll likely follow their example. If they are closed, we are closed. If they are delayed an hour or two, we’ll be delayed an hour or two. See the schedules below for class times. If you live where the weather is worse than Achieve’s site, please use your best judgement about coming in. Instructors are willing to come up with an alternate plan for that day.

Making up lost days

We will NOT schedule make-up days until we have lost the 3rd day in a semester.

Learning still proceeds during missed days! Teachers will be contacting students about assignments during missed days, likely by email. If the weather has interrupted your internet connection, then please text your instructor.

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1-HOUR DELAY SCHEDULE:

  • 1st period: 9:45 – 10:45

  • 2nd period: 10:50 – 11:50

  • Lunch: 11:50 – 12:20

  • 3rd Period: 12:25 – 1:25

  • 4th period: 1:30 – 2:30

2- HOUR DELAY SCHEDULE:

  • 1st period: 10:45 – 11:30
  • 2nd period: 11:35 – 12:20
  • Lunch: 12:20 – 12:50
  • 3rd period: 12:55 – 1:40
  • 4th period: 1:45 – 2:30

ONLINE / REMOTE SCHEDULE:

  • 1st period: 8:45 – 9:45

  • 2nd period: 10:00 – 11:00

  • Lunch: 11:00 – 11:55

  • 3rd period: 12:00 – 1:00

  • 4th period: 1:15 – 2:15

Meeting Location

Laurel Community
Baptist Church
162 W. Laurel Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226

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