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Warner Christian Academy students participate in the Accelerated Reader Program through Renaissance Place, a web-based application offering access to quizzes in books covering numerous interests.

Accelerated Reader engages students in reading to improve their reading ability, comprehension and vocabulary through quiz based feedback that is available on campus only.  Quizzes cannot be taken at home.  They are taken at the student provided computers in the classrooms or in the Libraries.  We have over 8,000 quizzes available, with an ever expanding book collection.

Through Renaissance Home Connect, parents may view their child’s progress and sign up to receive emails showing quiz results and overview of student progress.  Click on ” Accelerated Reader Home Connect” below to sign in and share your student’s progress with others.

MS & HS Dress Code Policies

As a Christian school we desire our families and overall ministry to reflect “Christ-likeness.” Although a handbook is perceived to be a listing of policies and procedures, we desire for it to also reflect the spirit of this ministry. Regulations defining appropriate school attire are not presented from a spirit of legalism, but rather in an effort to support what is most often a desire from the home for young people to maintain modesty, neatness and discretion. In addition, studies have shown that appearance, dress and grooming make the school atmosphere more conducive to a focus on academics and learning. We believe that with proper parental reinforcement of family expectations in conjunction with school standards, our students will look distinctively great!

PLEASE READ THIS SECTION OF THE HANDBOOK IN ORDER THAT AS A FAMILY YOU WILL BE ABLE TO COOPERATE AND SUPPORT THESE POLICIES.

The school administration will make the final decision about what is acceptable or unacceptable if a disagreement should occur.

Normal school attire consists of a student uniform purchased through Blazin Creationz. New uniforms can be purchased directly through Blazin Creationz or “gently used” items may be found at the White Chapel Thrift Shop.

The official school uniform consists of the following:

  • Red, white or navy long-sleeved or short-sleeved knit shirts with the WCA logo.
  • GIRLS: Navy or khaki capris, pants or walking shorts (one inch of pinch-able, loose fabric must be present on each outer leg seam)
  • BOYS: Navy or khaki pants or walking shorts

School uniforms must fit properly. Uniform apparel must not be too loose-fitting or body-tight.

GENERAL RULES FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

Personal Grooming

  • Must be maintained in modesty and good taste.
  • Neatly trimmed beards and mustaches will be permitted.
  • For girls, excessive amounts of make-up and/or jewelry are not to be worn.

Hair:

  • Boys’ hair may not reach the eyes, cover the bottom of the ear and must be tied in the back if the length exceeds the bottom of the shirt collar.
  • Hairstyles cannot be distracting. Hair color must look natural. Some unacceptable examples include but are not limited to, Mohawks, lines or shapes cut into the hair or eyebrows.
  • Boys’ hair may not be adorned with any items.

Footwear:

  • Dress shoes, casual shoes, boots and tennis shoes are acceptable.
  • Sandals must fasten securely around the heel.
  • Flip-flops and bedroom slippers are not acceptable.
  • Lace-up athletic shoes are required for PE classes.

Clothing:

  • Students must be dressed for school prior to entering the building.
  • Undershirts must be solid navy, red, white, gray or black with no pictures or words. Undershirts may not hang below uniform shirts. Pants and/or shirts must fit and be worn properly. Pants shall be worn above the hips. No Cargo pants or pants with elastic at the ankle will be permitted. Pants may not contain spandex or “form-fitting” fabric.
  • Uniforms may not be altered in any way including rolling the hem or waistband up or down.
  • Uniform shorts may not be shorter than 3” from the top of the knee.
  • No bandanas of any color are permitted to be worn, even as headwear, during school or at any school function.

Outerwear:

  • All outerwear worn indoors (sweaters, hoodies, or sweatshirts) must be solid red, navy, white, black or gray with no writing, pictures or graphics. WCA issued outerwear is permissible.
  • Hats, hoods and sunglasses are not permitted to be worn inside buildings.

Body Markings:

  • Offensive body markings (temporary or permanent) are not permitted to be visible during the school day or at any school function.
  • Piercing of any kind, other than ear piercing (maximum of two per ear) are not to be visible. The school is not liable for any injury, whether accidental or intentional, resulting from piercings.

Athletic Events and Activities:

  • At all times, general dress code standards regarding modesty and jewelry will be enforced. This applies at athletic and co-curricular events both on campus and away.
  • Students will wear standard uniform dress for all field trips unless special permission is granted by an administrator.

**The following displays are prohibited at any school function:

  • Visible midriff or cleavage
  • Strapless tops
  • Immodest shorts, skirts, or dresses
  • Excessively tight - fitting clothing
  • Inappropriate or offensive messages/symbols on clothing or hats
  • Boys must wear shirts at all times while on campus.
  • Dresses, skirts or shorts shorter than 3 inches from the top of the knee.
  • Bandanas of any color

**Students may be asked to leave any event if inappropriately dressed.

DESIGNATED BLUE-JEAN AND T-SHIRT DAYS:

Special blue-jean or t-shirt days will be announced. Jeans may not have holes, be ragged or tight-fitting. The only shorts that are acceptable are the uniform shorts. T-shirts are to have a Christian logo/message. WCA shirts are acceptable. Other special T-shirt days or dress down days may be designated throughout the school year. Students must bring uniform shorts/pants to school on specially designated jean days in case jeans are deemed to be out of dress code. Students who violate the requirements of jean and T-shirt days will lose the privilege of future participation in dress down activities.

COLD WEATHER APPAREL:

Families need to prepare for cold weather. Standard dress code will apply on ALL school days, unless there is a special event, regardless of weather conditions. If you are concerned about falling temperatures, make sure that you have purchased long khaki pants and a legal sweatshirt. There will be NO special jeans days for cold weather!

Elementary Dress Code Policies

Elementary Dress Code Policy
(Grades K5-5th)

The school administration will make the final decision about what is acceptable
or unacceptable if a disagreement should occur.

Normal school attire consists of a student uniform. “Gently used” items may be found at the White Chapel Thrift Shop located just
behind the school on Seagrave. New uniforms and polo shirts with WCA logo can be purchased from:

Blazin Creationz
Phone: 386-334-0902
Website: www.blazincreationz.com
Login Information for online purchases: Username is “wcaparent” and the Password is “warner”

The OFFICIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL UNIFORM consists of the following:

  • Red, white or navy long-sleeved or short-sleeved collared knit shirts.
  • All elementary students must have at least one red collared knit shirt with the school logo.
  • This shirt will be worn on field trips and at special events. Logo shirts may also be worn daily.
  • GIRLS: Navy or khaki jumpers, polo dresses, capris, pants, skorts or walking shorts
  • BOYS: Navy or khaki pants or walking shorts

School uniforms must fit properly. Uniform apparel must not be too loose-fitting or body-tight.

GENERAL RULES FOR BOYS AND GIRLSPersonal grooming must be maintained in modesty and good taste. Jewelry should not be excessive or distracting. If you have
doubts, don’t wear it until you check it out.

Hair:

  • Boys’ hair cannot reach the eyes; cover the bottom of the ear and must be tied back if exceeding the bottom of the shirt
    collar.
  • Hairstyles cannot be distracting. Hair color must look natural. Some unacceptable examples include but are not limited
    to, Mohawks, lines or shapes cut into the hair or eyebrow.
  • Boys’ hair cannot be adorned with any items.

Footwear:

  • Dress shoes, casual shoes, boots and tennis shoes are acceptable.
  • Sandals must fasten securely around the heel.
  • Flip-flops and bedroom slippers are not acceptable.
  • Lace-up athletic shoes are required for PE classes.

Clothing:

  • Undershirts must be solid navy, red, white, gray or black with no pictures or words. Undershirts may not hang below
    uniform shirts.
  • Pants and/or shirts must fit and be worn properly. Girls’ shorts must not be shorter than 3 inches above the knees and boys’ shorts must not be longer than 3 inches below the knee. Athletic shorts worn for PE may not be shorter than 5” from the top of the knee. All pants and shorts must have standard placed pockets. They may not have thigh, zippered or painter’s pockets. They must be worn at the waist, not the hips.
  • Crop sweaters or vests may not be worn over uniform shirts.

Outerwear:

  • All outerwear worn indoors (sweaters or sweatshirts) must be solid red, navy, white, black or gray with no writing, pictures or graphics.
  • Hats, hoods and sunglasses are not permitted to be worn inside buildings.
  • No bandanas of any color are permitted to be worn during the school day or at any school functions.

Body Markings:

  • Body markings (temporary or permanent) are not permitted to be visible during the school day or at any school function.
  • Maximum of two ear piercings per ear.

DESIGNATED BLUE-JEAN AND T-SHIRT DAYS: Special blue-jean or t-shirt days will be announced. Jeans may not have holes, be ragged or tight-fitting. The only shorts that are acceptable are the uniform shorts. T-shirts are to have a Christian logo/message. WCA shirts are acceptable. Other special T-shirt days or dress down days may be designated throughout the school year.

COLD WEATHER APPAREL: Families need to prepare for cold weather. Standard dress code will apply on ALL school days, unless there is a special event, regardless of weather conditions. If you are concerned about falling temperatures, make sure that you have purchased long pants and a legal sweatshirt.

Elementary Students are to put their names on all uniform items.

PARENT DRESS AND CONDUCT: (While in attendance at co-curricular activities or while chaperoning)
Parents should dress modestly and appropriately for all school functions. The dress and conduct code should be followed at all times while on campus, field trips and athletic events. Clothing that is too tight, too short, too revealing, or too casual is not appropriate. Parents who chaperone must also wear a logo shirt.

Financial Aid

TUITION ASSISTANCE

STEP UP FOR STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIP (Income based)

  • MUST BE APPLIED FOR IMMEDIATELY (LIMITED FUNDS)
  • Available to any student entering Kindergarten through 12th grade
  • Each student could receive up to approximately $5886.00 IF you have approval before school starts.
  • Processing fee:  No processing fee
  • Processing time:  6-8 weeks
  • For more information visit: www.stepupforstudents.org
  • Renewal Applications for the 2016/2017 school year ends 4/15/16
  • Scholarship must be renewed every school year
  • New Applications for the 2016/2017 school year starts early February 2016 Log on to: www.stepupforstudents.org
  • This is a first come first served scholarship.  The web site will close when the scholarships are filled – Apply Early!

MCKAY SCHOLARSHIP (Academic needs based)

  • Available to any Florida public school student with an IEP (Individual Education Plan) or 504 Plan from a Florida public school.
  • After the student is accepted to Warner Christian Academy McKay Scholarship continues until the student graduates from high school.
  • For more information visit www.floridaschoolchoice.org and see website for important deadlines to obtain this scholarship.

WARNER NEEDS BASED FINANCIAL AID

  • MUST BE APPLIED FOR IMMEDIATELY! (LIMITED FUNDS)
  • Assistance is available up to $2,500.00 per student.
  • FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment is the financial aid company for Warner Christian Academy.
  • Processing fee:  $30.00
  • Must be verified with W-2’s and taxes – upload, fax, or mail all supporting documentation
  • To apply click  www.online.factsmgt.com
  • Please note – this is unsubsidized tuition assistance and is on a limited basis for families in need – apply early.
  • You are responsible to pay the remaining balance after any Scholarships or Financial Aid is applied to your tuition.

Tiffany McFarran, K5-12 Registrar
1730 South Ridgewood Avenue
South Daytona, FL  32119
Phone:  386-767-5451 ext.240
Fax:  386-760-6834