Calvary Preparatory Academy Student Handbook

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Welcome to the new school year at Calvary Preparatory Academy (CPA). This handbook is designed to familiarize you and your family with some of the features and policies at our school. CPA is serving students across the United States and in several countries abroad, and the size of our school continues to grow. Our programs are briefly described in this orientation packet, but your family will enjoy the greatest success in our program if you discuss your interest and participation in these programs with your teacher.

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Calvary Preparatory Academy Mission Statement

Calvary Preparatory Academy provides state-of-the-art college preparatory classes to students in all fifty states and abroad in a flexible, accommodating virtual environment; enabling students access to an innovative Christian education regardless of geographic isolation or barriers.

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School Calendar

An updated version of the school calendar for the school year can be found on the school’s website. Students in differing cultures and countries may have different calendars. If you have other observances throughout the year please discuss your differing calendar with your teacher. However, please note that Calvary Preparatory Academy staff and services will only be available according to the school’s calendar.

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Important Dates for 2023-24

Please note that only dates marked “No School” are school holidays.

  • First Day of Summer School Session 1: Mon, June 12, 2023
  • Last Day to Enroll in Two Classes: Mon, June 19, 2023
  • No School: Independence Day: Tues, July 4, 2023
  • Last Day of Summer School Session 1: Fri, July 7, 2023
  • First Day of Summer School Session 2: Mon, July 10, 2023
  • Last Day to Enroll for Summer School: Mon, July 17, 2023
  • Last Day of Summer School Session 2: Fri, August 4, 2023
  • First Day of School (the 2023-2024 School Year): Mon., August 28, 2023
  • No School: Labor Day: Mon, September 4, 2023
  • Daylight Savings Change (Fall Back): Sun, November 5, 2023
  • No School: Veteran’s Day: Fri, November 10, 2023 (observed)
  • No School: Thanksgiving Break: Mon, November 20 – Fri, November 24, 2023
  • No School: Christmas Break & New Year: Mon, December 18 – Friday, January 5, 2024
  • No School: Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Mon., January 15, 2024
  • First Semester Finals Week: Week of January 22- January 26, 2024
  • Last Day of Fall Semester: Fri, January 26, 2024
  • First Day of Spring Semester: Tues, January 29, 2024
  • No School: President’s Day: Mon, February 19, 2024
  • Daylight Savings Change (Spring Ahead): Sun, March 10, 2024
  • No School (Easter Break): (Several Days to the Monday after Easter Sunday):
  • Mon, March 25 – Mon, Apr. 1, 2024
  • Easter Sunday: Sun, Mar. 31, 2024
  • National Day of Prayer: Thur, May 2, 2024
  • No School: Memorial Day: Mon., May 27, 2024
  • Spring Semester Finals Week (Several Days): Mon, June 3 – Fri, June 7, 2024
  • Last Week of School (Several Days): Mon, June 3 – June 7, 2024
  • Last Day of 2023-24 School Year & Graduation Ceremony: Fri, June 7, 2024

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Attendance Records

Calvary Preparatory Academy will only maintain daily attendance records for full-time* students. Students taking single courses or attending only part-time* will not be counted in the school’s attendance records. The responsibility for student attendance compliance with local/state laws will lie solely with the parent/guardian(s) of the student and not with Calvary Preparatory Academy.

In addition, the great variance in attendance laws from state to state and out of state necessitate that Calvary Preparatory Academy will not be responsible for ensuring compliance with local/state attendance laws for full-time and/or part-time students. By enrolling in Calvary Preparatory Academy, the student is enrolling in a California private school. The responsibility of compliance with local/state attendance laws lies solely with the parent/guardian(s).

* Please see definitions below

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Attendance Policy

Calvary Preparatory Academy requires all full-time students to work in their courses on each required school day. Please refer to the school calendar for required school days and notify your teacher if you need any days off that aren’t a scheduled holiday. Any unexcused or excused absence must be accounted for.

Full-time students are assigned approximately four to five hours of school work per day, although some days may require either more or less time. Students have flexibility to arrange their schedules throughout the week, however, all full-time students must participate in their classes for at least one hour per required school day. Full-time students who do not meet these requirements will be marked absent.

Student absences will be tracked according to the school’s excessive absence and truancy policy. A full-time student will be identified as excessively absent if the student does not log instructional time for more than 10 consecutive days. If a student is identified as excessively absent the student may be withdrawn from the school.

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Illness/Extended Inability to Participate

If an unexpected situation should arise and there is an extended leave of three days or more needed