Due to the ambiguous political and legal position of private home education programs, especially in California, members understand that HCA cannot offer legal immunity and is only providing an umbrella for support, guidance, and accountability to assist parents in the education of their children.
- Members agree to diligently and consistently teach their children a course of study fitting to their physical and mental capabilities and to provide supervision during school hours.
- Members will provide and pay for their curriculum and teaching supplies.
- Members realize that while HCA is maintaining student cumulative records, HCA is not responsible for the student’s actual education.
- Members understand that when their children attend school-sponsored activities they are required to attend with their children or to designate a guardian who is responsible for their safety and supervision.
- Members understand that failure to pay tuition in accordance with the tuition schedule and the signed tuition agreement without notifying HCA administration of extenuating circumstances will result in automatic dismissal.
- Members understand it is their responsibility to maintain academic records on the online records site. If reports are delinquent, parents agree to pay late fees as specified in the fee and tuition schedule.
- Members agree to read the HCA statement of faith and agree to respect and support the Biblical principles upon which HCA is founded. Any member who purposefully seeks to destroy or diminish the Christ-centered environment of HCA will be counseled and possibly dismissed from the school.
- Members understand that it is important that both parents are supportive of home education.
- Parents agree to insure that their children are in attendance a minimum of 180 days between June 15 of the year and June 14 of the following year.
- Parents of Jr. and Sr. High School students understand that, while they may design another individual course of study, they must meet Harvest Christian Academy’s graduation requirements in order to receive a diploma from HCA.
- Parents understand that HCA is not accredited, as is the case with many private schools. Although homeschooling is a legal option for education in California, it is within the jurisdiction of individual colleges and schools to either accept or deny previous credit earned through private satellite programs such as HCA. HCA will provide as much support and assistance as possible should such a need arise, but does not accept responsibility for the final decision which rests in the authority of the accepting institution.
- Families are encouraged to enroll at the beginning of the school year. We understand that at times this is not possible due to relocating, etc. In these cases, we will make an exception at the discretion of the HCA board. Any student planning to participate in graduation must enroll by the beginning of their senior year.