Policies
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“And if you walk in my ways and obey my statutes and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life.” - 1 Kings 3:14

All of our policies are set forth in our Student Handbook, but below we've highlighted some for your convenience. You will need the free Adobe PDF reader to view this document.

Admission Policy

 

AJA admits students of any race, color, nationality or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to the students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality or ethnic origin in administration of its admissions policy, educational programs, scholarships, student aid, and any other school program.

AJA is open to all boys and girls who wish to do earnest and faithful work and who desire to develop a Christian character. AJA is not limited to the children of Seventh-day Adventist parents, but is selective. AJA is not equipped to accommodate students who have severe behavioral problems, nor does it have a remedial staff that can meet the needs of a student with emotional or severe learning disabilities.

 

AJA reserves the right to place a student in the grade at which he can achieve his best work. This is done with the teacher’s recommendation, placement tests, and consultations with the parents.

No child will be admitted in grade one who has not passed his sixth birthday by September 1st.

Attendance at AJA is a privilege and not a right. AJA reserves the right to refuse admittance to and to dismiss any student in order to safeguard the scholastic, spiritual, and moral atmosphere of the school.

Fees & Tuition

 

AJA is operated in conjunction with the local Green Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Wisconsin Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. It is the goal of AJA to operate the total education program as efficiently and economically as possible so that students may receive a quality education at the lowest cost.

Registration Fee

AJA accepts applications each current school year for the up-coming school year. AJA, in conjunction with AJA’s Home and School, holds an open house in late April or early May, at which time we encourage perspective students to visit with our teachers in their classroom settings. AJA also holds a Kindergarten Roundup in late March offering the parents of prospective students the opportunity to have their child attend school for the morning/day, as well as to encourage parent visitation with the teacher in his/her classroom setting. 
 
Once registration materials for the up-coming school year are ready to distribute, AJA Administration or AJA Treasurer will notify parents to make an appointment to complete the registration process.  
 

Current Students: The application fee for a returning student is $30.   

New Students: The application fee for new students is $50.00.

If returning students register by May 29, 2014 they will receive a $5.00 discount on their registration fee. Registration fees are non-refundable.

Entrance Fee

Each student is charged an annual entrance fee. The fee includes, but is not limited to, the following special charges: textbook rental, workbooks, student accident insurance, and laboratory fees. The entrance fee is payable on or before August 15, of the current school year, and is non-refundable.

Entrance Fee Payments:
Kindergarten – Grades 10 ………………………………………………..  $260.00
Entrance Fee Payment Installments
 
Grades May 15 June 15 July 15 August 15
Kindergarten-Grade 10 $65.00 $65.00 $65.00 $65.00

 

 

Tuition

Tuition from families covers only a portion of the total expenses involved in educating children. The balance of needed operating income must come from the church and from donations by other interested parties. These sources of income benefit all our families and keep tuition costs down.

 

Tuition is payable annually, by semester, or monthly.

Payment in full:

  • Annual (yearly)  –  payment is due August 5 of the current school year, and includes a 5% on-time discount
  • Semi-annual – payments are due August 5 and January 5 of the current school year, and includes a 2% on-time discount
  • Monthly – 10 months payments are due August 5 – May 5 of the current school year (no discount) 
  • Monthly – 12 months payments are due July 5  – June 5 of the current school year  (no discount)
 
Those families receiving AJA Scholarship Funds for tuition aid are required to pay the following payment schedule:
  • Monthly (12 months) – payments are due July 5 – June 5 of the current school year (no discount)

If payment is not received by the 5th of the month, a 10% late fee may apply. Special consideration has been granted to parents with more than one student enrolled in school. Families paying full tuition will be required to pay the full amount for the first child. Tuition for each additional child in the same family will be discounted $15.00 monthly, or $150.00 per school year, for those families on a 10-month payment schedule and $12.00 monthly, or $144.00 per school year, for those families on a 12-month payment schedule.

Please see the Student Handbook (page 4 for a complete list of tuition costs and schedules.

Dress Code

 

Dress Code Students attending AJA are expected to dress modestly and attractively. It is the parent’s or guardian’s responsibility to make sure that the student is dressed properly for school. The dress code will be in effect all school days on the school campus, on a school activity, on Saturday night school functions, and when representing the school off-campus.

Why a Dress Code?

“In dress as in all things else, it is our privilege to honor our Creator. He desires our clothing to be not only neat and healthful but also appropriate and becoming. A person’s character is judged by his style of dress. A refined taste, a cultivated mind, will be revealed in the choice of simple and appropriate attire.” —Education chapter on Dress

“I also want women [and men] to dress modestly with decency and propriety, not with gold or pearls or expensive clothes.” — 1 Tim. 2:9

 

Our students are serving as witnesses for our Jesus and for our school. Students will dress neatly, cleanly, and modestly.

No education can be complete that does not teach right principles in regard to dress. Students attending AJA are expected to dress in a way to demonstrate respect for their school. Students should dress as if they are coming to work, to do the work of an AJA student. They should present themselves well each day.

Please see the Student Handbook (pages 13 - 18) for a complete list of acceptable and non-acceptable clothing.

Good sites for clothing: Lands' End, Marcus Uniforms, French Toast, JC Penney, and Cookie's

Attendance Policy

Regular and prompt attendance is required of every pupil. The only valid excuse for absence is sickness of the student, death in the family, or an extreme emergency. On the day of return, a written excuse signed by the parent of guardian is to be presented by the student. Parents should not expect teachers to assist pupils in making up work due to an absence that does not have a valid excuse.

No student is permitted to leave the school grounds during the day without permission of the teacher, the principal, and the consent of the parent.

 

Repeated Absences

Students who have a pattern of inexcusable absences or repeated tardiness will be referred to the School Board and will be subject to disciplinary action.

Universal Parent Involvement (UPI) Program

The school is part of the body of Christ, and the body of Christ will only function well when all members give of their gifts. While your financial support is important, giving of your time and talent is also necessary to meet the needs of the school.

The Universal Parent Involvement (UPI) program requires each family to make an annual commitment of either 20 hours of service to the school or a $200 UPI buy-out or a combination of both. At the start of each school year, you will receive a UPI packet, which lists the many ways you can meet your UPI requirement throughout the school year.

Although we call this a mandatory obligation, it is really an opportunity to become closer to this wonderful place which God has provided for our children.

 

UPI Opportunities

Some UPI opportunities are:

  • Attend Home and School Parent Meeting – Held Quarterly = One Hour Credit
  • AJA Cleaning Work Bee / Per Half Hour Given = Half Hour Credit
  • Morning Praise & Prayer Bench – Once a Week = Half Hour Credit
  • Chaperone or Drive for School Field Trip / Per Half Hour Given = Half Hour Credit
  • Assist Teacher in Classroom Activity / Per Half Hour Given = Half Hour Credit
  • Provide Dessert Hot Lunch Program / Per $5.00 Spent = Half Hour Credit
  • Harvest Pumpkins / Per Half Hour Given = Half Hour Credit
  • Work in AJA Pumpkin Patch / One Hour = One Hour Credit
  • Sell Pumpkin Coupons / Two Coupons Sold = Half Hour Credit
  • Fresh Fruit Fund Raiser / Each Box Sold = Half Hour Credit
  • Winter Festival Booth / Half Hour Given = Half Hour Credit
  • Rummage Sale / Half Hour Given = Half Hour Credit
  • Track and Field Day / Half Hour Given = Half Hour Credit