Communicating with parents is crucial in the educational and spiritual development of students. Parents may communicate with teachers via email or by setting up an appointment to meet in person. When issues arise, a parent should always contact the teacher first. Should the issue not be resolved, a conference may be scheduled between the parents, teacher, and administration. Administration has the ultimate authority to resolve issues, and the decision will be final.
Homework assignments are an integral part of the academic process and are given for practice, reinforcement of new skills and study. Homework assignments also include the completion of projects such as book reports or research projects. It is the teacher’s discretion when to assign homework and to determine which assignments are to be graded.
Homework assignments will be communicated in both verbal and written form within the classroom as well as through FACTS.
Students in kindergarten through third grade may be assigned weekly homework. Incomplete written homework assignments will result in consequences based on the classroom management system. When three incidences of incomplete homework occur within a nine-week grading period, the teacher will contact the parent. Additional incidences of incomplete homework within the nine-week grading period will result in a parent-teacher conference. Students will be required to make up incomplete assignments at school.
Students in fourth through twelfth grade will be assigned weekly homework. Incomplete written homework assignments will result in the following:
Note: Students in fourth grade will not receive a zero for an incomplete graded or non-graded homework assignment until the second semester; however the homework is required to be completed.
P Pending - Assignment is expected to be completed, and grade will be entered upon completion.
M Missing - Assignment was not completed in the allotted time, and a grade of zero was given.
E Excused - Assignment was not completed; however, the student is not expected to make up the assignment, nor will a grade be given.
Report cards will be available in FACTS through the FamilyPortal at the end of each quarter. The school calendar reflects the dates when report cards are available. Grades are computed by the following formula:
30% - Tests
70% - Daily grades/quizzes/homework
45% - Each Quarter
10% - End of Semester Exams
50% - Semester One
50% - Semester Two
Stanford Achievement Tests (SATs) will be given to students at selected grade levels during the spring of each school year.
The Preliminary SAT (PSAT) test will be administered to all tenth and eleventh grade students in October of each school year during school hours. This testing is required, and a testing fee will be billed to your FACTS account.
Students are expected to pass all subjects in order to be promoted. If in kindergarten through eighth grade a student fails only one subject for the year, the student may still be promoted; however, summer school may be required for remediation in that academic area. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade receiving two or more F’s will be required to repeat the grade.
Students in grades nine through twelve must receive a passing grade for each class to receive credit. High school students who fail any subject required for graduation must repeat that course in summer school in order to receive full credit.
An administrative conference will be held with parents and the student when remediation through summer school is required. Students who do not complete the requirements for remediation may not be promoted to the next grade or received graduation credit.
Grades 9-12 College Prep Diploma
High school students must meet the following requirements for classification purposes:
Semester grades for each class are computed by averaging nine-week grades and semester grades.
Point values for calculating grade point average (GPA) are listed below.
Honors courses will be weighted with a scale beginning at 4.25.
MCA accepts PSEO/Dual Enrollment classes based upon the following:
Christian college coursework is preferred and encouraged. For students seeking courses through the state funded College Credit Plus program, there are Christian colleges in Ohio such as Cedarville University and Ohio Christian University that participate in this program. Other options, not part of the College Credit Plus program, that offer PSEO (Dual-Enrollment) courses include Veritas Baptist College, Pensacola Christian College, and Bob Jones University.
Field trips are designed to reinforce classroom instruction. Parents will be notified before each field trip and must sign a permission slip allowing their child to participate. Parents are responsible to pay fees related to field trips. If parents choose for their child not to attend field trips, the student is still required to attend school. Failure to attend school may result in an unexcused absence. Parents may be encouraged to participate in field trips so as to provide adequate supervision. Parents should dress in modest, appropriate attire.