You will have a one-week grace period after the final registration in which to make changes to your child's schedule. During this grace period, you may contact the Education Committee Chair to make schedule changes pending availability. After this grace period, any request to make changes to your child's schedule must be submitted in writing to the A.R.C.H.E. Education Committee for evaluation.
At the time of registration, parents will be required to sign up to help each week in one or more areas of the A.R.C.H.E. Workshops as needed. One hour of "volunteer" work will be required for every two hours you are present at the workshops. Volunteer work includes, but is not limited to, teaching a workshop, nursery duty, monitoring various areas within the church or acting as an instructor's aide.
Due to the amount of work involved in making the Workshops run smoothly, we ask that whenever needed, parents be available to cheerfully help with other responsibilities that will arise from week to week.
Please Note: Parents are required to stay on the premises the entire time their child is present, regardless of the age of the child. If an emergency should arise, please speak to the Workshop Supervisor.
There is a $10.00 registration fee per child per semester, not to exceed $20.00 per family. The registration fee will be applied to the direct costs incurred for the facility use, paper and postage. This fee does not cover the instructor's fees, if any, for the workshops your children will attend. The instructor fees will be determined by each instructor. We ask that the instructor fees be paid at time of registration. All instructor fees must be paid before your child can report to their first class.
All returned checks will be subject to a $10.00 finance charge and any future instructor fees, material fees, registration fees, or any other payable to A.R.C.H.E. will need to be paid in cash.
Please remember, once you have committed to a workshop, you are responsible for all of the instructor fees for the workshop for that entire semester, whether or not you withdraw from the workshop, because the instructors have made a commitment to you for the semester.
Any outstanding fees must be paid in full before you may register for any future workshops.
A limited number of scholarships will be rewarded to families who want to participate, but find the registration cost prohibitive. Applications for scholarships may be picked up from any of the current workshop coordinators.
Children are responsible for attending each workshop for which they are registered. Absences must be reported to the education committee as soon as possible. Three absences without prior notice to the instructor will result in forfeiture of your privilege to participate in the A.R.C.H.E. Workshops program in the future. Registration and class fees will not be refunded if you fail to attend.
Honoring a commitment is an eternal lesson.
The keys to the A.R.C.H.E. guidelines for conduct and apparel are appropriateness, modesty and neatness. Therefore, A.R.C.H.E. Workshops participants and their children are expected to wear modest and appropriate clothing during the Workshops. Please inspect yourself and your children with Godly vision before attending class.
All students will be held responsible for their actions and shall conduct themselves in keeping with their level of maturity, showing regard for established authority and the rights and welfare of others. We ask that students seek excellence, be honest, use clean speech and be courteous and kind to all.
Any student found with possession of any type of firearm, knife, tobacco, alcohol or drugs will be asked to leave the premises immediately and proper authorities will be notified. Any such possession will result in immediate and permanent suspension from further participation in A.R.C.H.E. Workshops WITHOUT FEE REFUND.
Any child who is found to be in violation of any of the A.R.C.H.E. Workshops Policies and/or guidelines will receive one verbal warning and parents will be notified. A second violation will result in dismissal from workshops on that day. At this time a parent will be required to attend all classes with the sudent for the remainder of the semester. If there is a third offense, the student will be suspended from all Workskops for the remainder of the semester, and participation in future Workskops will be on a probationary basis with conditions as determined by the Education Committee.
Other Causes for Suspensions
Other causes for denial of participation or immediate suspension from A.R.C.H.E. Workshops shall include, but not be limited to:
These families are still welcome to be a part of A.R.C.H.E.; however, the particular child in question shall not be permitted to participate in the Workshops. Any appeals in each individual case shall be heard before the General Membership.
- 1. Any child who is found to be pregnant out of wedlock.
- 2. Any child who has been removed from school (public or private) for issues concerning drugs (including alcohol).
- 3. Any child who has been removed from school (public or private) for issues concerning weapons.
- 4. Any child who has been removed from school (public or private) for issues concerning violent behavior.
Workshop Discipline and Conflict
A Workshop Supervisor (assigned from the Education Committee) shall be present at each session to assist teachers and parents in addressing urgent and immediate issues. The Workshop Mediator (assigned from the Education Committee) shall help parent(s), teacher(s), and student(s) reach a final resolution for all other issues. Any appeals can be made to the Education Committee or to the ARCHE general membership.
While we are guests at Cornerstone Church, the nursery facility will be available to us. Children ages 0-2 will be allowed in the nursery. Please do not bring sick children. Children of Instructors will be provided with nursery care by a parent volunteer. This service is not for every parent involved. We are only able to staff ONE volunteer per hour in the nursery who will be responsible for the infants of the Instructors. EVERY OTHER CHILD IN THE NURSERY MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR PARENT. Please bring your own supplies. Diapers, wipes, snacks and drinks will need to come from your own home. If you find it necessary to use ANYTHING in the nursery, you must replace it THAT DAY.
If beds are used, then sheets need to be washed. We will have Lysol wipes available with which to wipe down surfaces.
We are so thankful to Cornerstone Church for sharing their facilities. Please leave the nursery the way you found it...if not better than you found it!
Qualifications of Teachers
1. Only ARCHE members (General or Associate) who can sign to abide by the Statement of Faith in its entirety will be eligible for teaching duties in ARCHE workshop classes. Exceptions are made for guest teachers, who are not required to be members of ARCHE, and for assistants, who do not have teaching duties.
2. All workshop classes shall have at least one member of ARCHE as a lead teacher. This lead teacher is responsible for all contents taught and discussed in the class. The lead teacher is also responsible for qualifying all guest teachers. The lead teacher shall disclose the use of guest teachers prior to the sign-up for the semester.
3. The lead teachers are responsible for discussing with guest teachers ARCHE's beliefs and Statement of Faith. It is strongly recommended, although not required, that guest teachers sign to abide by the Statement of Faith in its entirety.
4. Any guest teacher who violates and/or abuse our beliefs or Statement of Faith shall be subject to review by either the Education Committee or the General Membership. Such guest teachers may become ineligible to teach a workshop class in the future.
5. Any lead teacher who violates and/or abuse our beliefs or Statement of Faith shall be subject to the same level of review and may become ineligible to teach a workshop class in the future.