Policies & Procedures updated March 1, 2022

  • Weather policy:

    • If either Union Co. or Mecklenburg Co. Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, we will not meet. If schools are delayed, we will delay by 2 class periods (the Level Up Educational Homeschooling Board reserves the right to change weather policy)

  • We hope your student(s) will benefit academically and socially from Level Up Tutorials. To help the Tutorials program operate smoothly and for the student to benefit from these classes, we ask the following:

    • Make sure your student(s):

      • Is respectful toward tutors, fellow students, volunteers, and church staff at Spirit of Joy.

      • Abides by church rules, respects the church property, and the property or possessions of others. Vandalism is not tolerated.

      • Attends Study Hall in the designated areas when on campus and not in class.

      • Dresses according to the dress code:

        • ​Blouses, knit shirts, button-down shirts (long enough that they could be tucked in), pants, modest shorts, and skirts.

        • T-shirts are acceptable; however, they should not contain vulgar or offensive sayings (please maintain Biblical standards).

        • Modest, neat, and tasteful appearance, please.

      • Is willing to do his or her best to attend all classes, fulfill the assignments given by the tutor, prepare for class, and participate in class discussions.

      • Checks email frequently for those tutors who stay in contact via email.

      • Contacts the tutor if he or she is absent to find out what assignments were missed.

      • Understands that the Tutorial program is only a supplemental learning experience to enhance the educational program provided at each home school.

      • Arrives on time for classes. (Parents should make sure students arrive on time.)

      • Completes all of their work with integrity. Cheating will not be tolerated and will result in disciplinary action. 

      • Does not use tobacco (in any form including vaping), alcoholic beverages, pornographic materials, hallucinogenic drugs and substances, marijuana, or narcotics.

        • Students may not share prescription or nonprescription drugs. 

      • Is not engaging in gambling in any form. 

      • Is not participating in harassment or discrimination of others based on race, national origin, gender, or disability.

        • This includes no jokes regarding ANY illnesses. 

      • Does not bring weapons of any kind (including utility or pocketknives) on Spirit of Joy property (including building and parking lot). 

      • Is not a part of any humiliating acts, verbal threats of violence, cyberbullying, physical attack, or inappropriate sexual advances directed toward another person. 

      • Does not use profane language.

      • Remains on Spirit of Joy property during classes they are registered for and study halls.

        • Students leaving for lunch must sign in and out at the front desk.

        • Parents must sign Google forms permission slip for students to leave campus with peers who drive.

    • Additional Policy Items:

      • Cell phone use in the classroom is prohibited unless explicitly approved by the teacher/board and is being used for educational purposes only.

        • Level Up staff/tutors are not responsible for cell phones. 

      • Photographs/video/audio recordings taken anywhere on school property must have written permission from all parties seen or heard.

      • ANY posts to social media which include other Level Up students, tutors, administrators, volunteer parents, or any person outside their immediate family requires written consent from all parties involved.

    • Parents/Guardians must:

      • Review the curriculum before enrollment to ensure it aligns with your expectations, rigorousness, and worldview of your homeschool.

        • Any individualization of materials may be done at home by the parents.

        • Tutors will maintain consistent progress through the curriculum for the continuity of the class. 

      • Make payment for registration and classes on time; pay for all books and supplies requested by the tutor.

      • Support the efforts of the tutor to provide instruction to the student.

        • The Tutorials program is a collaborative effort between parents and tutors; therefore, parents must remain engaged with the educational process. 

      • Parents are the primary teachers of their student(s).

        • The instruction offered through the Tutorials program is only intended to supplement the work done through the curriculum at home. 

      • Parents must physically supervise the taking of any tests sent home to maintain the integrity we expect of the students.

        • For an accurate assessment of the student's knowledge, parents are expected to follow the tutor's test-taking guidelines.

      • Drop off and pick up non-driving students on time.

        • The hours are 8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

        • Students cannot be left alone at Spirit of Joy.

          • Therefore, they must be promptly picked up at 2:45 p.m.

  • Level Up Educational Homeschooling's mission is to partner with families to train students to be disciples of Christ through their academic endeavors.

    • Our Mission Statement is…

      • “Provide academic excellence in a safe Christian environment while promoting a family-style atmosphere by encouraging unity within the community of like-minded families. It is the goal of Level Up Homeschool Programs to encourage social fellowship and support while inspiring our youth to grow mentally, emotionally and spiritually.” Our mission entails the cultivation of biblical beliefs and submission to Scripture’s depiction of Christlike behavior and character. We affirm the following: that men and women are made in the image of God; that God created mankind as a differentiated and complementary pair, male and female; that as a God of order and design, God opposes the confusion of man as woman and woman as man; that individuals should live in accordance with their biological sex. As a Christian program acting as a ministry of the Bible, we follow our Vision Statement to, 'Continue to uphold godly character through Biblical foundations and inspire our children to become Christ-honoring future leaders.'”

  • Additional Notes:

    • The registration fees and tuition payments payable to Level Up Educational Academy, LLC are non-refundable and non-transferable whether we meet in person or are required to shift to distance learning.

      • Fees will be refused if a class is canceled for other reasons, such as low enrollment.

    • Parents are responsible for paying for the entire course as the tutor has prepared and counted on the attendance of enrolled students for the year. 

Failure to comply with the above policies will result in disciplinary action. If, at any time, your student is disobedient, disrespectful, cheating, has excessive unexcused absences, or fails to do the assignments required, a phone conference with the parents and a review of the situation will occur. Upon review, the Level Up Tutorials Board reserves the right to dismiss non-compliant students from the Tutorials program without a refund.