CHAMPION PREPARATORY ACADEMY - DAY SCHOOL ENROLLMENT INFORMATION PACKET 2020-2021

 
CHAMPION PREPARATORY ACADEMY - DAY SCHOOL ENROLLMENT INFORMATION PACKET 2020-2021
2020-2021
                   DAY SCHOOL
                   ENROLLMENT
                  INFORMATION
                      PACKET

CHAMPION
PREPARATORY
ACADEMY
www.championprep.org   admissions@championprep.org            championprep
Champion Preparatory Academy   1935 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka, FL 32703
CHAMPION PREPARATORY ACADEMY - DAY SCHOOL ENROLLMENT INFORMATION PACKET 2020-2021
TABLE OF CONTENTS

      Introduction ………………..…….….…3-4

      General Information ………..…….….5-6

      Day School Program……………….…...7

      Dress Code …….…………………..…..8-9

      High School General Information.10-13

      Preschool and VPK……………....…14-15

      Monday Connections….................16-17

      Tuesday Through Thursday Program...18-19

      Friday Program …………………………20

      Independent Learning Center (ILC)……….….21
CHAMPION PREPARATORY ACADEMY - DAY SCHOOL ENROLLMENT INFORMATION PACKET 2020-2021
TABLE OF CONTENTS CONTINUED

      Students & Teachers Achieving Results Program (STAR)….22

      Steps to Enrollment….…………………23

      Financial Policies……………………….24

      Tuition and Fees……………...…..…25-26

      School Calendar…...……………….….27

      Required Student Records (New Members Only)...28

      Form Appendix………….................29-34

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CHAMPION PREPARATORY ACADEMY - DAY SCHOOL ENROLLMENT INFORMATION PACKET 2020-2021
Introduction

A. Letter to Families

Dear Families,
We are excited to minister to you and your family and pray that you will consider enrolling
your student in our Day School. If you have not already, please attend a campus tour and
information meeting, so we can explain all the details of how our school is different. The
information meeting sign-up is on our school website (www.championprep.org). It is our
prayer that we can provide an excellent educational experience tailored to fit the needs of
your family and children.

Champion Preparatory Academy (CPA) strives hard to make sure all our students enjoy
coming to school and are treated with respect, love, and kindness while they are at school.
At CPA, school is a safe place to learn and grow academically and spiritually. Our school
feels like a family setting where all students and teachers know and care for each other. CPA
students learn to be kind to each other and to respect their teachers and classmates. When
they see it modeled every day at school, it becomes a part of who they are and who they
want to be. Our goal is for our students to lead a well balanced life with priorities in order:
God, family, school, community service, and extracurricular activities. CPA is all about YOUR
student and developing an educational plan that works best for each child.

Champion Day School is a 21st century school incorporating technology, high academic
standards, traditional values, and a Christ-Centered education. CPA families may choose to
enroll their student in our Day School Programs for 1, 3, 4, or 5 days, based on your family’s
needs. We are committed to providing excellence in all that we do. You will see this vision of
excellence and our mission to provide a more personalized approach in all that we do, from
your initial contact with our admissions staff to becoming a valued family member here at
CPA.

It is our prayer that you will choose Champion to provide the support you need to ensure a
successful home-education program. We are here to serve you and your family. Please
contact our staff if you have questions or need further information.

Blessings,

Ms. Vicki Phillips, MA
Executive Director and Founder

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Introduction
B. Introduction to Champion Preparatory Academy
We know that if you have never been introduced to the many opportunities and methods of learning, all of this
may be confusing to you. Just remember that all families enrolled in any of our programs are enrolled in
Champion Preparatory Academy, our fully accredited private school. Being a private school, we have the right to
decide how we wish to conduct school. Champion just happens to have selected several ways to help you
accomplish your school objectives: homeschool; attend school online; or attend our on-campus day school, full or
part-time. All of the options can be great educational options, but you need to decide which option will work best
for your family and your Champion Preparatory student.

C. Mission Statement
At Champion Preparatory Academy we want to partner with parents to inspire their children to be college-
worthy, character witnesses of Christ. With the Lord as our guide, we are committed to equipping our students
and families to be confident in what they believe and able to defend their faith in love, boldly, and
unashamedly.

D. Vision Statement
Champion exists to cultivate parental involvement in the educational process of their children. We strive to instill
students with a biblical worldview and the passion to stand firm and articulate boldly in defense of their faith, to
guide them into independent learning, and to train our students to always give themselves fully to the work of
the Lord because their labor will not be in vain.

Truth is revealed by God through Christ “in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
Colossians 2:3

E. Statement of Faith
Families must be in agreement with the following Statement of Faith that guides the ministry of Champion
Preparatory Academy:
 There is one sovereign God in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
 There is one way of salvation: faith in Jesus Christ, the son of God, who lived as a man, died for the sins of all
   men, and was resurrected so that all who believe in their hearts, and confess Jesus as Lord with their mouths
   will be saved.
 There is one book of truth: the Bible, God’s written revelation to man, authoritative, reliable, and inerrant,
   without the need of any document to complete the message.
 There is one body: the church with its many parts acting in unison.

F. Statement of Policy
It is the opinion of the Board of Directors that our policies are fair and just. Each family enrolled in Champion
Preparatory Academy programs has acknowledged their responsibility to the organization and obligated
themselves to the fulfillment of its policies. The expectations are of responsible compliance to reasonable
standards, which allows for grace, but also enforces just consequences when violations occur.

G. Non-Discriminatory Policy
Champion admits students of any race, color, ethnic or national origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and
activities extended to students. Champion does not discriminate in the administration of its policies or
educational programs.

Champion Preparatory Academy aspires to create friendly, pleasant, and challenging school environment for
its students - an environment where sensitivity, respect for others, and hard work are valued. As a college
preparatory school, Champion Preparatory Academy intends to thoroughly prepare its students for further
education, encouraging them to strive for excellence, yet paying attention to their individual needs. It is hoped
that the atmosphere of the school will encourage students to enjoy a variety of activities and experiences and
take pride in the quality, Christ-centered education at Champion Preparatory Academy.

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CHAMPION PREPARATORY ACADEMY - DAY SCHOOL ENROLLMENT INFORMATION PACKET 2020-2021
General Information
A. The History of Champion Preparatory Academy
CPA is a not-for-profit organization which operates under the name of Champion Schools, Inc. CPA was incorporated in 1997.
CPA became a non-public private school in 1997 and was fully accredited in 1999. CPA operates for the sole purpose of
fulfilling the legal requirements and to provide support and resources to parents who desire to home-educate their children.

B. Our Founder
The president and founder of CPA is Ms. Vicki Phillips. Ms. Phillips has a M.A. in Speech Pathology and minor in Educational
Psychology from Wichita State University and over thirty years of experience in developing and administering educational
programs. Ms. Phillips is a Certified Private School Director and has her Advanced Director Credential from the Florida
Department of Child and Family.

Ms. Phillips homeschooled her two children for seventeen years. Her daughter graduated in 2008 after attending CPA K-12
and graduated from college in 2012. Her son was homeschooled from third through twelfth grade. Through many prayers
and God’s direction, CPA programs have served well over a thousand homeschooled children since inception of our
program. Ms. Phillips is the Executive Director of CPA and provides oversight to all Champion programs and has a great
heart for homeschool and alternative educational programs. Ms. Phillips has been honored with a Who’s Who in School
Administration Award, and is honored member of Stanford Who’s Who.

C. Building Security
The safety of all children at Champion is our number one priority. In order to provide a safe environment for all
children, the following security measures will be in place.
1. All doors to the school will be locked throughout the day. All visitors must enter through the school office.
   Visitor’s badge should designate the date and the purpose for the visit (example: volunteer, visitor, etc.).
2. The safety of Champion students is always of utmost importance. Students are under the supervision of
   teachers or staff members at all times during school hours.

D. Special Events and Field Trips
Special events and field trips are posted on the School Calendar. Please refer to the school member website for an updated
schedule. Sign-up and payment is required, this will also be available under Info Center/Event Registration. All field trips are
parent/student attended. Our teachers do not go on field trips. The field trip calendar is always posted on the front of our
school website. Sign up and pay (if there is a fee) under Info Center/Event Registration.

Members of ALL Champion programs are encouraged to attend Special Events and Field Trips such as:
 On-Campus Enrichment Classes (Day School-Monday)
 Scripps Spelling Bee, Young Author’s Day, Community Service, History & Science Fair,
  Talent Show & Art Fair
 Clubs: Robotics, Medical Explorers, Lovely Project, National Beta Club for grades 4-12
 VPK, K, 8 and Senior Graduation Ceremonies

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Day School Program
A. General Information
Champion is fully accredited by the National Association of Private Schools Accreditation Group (NPSAG).
Champion Day School is organized in two semesters for a total of 34 weeks (includes 2 home weeks with light
homework). M-F Students are required to be on-campus 34 weeks.

Students must successfully complete the prerequisite for each course or grade level, confirmed by a passing
grade in a Champion course or transcript from another school. We may ask students to demonstrate mastery of
previous knowledge through placement testing to provide teachers with a starting point for instruction.

Champion allows students to deviate from grade level, based on mastery of individual subject matter:
elementary and secondary may go back or advance one grade level. Flexible course registration makes it
possible for students to advance more quickly in areas where they are gifted and/or repeat in weaker areas
when necessary.

All students K-8 will be tested using the Moby Max skills assessment to help the classroom teacher determine
student groupings and strengths and weaknesses of the class.

Students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to enroll in the math level that best fits their needs. All classes are taught
at the same time.

Students Grades Pre-K - 8th grade have separate classes for each grade level. Grades 9-12 enroll in mixed grade
level classes depending on graduation requirements.

B. Sick Students

It is our policy that sick students must stay home. We will send home anyone who arrives at school
sick. We want to keep a healthy environment for all our children.

C. Parent, Staff, and Teacher School Goals and Code of Conduct Statement of Policy

The school operates on an honor system with its students and parents and staff. This means that we expect our
parents, students, and staff to be truthful, honest, and upright in their words and actions as a matter of personal
conviction and beliefs.

Just as God wants our hearts towards Him, we desire for every family and staff member to have a heart after
God. Because He has extended His grace to us, we are equipped with His blessings and empowered to obey.
Our primary guideline at Champion is respect - for God, for those in authority, for our peers, for ourselves, and for
church and school property.

Champion students, families, and staff, love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with
all your strength and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37

In all your relationships, with parents, teachers, siblings, and friends:
●I will show respect for God and others. This means considering others above yourself. In addition, respect
yourself. You are loved by and important to God and to us.
●I will be responsible.
●I will display good manners.
●I will practice acts of kindness. Use your words to build each other up, not tear each other down.
Ephesians: 4:29
●I promise to always do my best.

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Day School Program Continued
D. Parental Role (Three, Four or Five Day Program)
The parents role is to review and oversee homework and assignments, provide follow-up study over covered
material, and assist in preparation or review as needed. Parents and students must print all home assignments at
home and put them in the student folder by Monday of each week. Parents will also bear the responsibility for
assignments that the student did not complete at school; this may include some direct instruction in some aspects
of the course, such as spelling and in monitoring their child's academic progress, including timely (as per due
dates) submission of all assignments. Parents need to check our Sycamore member website or our Sycamore
Mobile phone app 2-3 times per week. Parents have access to student grades, classroom news, course syllabus,
home assignments, and discipline logs on a daily basis.

E. Volunteer Opportunities
Parents are encouraged to take an active role in their child’s education. Volunteers are needed to help in the
classroom, supervise lunch, help with morning and afternoon car line, assist in the office, and complete work at
home. Any volunteer working directly with students must be fingerprinted and must complete a volunteer agree-
ment form. Please contact the office for fingerprinting information.

All parents are required to volunteer 10 hours per school year. Families may opt out by paying a fee of
$100.00. All Volunteer service hours must be written into the Volunteer Book located at the Campus Supervi-
sor desk.

F. Fundraising
We require that every Champion Prep on-campus family raise a minimum of $100.00. Families may opt out of
the fundraising by adding the $100.00 amount to their tuition. Champion will sponsor a fundraiser in the
fall to help families raise the money to meet the fundraising requirement. All fundraising donations benefit
the students. Items we may purchase with the funds are: scholarships for students with financial need during the
school year, consumables, history fair, technology, sports equipment, etc.

G. Athletics

Pre-K–8th grade:
Champion Preparatory Academy students might desire to join the Association of Christian Youth Sports, ACYS,
team for soccer, basketball, or flag football. Champion does not offer its own sports division. ACYS is a sports
league based on biblical principles like integrity, fairness, teamwork, accountability, mutual respect, and love.
Football and basketball takes place in the winter with baseball and softball following in the spring. Most
seasons run in succession without overlapping to allow kids the opportunity to play every sport if they choose.

High School:
Champion Preparatory Academy students may join their district high school team for the sport of their choice.
Students who desire to participate in high school sports need to get the proper documentation from
their district high school and have the forms completed at the Champion school office.

PE:
Champion offers on-campus PE for all grades. Champion has a regulation size gymnasium that has
basketball hoops and volleyball nets.

Recess:
Students in Pre-K–5th grade have an afternoon snack and recess.

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CHAMPION PREPARATORY ACADEMY - DAY SCHOOL ENROLLMENT INFORMATION PACKET 2020-2021
Dress Code
Parents, it is your responsibility to make sure your student comes to school in dress code. If a student comes to
school out of dress code, the parent will be called to bring the student the proper dress code items. The student
will not be allowed in class during this time.

VPK- Dress Code
Students wear the preschool t-shirt, shorts or long pants to school. Students need to wear closed toe shoes (no
sandals or flip flops). Students should come to school well groomed, neat and clean. Since Champion has an
open campus, uniforms also provide security for our students.

K-12 Dress Code
The Dress Code provides standards to ensure a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance for students. Since
Champion has an open campus, uniforms also provide security for our students. On class days, students are
expected to follow both the Uniform Guidelines and the General Guidelines. Individual questions about the Dress
Code should be referred to the Campus Supervisor.

General Dress Code and Free Dress Day Guidelines
        •   Champion Logo Polo shirt (long, short or 3/4 sleeve).
        •   Students may wear cardigan sweaters, sweatshirts or “hoodies” during cold weather and in the
            classroom. However, these items MUST have a Champion logo displayed on the front. NO exceptions
            will be made. Polos and outerwear can be in any available Solid Color.
        •   Students may wear shirts in or out. However, shirts that are frayed at the bottom or excessively long
            (past the bottom of the hip in the back) must be tucked in during class.
        •   Navy, khaki or black bottoms. See notes for types below.
        •   Belts are suggested, but not required.
        •   Shoes must have closed toes and closed heels and soft soles – athletic type shoes are preferred.
            Students need to wear athletic type shoes with a soft sole for basketball or volleyball. NO Crocs,
            wheeled shoes, or boots. Note: Boots are only allowed on cold weather allowance days (see cold
            weather note to follow).
        •   Plain, solid color socks.
        •   Dress at all times should be modest and in good taste.
        •   Students are not allowed to wear clothing that is too tight, too baggy, immodest (low cut necklines,
            see-thru material or short skirts) or items with rips, holes or frayed edges.
        •   Girls may not wear shoes with heels more than 1” in height.
        •   Hair should be clean and neatly styled, with no extreme hairstyles (for example, mohawk) or
            unnatural hair colors.
        •   Caps, hats, bandanas, and scarves may not be worn at school.
        •   Girls may wear nail polish in conservative colors.
        •   Girls in upper school may wear light makeup. Makeup must be modest and may not draw attention
            to the student.
        •   Jewelry should be limited to a single, appropriate necklace and/or bracelet, earrings and a watch.
        •   Girls are allowed to wear earrings in the earlobes only; no other pierced jewelry is permitted.
        •   Boys are not allowed to wear earrings or have facial hair.
        •   Any pre-existing tattoos must be covered while on the school campus.

Boys
Boys may wear navy, khaki, or black Docker style cotton twill pants or shorts that reach the knees. Pants may not
have zippers at the knees or on the sides. Pants and shorts may not have outside pockets on the leg .

Girls
Girls may wear navy, khaki, or black Docker style cotton twill pants, capris, skirts, skorts or shorts, none of which
may be form-fitting, or of knit, stretchy or spandex materials. These items may not have zippers at the knees or on
the sides. The items may not have outside pockets on the leg. Shorts, skirts and skorts must be within two inches
of the knees. Students may wear bike shorts, tights, or leggings that are solid navy, tan, or black under their skirts.

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Dress Code Continued
Free Dress and Fridays
Students on campus on Fridays may use the free dress code. Some free dress days will be announced during the
year. On special dress days, students may either wear the school uniform or clothes associated with the theme
of the free dress day. Please have your student use discretion in choosing their clothing for these days.

Cold Weather Allowance
(Change in dress code on days that fall below 55 degrees)
The Champion facility is climate controlled. In cold weather, when the temperature drops below 55, students
may wear a winter coat in addition to their Champion uniform and add layers. The winter coat may not replace
their Champion sweater or hoodie. Heavy winter coats, even on the coldest days, are too hot for our
classrooms. Students will still need their sweaters and uniform shirt in the classroom.
Please LABEL ALL OUTER CLOTHING ITEMS. Our lost and found collection of sweaters and jackets fills each fall
and winter and many items never find their way home. Boots may be worn to school only on cold weather days.
Please be sure that the heels of the boots are no more than 1 inch.

                        ***Ordering Champion Dress Code Items***
                   ***2020-2021 School Dress Code Order Information***
All school dress code items that need to have the school logo embroidered must be ordered through
Educational Outfitters.

       1. You may order from their website:
           http://orlando.educationaloutfitters.com/champion-preparatory-academy
       2. You may also shop at their local store at:
          Educational Outfitters of Orlando
          5135 Adanson Street, Suite 115
          Orlando, FL 32804
          407-897-5363
          Hours: Sept-June T-F 10-6, Sat. 10-3
                July-August M-F 10-6, Sat. 10-3

Items that are required to have the school logo and must be ordered from Educational Outfitters are:
Pre-K-VPK T-shirt (any available color)
Polo Shirts (any available color)
Outerwear (Fleece jacket, Hoodie, Sweatshirts) (any available color)

Optional Wear: PE or Field Trip T-shirts (any available color) with the school mascot are also available at
Educational Outfitters. Homeschool families not enrolled in on-campus are welcome to order these shirts to wear
to any Champion event or field trip.

Optional: Dress code pants, skirts, and shorts are additionally available from Educational Outfitters. You may also
choose to purchase these items from the store of your choice.

**Please note: Educational Outfitters will only embroider items purchased through their store! Champion will no
longer take items to be embroidered.

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High School General Information

A. Fully Accredited Diploma Options
Champion offers the following diploma options: Scholar, Standard, Standard Accelerated, and Career. The exact
credit requirements are listed on our website and in a separate packet.
   Scholar Diploma is designed to prepare students for entry into more demanding colleges and universities
and provide them with greater depth and knowledge in selected fields of study.
   Standard is designed to prepare students for entry into the majority of 4-year colleges and universities.

The Standard Accelerated is designed to prepare students for entry into a community college or small college.
The Standard Career is designed to prepare students for entry into a community college or vocational program.
In addition to your diploma plan requirements, please note the following:
Dual Enrollment (DE): Champion encourages students that excel academically to additionally take classes at
the college level in their Junior and Senior year of high school. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to con-
sider dual enrollment and be prepared to take college level classwork.

 ●Scholar -28 credits
 ●Standard -24 credits
 ●Accelerated -18 credits (3 year graduation)
 ●Standard Career -18 credits
 ●Certificate of Participation (Students unable to meet graduation requirements)

B. Graduation Requirements
High School Scholar Diploma - 28 Credits
4 credits in English
4 credits in Social Sciences (World History, American History, American Government, Economics, Geography, or
 any other Social Studies credit to make 4)
4 credits in Math (Algebra I and Geometry or higher)
4 credits in Science (two labs)
2 credits in same Foreign Language
1 credit HOPE
1 credit in Practical or Performing Arts
8 credits in Electives (½ credit volunteer public service)

Additional Graduation Requirements A GPA of 3.5 or higher, a minimum of two honor classes in either English,
Science, or Math, and a SAT College Board Exam Score of 1170 (without writing scores) or ACT 25.

High School Standard Diploma - 24 Credits
4 credits in English
3 credits in Social Sciences (World History, American History, American Government, Economics)
4 credits in Math (Algebra I and Geometry or higher)
3 credits in Science (two labs)
1 credit HOPE
1 credit in Practical or Performing Arts
8 credits in Electives

Additional Graduation Requirements: A GPA of 2.0 or higher and a SAT College Board Exam of 930 or higher
(without writing scores) or ACT Score of 16. The PERT will also be considered.
*Foreign Language is REQUIRED for Bright Futures.*
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High School General Information Continued
B. Graduation Requirements Continued
High School Accelerated (3 Year) Standard Diploma - 18 Credits
4 credits in English
3 credits in Social Sciences (World History, American History, American Government, Economics)
4 credits in Math (Algebra I & Geometry and higher)
3 credits in Science (two labs)
4 Electives

Additional Graduation Requirements: A GPA of 2.0 or higher and a SAT College Board Exam of 930 (without writing
scores) or higher or ACT Score of 16.
*Foreign Language is REQUIRED for Bright Futures.*

High School Standard Diploma - 18 Credits
4 credits in English
3 credits in Social Sciences (World History, American History, American Government, Economics)
3 credits in Math (Algebra I-required)
3 credits in Science (two labs)
5 credits in Electives (2 credits from same career electives)

Additional Graduation Requirements: A GPA of 2.0 and higher and academic achievement testing determined
by school, showing student reached potential in Reading and Math through Diagnostic or Achievement testing.

C. Grade Point Average
An overall average of 70 or better is required to graduate from Champion. In order to graduate on the Scholar
Diploma Plan, you must have an overall average of 80 or better.

D. Dual Enrollment
The minimum age for most dual enrollment programs is 12 but may vary. You may contact the college or
community college of your choice and find out if they allow dual enrollment and their eligible age. Once you
have selected your college, they may have specific paperwork or contracts that CPA will need to complete. The
parent may be requested to get the forms to CPA, or the school may send them directly to us. Please allow at
least 60 days advance notice to make sure everything is set up so you can enroll without any delays. Students
should have at least a 3.0 GPA to consider trying dual enrollment. Dual enrollment courses will count for high
school credit and college credit.

We encourage Champion students who have a 3.0 and above and are college ready (usually by 11th grade &
up) to take advantage of our dual enrollment agreement with Seminole State or Valencia College. Students earn
both high school credit and college credit. Students may take online dual enrollment classes or attend classes on
the campus of Seminole State or Valencia College. Many of our past students have completed 30–60 hours of
college credit by the time they graduate from high school. Students who receive an A.A. and a 3.0 and above
from Seminole State are eligible to enroll in any state college and are automatically accepted

E. Work Study
High school students may receive credit for working but must complete required documentation for this
program. The forms are available under Documents on our member only website. Each 75 hours of work is
counted as 1⁄2 credit. The course name is called Coop Diversified Ed-OJT.

F. Community Service
High school students completing volunteer hours for the Florida Merit Scholarship must have their volunteer
program approved by CPA before starting the program. All hours must be documented and signed by an adult
volunteer supervisor. 75 hours of volunteer work is counted as 1⁄2 credit.
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G. Bright Futures Scholarship
Florida Residents: The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program has complete information on their website.
Students in their senior year will apply online through Florida Bright Futures. CPA will then enter your transcript and
final grades. You will be notified of eligibility. Please make sure you have read the guidelines for the scholarships so
you can meet the academic guidelines to qualify. The CPA guidance counselor is available to discuss this with
parents. The Merit scholarship requires 100 hours of community service.

H. College Advising
Our guidance counselor is available to meet with all parents, but requires all eighth grade through high school
families meet to discuss graduation requirements and diploma options, and to provide a four year high school plan.
We are here for College Advising as well such as:
• NCAA eligibility
• Bright Futures
• Professional Guidance
• College letters

I. SAT, ACT, or PERT Requirement
All students desiring to receive a Scholar, Standard, or Accelerated Standard diploma are required to take either
the SAT, ACT, or PERT in order to graduate from Champion. College applications and many scholarship
applications require either SAT and/or ACT scores. Plan to take one and/or all of these tests as early as possible.
We recommend no later than the spring of your junior year or the latest take it in the fall of your senior year.

J. Transfer of Credits
Champion accepts transfer credit from any student who is currently enrolled at Champion or who is entering
Champion for the first time. However, there are guidelines that must be met by the student and then reviewed by
the Academic Advisor. Simply turning in an application for transfer of credit does not ensure approval.
K. Transferring Credits from an Accredited High School
    • The class submitted for credit must be a credit-bearing class
    • The student must have a passing final grade of 60% or above
    • An official transcript from the school where the student received the actual credits must be submitted
    • The class must be equivalent in content and academic level as offered by Champion.

L. Transferring Credits from a Private Unaccredited High School, Home-School, or Informal Setting
•    The class submitted for credit must be congruent in content and academic level as offered by Champion.
•    An official transcript (or grade report in the case of a home school) must be submitted.
•    The student must have used a standard high school level textbook (a fill-in-the-blank workbook approach is not
      acceptable), and taken closed-book tests or essay exams.
•    The student must have received a passing grade of 60% or higher.
•    Form 603 Transfer of Records must be submitted by the parent to the student’s previous school or homeschool
      parents must submit a transcript and record of all courses taken.
•    Champion reserves the right to request additional documentation for the course. In the event that a
     student does not have the required final exam(s) and/or research paper, the following methods may be
     used to transfer credit: (a) a student may demonstrate mastery of the material of an earlier level of math,
     English, or a foreign language by successfully passing a Champion entrance exam and at least one
     semester of work with a grade of 60% or better. (For example, if a student passes the entrance exam to
     Algebra II and earns at least a 60% in Pre-Calculus the first semester, the transfer credit would be accepted;
     (b) at its discretion, Champion may administer comprehensive exams for academic subjects being
     transferred. A student would receive credit with a grade of 70% or better on the exam(s); For foreign
     language classes, students will be expected to show proficiency by taking a Champion foreign language
     exam corresponding to the level they wish to transfer.
•    Current students wishing to take courses outside of Champion and transfer those credits must make prior
     arrangements with the Academic Advisor.

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High School General Information Continued
M. Transfer of Credits for Elective Courses
In the event a student wishes to apply for transfer of elective courses, Champion must receive a transcript or
progress report from the official instructor of the class.

•   The student must receive 75 hours of instruction for ½ credit and 135 hours for 1.0 credit.
•   Hours of instruction for elective credits (Athletics, Forensic Science, Computer Courses, Fine Arts, etc.) will
    only begin accruing the summer before the 9th grade year.
N. Credit Equivalents and Transfer of Grades
•   Students desiring to transfer high school credit from another accredited private or public school for use toward
    earning a diploma at Champion must provide an official transcript from that school.
•   Students desiring to transfer high school credits from an unaccredited high school, home-school, or umbrella-
    school program will be individually assessed for transfer of credit based on a general equivalency and mastery
    of course content—including possible entrance testing in a given course. (Please contact the Academic
    Advisor for specific transfer credit guidelines.)

O. New Senior Enrollment
CPA accepts students in their senior year up until October 1. Seniors must complete six credits with CPA and
complete all CPA graduation requirements. All seniors must have their records reviewed before final acceptance.
All seniors are required to take the SAT (college board) or ACT as part of their graduation requirements (see score
requirements on the graduation requirements page). If a student has not achieved the required scores on the SAT
or ACT, we will consider a passing score on a College Placement Test (PERT) or a high school exit exam. Students
must be enrolled in CPA for a minimum of two years to be named Valedictorian or Salutatorian.

P. Senior Year Course Load
Your senior year class schedule should reflect a challenging course load. Colleges frequently request
confirmation on whether a student has taken the most rigorous program available when determining
scholarships. Grades during the senior year are just as important as during any other year. Every college will
request a final transcript upon graduation and scholarships may be revoked if grade point averages and/or class
rank no longer meet the scholarship criteria.

Q. Typical High School Course Selection
9th Grade:                                                  11th Grade:
English 1                                                   English 3
Math (Algebra 1)                                            Math (Algebra 2 or Geometry)
Geography or American History                               American History or Geography
Physical Science (lab)                                      Chemistry or Earth Science (lab)
Foreign Language                                            Foreign Language 3
HOPE                                                        Electives
                                                            We recommend dual enrollment for 11th grade.
10th Grade:
English 2                                                   12th Grade
Math (Geometry or Algebra 2)                                English 4
World History                                               Math (Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry)
Biology (lab)                                               Am. Gov/Economics
Foreign Language 2                                          Physics or Marine Science (lab)
Fine or Performing Arts                                     Electives
Electives                                                   We recommend dual enrollment for 12th grade.

R. Graduation
A beautiful graduation is held in June in Apopka, Florida. All students are encouraged to participate in this
wonderful ceremony. Seniors who plan to attend the graduation must pay the graduation fee along with their
senior tuition. Students who are within 3 months of completing their requirements may participate in the
graduation. The diploma will be mailed when all requirements are met.
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Preschool And VPK
A. Introduction to the Preschool and VPK Programs
Champion’s Pre-K & VPK program is an academic, developmental program. Students will enjoy a full day of
cooperative group learning, thematic units, and centers all while learning developmental skills. We design age
appropriate learning activities to lay a foundation for understanding God, Jesus, Bible, church, self, family,
others, social skills, art, music, technology, PE, and the natural world. Students will learn pre-reading and math
skills as part of their age appropriate developmental skills.
B. Enrollment Options
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:11
See Tuition Schedule for Monday Fees

●One day (Monday -Mom's Day Out) Parent pays for this program
●Three days (T-W-Th-VPK program-no charge-funds paid by VPK)
●Four days (M-Th-Mom's Day Out and VPK Program)

C. VPK
If you are enrolling in the VPK program, please additionally register with the Early Learning Coalition of
Orange County for the VPK Program. (https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com/)
D. School Hours
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Late Pick-up fee after 3:10: $1.00 per minute after the second late pick up

E. Calendar
The preschool follows the same calendar as the Day School with the exception of a few days.

F. DCF License #C090R0850
Champion Preparatory Academy is licensed by the Department of Children and Families.

G. Accreditation
We are accredited by the National Private School Accreditation Group (NPSAG).

H. Teaching Staff
Our teacher meets all DCF and VPK standards.

I. Potty Training
All children must be potty trained.

J. Sick Students
It is our policy that sick students must stay home. We will send home anyone that arrives at school sick. We want to
keep a healthy environment for all our children.

K. Lunch and Snack
Students need to bring two healthy snacks, drink or water, and a healthy lunch in a lunchbox that can stay properly
cooled.

 L. Recess and Play
Students play outside on a fenced playground used exclusively for Pre-K-VPK students. Students have a morning
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Preschool And VPK Continued
M. Curriculum
We use the Wee Learn Curriculum by Lifeway. This curriculum incorporates Bible, centers, thematic unit studies, art,
technology, and group learning activities.
N. Centers
Art, blocks, books, home living, music, nature, and science and computer. Our unit studies are hands on and
include some of the following topics: (may vary) All about Me, Insects and Spiders, Work and Play Together,
Seasons, Family, Farm, Safety, Space, Travel, Holidays, Animals, Pets, Environment, Nature, Handwriting,
Counting and Math, and Pre-Reading skills

O. Kindergarten Acceptance
Students registered in our VPK program are guaranteed entrance into our Kindergarten program for the following
school year.

P. Preschool Dress Code
VPK students are required to wear a VPK t-shirt with the school logo. The solid color t-shirt(s) will need to be
purchased directly from Educational Outfitters. Champion will no longer take items to be embroidered.
1. You may order from their website:
   http://orlando.educationaloutfitters.com/champion-preparatory-academy
2. You may also shop at their local store:
   Educational Outfitters of Orlando
    5135 Adanson St., Suite 115
   Orlando, FL 32804
   407-897-5363
   Hours: Sept-June T-F 10-6, Sat. 10-3
         July-August M-F 10-6, Sat. 10-3

Students may wear the school t-shirt, logoed outerwear, shorts, or long pants to school. Students need to wear
closed toe shoes (no sandals or flip-flops). Students should come to school well groomed, neat, and clean.

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Monday Connections
A. Schedule of Classes for 2020-2021
CPA Homeschool Academy is NOT included with the registration and tuition fees for the Monday Connections
students and is required as part of your enrollment. Please see the Homeschool Academy Information Packet for
more information on CPA Homeschool Academy.

The exact class schedule will be available March 1 and will be provided at our information meetings or during a
parent interview.

All K-12 Monday classes are offered on a first come, first serve basis, so please enroll early as soon as enrollment
opens. Once we reach our enrollment limit for each class, our enrollment system will no longer accept students.
You may contact the office to have your student put on the waitlist for that class.

All K-12 Day School students participate in our history fair in the fall and can optionally participate in our Evening
with the STARS talent show in the spring.

Our Christian, certified, experienced teachers use various resources and will post a course syllabus and resources
on their class page on our member website for all classes.

If books are needed for a class, this will be indicated in the class supply list, which is posted by July 1. Parents
need to purchase required books.

B. School Uniform
Monday students follow our school dress code.

C. K-8th Grade
There is typically no Monday assignments for K-8, with the exception of a few classes that may require some
outside work. There are no grades issued for K-8 classes.

D. High School
High School academic or elective classes will be graded and will have assignments. Students may select to audit
a class if they don’t want credit or assignments.

E. Lunch
Parents may order a hot or cold school lunch from schooleatery.com in advance or bring a healthy lunch. K-5
students need an additional snack and drink for afternoon snack time.

F. Monday After School Clubs for Grades 4-12
Jr. (4-8) and Sr. (9-12) Beta Club:
Meet on the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month at 3:15. Beta Club is a national academic & leadership club. All
students must be at or above grade level and have a 3.0 grade point average to participate. To learn more,
go to: www.betaclub.org. An introductory meeting is held the first month of school. You may find the meeting
dates on the school calendar.

Safety Patrol (Grades 6-12):
Students may elect to participate in our Safety Patrol Program. Students can elect to participate in the morning,
8:30-9:00, or afternoon, 2:55-3:15, or both. Students get community service hours and any student that
accumulates 50 hours of service can attend a free exclusive field trip.

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Monday Connections Continued
G. K-5 Lower School
Student/teacher ratio: Monday student/teacher ratio is 1:15 (Exception: PE and Drama classes may be larger).

Monday is a day of engaging hands-on Science, Social studies, and enrichment classes. This is a great day for
homeschooled students to come in for fun or academic classes.

Students will begin their day with songs, prayer, and a Bible lesson in the Kids’ Chapel. After chapel, they will go to
their grade level classes. The children will enjoy social opportunities, cooperative learning, enrichment and
academic classes (Reading, Science, History, and Math), and fun hands-on learning, while completing age
appropriate academic skills. We will incorporate the latest in technology and some good old-fashioned
traditional learning and play activities.

Students in K–5 have options of enrichment classes that may include STEAM projects, learning coding and
programming, art, drama, Spanish, cooking fun, and more. Students get to enjoy outside recess for fitness,
cooperative play and fresh air.

H. 6-8 Middle School
Student/teacher ratio: Monday student/teacher ratio is 1:15 (Exception: PE and Theater classes may be larger).

Monday is a day of engaging hands-on science, social studies, and enrichment classes. We continue to add
more choices than previously offered and smaller class sizes, specific for our 6-8 middle school students. Again, this
is a great day for homeschooled students to come in for fun or academic classes.

Students will begin their day with our Concertos praise and worship choir, prayer, and a Bible lesson in the Student
Center for Chapel. After chapel, students will go to their selected classes, and rotate to a different class each
period. Students will enjoy social opportunities, cooperative learning, enrichment, academic classes, and fun
hands-on learning while completing grade appropriate academic skills.

We may offer enrichment classes that incorporate the latest in technology with immersion into STEAM projects,
learning coding and programming, art, theater, computer basics, entrepreneurship, writing 101, Spanish, creative
writing, cooking basics, creative design, math help, and more. All students will participate in PE with our PE
instructor (unless an exemption is needed) and will utilize our regulation size gymnasium or outdoor field for
basketball and physical fitness activities and fresh air.

I. 9-12 High School
Student/teacher ratio: Monday student/teacher ratio is 1:15 (Exception: PE and Theater classes may be larger).

Monday is a day of engaging science labs, academic and elective classes. High School academic or elective
classes will be graded and will have assignments. Students that complete their coursework and assignments will
receive a grade and credit on their transcript. Students may select to audit a class, if they don’t want credit. This is
a great day for homeschooled students to come in for fun or academic classes.

Students will begin their day with our Concertos praise and worship choir, prayer, and a Bible lesson in the Student
Center for Chapel. After chapel, students will go to their selected classes, and rotate to a different class each
period. Students will enjoy social opportunities, cooperative learning, elective and academic classes, and fun
hands-on learning while completing grade appropriate academic skills.

We offer enrichment classes that may include the latest in technology with immersion into Computer classes,
Website design with coding and programming, art, theater, computer, Spanish, speech, creative writing, culinary
arts I or II, entrepreneurship, math help, and more. All students will participate in PE with our PE instructor (unless an
exemption is needed) and will utilize our regulation size gymnasium and outdoor field for basketball and physical
fitness activities and fresh air.
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Tuesday Through Thursday Program
A. General Information
Schedule of Classes:
The exact class schedule will be available March 1, and will be provided at our information meetings or during a
parent interview.

All classes are offered on a first come, first serve basis, so please enroll early as soon as enrollment opens. Once
we reach our enrollment limit for each class, our enrollment system will no longer accept students. You may
contact the office to have your student put on the waitlist for that class.

Lunch:
Parents need to provide a healthy lunch. K-5 students need an additional snack and drink for afternoon snack
time.

B. K-5 Lower School
Student/teacher ratio:
Our Lower School student/teacher ratio is 1: 15

Overview:
A day at school on T-W-Th starts with prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, songs, and a Bible lesson. The focus on T-
W-Th is on the core academics. K–3 will have a strong emphasis on foundational skills. In grades 4 and 5, the
emphasis will move to more critical thinking and increased reading and writing skills. Teachers will present
engaging lessons utilizing many resources including computers. The goal is for students to accomplish the
majority of all classwork at school. Students who do not complete work at school will have homework in the
evening.

Teachers:
Students in K-5 grade will stay with their teacher for the entire day. Each grade level has their own classes.

Homework:
Students K-5 spend approximately 30 minutes per day reading at home and working on spelling words, sight
words (K-3), and math facts. We suggest parents adopt a D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) time 4-5 days per
week to encourage reading.

Curriculum:
Students in grades K-5 use the Bob Jones curriculum for Language Arts, Abeka for Math, and Abeka for Science
and History (grades 3-5). Students also will have access to Moby Max instruction for an individualized Reading
and Math program. Students will participate in the Book-it Pizza Hut reading program and will receive a
certificate monthly (Oct–March) for a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut if they meet reading goals.

Parents purchase books:
We will provide a supply and book list to parents in July. We will post them on our member website under Day
School News. Parents need to order books by the first week in August to make sure they arrive in time for school.
The cost of these books is not included in your tuition or material fees.

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Tuesday Through Thursday Program Continued

C. 6-8 Middle School
Student/teacher ratio:
Our Middle School student/teacher ratio is 15:1. Overview: A day at school on T-W-Th starts with prayer, the
Pledge of Allegiance, and a Bible lesson. The focus on T-W-Th is on the core academics. Teachers will present
engaging lessons utilizing many resources including computers. The goal is for students to accomplish the
majority of all classwork at school. Students who do not complete work at school will complete the assignments
at home in the evening.

Teachers:
Students in 6th-8th grade may rotate to specialty teachers. See Schedule for details. Each grade level has their
own classes.

Homework:
Students in 6-8 spend approximately 60 minutes per day reading, completing math assignments, and studying
for quizzes and tests.

Math:
We offer all Math classes 6-12 at the same time. Students should enroll in the Math level associated with their skill
level, not their grade level.

Curriculum: Students in grades 6 will use Abeka for Math & Science, Bob Jones Grammar and Writing for English
And Notgrass for Literature and History. Grades 7-8 will use Strongmind digital curriculum for language arts and
math, and Abeka for science and history. Students also will have access to Moby Max instruction for an
individualized reading and math program.

Parents purchase books:
We will provide a supply and book list to parents in July. We will post them on our member website under Day
School News. Parents need to order books by the first week in August to make sure they arrive in time for school.

D. 9-12 High School
Overview:
A day at school on T-W-Th starts with prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, and a Bible lesson. The focus
on T-W-Th is on the core academics. Teachers will present engaging lessons utilizing many resources
including computers. The goal is for students to accomplish the majority of all classwork at school. Students
who do not complete work at school will complete the assignments at home in the evening.

Teachers:
Students in 9th-12th grade will rotate to specialty teachers. Students participate in mixed grade level classes
depending on graduation requirements.

Homework:
Students in 9-12 spend approximately 60 minutes per day Reading, completing Math assignments and
studying for quizzes and tests.

Curriculum:
Students in grades 9-12 use Strongmind digital curriculum for English and Math (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra
2, and Math for College Readiness), Notgrass for History, and Apologia for Science.

Parents purchase books: We will provide a supply and book list to parents in July. We will post them on our
member website under Day School News. Parents need to order books by the first week in August to make
sure they arrive in time for school. The cost of these books is not included in your tuition or material fees.

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Friday Program
A. General Information
Families have 2 options for Fridays: Home or On-Campus. M-F Students are required to attend school 5 days per
week.

B. Friday Home Lesson Plans
Friday is a day of school for all students K-12. Students, who are not signed up for the Friday on-campus
program, will need to complete their Friday assignments at home to turn in by Tuesday. Parents are
responsible for supervising and signing off that the work is completed. Students in grades K-2 will have
minimal assignments, grades 3-5 should expect about 2 hours of Friday assignments, and 6-12 approximately
3 hours of assignments.

C. On-Campus (9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Families have the option to enroll for our Friday program. Friday school provides teachers to
supervise and help students complete the Friday assignments. M-F full-time students are required to
attend on Friday's and 2 additional weeks as per the calendar.

D. Special Events and Field Trips
Special events and field trips are posted on the School Calendar. Please refer to the school member website
for an updated schedule.

Where sign-up and payment is required, this will also be available under Info Center/Event Registration. All
field trips are parent and student attended. Our teachers do not go on field trips. The field trip calendar is
always posted on the front of our school website. Sign up and pay (if there is a fee) under Info Center/Event
Registration.

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Independent Learning Center (ILC)
Grades 6-12

A. Program Information
Student Teacher Ratio 1:15

Who:
Students in grades 6-12 with good behavioral control, who prefer independent, and self-paced learning.
Students must be motivated to learn independently and have attention controls that will allow them to
complete work in a group setting. This program is most suited for students who are accelerated learners and
desire more social and academic interaction, but want to move at their own pace.

Why:
You may love homeschooling, but are having a difficult time getting your student to do their work and to stay
motivated, or perhaps you have to go back to work and want a school that will continue to allow your student
to work at their own pace. Students, many times, will have a different kind of relationship with the teacher and
will gladly complete their schoolwork with teacher guidance. Students in our Day School program who struggle
with one class can attend the Learning Center so they have an individualized program for that class.

What:
A place for your student to get teacher mentoring, encouragement, and fellowship with other students while
completing school work at their own pace.

Teacher:
The Teacher will provide some basic one-on-one instruction for each student, but is there mainly to supervise,
and to keep your student motivated to complete their work and keep on pace.

B. Attendance
Regular attendance is encouraged, but not required. Parents are responsible to supervise the student’s
schoolwork when they are not on-campus. The Independent Learning Center is open from 9:00-3:00 on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday. Students may select to attend for the whole time or make their own parent
approved schedule. Students may not leave without parental approval. Please note if your student is on
scholarship (McKay or Step Up For Students) they are required to be on-campus for the full day M-F.

C. Dress Code
Students will be required to follow the Day School dress code.

D. Acceptance into the Program
Students must be motivated to learn, working at or close to grade level and must be attending church on a
regular basis and complete our school Christian testimony guidelines.

E. Fellowship
Students will fellowship with grade level students for Lunch/PE and Chapel. A creativity, brain break center will
be set up for students to take a short break from their work or to work on a project. Students may also enroll for
our Monday electives and participate in all of our Day School special activities.

F. Projects, Labs, and Materials
Students must bring their own supplies for projects, labs, and required class work.

G. Curriculum
The teacher/parent/student can work together to select the best independent study curriculum for the student.
Students may utilize our Champion online curriculum, FLVS.net or other approved curriculum resources.

H. Day School Class Option
If qualified, students may select to attend and fully participate in either a Science or History class from the Day
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School Schedule. Students must be pre-approved to attend Day School classes.
Students & Teachers Achieving Results Program (S.T.A.R)
Lower/middle school (4-8) & High School (9-12)
A. Program Information
S.T.A.R is a five-day-a-week (34 weeks) school that offers an individualized learning environment for students
who struggle to learn in a traditional classroom environment. S.T.A.R. students share the campus with the K-12
Day School and follow all the same procedures and policies. Please see Day School General Information for the
policies and procedures.
Enrollment Option:
Five (5) days, M-F only.
School Hours:
M-Th 9:00 AM. - 3:00 PM; Friday 9:00 PM. - 12:30 PM (Late Pick-up fee after 3:10: $1.00 per minute after the
second late pick up.)
Testing:
S.T.A.R students are required to take the SAT 10 each year in May.

B. Steps to Enrollment: (Please note, these steps apply only to the S.T.A.R. program)
1. Sign up for our waitlist (championprep.org).
2. Contact our admission coordinator at 407-788-0018 ext.8 or email: admissions@championprep.org to set up
   an interview.
3. Once accepted, our director of admissions will help you finalize your school enrollment and financial
   obligation.

C. McKay Scholarship, Gardiner, Step up for Students
To learn more: www.floridaschoolchoice.org CPA is in full compliance with the Department of Education and
accepts the McKay Scholarship for the S.T.A.R. program only. To learn more about the McKay Scholarship go to
www.floridaschoolchoice.org/Intent/McKayIntent/StudentIntent.aspx. To learn more about the Gardiner and
Step up for Students scholarships go to www.stepupforstudents.org.

D. Admission
This program is for students with good behavior control who struggle to learn in a traditional setting and are no
more than two-three years behind. The program is individualized, and the student teacher ratio is 8:1. We
consider admission to this program after a thorough review of current I.E.P., academic records, testing, teacher
recommendation, and approval by our S.T.A.R. teaching staff.
We only accept students that we consider a good fit for our program. We are unable to accept students on the
autism spectrum or students with a matrix code of 253 or higher, or students with neurological, physical, or
emotional challenges.
E. Therapy
Students who need to attend therapy may be dismissed early during enrichment time for therapy or may have
their therapist come on campus. Therapy fees are not included in the tuition for S.T.A.R.

F. Curriculum
We will use a variety of curriculum. Curriculum will be determined once we determine the actual needs of the
students in the class. We will utilize online curriculum, textbooks, supplemental worksheets, multi-sensory, and
individualized teaching. The school will order books.

G. Homework
Students should expect to have thirty minutes to one hour of homework per day. Parents are responsible to
oversee homework and sign the homework assignment sheet each evening.

H. Diploma
High school students attending the S.T.A.R. program can graduate from Champion Preparatory Academy with
either a regular or career diploma. Both diploma options are accepted at colleges across the nation. A
certificate of participation is available for a student who cannot complete the required credits for a diploma
but has been in attendance for four years of school.
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