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ECA- High School Diploma Requirements

 Credit Requirements- College Preparatory Diploma 

English: 4.0 credits 

History: 2.0 credits

Government/Economics: 1.0 credits

Mathematics (includes Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry): 4.0 credits

Laboratory Science (excludes Physical Science): 4.0 credits

Recreational Education: 0.5 credits

Health: 0.5 credits

Computer: 1.0 credits

Foreign Language: 2.0 credits

Electives: 5.0 credits

Total of 24 credits

 Two AP (Advanced Placement) Courses are highly recommended to be included in this selection. AP courses currently offered at ECA are: English Literature, American Government, Environmental Science, and U.S. History.  


 Credit Requirements- General Diploma 

English: 4.0 credits 

History: 2.0 credits

Government/Economics: 1.0 credits

Mathematics (includes Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry): 4.0 credits

Laboratory Science (excludes Physical Science): 4.0 credits

Recreational Education: 0.5 credits

Health: 0.5 credits

Computer: 1.0 credits

Electives: 6.0 credits

Total of 23 credits


 Available Electives 

 

  • Bible
  • Chorus
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Ensemble
  • Mixed Media Art
  • Computer Keyboarding / Applications
  • Yearbook
  • Psychology


 


Dress Code

 DRESS CODE GUIDLINES (FOR ON CAMPUS AND ALL SCHOOL FUNCTIONS)

 

  1. SHOES are to be worn at all times, including classes, workshops, parking lot, field, and Assembly hall.
  2. NO FLIP FLOPS. If a student comes to school with flip flops, the parent will be called to bring other shoes to school for the student.
  3. Skirts, skorts, and shorts must extend to no less than a dollar bill's width above the knee and not tight.
  4. Students may not wear halter, spaghetti-string tank, or cropped, tight, or low cut tops. (No bare skin may show when arms are raised; undergarments must NOT show in front, under arms, or on shoulders.) Straps of all clothing must be at least the width of a dollar bill.
  5. Jeans and pants must be free of holes (even if mended or patched), frays, and ragged edges. Pants must be worn at waist level. Baggy pants can be worn but must not hang below the natural waist, and UNDERGARMENTS MUST NOT BE VISIBLE. This still applies for Friday classes and science labs.
  6. Sleep attire (including pajamas or bedroom slippers) is not allowed.
  7. No chains, ropes, or wires can hang from pants or belts.
  8. Clothing may not have printing or pictures relating to alcoholic beverages, tobacco, drugs, sex, distasteful or offensive insignia, gang symbols, or rock bands.
  9. Leggings are allowed.                   
  10.  The wearing of an uncovered undershirt, t-shirts with cut-off sleeves, and tank tops (for both genders) are all prohibited.
  11. The wearing of caps, hats, or hoods on the head is not allowed on campus or in the building. Any student wearing any of these head coverings will have the head covering confiscated until the end of the semester.
  12. No skate shoes are allowed on campus.
  13. Earrings and small, tasteful nose studs are the only piercings allowed on campus.

We believe it is the PARENT'S RESPONSIBILITY to ensure students are dressed neatly and modestly. Please familiarize yourself with ECA acceptable dress standards and train your student to comply.


 

DRESS CODE ENFORCEMENT

 Administration and teachers have the prerogative and contractual obligation of informing students when certain attire may not be in accordance with our standards of modesty and neatness, even though the attire does not specifically violate one of the points of the dress code. If a student comes to school improperly dressed, they must change clothes before returning to class and the parent notified to bring a change of clothing. Wearing of pants with holes in them will result in the student wearing dress pants for a two week period.
 

ELECTRONIC DEVICES

 Students are permitted to have cell phones and pagers on their person during the school day, BUT THEY MUST BE TURNED OFF. Students may use cell phones and pagers after normal school hours or between scheduled classes; however, they must be used outside of the school building. Other electronic devices (e.g., CD/tape players, laser pointers, iPods, iPads, laptops, or any electronic games) are not permitted on campus. Students who violate this policy will have their cell phone, pager, or other electronic device(s) confiscated; a $10.00 fine incurred (per device); and the incident will be recorded. These items may be picked up by the parent at the school office at the end of the school day once the fine has been paid. 

Grading Scale

100 - 99     A+     4.0

98 - 93     A     4.0

92 - 90     A-     4.0

89 - 88     B+     3.0

87 - 82     B     3.0

81 - 80     B-     3.0

79 - 78     C+     2.0

77 - 75     C     2.0

74 - 73     C-     2.0

72     D+     1.0

71     D     1.0

70     D-     1.0

69 - 0     F     0.0

LOST AND FOUND

 Lost or abandoned items will be collected at the END of the school day. All students who have lost items should check with the office periodically for those items. Any item not claimed may be donated to a worthy cause or permanently discarded. To reduce the accumulation of Lost and Found articles, we ask that every student have his or her name on all items, including books, articles of clothing and other belongings. The school assumes NO responsibility for items left laying about the building or improperly stored.
 

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

 

Parents/guardians of students residing in Georgia are reminded of the following requirements:

  1. Parent/guardian must submit a declaration of intent to home study to the local superintendent of the Department of Education thirty days after the establishment of the home study program and by September 1st every year thereafter. This declaration must include the names and ages of students, the location of the home school, and the time the parents designate as their school year.
  2. Parent/guardian must keep attendance records and submit them to the superintendent each month.
  3. Parent/guardian must write an annual progress report and retain it for three years.

Parents/guardians of students residing in South Carolina are reminded of the following requirements:

  1. Bona fide membership and continuing compliance with the academic standards of South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools (SCAIHS).
  2. Bona fide membership and continuing compliance with the academic standards of an association from home schools which has no fewer than fifty members and the parent/guardian maintains the following educational records: a) a plan book or other record of subjects taught and activities; b) a portfolio of the child’s work; and c) a semiannual progress report.
  3. The parent/guardian presents a system of maintaining records as evidence of regular instruction including: a) a plan book or other record of subjects taught and activities, and b) a portfolio of the child’s work, and a record of academic evaluation, with a semiannual progress report submitted to the school district; the student has access to library facilities; and the student participates in the annual statewide testing program and the Basic Skills Assessment Program.

RESTRICTED MATERIALS

 Weapons (including pocket knives), tobacco products, alcohol, illegal drugs, fireworks, pornographic material, lighters, or matches are NOT to be brought and/or used at school. Students who violate this policy will have their item(s) confiscated. A parent/guardian will need to pick up such items from the school office at the end of the students' academic day. The second offense will result in the permanent loss of the offending item. 

TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING

 

All (including occasional) student-driven cars are to be registered in the School Office. The cost is $15 which gives the student a parking space.Note: Front row parking is reserved for administractive staff and visitors.The parking lot is off limits to students during the school day except when arriving at or departing from school or to retrieve items from their vehicle. Regardless of breaks in their schedules, students are not to use their vehicles as places to socialize, listen to music, or do homework. ECA is not responsible for vehicles on ECA grounds.

WITHDRAWALS

 In case of withdrawal, a form will be sent to all teachers so that final grades can be submitted. All school-owned items and financial obligations must be settled prior to the release of any student records.A $10 fee will be charged per transcript.