Garrett Memorial Christian School holds that the Bible is the infallible, divine Word of God and that salvation by faith in Christ is the initial step in the Christian life. There is adequate Biblical basis for the idea of spiritual growth into the image of Christ (Romans 8:29) through the work of the Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:18). This growth begins at the initial moment of saving faith and continues through life. The Holy Spirit makes the Christian conscious of the biblical demands for a holy life which fulfills both God’s moral law and high law of love (Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 13:8-10; Galatians 5:14). The result is a life consecrated unto God and separated from worldly activities.
Being holy is not being perfect. It’s letting Him who is holy be in you. We can’t be holy on our own, but we can make choices that allow holiness and purity to be manifested in our lives.
A sense of the need for spiritual growth in our students has led Garrett Memorial Christian School to adopt the following standards which are based upon Biblical principles and are conducive to the spiritual growth and development of young people. Students are expected to abide by the following standards throughout their enrollment, whether at home, school, or elsewhere and regardless of whether or not school is in session:
- Maintain Christian standards in courtesy, kindness, honesty, morality, dress, and entertainment.
- Avoid participation in worldly activities such as cursing or indecent language; inappropriate online or social media content; smoking in any form, including e-cigarettes and vaporizers; possession or use of alcoholic beverages, drugs, tobacco, or related products; involvement in the occult; gambling; stealing; pornography; premarital sex; promoting or participating in homosexual or transgender lifestyles or other lifestyles contrary to Scripture.
- Refrain from harassment, fighting, violence, or threats of any kind; public disruptions or exhibitionism in any form; promoting division or a divisive spirit through symbols, pictures, writing, flags, banners, slogans, gang-related items, or any divisive activism.
Students found to be out of compliance or harmony with GMCS Standards of Conduct will be subject to administrative consequences, not withstanding withdrawal. Any student who has been arrested by public law enforcement authorities will be suspended until such time as that student is adjudicated either guilty or not-guilty. Any student who is adjudicated guilty will be dismissed from Garrett Memorial Christian School.
Garrett Memorial Christian School has open enrollment and therefore some of our students may not be Christians; however, our desire is to see all of our students become Christians. Whether or not a student has made a personal decision to be a Christian, each student will be expected to abide by these Standards of Conduct and maintain Christian standards. Attendance at GMCS is a privilege, not a right.