HCCIS operates a boarding program that is consistent with its primary purpose to train up and educate children in a Christ centered environment at a reasonable cost. The boarding program seeks to serve families who are in Christian ministry. Children of other workers may be admitted under guidelines established by the school board. Boarding students may range in age from 7th grade through the12th grade. The Boarding program operates within the framework of the policies and procedures of HCCIS. In the boarding program we strive to create a comfortable, home-like, grace-based Christian atmosphere. This is achieved in single sex dorms, which can accommodate a maximum of 25 boarding students each. Each boarding home has a common living area shared by everyone in the home and invited guests. The boarding family works together in keeping the boarding home clean and neat, plays together in planned and impromptu activities, and shares in spiritual and emotional development through opportunitiesprovided in daily living. All students are expected to treat each other with Christ like love. Each dorm is staffed by a Christian married couple who live in the dorm and who have been selected for their professional and spiritual suitability as dorm parents.
The dorm parents will seek to demonstrate the love of Jesus in word and deed and through regular devotions to help students develop intimacy with Jesus Christ (Deut 6:1-7). It is imperative that the boarding staff operates as part of a team, including boarding home parents, parents, administrators and teachers. Each member of this team is working toward the same purpose: guiding young people to reach their full potential in Christ (Phil. 3:13, 14). In order to most effectively meet the needs of boarding students, the boarding home parents receive on-going inservices and professional development as opportunities become available.
We affirm parents as the primary educators of their children and we consider the boarding home as an extension of the family unit as instituted by God. The Boarding Program's personnel make every effort to exercise flexibility and understanding in the care of individual boarding students within the context of the group living environment. The values, teachings and beliefs of the parents are supported within the parameters of the HCCIS Statement of faith.
The boarding home parents, therefore, will seek to work in close cooperation with the parents, considering their values, cultural background and beliefs, and seek their input and advice concerning their child's development within the parameters of HARVEST's philosophy and policies. The parents, in turn, share in the responsibility of raising their child by maintaining open lines of communication with the boarding home parents and their child. It is imperative that the parents and the boarding home parents are mutually supportive of each other. We strongly encourage parents of boarding students to visit at least once a year. Open communication, mutual respect, and trustworthiness are fundamental to the effective operation of the Boarding Program.
Boarding Home Application Form
HARVEST BOARDING PROGRAM CHECK-IN FORM
(Please request the Administration office these forms)
Please complete this check in form, all the relevent sections and bring it with you when your child enters the Boarding Progaram at the start of each school year.
It is important that the boarding parents have up to date accurate information regarding your child. By filling out this form in advance you can save yourself time on the check in day.
If you have any questions about filling in the check in form please contact the dorm parents who will be happy to help