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13 Possible Reasons

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

I called the school that did not admit Caleb and they sent me the following list of 13 possible reasons for him not being accepted.

1. It is our perception that the student does not want to attend- Caleb very much wants to attend this school and said so in the interview.

2. The work schedule of the parent seems to indicate that necessary supervision will not be available when the student is at home- David works at home. We discussed in the interview that Caleb and David would share an office/classroom space and work together during the day and that help would be available to Caleb all day.

3. Academic evaluation indicates that the student is working below grade level.- Caleb is working above grade level and scores above grade level on all state test.

4. It is our understanding that the student has educational needs that the school can not meet.– Caleb has no “special” educational needs, he is a normal student.

5. Apparent student behavior would tend to suggest that the student would have a difficult time in classes where continual attention toward school work is demanded.- I have no clue what this means since he is an A student sitting in a class room everyday of the week, and he is currently expected to pay continual attention.

6. Apparent conflict and/or lack of respect between the parent and student tend to suggest that a challenging parent-led education program is not the best alternative. – Caleb is not the CEO of our home, and we do not have a problem with a lack of respect on either part.

7. The applicant family has no regular church membership or involvement.- We attend church, host a home team, all of us volunteer and we pay our tithes and have a history of doing so for many years.

8. Information suggest that one or both parents are not in agreement with the philosophy and goals of the school.- This was a form that we had to read and sign that we agreed with. We both read the form and signed the form.

9. Indications on your application suggest that one or both parents are not in agreement with the statement of faith.- This was part of the form mentioned in #8

10. The student has been expelled from another school.- Caleb has never been expelled.

11. The student has a juvenile record- Caleb has no juvenile record

12. The student has a history of alcohol, tobacco or drug use. – Caleb does not drink, smoke or use drugs.

13. The student has a history of disruptive classroom behavior, and is disrespectful to authority.- Caleb is in 7th grade and during all of this time he has only been sent to the office twice. Once in Kindergarten and once in 4th grade. I do not see this a pattern of disruptive classroom behavior.

David and I feel the rejection of our application is bogus. We are are now moving on, but angry that Christians will not come forward and tell us the reason as to why our family was not accepted to be part of this educational program.

Disappointment 2

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Spoke with the school that denied Caleb’s application. They said that “Our family and religious values do not align with the mission of the school.” All I can say is WHAT??? That really hurts that our christian values and family values are being questioned.

It makes my heart hurt, that Christians can not be accepting of others. During our interview when we mentioned the church we went to a few eyebrows raised. As we left the meeting I told David if Caleb did not get in it would be because of the church we attend. It was a joke. We have found out that the school did not call the church to verify our involvement and they did not call one of our references that works at the church. We have no proof that Caleb was denied admission based on our church preference, but we have heard through the grapevine that others who do not attend “traditional” churches have also been denied admittance to the school.


Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Several months ago we applied for a new school for Caleb. The school is 1/2 home school and 1/2 traditional school. We really liked this model of education for Caleb because of his learning styles, and his becoming bored and frustrated with his current private school. Well today we received word that he was not accepted. They gave no reason, just that they could not accommodate him for the upcoming school year.

We do not want him in the public school system, (I know all too well what goes on). We like his current school, but the cost is way too much. We are also not in the position to home school. I am disappointed at being rejected as a family to participate in the educational program that we applied for.
We need to pray about what we need to do about his education.