Primary School (Grades 1-6)
When a student is absent, the parent should call the office that day to let the school know. Or when the student returns to school, he/she must provide a note of absence, explaining their reason for absence, to the teacher. A student who leaves before 10 a.m. will be counted absent for the school day. Leaving after 10 a.m., but before the regular dismissal time, counts as being present one half-day. Unexcused absences will result in a zero in all classes. Excessive unexcused absences can result in dismissals from the school. No refunds will be made on tuition fees.
Students will be marked tardy after the final bell rings. Students arriving late to school must go through the office first and receive a late pass before going to class. Three tardies in a nine-week period will be counted as an unexcused absence.
Holy Days and Holidays
Please refer to the Imperial Academy calendar on the inside front cover.
If your child is sick with fever or vomiting please wait 24 hours until the child is symptom-free before returning to school.
In cases for those students taking medication: Imperial Academy administration, faculty, and those involved will not be responsible and will not administer any type of medication, including over-the-counter remedies such as Aspirin or Tylenol. If medication needs to be administered during the school day, it is recommended that parents come to the school and administer it.
All withdrawals from school must go through the Imperial Academy office.
Boys and girls at Imperial Academy are expected to uphold a high standard of dress and hygiene. To this end, extremes in dress and hair are not permitted. Imperial Academy students will wear school uniforms. No jeans are allowed. No stiletto heels for girls. No flip-flops. Boys in grades K-6 may wear either navy blue shorts or navy blue slacks.
- Boys should wear a white collared shirt; shirts must be tucked in at all times. No baggy slacks. Belts are recommended with slacks, but not required. Hair must be well-groomed.
- Girls should wear white collared blouses and navy blue skirts or jumpers. Skirts must be knee-length. Hair must be well-groomed.
Students are expected to behave in a manner consistent with the standards of the Philadelphia Church of God. The Church expects all appropriate behavior that is outlined in the Bible, most notably the Ten Commandments.
Discipline of students will begin with the teacher's particular classroom procedures. If further measure is needed, the teacher will contact the parent(s) and turn matters over to the Imperial Academy administration.
Since it takes time to grow and develop in godly character, the Imperial Academy administration will do all that it can to keep students where they can stay and pursue their education. However, in order to protect the interest of the Imperial Academy environment as a whole, certain behaviors will not be tolerated and might be cause for expulsion. Examples of such conduct include, but are not limited to the following:
- Sexual misconduct
- Drunkenness and/or use of illegal drugs or smoking
- Possession of alcohol and/or illegal drugs on school premises
- Cheating or plagiarism - or any form of student dishonesty
- Lewd or indecent conduct
- Malicious destruction of Imperial Academy, Herbert W. Armstrong College, or Philadelphia Church of God property
- Stealing or lying
- Physically abusing another individual in school or around school property and community
- Persistent violations of Imperial Academy conduct, regulations, and rules
- Failure to comply with written or oral directives given by Imperial Academy Administration and other officials.
Imperial Academy reserves the right to expel any student who does not comply with school conduct, regulations and rules.
Students are not allowed to use cell phones during the school day unless during a special circumstance whereby it is then granted for use by Imperial Academy administration.
If the student has a visible cell phone in class, the teacher will keep it until the school day is over.
Grades 1-6 will participate in school assemblies on special occasions.
Lunch Time and Nutrition
Imperial Academy asks parents and family to provide their child's lunch from home. The students will eat their sack lunches in the John Amos Field House dining room or outside on a clear day. If a child forgets to bring their lunch on any given day, Imperial Academy will provide a drink and snack through the Herbert W. Armstrong College kitchen.