At Quartzsite Southern Christian Academy, we believe that attendance is a privilege, not a right. Our mission is to train students in Christian leadership, self-discipline, individual responsibility, personal integrity, and good citizenship, guided by our commitment to the gospel and the highest standards of morality and Christian behavior. As such, we expect parents and students to reciprocate our dedication to excellence by committing their resources of time, finances, and abilities. Scripture reminds us to do all things to please God and not man and to bring glory and honor to Him. In line with this, we strive for excellence in character development, academic achievement, intellectual and physical development, and social interaction.
We recognize that the home is the first sphere of authority, with parents having the primary responsibility for training and educating their children. When a child is enrolled at QSCA, parents delegate some of this authority to the school as a ministry of the church. While students are on school grounds or are involved in school activities, we exercise the delegated authority given to us by the parents. For purposes of social propriety and Christian testimony, we urge parents to set high standards of dress and conduct for their children at home, school, or anywhere else.
Students must adhere to the dress code as a reflection of the school’s commitment to maintaining a respectful and focused learning environment. Students out of dress code will be warned, with further noncompliance resulting in a 15-minute detention. Continued noncompliance will involve the Principal.
Students must wear the current year’s mandated uniform, which reflects the school’s values and promotes a sense of unity among students. Uniforms also help minimize distractions, allowing students to focus on their education. Closed-toe shoes with socks are required for safety and comfort.
During cold weather, students may wear a sweater or jacket of their choice, provided it is free of profanity and innuendos. This allows students to stay warm and comfortable while still adhering to the school’s dress code.
School Hours and Calendar
Our school hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. If a student needs to be dismissed early, the parent/guardian must sign them out in the office. QSCA follows the La Paz School District schedule.
2022 - 2023 Calendar Schedule
Closed Campus Policy:
QSCA has a closed campus policy to maintain a secure and focused learning environment. Visitors must check in with the office before entering any school building or classroom. Students are not allowed to leave the classroom without clearance from their Supervisor or Monitor. If a student needs to leave early, a parent must be present to sign them out. Students may walk, ride bikes, or drive to school but will not be allowed to access their transportation until after school. Parents are not permitted to enter classrooms after 8:00 a.m. To speak to a teacher, please call and make an appointment or send a text.
Students are not allowed to bring iPods, compact discs, radios, electronic games, laptops, trading cards, or magazines to school without permission from the teacher or principal. Tobacco, vaping, alcohol, and weapons are strictly prohibited.
Cell Phone Policy:
Students may bring cell phones to school, but they must be turned in to their supervisor at the beginning of class and returned after school. Parents may not call their children on cell phones during school hours. In case of an emergency, please use the office phone to contact your child.
QSCA does not seek accreditation from any outside educational institution but aims to provide the highest possible academic program. Accreditation is not necessary for our graduates to enroll in colleges or universities, as registrars evaluate individual students’ academic merits through nationally standardized tests. We believe that our commitment to providing a high-quality education speaks for itself and prepares our students for success in higher education.
Awards and Recognition:
QSCA recognizes and celebrates students’ achievements through various awards, both quarterly and weekly. These awards serve to motivate students and acknowledge their hard work and dedication.
- Principal’s Choice: This award is given to students who have demonstrated exceptional character, leadership, and academic performance throughout the quarter, as chosen by the Principal.
- Honor Roll A & B: Students who have achieved outstanding academic performance are recognized with the Honor Roll A (for the highest level of academic achievement) or Honor Roll B (for excellent academic achievement).
- Most Improved: This award goes to students who have shown significant improvement in their academics, behavior, or other areas of personal development over the quarter.
- Perfect Attendance Award: Students who have not missed a single day of school during the quarter are recognized with the Perfect Attendance Award.
- Cleanest Office (Roadrunner Trophy): This award is given to the student who has maintained the cleanest and most organized workspace during the quarter.
- Best Effort: This award is given weekly to students who have demonstrated exceptional effort, determination, and perseverance in their academics and other activities.
- Most Helpful: This weekly award is presented to students who have consistently gone out of their way to help their classmates and contribute positively to the school community.
- Top Performer: Each week, students who have excelled academically, athletically, or in extracurricular activities are recognized with the Top Performer award.
Students, Supervisors, and Monitors are required to wear IDs with a lanyard as part of the dress code, and award pins will be displayed on the lanyards. The lanyard system helps to create a sense of community and pride among students, faculty, and staff while also serving as a method of identification and security.
The officers, directors, committee members, employees, and persons served by this corporation shall be selected entirely on a nondiscriminatory basis with respect to age, sex, race, or national origin. It is the policy of Quartzsite Southern Christian Academy not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, physical disability, veteran’s status, political service or affiliation, color, or national origin.