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Temple Christian Academy values the worth and dignity of every person, the pursuit of truth, devotion to excellence, acquisition of knowledge, and the nurture of democratic citizenship. Essential to the achievement of these standards are the freedom to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal opportunity for all.

Our primary concern is the student and the development of the student's potential. Employees will therefore strive for professional growth and will seek to exercise the best professional judgement and integrity.

Concern for the student requires that our instructional personnel:

     a. Shall make reasonable effort to protect the student from conditions harmful to learning         

         and/or to the student's mental and/or physical health and/or safety.

     b. Shall not unreasonably restrain a student from independent action in pursuit of learning.  

     c. Shall not unreasonably deny a student access to diverse points of view. 

     d. Shall not intentionally suppress or distort subject matter relevant to a student's academic 


     e. Shall not intentionally expose a student to unnecessary embarrassment or disparagement.

     f.  Shall not intentionally violate or deny a student's legal rights. 

     g. Shall not harass or discriminate against any student on the basis of race, color, religion, sex,             national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, handicapping condition, or social and family                       background and shall make reasonable effort to assure that each student is protected from             harassment or discrimination

     h. Shall not exploit a relationship with a student for personal gain or advantage.

     i. Shall keep in confidence personally identifiable information obtained in the course of 

        professional service, unless disclosure serves professional purposes or is required by law.

Aware of the importance of maintaining the respect and confidence of colleagues, of students, of parents, and of the community, employees of Temple Christian Academy must display the highest degree of ethical conduct. This commitment requires that our employees:

     a. Shall maintain honesty in all professional dealings.

     b. Shall not on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, political

         beliefs, handicapping condition if otherwise qualified, or social and family

         background deny to a colleague professional benefits or advantages or participation in any

         professional organization.

     c. Shall not interfere with a colleague's exercise of political or civil rights and responsibilities.

     d. Shall not engage in harassment or discriminatory conduct which unreasonably interferes 

         with an individual's performance of professional or work responsibilities or with the orderly

         processes of education or which creates a hostile, intimidation, abusive, offensive, or 

         oppressive environment; and, further, shall make reasonable effort to assure that each 

         individual is protected from such harassment or discrimination.

     e. Shall not make malicious or intentionally false statements about a colleague.

Reporting Abuse or Misconduct:

     Any person, including professionally mandatory reports, should contact the Florida Abuse 

     Hotline when they know or have reasonable cause to suspect that a child or vulnerable adult 

     has been abused, abandoned, neglected, or exploited.  

          Four Ways to report to the Florida Abuse Hotline:

               1. 1-800-96-ABUSE  (800-962-2873)


              3. Florida Relay 711 or TTY 800-955-8771

              4. Fax your report to 800-914-0004

     Reporting misconduct by instructional personnel to the school:

              All employees have an obligation to report misconduct by instructional personnel which 

              affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student. Reports of misconduct should be made 

              to the principal. You may call the school office or send a report to


     Reporting misconduct by administrators to the proper authority:

              All administrators have an obligation to report misconduct by instructional personnel  

              which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student. Reports of misconduct should

              be made to the Board of Directors. You may send an official report to:


Possible penalties for instructional personnel or site administrators who fail to report misconduct may include:

Written Reprimand

• Suspension with or without pay

• Termination of employment

• Discipline/Sanctions on an educator’s certificate

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