FLCS is a ministry of Calvary Chapel Seneca Falls and, as such, operates under the guidelines and authority of the constitution and bylaws of the church. FLCS admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin but, as a specifically Christian school and ministry of the church, reserves the right to deny enrollment based on a student’s, parent’s or guardian’s religious beliefs or practices that are in conflict with Biblical teaching,* as interpreted by and practiced at this church. We reserve the right to expel students for the same. However, we enroll children from a wide variety of Christian churches and traditions, as long as the student and parent/guardian meet these criteria:
1. At least one parent or guardian living in the home with the student is a born-again Christian.* If you are unsure what that means or are certain you are not born again, please click here. The student must also be born again if he or she is entering FLCS at 6th grade or above. Because there are differing opinions of what it means to be born again, and because it is the primary qualification for enrollment, FLCS reserves the right to determine if a prospective student meets this criterion.
2. Students must agree with the FLCS Doctrinal Statement.
3. The student and/or parent/guardian may not practice or believe in:
a. any so-called “Christian” religion that teaches that Jesus is not God; that there is no heaven and/or hell; that there is any mediator between man and God, the Father, except Jesus Christ; that salvation is based in part or in full on good works as opposed to faith alone; that there is, after death, any intermediary state, such as purgatory, before entering heaven or hell; that keeping the Sabbath is necessary for salvation.
b. any non-Christian religion, such as Wicca, Paganism, Islam, Buddhism (this is obviously not an exhaustive list).
c. sexual activity outside of marriage.
d. co-habitation with a member of the opposite sex in a relationship that substantially constitutes or mimics a marriage relationship, even if there is no sexual activity.
e. same-sex romantic relationships, sexual activity or marriage.
f. drunkenness, the use of any illegal drugs or the misuse of legal drugs.
This is not meant to be an exhaustive list. Other flagrantly un-Christian attitudes or behaviors* could be reason for denying or terminating enrollment, such as divisive behavior, disobedience to authority, lawlessness, uncontrollable temper, etc. The ones listed above are simply those that are most frequently encountered in today’s culture when discussing what constitutes true faith in God.
The Principal will determine, during the enrollment interview, whether these criteria are met. If not, children will not be enrolled at FLCS. If, after enrollment, it is determined that they are not met, a student will be expelled, at the discretion of the Principal.
* The interpretation of “orthodox fundamental precepts…of the Christian faith,” “Biblical teaching,” “born-again Christian” and “flagrantly un-Christian attitudes” is at the discretion of the administration FLCS administration and the Elder Board of Calvary Chapel Seneca Falls.