iQera is nonsectarian and complies with anti-discrimination provisions in its programs, admissions policies, employment practices, and operations as specified in ss. 1002.45 and 1000.05, F.S., respectively.

  1. Non-Sectarian Policy
  • Purpose: Ensure a neutral educational environment, free from religious bias.
  • Policy:
    • The curriculum and school activities shall remain secular.
    • Religious beliefs of students/staff must be respected, but not promoted.
  • Procedure:
    • Review materials for religious content.
    • Train teachers to recognize and avoid religious bias.
    • Handle complaints through a clear reporting system.
  1. Anti-Discrimination Policy
  • Purpose: Ensure an inclusive environment for all.
  • Policy:
    • No discrimination based on race, gender, religion, age, disability, or any other protected category.
  • Procedure:
    • Regular inclusivity training for staff.
    • Reporting and resolution mechanisms for discrimination complaints.
    • Continuous monitoring and policy review.
  1. Teacher Responsibilities
  • Purpose: Define and uphold the professional conduct and duties of teachers.
  • Policy:
    • Adherence to state teaching standards and curriculum guidelines.
    • Maintenance of a safe and inclusive classroom environment.
  • Procedure:
    • Regular performance reviews.
    • Mechanisms for reporting and addressing teacher misconduct.
    • Continuous professional development opportunities.
  1. Parental Responsibilities
  • Purpose: Define the role parents play in supporting their child’s education.
  • Policy:
    • Ensure regular attendance of their child.
    • Support the school’s educational and behavioral policies.
  • Procedure:
    • Regular communication regarding student progress.
    • Opportunities for parents to engage with the school community.
    • Address parental concerns through established channels.
  1. Teacher-Student Interaction Policy
  • Purpose: Foster respectful and appropriate interactions.
  • Policy:
    • Maintain professional boundaries.
    • Recognize and respect the diverse needs of students.
  • Procedure:
    • Training on appropriate interactions and red flags.
    • Reporting mechanisms for concerns.
    • Regular review and updates based on feedback.
  1. Teacher-Parent Interaction Policy
  • Purpose: Clarify expectations for interactions between teachers and parents.
  • Policy:
    • Constructive and professional communication.
    • Respect for privacy and boundaries.
  • Procedure:
    • Scheduled conferences and updates.
    • Communication guidelines and best practices training.
    • Mediation processes for conflicts.
  1. Academic Integrity Policy
  • Purpose: Uphold and promote honesty in academic endeavors.
  • Policy:
    • No tolerance for cheating, plagiarism, or academic dishonesty.
  • Procedure:
    • Utilize plagiarism detection tools.
    • Clear consequences for violations.
    • Integrity education for students.
  1. Student Eligibility Policy
  • Purpose: Criteria for student enrollment, continuation, and participation in extracurriculars.
  • Policy:
    • Adherence to academic and behavioral standards.
  • Procedure:
    • Regular evaluations for continued eligibility.
    • Clearly communicated standards to students and parents.
  1. State Assessment Requirements
  • Purpose: Ensure compliance with Florida state assessment mandates.
  • Policy:
    • Mandatory participation in state assessments unless valid exceptions.
  • Procedure:
    • Prepare students adequately for assessments.
    • Clearly communicate testing schedules and expectations.
    • Provide accommodations as needed.
  1. Attendance and Participation Requirements
  • Purpose: Encourage consistent student engagement.
  • Policy:
    • Mandatory attendance as per Florida state requirements.
  • Procedure:
    • Clear definitions of excused and unexcused absences.
    • Regular monitoring and reporting of attendance.
    • Consequences and support systems for chronic absenteeism.