Student and Family Policies

Biblical Principles Policy

Briarcrest is a religious institution providing a Christian education in an environment that
upholds biblical principles. We believe the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, and we strive to
follow its principles as the final authority in faith and life. We believe our biblical role is to point
students to a deep relationship with Christ and to a life that is Christ-like.

On those occasions in which the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home is counter to
the biblical lifestyle that the school teaches, Briarcrest reserves the right, in its sole discretion,
to refuse admission of an applicant or to discontinue enrollment of a student. Also, when a
student or parent is involved in statements, actions or advocacy that, in the sole discretion of
Briarcrest, violate biblical principles, the individual student or all students in a family may be
refused admission or their enrollment may be discontinued. Briarcrest will not tolerate
disruption of the school environment caused by such statements, actions or advocacy.
Briarcrest reserves the right to make inquiries of students and / or parents regarding these

Christian denominations interpret Scripture differently. Therefore, Briarcrest reserves the right
to determine, in its sole discretion, which statements, actions or advocacy by students or
parents are in direct material conflict with biblical principles in a way that compromises their
relationship with the school. Biblical principles involved in such statements, actions or
advocacy include, but are not limited to:

  • Drugs and alcohol (Romans 13:1-5, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
  • Sexual promiscuity (1 Corinthians 6:18, 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5)
  • Abortion (Genesis 9:6, Psalms 139:13-16)
  • Homosexuality, same-sex attraction and alternate gender identity (Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, Matthew 19:4-6, Romans 1:27, Genesis 1:27, Deuteronomy 22:5, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
  • Pornography (Psalm 119:37, Matthew 5:28, 1 John 2:16)
  • Threats or acts of violence (Matthew 5:38-39, Matthew 26:52, Romans 13:1-5)
  • Disrespect of faculty or staff (Hebrews 13:17)
  • Theft (Exodus 20:15, Romans 13:1-5)