Shanan Tutorials Policies & Procedures

Weather policy: If either Union Co. or Mecklenburg Co. public schools are closed due to weather, we will not meet. If schools are delayed, we will delay by 2 class periods (Shanan board reserves the right to change weather policy.) 


We hope that your teen will profit both academically and socially from Shanan Classical Tutorials. To help the Tutorials run smoothly, and for the student to benefit from these classes, we ask that you do the following:

Make sure your teen:


  1. Is respectful toward the tutor, fellow students and staff of Spirit of Joy.

  2. Abides by church rules, respects the church property, and the property or possessions of others. Vandalism is not tolerated. and ATTENDS STUDY HALL in the designated area when on campus and not in class.

  3. Dresses according to the dress code: blouses, knit shirts, button-down shirts (long enough that they could be tucked in), pants, modest shorts, skirts. T-shirts are fine, however no shirts with vulgar or offensive sayings (Maintain Biblical standards). Modest, neat, and tasteful appearance please.

  4. Is willing to do his or her best to fulfill the assignments given by the tutor, prepare for class, and participate in class discussions.

  5. Checks email account frequently for those tutors who stay in contact via email.

  6. Contacts the tutor if he or she is absent to find out what assignments were missed.

  7. Understands that the Tutorial program is just a supplemental learning experience to enhance the educational program provided at each home school.

  8. Arrives on time for classes. (If you drive them, make sure you do not make them late.)

  9. Cheating will not be tolerated. We expect our students to complete all of their work with integrity. 

  10. Does not use tobacco (in any form including vaping), alcoholic beverages, pornographic materials, hallucinogenic drugs and substances, marijuana, or narcotics.  Students may not share prescription or nonprescription drugs. 

  11. Is not engaging in gambling in any form. 

  12. Is not participating in discrimination against or harassment of others on a basis of race, national origin, gender, or disability. This includes no jokes regarding Covid-19 or other illness. 

  13. Cellphone use in the classroom is prohibited unless explicitly approved by the teacher/board and is being used for educational purposes only.  Shanan staff/tutors are not responsible for cellphones. 

  14. Photographs/video/audio recordings taken anywhere on school property must have written permission from all parties seen or heard.

  15. ANY posts to social media which include other Shanan students, tutors, administrators, volunteer parents, any person outside your immediate family, require written consent from all parties involved.

  16. Does not bring weapons of any kind (including utility or pocket knives) on Spirit of Joy property (including building and parking lot). 

  17. Is not a part of any kind of humiliating acts, verbal or other threats of violence, physical attack or inappropriate sexual advances directed toward another person. 

  18. Does not use profane language.

  19. Remains on Spirit of Joy property. If going out for lunch, please sign in and out at the front desk.  If going out with friends, parents must sign a permission slip.


As a parent you are responsible:

  1. To evaluate the class material for a worldview perspective from which the tutor may present.

  2. To make payment for classes on time; pay for all books and supplies requested by the tutor.

  3. To pay the appropriate registration fee which includes a donation to the church.

  4. To support the efforts of the tutor to provide instruction to your student.

  5. To drop off and pick up your non-driving student on time.

  6. To remember you are the primary teacher for your student. The courses offered through the Tutorials are supplemental only to your home school program.

  7. Parents must physically supervise the taking of any tests that are sent home to maintain the integrity we expect of the students. For an accurate assessment of the student's knowledge, parents are expected to follow the tutor's guidelines for test taking.    

**Failure to comply with above policies will result in disciplinary action.  If at any time your teen is disobedient, disrespectful, cheating, has excessive unexcused absences, or fails to do the assignments required, and after a phone conference with the parents and a review of the situation, the board feels it is not beneficial for your teen to remain in the program, the Shanan Classical Board reserves the right to ask you to discontinue the Tutorials, without refund.**

Additional Notes

No partial refund will be given for early withdrawal. Parents are responsible to pay for the full course as the tutor has prepared and counted on the attendance of their students for the year. If a course is cancelled by an instructor, a pro-rated refund will be issued.

It is in our hearts to meet your students face-to-face in a classroom setting. However, we will be prepared to successfully conduct virtual classes as long as necessary. The registration fees payable to Shanan and tuition deposits of $200 per class payable to the individual tutors are non refundable whether we meet in person or are required to shift to distance learning. If a class is cancelled for other reasons, such as low enrollment, the fees will be refunded.



Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, 8600 Potter Road in Weddington

(where Potter Road and Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road meet, at the roundabout)

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For questions regarding Tutorials
(Instructor-led 8th grade - High school) 


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