2012-2013 Student Handbook
Frequently Asked Questions
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FAQ’s about the policies found in our handbook:
Question: Why can’t students have mp3 players and bring their own music?
- Answer: We believe that good music is a gift from God and can be uplifting and soothing while a student studies, worships, or relaxes. There is quite a discrepancy over what kind of music should constitute appropriate listening. Much of the music that is produced to target young people is neither uplifting nor a gift from God. We desire to maintain an atmosphere that is conducive to spiritual growth. Technology has made it difficult to supervise personal music libraries while maintaining this atmosphere. We provide music on the student’s iPad that we have permission to distribute. There is enough of a selection to provide study, worship, and relaxing music. We are ever seeking to find additional selections to broaden the choices. Our music selections are considered conservative so we can provide non-offensive music to all interested parties.
Question: What is your goal with your social policy?
- Answer: The age group we have chosen to work with are biologically interested in the opposite sex. We recognize the distraction and potential problems that this situation can produce. It is our desire that students use their social time at Bass to learn what personality type of personality blends the best with theirs. We believe this is best done through casual social relationships with a variety of individuals. When students isolate themselves and become too emotionally involved, they often lose sight these personality traits. The result is often poor decisions and hurt feelings. This is clearly not what God intended. We do not feel however that it is our place to forbid relationships that are kept casual and group oriented. We have a hands off policy which we feel is a reasonable expectation. We will seek to educate the young people on healthy forms of social interaction while they are here. Many students make personal commitments to stay away from exclusive relationships while they are in high school. We will honor a parents request to not have their child enter into an exclusive relationship and will communicate their status when observed.
Question: Why can’t students keep laptops or desktop computers in their rooms?
- Answer: Computers can be a very useful tool especially in an educational setting. For this reason, we have acquired iPads for use here at the school. We have the ability to exercise the level of control with the iPads that we are unable to have over the personal computer. Computers have the ability to store massive amounts of music, movies, games, and other digital material. They can also be used to connect to the iPad and possibly interfere with the installation we have set up. We do allow students to bring their own personal laptops, but they have to keep them in the deans office and can only check them out to the lobby. This provides supervised use.