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Code of Conduct

N.H.E.A. Code of Conduct

In keeping with the statement of faith per the N.H.E.A. registration, the following Code of Conduct is the standard by which all parents, students, children and guests of the association should govern themselves. The Code's intent is to encourage students to develop self-control and respect and to conduct themselves with civility, responsibility, and an awareness of the safety and worth of others in the community. The board will render the final decision on the interpretation of the Code of Conduct. Please discuss these as a family and review before attending N.H.E.A. sponsored events (i.e. fieldtrips, club activities, etc.).

The following expectations and policies regarding conduct at N.H.E.A. sponsored activities and events are intended to promote personal virtues and foster a healthy educational environment.  N.H.E.A. members must always defer to the rules of any given venue if said rules are more restrictive than those of N.H.E.A.

1. Safety and Order: Students will act responsibly, with concern for both their own safety and that of others. For example, they will not fight, roughhouse, or throw things.

2. Respect:

*Students will show proper respect toward everyone they meet (i.e. other students, parents, and those within the community).

*Students will show respect toward personal and private property. For example, they will not litter; waste supplies; mistreat furniture, computers, or other property. Students will not commit vandalism or theft. They are expected to clean up after themselves after every event.

*Students will use appropriate and respectful language in all aspects of communication (written, oral, or electric) regarding NHEA.  For example, they will not use profanity; put- downs; sexually suggestive or graphic words; derogatory comments; or any other language that is hurtful, disrespectful, or unkind. They will be polite, use good manners, and no Public Display of Affection (PDA).

*The association reserves the right to remove a student at any time, if, in the judgment of the fieldtrip coordinator, the effort, progress, conduct or influence of the student, or of anyone directly associated with the student, including but not limited to his or her parent(s) or guardian(s), in or out of the event, is not in keeping with the association’s accepted standards. 

3. Important Considerations: Follow specific event guidelines by meeting response and payment deadlines. Please contact coordinator if you are unable to attend. Please do not attend if you or your family had any contagious illness symptoms in the preceding 24 hours. Use of communication devices such as cell phones, etc. should be restrained from use and not to be a distraction. Parents/Teachers/Event Coordinators have the right to obtain such devices from students until the end of the event. Family is welcome to join you if space is available and the coordinator approves it. Also, it’s your responsibility to make them aware of all guidelines. Attendance at all events requires confirmation with the event coordinator to secure your position. 

4. Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms or Other Weapons, and Illegal Drugs: Students may not solicit, use, or possess on their person or in their vehicles alcohol, electronic cigarettes, tobacco, firearms or other weapons, or illegal drugs at an N.H.E.A sponsored event. Violations of this policy may result in dismissal from the association.

5.  Dress code must be adhered to at all times.  Dress appropriately, respectfully, and modestly. See NHEA Dress Code.