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Welcome to the Christian Academy in Japan, better known to its friends as "CAJ." You have become a member of a community of scholars in which we all contribute to each other's growth spiritually, academically, and socially. As individuals and as a community we are called to show the world that there is a different and rewarding way of life for those who have decided to follow Jesus Christ. <br>
 
 
 
This handbook is intended to be a helpful introduction to our life together in this community. It describes who we are and what we can expect from each other as we live and work together. Reading through this handbook and accessing it for reference will answer many of your questions and help you feel at home more quickly.<br>
 
 
 
CAJ reserves the right to change or clarify any policy in the handbooks at any time, at its sole discretion (or at the discretion of the Board, where applicable), whenever it determines that it is in the best interests of the school to change the policy.
 
 
 
==Who To Contact For Questions==
 
 
 
Please look for answers in this handbook first, but if you are unable to find the answer to your question please consult the individual or office. If you are unsure whom to contact, the receptionists can connect you with the appropriate person. <br>
 
[https://www.caj.ac.jp/about/contact-access/ Who do I contact?]
 
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==Additional Resources==
 
===Who We Are===
 
Christian Academy in Japan (CAJ) is a K-12 school established in 1950 to provide Christ-centered education to the children of evangelical missionaries. While continuing in this purpose, CAJ also serves other families who desire this type of education for their children. We serve approximately 450 students in our day school program and more than 300 students in our School Support Services program. Our program uses English as the language of instruction and a North American curriculum. <br>
 
[https://www.caj.or.jp/about/ Click to read more.]
 
 
 
===Our Mission===
 
Equipping students to serve Japan and the world for Christ<br>
 
[https://www.caj.ac.jp/about/mission.php Click to read more.]
 
 
 
===[https://www.caj.ac.jp/info/index.php/Statement_of_Faith Statement of Faith (click to view)]===
 
 
 
===Our life together===
 
Whenever people gather together for some purpose, they always implicitly or explicitly establish some codes, standards, procedures, and rules of conduct that will allow them to grow and function as individuals without stunting their neighbor's ability to do the same thing. When these persons are Christians, engaged in the common task of teaching and learning, the code for their life together is drawn from the Bible and from the discoveries and experiences of others over the years about the conditions and guidelines which will most likely produce an environment in which there is mutual respect and where every person thrives.<br>
 
[https://www.caj.ac.jp/info/index.php/Our_life_together Click to read more.]
 
 
 
===[https://www.caj.ac.jp/info/index.php/General_Expectations General Expectations (click to view)]===
 
 
 
===Staying out of trouble===
 
Staying out of trouble means behaving in ways that honor Christ and that promote the spiritual, academic, and social growth of all of the members of our community. Trouble comes when any member of our community rejects school or community rules or rejects those in the community who are responsible for interpreting and applying those guidelines for our life together by behaving in disrespectful, unloving ways.<br>
 
 
 
Staying out of trouble means honoring your responsibilities to CAJ and the rules and expectations described in this Handbook. Your teachers will also tell you what is expected in each of your classes. Staying out of trouble in Japan means knowing the rules of life in this country. CAJ students who break the law are subject to arrest and prosecution by local authorities and, in the case of foreigners, possible expulsion from the country.
 
 
 
===If you get in trouble===
 
Because of sin in our lives, there are times when the law of love and mutual respect is broken, school rules violated, and disputes arise among students, teachers, staff, and parents. We all have sinful inclinations, but what must be different about those who claim to be followers of Jesus Christ is the way we deal with sin and its effects. The Bible is our guide for dealing with sin.<br>
 
[https://www.caj.ac.jp/info/index.php/If_you_get_in_trouble Click to read more.]
 
 
 
==Middle School Handbook==
 
===Academic Help, MS===
 
Students who have questions or concerns about course work are expected to initiate a conversation with their teacher when time allows.<br>
 
[https://www.caj.ac.jp/info/index.php/Academic_Help,_MS Click to read more.]
 
 
 
===[https://www.caj.ac.jp/info/index.php/Acronym_and_Term_Directory Acronym and Term Directory (Click to view)]===
 
 
 
===Admissions, Division to Division===
 
CAJ provides a K-12 education. However, we do not automatically promote from one division to another. As expectations increase when students move between CAJ's divisions, students must demonstrate the potential to function at the next level before earning a principal's endorsement.<br>
 
[https://www.caj.ac.jp/info/index.php/Admissions,_Division_to_Division Click to read more.]
 
 
 
===Apparel and Gear===
 
Students, teams or groups that wish to purchase custom and non-CAJ provided apparel (including t-shirts) or gear for their own group must follow this process.<br>
 
[https://www.caj.ac.jp/info/index.php/Apparel_and_Gear Click to read more.]
 
 
 
===[https://www.caj.ac.jp/info/index.php/Athletics,_MS Athletics, MS (Click to view)]===
 
 
 
===Attendance, MS===
 
Faithful attendance is an important requirement for our life together and one of the keys to academic success. Sometimes a student might not be able to attend school, and at those times we ask that he/she tell us what's happened, so we won't worry unnecessarily.<br>
 
[https://www.caj.ac.jp/info/index.php/Attendance,_MS Click to read more.]
 
 
 
===[https://www.caj.ac.jp/info/index.php/Back-to-School_Information Back-to-School Information (Click to view)]===
 
 
 
===[https://www.caj.ac.jp/info/index.php/Bicycles_and_motorcycles Bicycles and motorcycles (Click to view)]===
 

Latest revision as of 10:04, 4 December 2018

Welcome[edit]

Welcome to the Christian Academy in Japan, better known to its friends as "CAJ." You have become a member of a community of scholars in which we all contribute to each other's growth spiritually, academically, and socially. As individuals and as a community we are called to show the world that there is a different and rewarding way of life for those who have decided to follow Jesus Christ. This handbook is intended to be a helpful introduction to our life together in this community. It describes who we are and what we can expect from each other as we live and work together. Reading through this handbook and accessing it for reference will answer many of your questions and help you feel at home more quickly. CAJ reserves the right to change or clarify any policy in the handbooks at any time, at its sole discretion (or at the discretion of the Board, where applicable), whenever it determines that it is in the best interests of the school to change the policy.

Meet The Principal[edit]

Middle School can be an interesting time in life. Students are beginning to explore this world and make steps toward finding out who they are. At CAJ’s Middle School, we provide as many opportunities as possible for students to try new and different things. We want students to begin to discern and be able to make applications of what they learn to their daily walk. Our Core Values: God is the author of all truth, God created humans in his image and God created humans for community, really gives our Middle School students opportunities to think about all they are experiencing, how we view each other and how they contribute to our CAJ community. Not only do we want them to think about the CAJ community but to also consider the wider community of Higashi Kurume, Tokyo, Japan and the world.

Academic Expectations[edit]

Behavioral Expectations[edit]

Child Protection Policy[edit]

Co-curricular Information[edit]

School Information[edit]

Student Information[edit]