The following rules were designed so that each student is aware of the expectations that we place on them as they prepare themselves for Christian ministry.
SMBS staff is concerned not only with academic performance but also with the Christian character development of each student. Please carefully read over and familiarize yourself with each rule before applying to SMBS.
1. All students are required to obey the school's rules, regulations, and administration.
2. As Christians, students must respect the upbringing, views and opinions of others.
3. Students are required to provide the administration with a written explanation for any absence from class, which is to include a specific and acceptable reason.
4. All students are required to be punctual and arrive on time to all in-school and after-school activities and events.
5. Students are required to attend ALL in-school and after-school activities. Attending the local church, Living Stream, is also mandatory.
6. Students will bear consequences for every complaint made against them outside of the school such as for misbehavior, inappropriate conversations, violation of dress code or any form of damages.
7. Students are not to disturb the discipline established by the instructor or by the administration.
8. Students are required to complete and submit all assignments given by the instructor or administration by the set deadline. Points will be deducted for all late submissions.
9. Cell phone / smart watch use is prohibited during class and church services. Cell phones are to be used ONLY during breaks.
10. Students cannot change their assigned seats in class without permission.
11. Leaving the classroom during class time is not allowed. Students will have 10-minute breaks between class periods and a one hour break for lunch.
12. Eating is strictly prohibited in the classroom during lecture.
13. Class disruptions that are forbidden:
14. Students are responsible for the cleanliness and upkeep of the school building. Those on duty are responsible for the general cleanliness of the classroom and school building.
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. - Proverbs 4:23
Modesty is far greater than a dress code, it is also a behavioral thing. We believe that the way we dress and present ourselves also reflects what is inside of our hearts. We are called to put on Christ. Romans 13:14
Students are expected to dress modestly at all times, even outside of class.
15. Students must abide by the following dress code in school and in after-school activities:
*Ladies remember that modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
(1 Timothy 2:9)
Ladies are not allowed to wear:
*Gentlemen know that modesty does not only pertain to women, but it is important for our future leaders to observe modesty as well.
Gentlemen are not allowed to wear:
Throughout the semester, which includes school, school-related activities, church, at home or in the dorm house, students are not allowed:
Students must abide by the following dress code for all church services
16. Every Friday, students are to wear the school t-shirt which will be provided.
17. Students are required to wear their own name tags every day during class and may NOT write on them.
Housing & Transportation
18. Every student is responsible for the upkeep and cleanliness of the room or dorm house, which they are provided to live in. If they live with a host family, they are to be respectful to the host family.
19. According to the school policy, all students must arrive home no later than 11PM Sunday through Thursday and not leave earlier than 5AM. Fridays and Saturdays, students must arrive home no later than 12 midnight and not leave earlier than 5AM.
20. Student must spend the night only in their assigned housing arrangement. Spending the night elsewhere is allowed only with the consent of the administration.
21. Organizing gatherings or parties without the approval of administration is strictly prohibited. This includes after graduation.
22. The maximum number of guests that are allowed in a dorm house is 8. They are not to stay past 11 pm on any given day.
23. Irresponsible/illegal operation of a vehicle is strictly prohibited. It endangers not only your life but those around you.
24. During the course of the school semester, students are not allowed to start dating. This only distracts from your studies and the purpose of being here.
25. Conduct that is strictly prohibited between ladies and gentlemen:
26. Behavior that is strictly prohibited:
27. Students are not allowed to:
28. Cheating on exams and any other in-class or out-of-class assignments is strictly prohibited. Lying is unacceptable.
29. It is forbidden to post inappropriate pictures online during the school semester or missionary trip.
30. Students hold a financial obligation for any damages to school inventory, school or church property, place of lodging or school transportation.
31. The school does not bear any responsibility for medical costs associated with illness, medical condition, trauma, or automobile accident.
32. If a student withdraws from school for any reason or if the student is expelled, he/she will not receive a tuition refund.
33. If a student demonstrates inappropriate behavior, the school administration reserves the right to deny him/her of being part of an SMBS missionary team, and will not be responsible for any financial losses that may come as a result.
34. For every violated rule or regulation, the student will face appropriate disciplinary actions. Once the student receives a written warning, parents will be notified. The written warning will be permanently placed in the student's file. After receiving three written warning, the school reserves the right to expel the student without a tuition refund. Administration has the right to contact the student's home church leaders.
35. Remember that in the case of outright violation of Christian morals and Biblical principles with behavior such as fornication, deceit, theft, alcohol, tobacco and drug use, the administration reserves the right to expel offenders immediately, without warning and tuition refund.
Conditions to receive a Diploma of Completion
1. The average grade at the end of the program must be at least a C (70% out of 100%).
2. ALL assignments, exams, projects, practical experiences and forms must be submitted.
3. The school holds the right to withhold a diploma from any student who receives three written rule violations or is caught cheating on exams or assignments.
4. Tuition cost is paid in full.