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Dear Prospective Teacher or Administrator: Thank you for your interest in The King's Academy. We are excited that you are considering The King’s Academy as the school where you can use the gifts that God has given to you. At present, we have approximately 1200 students enrolled in grades K4 through twelve. Since the school's inception in l970, our student body has tested over a year ahead of the national average. These students, plus our staff of fine Christians, make teaching at The King’s Academy a highly rewarding experience. We are committed to developing our student body to be young men and women of character, integrity and honesty; with a firm commitment to Christ, honoring God with their lives and conduct. We are equally committed to developing a staff that is not only committed to striving for excellence in their teaching specialty, but also committed to developing mentoring-relationships with the students, building them up in their faith and character. Let me share with you some additional information about The King’s Academy that may help you with your decision to apply for a possible teaching position. The King's Academy is not affiliated with any one particular church. However, we do require our staff to attend and be involved in a Bible-teaching, evangelical church on a regular basis. The Christian testimony of our teaching staff is important. In figuring salaries, increments are added for experience, graduate degrees, and administrative positions; and stipends are available for extra duties such as coaching. Group health benefits are available for most employees, and we pay 75% of the premium. We also have a retirement plan available to all full-time employees after 6 months of employment. Student application fee(s), registration fee(s), and tuition are not charged to full-time teachers or administrators whose children attend The King’s Academy. Such children, however, must pass the entrance exam. When returning your King’s Academy Faculty and Administrator’s Employment Application, please enclose an official or unofficial copy of your college transcripts (or transcript-to-date), and any teaching certificates that you may hold. Although we do not require a teaching certificate prior to signing a contract with us, we would like a copy if you have one. If you are hired the following will be required: Complete New Hire required paperwork Drug testing Background screening and fingerprinting (Processing fees are at the employee’s expense.) You may fax your application to (561) 686-8017, email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: The King’s Academy Human Resources 8401 Belvedere Road West Palm Beach, FL 33411 May the Lord make His will known to you as you pray about a possible future at The King's Academy. Sincerely in Christ, Randal L. Martin President Attachment 8401 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411 Non-Discrimination Policy Phone: (561)686-4244 Fax: (561)686-8017 TKA hires employees of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability to All rights, privileges, and activities generally accorded or made available at the school PERSONAL INFORMATION Full Name______________________________ Maiden Name (for transcript purposes)_______________________________ Application date: ________/________/________ Date available: ________/________/________ Present address_________________________________________ City_______________________ State____ Zip______ Phone: Days (_____) ______-__________ Evenings (_____) ______-___________ Best time to call? ________________ Permanent address______________________________________ City_______________________ State____ Zip______ U.S citizen?______ Social Security #______-_______-__________ E-mail address ________________________________ Are you presently employed by The King’s Academy in any capacity? ______ Position_____________________________ Have you ever been employed by The King’s Academy?______ What position/time period: ________________________ Most recent annual salary or hourly salary ______________________________ SCHOOL(S) APPLYING TO ____ TKA - West Palm Beach (Main Campus) ____ TKA Preschool (TKAP) ____ TKA - Clewiston Preferred Preschool Location(s) ___Boynton Beach /___Greenacres /___Loxahatchee /___PB Gardens /___Royal Palm Beach /___Any POSITION(S) APPLYING FOR Please indicate all choices in the parenthesis in which you would like to be considered. Then to the right please indicate the grades or subjects in order of preference. ____ Full Time and / or ____Substitute ( ) Junior-Kindergarten (K4) ( ) Junior High_____________________________________________________ ( ) Kindergarten ( ) High School____________________________________________________ ( ) Elementary ________________ ( ) Substitute_____________________________________________________ ( ) Teacher Assistant___________ ( ) Administrator __________________________________________________ Please indicate any Staff positions that you would also like to be considered. ____ Full Time and / or ____ Substitute ( ) Bus Driver ( ) Office ( ) Maintenance ( ) Housekeeping ( ) Cafeteria ( ) Any Available Position – Qualified ( ) Other – Indicate Preferences: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Please list activities or sports that you would be capable and willing to direct, sponsor, or coach. (Indicate grade or ability levels.)____________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Revised: August 11, 2016 Page 1 of 7 Faculty and Administrator’s Employment Application CHRISTIAN BACKGROUND *** On a separate paper, in your own words: Describe how you know that you will spend eternity in Heaven, and describe your current walk with Christ. Do you, without reservation, subscribe to our Statement of Faith? (Page 5 & 6)________________________________ Do you, without reservation, subscribe to our Employee Role Model Standards both on and off campus? (Page 6 & 7) __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name of Church you attend_______________________________________ Denomination________________________ Have you ever led a child or youth to Christ? _____________________________________________________________ In what church activities are you involved and with what degree of regularity? __________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Have you ever been divorced? _______ If yes, give details.________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Have you ever been arrested (or any charges pending) for any criminal offense other than a minor traffic violation? ________________________ If yes, what year / give details._______________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Have you ever been convicted (or any charges pending) of any criminal offense other than a minor traffic violation? ________________________ If yes, what year / give details. _______________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Have you ever engaged in inappropriate conduct toward minors, or do you have any inclinations toward such conduct (homosexuality; verbal, physical, or sexual abuse; etc., as defined by Scripture and state law)? _____________________ PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Please attach photocopies of all your post-secondary transcripts. Should you be offered a position, official copies of your transcripts must be provided to the school for inclusion in your personnel file. What degree or degrees do you hold? Degree Date Received Issuing Institution _______________________________ _________________________________ _________________________________ _______________________________ _________________________________ _________________________________ _______________________________ _________________________________ _________________________________ Your Major (s) Bachelor’s____________________________________ Master’s__________________________________ Your Minor (s) Bachelor’s____________________________________ Master’s__________________________________ Type of teacher’s certificate held _______________________________________________________________________ Area (s) of certification _______________________________________________________________________________ Revised: August 11, 2016 Page 2 of 7 EMPLOYMENT HISTORY Please start with your current or most recent employment and work backwards. 1. Place of Employment __________________________________________________________________________ Position_____________________________________________ Dates of employment______________________ Address_____________________________________________________________________________________ Supervisor’s Name ___________________________________ Phone Number____________________________ Reason for leaving ____________________________________________________________________________ 2. Place of Employment __________________________________________________________________________ Position _____________________________________________ Dates of employment_____________________ Address_____________________________________________________________________________________ Supervisor’s Name ___________________________________ Phone Number____________________________ Reason for leaving ____________________________________________________________________________ 3. Place of Employment__________________________________________________________________________ Position _____________________________________________ Dates of employment_____________________ Address_____________________________________________________________________________________ Supervisor’s Name___________________________________ Phone Number ____________________________ Reason for leaving ____________________________________________________________________________ 4. Place of Employment __________________________________________________________________________ Position______________________________________________ Dates of employment_____________________ Address_____________________________________________________________________________________ Supervisor’s Name ___________________________________ Phone Number____________________________ Reason for leaving ____________________________________________________________________________ 5. Place of Employment __________________________________________________________________________ Position _____________________________________________ Dates of employment_____________________ Address_____________________________________________________________________________________ Supervisor’s Name ___________________________________ Phone Number____________________________ Reason for leaving ____________________________________________________________________________ Have you ever been “let go”, fired, asked to resign from a job, or have you ever had a job contract not renewed?______ If so, please explain _________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Have you ever broken a contract? _____________ If so, please explain _______________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ PERSONAL REFERENCES Do not list family members or relatives for references. 1. Name_____________________________________ Phone___________________ Position_________________ Address____________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Name_____________________________________ Phone___________________ Position_________________ Address____________________________________________________________________________________ Revised: August 17, 2015 Page 3 of 7 3. Name_____________________________________ Phone___________________ Position_________________ Address____________________________________________________________________________________ 4. Name_____________________________________ Phone___________________ Position_________________ Address____________________________________________________________________________________ PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY *** On separate paper, please label and succinctly answer in one or two paragraphs, each of the questions below. 1. What do you consider to be the proper classroom atmosphere for learning? 2. What is your philosophy of discipline? 3. What do you believe about the origin of the earth and humankind? 4. What is your philosophy on interweaving of scriptural truth into all teaching? 5. What degree of classroom academic demands should be placed upon students? CURRENT ISSUES We live in a pluralistic society with many conflicting beliefs and values. As a teacher you may be asked specific questions about controversial issues by your students. Your answers will come from your personal convictions. We need to know the views of those that would be Christian role models for our children. Please share your personal convictions as a Christian toward: Wine, beer, and other alcoholic beverages _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Smoking and chewing tobacco _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Entertainment (music/dancing/TV/movies) _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Sexual activity outside Christian marriage _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Abortion _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Homosexuality _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Lying/cheating _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ STATEMENT OF FAITH We believe: 1. That the entire Bible, all 66 books of the combined Old and New Testaments, is verbally inspired by God and is inerrant in the original writings. Through the providence of God, the Word of God has been protected and preserved and is the only infallible and authoritative rule of faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21). 2. That there is only one true, living, sovereign, holy, and eternally existent God. He exists in three co-equal persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – each being a distinct person and with a distinct function, but all of one essence and all possessing the same nature, perfection, and attributes. The triune God is the creator and sustainer of all things, the source of all truth, and is worthy of worship and obedience (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Genesis 1:31; Matthew 28:19; John 14:9-17; 1 John 5:7-8). 3. That Jesus Christ is both God and Man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed many miracles, shed His blood on the cross as our substitute, died, was buried, bodily resurrected, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return literally, visibly, and personally in glory and power (John 1:1-3; Matthew 1:18-25; Isaiah 7:14; Philippians 2:5-9; Colossians 1:15; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17). 4. That the Holy Spirit is God, co-equal and co-existent with the Father and the Son. He is the chief convictor of sin and the chief agent of regeneration and sanctification. The Holy Spirit indwells every believer and empowers every believer to live a Godly life, separated unto the purposes of God (2 Corinthians 6:14-20; John 14:16-19; 16:7-15; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Romans 8:9, 11; Titus 3:5). 5. That in the beginning God created all things, and His creation is the result of His intelligent design. He created humanity in His own likeness and image, and humanity was originally created with the ability to live perfectly for God’s glory. (Genesis 1:27, 31). 6. That Adam and Eve, the first man and woman, sinned by acting in disobedience toward God. This act resulted in the fall of all humanity into and under the curse of sin, therefore all people have sinned and lost their ability to live for the glory of God. Humanity’s fall has resulted in both physical and spiritual death (Hell, a place of eternal torment) on all until there is forgiveness and salvation by the grace of God (Genesis 3:1-24; Romans 3:10-23; 5:12-21, 6:23, 10:9-13; 2 Peter 2:4-9; Matthew 10:28). 7. That salvation of the lost and sinful humanity is an eternally secure free gift of God’s grace apart from human works (good deeds, baptism, giving money, sacraments, etc.), based solely upon Christ’s vicarious and atoning death, effected by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit, and received only through faith in the person and finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross (Ephesians 2:8-10; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 3:19-31; 1 John 5:13; John 3:16-36, 5:24, 10:24-31; Romans 6:23). 8. That the church is the body of Christ and the family of God. It is made up of saved believers who regularly join together for worship, giving of tithes and offerings, fellowship, ministry to others, the Lord’s Supper (sacrament of Communion), and witnessing others follow Christ in baptism (Matthew 16:18; 2 Corinthians 12:12-14; Hebrews 10:25; Matthew 3:13-17; Acts 8:35-39; Luke 22:14-22; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32). 9. That those who have been redeemed by Christ are “dearly loved children” of God, and are to be “imitators of God and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us.” (Ephesians 5:1-2) That we should live holy lives filled with the Spirit of God, submissive to the Word of God, and motivated by the love of God. That it is the responsibility and privilege of every Christian to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ and to seek to bring others to a saving knowledge of Christ and make growing disciples (John 1:40-42; Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 1:8). 10. That marriage is the first institution God created and ordained in human society. It is God’s plan for marriage to be a holy union of one man and one woman in an exclusive life-long covenant love relationship. Marriage reflects the relationship between Jesus Christ and His Church. (Genesis 2:18-25; 1 Corinthians 6:9-20, 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4; Ephesians 5:21 – 6:4) 11. That all human life is sacred and created by God in his image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life (Psalm 139; Jeremiah 1:5; Ephesians 2:10; Job 31:15; Matthew 25:31-46). Final Authority for Matters of Belief and Conduct The statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of humanity, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of The King’s Academy’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Board of Governors is The King’s Academy’s final authority on the Bible’s meaning and application. Revised: August 11, 2016 Page 5 of 7 EMPLOYEE ROLE MODEL STANDARDS BOTH ON AND OFF CAMPUS We believe the example set by all of our employees should be one that is commensurate with representing Christ and His redeeming work in our life. The qualities of a leader in the body of Christ are clearly outlined in I Timothy, chapter 3 and represent the heart of serving Christ and being a role model to the student lives which we seek to reach in their growth or relationship with Christ. We believe these standards are a basis for the life of anyone who serves at The King’s Academy. These standards are summarized as follows: An employee should be a person: Worthy of respect The husband of one wife / wife of one husband Sincere Hospitable Gentle Not quarrelsome Not indulging in much wine Not pursuing dishonest gain Who keeps hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience ( see Statement of Faith ) Dignified Not a malicious gossip Temperate Trustworthy Good managers of the household and their children We believe that it is important at all times to follow Paul’s admonition to not be a stumbling block, an impediment or a negative influence on either someone desiring to come to know Christ or a weaker believer (Titus 2:7-8, Romans 14:20-21, 2 Corinthians 6:3). In Matthew 18:6 Christ also warns against causing a child that knows Christ to stumble. In all manners of conduct, the employee should seek to honor Christ through their example. We believe Galatians 5:22-23 should be the conduct guidelines that all employees of TKA should strive to exemplify in their lives on a daily basis. Conversely, Galatians 5:19-21 provides adequate guidelines for conduct that would be unacceptable as an employee of TKA. Due to the wide range of views that are prevalent today across society and among believers, we feel it is important to touch on a few doctrinal guidelines by which The King’s Academy bases its views. They are as follows: 1. We expect you, as adults and servants of Christ, to be an active part of an evangelical church where teaching and preaching are based on the authority of scripture (Hebrews 10:24-25). 2. Alcohol – Though scripture does not forbid the consumption of alcoholic beverages, it does admonish leaders not to drink wine or any intoxicating drink, lest they drink and forget what the law decrees and pervert justice (Proverbs 31:4-5). Therefore, the Board of Governors of The King’s Academy believes there is wisdom in complete abstinence for our employees. The problems in our society caused by alcohol as well as the impression we make on our students that are clearly at an impressionable age, are a few more of our concerns (Romans 14:19-21). We therefore expect you to refrain from the consumption of alcoholic beverages as an employee of The King’s Academy. 3. The Scripture dictates standards of sexual behavior, whether in your personal relationships with others, activities or media to which you allow yourself to be exposed. Any promiscuity, homosexuality, or other deviant sexual behavior violates the requirement of being a Christian role model. (Romans 12:1 – 2; I Cor. 6:9 –20; Ephesians 4:1 – 11, 5:3 – 5; I Thess. 4:3 – 8: I Tim.4:12; II Tim. 2:19-22; I Peter 1:15-16; I John 3:1 – 3.) 4. Divorce – The scriptural basis for divorce is found in Matthew 19:1-9 and I Corinthians 7:10-15. These verses specify the conditions where divorce is permissible as (a) marital unfaithfulness on the part of the spouse, and, (b) an unbelieving spouse seeking the divorce (to include abandonment by the spouse). Revised: August 11, 2016 Page 6 of 7 APPLICANT’S CERTIFICATION AND AGREEMENT I hereby certify that the facts set forth in this application process are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that falsification of any statement or a significant omission of fact may prevent me from being hired, or if hired, may subject me to immediate dismissal regardless of the time elapsed before discovery. I authorize the King’s Academy to thoroughly interview the primary references which I have listed, any secondary references mentioned through interviews with primary references, or other individuals who know me and have knowledge regarding my testimony and work record. I also authorize the school to thoroughly investigate my work records and evaluations, my educational preparation, and other matters related to my suitability for the position. I authorize references and my former employers to disclose to the school any and all records, performance reviews, letters, reports, and other information related to my life and employment, without giving me prior notice of such disclosure. In addition, I hereby release the school, my former employers, references, and all other parties from any and all claims, demands, or liabilities arising out of or in any way related to such investigation or disclosure. I waive the right to ever personally view any references given to the school. Since I will be working with children, I understand that I must submit to a fingerprint check by the FBI and possibly other federal and state authorities. I agree to fully cooperate in providing and recording as many sets of my fingerprints as are necessary for such an investigation. I authorize the school to conduct a criminal records check. I understand and agree that any offer of employment that I may receive from the school is conditioned upon the receipt of background information, including criminal background information. The school may refuse employment or terminate employment if the school deems any background information unfavorable or that it could reflect adversely on the school or on me as a Christian role model. I understand that The King’s Academy is a drug-free workplace and that I am required to submit to a drug test after hired. I understand that the King’s Academy requires me to submit to a Local and Level 2 (fingerprinting) background screening after hired. I certify that I carefully read, understand, and I am in agreement with the Role Model Standards Statement, the Statement of Faith, and statements listed above regarding TKA drug-free workplace policies and TKA background screenings. Required: Signature of Applicant___________________________________________________ Date________________________ DIRECTIONS FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATION 1. Complete entire application, including: a. The answer to the Question on Page 1 – Under Christian Background (addendum). b. The answers to the Questions on Page 4 – Under Personal Philosophy (addendum). 2. Include a copy of your college transcripts (originals or unofficial copies). 3. Include any documentation of course completion (certificates of completion - optional). 4. Include a copy of any teacher certifications (FACCS, ACSI, State, etc. – optional). 5. Send to The King’s Academy – Human Resources via: a. Fax at: (561) 686-8017 b. Email as an attachment to: careers@TKA.net c. Mail or drop off to: The King’s Academy Human Resources 8401 Belvedere Road West Palm Beach, FL 33411 Revised: August 11, 2016 Page 7 of 7 a Christian role model. (Romans 12:1 – 2; I Cor. 6:9 –20; Ephesians 4:1 – 11, 5:3 – 5; I Thess. 4:3 – 8: I Tim.4:12; II Tim. 2:19-22; I Peter 1:15-16; I John 3:1 – 3.) 4. D