World’s First Online Classical Christian School Launches $500 Annual Tuition Program
Portland, Oregon, 12 February, 2014. Following a two-year pilot, http://kingswayclassicalacademy.com/homeschool-program/ is rolling out its groundbreaking new $500 Per Year Tuition offering for Junior High and High School students. This 100% online program is deliberately underpriced with the goal of wooing Christian families out of the public school system where Biblical worldview scores of Christian children are notoriously low.
The announcement came as a clear challenge to the trend toward continually escalating tuition at private U.S. High Schools. Ehow Mom reports that “In the 2009-2010 school year, according to the National Association of Independent Schools, or NAIS, the average tuition at day private high schools stood at $19,906 a year, while boarding schools averaged $40,875. The tuition is even higher for the most elite prep schools.” [http://www.ehow.com/info_7972510_tuition-private-high-schools.html]
It came like a bolt out of the blue to King’s Way headmaster, Dennis Oliver Woods two years ago. Challenged by a retired school teacher who was volunteering at King’s Way to make classical Christian education more affordable for the masses he decided to sit down and pencil it out. What he found was so astonishing that at first he couldn’t believe it.
By operating 100% online, utilizing as many of the internet’s free resources as possible, and relying on volunteer support personnel it would be possible to operate such a school for just $500 annual tuition. That would actually place the price point for such a school below that of the “free” public schools when you take into account the various fees and extras they charge.
Thus was born the “$500 Annual Tuition Program” at http://kingswayclassicalacademy.com/homeschool-program/, which is now being launched after two years of pilot testing in the United States. Sadly, the volunteer teacher who planted the idea succumbed to cancer a year ago, but her legacy lives on in the lives of countless low-income children soon to be impacted with the classical, Christian education that she envisioned.
The school subscribes to a year-round, open enrollment model, which is of course ideal for students who find themselves without a school midway through the school year. With second semester just getting underway, this is the ideal time to enroll .
Since Woods founded http://kingswayclassicalacademy.com/homeschool-program/ in 2001, hundreds of junior high and high school students have been trained in the classical, Biblical perspective on history, constitutional law, economics, and more. King’s Way Classical Academy is the “World’s First Online Classical Christian Academy” for grades 7 to 12.
The school opened its doors in 2001 and remains today the premier source of classical Christian education online. In addition to the usual subject matter the school blends critical thinking and communication skills with Biblical worldview training via a Biblical analysis of the classics.
For more information and to get a free download of Dennis Woods’ “Keys to the Classics,” please visit http://kingswayclassicalacademy.com/homeschool-program/.
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