Independent Christian On-Line Academy

Independent Christian On-Line Academy (ICOLA) is an on-line tutoring organization that will provide Christian secondary supplementary education (7-12) for students attending public schools in the United States.

There is a definite need. Right now public schools have separated church and state to such a degree to make them defacto Godless institutions. While they claim to be religious neutral, that is an absolute impossibility.

“Religion” is not a word that just refers to a belief in God but also any belief about God. Atheism is thus not a lack of religion but rather a religion of its own. Materialism is also a religion and as is witchcraft and the occult.

In the movie “Star Wars”, the ro3 bot, C-3-P-O, says: “I am shutting down now”. The machine was “off” and stayed that way until it was turned back “on”.

Children are not like robots. You cannot turn them “on” nor “off”. Neither can you turn their learning “on” nor “off”. They will be learning about God and Christian values all of the time, whether in public school or not.

Children are learning machines. They learn what they see, hear, and do. They also learn what they do not see, what they do not hear, and what they do not do.

If you take God out of what public school teaches, that does not leave the teaching about God to church and family but affirmatively teaches that God does not have any place in public life.

ICOLA will be acting as a tutoring provider except that the tutoring will be done in a group session on line both as a monitored forum and also as a peer self help study group. The students will be going to Public School classes during the day and then sign on after school hours for a scheduled one hour group session and then informally with a smaller study group as desired and or required.

There will be five one hour sessions each week, one for each of the four main classifications of Math, English, History, and Science plus one specifically for Christianity. The intention is to have enough faculty staff to duplicate each course offered in public school for grades seven through twelve with a limitation of about 25 students per session.

The object of the program is to enhance learning through mastery and enrichment of subject matter along with providing and supporting Christian values.

The Christian content that ICOLA will be presenting what is common to both Catholics and Bible believing Protestants within the topics of Bible history, church history, the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Apostles’ Creed.

Where Catholics and Protestants have differing understandings on these topics, each will be presented.

To assure fairness, members of major Bible believing groups are invited to be on ICOLA’s Board of Directors.

Teaching concerning ordinances and or sacrements will be left to the students’ respective churches.

To summarize:

  • Get many of the benefits of a Christian Education while attending public school.
  • Help infuse Christian values into the public school system.
  • Help bring this country back to its roots as a Christian nation.
  • Help Christian youth to take their place in leadership rather than just employees.

This article is a call to action.1

If you have the resources and believe you can do this yourself either individually or with your
present Christian organization, please feel free to follow this model.

If you like what ICOLA is doing, please join us.

  • If you are now attending public school, become a student yourself.
  • If you have the credentials, be an instructor.
  • Contribute to the cause.

Douglas R. Johnson, Founder and Director of ICOLA, has a BS degree in Secondary Education, an MS degree in Physics, an MBA in Business Administration and holds a Permanent Teaching Certificate for Mathematics and Science in Secondary Schools.

After working as a Physicist for the Federal Government and teaching at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Doug has been self employed for most of his career.

Doug believes that you cannot judge education on a purely academic basis. Values that are taught at home and in church must not be trampled on by a school system trying to be both politically correct and devoid of any religious expression.

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Independent Christian On-Line Academy (ICOLA) is an on-line tutoring organization that will provide Christian secondary supplementary education (7-12) for students attending public schools in the United States.

There is a definite need. Right now public schools have separated church and state to such a degree to make them defacto Godless institutions. While they claim to be religious neutral, that is an absolute impossibility.

“Religion” is not a word that just refers to a belief in God but also any belief about God. Atheism is thus not a lack of religion but rather a religion of its own. Materialism is also a religion and as is witchcraft and the occult.

In the movie “Star Wars”, the robot, C-3-P-O, says: “I am shutting down now”. The machine was “off” and stayed that way until it was turned back “on”.

Children are not like robots. You cannot turn them “on” nor “off”. Neither can you turn their learning “on” nor “off”. They will be learning about God and Christian values all of the time, whether in public school or not.

Children are learning machines. They learn what they see, hear, and do. They also learn what they do not see, what they do not hear, and what they do not do.

If you take God out of what public school teaches, that does not leave the teaching about God to church and family but affirmatively teaches that God does not have any place in public life.

ICOLA will be acting as a tutoring provider except that the tutoring will be done in a group session on line both as a monitored forum and also as a peer self help study group. The students will be going to Public School classes during the day and then sign on after school hours for a scheduled one hour group session and then informally with a smaller study group as desired and or required.

There will be five one hour sessions each week, one for each of the four main classifications of Math, English, History, and Science plus one specifically for Christianity. The intention is to have enough faculty staff to duplicate each course offered in public school for grades seven through twelve with a limitation of about 25 students per session.

The object of the program is to enhance learning through mastery and enrichment of subject matter along with providing and supporting Christian values.

The Christian content that ICOLA will be presenting what is common to both Catholics and Bible believing Protestants within the topics of Bible history, church history, the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Apostles’ Creed.

Where Catholics and Protestants have differing understandings on these topics, each will be presented.

To assure fairness, members of major Bible believing groups are invited to be on ICOLA’s Board of Directors.

Teaching concerning ordinances and or sacrements will be left to the students’ respective churches.

To summarize:

  • Get many of the benefits of a Christian Education while attending public school.
  • Help infuse Christian values into the public school system.
  • Help bring this country back to its roots as a Christian nation.
  • Help Christian youth to take their place in leadership rather than just employees.

This article is a call to action.

If you have the resources and believe you can do this yourself either individually or with your
present Christian organization, please feel free to follow this model.

If you like what ICOLA is doing, please join us.

  • If you are now attending public school, become a student yourself.
  • If you have the credentials, be an instructor.
  • Contribute to the cause.

Douglas R. Johnson, Founder and Director of ICOLA, has a BS degree in Secondary Education, an MS degree in Physics, an MBA in Business Administration and holds a Permanent Teaching Certificate for Mathematics and Science in Secondary Schools.

After working as a Physicist for the Federal Government and teaching at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Doug has been self employed for most of his career.

Doug believes that you cannot judge education on a purely academic basis. Values that are taught at home and in church must not be trampled on by a school system trying to be both politically correct and devoid of any religious expression.

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