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AutymsMommy
Small vent
March 17, 2013 at 11:24 PM

There is a private classical school here that offers a university model and allows homeschoolers to enroll for as many (or as few) classes as desired.

The kicker? Of course it's a protestant school that requires enrollees sign a very protestant statement of faith that I cannot (as a Catholic) sign. I poured over and over that SOF, but no matter how many times I read it, those few articles are still there and I just can't sign it *sigh*. I wish they would allow it - I obviously wouldn't enroll for certain classes (bible, history, science - for obvious reasons), but it would be nice to have the option for upper level math, logic, art, etc.

I completely respect their right to do so, I'm just a bit annoyed that there is no similar Catholic or secular option, lol.

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  • irvinehiker
    March 17, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    That would be very frustrating!  I respect you for sticking to your faith though.  That can be tough to do in this world today.  

  • Pukalani79
    March 18, 2013 at 12:46 AM

     I agree.  For many it would be very tempting to just sign it in order to take advantage of the classes.  Good for you!  I had to sign a statement of faith one time (not for homeschooling) that I did not completely agree with. I added comments to their statement in order to make it express my view before signing.  I wasn't sure they'd accept it, but they did.

    Quoting irvinehiker:

    That would be very frustrating!  I respect you for sticking to your faith though.  That can be tough to do in this world today.  

     

  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    March 18, 2013 at 12:15 PM
    To bad they couldn't just ask you to agree to be respectful of the religion & people with out making you sign something that goes against your own believes.
  • rebeccasmly
    March 18, 2013 at 12:18 PM
    Here its the other way around. There's a Catholic school that does that but no other options. Once they turn 14 and are going into 9th grade, they can take dual credit classes at the local college.
  • Rust.n.Gears
    March 18, 2013 at 12:27 PM
    Im glad you are sticking to your faith. I have the a similar issue here.
  • lucsch
    by lucsch
    March 18, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    That's too bad, but I do support their right to do that.

  • AutymsMommy
    March 18, 2013 at 12:57 PM


    But Catholic schools do not require a statement of faith - at least none that I've ever seen or had my children attend. So long as you agree and know that faith will be incorporated, and you pay the tuition/fees, you're good to go, lol.

    Quoting rebeccasmly:

    Here its the other way around. There's a Catholic school that does that but no other options. Once they turn 14 and are going into 9th grade, they can take dual credit classes at the local college.



  • AutymsMommy
    March 18, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    As do I - completely.

    Just wish there were a Catholic or secular school option that did the same, lol.


    Quoting lucsch:

    That's too bad, but I do support their right to do that.



  • rebeccasmly
    March 18, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Ours requires that the family attends mass at least once a month. I do know the teachers have to sign a statement of faith even if they attend another church of a different denomination.

    Quoting AutymsMommy:


    But Catholic schools do not require a statement of faith - at least none that I've ever seen or had my children attend. So long as you agree and know that faith will be incorporated, and you pay the tuition/fees, you're good to go, lol.

    Quoting rebeccasmly:

    Here its the other way around. There's a Catholic school that does that but no other options. Once they turn 14 and are going into 9th grade, they can take dual credit classes at the local college.




  • AutymsMommy
    March 18, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    They're lighter on the teachers than our Catholic schools here; our teachers have to be practicing Catholics, no matter a statement of faith, to ensure that nothing is taught contrary to the church.

    On that note, I've never heard of a catholic school requiring a student attend mass outside of school mass (during the school day). Our Catholic schools (here in SC, where I'm from in NC, my husband's hometown in PA, etc) take non-Catholics frequently (and because they are the only private schools in the area that do not require a SOF, they often have quite a mix of faiths, lol).


    Quoting rebeccasmly:

    Ours requires that the family attends mass at least once a month. I do know the teachers have to sign a statement of faith even if they attend another church of a different denomination.

    Quoting AutymsMommy:


    But Catholic schools do not require a statement of faith - at least none that I've ever seen or had my children attend. So long as you agree and know that faith will be incorporated, and you pay the tuition/fees, you're good to go, lol.

    Quoting rebeccasmly:

    Here its the other way around. There's a Catholic school that does that but no other options. Once they turn 14 and are going into 9th grade, they can take dual credit classes at the local college.






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