By Mary Alford
The LaRue Baptist Academy is back and looking to increase enrollment.
Principal Nathan Housley, who is also a pastor at LaRue Baptist Church, said that for the 2021-22 school year, they only enrolled 15 students, but they hope to increase that number as the school year approaches. next school year.
As this was their first year of operation after the school closed around 2010, Housley said their main goal was to get the school off to a solid start – recruiting students, recruiting teachers and getting a program.
“Everything for the first year has been accomplished,” he said.
Currently, the academy uses Abeka, a well-known high-level study program. It’s Christian, Housley said.
Becky Perkins, who teaches middle and high school students, said Abeka teachers work with students and invite the student in the classroom to participate. The students watch the videos and Perkins “enhances and complements what they might be missing”.
Housley said their entire curriculum is based on the King James Bible.
“So there is a unity in everything we say, study and do,” he said, adding that some of their students are members of their church and others are not represented by a broad spectrum. range of faiths.
“This is a good opportunity for people who want to enroll their children in a Christian educational institution with a foundation of Christian values.”
As their enrollment and number of teachers increase, Housley said their reliance on Abeka videos will decrease.
In addition to the school’s high academic standards, the academy offers students the opportunity to get involved in athletics through a Christian school cooperative.
Housley said another “cool thing” about their school is that they do several field trips during the year at the discretion of the teacher.
Registration is open for the 2022-23 school year.
The registration fee is $150 per family. If you have one, two, three, four or more children enrolled in school, a one-time enrollment fee is all that is required per family at the start of each school year.
Academic fees are $300 per student. These fees include the cost of the teachers’ curriculum, student textbooks, standardized achievement tests, student-school management system, and other miscellaneous academic-related fees.
Tuition fees must be paid monthly for a period of 10 months throughout the regular school year, from August to May. Tuition fees are $2,500 for one student, $4,500 for two students, $6,000 for three students, and $7,000 for four or more students. Tuition is $1,500 per student for a half day of pre-K.
For more information, visit LaRue Baptist Academy on Facebook, check out laruebaptist.com, or call 270-358-4673.