The Concourse believes that your family can home educate through any college subject, implement Biblical thought in any profession and thereby return the spiritual and economic power of higher education to your family.
The National Inflation Association figures that college education is the biggest scam in the history of the United States. The video below provides their rationale.
What is the Biblical Concourse?
Biblical Concourse of Home Universities provides supplemental courses,
curriculum, and projects to Christian families who are pursuing their
own unique alternatives to institutional college learning. Participants
include high school students, college students, graduate students, and
professionals desiring to continue their education. The Concourse
knowledge and people resources help individuals and families implement
Biblical truth and creatively challenge the cultural norms in their
Participants invest in their own offices, shops, laboratories and businesses as they develop and accomplish their learning objectives. This results in the lowest cost, most time efficient and directly useful high quality education, which purposely builds family economies and motivates multigenerational faithfulness to God.
How it Works
1. Each student submits an application. Then an advisor works with the student and parents to create the first semester course, curriculum, and or project goals and schedule. A letter of acceptance is then sent to qualifying student.
2. The student then accomplishes his or her higher education learning objectives, incorporating the Concourse recommendations where helpful and meeting weekly with their advisor to provide feedback on the weekly accomplishments and create the next level goals and schedule.
"Even now, most persons would admit that the important services their teachers have rendered them are such advice or counsel, given at a chance meeting or in a tutorial." Ivan Illich, Deschooling Society, 1970.
3. The student completes his or her higher education goals and demonstrates competency through his or her resume, curriculum vita, portfolio, course certificates, industry certifications, professional exams, work experiences, apprenticeships, intrapreneurships and or entrepreneurships that were incorporated into their years of study. Student portfolios are updated each week, student transcripts are updated each semester, and the parents issue the degree where desired.
Competencies proven through portfolios provide a Biblical approach to credentialing and the equivalency of a degree without compromising the student's family, faith, learning motive, peer environment or professional opportunities.
What does it cost?
The overall cost of completing one’s college education within your family is estimated to be one tenth of a four-year public in-state resident college or one 20th of a four-year private resident in-state college. Student work experiences can be embedded in each curriculum, which eliminates the need for loans.
Each Concourse contact hour and professional contact hour is charged to student accounts at one ounce silver per hour. Independent study students typically need one contact hour per week for direction, encouragement & accountability. (Why silver?)
Why Should Parents
Consider Handling Higher Education?
The short answer is: Christianity, family, money, and the future of our culture. It is well known that secular higher education in our day is promoting anti-Christian ideas, and that students who attend Christian colleges are leaving the faith at higher rates than those who attend secular universities. It is time to challenge the cultural norms that have removed Christianity from the marketplace and separated families.
Answers to frequently asked questions are at this link.
COLLEGE AND CAREER STRATEGY
Strategic Planning is helpful not only to businesses and non-profit organizations, but anyone who wants to make the most of their time and talents. Here are two references that the Biblical Concourse uses to guide students in the development of their own college and or career strategic plans.
"A man's mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps." Proverbs 16:9