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Are any online high school diploma’s accepted by the military?

Online high school diplomas accepted by the military?

Since a change in the US Military enlistment requirements, a lot of folks are having a hard time getting into the Military.

What changed? Well you used to be able to get into the Army, Marines, Navy and Air force with a G.E.D by itself. Now if you want to get into the Military with a GED, you have to take several additional college level courses which will NOT count towards your higher learning. This has discouraged many enlistees and recruiters as well! Since most online “schools” are no more than a diploma factory, the Military has ruled that high school diplomas from the standard online sources are not valid.

“Can I join the Army with a GED?” Yes but as we explained above, you will get to do all sorts of extra classes which will not count towards your higher learning. You are much better off with your highschool diploma.

Recruiters have a hard enough time getting new soldiers to sign up, now this has made it even more of a challenge for these fine young would be troops to serve our country. If you are a recruiter facing GED headaches with enlistees… listen up! We can help!

Harbor Christian Academy in Greenville, SC is recognized as a “Tier 1” school by the US Military. Think of us as a one room school house who’s students are all over the globe. Unlike the diploma mill services, Harbor Christian Academy is a real school which works hard to maintain a good working relationship with our students and our Nations Military. Our standards have allowed us to maintain that “Tier 1” status over the years and our graduates have gone on to serve in nearly every branch of the Military!

If you are a new enlistee, or you are thinking about joining the Military and you have a GED and are facing this problem… Call Mrs. Ferrell NOW and find out about our High School Diploma program for the Military! You should even have your recruiter call the school to verify all of this before joining our program. You can enter the branch of your choice proudly holding your High School Diploma and be ahead of the pack. Often times it only takes a week or two!

RECRUITERS: More and recruiters are calling us for help every day! Call us now to find out how we can help more of your enlistees enroll with their High School Diploma rather than a GED. We know exactly what a pain in the rump the new GED requirements are being. Several of our recruiters are bringing multiple enlistees through our program. Share this page on Facebook, Twitter, G+ or any of your favorite forums… we are here to help. Use the icons at the bottom of the page to share this page with a simple click…

Payments can be made online OR you can send in a money order or cashiers check for convenient service.

Call or email Mrs. Ferrell right now for full details:

864-242-3096

Online high school classes and courses are a real winner!

Have you been looking for a way to finish your high school courses online?

We can help! Here at Harbor Christian Academy we have a wide variety of ways for you to finish earning your high school diploma online. With our flexible curriculum, most if not all of your high school classes can be completed online!

Since you found this, you have obviously been looking around online for a way to finish getting your high school education. It can be confusing with all the really cheap “diploma mills” churning out fake diplomas left and right… Who do you trust? Read on…

By making use of the advancements in online education and technology, we actually help you complete the courses you need to succeed. Most of your work will be completed online and you will be graded on your performance. Just like with a traditional school, your grades are up to how well you pay attention and complete the required credits needed to graduate. We are happy to help along way!

Imagine being able to complete your school assignments online, yet still having help just a phone call or instant message away!

Harbor Christian Academy is a fully accredited traditional school that has been in operation in Greenville, SC for over a decade and a half. Our online and traditional graduates have gone on to finish college and move on into their desired career paths. You deserve that too!

A diploma from Harbor Christian Academy is even recognized by the United States Military as we are a “Tier 1” school. Our graduates have gone on to serve over seas to protect our freedom here at home. This means that you can rest assured that you are attending a 100% real, accredited high school.

Make the choice to take action now… In just a few hours each day you could be earning your high school diploma online from the comfort of your home!

  • Do you need your diploma to improve your career and financial situation?
  • Are you ready to get started with your online high school classes?
  • Do you have a child who needs to finish high school but can’t attend school for what ever reason?

Call now! 864-242-3096 and ask for Mrs. Janie Ferrell

Tell her you want to get signed up for the Online High School Program… oh and tell her Jason sent you. 🙂

Registration is just $80 and affordable tuition arrangements can be made.

~Jason

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Greenville, SC Christian School starting soon enroll your students today

It won’t be long before school starts for 2009 and Harbor Christian Academy is enrolling now!

Have you been looking for an AFFORDABLE Christian school option?

Call Us at: 864-242-3096 for enrollment information.

Harbor Christian Academy has been serving Greenville, SC for a decade now and continues to offer a real value when it comes to private education.

Harbor Christian Academy is owned and operated by Janie Turner Miller Ferrell. She has taught school in Texas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, as well as South Carolina for 38 years. She has her Master’s Degree in Education and is certified to teach all grades and subjects for grades 5-12. At the present time, she is working on Her Ph.D in Christian Counseling.

Janie has also been a part of the WGGS-TV16 ministry ever since it came on the air, serving in the area of the Prayer Ministry. At times, she is a guest on the Niteline program,She kept careful notes in a Journal about the early days of the ministry of WGGS-TV and is presently writing a book about these anointed days on top of Paris Mountain.

Janie was listed in “Who’s Who Among America’s High School Teachers” in 1994. She is also listed in the book for the year 2006.

She is also a published poet.

Harbor Christian Academy is a member of the American Association of Christian Schools as well as the SC Association of Christian Schools, which is our accrediting agency.

Harbor Academy also specializes in helping homes school students in South Carolina and around the country meet the requirements of the law in their states.

Call now to enroll your student or get more information:

864-242-3096

Harbor Christian Academy is owned and operated by Janie Turner Miller Ferrell. She has taught school in Texas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, as well as South Carolina for 38 years. She has her Master’s Degree in Education and is certified to teach all grades and subjects for grades 5-12. At the present time, she is working on Her Ph.D in Christian Counseling.Janie has also been a part of the WGGS-TV16 ministry ever since it came on the air, serving in the area of the Prayer Ministry. At times, she is a guest on the Niteline program,She kept careful notes in a Journal about the early days of the ministry of WGGS-TV and is presently writing a book about these anointed days on top of Paris Mountain.

Janie was listed in “Who’s Who Among America’s High School Teachers” in 1994. She is also listed in the book for the year 2006.

She is also a published poet.

Harbor Christian Academy is a member of the American Association of Christian Schools as well as the SC Association of Christian Schools, which is our accrediting agency.

Another Disorder ?!


Another Disorder?!

Well, I know that I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer but let’s face it. new “disorders” are popping up on a regular basis. I want to know why and I am sure you must wonder about it also. I have taught school for a very long time and I just heard of this “disorder” was on the scene now. Ever heard of Sensory Processing Disorder? Never heard of it? You’re in good company. Neither have many pediatricians, neurologists, psychologists and teachers. Some people think that it is just another attention deficit disorder but it is not related to ADD.

In 1972, A. Jean Ayres, a University of Southern California (USC) psychologist and occupational therapist, published the first book on the condition. Here are just a few of the symptoms that she stated: children have low muscle tone and they are mostly lethargic while others are revved up to go all the time; they annoy other children by running and crashing into them; some cannot stand to hear noises; some cannot tolerate the feeling of clothes on their body; some seemed to be clumsy and are called losers, klutz etc; can’t maintain an upright position at a desk; some are so sensitive to touch that they shriek when their fingernails are trimmed or if they get oatmeal on their face. Sounds and smells can be overwhelming.

Here is a link to two different examples of SPD: http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=en-us&vid=7cbcaa27-a3f6-4a7e-81dd-dab7288bbd2b I found this quite interesting because I have seen children like this in the past. I just thought that they were misbehaving.

Sensory processing (sometimes called “sensory integration” or SI) is a term that refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. Whether you are biting into a hamburger, riding a bicycle, or reading a book, your successful completion of the activity requires processing sensation or “sensory integration.” The exact cause of Sensory Processing Disorder–like the causes of ADHD and so many other neuro-developmental disorders–has not yet been identified. So what are we supposed to do if we have a child in our classes OR we are a parent of a child with these symptoms? When I was growing up the adults would probably say, “That child just needs a good spanking!” Let’s face. it, a spanking was for all types of out-of-control behavior. However, we knew nothing of how the brain dictated every move we made. Even though research has come a long way many people still, are not understanding that everyone’s brain is “wired” differently.. And along with this, comes frustration for the lack of being able to cope with what is not understood.

On a personal note, one of my best friends, Linda, could not run. When we were outside for recess she would hit the ball but I would take her runs for her. Other kids called her a loser, klutz and all the other related names. She could hit a ball into the next county! {well, almost} When she was in her 30’s, she was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy. So could she have had SPD? That would be up for debate.

If I had not heard of this until recently, I feel sure you haven’t either. Ask someone to tell you about Sensory Processing Disorder. They probably haven’t heard of it but if you want to be of help to someone, this website will help you in understanding HOW someone can be successfully treated: http://www.sensory-processing-disorder.com/treatment-guidelines.html

Until I find another disorder I have never heard of, I remain…

Janie Miller Ferrell

12/13/2008

Written Expression Disorder


Disorder of written expression

What in the world is Disorder of Written Expression?

Actually this is a relatively new term. Back in my early days of teaching it was called developmental expressive writing disorder, This is a learning disability in which a person’s ability to communicate in writing is substantially below the level normally expected based on the individual’s age, intelligence, life experiences, educational background, or physical impairments. This disability affects both the physical reproduction of letters and words and the organization of thoughts and ideas in written compositions.

Disorder of written expression is one of the more poorly understood learning disabilities. Learning disabilities that manifest themselves only in written work were first described in the late 1960s. These early studies described three main types of written disorders:

  • inability to form letters and numbers correctly, also called dysgraphia
  • inability to write words spontaneously or from dictation
  • inability to organize words into meaningful thoughts

There are several difficulties in studying disorder of written expression and in implementing a remedial program. Disorder of written expression usually appears in conjunction with other reading or language disabilities, making it hard to separate manifestations of the disability related only to written expression. Delays in attention, visual-motor integration, visual processing, and expressive language may also contribute to writing disorders. Also, there are no standard tests specifically designed to evaluate disorder of written expression.

What causes this? This answer is astounding. The cause is unknown. Imagine that! . Different manifestations of the disorder may have different causes. For example, people who cannot form letters correctly on the page (dysgraphia) may have delays in hand-eye coordination and difficulties concentrating. People who are unable to write words from memory or dictation appear to have deficits in their visual memory. They cannot remember what the words look like. People who produce legible script but cannot organize their thoughts on paper may be suffering from cognitive processing problems. Because disorder of written expression is a little-studied disorder, specific causes have not yet been determined.

Symptoms that suggest disorder of written expression include:

  • poor or illegible handwriting
  • poorly formed letters or numbers
  • excessive spelling errors
  • excessive punctuation errors
  • excessive grammar errors
  • sentences that lack logical cohesion
  • paragraphs and stories that are missing elements and that do not make sense or lack logical transitions
  • deficient writing skills that significantly impact academic achievement or daily life.

These symptoms must be evaluated in light of the person’s age, intelligence, educational experience, and cultural or life experience. Written expression must be substantially below the level of samples produced by others of the same age, intelligence, and background. Normally, several of the symptoms are present simultaneously.

Several studies have estimated that between 3% and 5% of students have disorder of written expression. However, it is difficult to separate this disorder from other learning disorders. Deficits in written work may be attributed to a reading, language, or attention disorders, limited educational background, or lack of fluency in the language of instruction. Disorder of written expression unassociated with any other learning disability is rare.

To be honest, there are no specific tests to diagnose disorder of written expression. This disorder is not normally diagnosed before age eight because of the variability with which children acquire writing skills. It is most commonly diagnosed in the fourth or fifth grade. Requests for testing usually originate with a teacher or parent who notes multiple symptoms of the disorder in a child’s writing. Several standardized tests accurately reflect spelling abilities, but do not assess other writing skills with the same reliability.

Well, there are no tests, no treatment, no prognosis, no prevention. So what should one do? I would suggest talking to your child’s teacher. If the teacher is unaware of this and just blows it off, tell them to get a life and do some research on the situation so their child can be helped. I can say this in all honesty because I have a 6th grader this year, who has this disorder and I have been doing research on this.

Resources

BOOKS

American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.4th ed. text revised. Washington DC: American Psychiatric Association, 2000.

Sadock, Benjamin J. and Virginia A. Sadock, eds. Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry.7th ed. Vol. 2. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2000.

ORGANIZATIONS

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. P. O. Box 96106, Washington, D.C. 20090. (800) 333-7636. <www.aacap.org>.