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(Sports Illustrated)   The future of High School football? 54 students are enrolled. Forty-six are boys, and 46 are on the football team. They don't have a campus and attend an online private school   (sportsillustrated.cnn.com) divider line 34
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2012-08-26 08:53:33 AM  
I get the 46 but want to hear about the other 8. Are they really starting gold diggers that young? I feel really badly for a girl who would get sent to a sham school because they have a good football team.
 
2012-08-26 09:14:08 AM  

NickelP: I get the 46 but want to hear about the other 8. Are they really starting gold diggers that young? I feel really badly for a girl who would get sent to a sham school because they have a good football team.


I'm going to go with all of them being younger sisters who were offered a free ride to the school so long as their big brother and his Division I scholarship talents attend also. I'd be surprised if anyone is paying to attend the "school" at all.
 
2012-08-26 09:44:22 AM  
Well, this doesn't sound very fishy at all.
 
2012-08-26 09:46:26 AM  

Fizpez: NickelP: I get the 46 but want to hear about the other 8. Are they really starting gold diggers that young? I feel really badly for a girl who would get sent to a sham school because they have a good football team.

I'm going to go with all of them being younger sisters who were offered a free ride to the school so long as their big brother and his Division I scholarship talents attend also. I'd be surprised if anyone is paying to attend the "school" at all.


I'm going with cheerleaders.
 
2012-08-26 09:53:35 AM  
Let's see what happens to them after the QB goes off to USC. I'm guessing the dad's give a crap factor is going to wane a bit.
 
2012-08-26 10:08:12 AM  
CTE Central.
 
2012-08-26 10:22:15 AM  
The story of Red Lion Football dominating the campus is very familiar to me. I teach at a charter school that until last year sold its soul to have a basketball dynasty. There was a student two years ago that was sent to the office 135+ times throughout the year, suspended 6 times, and failed almost every class but still played the whole season.

Fortunately, a new administration has come in and the school is revamping everything. Yes, our basketball team will suck this year because 1) The eligibility rules are changing. 2) Most basketball players left because no one in the office now was gonna tolerate their shiat.
 
2012-08-26 10:23:14 AM  
What satisfies the Department of Education, however, does not always meet the standards of college admissions departments. Despite the many coaches swarming Eastern Christian, several expressed concern about recruiting there. "To have a totally based curriculum of online classes, it's something we don't do," says an FBS head coach, whose program has not offered scholarships to Eastern Christian players. "It's tricky. They can say something fulfills an English requirement, and they're really watching movies online. We just stay away from it altogether."

OH MY GOD SOMEONE IN FBS ACTUALLY GIVES HALF A DAMN ABOUT ACTUAL EDUCATION
 
2012-08-26 10:24:16 AM  

Gosling: What satisfies the Department of Education, however, does not always meet the standards of college admissions departments. Despite the many coaches swarming Eastern Christian, several expressed concern about recruiting there. "To have a totally based curriculum of online classes, it's something we don't do," says an FBS head coach, whose program has not offered scholarships to Eastern Christian players. "It's tricky. They can say something fulfills an English requirement, and they're really watching movies online. We just stay away from it altogether."

OH MY GOD SOMEONE IN FBS ACTUALLY GIVES HALF A DAMN ABOUT ACTUAL EDUCATION


Pfft. That's probably the coach from Vanderbilt or Stanford. Of course they care about academics
 
2012-08-26 10:40:09 AM  

Gosling: What satisfies the Department of Education, however, does not always meet the standards of college admissions departments. Despite the many coaches swarming Eastern Christian, several expressed concern about recruiting there. "To have a totally based curriculum of online classes, it's something we don't do," says an FBS head coach, whose program has not offered scholarships to Eastern Christian players. "It's tricky. They can say something fulfills an English requirement, and they're really watching movies online. We just stay away from it altogether."

OH MY GOD SOMEONE IN FBS ACTUALLY GIVES HALF A DAMN ABOUT ACTUAL EDUCATION


That coach just stays away because he thinks it will be more trouble than it's worth to fight with admissions to get the kid in, He doesn't really care about how the kid was taught or what they learned, just how much work it will be for admissions to accept the kid.
 
2012-08-26 10:43:01 AM  

MyPoolLeaks: That coach just stays away because he thinks it will be more trouble than it's worth to fight with admissions to get the kid in, He doesn't really care about how the kid was taught or what they learned, just how much work it will be for admissions to accept the kid.


I said half a damn. I never promised a full, complete damn.
 
2012-08-26 10:53:01 AM  
"...behind a coach wearing a straw hat and sunglasses, and chewing what looked like a stick."

What a pretentious douche bag. No coaching cliche is left untouched!
 
2012-08-26 11:46:53 AM  
What a scam. It reminds me of a few fathers who shopped their supposedly elite sons to our town football program, conditioned on the promise that I would start heir kids and bring dad on as an assistant "coach." I told them all to take a leap. As far as I know, none of these superstars ever panned out in high school. Bunch of Marinovich douches.
 
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2012-08-26 11:59:58 AM  
SC schools integrated in 1961? I smell bs....maybe they were ordered by the federal gov't in '61, they integrated closer to '71.
 
2012-08-26 12:00:24 PM  

themeaningoflifeisnot: What a scam. It reminds me of a few fathers who shopped their supposedly elite sons to our town football program, conditioned on the promise that I would start heir kids and bring dad on as an assistant "coach." I told them all to take a leap. As far as I know, none of these superstars ever panned out in high school. Bunch of Marinovich douches.


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//So best school for him
 
2012-08-26 12:28:42 PM  
I use to work in the admissions office of a small state university and we'd have trouble with students from these schools all the time. If they had accreditation, it was from some weird accreditation agency like the Christian Learners Association or God's Holy Alliance of Worship Centers. If it wasn't one of the big six regional accreditation agencies, as far as we were concern, the diploma from the school was worthless.

The fun part was telling the parents that their 4.0 scholar from Harvest Kingdom Christian Academy had to take and pass the GED before they could enroll. You could tell they already tried a bunch of other schools and got rejected. The university I worked for had very low entry requirements. A high school diploma was pretty much all we needed. The parents would scream about contacting their state senator or suing us or suing the high school while the kid would sit in the corner looking disinterested and devoid of any people skills.

It must have been really insulting to know that a diploma from even the worst of the worst public schools was good enough to gain admission but even a 4.0 from the school they paid tens of thousands in tuition couldn't get satisfy our non-competitive entry requirements.

We never got sued and never heard from any elected officials. They were all bluster or had lawyers that laughed them out of their offices. Maybe if we had a sports program it would have been different but since we were a night school, they were out of luck. I'm going to guess most of those kids ended up going to a religious school that charged a lot but happily accepted the diploma from their unaccredited high school.
 
2012-08-26 12:36:09 PM  
I went to a small religious high school, they recruited and probably still do for athletics (baseball,basketball,women's soccer). They have good sports teams, people show up, and donate money to the church.

So yeah that system can and does work all over the country I'm sure.
 
2012-08-26 12:47:19 PM  

moefuggenbrew: I went to a small religious high school, they recruited and probably still do for athletics (baseball,basketball,women's soccer). They have good sports teams, people show up, and donate money to the church.

So yeah that system can and does work all over the country I'm sure.


Yeah, it's a lot of fun to watch a public school kick the crap out of a private school that recruits its athletes. Sometimes the "WTF? How in hell did this happen?" look on the private school parents is priceless.
 
2012-08-26 12:49:22 PM  

EngineerAU: I use to work in the admissions office of a small state university and we'd have trouble with students from these schools all the time. If they had accreditation, it was from some weird accreditation agency like the Christian Learners Association or God's Holy Alliance of Worship Centers. If it wasn't one of the big six regional accreditation agencies, as far as we were concern, the diploma from the school was worthless.

The fun part was telling the parents that their 4.0 scholar from Harvest Kingdom Christian Academy had to take and pass the GED before they could enroll. You could tell they already tried a bunch of other schools and got rejected. The university I worked for had very low entry requirements. A high school diploma was pretty much all we needed. The parents would scream about contacting their state senator or suing us or suing the high school while the kid would sit in the corner looking disinterested and devoid of any people skills.

It must have been really insulting to know that a diploma from even the worst of the worst public schools was good enough to gain admission but even a 4.0 from the school they paid tens of thousands in tuition couldn't get satisfy our non-competitive entry requirements.

We never got sued and never heard from any elected officials. They were all bluster or had lawyers that laughed them out of their offices. Maybe if we had a sports program it would have been different but since we were a night school, they were out of luck. I'm going to guess most of those kids ended up going to a religious school that charged a lot but happily accepted the diploma from their unaccredited high school.


Except this school is in fact legitimately accredited.
 
2012-08-26 12:51:55 PM  

John Nash: Fizpez: NickelP: I get the 46 but want to hear about the other 8. Are they really starting gold diggers that young? I feel really badly for a girl who would get sent to a sham school because they have a good football team.

I'm going to go with all of them being younger sisters who were offered a free ride to the school so long as their big brother and his Division I scholarship talents attend also. I'd be surprised if anyone is paying to attend the "school" at all.

I'm going with cheerleaders.


8 very sore cheerleaders.
 
2012-08-26 01:46:59 PM  

Jonny Chimpo: Gosling: What satisfies the Department of Education, however, does not always meet the standards of college admissions departments. Despite the many coaches swarming Eastern Christian, several expressed concern about recruiting there. "To have a totally based curriculum of online classes, it's something we don't do," says an FBS head coach, whose program has not offered scholarships to Eastern Christian players. "It's tricky. They can say something fulfills an English requirement, and they're really watching movies online. We just stay away from it altogether."

OH MY GOD SOMEONE IN FBS ACTUALLY GIVES HALF A DAMN ABOUT ACTUAL EDUCATION

Pfft. That's probably the coach from Vanderbilt or Stanford. Of course they care about academics


Still, that sounds like an excellent place for that chucklefark Julius Nyang'Oreo to look for a job.
 
2012-08-26 02:06:46 PM  

SharkTrager:
Except this school is in fact legitimately accredited.


Accredited by whom? SACS/AdvancED is the accrediting agency for South Carolina and according to their website, the school doesn't even exist. If they're accredited, it's either by one of the goofy made up accreditation agencies or the SACS website is wrong (which is possible). If it's not one of the big six regional accrediting agencies, it's garbage.

Here's the list:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Northwest Accreditation Commission / Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

Anything else is about as valid as a degree bought by mail from an advertisement in the back of a comic book.
 
2012-08-26 02:09:41 PM  

EngineerAU: SharkTrager:
Except this school is in fact legitimately accredited.

Accredited by whom? SACS/AdvancED is the accrediting agency for South Carolina and according to their website, the school doesn't even exist. If they're accredited, it's either by one of the goofy made up accreditation agencies or the SACS website is wrong (which is possible). If it's not one of the big six regional accrediting agencies, it's garbage.

Here's the list:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Northwest Accreditation Commission / Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

Anything else is about as valid as a degree bought by mail from an advertisement in the back of a comic book.


This. If e school doesn't have one of these accreditations, it's a piece of crap.
 
2012-08-26 02:12:59 PM  

EngineerAU: SACS/AdvancED is the accrediting agency for South Carolina and according to their website, the school doesn't even exist.


Sorry, didn't notice the school was playing in SC but is from Maryland but I still can't find an entry for them in any of the regional accrediting agencies. Even the State of Maryland doesn't seem to have a record of them.
 
2012-08-26 02:23:40 PM  

EngineerAU: Accredited by whom? SACS/AdvancED is the accrediting agency for South Carolina and according to their website, the school doesn't even exist. If they're accredited, it's either by one of the goofy made up accreditation agencies or the SACS website is wrong (which is possible). If it's not one of the big six regional accrediting agencies, it's garbage.

Here's the list:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Northwest Accreditation Commission / Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)


National Connections (the online school they seem to be hooking up with) seems to be accredited by the Middle States, Southern, and provisionally by the Northwest.
 
2012-08-26 02:34:13 PM  
The most disturbing thing in the article is that Strom Thurmond has a school named after him.
 
2012-08-26 02:42:06 PM  

kevinatilusa: National Connections (the online school they seem to be hooking up with) seems to be accredited by the Middle States, Southern, and provisionally by the Northwest


Interesting. If their transcript came from National Connections, we'd let them in but if it was from Eastern Christian Academy, we wouldn't regardless of where the school got their materials from.
 
2012-08-26 04:00:51 PM  

henryhill: The most disturbing thing in the article is that Strom Thurmond has a school named after him.


That's what I was thinking... and it's the town's integrated high school???
 
2012-08-26 04:52:55 PM  

M AGRIPPA L F COS TERTIVM SCRIBIT: henryhill: The most disturbing thing in the article is that Strom Thurmond has a school named after him.

That's what I was thinking... and it's the town's integrated high school???


Because its 1961, all over again.
 
2012-08-26 05:05:06 PM  

kevinatilusa: EngineerAU: Accredited by whom? SACS/AdvancED is the accrediting agency for South Carolina and according to their website, the school doesn't even exist. If they're accredited, it's either by one of the goofy made up accreditation agencies or the SACS website is wrong (which is possible). If it's not one of the big six regional accrediting agencies, it's garbage.

Here's the list:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Northwest Accreditation Commission / Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

National Connections (the online school they seem to be hooking up with) seems to be accredited by the Middle States, Southern, and provisionally by the Northwest.


He's an expert. Stop confusing him with facts.
 
2012-08-26 05:42:54 PM  

SharkTrager: He's an expert. Stop confusing him with facts.


Expert? No. Real life experience in this area? Yes. What's your real world experience? Yeah, that's what I thought.

Bottom line is that a transcript from National Connections would be accepted. A transcript from Eastern Christian Academy would be rejected. Those are facts.
 
2012-08-26 05:53:00 PM  

Shirley Ujest: M AGRIPPA L F COS TERTIVM SCRIBIT: henryhill: The most disturbing thing in the article is that Strom Thurmond has a school named after him.

That's what I was thinking... and it's the town's integrated high school???

Because its 1961, all over again.


My parents used to in rural SC (Dad was on a National Health Service Corps grant for med school). The bit I used to hear from them is that the signs on the border should read, "Welcome to South Carolina, set your watches back 50 years". Some of their stories are truly horrifying. My sister and I were born there, but we were way too young to remember any of it. Hell, I was a month old.

That South Carolina sucks in many ways should come as a surprise to absolutely nobody.
 
2012-08-27 04:24:02 AM  

SharkTrager: Except this school is in fact legitimately accredited.


From the looks of it, barely by the skin of its teeth. They were thinking real hard about it.
 
SfK
2012-08-27 05:32:24 PM  
an online high school has a football team? do they play madden or something?
 
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