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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 9
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2012-08-26 02:06:46 PM
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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 12:28:42 PM
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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 10:43:01 AM
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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 10:40:09 AM
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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 10:24:16 AM
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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 10:23:14 AM
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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 10:22:15 AM
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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 09:53:35 AM
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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 09:44:22 AM
1 votes:
Well, this doesn't sound very fishy at all.
 
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