Public school teachers and administrators have a tough job.
Now more than ever, public schools must instill character as well as provide academic instruction. And neither option can be neglected. The students’ education is the highest priority, but character is vital to reduce negative classroom behavior and to improve academic performance. Schools must have both.
This dynamic creates crippling budgetary and personnel challenges. Resources invested in character education must be diverted from academic instruction. Filling both roles exhausts the personal and emotional resources of educators, contributing to higher rates of burnout. And outside resources are quickly depleted as more and more stable families leave public education in favor of private schools or homeschool options.
What can be done? How can schools, families, and communities work together to navigate these complex realities?
Enter LifeWise Academy.
What is LifeWise Academy?
LifeWise Academy is a character-focused, Bible-based, Released Time Religious Instruction (RTRI*) Program serving students, schools and communities.
*RTRI is a legal program by which religious education is accessible to public school students during the school day allowing them to leave school to attend off-site classes which are both academic and religious in nature.
Who benefits from LifeWise Academy?
#1 - STUDENTS
Improve in classroom behavior and academic performance.
#2 - SCHOOLS
Receive character education at no cost to the school budget.
#3 - COMMUNITIES
Produce citizens with improved character.
See LifeWise In Action
How We Do It
1 - We Keep It Legal.
LifeWise Academy is keenly aware of the need to keep public and religious institutions separate. We are diligent to adhere to relevant laws and policies, namely the maintenance of a program that is (1) privately funded, (2) off school property and (3) inclusive of only students with parental permission.
2 - We Keep It Simple.
LifeWise Academy focuses on the central messages of the Bible. We avoid getting bogged down in the finer points of religious doctrine. Instead, we focus on the most foundational themes that speak to the issues common to all people.
3 - We Keep It Practical.
LifeWise Academy seeks to create real and lasting change for students, schools and communities. We continually look for ways to make instruction not only conceptual, but also actionable.
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