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June 17, 2018

Sevenstar News ☆ Dual Credit Bargains for Fall

A newsletter from this US-based Christian e-learning program.

Christian Colleges Offer Deals on Dual Credit

The popularity of dual enrollment keeps growing with juniors and seniors who are largely using free public programs to save money and gain college experience.

However, did you know that many Christian colleges now offer bargains on dual credit courses to attract students?

Sevenstar’s newly updated dual credit guidemakes it easy to share the online courses available at seven regionally-accredited Christian colleges with:

  • Answers to common questions
  • Lists of courses available by term
  • Application and enrollment info
  • Deadlines to order through Sevenstar
  • Tuition per course
There is even a $16,000 per year scholarship opportunity for eligible students at LeTourneau University!

Enrollment Deadlines

• Most courses for the fall term need to be ordered in July.

• Taylor University offers rolling registration throughout the year.

Tickets are Going Fast!

Please reserve your spot early if you would like to attend this premier event on the topic of online Christian education.

The Global Online Learning Summit will feature presenters from Cornerstone Christian Schools, PCAplus Virtual Academy, ACSI, and four Christian online education providers.

This free professional development opportunity for Christian school leaders will also include a tour of Cornerstone Christian School’s new campus with world-class learning and athletic facilities.

Upcoming Conferences at Christian Schools

Please contact us if you would like to discuss online education with a Sevenstar expert at an upcoming event.

News from Around the Web

6 Summer Reading Ideas for Christian School Leaders
Summer is a busy time for school leaders, but it is still important to take time to rest, read, pray, and reflect. If you are looking for a list of good summer reading ideas, please explore these recommendations by R. Mark Beadle, Ed.D., CEO and Head of School, Sevenstar. 

9 Behaviors of Trusted School Leaders
Research shows that trusted school leaders consistently get better results in the areas of school finances, student behavior, teacher tenure, and more! Discover the behaviors of trusted school leaders at the TrustED blog by Dr. Toby Travis, Headmaster, Desert Christian Schools.

   

An online version is also available here.

May 20, 2018

Sevenstar News ☆ The Next Big Event In eLearning

See this newsletter from yesterday’s inbox.

Announcing the Global Online Learning Summit

The Global Online Learning Summit is a new event for Christian School Leaders that will feature keynote presenters from Cornerstone Christian Schools, ACSI, and four Christian online education providers in the USA and Canada.

This free professional development opportunity will also include a tour ofCornerstone Christian School’s new campus, which includes world-class learning and athletic facilities. This event is also conveniently scheduled onTuesday, January 29; the day before the Global Christian School Leadership Summit.

Please reserve your spot early if you would like to attend! Space is limited to 75 people.

Online Summer Solutions for Your School

Sevenstar is currently helping schools meet a variety of credit recovery andadvancement needs
We are pleased to offer families a flexible credit recovery solution and anexpansive catalog of courses for summer study. Many of our core courses have theNCAA’s and UC approval, and our school is accredited through AdvancED.
 
Each of our 6-12th grade courses are rigorous, can be started anyMonday of the year, and are presented with a Christian worldview by Christian teachers. 
 
Please contact us if we may be able to serve you this summer.

Upcoming Conferences at Christian Schools

Please contact us if you would like to discuss online education with a Sevenstar expert at an upcoming event.

Welcome to our New Partner Schools

Thank you Lord for Blessing Sevenstar with the opportunity to serve these new partner schools with online Christian education!

News from Around the Web

Demand for Life-long Learning is Growing  
It is an incredible moment for learning! Waves of technology are making life-long learning more accessible with online delivery vehicles, which are helping to produce more highly-skilled workers.

How AI Can Make a Difference in Education
Data collected on student interactions (including brick-and-mortar, online, and hybrid ecosystems) can be analyzed by artificial intelligence software to create personalized and adaptive guidance that will lead to higher student success.

   

May 6, 2018

Do You Have Any Current Needs For Credit Recovery?

A newsletter from late last week.

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Hello Michael,
My name is Ty Orton and at this time of year I am focused on helping Christian schools meet credit recovery needs and provide opportunities for motivated students to get ahead over summer break.

Sevenstar provides flexible credit recovery solutions and anexpansive catalog of courses. Many of these core courses have theNCAA’s and UC approval. Sevenstar is also accredited throughAdvanced Ed. We specialize in meeting the needs of your 6-12th grade students. Our courses are rigorous, can be started any Mondayof the year, and are presented with a Christian worldview by Christian teachers.

If you are facing any challenges that could be met with an online solution, it would be my pleasure to provide a five-minute consultation about how Sevenstar works with schools.

Please feel free to reply, text, or call me at my phone number below for a short conversation to see if we can quickly meet your needs through our fully-accredited online school.

Interested in an Online Solution for Your School?

If you’d like to discuss in depth how a partnership with Sevenstar can help your school meet more academic needs with our online solution, please request a free consultation call.

Ty Orton
Director of New Business Development
(770) 367-3086

      

Sevenstar | 1400 Preston Road, Suite 400 | Plano, Texas 75093

April 22, 2018

Sevenstar News ☆ Summer and Fall Dual Credit

A newsletter from earlier in the week.

Dual Credit Opportunities for Summer and Fall

Did you know that we offer 160 dual credit courses through seven regionally-accredited Christian colleges and universities?

This program is a fantastic way for students to gain affordable credits, earn scholarships, and explore Christian colleges. Most dual credit courses are college freshman-level with no prerequisites, and our admissions department will guide students through the application process.

 
Please visit our dual credit page for a full list of courses, requirements, and enrollment information.

Application Deadlines Summer  Term  Fall Semester
Boyce College July 9 (Term 1)
Sept. 10 (Term 2)
Bryan College No Deadline  No Deadline
Davis College May 14 July 31 (Term A)
Sept. 25 (Term B)
God’s Bible School July 30
The King’s College July 16
LeTourneau University May 4 July 12
Taylor University No Deadline No Deadline

Save the Date: 2019 Online Learning Summit

Our next Online Learning Summit is conveniently scheduled before the Global Christian School Leadership Summit in San Antonio, Texas.

This professional development event for Christian school leaders will showcase a variety of ways that online courses are being used in secondary education. It will also include a tour ofCornerstone Christian School’s new campus, which features world-class facilities that are being completed this summer.

An invitation to attend is planned in May, which will include details about the agenda and an early reservation opportunity.

Upcoming Conferences at Christian Schools

Please contact us if you would like to discuss online education with a Sevenstar expert at an upcoming event.

Welcome to our New Partner Schools

Thank you Lord for Blessing Sevenstar with the opportunity to serve these new partner schools with online Christian education!

News from Around the Web

Why Christian High Schools Are Filling with Atheist Students
The number of Chinese international students in the USA has more than tripled from 67,723 in 2007 to 350,755 in 2017, and more than half of these students attended a Christian school.

21-Day Prayer Challenge for Christian Teachers
The challenge is simple: pray for your students, your school, and yourself as a teacher. When we rely on Him, He gives us His strength and wisdom to make each day count. The challenge starts Sunday, April 29.

Schools See the Benefits of Combining AP classes with Vocational Training
Staples like woodshop and auto repair are giving way to a new breed of elective courses aimed at careers in film production, forensic scienceand engineering.

   

An online version is available here.

April 15, 2018

Meet Student Needs With Online Summer Courses

Also from Thursday’s inbox…

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Do you have a student who needs to earn or recover a credit this summer? 

 
The key to reenrolling your students and building a positive reputation for your school is to meet all the academic needs of your families.

An online program enables your school to say “No problem! We can help.” to a wide variety of summer needs:

  • Recover or improve a grade with credit recovery
  • Admit or retain students who need out-of-sequence credits
  • Alleviate fall scheduling challenges over the summer
  • Provide opportunities to satisfy academic interests
  • Meet requests to earn college credit
  • Provide ACT/SAT Prep

We also have experience helping schools overcome last-minute teacher losses at the start of the fall semester.


Please request a free consultation call to discuss how apartnership with Sevenstar can help you meet academic needs and create a contingency plan for unanticipated teaching gaps.

In Him,

Ty Orton

Director of New Business Development

(770) 367-3086

      

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