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BEEHIVE LDS EDUCATION IS EDUCATION BY OBJECTIVE.
Spiritually Enriching LDS Education.
It is rigorous and follows the admonitions of the prophets.
It educates the Whole Person and employs cutting edge learning strategies.
It builds Christ-like character and instills love of and service to God and man.
Mrs. K's Essay: "WHY BEEHIVE?" plus Parent & Student Testimonials follow the Monumental Clip.
Correct Principles in Education - Monumental Clip
Why Beehive? Because, though usually I am a complacent soul, at times things happen that bother me
to the point of action.
A case in point - In 1984, home video rentals were becoming all the rage. At the request of our eldest, we journeyed
to the local video store to rent a film that was very popular among the high school set. I asked the clerk,
"Is this film decent for my whole family to watch?" She assured me that it was. It wasn't and I determined tjen and there
that my kids, their friends, and everybody else in that town ought to have a choice of decent entertainment. So, as a
family, we founded Sunrise Family Video, a NO 'R-rated' video store, where we screened the videos to make sure what we
offered passed the requirements of the 13th Article of Faith, was uplifting and worthwhile.
In order to offer good videos, I remember sitting in the livingroom with a crate of 'screeners' of new
releases the movie studios had sent as an incentive to purchase their films for our store. I remember
how I would watch a film just until I knew we would not get it, put the film in the trash bucket and go on
to the next one. I also remember going to the video warehouse and following the instructions of the
Spirit in selecting videos. I found some priceless gems, and never got a bad one that way.
Why am I telling you this? Because, in many ways, our schools and curricula, be they public or private, print or online,
have become like that original local video store, - you just don't quite know to what you're going to get.
Is it going to be a decent experience or is your student going to be taught and experience philosophies and ideas with
which you do not agree or approve? Are the academics of high quality, uplifting and moral? And, MOST IMPORTANT, do the
curriculum and atmosphere produce spiritual growth, depth and maturity?
How does Beehive stack-up? The Rest of the Story. In 1997, I was again 'bothered to action'. Due to the quality
of education being offered our youngest, we founded what became Beehive Academy & Preparatory School, a K-12, private
LDS school. We ran it until 2011, when I retired and began serving a mission. Now, in 2016, I am again being 'bothered
to action'. Hence, we are resurrecting Beehive Academy & Preparatory School and working in earnest to get our excellent
curriculum and program online for anyone who wants it. How does it stack-up? Very well.
Beehive is exceptional. One, it has moral, uplifting, high quality, church standard academics. As far as
it is within our purview to know, we teach truth, not false ideas or philosophies. Two, academics are coupled with
spiritual learning and practice which edifies and builds faith and Christ-like character. Third, the program also
includes arts, and life skills which enliven the program and makes it even more relevant to everyday life. And,
fourth, Beehive utilizes a composite of learning and living strategies that work together to favor and inspire
the temporal and spiritual success of the student.
Yes, as you may have already guessed, I am on another crusade. I am for decency, propriety and raising the academic
bar in our children's education. We saw it happen. At Beehive in 2009, when for the first time we tested our pupils
with a nationally normed test. The early elementary class, made-up of mostly learning challenged students, and mostly
second graders, scored at the 98th percentile in reading and the 92nd percentile in math and above the 50th percentile
in all other subjects - on the third grade test! Read that sentence again. WOW! I knew then that we had something
special in our curriculum - and it wasn't just the curriculum itself - the lessons, but also the methods. The methods
rocked! They, more than anything else, made all the difference.
Now, as I said, I am on a crusade to raise the bar in education. I know that private and home school kids generally
out test and out perform others. It's just the way it is. BUT, I want our kids to do even better. I want to see
them know what they SHOULD know and understand what they SHOULD understand, in every subject from religion on
through the curriculum. I want to see them score in the 90th percentiles in ALL subjects, including spirituality.
That's my goal
That is WHY this is a Rigorous, Learn It and Retain It program. Find out more by reading about the Curriculum,
and Integrity, and Honesty on the Online Curriculum Page. See you there. Love you, Mrs. K.
"Here they teach faith, not humanism. The religion courses are of exceptional quality." Parent
"I switched to Beehive because they use LDS authors and sources in their curriculum." Parent
"THANK YOU for CREATING the CURRICULUM. Everything else out there is Common Core." Parent
"My daughter loves their beginning math class and is hungry for more." Parent
"I like the way the Language Arts course begins. A good, fresh approach." Parent
"The information offered to parents is truly exceptional and worthwhile. There is much to learn." Parent
"When my boy started at Beehive, he was behind and struggling. Now he is ahead in his subjects and enjoys learning." Parent
"The learning strategies and techniques made all the difference to my children. THANK YOU." Parent
"My son achieved high scores on his college entrance test." Parent
"At this school, you have fun and learn a lot." Student
"At this school it doesn't matter if you are a bit slow or a 'nerd'. Everyone can work at his own pace." Student
"The people here really care about their students. They are willing to help you all they can." Student
"I've been at Beehive for four years. I don't want to go anyway else." Student
"I had a hard time getting my children to want to do school. Now, they can't wait to begin." Parent
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