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Providing a Virtual Christian High School Education

Mission Statement

Abiding Peace Virtual School is dedicated to providing a Christian high school education for students who could benefit from a virtual school experience.

While in-person education remains the best model for the teaching/learning experience, not all students can experience that model. Abiding Peace Virtual School exists to provide a virtual Christian high school experience for those around the world who could benefit from the virtual school option.

Abiding Peace Virtual School was formerly a pilot project sponsored by Sattler College and is still administered in Texas by Chester Weaver.

ENROLLING 2022-2023 NOW!

To the Users of the Abiding Peace Virtual School

First of all, thank you for considering this pioneering effort of the Third Way at virtual schooling. We are learning much as we proceed one step at a time. That means we have quite a bit more to learn. For that reason we beg your patience, your forbearance, and your constructive input as we proceed. We commit ourselves to do our very best from our end. We solicit your best cooperation on your end.

Education is being disrupted because of Covid 19 for many students across the nation these days. Also, many parents across the nation are becoming aware of disturbing ideas being taught to their children without their consent. And then the mask-wearing issue…

Christian Light Education unapologetically and continually promotes God-fearing values in the midst of all the swirling confusion on the educational scene. Children must understand that the Sovereign Lord of the Universe does not change, that Christ remains an anchor to stabilize believers in the midst of social change, and that Christ is worthy of unfailing trust. Home, school, and church reinforce each other in this effort.

Because this virtual school is a pioneering effort, we are launching on a small scale. We plan to increase our offerings in the future. Please consider our offerings shown below. Abiding Peace Virtual School invites prospective students to choose any or all of the following subjects.

If in-person Christian School classes would be interested in any of the subjects offered, a school representative may contact us to work out practical details. Or if any group of people, church or youth group, age 16 or above would be interested in any of the subjects offered, a group representative may contact us. Abiding Peace Virtual School seeks to serve the Christian community in providing virtual school opportunities for as many people as possible.

2022-2023 Courses Available

August 30, 2022 - May 23, 2023 (180 day school year)


CHRISTIAN HISTORY #1

This one-credit course covers the 2000 year story of Christianity is traced from Christ to the present, viewed from an Anabaptist perspective. The virtual school classes for this course meet four days per week, with written work due for correction and discussion in each class. Three separate textbooks plus other supplemental sources provide study text and pictures for student consideration. A 2000 word term paper is an important part of this course of study. This course is most suitable for grades 10-12.

Instructor – Chester Weaver


CHRISTIAN HISTORY #2

This one half credit course covers the Christian story from Christ up to the Reformation. The students read assignments in From Resurrection to Reformation and answer study questions based on the text. Class time consists of correcting and discussing the study questions as well as considering Powerpoint pictures and additional information. This class meets two days per week throughout the entire school year. This course is most suitable for grades 9-10.

Instructor – Chester Weaver


RECORD KEEPING

This one credit course meets each day of the school year. It uses the text and student material built around Recordkeeping for Christian Stewardship. See the CLE catalog for additional information. This course is suitable for use anywhere from grades 9-12.

Instructor – Chester Weaver


ALGEBRA 1

This one credit course uses the hardcover Algebra 1 text provided by Christian Light Education. This class meets each day during the school year.

Instructor – Chester Weaver


GENERAL SCIENCE

This one credit course is based on the Apologia textbook Exploring Creation with General Science, Second Edition. This class meets two days per week with the learning directed largely by the textbook. A lab notebook is a necessary part of the coursework. This course is suitable for grade 9 (or 10).

Instructor – Chester Weaver


Biology

As the study of life, this one credit biology course offers a standard introduction to biology using Apologia Biology. Students create a lab notebook (graded) for the experiments which they personally perform and the remainder of the grades are derived from module tests. The teacher directs the student’s progress through sixteen modules of study.

Instructor – Chester Weaver


Christian ethics

This one half credit Christian Ethics course is a study in Wisdom via the Book of Proverbs. The course is built upon CLP’s Christian Ethics for Youth. Class discussion growing out of the Study Guide makes this course interesting and profitable.”

Instructor – Chester Weaver


11TH AND 12TH GRADE LITERATURE

(1 English credit)
This class will be using the Perspectives of Truth in Literature text. This valuable course is highly recommended for the virtual school setting.

Instructor – Chester Weaver


9TH AND 10TH GRADE LITERATURE

(1 English credit)
This class will use the Perspectives of Life in Literature text. Students cannot fail to receive wisdom by engaging with this course in this virtual school setting.

Instructor – Chester Weaver


ART FOR NON-ART MAJORS

High School Art Elective - Half credit
This class will include a few sketching and painting projects, a majority of the projects which we will work on in class will be historical or cultural art or folk art which will not require advanced sketching or art skills. Class will be held one hour a week, and students should expect to spend about an hour to an hour and a half completing the project before it is due the next week.

Instructor – Deanna Swanson


Three-dimensional Art

Three-Dimensional Art - Half Credit

This class will explore the basics of art principles and design using three-dimensional art mediums such as weaving, sculpting, and collage. Although it is recommended that students have taken Art for Non-art Majors as an introductory course, it is not mandatory.

Instructor – Deana Swanson


Home economics

Home Economics - Half Credit

This class will be based on the Christian Light Education home economics high school elective which explores the areas of nutrition and meal preparation, home organization, sewing, and child development.  Four related lessons will be covered one day a week in class. 

Instructor – Deana Swanson


MUSIC Theory 1

This class seeks to build a solid foundation of basic music literacy. This includes concepts like pitch, rhythm, scales, etc., as well as how they are notated. Effort will be made to include familiar hymns as part of these topics to help students connect them to real music. This course is suitable for grades 9-12. One half credit.

Instructor – Gary Yoder


Graphic Design

Beyond simply communicating, graphic designers strive to stimulate intellectual and emotional responses. The role of graphic design is not only to communicate and explain, but to be the catalyst that propels a viewer to a new way of seeing, experiencing, or thinking about the world. This course will cover the fundamentals of traditional graphic design and visual communication and give you a better grasp and understanding of the design process. This half-credit course is suitable for anyone in grades 9-12 and will meet two days per week.

Instructor – Calvin Martin

*Course offerings are dependent upon sufficient student enrollment to run the particular virtual school classes.

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Tuition and Schedule

August 30, 2022 - May 23, 2023 (180 day school year)

All hours are Eastern time. (Times can be adjusted to worldwide time zones)

The first half of the amount due should be paid within thirty days of the opening of the school term and the last half by May 23, 2023, the last day of the virtual school term. Otherwise, the entire amount due can be paid at any time or monthly payments can be arranged. 

We are also enrolling established classrooms. Discounted established classroom rates apply. Contact Chester for details.

Literature II (One credit) Meets Monday thru Thursday from 10:00-11:00 AM ($800)

Literature I (One credit) Meets Monday thru Thursday from 7:00-8:00 AM ($800)

Christian History (One credit) Meets Monday thru Thursday from 12:00-1:00 PM ($800)

Christian History 2 (Half credit) Meets Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00-3:00 PM ($400)

Record Keeping (One credit) Meets Monday thru Friday from 1:15-1:45 PM ($800)

Algebra 1 (One credit) Meets Monday thru Friday at 8:30-9:30 AM ($800)

General Science (One credit) Meets Monday and Wednesday from 2:00-2:30 PM ($800)

Biology (One credit) Meets Monday and Wednesday from 2:30-3:00 PM ($800)

Christian Ethics (Half credit) Meets Friday from 7:00-8:00 AM ($400)

Music Theory 1 (Half credit) Meets Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-5:00 PM ($400)

Art for Non-Art Majors (Half credit) Meets Friday from 10:00-10:50 AM ($400)

Three-Dimensional Art (Half credit) Meets Friday from 11:00-11:50 AM ($400)

Home Economics (Half credit) Meets Friday from 9:00-9:50 AM ($400)

Music Appreciation (Half credit) Meets Wednesday from 4:00-5:00 PM ($400)

Graphic Design (Half credit) Meets Monday and Wednesday from 3:00-4:00 PM ($400)

Virtual School Class Links

Chester Weaver's Classes

General Meeting Place: General Meeting


Literature 1: 7-8 am (Monday – Thursday) Literature 1 Class

Algebra 1:  8:30-9:30 am (Monday – Friday) Algebra 1 Class

Literature 2: 10-11 am (Monday – Thursday Literature 2 Class

Christian History 1: 12-1 pm (Monday – Thursday) Christian History 1 Class

Record Keeping: 1:15 -1:45 pm (Monday – Friday) Record Keeping Class

General Science: 2-2:30 pm (Monday & Wednesday) General Science Class

Biology: 2:30-3 pm (Monday & Wednesday) Biology Class

Christian Ethics: 7-8 am (Friday) Christian Ethics Class

Christian History 2: 2-3 pm (Tuesday & Thursday) Christian History Class

Calvin Martin's Class

Graphic Design: 3:00 – 4:00 pm (Monday & Wednesday) Graphic Design Class

Gary Yoder's Class

Music Theory: 4:00 – 5:00 pm (Tuesday & Thursday) Music Theory Class

Deana Swanson's Classes

Home Economics: 9:00 – 10:00 am (Friday) Home Economics Class

Three Dimensional Art: 10:00 – 11:00 am (Friday) Three Dimensional Art Class

Art for Non-Art Majors: 11:00 – 12:00 am (Friday) Art for Non-Art Majors Class

2022-2023 Abiding Peace Virtual School Calendar

Opening Day – August 30, 2022
Vacation – September 5 Labor Day
End of First Quarter – November 1
Thanksgiving Vacation – November 24, 25
Christmas Vacation – December 26-30
End of Second Quarter – January 12, 2023
End of Third Quarter – March 16
Easter Vacation – April 7, 10
Final Day – May 23 (Note: Some classes may be completed prior to this day.
The academic year is complete when the particular course is complete.)
End of Fourth Quarter

Office Hours

Office Hours for Chester Weaver 3:00-5:00 PM daily (No charge)

2022-2023 School Year Enrolling Now!

Call Chester Weaver for details.

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