New school to open in August

New school to open in August

There are 141 comments on the Alamogordo Daily News story from Jul 26, 2008, titled New school to open in August. In it, Alamogordo Daily News reports that:

Maritza Marte, headmaster of the new Imago Dei Academy at Alamogordo's First Baptist Church, removes a book from a bookshelf in her office Friday morning.

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Since: May 08

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Jul 27, 2008
Will this school teach their children that the universe is 6,000 years old and that T-Rex's co-existed next to the lambs before the fall of Adam? Just wondering.

PinkFloyd

“Valkyrie”

Since: Feb 08

Alamogordo

#2 Jul 27, 2008
blindinginsight wrote:
Will this school teach their children that the universe is 6,000 years old and that T-Rex's co-existed next to the lambs before the fall of Adam? Just wondering.
Great question. Actually, I wouldn't think too many religions believe that anymore.

Since: May 08

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Jul 27, 2008
PinkFloyd wrote:
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Great question. Actually, I wouldn't think too many religions believe that anymore.
you would be surprised. there is a radio station that we can pick up on fm from el paso that is an evangelical station that runs that stuff in the form of propaganda children's shows. it is amazing. yeah, they believe it. the show on last week, called "the adventures of janothan park", indicated that none of the physics regarding the formation of the solar system was accurate. the only way the solar system could have been created was by the hand of god during the seven days of the creation in genesis. it is scary and amusing. i was just wondering if this new school would teach this viewpoint.
McLovin

United States

#4 Jul 27, 2008
Bow down and worship the "All Knowing Pink".....

PinkFloyd

“Valkyrie”

Since: Feb 08

Alamogordo

#5 Jul 27, 2008
blindinginsight wrote:
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you would be surprised. there is a radio station that we can pick up on fm from el paso that is an evangelical station that runs that stuff in the form of propaganda children's shows. it is amazing. yeah, they believe it. the show on last week, called "the adventures of janothan park", indicated that none of the physics regarding the formation of the solar system was accurate. the only way the solar system could have been created was by the hand of god during the seven days of the creation in genesis. it is scary and amusing. i was just wondering if this new school would teach this viewpoint.
Better sad with all the proof showing the truth, that others are so close-minded.

(please don't feed the troll)
alamoairforce

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Jul 27, 2008
Good for them for trying to offer some different alternitaves for the people of this town. I guess they do not know what some people can and cannot afford though. Did you go to the home page for the school and see what the tutition and book fee is for a year. Yowzer i am not poor by any means but that would be expensive even for me.

“I'm purple”

Since: May 08

buffet

#7 Jul 27, 2008
There is a (slightly) cheaper alternative. Legacy Christian Academy rose from the ashes of Community Christian school last year. Of the inaugural graduating class 100% are headed to college. You can check it out here: http://www.lcalamogordo.com/
House of Critters

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Jul 27, 2008
alamoairforce wrote:
Good for them for trying to offer some different alternitaves for the people of this town. I guess they do not know what some people can and cannot afford though. Did you go to the home page for the school and see what the tutition and book fee is for a year. Yowzer i am not poor by any means but that would be expensive even for me.
Yes, but they have to pay for everything a public school does, without the government funding. Can you give me that web site?
House of Critters

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Jul 27, 2008
The Wonderer wrote:
There is a (slightly) cheaper alternative. Legacy Christian Academy rose from the ashes of Community Christian school last year. Of the inaugural graduating class 100% are headed to college. You can check it out here: http://www.lcalamogordo.com/
Heard good things about Legacy this year. I know they use the same curriculum we use (loosely) for home schooling!

Debating sending the 6-year-old to public school. She may be going to live in another state, and I don't know what their laws are. She's bright, I'd hate for her to have to repeat because someone had a bug up their butt - but for that same reason I'd like to keep giving her the one-on-one as long as possible!

“I'm purple”

Since: May 08

buffet

#10 Jul 27, 2008
House of Critters wrote:
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Heard good things about Legacy this year. I know they use the same curriculum we use (loosely) for home schooling!
Debating sending the 6-year-old to public school. She may be going to live in another state, and I don't know what their laws are. She's bright, I'd hate for her to have to repeat because someone had a bug up their butt - but for that same reason I'd like to keep giving her the one-on-one as long as possible!
There's absolutely no equal to home-schooling. But the next best thing is private school. I don't know about the public schools. They seem okay. I do think the academics are less rigorous than most other states.

Since: Feb 08

Modesto, CA

#11 Jul 27, 2008
The Wonderer wrote:
<quoted text>There's absolutely no equal to home-schooling. But the next best thing is private school. I don't know about the public schools. They seem okay. I do think the academics are less rigorous than most other states.
The academics are not less rigorous, only corrupted by the law known as No Child Left Behind, which has a punitive approach to every problem, no matter the origin of that problem and it assumes that the teacher is to blame for everything that went wrong and is to be lauded for nothing that goes right. You can thank Dumbya Bush for that one.
wonderer

Alamogordo, NM

#12 Jul 28, 2008
Ron Jeske wrote:
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The academics are not less rigorous, only corrupted by the law known as No Child Left Behind, which has a punitive approach to every problem, no matter the origin of that problem and it assumes that the teacher is to blame for everything that went wrong and is to be lauded for nothing that goes right. You can thank Dumbya Bush for that one.
In a sense I agree with you. NCLB has been the bane of our country for far too many years now. But it is not specific to New Mexico, which is still on the bottom of the educational pool. I would much rather see public school adopting the same academic theories that private schools do. The problem is that some parents will whine and moan because now they actually have to be responsible for their child's education.
alamoairforce

Alamogordo, NM

#13 Jul 28, 2008
HOC here is the link you requested.

www.imagodeiacademy.net .
House of Critters wrote:
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Yes, but they have to pay for everything a public school does, without the government funding. Can you give me that web site?

Since: May 08

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Jul 28, 2008
No one has answered my quetion posed earlier. Will this school teach science based on the Bible? Is this a new-earther science curriculum, with genetics tied to the creation of Adam and Eve? Will the cosmos be 6000 years old, as in many home school Bible-based curriculums? Will meat-eating animals and dinosaurs be tied to the fall of Adam and Eve in the garden? Will the origin of the races and languages be tied to the building of the Tower of Babel? It would be interesting to see what kind of science will be taught. Throw history into that mix, too.
OHMY

Alamogordo, NM

#15 Jul 28, 2008
McLovin wrote:
Bow down and worship the "All Knowing Pink".....
Get a life

PinkFloyd

“Valkyrie”

Since: Feb 08

Alamogordo

#16 Jul 28, 2008
No, his circles around me. I really ought to teach some of these people astronomy so they know really what the world revolves around.
alamoairforce

Alamogordo, NM

#17 Jul 28, 2008
Why do you care? Not trying to start a fight. But it is a christian academy. If you do not like what they teach do not send your children to the school. Pretty simple solution really.
blindinginsight wrote:
No one has answered my quetion posed earlier. Will this school teach science based on the Bible? Is this a new-earther science curriculum, with genetics tied to the creation of Adam and Eve? Will the cosmos be 6000 years old, as in many home school Bible-based curriculums? Will meat-eating animals and dinosaurs be tied to the fall of Adam and Eve in the garden? Will the origin of the races and languages be tied to the building of the Tower of Babel? It would be interesting to see what kind of science will be taught. Throw history into that mix, too.

Since: May 08

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Jul 28, 2008
Wow. That is scary stuff.
Schoolteacher

United States

#19 Jul 28, 2008
I taught at Community Christian School and last year at Legacy Christian Academy. I have a master's in teaching and am fully licensed, and belong to the two top educational honor groups, PDK and KDP. The academic approach at LCA is rigorous; the teachers work from the same performance standards and benchmarks all state-certified schools do (LCA is state certified). In addition, school curriculum pulled daily lessons and coursework up through the various levels of Bloom's taxonomy (critical thinking); few stones were left unturned during class discussion. In my science class, for example, the kids were taught about the various physical ways God might have used to create, and that section included five weeks on string theory. The idea here is not to try to hide anything - students can and will find out for themselves - and the better Christian schools know this. I think students at LCA are given a greater range of ideas to consider than the public schools can offer. That may be why graduation rates are higher; college attendance for Christian secondary is far greater; and why so many of the kids get scholarships. One of our seven seniors won a full Regents scholarship at NMSU. Food for thought.
House of Critters

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Jul 29, 2008
blindinginsight wrote:
No one has answered my quetion posed earlier. Will this school teach science based on the Bible? Is this a new-earther science curriculum, with genetics tied to the creation of Adam and Eve? Will the cosmos be 6000 years old, as in many home school Bible-based curriculums? Will meat-eating animals and dinosaurs be tied to the fall of Adam and Eve in the garden? Will the origin of the races and languages be tied to the building of the Tower of Babel? It would be interesting to see what kind of science will be taught. Throw history into that mix, too.
The National Geographic Society is constantly trying to disprove the Bible and fails miserably. Geneticists they helped fund have traced all people groups back to three original ones that branched off from the same area at one point. That same area where the Bible says Noah's Ark landed, and his three sons set off in different directions. You can even send a cheeck swab in to NG, and they will tell you which of those three groups most of your ancestors came from.

In one issues, NG published a report stating the walls of Jericho fell because there was a small earthquake in that area at the same time the people of Israel were doing their little march. A few months later, they wrote about an experiment in England where school children across the country went outside and jumped up and down at the same exact time. Guess what? Caused a small earthquake.

If they wantto teach science based on the Bible, there is plenty of 'new' research to back them up.

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