Linda Christas Academy
Offering An Entirely New Kind of Educational Experience
The following video is an unsolicited
student testimony regarding the Linda Christas college counseling program. Watch it now.
This could be you next year.
Linda Christas Academy is an I.A.S.C. accredited four-year institution designed to respond to the unique array of personal and educational challenges faced by 21st century graduates.
The Academy provides an online diploma in a format the US Department of Education has labeled superior to traditional classroom study.
Academy students are provided the most thorough college counseling available anywhere.
As a result of both the superior educational program and counseling, Academy graduates are accepted by the finest American and British colleges and universities.
Linda Christas Academy never competes with traditional institutions.
The Academy offers a different kind of experience for serious students who understand that traditional high schools follow the John Dewey curriculum delivery model which was originally developed for the Prussian army. The method involves the use of bells, klaxons, lines, subjugation of the individual spirit, and one syllabus per subject for all students. The model is fully inappropriate for the purpose of maximizing creative student potential.
Upon graduation, Linda Christas provides support services as requested throughout the student's first year of college and beyond as needed. These services are delivered at no charge as part of the Academy's ongoing commitment to its graduates.
Latest Student News and Commentary
by Danny Chen, Linda Christas Class of 2015
This year has been a great one for the 2014 graduates of the Linda Christas advisory program.
Those who faithfully followed their advisors report that they are much happier with their college choices than their friends who had no advisor other than magazines and so-called national rankings found on the internet.
What the internet doesn't tell you is what the students at those places say about what goes on on their campuses.
What Linda Christas students found when they reported to their respective colleges were great professors, good friends, a safe environment and an acceptance for their personal beliefs.
Students from India, China, Kenya and Pakistan in particular found that there was a great deal of help from their teachers, as they struggled to adapt to a new culture and a new way of thinking and learning.
It is reported by these students that they had been unaware how much their own societies had in some ways discouraged them from being independent in thought and action.
Their friends reported to Linda Christas students that some "dream schools" in the United States tended to hire professors who mark students down for expressing reservations about the "liberal" way of interpreting life.
Especially some of the popular Eastern university students shared that anyone in their classes who has thoughts or feelings aligned with "conservative" thinking had better keep that thinking to themselves if they want good grades.
On the other hand, the schools Linda Christas recommended have classrooms and courses open to a wide variety of opinions and feelings without the threat from professors that such opinions will be rewarded with C's and D's.
One Linda Christas graduate put it this wa....
Read more 09/25/2015
by Tom Walters, class of '15
One of Linda Christas' favorite teens, Wei Xiaona, American name, Yolanda (pictured at left), has chosen Coe College to further her education beginning in September 2015.
Coe College has awarded Yolanda a $20,500 scholarship renewable for four years.
Well known in Beijing as a student who is proactive in the face of a challenge, Yolanda founded Teens Together, an organization which now receives funding from a variety of groups, including both the XixianFunds in Guangdong, and the Horizon Research Consultancy Group.
Teens Together was founded because of Yolanda's concern that teens be provided constructive, healthy activities and projects to develop themselves creatively.
If this is any indication of Yolanda's organizational abilities, she will go far in life.
Her choice of Coe College (pictured at right) was based on her Linda Christas counselor's indication that Coe is outstanding in terms of its caring for each of their students as if they were members of their own family.
A Coe College degree is well respected internationally and, with Yolanda to organize things, we have no doubt that she will shortly be a class officer making sure everyone in her dorm is happy and well.
Yolanda is an avid artist, movie lover and crafts specialist.
She maintains an interest in all aspects of psychology and is considering eventually specializing in some aspect of that field.
The psychology department at Coe College is particularly strong.
The psychology major is based on a scientific rather than a strictly theoretical approach.
For example, students not only learn theory, but also host research projects and learn technic....
Read more 04/11/2015
by Justin Walker, Class of '15
The following is a success story.
Amelia (Xinton Hou), a student at Camford Royal School, was originally introduced to the Linda Christas college counseling program by Dr. Leo Liu, Linda Christas Director, Beijing.
Amelia is a shy, self effacing, brilliant student who takes things to heart, and works very hard to make sure she does her best in all things.
Dr. Liu told me that Amelia has outstanding potential, and he is proud at how successful Amelia has become with the help of her mother, Shulan Xin, and her Linda Christas counselor, Mrs. Justine Melchior.
Mrs. Melchior matched Amelia with several top colleges known by Linda Christas to recruit students exactly like Amelia for their student bodies.
All the schools to which Amelia has now applied are in the top fifty in the United States for providing their graduates with the background necessary to enter the finest medical schools, law schools, and graduate business programs. Also, Amelia's recommended colleges and universities are among the best in terms of providing graduates with job opportunities in America.
Schools like Swarthmore College, Clark University, Knox College and Allegheny College assign their best teachers to younger students, and are known for making certain young Chinese students are well taken care of while on their campuses.
Even though Amelia is not an English First Language student, in the year she has been a member of the Linda Christas family, she has grown by leaps and bounds, and is now poised to be accepted by at least four of her recommended colleges and universities.
Recently, I was sent a practice college interview given by Amelia.
The video was seen by Dr. Bernard, Founder of Linda Christas, as well as Drs. Lee and Louvier, Registrar and Provost respectively.
They all agreed that Amelia's performance is first rate.
This reporter was so impressed with the interview, I wanted to share it with all Linda Christas parents, administrators and students who haven't as yet had an opportunity to see Amelia in action.
Shulan Xin, Amelia's mother, can be heard in the background of the video asking Amelia the practice college interview questions.
For students and families thinking about becoming part of the Linda Christas family, please take a few minutes to watch Amelia's outstanding performance.....
by Jacob Peterson, Linda Christas Class of '15
Today, the Linda Christas Curriculum Development Committee announced two new courses which will be offered to the full Linda Christas Academy student body beginning with the Spring Semester 2015.
However, one student, Joy (Ziyi Wang), at the request of Director Leo Liu in Beijing, will be beginning one of the courses early.
Congratulations to Joy.
Aimed at assisting international students whose first language is not English, these courses will concentrate on the nuances and mechanics of English.
Utilizing individual English skills measurements, the courses will incorporate reading, video, vocabulary building and writing exercises to aid the student to enjoy richer academic and social interactions within an all English environment.
Initially, Mrs. Joana Sargeant MA will be presenting the courses. Later, as enrollments grow, an entire cadre of credentialed tutors, managed by Mrs. Sargeant, a master English instructor herself, will be dedicated to this important effort.
The first course described to this reporter is entitled FUNDAMENTAL ENGLISH READING AND VOCABULARY.
This course will use a combination of student evaluations, video, reading assignments and writing analyses with the goal of improving performance....
Read more 12/14/2014