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Get Your New Spirit T-Shirt While You Can!

Here is your opportunity to purchase a Regents Academy spirit t-shirt and also help raise money for our school. To order your spirit shirt simply go to www.booster.com/regentsacademy. You can order your shirts with a credit card or PayPal account. T-shirts are $15 each.

These Gildan Ultra Cotton shirts are available from Youth XS through Adult 4XL. A small portion of your t-shirt purchase will benefit Regents Academy. You can have your shirts shipped directly to you now (and pay shipping), or you can get free shipping and have them sent directly to the school (to be picked up later in October). This promotion will last through the month of September.

Get yours today!

Regents Academy of Nacogdoches Fundraiser - unisex shirt design - front


The Faith, the Family, and Education

At the 2011 Association of Classical and Christian Schools national conference the keynote speaker was Pastor Voddie Baucham Jr., whose book Family-Driven Faith has had a noticeable impact on many families and churches.

In the latest edition of the ACCS’s publication Classis, Pastor Baucham’s article “Family Driven Faith: Doing What It Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk With God” appears. His article sums up the thesis of his book and his presentations at the conference.

For Christian families interested in raising godly sons and daughters who will receive the maximum from a Christian education, this is must-reading.


What … Me? … Latin?

Something very new for most parents whose children begin at a classical school is Latin. Why do we teach Latin? Why should students learn Latin? And most importantly, how can our children succeed at Latin?

Cheryl Lowe at Memoria Press offers some excellent insight in response to this last question. Let me recommend to you her article “Four Principles of Latin Study.” These are principles to guide a Latin program, but they are also useful for parents who want to help their children succeed at learning this essential language.

Please follow the link and read her helpful article.


Classical? Christian? Both?

What a classical education? What is a Christian education? What is the relationship between the two?

Those are three questions that continually come up. I would guess that they are questions that current Regents parents seek answers to, and they also hear them asked of them and so they need answers for others also.

Dianne Scouler at the ACSI publication Christian School Education asks these very questions and offers insightful meditations in response in her article called “Classical or Christian or Not? That Could Be the Question,” taken from the February 2011 edition.

I would encourage you to know the answer to those three questions.


A Compelling Reason for Rigorous Training of the Mind

I love Pastor John Piper’s exhortation to rigorous training of the mind.

A basic and compelling reason for education—the rigorous training of the mind—is so that a person can read the Bible with understanding.

That is so obvious that it is utterly profound.

I am reminded that this is one of the great reasons we are engaged in the labor of classical Christian education. A mind that is shaped and nurtured to read the Bible well is a mind that is not easily taken in by the lies and half-lies of a thousand bankrupt philosophies and worldviews but is instead prepared to live in truth and wisdom, to the glory of God.

Read on!


Feasting with Pastor Booth

Pastor Randy Booth, the Regents Academy chaplain, is blogging about education over at the Feast of Booths. I highly encourage everyone to head over there and follow his series of posts.

Pastor Booth has been dealing with the history of public education in America and the nature of faithfulness in Christian education. If you haven’t been following them, look back in the archives and get caught up. He’s up to post 38, so there’s some reading to do! But it is well worth your time.