Genesis is a metamorphosis of the former Christian high school that ended up closing its doors this past May. A few of the teachers associated with Veritas will be continuing to teach under the banner of Genesis this fall.
Genesis came about much due to the hard work of Felicia Dupre, who's sons Wyatt and Lincoln attended Veritas. Dupre was grieved that the school was being discontinued because she thought it was such a vitally needed program.
She then began talking to parents and teachers about the possibility of resurrecting the institution. Those talks turned into a giant summer push to solidify classes and a core of students.
"God answered every prayer and opened doors beyond our expectations," said Dupre. "We are thrilled and blessed to have 26 students taking classes at Genesis this year."
"With small classes filled with students eager to learn I'm looking forward to it being not only fulfilling, but fun."
Priest will be serving as instructor for four classes: Algebra I, Chemistry, Physical Science, and Biology.
The quality of teachers is a raving point for the school. Dupre praises the depth of knowledge each has in their field and the winsome character of each. Her son, Lincoln, agrees saying, "I am really excited to learn from the good teachers we have."
The other teachers at Genesis Christian Academy include Western Civ. teacher Robert Ludwig. Ludwig taught history at Mapleton High School for 36 years.
Sherry Bouquet will be teaching Speech. With her background as an Ashland University adjunct students will be able to acquire college credit through the class.
Ashbrook scholar Joe Barretta will be teaching Latin and Rev. Juan Acuna will instruct students in Philosophy. Students will also have the opportunity to take Creative Writing with Matt Timmons.
Another GCA student, Natalia Leslie, also expressed how she was excited about sitting under these teachers. "I'm looking forward to the opportunity, especially Chemistry and the labs. It's an experience I probably wouldn't have as a homeschooler."
Natalia's mother, Tara, voiced her agreement as she said she was happy to have Natalia have the chance to have lots of interesting experiences with the science experiments.
While students may enroll as a full time student at GCA, classes are offered in buffet style. In sum, parents may opt their child(ren) in for as many or as few classes as they desire.
Dupre said that one of the main goals of their discussions over the summer was to keep classes as affordable as possible without compromising the quality of teachers. This they accomplished as the cost of each class comes out to be below what one would pay for a personal tutor.
Now that Genesis has been official birthed, Dupre & the GCA staff are inviting parents to check out how this new institution can serve their educational needs. Parents are invited to find out more at www.gcaashland.com and send any questions to Felicia.