Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is the Academy an academic program? Will I get grades?
A: Academy participation requires rigorous engagement of challenging concepts, plenty of reading, and a commitment to regular spiritual practice and serving others. You do not earn academic credit or receive letter grades. A certificate of completion is granted upon completion of all Academy components.
Q: Are there any pre-requisites?
A: You should begin with the Meditation 1:Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation course, on which all other modules depend. Subsequently, you may take other modules in any sequence.
Q: Are there any scholarships?
A: Some financial assistance is available to those who demonstrate need. You may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a scholarship application.
Q: How much work and time is required for the Academy?
A: The Academy is a collection of 11 classes at the Earth & Spirit Center. While there is a suggested course sequencing and bundling for the Academy, the Academy courses can also be completed at a pace that can accommodate your lifestyle.
Q: How many students can participate in the Academy?
A: The general Academy courses are open to all Earth & Spirit Center students. The Spiritual Integration Community sections are limited to 15 participants each.
Q: I know I’ll have to miss a class or parts of a module. Can I still enroll?
A: We encourage all Academy students to commit to completing the entire curriculum. However, we understand that life can be complicated. You will always have opportunity, within a year, to take components you may miss. You will receive the Academy certificate of completion only when you have taken all the required components of the curriculum.