Students must be at least a rising junior in high school and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. They must also: (1) maintain faithful attendance at a Bible-believing church, (2) assent to the Geneva Institute Community Life Standards and Honor Code, and (3) name a sponsor for their participation in the program.
Sponsors are normally parents or guardians who have ultimate authority for their student’s education. In limited cases where parents or legal guardians are unable to fulfill the role of sponsor, an alternate may be named: adult family members, church Elders/Deacons or one approved by the Executive Director.
Sponsors must be members of a Bible-believing church (exceptions may be requested) and assent to a basic statement of belief. The sponsor serves as a point-of-contact for communication to/from the Institute and attends academic counseling sessions with the student.
We believe that the Bible is supreme authority in all of life. Our faculty members agree to teach in accordance with Scripture and with the Westminster Confession of Faith.
There is no minimum number of classes that must be taken. Parents may utilize the class offerings to the extent that it benefits their students.
The number of classes is largely a parent decision though 12 hours is the maximum limit. A high load of classes is not necessarily recommended by the Institute or our partnering college. These are college level classes and require college level work.
Our partner college holds regional college accreditation. This enables the credits obtained to be transferred to the institution of choice after graduation according to rules set by the receiving institution. We have found that our partner college classes typically transfer as one might expect though the receiving institution may have limits on number of credits and/or other exceptions. Each college or university determines its own rules. In addition, our partner college offers a wide range of bachelor’s degrees which provide natural extensions for the work accomplished by the dual enrolled student.
For upcoming registration deadlines, refer to the registration page for more information.
Stay tuned for updates of information from the Institute. It is recommended that you proceed with the Student Application to the Geneva Institute as soon as you know you will want to participate. Once that is done, the Executive Director will schedule an academic counseling session with the parent/sponsor and student to answer questions and help the parent/sponsor prepare their student for studies at the Institute.
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Yes, different fee schedules apply. See the our partner college’s dual enrollment page for more information.
Can my student start during the spring semester?
Yes. There will be a separate registration period for the spring semester. You may submit a Student Application to the Geneva Institute in the spring prior to the junior year or anytime thereafter.
A student must be a rising junior in high school.
Tuition rates are per student. See the tuition page for more information.
Though there is some overlap of teachers, the high school co-op classes which are taught at Westminster do not fall under the umbrella of the Geneva Institute.
Our adjunct professors have received approval to teach classes at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Kingsport, TN. See the courses page for more information
Can non-high school students take classes?
Yes, see this post for more information: http://genevainstitute.org/wp/blog/2017/04/27/is-it-possible-to-take-courses-from-the-geneva-institute-as-a-high-school-graduate/
We would like to have a more complete solution for this in the future. We will help you maximize the benefits of our offerings within the parameters you set.
Yes. We hope to grow so that we need more teachers. We also hope to grow the list of onsite classes to include classes currently delivered online.
The Geneva Institute is a charted non-profit in Tennessee, governed by a board of directors according to By-Laws and Conflict of Interest Policy. The Board approves all faculty/staff, curriculum and budgets. IRS 501-3(c) has granted. Donations are tax deductible.
We expect a substantial part of our operating costs to be covered by donations. If you would like to donate, please make check payable to The Geneva Institute and mail to:
The Geneva Institute
1636 Bristol Hwy
Elizabethton, TN 37643
We also expect to have an ongoing need for teachers and volunteers. Please contact email@example.com if you have time or skills that may be of benefit to the Institute.
Regional accreditation is recognized nationally. It is the same accreditation
that state universities (e.g. Univ. of Tennessee) and major private
universities (e.g. Vanderbilt Univ.) hold.