WHEN DO APPLICATIONS CLOSE?
Applications for SOP 2019 close on the 25th of January 2019.
WHEN DOES THE ONLINE SCHOOL START?
We will begin school with our SOP Launch Night on the 20th March 2019 in Melbourne. We will be LiveStreaming this event for online students. First official day of online school begins the 29th of March.
WHAT ARE THE DATES OF THE SEMESTERS?
1st Semester: 29th March - 5th July 2019
Break: 5th July - 12th July
2nd Semester: 19th July - 16th October
Graduation: 16th October 2019 (LiveStreamed for online students)
ARE THERE ANY DAYS OFF FROM SCHOOL?
There are no school holidays during the school terms other than the school break which is the 5th July - 12th July.
HOW MUCH DOES THE ONLINE SCHOOL COST?
SOP is both an in-house school and an online school. Students that live in Victoria are ineligible to be able to attend the online school.
This year of study at the school costs $999 for the online school. More detailed information regarding costs can be found on our financial information pages (Online Finance).
WHAT DO MY ONLINE SCHOOL FEES COVER?
Your school fees cover the 8 month school tuition and the electronic books that are required for that year of school.
CAN I PAY IN INSTALMENTS?
Tuition is due in full on March 22nd, however we do offer the option to pay your tuition in two instalments. For detailed information regarding the instalment plan, please visit our financial information page (Online Finance) All school fees must be paid before students are eligible for graduation from School of Prophets.
WHAT PLATFORM DOES SOP ONLINE USE?
SOP Online uses Google Classroom for assignments, uploads, and reports. School of Prophets generates specific google email addresses for accepted students which allows them access into the online classroom and is our main mode of communication. Skype is used to host our online small group meetings with a small group leader that will be assigned according to timezone. We also use Skype for our Video Skype Presbyteries.
How many hours per week does sop online require?
What is required weekly of an SOP Online Student are the following:
- Watch the video recording from that week's class
- Complete the questionnaire & activation attached with that video teaching
- Turn in assignment by Friday at 4pm (AEST)
As well as the weekly assignments for an online student, there is the Finding Father Devotional which you can learn more about here. In the first term of SOP, we hold an encounter weekend. Online students will receive an "Encounter Weekend" assignment which includes 6 video teachings along with questionnaires - online students are given 6 weeks to complete this assignment.
With all online assignments, it is up to each individual student how they choose to manage their time weekly and over the course of SOP.
IS THE SCHOOL OF PROPHETS AN ACCREDITED INSTITUTION?
The School of Prophets is designed to see lives transformed in our students and through our students. Although students study scripture and learn in a online classroom environment, the school is not an accredited institution.
IS THE SCHOOL AFFILIATED WITH A CHURCH?
The School of Prophets is a school hosted at Stairway Church, a church in Vermont VIC. More information can be found on Stairway's website here.
WILL I BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND A CHURCH WHILE AT THE SCHOOL?
The school is designed around the importance of the local church. Therefore, all in-house and online students will be required to attend A local church. They will not be required to attend Hillview as their local church, but they must attend a local church and provide a pastoral reference - as well as a leader reference.
CAN I AUDIT SOME CLASSES?
As the school is focused on intense growth and personal transformation, we place a high value on creating a safe place for our students to receive. As a certain element of privacy is required to foster this environment, we do not let the public audit our classes.
CAN I VISIT THE SCHOOL?
Online students who are interested in attending the school when they are in Melbourne are welcome to! They just simply need to contact their online small group leader to confirm the specific session that they will be present for. Please fill out our contact page and we will contact you regarding an on-site visit.
***If the online student moves to Melbourne during the school term they will still be subject to all the online requirements, and will not be allowed to attend every class***
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