Veritas Academy Relocation Project

Veritas Academy Relocation Project

From Mark Hotopp

Veritas Academy is a Christian micro-school located in Wylie, TX. Next year's enrollment is beyond our current capacity and we need to relocate to a more permanent location. We need your help in raising the downpayment!

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Update #4

3 months ago

Think about how you can help these students and future generations of students grow in their learning and discovery at Veritas Academy. Support their bake sale tomorrow at 109 S. Birmingham, Wylie, TX 75098, or send a donation. A one time donation of any amount or a pledge to help over the next couple of years can go a long way.

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Veritas Academy, started in 2018, is a Christian project-based micro-school based in Wylie, TX. We are affiliated with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and the first stand-alone micro-school in the education minded church body. We have experienced steady growth in our student population through the past three years, but as we enter our fourth school year in 2021-22 we are exceeding our current capacity. In order to meet this demand we have been seeking a new permanent location that will help our students and future generations of students to thrive.

Mission

We guide students on a journey of learning and discovery as they search for Truth and thrive in the life God has given them.

Our Story

When we started in 2018, we set out to do something different that hadn't been done in our educational circles before. We wanted to have a child focused model that encouraged students to drive their own learning so that they would be encouraged to become life-long learners. We sought to do this through collaborative, open-ended project-based learning accompanied with a self-paced aspect of learning for math and literacy. Because we were seeking to prove this concept we sought out a temporary, smaller space that we could afford and eventually grow out of it. Throughout the first school year we gained students and grew in both number and understanding of how to better serve these students that were on this learning journey. Through the next two school years our student body continued to grow, but our 2000 sq. ft. building (with only one bathroom) did not. Now that we are entering our fourth academic year in 2021-22, the word has gotten out about this special and empowering school and we are looking at an enrollment of 60+ students for next year.

Our Vision

We have always valued brain based science and educational practices that point out how important natural surroundings are for emerging learners. We have found the perfect setting that will help our students to growth in their emotional, mental and physical wellbeing as they continue on at Veritas Academy. Located just outside of the Wylie city limits, a scenic 10.7 acre piece of farmland has come to our attention and would provide our students a place to find serenity amid a busy world. This property will serve our current students and generations of students to come.

Your Help

In order to accomplish all of this we need your help. We are working to secure a loan with our church body, but we need to raise $300,000 by June 1st for the downpayment. We need to raise at least $100,000 in immediate funds by this date, and the remainder in pledges to be paid as installments over the next three years. You can donate through this Fundly campaign page or directly on our website.

Website

To find out more of our model of education and more things happening at Veritas Academy please visit us at veritasacademics.org . We are scheduling tours in our current facility to answer questions and prepare for enrolling more students as we make this move.

Thank you for your support and we love watching people come together to make something amazing happen!

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Mark Hotopp posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #4

Think about how you can help these students and future generations of students grow in their learning and discovery at Veritas Academy. Support their bake sale tomorrow at 109 S. Birmingham, Wylie, TX 75098, or send a donation. A one time donation of any amount or a pledge to help over the next couple of years can go a long way.

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Mark Hotopp posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #3

Yesterday we had some of our students with some area pastors get together and pray at the new location. You can help support these students and a legacy of students with a one time donation or a pledge.

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Mark Hotopp posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #2

Every bit helps and counts! Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed toward this campaign so far. We have a little over a month to hit our goal and we're getting closer each day. Consider how you could partner with us and help us reach this goal. A $50/month pledge over the next three years would go a really long way!

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Mark Hotopp posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #1

There's still several hours left to give toward our 100 @ $25 challenge for this weekend. I'll check back in this evening with a live update as well.

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