PROVIDING TOOLS FOR LITERACY AND LEARNING TO MILLIONS
Applied Scholastics International is a secular nonprofit public benefit corporation that addresses head-on the problem of illiteracy by making broadly available L. Ron Hubbard’s discoveries in the field of education and literacy.
Mr. Hubbard recognized the deep effects on society of lowered education standards and literacy levels, observing that the illiterate or functionally illiterate, denied work and opportunity, often fall prey to criminality, vice or drugs. Thus, he embarked on an examination of the subject of study and isolated the precise causes for the success or failure of any activity or study.
APPLIED SCHOLASTICS addresses head-on the PROBLEM of ILLITERACY by making broadly available L. RON HUBBARD’S EDUCATIONAL BREAKTHROUGHS.
So fundamental were his discoveries to the field of education, he released them for broad use.
Applied Scholastics has been dedicated for more than four decades to making these solutions to learning and literacy available internationally.
Applied Scholastics is a fully independent, nondenominational organization supported by the Church of Scientology and by Scientologists dedicated to raising educational standards throughout the world. Applied Scholastics recognizes that the world will one day rest in the hands of today’s children, and that how well they are equipped to carry this society forward depends on how well they are educated.
Ensuring quality education for today’s students to ensure a brighter future for all is the mission of Applied Scholastics.
Nearly half of all American adults—60 million people—are functionally illiterate. Eight million students have been labeled as “learning disabled,” with prescription drugs too often the “remedy” rather than the three “Rs.”
The United States Department of Education reports that every year, one in three high school students—more than 1.2 million—drop out.
As early as the 1950s, L. Ron Hubbard recognized the failings of the educational system. In answer to this crisis, he began developing an actual “technology” of learning with which to master any subject. These educational breakthroughs are collectively known as Study Technology. They provide students at every age and educational level with the missing ingredient of much of modern education—the ability to learn how to learn.
In addition to a host of community-based tutoring groups that span the globe, Applied Scholastics Study Technology centers and tutors in the United States provide after-school tutoring in 12 states under the Supplemental Education Services (SES) Program. In just one year, Applied Scholastics SES tutors delivered over 8,500 tutoring hours in 50 schools across 36 school districts, and the program has steadily expanded since its launch.
The Applied Scholastics network of educators, tutoring centers and schools reach out to improve literacy and education not only in their own areas but beyond. From seminars and workshops to comprehensive permanent programs, teams of educators take Study Technology to underserved populations.
The need to study does not end with formal education. Anyone in the work force, whether on the factory floor or in the executive suite, must have the ability to assimilate, retain and then apply important information. Success in life depends on it.
Applied Scholastics is making it possible for anyone to acquire this skill.
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