Harari College Worldwide is the word’s first secondary high school. We accept students from all over the world: homeschooled students, students who feel not challenged enough in their “day-schools”, international students who wish to get into the most luxurious colleges. Each student with his own story. By offering a rigorous, active, research-oriented, global, collegiate, obstacles-free environment that specialises in humanities, we allow each student to pursue his interests and ambitions until this very end.
An archaic English differentiation between a pupil and a student serves our purpose: our students are students. Pupils are the appropriate name for primary and secondary students. Our students, however, are college-level students in various of ages, starting from 8th grade. Another differentiation which is not archaic also serves our purpose: our lecturers are not teachers. They are lecturers. We have defined the relationship between our students and lecturers to work as it works in regular universities.
The workload is also the same as it is in college, including paper-writing, reading and researching. Students should expect spending an extra hour for any hour in class. Every course includes weekly readings and very often weekly writing assignments as well.
The conduct and way of operation is also collegiate. Students get to choose their own courses and work their own way until they satisfy the requirements of the diploma. Even though counsellors do exist, students enjoy much independence in their daily studies.
Lectures teach you a lot, but research teaches you even more. Our lecturers are active and immersed in research: they still publish, they still present at conferences, they still lead professional committees. Our students are expected to join the research community during their third semester. By offering capstone projects, seminars, and other extended writing projects, each student gets his or her own place in the world, with an actual chance of reaching scientific discovery.
Students from over 5 continents take our courses at any given time. We are not just international, we are global. We work with students anywhere from Denmark in the north to Chile in the south. We work hard to build a safe environment that is peaceful, global, cooperative; a place where politics play no role, and religions set no obstacle. It is very common to see, for example, students from Iran write shared papers with Israeli students. Our students are truly citizens of the world.
We are an environment free from any obstacle nor boundary. We do not let time, money, location, previous knowledge, disabilities (physical, mental, learning-related), and any other factor stand in our way to education. We do not charge money for the tuition; we open groups in different time-zones; we make our courses accessible. We will not say no to any student with a burning desire to learn.
It is not a new phenomenon that science-oriented students are considered “better” in schools nowadays. We simply do not agree. We believe that humanities develops a different way of thinking; it encourages opening your mind to different concepts, different ideas, different cultures. That’s why we offer 3 special programmes: Asian Studies, European Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies.
Harari College Worldwide is registered in the US CollegeBoard with a CEEB-2 Code (716122), which is usually not given to schools with no brick-and-mortar campuses. We do not pursue national accreditation at the moment, due to its fees. A full accreditation process costs approximately $7500 initially, and then around $2500 per annum. In order to keep education free and high-quality, we are not able to pay this fee.
Harari is registered as a nonpublic school in Louisiana and has submitted all the required documents for recognition in all 52 states. In addition, it is recognised by the CollegeBoard.
However, our students are doing just fine without it. Why? Because accreditation is just a “seal of trust”. It comes from the Latin root “cred” which means belief. Colleges trust us even without this seal. We send all the documents as needed and we operate as a fully-functional school, including memberships in organisations that require official accreditation. Our students get an internationally-leading education judged accordingly, as our test scores verify. Our students made it into Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and other Ivy League institutions.
Our curriculum is revised and supervised by college faculty from all around the world to make sure that it matches world-leading standards. In addition, all of our AP courses are approved by the CollegeBoard. All the forms for accreditation, if we’re speaking about it, are ready to be filed. Just waiting for the money.
Accreditation means that a committee of education experts trusts you. In our case, not just accreditation committees, but also colleges trust us. What’s more important than being trusted by your those who later get your students?