Applied Scholastics Learning Center is here to help.
The Applied Scholastics Learning Center provides parents and students with the tools they need to increase both learning rates and the ability to successfully apply what is studied. This is done through the use of the uniquely effective Study Technology.
Since its inception in 1972, Applied Scholastics has opened the doors of opportunity for millions of children and adults by implementing effective educational programs in a vast array of settings. The effectiveness is based upon our use of the advanced educational tools and methods developed by L. Ron Hubbard.
Since 2005 the Applied Scholastics Achievement Program (ASAP) has been used by tutors across the United States to remediate and provide extra help to students in reading, language arts and mathematics.
Overall, a child who uses this program can progress at a rate of at least one grade level of improvement in just 20 hours of tutoring. This is well beyond typical results with other programs.
Tutoring is done one-on-one with a trained and caring tutor who helps each student to move through his or her program as quickly as they are able. Attention is focused on the areas of greater difficulty and always with 100% comprehension and demonstrated mastery before moving onto the next part. Our goal is to help students understand and apply what they have learned so their knowledge reaches far beyond that of passing an exam. This gives them the solid framework and skills they need to be confident and succeed in life.
Frequently Asked Questions
Applied Scholastics was established by American educators in 1972 to promote and develop programs of effective education for educators, business trainers, tutors, parents, children and any individual who need improved study skills to enhance their scholastic, business and personal activities.
Applied Scholastics is an independent, non-religious (secular) charitable educational organization utilizing L. Ron Hubbard’s writings in the field of education. In the United States, it is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation.
The job of Applied Scholastics is to place the Study Technology developed by humanitarian, author and educator L. Ron Hubbard into the hands of the world’s students and educators. It provides educators, governments, vocational trainers, community groups, parents and students with the learning tools they need to overcome the barriers of illiteracy and to enhance their abilities to understand and utilize written materials which they must deal with in all aspects of their lives.
Study Technology, researched and developed by L. Ron Hubbard, is a unique program enabling a student to overcome the basic barriers to studying and learning any subject, so that he can understand and retain the data which he is trying to absorb and can effectively put into application the material which he has been studying.
Study Technology is an exact system which teaches one how to learn. It includes the identification of the specific barriers to learning, the tools to help a student grasp the material being studied, and the means to organize the basic learning environment toward the attainment of better results for both the student and teacher. It can be used to create a highly efficient and self-paced learning environment. Understanding and learning to bring about an ability to apply what one has learned is fundamental to Study Technology.
Study Technology gives the student the techniques and understanding which enable him to take increased responsibility and control of his own learning process. It is a wholly secular (non-religious) technology for use by any person in any field.
Not only was Mr. Hubbard one of the most prolific and successful wordsmiths of all time, with a long history of publications in diverse media and numerous best-selling fiction books, he was also extremely well grounded in the philosophies and humanities and in the rigorous methodology of the physical sciences. As a man of letters as well as a researcher into the problems of the human condition, as early as 1950 Mr. Hubbard expressed his deep concern over the poor quality of our so-called “modern” education. At that time he warned:
“Today’s children will become tomorrow’s civilization. The end and goal of any society as it addresses the problem of education is to raise the ability, the initiative and the cultural level, and with all these the survival level of that society. And when a society forgets any one of these things it is destroying itself by its own educational mediums.”
Later, in the mid-1960s, when attempting to teach advanced and supposedly highly literate students about his discoveries relating to the mind and spirit, Mr. Hubbard realized that the lack of an actual technology of how to study was preventing their rapid and effective duplication and understanding of the material which they were attempting to study. By that time it had become increasingly apparent that the deficiencies in the day’s educational programs were leading to increasing rates of functional illiteracy and generating mounting social problems. So Mr. Hubbard embarked on a program of step-by-step research into the area of education.
The product of that research is the Study Technology promoted today by Applied Scholastics and used by teachers, students and individuals throughout the world.
Study Technology is used around the world and has helped over 55 million people to date in 110 nations.
Applied Scholastics currently has a network of over 1000 centers, schools, tutors and affiliates active in 72 countries, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, Malaysia, Russia, Japan, Nigeria, Mongolia and Samoa.
Applied Scholastics is not part of the Church of Scientology or any other religious organization. Applied Scholastics programs are based on the secular research, writings and discoveries of author and educator L. Ron Hubbard, who is also Founder of the Scientology religion.
Mr. Hubbard’s Study Technology is a wholly secular educational methodology and can be applied to any field. Applied Scholastics is an independent, nonprofit public benefit corporation. It is not religious and does not espouse any religious views.
Applied Scholastics does not promote or recommend any religious path. Indeed, throughout the world, Applied Scholastics affiliated organizations deliver Study Technology to members of all faiths, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism.
The Church of Scientology and its members have supported Applied Scholastics in numerous ways through the years to achieve its purpose of providing effective educational methods to educators, teachers and students worldwide. Applied Scholastics is grateful for their support and the support of other organizations and individuals who share the goal to eradicate illiteracy, reverse the decline of education and improve teaching and learning at all levels.
Are Applied Scholastics materials and programs only for children or for those with low education levels?
The answer to both questions is “No!”
Applied Scholastics materials and programs service both adults and youth; they provide the vitally needed technology of how to study effectively to people at a wide range of educational levels.
True, Applied Scholastics programs are often established to provide education and literacy skills to portions of the population which have been routinely excluded from such knowledge due to the decay of school systems, the rot in our inner cities, and, often, to the impact of prejudice on providing services to an area’s population. But Applied Scholastics has a broader reach than these vital activities. Persons seeking to learn a foreign language find that Study Technology helps them to open this door. Academically advanced students — such as those in colleges and universities — find Study Technology invaluable as they struggle with the extensive and often complex materials in their chosen courses of study.
Numerous businesses around the world have found Applied Scholastics affiliated programs to be essential in educating their labor forces and in stabilizing and raising the company productivity.