Thursday, December 23, 2010

New Website is Finished!

AU Families, Friends and Fans,

Thank you for your encouragement over the past year and 1/2 of business.

We are excited to tell you today, the new Accelerate University website is complete and
ready for you!

Please check it out, let us know your feedback, and visit the store. Feel free to recommend it to friends as well!

Celebrate with us, today!

The Team at Excellence In Learning

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Entertainment for Happiness
By Zig Ziglar

"The typical eighteen-year-old has seen 17,000 hours of television, listened to 11,000 hours of music, and watched 2,000 hours of MTV and movies. In addition, they have spent countless hours on texting, have "driven around" a substantial number of hours, gone to concerts and athletic events, and dated. I'm not opposed to any of these things, but when you total those hours, they come to more hours than are required to complete kindergarten, grade school, middle school, high school, college, medical school and serve an internship. All of this in the quest of happiness, having pleasure and being entertained.

Interestingly enough, as thousands of people in my audiences around America will testify, when I ask them a question which challenges them to finish the sentence, "The most-often heard phrase around a household uttered by our children is..." --and I open the sentence by saying, "I am..." --the audience, in unison, finishes with the word "bored." In addition, according to Psychology Today, the typical 20-year old American is ten times as likely to be depressed as is his father and 20 times as likely to be depressed as is his grandfather.

The message is clear. There's a substantial difference between pleasure and happiness. Other people can give us pleasure. Most of us would agree that all the events I described above -- movies, dating, athletic events, music, etc --are pleasurable. However, neither you nor your children will be happy until you do things for other people. You can't be 'entertained' into happiness and pleasure alone ultimately produces boredom and low self-esteem. A Gallup Poll several years ago revealed that over 90% of seniors in high school wished their parents and teachers loved them enough to discipline them more and require and expect more from them.

We need to teach our children to be 'be' and 'do,' and I'm not talking about 'be entertained.' I'm talking about 'be responsible,' and active in the pursuit of some worthwhile objectives. Think about it and I'll SEE YOU AT THE TOP!"

It is the desire of the team at Excellence In Learning that through the Accelerate University program we can create ways for families to raise up men and women who can "be" and "do" so much more with their lives to impact the world! Being free from college debt, not spending 5 years or more in college, and completing school in such a ways that you can incorporate "real life experience" throughout the process are just some of the ways we see the possibilities for men and women to "be" and "do" more!

Charge on students...we can't wait to "SEE YOU AT THE TOP!"

The Staff
Excellence In Learning

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Did you know?

Did you know that 54% of college freshmen NEVER finish their degrees?
Of those who do most change their majors 2-3 times (resulting in more years of school).
Most college students who do graduate take a minimum of 5 years to complete their degree.

Did you know that average college graduate making $40,000 per year ends up committing 36% of his paycheck per month for the next 10 years to pay his student loans?

Most college students graduate with over $50,000 in debt.

The average cost of college is:
  • $68,000 in state public
  • $103,000 out-of-state public
  • 145,000 private

Something has to be done! The Excellence In Learning Team has created Accelerate University as an elite mentoring program designed to help students achieve a fully accredited bachelor's degree in a fraction of the time for the lowest cost!

Check out our new website to find out more.

Helping You Go Faster!

The Team at Excellence In Learning, LLC

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Website Is Live!

Friends, Fans, Countrymen...
our new website just went live!

Have fun checking it out!

We'd love your feedback!

The Accelerate University Team

What is Character?

"Everyone tries to define this thing called 'Character'. It's not hard. Character is doing what's right when nobody's looking. Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is Character." ~Albert Einstein

One of the biggest reasons Accelerate University exists is to create the opportunities to develop men and women of character! Through completing a degree in the AU program, students are challenged in several areas and often grown in character, self-discipline and personal motivation. AU students also often experience a widening of their perspective and vision for who they can become and what they can do with their lives.

In our culture, nation and world today, we need men and women of Character, Competence and deep Committment! We need leaders who will do "what's right when nobody's looking"!

That's our goal. We want to partner with families, men and women, students, businesses to raise up men and women of strong character, who will be leaders, will sacrifice for the good of others and will do what is right, seeking the things that Really Count (looking beyond personal fulfillment)!

Keep up the good work AU students! You are working on more than college are planting today who will will become tomorrow. Today you have the opportunity to grow in becoming a person of "Character"!

The AU Staff