The entire activity and purpose of the "I AM" School is directed to strengthen the Inner Pattern of Educational Perfection already formed; to establish and expand a focus of Joy, Happiness, Freedom, and Protection during the present and coming world changes, through which the Ascended Masters can blaze Their Electronic Substance of Light, Love, Purity, and Perfection into every educational channel.
Of paramount importance in the activity of the "I AM" School, is the expansion of the student's understanding of his/her own "Mighty I AM Presence" and his/her own ability to call forth Its Perfection to govern every situation with which he/she is confronted.
Each day's activity opens with a tribute, first, to his/her own "Mighty I AM Presence," then, the Pledge of Allegiance to our Flag. This is followed by the Service requested by the Great Divine Director in the Study Group Outline, conducted by leaders from grades seven through twelve.
During the middle of the day, the Light Class teaches the students and those present to visualize and to decree for the Purification of all education and to form the focus for the Goddess of Liberty. They accept the Guarding Cherubim, before participating in the varied Light Class activities or discussions.
At the beginning of the class period, visualizations and decrees are given to draw the students' attention back to their "Mighty I AM Presence" for assistance in their learning activities.
The Elohim Bells chime at the beginning of each hour and this gives everyone an opportunity to turn their love and attention back to their Beloved "Mighty I AM Presence" and the Ascended Masters in their own way - through visualizations or silent decrees.
The curriculum takes the student from kindergarten through twelfth grade. High educational standards are required and maintained. We meet and often exceed the California State standards of education, which are currently the highest in the nation. In the past and wherever possible we use the Abeka system of textbooks to meet these standards.
The Kindergarten class prepares the student, through creative handwork and supervised association, to cooperate both in thought and feeling with school activity and with each other. The fundamental application of the Laws of the "I AM" is presented to the student daily.
Through the elementary grades, the preparation of the student to use his/her ability to call on his/her "Mighty I AM Presence" continues; and, in each grade level, higher and higher standards are required in his/her scholastic efforts.
The junior high school gives the opportunity to carry the student through that period of development when the student is being given the opportunity to purify and Master the emotional body. The opportunity is offered to further anchor his/her consciousness in the Great Laws of Life; thus giving hum/her the only true education. This prepares him/her for the more strenuous scholastic requirements of high school.
This high school curriculum prepares the student to take his/her rightful place in society, encouraging and respecting his/her own direction from his/her "Mighty I AM Presence" and enfolding Master. The curriculum also prepares the student for college, university, or vocational aspirations. The curriculum taught at this level is college preparatory.
Mathmematics, science, English, history, foreign language are all presented very thoroughly, with a complete correlation of each subject with the everyday activity of the outer world. The primary objective in presenting each subject, however, is the interpretation according to the Laws of Life, as given to us by the Ascended Masters through their instruction.
Art, music, literature, computer graphics, business & leadership, and physical education complete our academic program. In every instance, particularly with art and music, the desire is to develop the Inner Consciousness of the student, rather than impose upon him/her outer world concepts.
An average grade of at least 70% is required at all times for continued enrollment. All students take the SAT and/or ACT college entrance exams during their junior and/or senior years. This is a prerequisite for a diploma.
As part of the curriculum high school students and teachers of the "I AM" School attend two complete Fundamental Classes a year, and a weekly Wednesday morning Violet Flame class at the "I AM" Temple of Mount Shasta. The reason for incorporating the weekly two hour Violet Flame Class as part of the school curriculum is to establish the pattern, or habit, in the studetnt of the necessity of attending this Class - the knowledge and use of the Violet Flame being of primary importance after the knowledge of the "Mighty I AM Presence."
"I AM" School Parent Handbook 2019