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The "Getting Up To Today" program is divided into two levels: Basic and Intermediate. Each level is accessible with the purchase of a subscription. Each subscription makes it possible for an enrolled student to receive the course materials needed for each level. The completed course materials must be submitted to the Searchlight Virtual School in order to receive credit for the courses.
Basic Subscription Plan: $30/year
Basic Catechist Certification and Foundation Certificate for Teachers - Diocese of Palm Beach
The Basic Level consists of the following online courses:
• Foundational Principles and Practices for Catechists
• Foundations Course 1: Getting to Know Vatican II
• Foundations Course 2: An Introduction to the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
• Foundations Course 3: Catechesis: Passing on the Faith -- An Overview of the General Directory for Catechesis
Intermediate Subscription Plan: $30/year
Intermediate Catechist Certification and Level 1 Certificate for Teachers - Diocese of Palm Beach
The Intermediate Level consists of the following online courses:
• Foundations Course 4: Building A Culture of Life: The Church's Social Teachings
• Foundations Course 5: Living Vatican II Today
Note: The courses in the Intermediate Level, while fewer in number than Basic, are quite comprehensive in nature. Course 4 consists of six lessons; Course 5 consists of twelve lessons.
Important things to know about the Searchlight Subscription Plans:
• The subscription plan is purchased through PayPal. You will need to enter your Student Number in the space provided. Your student number was assigned at the time of your enrollment confirmation.
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• When you complete the courses for the Basic or Foundation Certification, you may move on to the next level by purchasing a new subscription for the Intermediate or Level 1 Certification. Use your same Student Number.
• If you are officially enrolled in the Searchlight Virtual School, purchasing a subscription automatically registers you for the courses required for that level of certification. When the payment notification is received by the Searchlight Virtual School, the materials needed for all of the courses for that level of certification are sent via e-mail attachment.
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