THE WHO, WHAT, HOW, & WHY of APOLOGIA?
Who is Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc.? We are a #1 publisher for homeschoolers. We have earned over 100 top awards from homeschool parents and media for over fourteen years in a row! That’s why Apologia is trusted by homeschooling families all across the USA and the world. That’s who we are. It’s as simple as that.
Why do we do this work? The answer is threefold. First, we believe that every academic subject — and we mean every subject — can and should be taught from a biblical worldview. Second, we believe in homeschooling and want to help your family succeed and bear much fruit as you live it out. And third, we believe that every follower of Jesus must be prepared to defend the Christian faith. Therefore, our mission is to help homeschooling families learn, live, and defend the Christian faith. That is why we do what we do.
So just what does Apologia do?
We publish creation-based science curriculum for grades K–12, biblical worldview studies for six to fourteen-year-olds, Apologetics studies and Constitutional Literacy for high school students, and practical resources for homeschooling families including the Ultimate Homeschool Planners for moms, teens, and students.
Apologia Online Academy offers interactive courses in science, math, Bible, worldview, apologetics, Latin, Spanish, Philosophy, and Constitutional Literacy in a live virtual classroom for grades 7 to 12. All our instructors are Christians with degrees in their field of expertise, are outstanding teachers, and make good use of this cutting edge technology. You can check out our classes here.
So how do we do it? We produce content that is written to the student in an engaging conversational style. Our textbooks are academically sound, rigorous, and college-prep. Each one is also Christ-centered, creation-based, and adheres to a biblical worldview. Our books are beautifully designed inside and out and manufactured using the highest-quality materials.
To summarize, at Apologia we believe in homeschooling, we believe in defending the Christian faith, and we believe that every subject can and should be taught from a biblical worldview.
Now you know who we are, what we do, how we do it, and most importantly, why we do what we do.
WHAT DOES “APOLOGIA” MEAN?
The Greek word apologia appears eight times in the Greek manuscripts of the New Testament, and it is always used in the context of people defending their faith or actions by reason and logic. In 1 Peter 3:15, for example:
But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.
Apologia Educational Ministries exists to help homeschooling families equip their students to give a reasoned defense of the Christian faith. To do this Apologia develops and publishes curricula to help families cultivate a biblically sound approach to all thought and experience. In addition, Apologia offers resources for parents to help them create an environment of learning that is best suited for each individual child.
In all these things Apologia is equipping families to defend the historic Christian faith so that they may speak the truth in love, with gentleness, and with respect, with anyone, at any time, and anywhere.
THE PEOPLE BEHIND APOLOGIA
The Carman Family
Apologia is a family-owned corporation, with Davis and Rachael Carman serving as the stewards since 2008. The Carman family lives in North Carolina, where they’ve enjoyed the homeschooling adventure of a lifetime with their seven children since 1996. As you can imagine, some days are marked by roller-coaster twists and turns, while others seem more like a welcome lazy river ride.
As of February 2019, five children have graduated from their home school. Their oldest son is a graduate of The King’s College in New York City, married with two children. Their next son is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design and married. Of their three daughters, one is a graduate of The King’s College, one is a student at Union University in Jackson, TN, and one is a student at The King’s College. The remaining two sons are currently at home, finishing their high school education, and preparing to leave the nest.