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ABOUT OUR  ROYAL SCHOOL

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HIGHER EDUCATION (HE),

INDIGENOUS TEACHER EDUCATION (ITE)

PRE-SCHOOL TO 12TH GRADE EDUCATION 

TRADE SCHOOLS AND CERTIFICATION

ROYAL SCHOOL

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HARVEST CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY   ROYAL SCHOOL

Harvest Christian University

Royal School

Harvest Christian University is proud to announce that it operates as an indigenous educational institution, recognized under Section 508(c)(1)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code. As such, Harvest Christian University is afforded specific protections and rights as an indigenous entity. Educational Sovereignty Educational sovereignty for indigenous peoples involves the right to control and manage their educational institutions. At Harvest Christian University, this means we have the autonomy to develop curricula that reflect indigenous knowledge, languages, and cultural practices.

Our educational programs are designed to honor and preserve our cultural heritage while providing our students with a comprehensive and relevant education. Legal Protections Recognition as an indigenous institution often comes with legal protections that safeguard the university's right to operate independently of state and federal regulatory oversight.

 

Harvest Christian University does  maintain it's educational sovereignty to ensure that our programs and policies are aligned with the needs and values of our indigenous community. Tax-Exempt Status Under Section 508(c)(1)(A), Harvest Christian University is recognized as a tax-exempt organization. This designation allows the university to focus its resources on providing high-quality education without the burden of federal income tax obligations.

 

The financial autonomy gained through this status supports our mission to deliver culturally relevant and community-focused educational services. Commitment to Excellence Harvest Christian University remains committed to fostering an environment of academic excellence, cultural preservation, and community empowerment. We continue to uphold the values and traditions that define our indigenous heritage while providing our students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. 

Harvest Christian University is a highly accredited private institution. Harvest Christian University is among the 34,576 private schools in the United States, serving 5.7 million PK-12 students. Private schools account for 25 percent of the nation's schools and enroll 10 percent of all PK-12 students. Overall, 85 percent of colleges and universities are regionally accredited, while just 15 percent have a national accreditation.

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STATUS

Harvest Christian University, has 508(c)(1)(A) status, with International Recognition as a 508(c)(1) organization. Contributions to Harvest Christian University are tax-deductible.

Harvest Christian University's status is recognized internationally under the Hague Convention of the United Nations Charter. This recognition allows Harvest Christian University to facilitate, operate and be acknowledged across international borders.

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RIGHTS & PRIVLEDGES

Harvest Christian University has Free Speech Under 508(c)(1)(A) status to freely express views on political and social issues without jeopardizing our tax-exempt status.

These advantages enable Harvest Christian University to fulfill its educational mission with greater flexibility and potentially broader global reach, while maintaining the ability to engage in important discussions on matters that impact our faith community, educational environment, and society at large.

Exempt charities are largely institutions of further and higher education, such as universities, community development corporation, industrial and prominent societies, friendly societies, or national museums that were established by Act of Parliament or by Royal Charter.

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Harvest Christian University

Royal Charter​

  Harvest Christian University's principles included in it's constitution of the Royal Chartered School, are Autonomy and Self-Regulation

A Royal Charter confers independent legal personality on an organization and defines its objectives, constitution, and powers to govern its own affairs. This means that the institution is generally self-regulating and not answerable to the Privy Council or the Privy Council Office, subject to the general law. 

​ World wide there are 73 schools with Royal Charters. Royal Charter is distinct from using the title "Royal" in a school's name. Additionally, the concept of charter schools in the United States (which serve about 3.7 million students in 8,000 schools) is different from schools with Royal charters. ​​​​

SOVEREING INSTITUTION

As a sovereign school, Harvest Christian University stands as a beacon of educational independence and excellence. Founded on the principles of self-governance and cultural preservation, HCU offers a unique approach to higher education that honors our Christian heritage while preparing students for the challenges of the modern world.

Key aspects of our sovereign status include:

  1. Educational Autonomy: We design our curriculum and educational programs to align with our Christian values and the specific needs of our community.

  2. Cultural Preservation: Our courses and activities emphasize the importance of preserving and promoting our cultural heritage and traditions.

  3. Self-Governance: HCU operates under its own governance structure, allowing us to make decisions that best serve our students and community.

  4. Holistic Development: We focus on the intellectual, spiritual, and personal growth of our students, preparing them to be leaders in their fields and communities.

  5. Global Perspective: While rooted in our traditions, we equip our students with the skills and knowledge to compete and excel on a global stage.

  6. Innovative Learning: We incorporate modern technology and teaching methods to provide a cutting-edge educational experience.

  7. Community Impact: As a sovereign institution, we are deeply committed to positively impacting our local community through education, outreach, and service.

 

At Harvest Christian University, we are dedicated to providing a transformative educational experience that honors our sovereign status while preparing our students for success in a rapidly changing world. Our commitment to excellence, faith, and independence sets us apart as a truly unique institution of higher learning.

Harvest Christian University  International Accreditations

Academic Programs and Degrees​​​​​

Harvest Christian University offers a range of academic programs, including certificate programs, master's degrees, and doctoral programs.

The university is committed to providing quality, career-focused education that equips students with the knowledge and skills needed for success in the modern global workplace.

The university holds Accreditation statuses with three International  accrediting bodies. 

           (BQS ) Board of Quality Standards

           ( KOHRAC  ) Kingdon of Hawai'i Royal Accreditation Commission

          ( INQAAHE ) International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies In Higher Education

       

         

The policies and procedures for awarding honorary degrees are determined and governed solely by the university's Alumni Relations office, under the oversight of the University President. 

Indigenous peoples' right to education encompasses various groups, including Native Americans, Aboriginal Australians, First Nations in Canada, and other indigenous communities worldwide. Here are some key laws, lawsuits, and legislation that protect the educational rights of indigenous peoples more broadly

International Frameworks

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

Article 14: Affirms the right of indigenous peoples to establish and control their educational systems and institutions, providing education in their own languages and in a manner appropriate to their cultural methods of teaching and learning.

International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 169

Article 27: Emphasizes the need for education programs to be developed and implemented in cooperation with indigenous peoples to address their specific needs and cultural heritage.

Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

Although not specific to indigenous peoples, this landmark Supreme Court case declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional, paving the way for greater educational equity for all marginalized groups, including indigenous peoples.

though it has been criticized for its assimilationist policies.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action

Calls to Action 6-12: Focus on education, calling for the elimination of educational and employment gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians and the development of culturally appropriate curricula.

A U.S. Supreme Court case that ensured students with limited English proficiency, including indigenous language speakers, receive appropriate educational support.

Indigenous Education Acts and Policies

Various countries have enacted specific legislation to address the educational needs of indigenous populations, often including language preservation and culturally relevant curricula.

These laws and policies collectively aim to protect and promote the educational rights of indigenous peoples, ensuring access to culturally relevant and equitable education.

 

Key legislation and policies affirm this:

United States

Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975 (Public Law 93-638)

Allows tribes to operate their schools with federal funding, providing them with greater control over educational programs.

Tribally Controlled Schools Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-297)

Supports the establishment of tribally controlled schools governed by tribal boards, promoting educational sovereignty.

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HIGHER EDUCATION (HE),

INDIGENOUS TEACHER EDUCATION (ITE)

PRE-SCHOOL TO 12TH GRADE EDUCATION 

TRADE SCHOOLS AND CERTIFICATION

ROYAL SCHOOL

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