Welcome to the Academy. Our mission is to provide quality online Jedi training, aiding Jedi on their path by creating a foundation from which to improve their life and follow their individual paths.
Your very first step is to create an account with the Institute. Once you have an account we need a student application form from you. This allows the faculty to have some basic information about you that is only used internal to the site. The application form is found here. Note, when you submit this form there won’t be any confirmation that it was sent. If you haven’t received a response regarding your application in a few days then feel free to contact Jax to make sure it was received. Once we have your application form you’re ready to begin the introductory course.
If you trained with any previous version of this Academy (whether from the days of JEDI.org or more recent), welcome back! Depending on when you trained you’ll see most courses are different from their original versions to improve the training value. Let us know what courses you passed previously and we’ll discuss what credits you maintain. Whatever your situation we do require every student to complete the introductory course before continuing on with full courses. While the name says introductory, the lessons can be used to delve as deep as you’d like, providing the opportunity for a new understanding of yourself.
The Introductory (or Intro) Course serves a dual purpose. First, it helps you as a student understand how the Academy works, what is expected of you as a student and as a Jedi. Second, it provides a brief introduction to the main areas of the Jedi path and a few exercises that help us get to know you. To begin, download the course workbook which contains everything you need to complete the course. You work at your own pace which allows you to see just how much time you are able to devote to the online aspect of your training. Faculty members will monitor your training journal and provide feedback as required. Once the Intro Course has been completed you can choose which courses you want to work through next.
In the past we offered classes on a term schedule which limited training opportunities to those whose schedules happened to line up with the schedule. To increase flexibility and improve the experience for students and faculty, the terms have been scrapped in favor of self paced training.
Once you have completed the Intro Course, you will be able to begin working on classes. You will work through the same material as every other student, but at your own pace. Each class has a faculty member with expertise in that area to respond to assignments and answer questions. You can think of it as a temporary mentoring situation.
If for some reason this format is not a match for you, contact us. Working together we may find a solution that works for your situation.
Finally, training with the Academy is not required. Much can be learned just through discussion on the forum. Explore, ask questions, share. Start a training journal and read the journals of others. There’s no ‘right’ way to become a Jedi. Find what works for you!
For those interested in teaching, contact Jax. After initial discussion to ensure you meet basic requirements you will be granted access to the course planning area. This will allow you to make an informed decision to teach or not. If you’re interested in teaching but not in the formal Academy setting, contact Jax to discuss other options. We’ll consider any proposal.