Frequently Asked Questions
Applied Scholastics is an international educational organization providing Study Technology, a precise set of learning tools developed by American author and educator L. Ron Hubbard. Established by a group of American educators in 1972 as a nonprofit, tax-exempt public benefit corporation, its purpose is to promote and develop programs of effective education for educators, business trainers, tutors, parents, children—anyone who needs improved study skills to enhance their scholastic, business and personal success.
Applied Scholastics provides educators, vocational trainers, community leaders, parents and students with the tools they need to increase both learning rates and the ability to successfully apply what is studied. This is done by training people in Study Technology either at Applied Scholastics International Headquarters in Missouri or on location in their communities. Applied Scholastics also makes its books on Study Technology available through catalogues or online.
Study Technology, researched and developed by American author and educator L. Ron Hubbard, is a set of concepts, principles and strategies that allows a student to overcome barriers to learning any subject.
Study Technology enables individuals to understand and retain information and so be able to effectively apply what they are learning to accomplish things in life.
Applied Scholastics is not part of the Church of Scientology or any other religious organization. Applied Scholastics programs are based on the secular research, writings and discoveries of author and educator L. Ron Hubbard, who is also Founder of the Scientology religion.
Mr. Hubbard’s Study Technology is a wholly secular educational methodology and can be applied to any field. Applied Scholastics is an independent, nonprofit public benefit corporation. It is not religious and does not espouse any religious views.
The Church of Scientology and its members have supported Applied Scholastics in numerous ways through the years to achieve its purpose of providing effective educational methods to educators, teachers and students worldwide. Applied Scholastics is grateful for their support and the support of other organizations and individuals who share the goal to eradicate illiteracy, reverse the decline of education and improve teaching and learning at all levels.