Comes now Continental Academy

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  1. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

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    While waiting in a medical waiting room yesterday, having forgotten my book, I was reduced to reading the only two available magazines, Seventeen and TeenVogue. Each had a fair-sized ad in the 'education' section for the Continental Academy, offering a high school diploma "in just 4 weeks." The address in Coral Gables, FL appears to be a building with many businesses in it, or possibly a convenience address. Only one name is findable on the website,
    www.continentalacademy.com

    Further investigating would seem appropriate.
     
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    Oy. :rolleyes:
     
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    The website is registered to "Home School of America, Inc." with lone contact as one Joseph Lopez. The address on the registration page is the same as the website the only difference being that the registration page lists a suite number: 218. The website was registered in November 1999. Google can't seem to locate a "Home School of America, Inc." *Note that I only briefly searched this.

    The below site finds Continental Academy listed under "Office Supplies":
    http://miami.citysearch.com/yellowpages/directory/Miami_FL/20/130/page1.html

    After Googling the street address it does indeed seem to be an ofice complex rather than, say, a UPS Store.

    Continental Academy
    1570 Madruga Avenue Suite 218
    Coral Gables, FL 33146
     
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    Suite 218 is probably the janitor's closet.
     
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    So THAT'S where the expression, "Not worth a Continental" came from!
     
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    I'm just having a bit of fun imagining what the other people in the waiting room were thinking as they watched John tear an ad out of the issue of Seventeen.
    :D
    Jack
     
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    I like the repeated references to being a "bona fide voting member" of the "National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools". It almost sounds like they think there are many people falsely claiming to be voting members.

    Besides, if you have to describe yourself as "bona fide", are you really?
     
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  8. Ted Heiks

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    Probably not. I have it on the best authority that being powerful is like being a lady; if you have to tell people you are, you're not. Perhaps being bona fide is like that, too.
     
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    Jack: "I'm just having a bit of fun imagining what the other people in the waiting room were thinking as they watched John tear an ad out of the issue of Seventeen. "

    Indeed. Just as I wondered about the elderly and very large Asian woman who was sitting there reading the only other available magazine, American Cheerleader.
     

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