Thank You Cross Connection Escondido!

February 18th, 2014

For the past several years, Calvary Online School has benefited greatly from our partnership with Cross Connection Escondido. The church’s willingness to support Calvary Online School through additional governance, administrative support, and use of its facilities has been a tremendous blessing. The presence of the church as a support to the school was a major contributor to the successful initial accreditation of the school through WASC. From the very beginning, it has been our combined goal to eventually separate the administrative operations of Calvary Online School from those of Cross Connection Escondido, while still maintaining our mutual affiliation and location. Calvary Online School is now its own separate non-profit entity. As we have now finalized that transition, we have asked our former and current students and their families to say a great big “thank you” to Cross Connection Church, its board and staff, and especially to those in the church office who have greatly served our school over the years. We would also like to say a special thank you to Pastor Miles Debenedictis for the tremendous amount of work he has done in supporting the school through his role at the church, his contributions to website and graphic designs, and his vital role as a board member of Calvary Online School.

In appreciation of the support of Cross Connection Church, we offer the following testimonies to demonstrate the far-reaching effects on the ministry of Calvary Online School.


Thank you so much for your support of Calvary Online School. It has been a blessing for our family. Specifically, a few years ago our family moved from Ohio to Tennessee with our two daughters. It was quite a transition for our children with many issues getting adjusted. Our youngest daughter actually could not handle the social issues involved in coming into a new high school as the students in the public school were not as welcoming as we had hoped. At that point, we began to look for an online school for home schooling purposes. We looked extensively and preferred a Christian school. We were drawn to Calvary Online School and were made to feel welcome and comfortable partially through the efforts of Mr. Jared Beck and others, but it turned out to be a godsend. Our daughter has thrived and is very happy and successful. She has made friends with the teachers and her fellow classmates. She plans to continue on to college in the near future. I don’t know what we would have done without the people and school that you have sponsored. We will be forever grateful.

Thank You and God Bless You,
From Jim Wilburn, A very happy and blessed parent.
Knoxville, Tennessee

Calvary Online School partners with families to empower our children to become successful adults. This educational opportunity has enhanced our child’s ability to become a talented individual and has given him an appreciation of life-long learning. The faculty and staff at Calvary Online School sincerely care about the proper development of the students. They inspire the students to grow spiritually and they challenge the students to submit their best effort toward their academic achievements. The diverse student body creates an atmosphere for the students to realize the advantages of cooperation and collaboration. Our partnership with Calvary Online School has totally fulfilled our expectations for a quality educational experience. We consider it a privilege to work together with Calvary Online School and we are grateful to receive the benefits of this excellent ministry.

Kay McMeniman
Richmond, Virginia

Calvary Online School has changed my perspective on school all together. Before attending COS I didn’t like school as much. I attended a school where hardly anyone shared my belief in God and it was hard because I was seen differently by the other kids. Now, every morning I wake up anxious to do school. It’s been a great experience for me to be surrounded by fellow believers who share my beliefs and views. It’s such a blessing to have so many friends now that I will share life long friendships with because of God. Before COS I had never had a teacher who encourage me in my school work, daily life, walk with God, and my future plans. The teachers as COS become more than teachers, they become friends. COS has become more than a school to me, it’s become like a second home. The teachers and students are like my family and I don’t know what I ever would have done if I had never attended COS. I would just like to say thank you to all the teachers, directors, and everyone else involved in making COS the school it is. I can’t imagine graduating and leaving at the end of the year but I know COS will go on and inspire, help, encourage, and grow many other kids in the many years to come.

Ciara Durant
Camano Island, Washington

As missionaries here in Tijuana, Mexico our options for a Christ centered accredited High School were limited. We were touched by Jared’s heart to see this school serve missionary families by offering the school at a discounted rate for those families serving in the field.

Thank you Cross Connection Church for your support of this amazing institution.

The Strutton Family
Tijuana, Mexico

My son started COS online two years ago, as a sophomore. During his first year, he completely walked away from the Lord. What I knew to be my ‘solid’ son was no longer true. We even considered military school. He was into some very bad things. The only thing he did do during that time was to keep up on his school, but we were very stressed and worried about his spiritually dark condition. He tol