Rev. Dr. Thomas and Dr. Carolyn Hilt bring over 40 years of educational experience to The A.R.K. Founders of Evangelical Christian Academy in the U.S. Territory of Guam, SonHaven Preparatory Academy in Florida (2 campuses) and C.N.A. Sarasota (preparing over 800 adults to sit for the state licensing exam) they are equipped to teach all grades and ages.
Both hold dual doctorate degrees as well as professional certifications.
Many of their graduates have gone on to attend some of the most prestigious universities not only in the United States but also Europe. These include, Stanford, Georgetown, Marquette School of Law, Notre Dame and Oxford.
Both are Pastoral Counselors. Dr. Thomas Hilt has training in Critical Incident Stress Management and has been a Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. He has served as a Chaplain for the Guam Fire Department as well as Interim Staff Psychologist in the Guam Police Department. He has served as a Pastor in both Guam and Florida. HE IS A U.S. ARMY VETERAN!
Dr. Carolyn Hilt is a published author of 7 books (2 COVERS AT RIGHT). Two of her publications might be viewed on youtube.com by typing in the name, Dr. Carolyn L. Hilt. She is also a publisher of her own greeting card line and is published in numerous poetry anthologies in the U.S. and Europe. Her first love is teaching and she holds a Doctorate in Education in addition to a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology.
They have been blessed with one daughter (in heaven), 5 grandchildren, 2 bonus grandchildren, numerous foster children and foster grandchildren, and at present 2 great grandchildren.
They will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in August of 2019.
They currently reside in Sarasota, Florida having returned in 2001 after serving 20+ years in the Pacific Rim as missionaries.
BERTHA T. (AT RIGHT) EARNED HER HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA AND IS NOW A C.N.A.
ADULTS CAN LEARN AND GO ON TO FURTHER THEIR CAREER.
MEET THE FOUNDERS- 50th anniversary in August, 2019.
WHY THE A.R.K.?
The need in the local community and beyond grew when many parents began calling with numerous educational questions.
*How do I home-school?
*What do I teach?
*How do I go through the college admissions process?
*How do I go back to college as an adult?
*How do I access financial aid?
*How do I locate a tutor
for my non-home-schooled child?
*How do you navigate online- learning such as FLVS?
As the list grew we knew it was time to put to use all of our knowledge regarding the educational process and the ARK was birthed; a place where children and adults can be secure in the knowledge that they will get solid advice.
AS THE HOME-SCHOOL COMMUNITY CONTINUES TO INCREASE AND ADULTS ARE DESIRING TO FURTHER THEIR EDUCATION, THERE IS A NEED FOR THE QUALITY SERVICE THE A.R.K. CAN PROVIDE.
Adults have a desire to return to learning only to realize it has been decades since they tackled entrance exams such as ACT, SAT, TABE or even the GED. Their Math or English skills might be in need of improvement. We can design a course to help you refresh your memory on skills long forgotten.
Young men and women have a goal to enter the military and might need to bolster their skills in Math, Science or English to take the ASVAB.
Still others of various ages must pass a ParaPro test to enable them to work in the school system. (PLEASE READ THE LETTER FROM KIM D. ON THE FIRST PAGE).
The services are innumerable and varied with every age taken into consideration.
AND, YES, WE HAVE EVEN TAUGHT OUR GRANDCHILDREN AND 1 GREAT GRANDCHILD! (above)