Welcome to the educational program for the Scottish Rite in the Valley of New York City.  The program is study at your own pace. Readings are complemented by take home exams that ask a series of multiple choice questions for each section.  The program was created in 2010 to enhance the membership experience of all members and new candidates and to better familiarize themselves with the rituals and traditions of the Valley and the Rite.  

How it works:

  • If you are an existing Scottish Rite member, you can sign up for the course by filling out the below fields.  Please include your member number, full name, e-mail address, phone number, mailing address, and Valley affiliation.  
  • Once we receive that information and it is verified you will be officially enrolled in the course and will receive via e-mail the first section of the study guide and the first quiz.
  • The Study Guide is a 700 page completely digital book called, "A Philosophical and Historical Analysis of the Ineffable & Sublime Degrees of The Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Northern Masonic Jurisdiction."
  • There is no time requirement for the completion and return of the quizzes.
  • Questions are not in chronological order to encourage a thoughtful search through the reading material.  For example, the answer for Question #3 might be earlier in the book than the answer for Question #1.  
  • Quizzes can be submitted by scanning the quiz and submitting it electronically to the Gmail account associated with the program (where your emails will start coming from).
  • Regardless of how you submit the document, it is recommended that you make an electronic copy of the records in case something happens in transit.
  • Quizzes will be graded and returned to the student.  If it is a passing score, the student will receive the next section of the study guide along with the next quiz.
  • Once students have completed the program, they will receive a certificate indicating their achievement.   
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