Hogwarts school is going online, and anyone interested in becoming a wizard or witch can check it out for free.
A group of volunteers has put together a free, nine-week course based on the wizard academy made famous through the Harry Potter book series. Attendants to the school, named Hogwarts Is Here, get an acceptance letter, download textbooks, and go through seven simulated years of schooling, including their own professors, homework, and tests.
There’s a real-life experience to the Hogwarts online school as well. They join one of the school’s four houses (Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff), where they can interact with other dorm mates and even earn points for their respective house.
The school itself explains more:
“Thanks to the Wizengamot, the British and American Ministry of Magics and a handful of tech-friendly professors from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry, a Hogwarts education has now become available online to all aspiring witches and wizards.
“You are now able to enroll at Hogwarts, collect your textbooks and begin taking our 9-week courses online. You can now progress through all seven years of schooling and be assigned a professor, homework assignments, quizzes and more.
“Meet other students online by joining a House dormitory, chat with others in the Common Room, browse and contribute to the Hogwarts Library, collect chocolate frog cards, earn galleons & house points and so much more.
“Thanks to the efforts and resources (plus a little magic) from the Wizard-Muggle Integration Movement, this online Hogwarts experience and education is entirely free. With a lot of passion from fans and with extraordinary creativity, anything is possible.”
Though the Harry Potter book series is over, fan interest in the series has not yet waned. Even the book’s author seems to be still enthralled with the series, and Hogwarts in particular. In 2012, author J.K. Rowling erected a giant tree-house replica of Hogwarts in her garden.
Anyone interested in enrolling in the free online Hogwarts school can click here.