After meeting at L’Abri and marrying in 1971, Charles and Carole Thaxton incorporated KONOS, Inc. as a teaching, training, counseling center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
After moving to Dallas, where Charles worked with Probe Ministries, the Thaxtons resolved to teach their own children according to the KONOS model of incorporating academic subjects within a character development framework and called their home-school KONOS ACADEMY. Carole Thaxton and Jessica Hulcy co-authored the popular KONOS CURRICULUM unit studies. While teaching and counseling at the Julian Center in Julian, California, Charles continued to speak to thousands of university students throughout the world. Meanwhile, Carole spoke at hundreds of conferences about how to teach the KONOS way while teaching their own children and leading home-school coops.
Charles’ first book The Mystery of Life’s Origin (Thaxton, Bradley, Olsen) was translated into Romanian in 1986, which led to his grand entrance into the university lecture halls of Romania after their revolution. Translation of The Mystery of Life’s Origin and later The Soul of Science (co-authored with Nancy Pearcey) into several Eastern European languages, led to extensive travel throughout Eastern Europe. The Thaxton family decided to reside in Prague for six years for more intensive ministry within the most atheistic country in Europe — the Czech Republic. Carole’s forte of education and counseling prepared her not only for home-schooling their own sons but in founding the KONOS ACADEMY OF PRAGUE, an English-speaking Christian worldview school, and for counseling English-speaking families living abroad on parenting and education issues. After Charles’ radical cancer and subsequent amputation, the Thaxtons moved to Fayetteville, GA, and began KONOS ACADEMY in 2001.