Foundations is a teaching program for children 4-12 years old (6th grade). Foundations includes fun and creative memory work, fine arts, science experiments, and oral presentations. Each Foundations class is led by a trained parent tutor and attended by one parent of each student. Class sizes are limited to 8 students.
Essentials is a teaching program for children 4th-6th grade. Essentials curriculum focuses on language arts including English grammar and writing using the dialect model (question and discussion). Essentials uses curriculum from the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW). Each Essentials class is led by a trained parent tutor and attended by one parent of each student.
Challenge offers students 12 years and up the opportunity to take responsibility for their own studies. They learn to develop good study habits which will guide them throughout their teen years. They interact with other students to solve problems, listen to ideas, share a paper, make presentations, develop research writing skills, strengthen memorization skills, and participate in discussions of issues they face. It is an exciting time for these students as they step into maturity.
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