Schola Class Highlights 2017/2018

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Curriculum Highlights at Schola

  • Algebra Recovery
    Algebra Recovery is for the student who has completed (or mostly completed) an Algebra 1 course, but did not master the material. This course is NOT a replacement for Algebra 1. Repeating the course with diligence often produces not only a skilled math student but also a confident student. What was overwhelming and “impossible” has now been mastered and is “easy,” and the student experiences the euphoria of mastering a topic that once was out of reach. See details.


  • Write with WORLD (TGC Primer)
    "Write with World stands out from among a number of excellent writing programs because it is “mission minded.” It has a very clear goal of training young men and women to be excellent communicators who can think and write from within a Christian worldview—writing to make a difference. I expect that the purposeful nature of this course will be a positive motivational force for both eager and struggling writers." Cathy Duffy Reviews


  • Foerster Math (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Pre-Cal)
    "Foerster’s books, in particular, have long been recognized as among the best high school math texts. However, they assume the presence of a teacher and are too difficult for students to use on their own. The level of the math taught in each text is above average." Cathy Duffy Reviews


  • Apologia Physics
    "This is one of my 101 Top Picks!" Cathy Duffy Reviews


  • Jacob's Geometry
    "This is one of my 101 Top Picks!" Cathy Duffy Reviews


  • TGC Enrichment: Classical Education Meets the Unit Study (Grades 4-6)
    TGC Enrichment (Grades 4-6) provides an integrated studies enrichment experience that follows the Tapestry of Grace Upper Grammar level timeline. The class will enrich your home history/literature program, whether your family uses Tapestry of Grace or another program at home.


    "Some features that make [Tapestry of Grace] especially appealing are Christian worldview studies incorporated throughout the curriculum, a chronological approach to history as the basic organizing theme, and a classical education approach based on the grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric stages of learning that allow all of your children to learn the same subjects at the same time but at their own level…TOG’s use of classical education methods combined with the chronological approach helps overcome one of the weaknesses of some unit studies—that children read good books and participate in fun activities but sometimes fail to make connections between topics studied and their chronological relationships. In addition, the worldview threads provide themes for discussions (ideally, directed by parents using Socratic methods) and activities that help children make important connections and understand the significance of what they are learning." Cathy Duffy Reviews


  • Grammar Workshop (Grades 4-6)
    trains students in basic grammar skills. Supplementing your grammar program at home, Grammar Workshop reinforces basic areas of grammar, including parts of speech and punctuation. We use review and editing activities that help students master this important language that we use to talk about language. Students receive small take-home assignments for additional reinforcement.


    Why study grammar?
    "Grammar is important because it is the language that makes it possible for us to talk about language. Grammar names the types of words and word groups that make up sentences not only in English but in any language. As human beings, we can put sentences together even as children--we can all do grammar. But to be able to talk about how sentences are built, about the types of words and word groups that make up sentences--that is knowing about grammar. And knowing about grammar offers a window into the human mind and into our amazingly complex mental capacity.


    "People associate grammar with errors and correctness. But knowing about grammar also helps us understand what makes sentences and paragraphs clear and interesting and precise. Grammar can be part of literature discussions, when we and our students closely read the sentences in poetry and stories. And knowing about grammar means finding out that all languages and all dialects follow grammatical patterns." (National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE))