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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

When

"When do the live classes meet?"

Live classes on ♞Black Schedule meet every other school week starting with orientation in Week A. Live classes on ♘White Schedule meet every other school week starting with orientation in Week B.  ✪ Essential Schedule Courses in writing and reasoning meet every Tuesday starting with orientation in Week B

"How long are the live meetings?"

Each live class meeting is 75 minutes long (one hour and fifteen minutes).  The classes run for one semester, according to the academic calendar.

"How long is a semester?"

A semester consists of two preparatory school weeks dedicated to orientation and organization and sixteen academic school weeks of coursework.  The first semester starts in August and ends the week before Christmas.  The second semester starts in January and ends in May.  See the academic calendar link on the above menu to view the exact dates the semesters begin and end.

Live classes on ♞Black Schedule and ♘White Schedule meet every other school week of the semester for a total of nine sessions.  ✪ Essential Schedule Courses in writing and reasoning meet every Tuesday starting with orientation in Week B for a total of seventeen sessions.

 

Where

"Where do the live classes meet?"

The live classes are conducted through "Zoom" meeting software with ALL cameras turned off. The class meetings are essentially teleconferences in order to offer students (and their families) a great deal of privacy all while still participating in lively seminars with the instructor and other students. For the meetings, students will need access to a device (laptop, computer, tablet, or smartphone) that has a quality internet connection and quality headset that has both speakers and microphone. Students may choose to connect to the class meetings by telephone instead of through the web conference software.

 

Class Size

"How many students are there in each class?"

Depending on enrollment in the individual course, each live class will have between one and eight students.  Each class is limited to eight students so everyone has the opportunity to participate in the guided discussion. The seminar-style class meetings focus on direct exploration of the texts, developing study skills, and academic time management. The live classes are not driven by lectures from the instructor and students will be graded based on preparedness and participation in the discussion.

 

  • STAA Study Guides

    Guides for high school students that include weekly reading plans, assignments, reflection topics, and gradebooks for the semester.

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  • Live Online Classes

    Classical, liberal arts courses for Catholic homeschoolers. Learn more and view the schedules for the Fall and Spring semesters.

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  • One-on-One Guided

    Private, experienced, one-on-one advisor guidance and grading for your student.

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  • Speak with an Advisor

    Arrange a no-cost, no-obligation telephone meeting with our high school advisor to discuss your questions about the live classes.

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