Resources for Parents of College-Bound Students Challenges for the college-bound student

 

 

Courses

The Homeschooling Parent's Toolkit


Live Workshop

Homeschooling Fundamentals

Homeschooling Fundamentals - Getting startedThis workshop provides essential information that empowers you to create an effective, workable educational plan. It includes:

  • a tutorial explaining in detail the most common structured approaches (The Well-Trained Mind, Charlotte Mason, etc.);
  • a primer on tailoring the approach to your needs and your circumstances — including developing your own curriculum, transitioning from school to homeschooling, homeschooling multiple children, and more;
  • ways to organize yourself and motivate your child.

Live Workshop

Homeschooling the College-Bound Student

Homeschooling the College-Bound StudentThis program addresses the principal concerns parents have about homeschooling through high school — everything you need to know about the high school curriculum and credits, standardized tests, transcripts and record-keeping, applying to college, pursuing scholarships, and more.

Terrific. Full of information. The materials were so thorough. I now have a plan of action. Also, this workshop is inclusive: No matter what type of homeschooler you are, you will understand better how to prepare your student for college and present him or her in the best light.

— Joni C.

 

College-Prep For Students


Online Literature

History & Literature of the Middle Ages

Le Morte d'Arthur: GuinevereThis is a year-long online course in close reading of medieval texts. The emphasis is England and English literature, but a great deal of what the students learn about this period will be applicable to other European societies and cultures.

The "Medieval Millennium" extended from roughly 500 to around 1500 ad, encompassing a huge swath of British history. English literature of the period spans everything from Anglo-Saxon poetry and the epic poem Beowulf to The Canterbury Tales and Malory's Morte Darthur. This course provides historical perspective, traces the development of the English language, and takes students on a deep dive into the most important literature of the period.

 


Online Science

Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II

Human anatomyThis online course is taught by an M.D. with years of practice in a variety of clinical settings. She uses a problem-based approach to reveal how the human body works — that is, once students understand how an organ system functions when everything is working as it should, they explore what happens when things go wrong. Common illnesses and injuries — both their causes and effective treatments — give students a canvas for compelling, in-depth analysis of each organ system.

Prerequisites:  None, but the course is appropriate only for mature students of high school age who can —

  • think critically;
  • engage in analytical problem-solving;
  • reason deductively.

Students who have not yet studied high school biology are welcome.



Online Literature

Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet (1968)These online sessions provide an in-depth study of this play as well as the historical, cultural, and literary background needed to bring the play to life. This course takes students to an advanced level of reading comprehension and analysis, enabling them to tackle sophisticated material across the spectrum of the college curriculum and even dissect difficult passages included in standardized tests.

 


Online Literature

Shakespeare's Hamlet

Shakespeare's HamletFor students, Hamlet can seem daunting — it's Shakespeare's longest play, with dark themes, complex ideas, and difficult verse. This course reveals the play's deepest secrets in a series of online sessions. It's an in-depth study of the play some consider Shakespeare's greatest.

Prerequisites:  Students should already have considerable familiarity with Shakespeare. Our own College-Bound Intensive on Romeo & Juliet is ideal preparation for this course.


Online Literature

Shakespeare's Macbeth

Macbeth (1971)It may be Shakespeare's shortest tragedy, but Macbeth is packed with some of his most compelling imagery and finest verse. This series of seven sessions is for students who already have some familiarity with Shakespeare and seek greater depth. The emphasis is on close reading, and students also become familiar with Shakespeare's sources for the play and with the most interesting movie versions.

Prerequisites:  Students should already have considerable familiarity with Shakespeare. Our own College-Bound Intensive on Romeo & Juliet is ideal preparation for this course.


Online Literature —  Returning in 2018–19

Charlotte Brontë, 1816-1855Novels By Women

This year-long study features great works from around 1800 to the early 20th century — all by women. The primary activities in this course are as follows: 1) reading the novels on our reading list (see here); 2) class discussion of those readings; 3) writing two substantive essays of literary analysis. All works are introduced with a historical perspective and are read in roughly chronological order, allowing students to trace cultural and artistic developments throughout the hundred-plus years represented by our authors.

Prerequisites:  Recommended only for students of high school age. Students should already have strong reading skills, at least a 9th-grade reading level.


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