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Class Descriptions

2024-2025 Classes

Cindi teaches these homeschool classes online via Zoom.

All Classes last 2 semesters (15 weeks each), meet once a week on Wednesdays for 70 minutes & cost

$75 per month (8 payments September-April).  See Tuition Discounts below.

Formal Writing 1

The Essay

high school formal writing basics & 5- paragraph essays

Meets Wednesday 10:30 -11:40 am (CT)

Weekly Homework: 2-4 hours

Class Description

Students will learn formal writing basics and apply these basics to writing assignments. After mastering the following skills - writing in 3rd person, using active voice, correct punctuation, sentence variety, correct grammar, word economy and strong vocabulary - they will write various types of paragraphs and then learn how to form the essential elements of a  five-paragraph essay:  a thesis statement, an introductory paragraph, body paragraphs and a concluding paragraph. Then students will write the following types of 5-paragraph essays: Example, Definition, Comparison, Analogy, Cause-Effect, and Narrative.  


The instructor provides a Class Notebook with all reference pages and will upload assignments to Google Classroom. 

Required reference book: A Writer's Guide to Transitional Words and Expressions by Victor C. Pellegrino.  

Formal Writing 2

The Research Paper

high school research, MLA format, logic and literary analysis​

Meets Wednesday 12:00 - 1:10 pm (CT)

Weekly Homework: 3-5 hours

Class Description

As a follow up to Formal Writing 1: The Essay, this class will prepare students for college writing and counts as a full credit of high school English. Students will learn how to find credible sources using online databases, conduct research, take notes, cite sources via MLA format, organize papers, and they will study logic, fallacies, annotation and literary analysis as they preparation for the argumentative and literary analysis papers. They will write three research papers during the year: informative, argumentative, and literary analysis. Prerequisite: FW1 - The Essay or teacher permission with a writing sample.


The instructor provides a Class Notebook with all reference pages and will upload assignments to Google Classroom. 

Required reference book: A Writer's Guide to Transitional Words and Expressions by Victor C. Pellegrino. 

Middle School English

Literature & Writing

literary analysis, vocabulary and writing 

Meets Wednesday 9:00- 10:10 am (CT)

Weekly Homework: 3-5 hours

Class Description

This comprehensive Middle School English class delves into classical Christian literature. As students read and interact with timeless books, they will enhance skills in literary analysis, reading comprehension, vocabulary, dictation, and writing. In addition, we will use scripture and literary devices to discuss the themes, characters, settings, and plot development. Each week students will work at home to complete some, yet not all, of the following activities: read sections of the assigned book, answer questions in the study guide, write original sentences using assigned vocabulary words from the book and complete writing assignments or creative projects. 


Unabridged copies of the following books: The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis, The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, and The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom. Instructor will provide copies of Progeny Press Study Guides for each book.

High School English

 Creative Writing via Short Stories

writing, story crafting and literary analysis

Meets Wednesday 1:30 - 2:40  pm (CT)

Weekly Homework: 2-4 hours

Class Description

Students will earn a full high school English credit for this creative writing and literature course and learn effective creative writing skills. Stories are divided into sections illuminating essential aspects of well-crafted stories: theme, setting, tone, point of view, characterization, plot twists, dialogue, mood, and style. By reading, discussing, and analyzing these stories, students will learn first-hand from well-known authors to further develop their own creative writing skills. They will answer thoughtful questions, complete writing exercises, and practice literary analysis weekly and craft their own creative stories throughout the year.



Words Aptly Spoken: Short Stories 3rd Edition

publisher: Classical Conversations ISBN: 978-0990472032

available at Mardel stores and online through Christian Book Distributors

Tuition Discounts & Deposit Costs

$75/month per class

Receive a 10% discount off tuition if you pay each semester by the 1st day of class ($270) semester Receive a 15% discount if you pay the entire year by the first day of class ($480)

All classes require a one-time $50 deposit 

2024-2025 Calendar

August 28 - Classes Begin

November 27 - Thanksgiving Break

December 11 - Last Day of Fall Semester

January 8 - Classes Resume

March 19 - Spring Break

April 16 - Easter Break 

April 30 - Last Day of Classes

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