There’s More to College Prep than College Admission

When we look at the admission requirements of selective colleges and universities, we find a list of standard courses that constitute a modern “college prep” curriculum. Harvard University, for example, recommends the following: The study of English for four years: close and extensive reading of the classics of the world’s literature; four years of a single foreign language; the study of history for at least two years, and preferably three years: American history, European history, and one additional advanced history course; the study of mathematics for four years; the study of science for four years: physics, chemistry, and biology, and … Continue

Student the Modern Natural Sciences in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy

Before I began my classical studies, I was a Dean’s list pre-med student at Rutgers University working in a chemistry lab. I love the natural sciences, but I am unhappy with the options I see available to Catholic students. So much more is possible–and necessary. Modern scientists and science teachers commonly abuse the natural sciences and use talk of “science” to promote unproven anti-Catholic ideas among students who have no means examining what they say. Many Christian parents react to this by running to the opposite (and equally false) extreme, neglecting modern natural science studies, or turning to shallow Protestant … Continue

SAT will be Digital, Shorter

The College Board announced that the SAT test will be undergoing a number of changes to harmonize with changing times in education. First, the test will no longer be taken with paper and pencil, but will be taken on computers at testing centers. Note that there is no plan for the SAT to be available online. Second, the test will be shortened from 3 hours to 2 hours. Full details are available on the College Board website.

Freshman Mathematics. Hour 2

This lesson is part of the Classical Liberal Arts Academy’s High School Diploma Program. This program provides students with 120 hours of instruction in high school English, Mathematics, Science, History and Foreign Language, fulfilling modern high school diploma requirements in the most efficient way possible. Objective In Freshman Mathematics, a student must receive 120 hours of instruction in a high school level mathematics course. In Freshman Mathematics, we will complete 120 hours of instruction in Algebra to satisfy this requirement. In this second lesson, we will continue to study the definitions necessary for the study of Algebra and complete the … Continue

Freshman Science. Hour 1

This lesson is part of the Classical Liberal Arts Academy’s High School Diploma Program. This program provides students with 120 hours of instruction in high school English, Mathematics, Science, History and Foreign Language, fulfilling modern high school diploma requirements in the most efficient way possible. Objective In Freshman Science, a student must receive 120 hours of instruction in a high school level Science course. In Freshman Science, we will complete 120 hours of instruction in Biology to satisfy this requirement. In this first lesson, we will discuss the objectives of this course, complete our first lesson in Biology, and fulfill … Continue

Freshman Latin. Hour 1

This lesson is part of the Classical Liberal Arts Academy’s High School Diploma Program. This program provides students with 120 hours of instruction in high school English, Mathematics, Science, History and Foreign Language, fulfilling modern high school diploma requirements in the most efficient way possible. Objective In Freshman Latin, a student must receive 120 hours of instruction in a high school level foreign language course. In Freshman Latin, we will complete 120 hours of instruction in Latin Grammar, Reading and Vocabulary to exceed this requirement. In this first lesson, we will discuss the objectives of this course, complete our first … Continue

Freshman History. Hour 1

This lesson is part of the Classical Liberal Arts Academy’s High School Diploma Program. This program provides students with 120 hours of instruction in high school English, Mathematics, Science, History and Foreign Language, fulfilling modern high school diploma requirements in the most efficient way possible. Objective In Freshman History, a student must receive 120 hours of instruction in a high school level History course. In Freshman History, we will complete 120 hours of instruction in Ancient History to satisfy this requirement. In this first lesson, we will discuss the objectives of this course, complete our first lesson in History, and … Continue

Freshman English. Hour 1

This lesson is part of the Classical Liberal Arts Academy’s High School Diploma Program. This program provides students with 120 hours of instruction in high school English, Mathematics, Science, History and Foreign Language, fulfilling modern high school diploma requirements in the most efficient way possible. Objective In Freshman English, a student must receive 120 hours of instruction in a high school level English course. In Freshman English, we will complete 120 hours of instruction in English Composition, Grammar and Literature to satisfy this requirement. In this first lesson, we will discuss the objectives of this course, complete our first lesson … Continue

Freshman Mathematics. Hour 1

This lesson is part of the Classical Liberal Arts Academy’s High School Diploma Program. This program provides students with 120 hours of instruction in high school English, Mathematics, Science, History and Foreign Language, fulfilling modern high school diploma requirements in the most efficient way possible. Objective In Freshman Mathematics, a student must receive 120 hours of instruction in a high school level mathematics course. In Freshman Mathematics, we will complete 120 hours of instruction in Algebra to satisfy this requirement. In this first lesson, we will study the definitions necessary for the study of Algebra and serve the first hour … Continue

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