Correspondence Studies

Correspondence Studies in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy

If you are a Catholic parent who would like to give your children a classical Catholic education but are not interested in having your children study online, you may be interested in correspondence studies in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy. This option is available to students enrolled in our Premium Student Plan. What are Correspondence Studies? Correspondence Studies are studied conducted privately and offline between me and an individual student. Rather than having a student access study materials and resources on the Academy website, I provide the study materials to a parent (or student) by email, on a weekly basis, … Continue

How to Study for Mastery

St. Thomas Aquinas

When lessons are published for CLAA students, there is a quality of study expected of them that demands a certain method of study. In this article, I’d like to outline this method. 1. First Reading The lesson will include or assign readings that are to be studied for mastery. The first reading, however, is an easy reading of all of the assigned material, through which the students survey what is to be studied. The goal of this reading is to get an idea what needs to be studied. Stand up and read aloud–reading is work, not a leisure activity. 2. … Continue

How to Select Courses

In the Classical Liberal Arts Academy, we do not support the modern K-12 curriculum. We do not believe that the modern 180-day academic calendar should be allowed to limit Christian education. Real classical Catholic study requires far more dedication and toil than modern secular education recommends and Christian students cannot allow modern standards to distract them. Nevertheless, because we know that all parents coming into the Academy know nothing other than the modern K-12 model of schools, we offer to help them get started in the Academy by providing loose course recommendations based on modern “grade levels”. Again, these are … Continue

New CLAA Forums for 2021

Dear friends, Throughout the years, our forums have been one of the most active parts of the Academy’s online community. As our society becomes more and more polarized by political and ideological divisions, finding reasonable, respectable Catholic discussion and support is more and more difficult. Social media is toxic and it’s good to have a place for edifying discussion among like-minded families. That’s what the CLAA Forums are for. I’m happy to announce that I’m working to make a new set of forums available for CLAA students and parents for 2021 and beyond. As communication technology continues to improve, I … Continue

How to Publish a Post to Your Student Website

Once you have created a free student website, it’s time to begin posting your written work, videos, etc., to your site. In this article, I’m going to explain how you can do that–the right way. Go to your student website. If you are not signed into your account, add /login to your site address to access the login page. In the top right corner of your site, click on the “Write” button. Enter a title for your post.If you’re posting an assignment, give the assignment a meaningful title; if a personal post, think of a title that would be helpful … Continue

How to Create a Free Student Website/Blog

In my video, “Moving from What? to How? in Classical Catholic Education“, I explained that I will be leading my own children to start their own student websites this year, and I recommend other students doing the same. In this article, I provide the steps one must follow to do so. 1. Go to www.wordpress.com/start.2. Follow the instructions to create an account for the student.3. Choose a domain name for the student site. Do not select a paid domain, but choose the free domain name available. See below: 4. Select a Plan, choosing to “start with a free site” (It’s … Continue

How to Search the CLAA Website

The content of the Classical Liberal Arts Academy website can easily be searched using Google’s powerful search tools. Go to www.google.com In the search box type– site:classicalliberalarts.com Add a space after the CLAA website address, then enter your search terms. Google will only search the CLAA website for the keywords you enter. For example, if I wished to search for information about the Rosary, I would enter the following: You can see that all of the search results are limited to the CLAA website. God bless,William C. Michael, HeadmasterClassical Liberal Arts Academy