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

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.

The World Needs Classicists!

When a student sees a lesson in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy, they usually see a nice, clean lesson in a modern format, or a carefully chosen book in English translation. That is the end result of the work of the Classical Liberal Arts Academy’s mission of researching, restoring, publishing and teaching the classical liberal arts. Thirteen years, before the CLAA started, these studies were nowhere to be found. They are not taught in modern colleges or universities, and certainly not in an schools or homeschool programs. Today, they are available to students around the world (for free!) and, to … Continue

St. Thomas Aquinas on the Duty of a Wise Man

“My mouth shall meditate truth, and my lips shall hate impiety” Proverbs 8:7 The language of common people, which according to Aristotle, is to be followed in giving names to things, has commonly held that they are to be called “wise” who order things rightly and govern them well. Hence, among other things that men have conceived about the wise man, Aristotle includes the notion that “it belongs to the wise man to order.” Now, the rule of government and order for all things directed to an end must be taken from the end. For, since the end of each … Continue

SAT Prep for Catholic Students

Expert SAT preparation is available in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy through private tutoring with Mr. William C. Michael Many homeschool students score poorly on the SAT because their studies do not prepare them for the skills assessed by the test. What is worse is that many families respond to this by claiming that the SAT isn’t important. This is self-spiting–and unnecessary. Catholic homeschool students can easily be prepared to earn high scores on the SAT with an expert tutor. In fact, students can raise their scores 200 points or more with tutoring and practice. Why the SAT is Important … Continue

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