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- The Grammar Curriculum and Traditions Guidebook is a helpful resource explains two of our most valuable tools used in shaping your students' affections for The True, The Good, and The Beautiful, our curriculum and traditions. This will be interesting and helpful for new and returning parents alike. A similar guidebook for D&R families will be forthcoming.
- Each family is asked to read The Parent/Student Handbook each year. This is attached to Enrollment Agreements but is posted here for reference.
- Curriculum for students in Traditional Grammar, 3 & 5 day Dialectic, and Rhetoric is provided by the school. The school will provide Blended Grammar students with consumable curriculum. The Blended Purchase Curriculum List notes the curriculum that Blended Grammar families are responsible to purchase.
- For reference only, The Complete Curriculum List notes all the curriculum being used for each grade.
- The 2019-2020 Uniform List provides a detailed list of required and optional uniform components.
The “summer slide” is real. Mounting evidence suggests that students experience significant reading and math loss during the summer months.
The Academy is not just concerned about the loss of skills. Even more important, we want to see students develop affections for reading and good stories as well as math and Latin. These affections are developed through practice. To that end, we offer the following requirements, suggestions, and incentives to keep your student(s) fresh during the summer months.
Dialectic and rhetoric students have required reading as well as an assignment associated with the reading. See the documents below for the dialectic (grades 6-8) and rhetoric (grades 9-12) schools.
Grammar students are required to read a book over the summer. Along with the book, students are also encouraged to complete a project based upon the book (see the document below for both the reading and the project details. Note: students should complete the reading/project for the grade level the student is entering). Students should also be prepared for the possibility of some type of graded activity or assignment on the book upon their return from the summer. Additionally, we have compiled a book list that lists various grade appropriate books (see the Leveled Reading List [all grades] below). We encourage students and parents to maintain a reading log over the summer that documents time spent reading and pages read (see the Summer Reading Log below).
It's important to note that the required reading is curricular and these summer texts will be referenced throughout the upcoming school year.
Along with reading, we believe it is important for students to continue their math work over the summer. We would like to see students spend forty-five minutes per week in math – that’s fifteen minutes a day, three times a week (see the Summer Math Log below).
Finally, students have opportunity for Latin work. Please see the Summer Latin Practice document and Latin Log below for more information.
To help motivate grammar students (and assist parents!) we offer the following house points for students’ work:
- Completing the summer project associated the required book, students will earn 25 house points.
- For every week that students (not parents) spend sixty minutes reading at their reading level or higher, students will earn 5 house points.
- For every week that a student spends forty-five minutes working math, students will earn 5 house points per week.
- For every twenty minutes that a student spends working on Latin with Quizlet, the student will earn 2 house points.
In order to tally totals, it's important for parents to complete and sign the reading and math logs available below. Note: Dialectic and rhetoric students may also complete a reading and math log for reading (at the student's grade level), math (at the student's grade level; we encourage work done to reinforce algebraic concepts), and Latin (dialectic students only) completed.