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The tutorials are supported by web pages for each class which contain all information necessary for that class. These class pages list the course outline, reading and writing assignments and other work, announcements relevant to that class, and additional resources for the students to pursue; the student has access at all times to the class page. Many of the classes also each have a special forum on which they post work. Necessary information and announcements are also sent out by email.
A Recommended High School Level Curriculum
The fundamental prerequisites for this sequence are good reading habits and basic ancient, medieval, and early modern history. It will also be good, though not necessary, for your student to have studied logic and music, and it.will be useful to supplement the Rhetoric course with a local speech or debate club organization. Click the links for a course description and explanation of each course's place in classical education.
Great Books 2 covers ancient Roman literature and history. Prerequisite: Great Books 1 (or by special arrangement).
Great Books 3 covers Medieval and Renaissance literature and history. Prerequisite: Great Books 2 (or by special arrangement).
Great Books 4 covers Modern literature and history. Prerequisite: Great Books 3 (or by special arrangement)
Latin II covers the rest of grammar and variety of readings, ancient through medieval. Prerequisite: Latin I or equivalent.
Latin III is a reading course in which the student reviews grammar and reads a wide variety of prose and poetry authors (and some poetry) from ancient Rome through the Middle Ages. Prerequisite: Latin 1 and 2 or equivalent (completion of Latin grammar).
*There are additional Latin courses offered by Emily Callihan: Introduction to Latin (for children younger than 14), Latin 1, and Latin 2. Please contact Miss Callihan for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greek I covers about half of Classical Greek grammar and short readings, with the goal of beginning reading ability in original texts. 14 years old and up. It is strongly recommended that the student have taken at least one year of high school level Latin grammar first. Please check with instructor about language background.
Greek II covers the rest of Classical Greek grammar and a variety of readings.
A one-year study covering all of the history of the Christian church from the Jewish and Greco-Roman background of Christianity through the early, medieval, and modern eras. Click the title link for more information. 16 years old and up. Prerequisite: Great Books 2 (or by special arrangement)
A one semester study of the four major Norse works of myth and saga from which all our knowledge of the Norse gods and stories come - the Elder Edda, the Younger Edda, the Volsunga Saga, and the Heimskringla (a collection of all the other sagas). One semester. Students 16 years old and up, especially those who have taken GB1-3, will benefit the most, though these are not strict requirements.
Schola 2019-2020 Calendar (2018-2019 calendar)
August 23-24: Test sessions for software, 8:00-10:00 a.m. All students new to Schola are required to attend. Last names beginning with A-M on Wednesday 23th, N-Z Thursday 24th.
August 28-September 1: First week of classes
September 4: Labor Day -- classes will meet as usual
October 9-13: -- Autumn Break -- NO CLASSES
November 20-24: Thanksgiving Week -- NO CLASSES
December 1: Balance of yearly tuition fees due
Dec. 18-January 5: Christmas Break -- NO CLASSES
January 1: Registration open to current families
January 8: Classes begin
February 19-23: Late Winter Break -- NO CLASSES
March 15: Registration open to all
April 2-6: Easter Break -- NO CLASSES
May 7-11: Last week of classes
Online Tutorials Weekly Schedule for 2019-2020 (all times listed are Pacific Time) (2018-2019 weekly schedule)
Great Books sections A and B are identical; they simply meet at different times.
An asterisk before a class in the schedule below indicates that the class is full. However, you are welcome to contact us anyway if you are interested as we can put your name on our waiting list, offer suggestions for other online tutors, and answer questions.
If registering before August 1, 2019, tuition for the 2019-2020 Schola tutorials is $450 per student per course. This is for the whole school year; one-semester courses such as Astronomy are half that, or $225. A deposit of $50 per course is required at the time of registration to secure placement (of course the entire fee may be paid at that time but this is not required).
If registering after August 1, 2019, tuition is $500, whether paid in full at time of registration or divided into payments, and at least half ($250) must be paid at time of registration. All payments are non-refundable due to server lease commitments.
1) The deposit paid is credited toward the $450 fee if the balance of the yearly tuition is paid by August 1st (in other words, after the $50 deposit has been paid, a remaining balance of $400 will be due by August 1). So the total paid will be $450 after deposit and balance payment are complete.
2) Alternatively, the balance may be split into two payments but the deposit will not be credited toward it: one payment ($225) is due by Aug. 1, and the remaining balance ($225) is due by Dec. 1 (in other words, in this plan, the deposit is not credited toward the tuition but is considered a finance charge, so the total paid will be $500 after deposit and payments are complete. However, the financial burden may be easier to manage if spread over a few months in this manner).
The families of currently registered students may begin registering January 15 and have registration priority through March 1 at which time registration is open to all. However, please contact Schola at any time during the year to let us know of your interest as we keep a running waiting list.
Please contact Schola first by email (email@example.com) to verify space availability. After availability has been confirmed, then print out the REGISTRATION FORM, fill it in, and mail to Schola Classical Tutorials, P.O. Box 546, Potlatch, ID, 83855.