GREAT BOOKS--LATIN--GREEK--RHETORIC


 
Online Tutorials Page Fall 2019-Spring 2020

(Schola Classical Tutorials follows a standard academic year, late August through early May--See Schola's calendar)

Contents of this page (Please read through this entire page first to be sure you've seen all necessary information, then go back through and follow the links to other pages that interest you):

How the Tutorials are Conducted
A Recommended High School Level Sequence
Subjects Offered: Times, Dates, Course Descriptions
Summer Events 2019
Online Tutorials Weekly Schedule
Yearly Calendar
Fees
Registration
Other Necessary Information

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How the Tutorials are Conducted:
        Schola's online tutorials are live audio and chat sessions that meet for almost two hours once a week, running from late August through mid-May (see Schola's calendar), in which the students and tutor discuss the material being studied, go over the students' work, and preview the work for the next week. Using conferencing software, the students and tutor log in to a server address at the stated time for the tutorial and then are able to communicate by talking, typing, and collaborative web browsing to syllabus pages, map sites, image collections, online museums, etc. Software information is emailed to registered students in the summer. At this time, our software only works on PCs, not Macs.

        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
        Many parents have asked for a recommendation on how to use Schola's classes to create or supplement a high school level classical liberal arts curriculum. Of course, you can pick and choose among Schola's offerings as you see fit, but using all of Schola's courses you can provide a complete liberal arts ("classical") education if you also take care to supplement it (at home, with local tutors, or with other online tutorials services) with mathematics up through at least geometry, and the basic sciences (biology, chemistry, and physics). Below is the sequence of Schola courses I would suggest to give your student a solid grounding in those things that are important in a classical Christian education. It is assumed that the student has had no languages before (although that would certainly be helpful), and that mathematics and science are being provided for.

        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.

        Year 1: Great Books 1, Latin 1
        Year 2: Great Books 2, Latin 2, Greek 1
        Year 3: Great Books 3, Latin 3, Greek 2, Astronomy (or year 4)
        Year 4: Great Books 4, Greek 3, Rhetoric, Church History


      Subjects Offered for 2019-2020: Course Descriptions, Times, Dates

      Please click on the following subject titles for detailed course, textbook, and registration information. Contact Schola (register@turbonet.com or schola@turbonet.com) if you are interested in a course to verify space availability.


      Summer Events 2019
       

      Great Books (1, 2, 3, 4) -- see weekly schedule below for days and times

          Great Books 1 covers ancient Greek literature and history. 14 and up. 

          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 (I, II, III) -- see weekly schedule below for days and times
         
        Latin I covers a little over half of Latin grammar with the goal of beginning reading ability in original texts. 14 years old and up.

        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 emily@turbonet.com.


        Classical Greek -- see weekly schedule below for days and times

         
        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.


        Classical Rhetoric -- see weekly schedule below for days and times
         

        A study of the art of organizing knowledge and presenting it effectively, both in writing and speaking.  Ages 16 and up.


        History of the Christian Church-- see weekly schedule below for days and times

           
          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)


        Norse Myth and Saga -- see weekly schedule below for days and times

           
          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.


        Classical Astronomy -- see weekly schedule below for days and times (offered spring 2019)
         

          This one semester course's goal is to familiarize the student with Deep Heaven: the names, locations,  movements, and historical, biblical, and literary significance of the constellations and heavenly bodies which are visible to the naked eye.  One semester. Students sixteen 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 1:  1st half tuition fee ($225) due (if entire fee not already paid)  (Financial questions should be directed to register@turbonet.com)
        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)

        Please contact Schola (schola@turbonet.com) if you are interested in a course to verify space availability.

        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.

 
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00-9:45 *GB 1A *GB 2A *GB 3A *GB 4A
10:00-11:45 *Latin 1 Latin 2 Latin 3 *Rhetoric
1:00-2:45 *GB 1B *GB 2B *GB 3B GB 4B
3:00-4:45 *Greek 1 Church 
History
Norse Myth 
(1st semester)
Astronomy
(2nd semester)


Fees -- Please read the following carefully. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Schola (schola@turbonet.com).
 
Tuition Fee
 
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.
 

Payment
 
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).
Late Fee
 
There will be a $25 late fee for payments more than 10 days late.



Registration

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 (schola@turbonet.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.


  Other Necessary Information

 
Schola will contact all registered students with any other necessary details about software, how to log in to the sessions, familiarization sessions before classes start, preparation for classes, etc. 
 
For that and other information, you should watch the Schola News page, and look through the FAQ page for answers to questions you may have. If your questions are still not answered after reading the News and the FAQ, please contact Schola (register@turbonet.com or schola@turbonet.com)

 
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