Liberal Studies Program – Enroll Today!

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Where Have Our College Credits Been Accepted?

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Here is a helpful link for parents and students who are deciding on our Liberal Studies Program this summer.

Where Have Our College Credits Been Accepted?

Online Latin Classes for 2011-2012 School Year

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We are offering the following online Latin courses for the 2011-2012 academic year:

  • Latin I: Introduction to Latin Thursdays beginning at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The first class is September 1.
  • Latin II: Further on the Latin Road Fridays at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time. First class is September 2.

The course descriptions are below. Please note that class sizes are limited to 12 students.

Latin I: Introduction to Latin
The instructor will be Mrs. Anne Van Fossen. She has a master’s degree in Classics and has 9 years of experience teaching classical languages. Anne earned her Master’s degree in Classics from the University of California at Santa Barbara where she was awarded the Keith Aldridge Memorial Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in the Classics and taught Greek Mythology, Classical Archaeology, Greek Civilization, and Greek Tragedy as a teaching assistant for four years. Anne earned her bachelor’s degree in Physics and Chemistry (summa cum laude) from Mount Holyoke College and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi Societies.

The course will use the Oxford Latin Course [OLC] – a series commonly used in both high schools and colleges in the United States. For Latin I we will be using Part One of the OLC. Half of the book will be covered each semester. The OLC offers a good mixture of both inductive and deductive learning. It includes a clear and systematic presentation of grammar with the regular use of extended readings so students can begin to absorb the patterns of a new language. The narrative passages detail the life of the Roman poet Horace and help students to develop an understanding of a critical point in the history of Rome – the transition from the Republic to the Empire during the times of Cicero and Augustus.

The text will be supplemented with chants, games, online activities and drills. Online class time is spent in reading Latin aloud, translating with the help of the teacher and the class, and going over homework as a group. Intriguing word histories (etymology) are discovered along the way.

Students will have the option of taking the National Latin Exam in the Spring semester.

Course Requirements:
Students should expect to work 30-45 minutes a day to complete homework assignments.

Latin I is open to students with little or no previous Latin.
Open to grades 7 to adult or with permission of instructor.

Specifics for
Introduction to Latin:

  • There will be 28 hours of class time each semester. Each class will be 2 hours long and will take place in one of our online classrooms. There will be 14 weeks of classes.
  • The classes will be on Thursdays beginning at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The first class is September 1.
  • Tuition is $395 per semester. If you register for both semesters you will receive a 10% tuition discount. Tuition will be $711 rather than $790.
  • Family discounts are available for those who would like to enroll two or more students. The discount is 20% for all students after the first one.
  • To take advantage of these family discounts you may enroll by mail sending the appropriate payment. You can also enroll with us by phone at 1-360-496-0007. Or you may simply enroll your students here online and send us an email at info@greatbooksdiscussions.org requesting your family discount. We’ll promptly mail a check to you in the amount of the discount.
  • The course will continue with a second semester of 14 two hour classes to begin in January.
  • Oxford Latin Course Part One will be the student text. The Oxford book may be purchased from our bookstore here.
  • Class size limited to 12 students.

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding the Latin course feel free to write to Mrs. Van Fossen at annevan@west.net.

Latin II: Further on the Latin Road

Anne Van Fossen

The instructor will be Mrs. Anne Van Fossen. She has a master’s degree in Classics and has 9 years of experience teaching classical languages. Anne earned her Master’s degree in Classics from the University of California at Santa Barbara where she was awarded the Keith Aldridge Memorial Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in the Classics and taught Greek Mythology, Classical Archaeology, Greek Civilization, and Greek Tragedy as a teaching assistant for four years. Anne earned her bachelor’s degree in Physics and Chemistry (summa cum laude) from Mount Holyoke College and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi Societies.

The course will use the Oxford Latin Course [OLC] – a series commonly used in both high schools and colleges in the United States. For Latin II we will be using Part Two of the OLC. Half of the book will be covered each semester. The OLC offers a good mixture of both inductive and deductive learning. It includes a clear and systematic presentation of grammar with the regular use of extended readings so students can begin to absorb the patterns of a new language. The narrative passages detail the life of the Roman poet Horace and help students to develop an understanding of a critical point in the history of Rome – the transition from the Republic to the Empire during the times of Cicero and Augustus.

The text will be supplemented with chants, games, online activities and drills. Online class time is spent in reading Latin aloud, translating with the help of the teacher and the class, and going over homework as a group. Intriguing word histories (etymology) are discovered along the way.

Students will have the option of taking the National Latin Exam in the Spring semester.

Course Requirements:
Students should expect to work 30-45 minutes a day to complete homework assignments.

Latin II is open to students with previous Latin experience. Open to grades 7 to adult or with permission of instructor.

Specifics for
Latin II: Further on the Latin Road

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  • There will be 28 hours of class time each semester. Each class will be 2 hours long and will take place in one of our online classrooms. There will be 14 weeks of classes.
  • The classes will be on Fridays beginning at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The first class is September 2.
  • Tuition is $395 per semester. If you register for both semesters you will receive a 10% tuition discount. Tuition will be $711 rather than $790.
  • Family discounts are available for those who would like to enroll two or more students. The discount is 20% for all students after the first one.
  • To take advantage of these family discounts you may enroll by mail sending the appropriate payment. You can also enroll with us by phone at 1-360-496-0007. Or you may simply enroll your students here online and send us an email at info@greatbooksdiscussions.org requesting your family discount. We’ll promptly mail a check to you in the amount of the discount.
  • The course will continue with a second semester of 14 two hour classes to begin in January.
  • Oxford Latin Course Part Two will be the student text. The Oxford book may be purchased from our bookstore here.
  • Class size limited to 12 students.

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding the Latin course feel free to write to Mrs. Van Fossen at annevan@west.net .

To enroll:

Step 1: Email your student’s name, address, phone number, email address, and name of the desired class to info@greatbooksdiscussions.org .

Step 2: Make Payment. Tuition may be paid securely with a credit card online below or by phone at 800-331-6071. You may also send a check to:

Great Books Discussions
P.O. Box 756
Morton, Washington 98356

Before making your tuition payment please visit our Policies page.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call us at 1- 360-496-0007. We are happy to speak with you.

New Online Class Added for the Ancient Greeks Online Class

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New Class Added!
Fridays at 11 a.m.
First Year: Ancient Greeks
1st class 9/2

Online Class Schedule

Our Great Books Classes for 2011-2012 are Filling Up

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THURSDAY 7/17/11 Update: This class is now FULL.
10:30 a.m
First Year: Ancient Greeks
1st class is 9/1

There is still room in the Friday Greek class. Please see the schedule below.

Online Class Schedule 2011-2012

Great Books Readings for 2011-2012

Online Angelicum Great Books Program Enrollment Form for 2011-2012

“If you’re in the GB program right now, cherish this time! I really believe that you will never have another class quite as good as this one. Even though I have some very excellent teachers at …..college (which everyone should come to, by the way lol)… none of them will be able to compare to what Mr. Bertucci, Dr. Taylor, Dr. Redpath and Dr. Hancock have given me, the ability to think and ask questions. I know it seems like a fairly common thing to have, but frankly, it is grossly underdeveloped in many people. Just know how lucky you all are to have this, and I hope you all enjoy every moment of it as much as I did.” – comment on Facebook by one of our Great Books Students

Faith and Life for Grades 1-8: Now updated to the new translation of the Roman Missal!

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Note for Our Angelicum Parents: We are currently updating our religion lesson plans for the new editions. If you have received an older version of the lesson plans for religion grades 1-8, please email us for a new version. Thanks! info@angelicum.net

Faith and Life
now updated to the new translation
of the Roman Missal!
The Faith and Life religious education series is now in its Third Edition, with texts and activities fully updated to the new translation of the Roman Missal to be implemented in Advent 2011. The Faith and Life Third Edition series presents Catholic teaching using the time-tested ecclesial methodology and spiral development of catechesis, in a beautiful, student-friendly, comprehensive format.It is excellent for grades 1-8 in Catholic schools and parish catechetical programs as well as at home.The Faith and Life series is fully correlated with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and features increased use of Scripture to complement the series’ outstanding presentation of Catholic doctrine and practices. The teachers’ manuals were updated (2009/2010) with spiral bindings, a new interior layout of the lesson plans and inserted student text along with several additional features making it easier for teachers to plan lessons and teach in the classroom. Review the improvements to the teachers’ manuals.What is the difference between Faith and Life Third Edition and Faith and Life Revised Edition?
Faith and Life Third Edition is a minor updating of the Revised Edition so that the text conforms to the new liturgical translation of the Roman Missal which will be implemented in Advent 2011. The Third Edition is not a major revision of the Faith and Life series. In fact, on average only ten student text pages per grade and six activity book pages per grade were affected by the new liturgical texts. Review the changes to the text.Do I need to replace my Revised Edition Teachers’ Manuals if I purchase the Third Edition Student text and Activity books?
No, the Revised Edition Teachers’ Manuals can be used with the Third Edition Student text and Activity books for each grade. A listing of changes between the two series due to the new Roman Missal is available in the downloads section of this website. Because the changes are few and listed by chapter and lesson, a teacher can easily anticipate where some minor liturgical text or reference has changed and plan for it or make note of it in the Teacher’s Manual itself.
Faith and Life provides:

  • clear, comprehensive, and exciting presentations of Catholicism tailored to different grade levels
  • catechesis corresponding to the four pillars of the Catechism, covering Catholic doctrine, morality, sacraments, and prayer
  • emphasis on forming young people to live the Catholic faith by balancing affective and experiential aspects of catechesis with a systematic presentation of Catholic doctrine
  • biblically based presentations of salvation history
  • questions and answers that synthesize and distill key doctrinal elements to be mastered by students
  • beautiful, inspirational, and instructive art

Activity Books

  • Designed for classroom or home use
  • Feature creative activities for review, reinforcement, and enrichment of each lesson

 

Student Texts:

  • have been declared to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church by the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on the Catechism
  • also conform with the Vatican’s General Directory for Catechesis
  • incorporate specific references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • incorporate even more Scripture into the student texts and activities

Teachers’ Manuals feature:

  • a new 2 page lesson planning layout that incorporates both the inserted student text (highlighted for the specific lesson) and the teacher’s activities into a single lesson-structured text.
  • spiral binding for easy stay open placement and photocopying
  • four lessons and a review for each chapter, so teachers can conveniently pace their lessons to cover one chapter per week, if they choose
  • prayers, supplemental materials for teachers, Catholic culture boxes with information on saints and other resources for teachers
  • new quizzes and tests with answer keys

New Contact Information Posted for the Angelicum

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Dear Parents and Students,

As the Angelicum continues to grow, we have had to get more phone numbers for parents and students. Please visit our contact page for updated information.

CONTACT PAGE ON ANGELICUM

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