Classical Conversations is a community, not exactly a co-op, not a school. CC was developed to educate parents on how to classically educate their children for the eternal purpose of sharing Christ with the world. Classical Conversations offers several programs for children ages 4 through high school.
Grammar Years (Elementary Education)
Our Foundations Programs provide a Classical Christian community for homeschool families with students in grades K4-6th grade. These power-packed programs meet once a week for twelve weeks in the fall and twelve weeks in the winter/spring months.
Based on the classical model of education, families meet weekly to introduce new memory work (or grammar of a subject) and review old memory work using Classical Conversations' Foundations Guide as the heart of the curriculum. A trained tutor creatively introduces the memory work and leads the classroom time.
The memory work is divided into 6 subjects:
- English grammar
In addition to the memory work, students also participate in a fine arts project/lesson, a science project, and an opportunity to practice oral presentation skills each week.
In the afternoons, during our Essentials program, our students (4th through 6th graders) work on intensive English grammar, math, public speaking, and writing skills using the highly acclaimed Institute for Excellence in Writing program.
Dialectic and Rhetoric Years (Junior High/Senior High)
The Challenge programs are divided into six levels for the upper grades. During the junior high years, when children are in the dialectic stage of learning, students in Challenge A and Challenge B process the grammar or terms they have mastered during the early years. These years are the time when debate and critical thinking are taught. During the senior high years, when children are in the rhetoric stage of learning, students in Challenge 1-4 focus on the "output" of learning. Challenge classes are college-prep classes where the children master subjects, such as Latin, science, literature, math, and history, and are able to teach and explain the subject matter to others.
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