Our Language Arts curriculum emphasizes vocabulary, detail, GUM (grammar, usage, mechanics) and organization. We also offer more engaging material for advanced students. Regardless of level, all our books cover diverse subject matter: literature, history, math, and even philosophy. Likewise, each reading exercise is followed by several writing questions. In addition to these components, which are crucial but standard, we offer a little something extra.
Our teachers lean in to classroom discussion a bit more than others, and we emphasize the note-taking process. We encourage students to elaborate on answers, to make connections to personal experience and even current events. We encourage students to use the internet to look up words and find answers. Furthermore, we haven’t forgotten the importance of literature for personal development: we use short stories and poems to teach lessons. For those with a particular passion for the material, we offer a Writer’s Practicum (upon completion, students will receive a professional-quality book, with their own work in it). Finally, we’re eager to customize each class based on students’ needs and parents’ wishes. In short, we offer a balance of traditional Language Arts instruction and enrichment.