What is Classical Conversations?

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What if your child’s school was amazing?
What if your child loved learning?
What if your family became stronger through school?

Classical Conversations is a home-centered, Christian education program that equips you to teach your children through resources and community support.The “classical” model of education divides learning into three phases based on the growth of the student:
Grammar
Dialectic
Rhetoric

Classical education aims to build the skills needed for leadership: logic, debate, public speaking, clear reasoning, researching, writing, and communicating.

Now, you can use a classical model on your own – without Classical Conversations…

There are plenty of books and curricula developed to teach all of the skills and provide practice to prepare students to become leaders in any field they pursue.

You can pick and choose from Charlotte Mason ideas and add the Latin, fine arts, and nature studies to round out any sort of modern education.

You can have your students study classical works of literature. Or you can become part of a Classical Conversations community!

Come learn about the mission, model and method of Classical Conversations.

Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families.

With Classical Conversations, you don’t have to go it alone!  Children along with one of their parents meet together weekly with a parent-tutor.

Corresponding to the 3 phases of classical education, Classical Conversations offers Foundations, Essentials, and Challenge programs.

Students (ages 4-11) in the FOUNDATIONS program study history, sciences, arithmetic, and geography. The tutor leads the class in five thirty-minute segments that cover new memory work, a science project, a fine arts activity, public speaking, and memory work review time.

Further success comes from being able to communicate ideas well. Learning the ESSENTIALS of language and writing, and drilling basic arithmetic facts using games for ages 9 to 11 is the next step in the Classical Conversations program. Students compose sentences and learn the rules of writing by talking about them (the dialectic model). Parents learn about English grammar and writing, too, because they attend class with their students. They watch a parent tutor model the lesson so that they can continue the lesson at home.

CC CHALLENGE covers a full curriculum of subjects for middle and high school students. There are six levels: A, B, I, II, III, and IV. Typically students begin A when they are 12 and progress through each level completing Challenge IV as a senior.  Each level progresses through math, Latin, science, and literature with additional seminars which include economics, history, philosophy, theology, logic, and drama.

Come learn about the mission, model and method of Classical Conversations.

Classical Conversations is growing and new campuses are forming in the area.  This is very exciting!

There is already a strong Classical Conversations group in the Platteville area.

Classical Conversations of Viroqua started 2 years ago and is now ready to more students for the 2015/2016 school year.

Classical Conversations Information Meeting scheduled:

Sylvan Meadows Farm Store, 207 S. Main St., Viroqua
Thursday, June 11 @ 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Contact: Cheryl Mickelsen, Director Foundations/Essentials, CC of Viroqua triviumtutor21 at gmail dot com

Cheryl is also contracting for the paid position of parent-tutor in the Classical Conversations Foundations program in Viroqua .  A tutor must be a parent of a registered Classical Conversations Foundations student (between the age of 4-12 yrs) who has an interest in promoting classical education by tutoring the weekly grammar of the seven disciplines:  History, geography, timeline, English, Latin, math, and science.  Also, opportunities to lead science experiments and fine arts activities. Registered Foundations tutors/substitutes will have attended a 3 Day Free Practicum this summer AND receive 9 hours of instruction in the afternoon sessions. Be a committed Bible-believing Christian with a Biblical worldview. Sign a contract with the Director who will have interviewed all applicants prior to being hired. The tutor is an independent contractor.

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