High School Homeschool Curriculum

The greatest gift parents could ask for, when approaching their student’s high school years is wisdom. You’ll know you’ve found wisdom regarding your teen’s education when you answer these two questions: “What are the best goals for my child?” and “What are the best means to achieve those goals?”

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Homeschool Preschool Curriculum

Parents who are planning to homeschool their young children are often eager to get a jumpstart on the process by implementing a rigorous preschool curriculum. This is especially tempting when the grandparents are a little skeptical. In this case, the allure of workbooks and formal academics can be irresistible; they prove to us and the world that our little ones have accomplished something quantifiable, and it can be satisfying to report that they are on their way to the kindergarten workbook well ahead of schedule.

What is Rhetoric?

What is the first thing you picture when you hear the word rhetoric? Most people I asked recently had one of two images in mind. At best, people thought of a compelling commercial. At the worst, people envisioned a slick politician either manipulating an audience through smooth talk or lying outright.

The Future Is Bright in CC’s 20th Year

Today, more than 105,000 students from over 43,000 families participate in Classical Conversations programs in almost 2,500 communities. These communities are led by over 15,000 contracted directors and tutors and are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 15 foreign countries.

What is Common Core Curriculum and Why Should You Care?

One can hardly avoid the topic of Common Core curriculum these days. Common Core has become shorthand for the Common Core State Standards, which were proposed as a way to make sure that American public schools were preparing American students to compete in a technologically complex and global economy.

A Changing of the Guard

In 2012 Leigh stepped away from the leadership of the program she had created 15 years earlier, and it was Classical Conversations’ very first student, her oldest son, Robert, who became the new CEO.

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God Blesses Classical Conversations with Rapid Growth

As Classical Conversations began to expand outside the central North Carolina area, Leigh developed the idea of local communities led by directors and tutors for the three programs: Foundations, Essentials and Challenge. The contract workers received extensive training and resources to better offer the Classical Conversations programs in their local communities.

An Idea Takes Form

Educated to be an aerospace engineer, Leigh Bortins decided to stay home to raise her sons, and when she couldn’t find a classical, Christian homeschool curriculum, she decided to develop her own.

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