Issue 78 | March 24, 2015 | Classical Conversations Comments
Welcome to the 2014-15 home stretch. Many of you are beginning to emerge from study - focus and transition to portfolio and re-registration questions. Classical Conversations has come up a time or two in those portfolio questions, so to answer some of the questions, we send you a very helpful chart, along with our comments.
Classical Conversations Comments
CC is a well-developed program that stretches from early elementary through high school using the classical methodology along with Christian teaching. Most but not all of the courses can be treated as text courses, but evidence must be presented for the completed studies in the portfolio review. The Challenge levels 1-4 are the only ones for which NARHS can validate credit. Although the middle school levels may indeed be rigorous, they cannot be considered high school.
Saxon math is usually the publisher recommended for the CC students. However, we will accept any high school math if the student shows the work.
For American literature and British literature, logged hours are needed as well as work shown.
For the Ultimate Spanish it would be best to log hours for language practice. The program includes practice CDs but we recommend a minimum of 25 additional hours of practice beyond class time, to be shown.
When logging hours for the lit. courses, class time as well as homework counts.
On the chart below, the variety of courses are listed across the page from the challenge levels (1-4) The "reasoning & philosophy" category is usually considered a "social studies" but in some cases may be regarded as an "English".
The yellow-highlighted row located at the bottom of the challenge level courses tells what to save from each course for the portfolio review. The chart is also laid out the same for levels 2, 3 and 4.
If you have any comments or questions on this information, please write or call us. We are always happy to hear from you.
Click here to download the chart:
Classical Conversations Scope and Sequence