Live Online School – Particulars

 

The LIVE ONLINE SCHOOL is just that:  LIVE and ONLINE.

The Elementary meets in the morning:  9:00 to 11:00 AM  Mountain Time, Monday through Friday.

  • There are two Elementary groups:  Beginning and Advanced.
  • The Beginning Group studies Book of Mormon Stories.  The Advanced Group is studying the Four Gospels.
  • The Beginning Group,  Levels 1 & 2, learn how to read and write, how to add and subtract, tell time, read a calendar, and more.  Math and Language Arts are individualized to the needs of each student.
  • Success and Study Skills are included in the Language Arts class.  The lower level uses:  The 7 Habits of Happy Kids,  and Ben Franklin’s 13 Virtues Journal.  The Advanced Class studies the former, plus The Way to Be,  From Plowboy to Prophet, and In God We Trust:  Stories of Faith in American History.
  • The younger class is taught lessons in basic biology and earth science.
  • The Advanced group works in multiplication and division, fractions, decimals, per cents, measurement, and more, plus  grammar, spelling, and other English skills, all individualized to the needs of each student.
  • The Advanced Elementary group also learns beginning chemistry and physics.
  • All Elementary students have a World Studies class which includes geography, an introduction to United States exceptionalism, forms of government, and cultural insights as well as real history.  The course begins with the Grand Council and continues to present day.  It has four sections:  “Pre-History,” from the Grand Council to Abraham; Ancient, from Abraham to 476 AD., the Middle Ages – 476 AD to 1450 AD, and the Modern Era, 1450 to the present.  This last segment introduces American exceptionalism, meaning the purpose and mission of the United States.
  • The students meet in their classes four days a week, Monday through Thursday.  Friday their classes are shortened and assessments take place.  The last half hour on Friday is given over to oral book reports, other oral exercises, and recognition of Awards earned that week.

The Secondary Classes meet in the afternoon, 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. Mountain Time, Monday through Friday.

  • There are two groups:  Middle School or Junior High, and the High School Class.
  • The Junior High group is studying the Doctrine and Covenants and Our Heritage. The High School class is studying Moses, Abraham, and the Old Testament through Deuteronomy.
  • Language Arts are individualized and dependent upon diagnostic testing as well as classroom performance. Cost varies dependent upon the student’s level.  The Jr. High class is working on biography and reading Boys Who Became Prophets and I Walked to Zion, as well as biographies of their own choosing.  The High School Class is working on learning about the novel and studying the Behunin “Isaac Trilogy:”  Remembering Isaac, Discovering Isaac, and Becoming Isaac.
  • Combined with Language Arts are Study and Success Skills.   This year the Jr. High class is studying:  You Have A Brain, by Dr. Ben Carson.  The High School class is learning from:  The Secret Principles of Genius.
  • Math is also individualized dependent upon the entrance diagnostic and classroom performance.  Cost is minimal.  Geometry requires a kit and later courses may require a specific calculator.
  • Junior High science covers lessons in chemistry, physics, biology and earth science.  Students perform labs on the average of twice weekly.
  • Senior science is currently high school Biology.  Labs are optional, but very much recommended.
  • Both classes participate in the World Studies course which covers from the Grand Council to present day.  It is divided into four time periods: “Pre-History” which covers from the Grand Council through to Abraham; Ancient History – covering from Abraham through 476 AD, the Middle Ages – 476 Ad – 1450 AD., and the Modern Era from 1450 AD to the present.  This last segment introduces American exceptionalism, meaning the purpose and mission of the United States.
  • The students meet in their classes four days a week, Monday through Thursday.  Friday their classes are shortened and assessments take place.  The last half hour on Friday is given over to oral book reports, other oral exercises, and recognition of Awards earned that week.

Materials and Books Required:

  • 8 Composition Books.
  • 1 pack of white, lined, 3″ x 5″ index cards
  • 3 packs of colored, lined 3″ x 5″ index cards.
  • Copy of The Book of Mormon Stories for the Beginning Elementary class.
  • Red Scripture marker and own set of markable scriptures for Advanced Elementary, Jr. & Sr. High classes.
  • English supplies are dependent upon the individual level and learning styles of the student. Can range from $20.00 to $50.00.
  • Math costs are minimal.  Depending upon level, the student may need two rolls of pennies or a set of 100 counters,  a geometry kit or a calculator.
  • Science for Elementary:  How to Be Good at Science, Technology & Engineering  – $15.99 new; $3.99 & up used
  • Science for Jr. High: Science in the Atomic Age – $59.00
  • Science for High School Biology:  Exploring Creation through Biology, 2nd Edition – $75.95 new, $10.18 & up used.
  • History Text – All Levels:  The Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History – Currently out-of-print.  Some are asking over $800.00 for the book!  Shop around. Used ones are available starting at $28.50 & up.  According to the publisher a New Edition is coming soon.

School Rules:

  • Be ready for the instructor to invite you to class and accept the invite.
  • Each session starts and ends with prayer.
  • Respect others’ right to learn.
  • NO chatting during class time.
  • Write down your assignments.
  • Raise your hand to be recognized, just as in a regular class.
  • Come to class prepared to discuss the previous day’s reading or lesson or the assignment due that day or to take the day’s quiz or test.
  • Complete all homework in an timely and efficient manner.
  • When needed, contact instructors for extra help.
  • Absences must be cleared through a parent.  Otherwise, class No-Shows earn a 0 (zero)  for the day.  However, the work still must be made-up in order to avoid an INCOMPLETE.
  • Grade Reports for the past week and Assignments for the following week are given, yes, weekly.  Parents always know where their students are in a class, if they are doing well, have fudged, have Incompletes, or are headed for the Honor Roll.

Grading Scale:

  • A = 96-100
  • A –  = 91-95
  • B+ = 88-90
  • B = 85 – 87
  • I = Incomplete  The undone work must be completed as quickly as possible.  NOTE:  Some times students do not wish to do a lesson or repeatedly put it off.  Parents WILL be informed.
  • D = 84 & below = DO OVER.    WHY???  Our experience has shown that when a student dips below 85% mastery, he or she begins to slide more and more, and finds it harder and harder to keep-up.  Therefore, our 84% cut-off for a DO-OVER helps to stop the slide, and reinstates good work.

Note (1):  LIVE ONLINE CLASSES are NOT RECORDED.  IF a student must miss a class, the instructor will be happy to supply the student with the missed information.  Normally, if it is known in advance that an absence will occur, the student or parent is expected to alert the instructor far enough ahead so that the instructor may give the student the work he/she would be expected to do in the absence, and turn it in BEFORE the absence occurs.  In this way, the student stays current with his/her classes.

Note (2):  The current price of $180.00 per student for the Live Online Classes is a discounted price in response to the COVID Pandemic.  Normal pricing is $240.00 per month per student.  The current pricing of $180.00 is also the normal discounted pricing for having more than one student enrolled.  IF you enrolled with the discounted COVID Pricing, your pricing will remain at the discounted rate of $180.00 per student even after the Pandemic is over. 🙂

Note (3):  Partial scholarships are available for those in need.

 

 

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