Sarah Esposito returns to Scholars Online to teach Greek

Sarah studied under Dr. Bruce and Dr. Christe McMenomy at Scholars Online Academy and became a second generation teacher upon receiving her BA in Classics from Middlebury College in 2006. While in college, she studied Greek and Roman history and archeology in Sicily, Naples, and Rome on the 2004 Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies' Semester in Rome Program. In 2012, she completed her MA at the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill with a thesis interpreting Thucydides' discussions of the Athenian tyrannicides. Other research interests include Greek thought in Vergil's Georgics and Herodotus' portrayals of non-Greek peoples in the Histories.

Sarah's experience includes teaching Latin in a brick-and-mortar setting as a UNC Chapel Hill graduate teaching fellow. She has also tutored and coached writing both online and face-to-face for the UNC Chapel Hill Writing Center. This will be her eighth year teaching Greek for Scholars Online, and we are delighted to welcome her back.

Our 2018-2019 Greek curriculum includes

  1. Greek I (Instructor: Sarah Esposito) — To be determined with enrolled students
  2. Greek II (Instructor: Timothy Dean) — WF 1:30-3:00 ET
  3. Greek III (Instructor: Bruce McMenomy) — To be determined with enrolled students
  4. Greek IV (Instructor: Bruce McMenomy) —To be determined with enrolled students

Scholars Online has been nominated for the 2018 Homeschool World i-Learn Awards

Scholars Online has received nominations in multiple categories for the 2018 Practical Homeschooling i-Learn Awards! This is a chance to rate the best curricula for homeschoolers in different grade ranges and subject areas. You can cast your ballots for the best homeschooling programs at the i-Learn Awards Ballot site.

Voting deadline is April 15, 2018, so don't miss your chance to help Scholars Online gain recognition for its courses. We have been nominated in the following categories:

Accreditation

After review with by the Board of Directors and in consultation with Scholars Online parents and teachers, we ended our association with AdvancED in June, 2017 and sought an accrediting organization more supportive of our goals and mission. We can now announce that Scholars Online has completed the initial Candidacy for Accreditation process and been accepted as a member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), with Candidacy Status. Candidacy acknowledges that our processes and programs meet a rigorous set of standards for online education institutions that include teacher qualifications, course content, management transparency, and financial accountability. Formal accreditation is expected in 2019, after we complete a year of self-study to identify areas for improvement.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding formal accreditation for your students' work during this transition period.

Update on Summer Session Courses for 2018

The 2018 summer session runs from June 11 - August 17, 2018 (individual courses may span different periods within the session, so check your course description for exact start dates). Summer classes are a great way for students to build new skills in fun but still useful ways and for new students to learn their way around the Scholars Online chat and Moodle. Click on the course name to see descriptions of class schedules and costs, and on syllabus links to see detailed course content and assignments.

Enrollment must be completed by June 3 to ensure placement in the course, and payment in full is due before students can attend chat sessions (membership and registration fees are due at enrollment). Enrollments received after June 3 may not be processed in time for students to attend the first sessions of their course.

Adults and older students who want to review materials, gain new skills, or just discuss classic works of drama and literature are welcome to join any of our summer courses.

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Scholarship Fund

Scholars Online receives donations for scholarships directly, and dedicates all money received from its Bookstore Amazon Associates affiliation to the Scholarship fund. Scholarships are granted on a case-by-case basis for tuition assistance when students would otherwise be unable to take courses due to job loss, medical expenses, or other family emergencies. Please contact accounts@scholarsonline.org to request information about scholarship availability for the 2017 Summer and Academic Year Courses.

Direct contributions to our scholarship fund are tax-exempt, as Scholars Online is a 501(c)(3) organization. To make a donation by check or online, see our Scholarship page. You may also donate by making purchases from Amazon.com through the Scholars Online Bookstore site or by designating Scholars Online as your charity of choice at Smile at Amazon.