SCHOLARS ONLINE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

The Scholars Online Christmas and New Year's Holiday begins with the last class Friday, 22 December 2017, and ends with the first classes on Monday, 8 January 2018. Some teachers may alter this schedule to accommodate travel and other holiday commitments, so do check with each of your teachers if you have questions about when classes meet.

Have a joyous Christmas and a happy New Year celebration!

The Scholars Online Scholarship Fund

Donating to Scholars Online is easy...just make your Christmas purchases from Amazon.com through the Scholars Online Bookstore site or by designating Scholars Online as your charity of choice at http://smile.amazon.com. Then do your online Christmas shopping. Each purchase will add to the Scholarship Fund, enabling deserving students with financial hardship to continue their SO courses.

Direct contributions to our scholarship fund are tax-exempt, as Scholars Online is a 501(c)(3) organization. To make a direct donation by check or online, see our Scholarship page.

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. We will begin taking scholarship applications in March 2018 for our 2018-2019 courses.

Curriculum Planning

What does a classical Christian education look like? Scholars Online offers courses covering Latin, Greek, Literature, Mathematics, Science, History, Modern Languages, Programming, Logic, and Composition for grades six through twelve. Our curriculum emphasizes development of critical thinking skills, written communication, and subject mastery at each level. For details about the course offerings, appropriate sequence and grade levels, check out the Complete Classical Education curriculum page.

If you have questions about your pupil's readiness for a specific course, email the teacher by clicking on the teacher's name at the Scholars Online Teacher Page or ask our academic advisor, Mrs. LaJuana Decker (see Contacts).

If you are interested in a custom-designed tutorial or chat sessions at a time other than those offered, please let the Administration Office know your course requirements and we will help you identify a tutor. Note that tutorial sessions are charged on a per-hour basis, with fees set by the tutor.

We will begin posting courses for summer 2018 and the academic term for 2018-2019 in January, 2018. Enrollment opens March 1, 2018.

A Reminder: National Latin Exam, National Greek Exam, Online Exam

These exams provide opportunities for homeschooled students to receive recognition for their accomplishments, and allow them to compete for scholarships provided by the American Classical League. Scholars Online students have excelled in these examinations, winning successive gold and silver awards in Latin, high and highest honors in the Greek exam, and even the Greek Scholarship.

The 2018 National Greek Exam will be administered February 19 through March 3, 2018. Students can choose from among several exams depending on their level of experience. Students with special circumstances (including homeschool students) should contact Greek Exam Chair Generosa Sangco-Jackson at greekexam@aclclassics.org for instructions on ordering and participating in the examination. Students achieving purple or blue ribbons in the Homeric and Attic Greek examinations may apply for a $2000 scholarship to continue their Greek studies in college. Check the NGE website at http://aclclassics.org/pages/national-greek-exams to get more information, descriptions of the syllabus covered by each exam, past exam samples, preparation guidelines, and to order copies of the exam.

The 2018 National Latin Exam is offered at seven levels and will be administered February 26, 2018 through March 16, 2018. Special instructions for homeschoolers are available in PDF format for download at http://www.nle.org/pdf/homeschoolers.pdf. Check the NLE website at http://www.nle.org/ to get more information, descriptions of the syllabus covered by each exam, past exam samples, preparation guidelines, and to order copies of the exam. Students achieving gold medal levels in the Latin II, III-IV Prose, III-IV Poetry, and Latin V-VI Exams in their senior year of high school are eligible to apply for one of five $2000 scholarships, renewable for each year the student continues to study Latin in college.

We strongly urge all students of Latin and Greek to participate in these examinations to receive credit for their hard efforts! Deadlines for registration for the National Greek Exam and the National Latin Exam are both January 20, 2018.

College Application Notes

Deadlines are fast approaching for college seniors to get their essays and applications in to the colleges of their choice.

Letters of Recommendation

It's time for seniors to apply for college admission. An important component of the college application is the letter of recommendation submitted by your teacher. Here are some points for students to consider when asking for a letter of recommendation:

Did you know Scholars Online transcripts are free?

Parents can review their student's transcript anytime online in your Account Management Center. Just log in and scroll down to the "Show transcript for (Your student)" button. If you need a formal transcript sent on Scholars Online letterhead for high school programs, internships, scholarships, or college applications, just contact us at accounts@scholarsonline.org with a list of addresses and deadlines. There is no separate charge for formal transcripts; your registration fee covers the costs of mailing a reasonable number of transcripts each year.

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