Deadlines for Academic Year
Orientation Sessions


Enrollment and Fee Deadlines for 2020-2021

You must complete registration and enrollment by August 20 to attend live student and parent orientation sessions August 24-28 and verify Moodle and Chat access before classes begin. We encourage all families, both new and returning, to attend a policy orientation session.

THIS YEAR IS DIFFERENT!

Many classes begin on Monday, August 31, the week before Labor Day. Some teachers have elected to start after Labor Day, so please check your class start dates or contact the teacher.

All memberships, fees, and tuition must be paid in full before students are allowed to attend class, unless special arrangments have been made with the accounts office.

Late enrollments may be accepted if the teacher permits this, and we will try to process them promptly, but students may miss chat sessions if the enrollment is received after August 20, and a late fee may be charged for the cost of expediting enrollments.

Academic year courses for 2020-2021:

  • History and Government: World History I, U.S. History (New), U.S. Government (New)
  • Greek: I, II, III, and IV
  • Latin: I, II, III, IV (Caesar and Vergil), and V. Latin tutorials by arrangement.
  • Literature: Fairy Tales-Myth-Folklore, The Thought Plickens, World Literature, Western Literature to Dante, English Literature, American Literature, Senior English
  • Mathematics: Algebra I (Evening session added), Geometry, Advanced Algebra with Trigonometry (Algebra II), Pre-Calculus, Calculus
  • Modern Languages: French I, French II
  • Philosophy: Reasoning
  • Science: Natural Science I and II, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Writing: Cursus Scriptorum, Writing for the College-bound (New)

A comprehensive course listing with teachers, class schedule, and tuition fees is available at the 2020 Course Listing page. If you are planning to take a course that does not yet have dates or times set, contact the teacher as soon as possible to let him or her know your available times.

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.


Chat and Policy Orientation Sessions

We’re offering several opportunities for new students and parents to become familiar with our online tools and Scholars Online policies.

  • Orientation to Scholars Online Chat and Moodle is a short introduction to the functions of our own special AJAX-powered HTML-enabled chat environment and our Moodle course delivery system. Learn how to get the most out of live chat so that you can fully participate in your classes. Discover how to navigate the Moodle to find your courses, assignments, grades, send messages to teachers and other students, post to forums, and submit assignments. These sessions will be held in The Commons Chat, available to all Scholars Online Members from the Chat login.

    Chat Orientation Sessions

    • Monday, 24 August, 8pm Eastern / 5pm Pacific
    • Wednesday, 26 August, 3pm Eastern / noon Pacific
    • Friday, 28 August , 11am Eastern / 8am Pacific

  • Policy Orientation sessions have also been scheduled to allow parents and students to meet with Scholars Online administrators and teachers in live chat. We will go over expectations for communicating with parents, plagiarism and cheating policies, and answer any questions you may have about administrative policies and course expectations. We strongly urge all parents to attend at least one of these sessions. Because there has been continuing confusion over what constitutes plagiarism and cheating in our courses, and to ensure the safety of our students, we will be asking parents and students to affirm that they have read and understand our policies regarding cheating, privacy, and site use. If you have any questions about these policies, attend one of the sessions below and ask them!

    • Tuesday 25 August, 8PM Eastern / 5pm Pacific
      This session will be held using the Scholars Online Commons chat, and is recommended for families with low bandwidth internet connections.

    • Wednesday 26 August, 8PM Eastern / 5pm Pacific
      This session will be held using Zoom. If you wish to attend this session, please send an email to the accounts administrator stating your intention by Monday, August 24. We will send you an invitation with Zoom session link and password.

      Please note: We cannot provide technical support for Zoom during this session. You are responsible for verifying that your internet bandwidth is adequate, and for installing the Zoom application if you prefer to use it rather than a default browser connection.

    We will schedule additional orientation sessions if necessary to make sure that all Scholars Online members are aware of and able to abide by our policies.

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 our Summer and Academic Year Courses. Scholarships will be distributed June 1.

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.


Have questions?

  • Check our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for common questions and answers about Scholars Online.
  • Learn more about us by reading our blog, Continuing in the Word.
  • Our curriculum advisor can help you determine whether a course is right for your student.
  • You can also contact our teachers by clicking on the teacher’s name in his or her biography on the teachers page or by clicking on any teacher name in the full course description.
  • You can always email us directly at admin@scholarsonline.org with any questions, any time. Please let us know if you prefer a phone call response, and the best times to call.

Dr. Bruce A. McMenomy • Dr. Christe A. McMenomy

www.scholarsonline.org

Scholars Online is a Washington state non-profit organization supporting Classical Christian Education for all students, regardless of race, creed, or age.

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