Our old Moodle theme did not support tables or smartphones very well, was sluggish, and had some issues working with the new Moodle release. We've installed a completely new Scholars Online Moodle theme based on the popular Essential theme, which allows students and teachers to configure their own pages easily for the best access on computer screens, tablets, and smartphones. We'll be publishing more soon on how to take advantage of the new features!
Mary Pride has just published the results from Practical Homeschooling's 2017 iLearn competition. Scholars Online placed first in the Online Academies, Classical Studies, and History categories, second in the High School Core Curriculum, Latin, and Science categories, and third in the Middle School category.
Moodle 3.3 was released May 15, 2017, with significant improvements in security, performance, and functionality. After testing on our development platform, we've successfully upgraded the Moodle from 3.1 to 3.3.
Dr. Bruce McMenomy will present "Vergilius Tragicus" (viewing the Aeneid as being a deliberate reflection of Greek tragic structure and themes) during the American Classical League's annual Institution meeting, which occurs this year from June 26-28 at the University of Texas, Austin, TX.
Congratulations to SO students Juliana Pimentel, winner of her first silver medal, and to Olivia Liu, winner of her fourth gold medal, in this year's National Latin Exam!
Congratulations to the Scholars Online Class of 2012 — now graduating from college — especially Lucie Buisson and Joseph Malone at the University of Dallas, Phi Beta Kappa! Alumni, share your stories here or in the SO Facebook group!
Congratulations to Madame Lavissière's French students Petra and Anne Stauffer, Moriah Wittenberg, and Alana Ross, who among them won a silver medal, bronze medal, and two honorable mentions in the 2016 Le Grand Concours, the National French Contest sponsored by the American Associations of Teachers of French.
Scholars Online welcomes new instructor David Townsend, who will teach pre-Algebra and Algebra for the 2016-2017 academic year, joining Art Mabbott (Geometry, Advanced Algebra, Pre Calculus) and Fred Williams (Calculus), to provide a six-year integrated math program for our students.
Math teacher Art Mabbott just completed a presentation the T^3 International Conference in Orlando, FL (February 26-28) on methods of integrating calculator applications such as the Texas Instruments TI-Nspire App for iPad into geometry, trigonometry, and pre-calculus instruction.
Dr. Bruce McMenomy has made concordances for the Aeneid and the epics of Homer available not only to Scholars Online but also to the general public — just scroll down the "Resources" option. These new resources join his website on Shakespeare movies, which lists hundreds of film versions of Shakespeare's plays with short reviews of each.
Scholars Online is currently engaged in accreditation evaluation by MSA-CESS for the 2017-2018 academic year and following years. Courses taken from Fall 2009 - Spring 2017 were fully accredited by AdvancED and NWAC. For more information on accreditation, see our Scholars Online Accreditation page.