A Gift to Last a Lifetime

Give your child the gift that will last a lifetime this holiday season, a classical education. A classical education teaches children how to think, not what to think. It is an education that exemplifies truth, goodness, and beauty. And most importantly provides wisdom and teaches virtue.  Students who receive a classical education score higher on the ACTs and SATs in reading, writing, and math. Students’ minds are challenged by reading the great works of literature, learning the history of Western Civilization, and deciphering arithmetic, all while fostering virtue. Don’t wait; enroll your child today! Give them the timeless gift of a classical education: rooted in western ideology and embedded with virtue.

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CCS-A Parent Perspectives

Check out what just a few Classical Charter Schools of America parents are saying about their child’s enrollment!  

Changing “I think I can” to “I know I can”

Reading, mathematics, science, and history. These automatically come to mind when thinking about education. In addition to academics, students are also becoming more self-sufficient. Young children, especially students beginning school for the first time, are experiencing a new and exciting world. Kindergarteners learning to tie their shoes, advocating for themselves, opening lunches, and eating in a set amount of time. These are some of the many obstacles students are conquering as they become more independent.  At Classical Charter Schools of America, our teachers are passionate and here to help students through these adjustments while guiding them in becoming more self-reliant. Positive reinforcement, motivation, and “model-lead-test” techniques help our students to adjust in a nurturing environment where they become confident individuals ready to take on the next challenge! 

10 Steps to Make Your Child Self-Reliant 

No TV? No Photos? So how else can you Inform with Pictures?

Photography and TV are used to inform us with their pictures, but these media have existed only for a relatively few decades compared to the long arc of history. For most of civilization from cavemen 10,000 years ago to the artists of the 1850’s, pictures were painted on walls or canvas using natural dyes and stains from plants and minerals. Like any human endeavor, artists gradually got better at making paintings more realistic and informative as the centuries progressed. But for nearly the entire 10,000 year period, paintings were almost cartoon-like with even lighting over a flat one-dimensional, static scene until an Italian painter named Caravaggio [Care-ah-vag-ee-o] revolutionized painting in the late 1500’s. To illustrate for your children how Caravaggio forever transformed art, there is an exhibit with life-sized reproductions of famous paintings both before and after Caravaggio. The differences in lighting, depth, and timing are stark.   The exhibit in the shelter on Old Maco Road is open to the public just outside the campus entrance. Link to the suggested lesson plans for the exhibit below.  

The Art of Christmas Teacher’s Guide  

Traditions in Our Community

This time of year is sure to bring warm and fuzzy memories of traditions with family, friends, and even classmates and teachers! At CCS-A, we are lovers of tradition and relish the involvement of our families. Holiday celebrations and traditions are often amongst the most exciting part of the school year for students and teachers alike. Although they may all look a little different at each campus, we always get the “warm and fuzzies” knowing students are playing a significant part in building a sense of unity and community with their peers, teachers, and families through our schools’ traditions. What are some holiday-related traditions that you enjoy with your family?

Click this link to share your family’s favorite holiday tradition!

We will share the results in the December 15th newsletter!