Enrollments Begin August 1st

When they open, just log in to the account that you want to enroll in to a course and click on the course name in the left column. Then enter the self-enrollment key posted in the course description. 

 

Directions

enroll

THIS CLASS IS FULL.

Early Seating Families can already Enroll. The course will move to the site home page for open seating on Aug 1st and then the open seating enrollment code will be visible. 

Class Meets:

  • 1 day a week
  • 28 weeks

Sessions Available (May be subject to change):

  • Tuesdays at 11:00 am Central
  • Wednesdays at 10:00 am Central
  • Thursdays at 9:00 am Central

Course Schedule:

  • Start Date: Week of September 3, 2018
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 10-25, 2018
  • Christmas Break: December 22, 2018-January 6, 2019
  • Last Classes Meet: Week of April 8, 2019 

Details:

This is an elementary literature class.

Books covered:

  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • The Swiss Family Robinson
  • The Secret Garden
  • Treasure Island
  • Where the Red Fern Grows. 

Classics Club

lottery

Depending on enrollment, a lottery may need to be held for General Seating students to determine which students are seated.

Age Range: Upper Middle and High School

Description:

All courses with the title of Club are student-run.

This live class will run from 3pm to 4pm Central on Tuesdays

or you can attend

1pm to 2pm Central on Fridays

Do you enjoy satire? Does the thought of Oscar Wilde fill you with earnest delight? Are you tired of learning your literature in a monotone? Classics Club might be for you! This year our theme is satire, one of our most entertaining yet! Here's our proposed book list: 

September: The Clouds by Aristophanes 
October: Praise of Folly by Erasmus 
November: Selections of Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes 
December: Christmas Break by Yummy Food 
January: A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift 
February: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 
March: A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 
April: Animal Farm by George Orwell 

This year, we'll start the first full week of September (4/9) and work through the last full week of April (26/4). Our breaks will be the week of Thanksgiving (18/11 - 24/11), the entire month of December, and the third full week of March (17/3 - 23/3). 

Full

THIS CLASS IS FULL.

Age: Grades 3-12. 

Early Seating Families can already Enroll. The course will move to the site home page for open seating on Aug 1st and then the open seating enrollment code will be visible. 

Class Meets:

  • 1 day a week
  • 34 week course

Sessions Available (May be subject to change):

  • Tuesday at 9 am Central
  • Tuesday at 1pm Central
  • Thursday at 11 am Central

Break Schedule:

  • Start Date: Week of September 3, 2018
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 17-25, 2018 (one week only)
  • Christmas Break: December 22, 2018-January 6, 2019
  • Easter Break: April 13-21, 2019 (one week only)
  • Last Classes Meet: Week of May 20, 2019

Seating Information:

Early seating families are enrolling now. Use the key given in the Early Seating course page.

General seating will open on August 1st at Noon Central and run for 24 hours. General seating is not first come first serve it is lottery-based, so no need to feel rushed to be on the site at noon when so many are on. Come on in later in the day and the site will be faster. We literally have thousands on at the same time in that first hour. Live classes are very popular and if we do not have enough seats for all in general seating that want in, we will seat for what we do have and then call for more volunteers to step up and open more seats as they do and then run the lottery again. We extend the search for more volunteers for about two weeks.  

Description:

Fix-it! Grammar Book 1: The Nose Tree is the recommended starting book for any child in grades 3-12. If you feel that your child would find this book too simple, they may take a placement test.  The placement test is found at this link. If they pass the placement test, they may move on to a higher level book.

This class is not meant to fulfill a full English credit.  It should require 15 minutes a day, 3 or 4 days a week, plus the online class time (30-45 minutes) once a week.  This will be a total of about 1 1/2 hours a week.

Cathy Duffy's review of Fix-it Grammar

Required Text

 

Requirements for this class

  1. Each family must own The Nose Tree Teacher Manual. This is for copyright purposes and also so that the parent can help their student as needed. 

The Nose Tree TM

  • Each student needs a copy of the student book. The teacher manual includes a link to download a copy of the student book for free. You can either print the student book or buy one preprinted.
  • Access to a dictionary is needed.
  • The student needs the ability to upload a clear picture or scanned copy of the handwritten weekly rewrite to be graded by the teacher.
  • A headset will be a huge help in the online classroom so that the student can speak in the mic without echoing.
  • Please be sure that viewpure.com is on the list of allowed sites for your family.

What this course offers

Once a week, the teacher will meet in the online classroom with the students to correct the students' edits from the previous week, review the vocabulary words, teach the current week's lesson, and do the Day 1 passage for the current week together.

During the week, the kids are responsible for rewriting the previous week's passage that has now been corrected in the live class, uploading that rewrite for a grade, finishing the current week's edits, defining the week's vocabulary words, and being at the next live class ready to discuss their edits.

Also offered on the course page are weekly grammar cards and vocabulary cards to study via Quizlet. Quizzes on these cards will appear periodically.  The quizzes are optional and at the discretion of the parents.  It will not adversely affect the students' grade if they are not taken. They were created to be used by families who needed or wanted extra grades.

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GLAM

 

THIS CLASS IS FULL

Early Seating Families can already Enroll. The course will move to the site home page for open seating on Aug 1st and then the open seating enrollment code will be visible. 

Class Meets:

  • 1 day a week
  • 34 week course

Sessions Available (May be subject to change):

  • Tuesday at 1:00 pm Central
  • Wednesday at 1:30 pm Central

Break Schedule:

  • Start Date: Week of September 3, 2018
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 17-25, 2018 (one week only)
  • Christmas Break: December 22, 2018-January 6, 2019
  • Easter Break: April 13-21, 2019 (one week only)
  • Last Classes Meet: Week of May 20, 2019

Description:

Fix-it! Grammar Book 2: Robin Hood is the second book in the Fix-it Grammar series. Book 1: The Nose Tree is the recommended starting book for any child in grades 3-12. If you feel that your child would find Book 1 too simple, they may take a placement test.  The placement test is found at this link. If they pass the placement test, they may move to Book 2.

This class is not meant to fulfill a full English credit.  It should require 15 minutes a day, 3 or 4 days a week, plus the online class time (30-45 minutes) once a week.  This will be a total of about 1 1/2 hours a week.

Cathy Duffy's review of Fix-it Grammar

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Requirements for this class

Each family must own The Robin Hood Teacher Manual. This is for copyright purposes and also so that the parent can help their student as needed.

Each student needs a copy of the student book. The teacher manual includes a link to download a copy of the student book for free. You can either print the student book or buy one preprinted.

Access to a dictionary is needed.

The student needs the ability to upload a clear picture or scanned copy of the handwritten weekly rewrite to be graded by the teacher.

A headset will be a huge help in the online classroom so that the student can speak in the mic without echoing.

Please be sure that viewpure.com is on the list of allowed sites for your family.

What this course offers

Once a week, the teacher will meet in the online classroom with the students to:

correct the students' edits from the previous week

review the vocabulary words from the previous week

teach the current week's lesson

and do the Day 1 passage for the current week together.

During the week, the kids are responsible for:

rewriting the previous week's passage that has now been corrected in the live class

uploading that rewrite for a grade

finishing the current week's edits

defining the week's vocabulary words

and being at the next live class ready to discuss their edits.

Also offered on the course page are weekly grammar cards and vocabulary cards to study via Quizlet. Quizzes on these cards will appear periodically.  The quizzes are optional and at the discretion of the parents.  It will not adversely affect the students' grade if they are not taken. They were created to be used by families who needed or wanted extra grades.

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Fix It 3

THIS CLASS IS FULL.

Age: Grades 6-12 

Early Seating Families can already Enroll. The course will move to the site home page for open seating on Aug 1st and then the open seating enrollment code will be visible. 

NOTE:  This course will cover only the first half of the Fix It Grammar 3 book during the year.

Class Meets:

  • 1 day a week
  • 34 week course

Sessions Available (May be subject to change):

  • Wednesday at 10:30 am Central

Break Schedule:

  • Start Date: Week of September 3, 2018
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 17-25, 2018 (one week only)
  • Christmas Break: December 22, 2018-January 6, 2019
  • Easter Break: April 13-21, 2019 (one week only)
  • Last Classes Meet: Week of May 20, 2019

Description:

Book 3 is intended for grades 6-12. If you are new to Fix-it Grammar, please have your child take the placement test to be sure they are ready for Book 3.

Please note: Fix-it! Grammar Book 1: The Nose Tree is the recommended starting book for any child in grades 3-12. If you feel that your child would find this book too simple, they may take a placement test.  The placement test is found at this link. If they pass the placement test, they may move on to a higher level book, such as this book Fix-it Grammar Book 3, Frog Prince, or Just Deserts.

This class is not meant to fulfill a full English credit.  It should require 15 minutes a day, 3 or 4 days a week, plus the online class time (30-45 minutes) once a week.  This will be a total of about 1 1/2 hours a week.

Cathy Duffy's review of Fix-it Grammar

Required Text

 

Requirements for this class

  1. Each family must own The Frog Prince, or Just Deserts Teacher Manual. This is for copyright purposes and also so that the parent can help their student as needed. 

  • Each student needs a copy of the student book. The teacher manual includes a link to download a copy of the student book for free. You can either print the student book or buy one preprinted.
  • Access to a dictionary is needed.
  • The student needs the ability to upload a clear picture or scanned copy of the handwritten weekly rewrite to be graded by the teacher.
  • A headset will be a huge help in the online classroom so that the student can speak in the mic without echoing.
  • Please be sure that viewpure.com is on the list of allowed sites for your family.

What this course offers

Once a week, the teacher will meet in the online classroom with the students to correct the students' edits from the previous week, review the vocabulary words, teach the current week's lesson, and do the Day 1 passage for the current week together.

During the week, the kids are responsible for rewriting the previous week's passage that has now been corrected in the live class, uploading that rewrite for a grade, finishing the current week's edits, defining the week's vocabulary words, and being at the next live class ready to discuss their edits.

Also offered on the course page are weekly grammar cards and vocabulary cards to study via Quizlet. Quizzes on these cards will appear periodically.  The quizzes are optional and at the discretion of the parents.  It will not adversely affect the students' grade if they are not taken. They were created to be used by families who needed or wanted extra grades.

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Fix It 4

THIS CLASS IS FULL

Age: Grades 6-12 

Early Seating Families can already Enroll. The course will move to the site home page for open seating on Aug 1st and then the open seating enrollment code will be visible. 

NOTE:  This course will cover only the first half of the Fix It Grammar 4 book during the year.

Class Meets:

  • 1 day a week
  • 34 weeks

Sessions Available (May be subject to change):

  • Tuesdays at Noon Central

Course Schedule:

  • Start Date: Week of September 3, 2018
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 17-25, 2018 (one week only)
  • Christmas Break: December 22, 2018-January 6, 2019
  • Easter Break: April 13-21, 2019 (one week only)
  • Last Classes Meet: Week of May 20, 2019

Description:

Book 4 is intended for grades 6-12. If you are new to Fix-it Grammar, please have your child take the placement test to be sure they are ready for Book 4.

Please note: Fix-it! Grammar Book 1: The Nose Tree is the recommended starting book for any child in grades 3-12. If you feel that your child would find this book too simple, they may take a placement test.  The placement test is found at this link. If they pass the placement test, they may move on to a higher level book.  We have four levels available on VHSG.

This class is not meant to fulfill a full English credit.  It should require 15 minutes a day, 3 or 4 days a week, plus the online class time (30-45 minutes) once a week.  This will be a total of about 1 1/2 hours a week.

Cathy Duffy's review of Fix-it Grammar

Required Text

 

Requirements for this class

  1. Each family must own The Little Mermaid Teacher Manual. This is for copyright purposes and also so that the parent can help their student as needed. 

  • Each student needs a copy of the student book. The teacher manual includes a link to download a copy of the student book for free. You can either print the student book or buy one preprinted.
  • Access to a dictionary is needed.
  • The student needs the ability to upload a clear picture or scanned copy of the handwritten weekly rewrite to be graded by the teacher.
  • A headset will be a huge help in the online classroom so that the student can speak in the mic without echoing.
  • Please be sure that viewpure.com is on the list of allowed sites for your family.

What this course offers

Once a week, the teacher will meet in the online classroom with the students to correct the students' edits from the previous week, review the vocabulary words, teach the current week's lesson, and do the Day 1 passage for the current week together.

During the week, the kids are responsible for rewriting the previous week's passage that has now been corrected in the live class, uploading that rewrite for a grade, finishing the current week's edits, defining the week's vocabulary words, and being at the next live class ready to discuss their edits.

Also offered on the course page are weekly grammar cards and vocabulary cards to study via Quizlet. Quizzes on these cards will appear periodically.  The quizzes are optional and at the discretion of the parents.  It will not adversely affect the students' grade if they are not taken. They were created to be used by families who needed or wanted extra grades.

IEW Following Narnia 1

THIS CLASS IS FULL.

Recommended For Students Grade 6 to 8

It is suggested that they have at least some experience with IEW

Early Seating Families can already Enroll. The course will move to the site home page for open seating on Aug 1st and then the open seating enrollment code will be visible. 

Class Meets:

  • 1 day a week 
  • 31 weeks

Sessions Available (May be subject to change):

  • Mondays at 10:00 AM CST

Course Schedule:

  • Start Date: Week of September 10, 2018
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 10-25, 2018
  • Christmas Break: December 22, 2018-January 6, 2019
  • Easter Break: April 13-28, 2019
  • Last Classes Meet: Week of May 20, 2019

Description:

† Contains distinctly Christian content

Following Narnia: The Lion's Song Volume I is a comprehensive writing
course. Middle school students will learn the Institute for Excellence in
Writing techniques TWSS Units 1 through 9, Dress-ups, Decorations, and
Sentence Openers while also reading and discussing the first three books of
the Chronicles of Narnia. Each week the student will study vocabulary from
the books, discuss the book and literary devices write out a key word
outline during class, learn a new writing technique related to IEW, and
then will write a paragraph or essay related to the books, author, or time
period.

Required Materials:

Required:

Following Narnia Volume 1:  The Lion's Song Student Book

Student Resource Notebook (Included with purchase of student text or combo)

Recommended:

Following Narnia Volume 1:  The Lion's Song Teacher Manual

Combo is listed here  

You will also need long term access to the following Narnia books (10-12 weeks for each one)

  • Magician's Nephew
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • The Horse and His Boy

Full

THIS CLASS IS FULL.

Recommended For Students Grade 6 to 8

It is suggested that they have at least some experience with IEW

Early Seating Families can already Enroll. The course will move to the site home page for open seating on Aug 1st and then the open seating enrollment code will be visible. 

Class Meets:

  • 1 day a week 
  • 30 weeks

Sessions Available (May be subject to change):

  • Mondays at 1:00 PM CST
  • Tuesdays at Noon CST
  • Wednesdays at 1:00 PM CST

Course Schedule:

  • Start Date: Week of September 10, 2018
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 10-25, 2018
  • Christmas Break: December 22, 2018-January 6, 2019
  • Easter Break: April 13-28, 2019
  • Last Classes Meet: Week of May 13, 2019

Description:

Covering the nine IEW units, this course develops composition, grammar, and vocabulary skills while students write about American history from the Explorers to the Twentieth Century. This is a live, online classroom course. Students meet weekly in the online classroom for the lesson time and upload their essays, narratives, and poems into our uploader where they will be scored against a rubric.  It is a nice assignment format that really helps students to think deeply about the expectations and get a chance to share their work with classmates. 

Required Texts:

U.S History-Based Writing - Student/Teacher Combo - Must have Teacher Edition

If you get it from a different location, be sure the text has this cover ...  There is an old version out there that is NOT compatible and cannot be used.

text

Student Resource Package 

Journey to Topaz - by Yoshiko Uchida 

Recommended Writing Tool (Optional):

Grammar on the Go

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Speech and Debate Enroll

This live class is full.

Early Seating Families can already Enroll. The course will move to the site home page for open seating on Aug 1st and then the open seating enrollment code will be visible. 

Live Class Option Details:

Session Options: Meets 1 day a week

Wednesday at 1pm Central

Thursday at 9am Central 

Live Class Calendar matches the VHSG project break schedule:

    • Start Date:  Week of September 10, 2018
    • Thanksgiving Break:  November 10-25, 2018
    • Christmas Break:  December 22, 2018-January 6, 2019
    • Last Classes Meet:  Week of February 18, 2019

Description:

† Contains distinctly Christian content

Competitive Speech & Debate is a 20-week course designed to quickly take novice public speakers through the basics of speech-craft and prepare them for effective competitive debating. Students who complete this course will be well prepared to join speech and debate tournaments in their area, or simply improve their ability to effectively present and defend their ideas.

This will be a rigorous high school level course and will require approximately one hour each weekday out of class for research and preparation.

Requirements:

No text is needed, but students must have a means to share their speech and participate in debate. Some performances will be live in the online classroom and others the student will provide a recording link for instructor and peer review. All students must have a webcam, headset with microphone (quality of audio will play a part in scoring), and access to YouTube, Vimeo, or a file hosting account (Drop Box, Google Drive, One Drive, etc.) to post their own speech recordings.

To accommodate families that have blocked YouTube on their student's computers, our example presentations are provided through ViewPure. Please white list this website. Students that use YouTube to host their performances will be instructed how to adjust their video sharing settings to viewable but unlisted and how to use ViewPure to get a link classmates can view to put in to peer reviewed activities.