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Rolling Acres School Doubles Enrollment!

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R.A.S. — Home of the Traditio Nostra History Cycle for Grades 7-12

We are very pleased to announce that our student enrollment this year is double last year’s enrollment! And it is still not too late to enroll! If you have just found out about us, give our 2012 Course Catalogue a perusal here:

http://www.therollingacresfarm.com/school/COURSE_CATALOGUE.php

May God continue to bless our family business!

St. John Bosco, ora pro nobis!

Encouraging Words from Thomas a Kempis

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“My son, do not let the hard work you have taken on for my sake crush you; do not let any trouble make you lose heart completely. … Go on with what you are doing; work faithfully in my vineyard; the reward you will have is myself. Go on writing, reading, singing, sighing, keeping silence, bearing your troubles like a man; it is well worth fighting all your present battles, and even greater ones, to gain eternal life….If you were really keen to get to heaven, if the thought of it went right home to your inmost heart, how would you have the affrontery to voice a single grievance? Surely, with eternal life as the prize, you ought to put up with all kinds of hardship.” (Imitation of Christ, Book III, Chapter 47)

Independent Study Classes Now Available for Latin and Logic!

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See our website for more details!

Independent Study Plus: This option retains the same content and structure as the Live Class, but does not include the Live Discussion.  The “Plus” indicates that it does include the Live Office Hour and the same grading arrangement as the Live Class.  Parent involvement must be higher, especially to keep students on schedule and focused, but the course can be taken at any time.—$150

Independent Study: This option, again, retains the very same content as the Live Class; however, it does not include Live Discussion, Live Office Hour, or Grading & Certificate.  It retains full access to the Student Suite of recordings and class materials, which includes limited automated grading on quizzes and tests, as well as answer keys.  This option requires the greatest amount of parental involvement, but provides the most flexibility of schedule and the lowest cost.—$50

Online History Course for Catholic Homeschoolers

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Ancient and Classical Times, semester 2

Description: Beginning where semester one left things, this course covers the Hellenistic period in the Mediterranean and the story of Rome up to the Incarnation. The course will include readings, lectures, study questions, essays, field assignments, quizzes, and tests. Readings will be drawn from various sources. Lectures will cover both specific themes and the overarching narrative of history.

(This is a Cultural History and Dialectical Enrichment course.)

Instructor: Kenneth Rolling, M.A.Age Range: 7th-9th grades

Live Class Time: 12:00 pm ET Wednesdays

Course Information Packet: Ancient and Classical Times, Semester Two

Pre-requisite: None. 

Online Logic Course for Catholic Homeschoolers

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Logic, semester 2

Description: Continuing with the Traditional Logic texts by Martin Cothran, this class will cover book II.  Great emphasis will be placed on games, drill, and discussion during class times, which helps fix the concepts in the students’ memories and habituate them to their use. The content covered begins with simple apprehension of things and moves through the study of simple syllogisms to complex syllogisms and then to the application of this new knowledge to various case studies. The texts will be supplemented with materials provided by the instructor. The class includes weekly assignments from the text, quizzes, tests, argument analysis, and other activities.

(This is a Language Mastery course.)

Instructor: Kenneth Rolling, M.A.

Age Range: 7th-12th grades

Live Class Time: 1:30 pm ET Wednesdays

Course Information Packet: Traditional Logic, Semester Two

Pre-requisite: Traditional Logic, Book 1 or the equivalent. 

Online Second Year German Class for Catholic Homschoolers Spring 2012

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Description: Using the textbook, “German Made Simple” by Arnold Leitner, students will continue learning the German language. The course structure will be the same as in German I, but the standards will be higher and grammar increasingly more difficult. We will complete the book by the end of the fall semester, so the spring semester will be an intensive workshop in mastering the skills learned in German I and the fall of German II. There are homework assignments, quizzes, memorization activities, a long composition, and two exams for this course each semester.

Instructor: Alecia Rolling, M.A.

Age Range: 7th-12th grade

Live Class Time: 1:30 pm ET Thursdays

Course Information Packet: Second Year German, semester 2

Pre-requisite(s): Second Year German, semester 2 or equivalent. Contact us for placement.

SEMESTER 1 WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE AS AN INDEPENDENT STUDY COURSE.

Online First Year German Class for Catholic Homeschoolers Spring 2012

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Description: Using the textbook, “German Made Simple” by Arnold Leitner, students will begin learning about the German language by following the story of an American business man and his family who must move to Germany for business purposes. We learn German with them! In addition, students will translate short stories and children’s poems to work on reading German, and students will compose German each week as they grow in their knowledge of the German language. Memorization assignments will include the basic Church prayers in German, children’s poems, and famous German quotes. There are homework assignments, quizzes, memorization activities, a long composition, and two exams for this course each semester.

Instructor: Alecia Rolling, M.A.

Age Range: 7th-12th grade

Live Class Time: 10:30 am ET Thursdays

Course Information Packet: First Year German, semester 2

Pre-requisite(s): First Year German, semester 1 or equivalent. Contact us for placement.

SEMESTER 1 WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE AS AN INDEPENDENT STUDY COURSE.

Online Second and Third Year Latin Class for Catholic Homeschoolers Spring 2012

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Description: Using Benjamin D’ooge’s Latin for Beginners as our grammar textbook, we continue learning how to compose, translate, and speak Latin. Composition assignments are created by the instructor to add an element of fun to the learning experience. Students write about a variety of topics that are dear to them, such as family and friends. The instructor carefully chooses primary texts from ancient authors, medieval saints, and Church documents for translation exercises. The spoken element comes in the form of memorized Church prayers for recitation. Students continue learning more prayers of the Catholic Church and several hymns. There are homework assignments, quizzes, memorization activities, a long composition, and two exams for this course each semester.

Instructor: Alecia Rolling, M.A.

Age Range: 7th-12th grade

Live Class Time: 9:00 am ET Wednesdays

Course Information Packet: Second Year Latin, semester 2

Pre-requisite(s): Second Year Latin, semester 1 or equivalent. Contact us for placement.

N.B. Second and Third Year Latin students are in the same class this semester. Third Year Latin students have different assignments and will be graded with higher expectations.

SEMESTER 1 WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE AS AN INDEPENDENT STUDY COURSE.

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