Disney’s New View
Dec06

Disney’s New View

Discovering truth, goodness, and beauty in some of the latest releases.

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Kill the Dragon: Get the Girl
Dec06

Kill the Dragon: Get the Girl

An unlikely combination of wheat fields and classical Christian education bring Hollywood magic to a north Idaho town. Sony Pictures and Director Darren Doane team up to create a fantasy with a deeper meaning.

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Live the Difference – Fall 2015
Dec06

Live the Difference – Fall 2015

Fall 2015 Restoring the Chest by Brittany Corona My journey into classical Christian education In Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis draws a contrast between two different methods of educating: the old way and the new way. The old way trains youth in permanent things (what is good, true, and beautiful) so when their ability to reason has matured, they can understand intrinsic good. The new way, on the other hand, teaches youth that the...

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Century Watch – Fall 2015
Dec06

Century Watch – Fall 2015

Fall 2015 Century Watch This year in history: 1915 Quotes are from The School and Society by John Dewey. In this year, a century ago, The School and Society was published by John Dewey, the father of modern American education (1859–1952). There has not been a more important contribution to educational reform than Dewey’s “School and Society.” —Elementary School Record What progressive educators set out to accomplish with...

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Help for the New SAT
Dec03

Help for the New SAT

Will the new SAT help or hurt classically educated students? With a few tips, students in ACCS schools have some key advantages.

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Set Apart – Fall 2015

Fall 2015 Through the Looking Glass Quotes by Classically Educated Kids “Latin is like a zombie. It’s dead. But it’s not.” —Ellen, Redeemer Classical School, Murfreesboro, TN   For several weeks, both of my boys had rejected my offers to help with their Latin struggles. Finally, I sat them down and reassured them that I was there to help and that they could tell me any of their concerns. My son responded, “Mom, how can Latin be...

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DIY Parenting – Fall 2015

Fall 2015 DIY Parenting by Rachel Jankovic It’s fall … time for hot chocolate and a good book One of the greatest delights that we enjoy in having our children in an academically rigorous classical Christian school is that they are very competent readers. They read quite a bit at school and for school, but it turns out that their appetite for reading very quickly becomes ravenous. After school, before bed, on weekends, and...

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From the President – Fall 2015

Fall 2015 When is a field more than just a field?   “That your field?” a stranger asks. You look at your five-acre dirt lot. “Yeah, did somebody get hurt on it?” “No, I want to buy it. What do you want for it?” he says eagerly. “It’s not for sale.” “I’ll give you twice its appraised value,” comes his reply. You search the internet, call the county, call a realtor, and no one can figure out why this guy would pay that much. So you...

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Culture Grip – Fall 2015

Fall 2015 American Class The road to playground hell is paved with good intentions September 23, 2015, is a day that will live on in the memories of Mercer Island school children. It’s the day tag was banned. Mercer Island School District Communications Director Mary Grady explained the district’s decision to local news station Q13Fox: “The Mercer Island School District and school teams have recently revisited expectations for student...

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Advent
Dec03

Advent

Liturgy and affections. Or just plain fun.

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Alumni Profile – Cayln Jones
Dec02

Alumni Profile – Cayln Jones

Fall 2015 Living with a Classical Christian Education by Cayln Jones Who am I? That was the question I had to answer for the first assignment in my college speech class. The professor handed out the guide sheet with a strange twinkle in her eye. I walked back to my dorm in the mild September air, my head heavy in contemplation. How should I approach this? How much detail should I give? This “Who Am I” assignment caused more stress...

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