Class Catalog

 

2. REGISTER FOR CLASS. After you have been accepted, select your class(es). (Not sure where to start? Contact Mrs. Lange for advice.) Once you have chosen a class, complete the Registration Contract and email it to us (send it to the same address from which you received your acceptance). Every student must register separately for each class. Don't forget to submit your first tuition payment!

 


AP® Literature and Composition

This course has been approved by the College Board as an AP® (Advanced Placement) class which officially meets the preparation requirements for taking the AP® Exam, Literature and Composition. Student papers and projects will reflect the high level of Socratic conversation we engage in during class. Students take mock AP® exams throughout the year (both short essays and multiple-choice questions) and develop skills with upper-level analytical writing, detailed textual analysis, interpretation of college level literary criticism, and advanced grammar and style applications.

  • TEACHER: Cindy Lange, MA 
  • GOAL: To continue developing analytical and writing skills in preparation for college level courses.
  • CLASS SIZE: averages 12 students
  • GRADE: Grades 11-12
  • PREREQUISITES: Integritas Academy Assessment Test or equivalent, or successful completion of our Literature and Composition: Year 2 or an equivalent course.
  • DURATION: Full year
  • SCHEDULE: Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 pm to - 4:00 pm EST
  • STARTS: September 3, 2019
  • ENDS: May 15, 2020
  • HOMEWORK: Integritas Academy Assessment Test or equivalent, or successful completion of our Literature and Composition: Year 2 or an equivalent course.
  • TUITION: $1450 / year. There is a 20% discount for full payment at the beginning of the school year.
  • REQUIRED TEXTS: In the AP® English Literature and Composition course, the student should obtain a personal copy of the various novels, plays, epics, poems, and short fiction used in the course. You may purchase copies from a local new or used bookstore, or from an online book source. Atticus, Ron Hansen; Essential Literary Terms: A Brief Norton Guide with Exercises (2nd ed.), Sharon Hamilton; Cry, the Beloved Country, Alan Paton; The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Shakespeare (Norton Critical Edition required, as there are critical essays in it which we will read.); Hamlet, movie directed by and starring Laurence Olivier. (DVD or streaming); Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, X. J. Kennedy, Dana Gioia (13th ed.) selected stories, poems, and commentary; Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad (in required anthology); The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams (in required anthology); Gilead, Marilynne Robinson; Oedipus Rex (pre-course summer reading; in required anthology); Short stories, as selected (either in required anthology or supplied by instructor); essays and articles, as selected (including literary criticism); Cliff’s Notes English Literature and Composition, Allan Casson (3rd ed.)

Literature & Composition Year 3

This course has the same content as our AP® Literature & Composition course but does not contain the practice sessions for the AP exam which occur during the extended half an hour of the course meetings. Student papers and projects will reflect the high level of Socratic conversation we engage in during class. Students engage in upper-level analytical writing, detailed textual analysis, interpretation of college level literary criticism, and advanced grammar and style applications.

  • TEACHER: Cindy Lange, MA 
  • GOAL: To continue developing analytical and writing skills in preparation for college level courses.
  • CLASS SIZE: averages 12 students
  • GRADE: Grades 11-12
  • PREREQUISITES: Ability to write a competent essay.
  • DURATION: Full year
  • SCHEDULE: Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 pm to - 3:30 pm EST
  • STARTS: September 3, 2019
  • ENDS: May 15, 2020
  • REQUIRED TEXTS: In the AP® English Literature and Composition course, the student should obtain a personal copy of the various novels, plays, epics, poems, and short fiction used in the course. You may purchase copies from a local new or used bookstore, or from an online book source. Atticus, Ron Hansen; Essential Literary Terms: A Brief Norton Guide with Exercises (2nd ed.), Sharon Hamilton; Cry, the Beloved Country, Alan Paton; The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Shakespeare (Norton Critical Edition required, as there are critical essays in it which we will read.); Hamlet, movie directed by and starring Laurence Olivier. (DVD or streaming); Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, X. J. Kennedy, Dana Gioia (13th ed.) selected stories, poems, and commentary; Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad (in required anthology); The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams (in required anthology); Gilead, Marilynne Robinson; Oedipus Rex (pre-course summer reading; in required anthology); Short stories, as selected (either in required anthology or supplied by instructor); essays and articles, as selected (including literary criticism).
  • HOMEWORK: Varies, but on the average, 3-5 hours per week
  • TUITION: $1250 / year. There is a 20% discount for full payment at the beginning of the school year.

Literature and Composition: Year 2

This combined literature and writing course continues the Integritas Academy integrated program of developing a strong background in academic writing and textual interpretation. It is the equivalent of an “honors” level course. Students engage in upper level analytical writing and textual analysis as strong college preparation.

  • Literary interpretation and composition taught in unity, the classical way.
  • Connections between logic and writing emphasized.
  • Skills in persuasive essay writing and its components further developed.
  • MLA format taught.
  • Detailed feedback given on all essays.
  • TEACHER: Mrs. Lange
  • GOAL: To achieve a level of basic competency in interpreting and writing about prose and poetry in terms of the rhetorical and literary devices employed by the authors; to further develop critical thinking skills in assessing and interpreting texts in the context of the traditional classical worldview.
  • CLASS SIZE: averages 12 students
  • GRADE / AGE: Grades 10 - 11
  • PREREQUISITES: Integritas Academy Assessment Test or equivalent, or successful completion of our Literature and Composition: Year 1 course.
  • DURATION: Full Year
  • STARTS: September 3, 2019
  • ENDS: May 15, 2020
  • SCHEDULE: Tues & Thurs from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
  • REQUIRED TEXTS: The Elements of Rhetoric and Composition (Hill); As You Like It (William Shakespeare) (Oxford School Shakespeare Series, ISBN 9780198328698); Various short stories and poems provided by the instructor; The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne) (Dover edition, ISBN 9780486280486); The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway) (Simon & Schuster); Cyrano de Bergerac (Edmond Rostand) (Dover edition, ISBN 9780486411194); poetry and speeches provided by the teacher
  • HOMEWORK: Varies, but on the average, 3-5 hours per week
  • TUITION: $625 / semester or $1250 / year. There is a 20% discount for full payment at the beginning of the school year.

Literature & Composition Year 1

This combined literature and writing course provides strong background in academic (persuasive) writing and textual interpretation. Students who successfully complete the class will be ready for higher level analytical writing and textual analysis, as college prep.

  • Literary interpretation and composition taught in unity, the classical way.
  • Literary terms mastered and applied.
  • Connections between logic and writing emphasized.
  • Persuasive essay writing and its components taught.
  • MLA format taught.
  • Detailed feedback given on all essays.
  • TEACHER: Mrs. Lange
  • GOAL: To develop persuasive writing skills through the appreciation and analysis of literature.
  • CLASS SIZE: averages 12 students
  • GRADE / AGE: Grades 9 - 10
  • PREREQUISITES: Integritas Academy Assessment Test or equivalent
  • DURATION: Full Year
  • STARTS: September 3, 2019
  • ENDS: May 15, 2020
  • SCHEDULE: Tues & Thurs from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
  • REQUIRED TEXTS: Rhetorical Devices (​Brendan McGuigan​); Animal Farm (George Orwell); I Heard the Owl Call My Name (Margaret Craven); Lilies of the Field (William Edmund Barrett); Beowulf (Tr. J.R.R. Tolkien); Macbeth (Shakespeare. Dover Thrift Study Edition: ISBN-13:978-0-486-47575-2); Poetry & Speeches (provided by instructor)
  • HOMEWORK: Varies, but on the average, 3-5 hours per week
  • TUITION: $625 / semester or $1250 / year. There is a 20% discount for full payment at the beginning of the school year.

 


Intro to Persuasive Writing Through Literature

Students begin to learn how to write an analytical thesis-based essay while analyzing a text. The connections between writing and logical thought processes are practiced and emphasized as students gain experience in applying the elements of persuasion and argument to their writing.

  • TEACHER: Cindy Lange, MA 
  • GOAL: To achieve a level of basic competency in interpreting and writing about prose and poetry in terms of the rhetorical and literary devices employed by the authors; to develop critical thinking skills in assessing and interpreting texts in the context of the traditional classical worldview.
  • CLASS SIZE: averages 12 students
  • GRADE: Grades 7-8
  • PREREQUISITES: Integritas Academy Assessment Test or teacher assessment of student's recent work.
  • DURATION: Full year
  • SCHEDULE: Monday and Wednesday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST
  • STARTS: September 4, 2019
  • ENDS: May 15, 2020
  • REQUIRED TEXT: Little Worlds Short Stories Anthology (Peter Guthrie, Mary Page); The Tempest (Shakespeare): Dover Thrift; Watership Down (Richard Adams):; I, Juan de Pareja (Elizabeth Borton de Trevino); The Man Without a Country (Edward Everett Hale); Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Sir Orpheo (Tr. J.R.R. Tolkien); Handouts of various poems and other materials posted by instructor
  • HOMEWORK: Varies, but on the average, 3-5 hours per week
  • TUITION: $625 / semester or $1250 / year. There is a 20% discount for full payment at the beginning of the school year.

 


Creative Writing

Course objectives:

  • to explore multiple genres of creative writing
  • to analyze and critique examples from these genres
  • to develop understanding of craft in creative writing
  • to create original works of creative writing in two or more genres
  • to develop ability to revise, edit, and proofread using feedback from the instructor and fellow students
  • to learn the protocols and procedures for submitting work for publication
  • to identify potential markets for work(s) created in this class & submit at least one from this class for publication
  • TEACHER: Richard Manly Heiman
  • CLASS SIZE: averages 12 students
  • GRADE / AGE: high school (or advanced middle school)
  • PREREQUISITES: writing sample
  • DURATION: Full Year
  • STARTS: September 4, 2019
  • ENDS: May 15, 2020
  • SCHEDULE: Monday and Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm EST
  • REQUIRED TEXTS: TBD
  • HOMEWORK: Varies, but on the average, 3-5 hours per week
  • TUITION: $625 / semester or $1250 / year. There is a 20% discount for full payment at the beginning of the school year.

 

 

 

 

 

Pay Tuition

 

3. Tuition. For year-long classes, the first tuition payment is due on or before August 31st. Personalized payment instructions will be provided by email. (If you would like to make monthly payments, contact us for details.) We accept major credit cards and Paypal. Integritas offers tuition discounts for active duty military, diplomat corps, and full-time foreign missionaries. (Of course, discounts cannot be combined or "stacked.")

After your first payment is processed, you will receive an email inviting you to "join" the class on WizIQ. (If you do not yet have a WIZIQ account, create one.) You are now ready for class!

 

 

 

Intro to Persuasive Writing Through Literature

 

In the classical tradition, students learn to analyze and apply literary terms and concepts.

Literature & Composition
Year 1

 

In the classical tradition, students learn to analyze and apply literary terms and concepts.

Literature & Composition
Years 2 & 3

 

Analyze and critique significant texts in a seminar format with a high level of Socratic conversation.

AP ®
Literature & Composition

 

Students read and write about texts in depth and in detail as preparation for the AP® English test.

 

 

 

 

 

Books and Supplies

 

4. SHOP FOR BOOKS. After you have registered and paid your tuition, it's time to shop for books! A book and supply list will be provided with your class syllabus via e-mail. Books may be purchased online or through your local bookseller. Please contact Mrs. Lange if you have any questions.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Tips For Success

 

5. LEARN. Show up for class (attendance is crucial). Complete all assignments on or before their due dates. Be involved! Be curious! Read! Ask questions!