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!

 


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.
  • 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
  • START DATE: September 5, 2017
  • END DATE: May 17, 2018
  • SCHEDULE: Monday and Wednesday 1:30 pm EST
  • REQUIRED TEXTS: The Elements of Rhetoric and Composition, Coriolanus by William Shakespeare ISBN 9780198390374 (Oxford School Shakespeare Series), The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain ISBN 9781580496728 (Prestwick House), The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Dover edition) ISBN 9780486280486, The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (Simon & Schuster), The Misanthrope by Moliere (Dover edition) ISBN 9780486270654, 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.

Intro to Persuasive Writing Through Literature

This course takes students through the process of learning how to write a persuasive paper while analyzing a text. Once students have had expository writing, they are ready to begin to develop the fundamentals of analyzing texts in a focused and logical manner, thus honing both their writing and thinking skills. Major objectives:

  • to develop an argumentative thesis statement
  • to base the essay on the thesis
  • to learn and apply literary terms and concepts
  • to review and practice sentence skills
  • to learn to write a high school level analytical essay
  • TEACHER: Mrs. Lange
  • GOAL: To begin to develop persuasive writing skills through the appreciation and analysis of literature.
  • GRADE / AGE: Grades 7 - 9
  • PREREQUISITES: Ability to write a basic paragraph with competence.
  • DURATION: Full Year
  • START DATE: September 5, 2017
  • END DATE: May 4, 2018
  • SCHEDULE: Tues & Thurs 2 pm - 3 pm EST
  • REQUIRED TEXTS: Little Worlds Short Stories Anthology; The Tempest (Shakespeare); Watership Down (Richard Adams); I, Juan de Pareja (Elizabeth Borton de Trevino); The Man Without a Country (Text & Workbook: Edward Everett Hale, Carden Foundation); Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Sir Orpheo (Tr. J.R.R. Tolkien)
  • 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.
  • GRADE / AGE: Grades 9 - 10
  • PREREQUISITES: Integritas Academy Assessment Test or equivalent
  • DURATION: Full Year
  • START DATE: September 5, 2017
  • END DATE: May 18, 2018
  • SCHEDULE: Tues & Thurs from 11 am - 12 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, Macbeth (Shakespeare), 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.

 


Critical Thinking for Upperclassmen

This course engages students in a college style seminar format. Student papers will reflect the high level of Socratic conversation we engage in during class when we will analyze, critique, and appreciate significant texts as preparation for college level thinking.

  • TEACHER: Cindy Lange, MA 
  • GOAL: To continue developing analytical and writing skills in preparation for college level courses.
  • GRADE: Grades 11-12
  • PREREQUISITES: Ability to write a competent essay.
  • DURATION: Full year
  • SCHEDULE: Monday and Wednesday 12 noon - 1 pm EST
  • START DATE: September 5, 2017
  • END DATE: May 4, 2018
  • REQUIRED TEXT: Essential Literary Terms: A Brief Norton Guide with Exercises by Sharon Hamilton; The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, ed. Richard Bausch and R.V. Cassill; Cry, the Beloved Country, by Alan Paton; Hamlet , Norton Critical Edition; Hamlet , by William Shakespeare, Norton Critical Edition; Hamlet, directed by and starring Laurence Olivier.
  • 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.

 


Classical Civics

Civics and history come together as we investigate the philosophical beginnings of the American Government and how it applies today. The course is offered twice each year (once per semester). The primary text is a refreshingly engaging book by Kathleen Sears.

  • TEACHER: Cindy Lange, MA 
  • GOAL: to cultivate an understanding and appreciation of the U.S. system of government and its basis
  • GRADE: 10th - 12th
  • PREREQUISITES: None
  • DURATION: one semester (offered twice per year)
  • START DATE: Sept 5, 2017
  • END DATE: December 22, 2017
  • SCHEDULE: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm EST
  • REQUIRED TEXTS: American Government 101: From the Continental Congress to the Iowa Caucus (Kathleen Sears) and other resources provided by instructor
  • HOMEWORK: 3-5 hours per week
  • TUITION: $650 / semester. 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!

 

 

 

Literature & Composition Year 1 (Grades 9-10)

 

In the classical tradition, literature courses incorporate writing skills. Students learn to analyze and apply literary terms and concepts.

Critical Thinking for Upperclassmen  (Grades 11 - 12)

 

This course engages students in a seminar format with a high level of Socratic conversation as we analyze and critique significant texts.

Classical Civics (a semester course) (Grades 10 - 12)

 

Civics and history come together as we investigate the philosophical beginnings of the American Government and how it applies today.

Persuasive Writing Through Literature (Grades 7 - 9)

 

Students learn how to write a persuasive paper while analyzing a text in a focused and logical manner, honing writing and thinking skills.

 

 

 

 

 

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!