Class Catalog 2021-2022

 

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!

 

How To Become a Student


Level I-B: Intro to Persuasive Writing Through Literature (Cycle B)

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. The class is set up as a 2 year cycle which students may enter at any semester, although it is optimum that they enter at the fall semester of either year in order to gain the most benefit. Because Mrs. Lange gives individual attention to each student which is commensurate with that of a tutorial, the 2 year cycle provides a flexible environment in which students are given individualized comments and guidance on their writing throughout the year.

  • 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: Teacher assessment of student's recent work.
  • DURATION: Full year
  • SECTION I SCHEDULE: Monday and Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST
  • [FULL] SECTION II SCHEDULE: Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
  • STARTS: September 6, 2021 OR September 7, 2021
  • ENDS: May 9, 2022, OR May 10, 2022
  • REQUIRED TEXTS [PLEASE CONTACT MRS. LANGE FOR EDITION INFO BEFORE PURCHASING BOOKS]: Selected classic short stories provided by instructor, printed out; Handouts of various poems and other materials posted by instructor on class home page, printed out; The Scarlet Pimpernel (Orczy); The Prince and the Pauper (Twain); The Light in the Forest (Conrad Richter); Julius Caesar (Shakespeare); Selected literary devices worksheets provided by instructor.
  • HOMEWORK: Varies, but on the average, 4-6 hours per week.
  • TUITION: $625 / semester or $1250 / year. There is a 20% discount for full payment at the beginning of the school year. No discount is given if a student signs up for only first or second semester.

PLEASE NOTE: During the 2021-22 school year, this class has TWO SECTIONS, one of which meets M-W and another which meets T-R (see above for schedule). You must select a section during registration.


Level II-B: Literature and Composition for Underclassmen (Cycle B)

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. The class is set up as a 2-year cycle which students may enter at any semester, although it is optimum that they enter at the fall semester of either year in order to gain the most benefit. Because Mrs. Lange gives individual attention to each student which is commensurate with that of a tutorial, the 2-year cycle provides a flexible environment in which students who come in prepared to write underclassman high school essays will be challenged according to specific and individualized levels.

  • 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
  • PREREQUISITES: Personal student assessment by Mrs. Lange or successful completion of Introduction to Persuasive Writing through Literature course.
  • DURATION: Full Year
  • STARTS: September 6, 2021 OR September 7, 2021
  • ENDS: May 9, 2022, OR May 10, 2022
  • SECTION I SCHEDULE: Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
  • SECTION II SCHEDULE: Monday and Wednesday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm EST
  • REQUIRED TEXTS [PLEASE CONTACT MRS. LANGE FOR EDITION INFO BEFORE PURCHASING BOOKS]: Rhetorical Devices: A Handbook and Activities for Student Writers ( McGuigan, Grudzina, Moliken); Animal Farm (George Orwell); I Heard the Owl Call My Name (Margaret Craven); Lilies of the Field (William Edmund Barrett); Beowulf (trans. J. R. R. Tolkien); Macbeth (Shakespeare), Oxford School Edition; Poetry & Speeches (provided by instructor).
  • HOMEWORK: Varies, but on the average, 4-6 hours per week
  • TUITION: $625 / semester or $1250 / year. There is a 20% discount for full payment at the beginning of the school year. No discount is given if a student signs up for only first or second semester.

PLEASE NOTE: During the 2021-22 school year, this class has TWO SECTIONS, one of which meets M-W and another which meets T-R (see above for schedule). You must select a section during registration.


Level III-B: Literature and Advanced Composition for Upperclassmen (Cycle B)

This capstone course unites the application of rhetorical devices and critical thinking to the development of textual analysis. These skills include thesis development, unity of composition, logical structure of an argument, and some engagement with literary criticism. Students interpret literature through close textual explication, thus preparing them for college level writing demands.

  • TEACHER: Cindy Lange, MA 
  • GOAL: To become accomplished in interpreting and analyzing texts through close interpretation of literary devices, varied sentence styles, and college level analysis of themes, including some work with literary criticism.
  • CLASS SIZE: averages 12 students
  • GRADE: Grades 11-12
  • PREREQUISITES: Instructor’s assessment of student's recent work.
  • DURATION: Full year
  • SCHEDULE: Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST
  • STARTS: September 7, 2021
  • ENDS: May 10, 2022
  • HOMEWORK: Varies.
  • TUITION: $1250 / year; $1450 / year with Senior Thesis Option. There is a 20% discount for full payment at the beginning of the school year. No discount is given if a student signs up for only first or second semester.
  • REQUIRED TEXTS [PLEASE CONTACT MRS. LANGE FOR EDITION INFO BEFORE PURCHASING BOOKS]: Essential Literary Terms (Sharon Hamilton); The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction ed. Richard Bausch and R.V. Cassill; Cry, the Beloved Country (Alan Paton); Hamlet (Norton Critical Editions, ed. Robert S. Miola); Printed handouts of various poems and other materials posted by instructor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 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
for Underclassmen

 

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

Rhetoric for Upperclassmen (with thesis option)

 

In this capstone course, students hone communication skills including writing in preparation for college.

Individual
Tutoring
with Mrs. Lange

 

Limited number of spots available for one on one teaching. Contact us for information and rates.

 

 

 

 

 

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!