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• We assemble your curriculum using the best materials from publish– ers like Christian Liberty Press. Math help is available for junior high and high school students. caring assistance from our customer service team. In other words. the guidance. and we allow up to three extension quarters if you need more time. and the love. • CLASS provides everything the student needs. there are no rigid work-submission schedules. course instructions. score reporting forms. and more. answer keys. Flexible • You can choose the CLASS Plan for comprehensive support and accountability. we take the guesswork out of homeschooling. workbooks. including placement or achievement testing.org . including textbooks. Lesson Planner. with no gaps. • You may indicate your preference for alternate publishers from avail– able choices. • Our tuition covers the basic program. • CLASS provides the level of service you want through our choice of plans. (847) 259–4444 • homeschools. • Reusable book credits available • Payment plans available for CLASS Plan enrollments • $30 tuition voucher when a new family you refer enrolls Partnership • Partner with a homeschool leader with over 40 years of experience.2 CLASS is…a flexible. or the Family Plan for greater freedom. • CLASS provides everything the teacher needs. and readers. • You may structure your own high school curriculum using our unique High School Choice feature. a CLASS Handbook.) • Most of the books are yours to keep. and Saxon. teacher manuals. • Partnering with CLASS ensures that your child’s education will be complete and well-rounded. (Some courses may represent extra cost. Abeka. Affordable • CLASS is a not-for-profit ministry. the administrative services included in your plan. • Your daily schedule is your own. Even in our CLASS Plan. • You provide the instruction. dedicated to making high quality Christian education available to anyone—even those with modest incomes. tests.org • custserv@homeschools. affordable partnership. Bob Jones.
Deut. science. philosophy. Give them the priceless gift of a godly education. as well as reading. CLASS has provided Christian parents with quality. and follow Him in every area of life. and when he is old he will not depart from it. and grammar. writing. 22:6 KJV And these words which I command thee this day shall be in thine heart: and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children. Your children deserve the best you can give. (800) 348–0899 • homeschools. and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house. but academically superior. God requires that His children be given a distinctively Christian education. law. affordable educational products and services that enable them to obey the Scriptural mandate. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house and on thy gates. To see the textbooks used by CLASS. bringing every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. Every subject is to be studied with the purpose of discovering the God-given meaning contained in it. Family. and when thou risest up. Godly Education God is the Creator of all things. government. In short. There is no fact that exists without reference to God. Almighty God has said. and click View Curriculum. 6:6-9 KJV We see from Scripture that the God who is sovereign over education has commanded Christian parents to raise up children to know Him. visit our Web site at the address shown at the bottom of this page. For over 40 years. Train them up with CLASS! Academic Excellence Your children’s education should not only be Christian in philosophy and content.org • custserv@homeschools. education— all these are under His absolute sovereignty. Train up a child in the way he should go. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand. The CLASS curriculum demands diligent work and attention to detail. and when thou liest down.3 CLASS offers… godly education and academic excellence. Prov. and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. The accredited CLASS program offers academic excellence for homeschoolers who are serious about success. Students who complete our K–12 program are well-prepared for the world of work or post-secondary studies. thus renewing the mind and developing a comprehensive and consistent worldview. church. and He is Lord over all that He has made. love Him. when thou walkest by the way. emphasizing traditional math and creation-based science.org .
(800) 348–0899 • homeschools. and keep good records services specific to Teacher Manuals the CLASS Plan or the Provide guidance and direction for the teacher Family Plan. and most do.4 What do I get when I enroll with CLASS? Teacher Resources CLASS Handbook Describes CLASS in detail and shows you how to work with the CLASS ministry team Christian Homeschooling: Foundation & Practice Describes our thoroughly Christian philosophy of education Placement or Achievement Testing Helps you to find out how well your student is doing. and helps us assemble an appropriate curriculum. the student’s textbooks. and test questions where appropriate Tests When a course has tests. see the Answer Keys comparison chart Provide answers to the essential questions found in on page 6. we provide them for you. Report & Identification Sheets R&I sheets give you a quick and easy way to report certain daily work grades to CLASS.org • custserv@homeschools. Course Instructions Describe what the student must do to complete each course and what work must be submitted to CLASS Making the Grade Provides guidance and standards for grading your student’s daily work and reporting the score Reusable Book List Get financial credit for certain texts you may already have and wish to reuse. Now available online.org . CLASS Lesson Planner To Information and forms to help you organize your school see the list of and schedule.
you may supplement with your own materials if you wish. Readers CLASS provides all the materials your student will need to read and study for the entire grade level. you will receive a $30 voucher toward your next enrollment. (Of course. clings together! Extra Brochure When we send your books.org . No limit.org • custserv@homeschools. Referring can be rewarding! (800) 348–0899 • homeschools. The family that prays and sings together.5 Student Resources Textbooks. Workbooks. we include a CLASS brochure that you can give to a friend.) Typical 5th grade curriculum illustrated Web Resources • Complete information about the CLASS program • E-mail help for junior high and high school math • Multi-media tutorial lessons for algebra students • Online placement/achivement testing • Access to our library of selected links • Online forms and support materials • View Curriculum • And much more Family Resources Family Worship Hymnal A large selection of classic Christian hymns is linked with Scripture reading selections and helpful articles on family worship. If your friend enrolls in CLASS and you send in the referral form.
All that happened years ago. I didn’t have the time or inclination to re-invent the wheel. This was the answer. not scare or disgust I wanted in-depth information. too many days off. I had heard of the CLASS homeschool program and began my investigation. My son is in high school now. The customer service support staff and online math tutorials/helpline would all be there to assist me. I Here it was. provides foundational godly truths throughout.org • custserv@homeschools. beautifully with one place. and delight. CLASS has indeed helped me fulfill God’s mandate to “train up a child in the way he should go.” my husband and I were told. inspire. encourage. and I met with a CLASS representative to review the materials and learn more about the program. I wanted it all presented concisely. too. books that would inform.” (800) 348–0899 • homeschools. and we are still going strong with CLASS. misbehaving children who disrupted classrooms and caused problems on playgrounds. not a material fly-by. “unschooling” approach anyway. and a system unable to adapt to a student’s individual needs and learning pace. An examination of the books quickly revealed how different they were from the rest my son had used. It was time to seek an education elsewhere. and search and evaluate the plethora of homeschool materials available. Here it was. and sets students on a path to achieve success as an adult with a Christian worldview. I could order the curriculum and be up and running in no time. Although we were permitted to have our son excused from those sessions. and a worldly approach antithetical to the Christian perspective were among the many other issues. I need in and What’s more. the right one. I wanted I thought. I wanted to be able to step into a program. A huge burden had been lifted. accurately. and a support staff to handle questions and all the record keeping. I wanted courses that everything us. son. I left that meeting with a positive eye on the future and a lightness in my heart. would prepare him academically and biblically to take his place in the world enable him to clearly communicate his Christian beliefs and worldview. “That’s reality. that became an unacceptable “solution” after a while. lack of detail and depth in foundational basics. I highly recommend CLASS because the curriculum meets academic standards of excellence. The helpful CLASS representative answered all our questions. I was overjoyed and relieved nearly to the point of tears after looking at them. Am I still satisfied with my decision to homeschool with the CLASS program? You bet. knew that I wanted a traditional. nonsensical approaches to math. everything I need in one place. Wasted time. So many of them contained the laissezfaire. Why should I invent my own program when there had to be a great one already out there? My husband. We were not disappointed. Christ-centered curriculum that would provide a solid academic foundation in all the key subjects and the Bible. I rocketed toward the conclusion that there had to be another way when my son’s elementary school teacher began daily read-aloud sessions of books that graphically detailed the violent deaths of animals and one fiction book with a character who endorsed murder. I thought. prepared tests. 100%.org . clear course directions.7 A Word from One of Our Moms—Linda Baker M y journey toward homeschooling resulted from weariness with weak curriculums devoid of Christ. so to speak.
should send us their home base address. simply select the CLASS Plan category and repeat the process.) in the continental U. funds. To enroll by mail. so there is no reason to order them separately. sponsoring agency. we will contact you with rates and methods prior to shipping your curriculum. or by e-mail at custserv@homeschools. by fax. Achievement testing. bank.org and click on the Enroll Now button. complete the enrollment application found on the opposite page and fax it to Christian Liberty Academy at (847) 259–1297. or by mail.) (800) 348–0899 • homeschools. evaluation. MasterCard. etc. and made out to Christian Liberty Academy. (Do not fax reduced images. or charge card (Visa.org for information about our time payment poli cy. If you are enrolling in the CLASS Plan and are under a financial hardship. foreign missionaries and others who have a home base (home office. fill in the student and course information. complete the enrollment application found on the opposite page and mail it with the tuition fee to Christian Liberty Academy in an envelope marked Enrollment. To enroll by fax. and add it to your shopping cart. To enroll online.org • custserv@homeschools. or Discover). You will be taken to shopchristianliberty.S. or Discover). and all materials are included with the CLASS Plan or Family Plan enrollment grade level. Submit the entire tuition fee with your enrollment application. drawn on a U.homeschools.S. money order. visit our Web site at www. MasterCard.com. (Shipping rates will be calculated automatically for online enrollments. Family Plan tuition must be paid in full when you enroll. Choose the grade level that you want.S. Payment by check or money order must be made in U.) Faxed enrollments must be paid by charge card (Visa. contact our Customer Service Department at (800) 348–0899. contact person. To enroll another student. and telephone number upon enrollment.org . the shopping cart that serves all of our ministries. You must arrange final shipment to your foreign address with your home base.8 How to Enroll You may enroll online. Please use this fax num ber only for your enrollment applications. You may pay by check. Foreign Shipping Due to the high cost of shipping. If you need direct shipment to a foreign address for enrollments by mail or fax.
counting on a line. spelling. Alternate Courses In addition to the publishers routinely assigned within our curriculum. Kindergarten Concepts Students enrolled in the Basic Kindergarten Program under either the CLASS Plan or Family Plan will learn the following concepts in reading. Our Advanced Kindergarten program is designed for students who can read full sentences. If you would like CLASS to assign one of these publishers. and consonant-blend word groupings • Beginning rules in phonics and spelling • Reading sentences and stories with one and two-vowel words. Arithmetic • Number recognition. and quarter (800) 348–0899 • homeschools. words. nickel. consonant blends. history/geography. and consonants in story exercises • Sounding of blends in one-vowel. and math. CLASS will assign the alternate course provided that your student’s academic background and placement or achievement test scores are appropriate for the grade level. and sentences. please include your request with your student’s enrollment. days of the week • Recognizing shapes and sizes of objects • Single-digit addition and subtraction facts • Value of penny. two-vowel. specifically indicating the subject and publisher. and consonant digraphs Manuscript Writing Students will learn the complete alphabet.9 CLASS is … K–12 All Grade Levels CLASS uses a variety of publishers that meet our commitment to quality Christian education. count to 100. and writing 1–31 • Number concepts 1–31 • Counting and writing by two’s. writing. It is designed for parents who have an advanced student but would prefer not to enroll their child in first grade. Our kindergarten curriculum also includes science. using the calendar. and arithmetic. CLASS offers alternate publishers in certain course categories for selected grade levels.org • custserv@homeschools. Phonics and Reading • Recognition of short vowels. A list of available alternate courses appears on our Web site. and input from the parents. writing. Each student’s curriculum is selected based on pre-testing results (grades 2 though 12 new or reentering). long vowels. dime. and Bible.org . and ten’s to 50 • One-step story problems • Telling time. Either program will prepare your child for first grade. Kindergarten Our Basic Kindergarten program is designed to teach four and five-year-olds basic reading. the previous grade level assignments (re-enrolling). including upper and lower case letters. Primary emphasis is placed on proper stroke and letter formation in single letters. five’s. and complete single-digit addition and subtraction problems. Click View Curriculum on the home page.
Two credits of high school level science (must include one credit of biology) 5.5 earned credits. which include • One earned credit of English To enter 11th grade: 7. To enter 10th grade: 4.org . Transfer students who lack this requirement may be assigned an additional Bible credit in the 12th grade.0 out of 4.org • email@example.com credit limit for the grade level.5 credits per year. and physical education (academic credit not awarded) High School Course Load and Credits High school students must carry a load of no less than 4 and no more than 7.0 (“C” or better) 1 2 One earned credit implies a full year or two full semesters of work. High school seniors must complete a minimum of one school year with CLASS (four credits) to graduate. Three additional credits selected from any of our available courses. which include • Two earned credits of English • One earned credit of math • One earned credit of science • One earned credit of history To enter 12th grade: 12. Four credits of Theological Studies 2. Four years of art. Two credits of math (must include one credit of Algebra I or higher level algebra course) 6. A minimum of twenty credits is required to graduate from CLASS. (800) 348–0899 • homeschools. We do not accept credits for physical education. All transfer students must also show an appropriate level on one of our entrance tests to enter the requested grade level. which include • Three earned credits of English • One earned credit of math • One earned credit of science • One earned credit of history • One earned credit of Bible/theology/religion2 • GPA of 2.5 credit senior research paper) 3. High School Graduation Requirements (for a ninth grader entering CLASS) 1. Transfer students applying for grade levels for which they do not qualify will be notified by the Curriculum Department.5 earned credits. music. and driver’s education.10 High School Matriculation Students who intend to transfer into the full-time CLASS high school program must meet the minimum entrance requirements listed below. 7. provided the assignment does not exceed the 7. and must complete a minimum of twenty (20) credits to graduate. health. Five credits of heritage studies (must include one credit of government and one credit of economics) 4.0 earned credits1. Four credits of English (must include one credit of grammar and a .
or all. You even have three open credits from any subject area you choose.. These courses represent a variety of popular publishers.) English (1 Cr.) English (1 Cr. transcripts. Algebra 1) Heritage Studies (1 Cr.) Heritage Studies (1 Cr. if your goals dictate.) Math (1 Cr. CLASS requires 20 credits for graduation. The idea is to let you structure your student’s high school career to meet the academic goals you set. you can enroll online while you’re there.org • custserv@homeschools. Naturally.. CLASS will be happy to select any or all courses for you based on achievement test results. like algebra and biology for example.E.homeschools. & Music P. & Music P. and our 40 years of experience. You can quickly see.org 9th Theological Studies (1 Cr. including . you may take more than 20 credits. To see our available courses. If High School Choice is what you’ve been looking for. including .) 10th Theological Studies (1 Cr. including 1 Cr. that a student will earn four credits in Theological Studies. find out early on what courses your chosen college will require—then just use High School Choice to make it happen! For details..E. If you prefer.) P. High School Choice means that you can choose from our available courses to satisfy those four credits.5 Cr.) Courses of your choice (2 Cr. You may choose courses for some.homeschools. you can select the courses you want in each subject area from our extensive list. Biology) Math (1 Cr. College-bound students. of your student’s credit slots. (800) 348–0899 • homeschools.E...) English (1 Cr.E.) 12th Theological Studies (1 Cr. Grammar) Science (1 Cr.org and click View Curriculum. Art. The benefit to you is… You may choose the high school courses your student will take! The chart below displays the subject areas in which high school students will study with CLASS.) 11th Theological Studies (1 Cr. including . visit www. The same is true for all the other major subject areas.5 Cr. Art. Grammar) Science (1 Cr.org . & Music As long as you satisfy just a few basic requirements. Government) Courses of your choice (1 Cr.) Heritage Studies (1 Cr. for example. so they will often include your favorites. Economics and 1 Cr. go to www. Art.) English (1 Cr. Research Paper) Heritage Studies (2 Cr.5 Cr. & Music P.11 High School Choice CLASS takes choice to a new level—with High School Choice. Art.
• Accreditation with NAPS in particular confirms that CLASS is dedicated to offering a Godly education and academic excellence without compromise. (800) 348–0899 • homeschools. Our graduates have routinely been accepted by prestigious colleges and universities. Bible Materials CLASS students come from various religious and denominational backgrounds.12 Enrollment Considerations Accreditation CLASS is accredited by the National Association of Private Schools (www. Some schools may require additional information regarding academic achievement. Parents have found our Bible materials to be very helpful in building strong and harmonious families.org • custserv@homeschools. and basic understanding of.napsaccreditation. and have not infrequently been awarded academic scholarships. NAPS is a consortium of Christian educators and private school administrators from across the United States and Canada. to submit the quality of its program to a high level of objective scrutiny and to remain accountable for that quality.org . Keep in mind that accreditation never guarantees that academic credits will be accepted by another institution. • Accreditation merely confirms the credibility of our program. despite its established excellence. We use Bible materials that seek to develop and strengthen an active loyalty to.com). • Accreditation demonstrates CLASS’s willingness. The Association is dedicated to recognizing and improving the spiritual and educational quality of private and Christian schools. the Christian faith. CLASS has already been nationally recognized for over forty years. We recognize these differences and respect the spiritual authority of parents in the home. • Accreditation assures you that you can place a high degree of confidence in CLASS’s established reputation for excellence.
English Fluency CLASS materials are in the English language. Although our girls tell us the work is harder than public school. & Mrs. Please contact CLASS before moving forward with your enrollment if you have any questions concerning this requirement. Now that we are nearing the end of it I can honestly say that your program has been a true blessing.S.org . and you may enroll at any time during the calendar year. Mr. They can also be found in the View Curriculum section of our Web site. Such a person must be a responsible adult authorized by the parent or legal guardian and registered with CLASS by means of an Authorization Form. Christian Liberty Academy. Curriculum Preview We do not send samples of CLASS materials or review copies of books. however. must appoint someone knowledgeable in English to provide the academic and administrative oversight required by CLASS policies. Therefore. we require that the individual initiating any communications with CLASS concerning a particular student be the parent or legal guardian.org • custserv@homeschools. Our textbooks. Thank You so much for a God-centered program that has rekindled our daughters’ desire to learn.13 Community The CLASS Web site has a community page where you can keep up with things like competitions and our graduation ceremonies. Be sure to visit our facebook page— facebook. Individual Courses CLASS offers individual courses for credit. Also. supervise. This was our first year homeschooling and it was a huge adjustment. Thank you. are on display at home school conventions and book fairs across the U. M. Tennessee This was our first year of homeschooling and we didn’t know where to start. The books are wonderful. Mr. F Ohio (800) 348–0899 • homeschools. and evaluate their student. we let them know what a blessing it is to be learning more. You took our hands and led us through this first year. for helping us have the confidence to do what the Lord has led us to do in the education of our children.com/homeschools. Call CLASS or visit us online to obtain a catalog of our individual course offerings. parents not sufficiently fluent in English to communicate with CLASS or to instruct. Our daughters have already started asking when we can order their books and start back to school. & Mrs.
14 Lesson Plans Because each family has its own schedule and style. Records For students enrolling in the ninth grade or lower. CLASS must receive high school transcripts. we do not presume to force students into a standardized lesson plan.org • custserv@homeschools. (800) 348–0899 • homeschools. Some families with special needs students may prefer to use the Family Plan or just order from our Christian Liberty Press catalog. either from the previous school or from independent home schooling parents. and our own online multimedia algebra tutorial. See our Web site or contact us for details. but daily assignments and schedule are left to your discretion. We will automatically send for the academic records of tenth through twelfth grade students who enroll under the CLASS Plan or the Family Plan. CLASS will reevaluate a special status student for possible promotion into a grade level that will put the student on track to earn a diploma.org . However. These transcripts must include both the final grade and the academic credit awarded for each course. Math Help CLASS provides e-mail math helplines for junior high and high school students. academic background. however. A special status student is one who qualifies to enter CLASS at a level three grade levels or more below the requested grade level. before we can assemble a student’s curriculum. Report cards are not an acceptable substitute for transcripts. a student may be placed in CLASS as a special status student. Tuition Discounts Tuition vouchers ($30 each) may be earned by referring new families to CLASS. Refund Policy CLASS families may be eligible for a partial refund if the cancellation request is made within 30 days of the original curriculum shipment. Special Status CLASS does not offer special needs curricula or modify curricula to accommodate specific learning disabilities. At your request. Our CLASS Handbook and CLASS Lesson Planner provide guidance for organizing your school day and year. and based on placement/achievement test scores. we do not send for records from the previous school unless parents request it in writing at the time of enrollment. Instead we provide help in making your own. and parent information. Families with a special status student often make use of available extension quarters to complete a grade level. At the parent’s request. Making lesson plans is not difficult. Special status students will be awarded a certificate of completion instead of a diploma. See our Web site or contact us for further details. many families have found our flexibility to be an important factor in helping their children. Each subject includes a course instruction sheet that tells you what work is required for that subject.
visit the CLASS Web site at www.S.15 Are CLASS Graduates Accepted by the Best Schools? CLASS graduates have been accepted by the institutions listed below. Amherst College Baylor University Biola University Bob Jones University Brown University Calvin College Christian Heritage College Columbia University Cornell University Dartmouth College Dordt College Duke University Fordham University George Mason University Geneva College Grove City College Harvard University Hillsdale College Liberty University Louisiana State University New York University Northwestern University Notre Dame University Ohio State University Oxford University Patrick Henry College Pensacola Christian College Pennsylvania State University Pepperdine University Princeton University Purdue University Rutgers University San Diego Christian College Stanford University Taylor University Texas A&M The Citadel The King’s College Trinity Christian College University of Alabama University of Alaska University of Arkansas University of Arizona University of California University of Colorado University of Delaware University of Illinois University of Michigan University of New York University of Tennessee University of Wisconsin U.org. and many other colleges and universities.S. Naval Academy Vanderbilt University Virginia Polytechnic Wheaton College Whitefield College Yale University . Air Force Academy U. To see a more extensive list.homeschools.
The campus also houses the Christian Liberty Academy day school founded in 1968. founded the Christian Liberty Academy School System (CLASS) in 1967 as an independent and non-denomina tional Christian education program.000 families throughout the United States and around the world to get started—and persevere—in home schooling.. Paul D. CLASS families are taking Christian education to the next generation. in His miracles. We continue to pray that it might be a reality for the other three and all of those yet to be born.org 502 West Euclid Avenue. of the lost to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment. the CLASS program has helped over 100. instruct. • We believe that there is one God. guide. and in His personal return in power and glory. and Holy Spirit. and only such as are born of the Holy Spirit are saved from their sins. eternally existent in three Persons: Father. • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. of the saved to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord. • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ. A home schooling grandmother writes. in His virgin birth. Lindstrom (1939-2002). Statement of Faith • We believe the Bible to be inspired. Illinois. but fell into sin and is therefore lost. Just to briefly let you know what a positive taste this experience has left in our children’s mouths-to date. and to indwell. in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood. in His sinless life.. in His ascension to the right hand of the Father. (800) 348–0899 • homeschools. Headquarters The CLASS headquarters is situated on a twelve-acre campus in the beauti ful suburban village of Arlington Heights. and to be the supreme and final authority for all faith and life. to be infallible. and empower the believer for godly living and service. a pioneer of the modern homeschool movement. • We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to convict men. Mission The mission of CLASS is to provide Christian parents with excellent educational products and services that will enable them to renew their children’s minds and thus transform the world for the glory of God. Illinois 60004 . in His bodily resurrection. thirty miles northwest of downtown Chicago. CLASS graduates are being accepted by leading universities and other institutions of higher learning. • We believe that man was created in the image of God. • We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost.History Dr.org • custserv@homeschools. four of our seven grandchildren are being home schooled by CLASS graduates. Arlington Heights. Son. Through the years.
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