Classical Academy High School Independent Study. Independent Study Options. Family : full independent study ( My Courses , self-selected classes, etc.) Blended : a mixture of studio classes and independent study options
My Courses--UC/CSU approved courses that CAHS offers online to parallel our Studio courses
Curriculum has been designed by credentialed teachers and meets state subject-area standards.
Course meets UC/CSU a-g requirements.
Course requires weekly meetings and/or contact with Studio teacher or ES.
CAHS teacher grades all work and assigns end-of-term grade.
Cost will be covered from Curriculum Spending Budget.
Go to http://www.classicalacademy.com.
Step 3: Click Sign in (at top right).
Step 4: log in.
Step 5: Click My Wikis (top right) to see a list of the online CAHS courses in which you are enrolled.
Take the initiative to contact your studio teacher(s). Don’t wait for him/her to contact you.
Introduce yourself by email or by phone.
Make sure the studio teacher has enrolled you in the course so that it appears on your My Wikis list when you log in.
Set up a weekly appointment time to see your studio teacher. If ever you need to miss, contact the teacher.
Online math curriculum developed by cognitive scientists and software engineers at UC Irvine and meeting state subject-area standards
Algebra I and II, geometry, and pre calculus meet UC/CSU a-g requirements.
Studio teacher and/or ES will set quarterly objectives and performance goals, based on state standards, and will determine end-of-term grade.
Course requires weekly meetings and/or contact with Studio teacher or ES math teacher.
Access found online through http://www.aleks.com.
Cost will be covered through Curriculum Spending Budget.
Again, contact teacher to find out how to get started.
These credentialed math teachers will be supervising students using the ALEKS math curriculum:
All 9th and 10th graders take state-mandated PE.
Elective PE is an option for 11th/12th graders.
Each quarter, there are several PE assignments to complete, which address state fitness standards.
PE assignments are accessed online through CAHS icon at http://www.classicalacademy.com -- My Wikis
Login: student name (firstlast) plus ID number
In addition, students will keep a PE log that records 200 minutes of exercise per week.
CAHS cohort teacher will grade all work and assign end-of-term grade.
PE grade is pass/fail, based on quality and completeness of work.
Courses with parent-selected curriculum
May include electives designed to fit your teenager’s interest
Parent meets with ES to select non-sectarian materials and/or textbooks.
Prior to the start of each quarter, parent and ES will decide on quarter objectives--based on state standards.
Parent grades all work. Together, parent and ES assign end-of-term grade.
ES will collect non-sectarian work samples that demonstrate mastery of state standards and predetermined course objectives.
Cost for the purchase of non-sectarian materials will be covered by Curriculum Spending Budget.
Parent, student, and ES will meet every 4-5 weeks.
Course will NOT meet UC/CSU a-g requirements.
Each course requires the keeping of a daily work log, which looks something like this:
You will email an updated copy every week (or as decided) to ES.
This year, subject-area-specific teachers will be supervising all Independent Study courses using self-selected curriculum:
Courses taken through outside “vendors”:
(who may or may not issue credits and a letter grade)
Community college courses
Self-selected courses from other vendors: Great Books, Keystone High School, Futures High School, co-ops, etc.
To be considered a CAHS student, every student must be enrolled in at least 2 CAHS courses per term (totaling a minimum or 15 credits) and a minimum of at least 30 credits per year.
Classes from a community college and other outside vendors that issue credits do not count toward these 30 credits.
Good news, since money doesn’t grow on trees . . .
Elective Spending Budget ONLY available for FULL independent study:
There’s no place like home . . . ! :)
FULL TIME independent study students: