Program Options

The 2-Day and 3-Day Program options give parents the opportunity to evaluate the individual needs of their family and of each student.  Both are home schooling options.  It is important to point out that although the student will be on campus two or three days a week, the student will have academic work five days a week.  The following information will aid parents in their decision.

Also, it is vital for parents to grasp and affirm the classical educational philosophy practiced by SCA.

 2-Day Program

The Sayers Classical Academy 2-Day Program provides two days of in-class instruction plus complete lessons plans for three at-home days of parental instruction. The student completes a full year of academic work on an alternating schedule of in-class and at-home lessons where 66% of the work is completed at home.

Students in grades Pre-K through 8th meet for in-class instruction on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pre-K students also have the option of the Bridge Program, which meets on Wednesdays and Friday.  The Bridge Program is designed to provide a full or partial overlap of in-class days for families who have students in either the Rhetoric Program (9-12) or the 3-Day Program (Pre-K – 8).   Enrollment priority is given to those families.

 

  • Pre-K and Kindergarten will have half days, and 1st through 4th grade will be in class full days. Subject matter includes choir, dictation, grammar, Greek and Latin roots, logic, math, penmanship, reading, science, scripture, spelling, and Bible history. The children in this stage will primarily have one tutor.

    The academic week for the 2-Day program begins on Tuesday, and the schedule for the five day week is as follows:

    Tuesday: In-Class lessons
    Wednesday: At-Home lessons
    Thursday: In-Class lessons
    Friday: At-Home lessons
    Monday: At-Home lessons

  • The Logic stage takes what was memorized and learned in the Grammar stage and applies it further into each subject. Each student will have a different tutor for each subject. The weekly schedule allows for two in class days where tutors instruct the students, and three at home days where the parent instructs the student. The subjects and times that class will meet per week are as follows:

    Note: Though the class meets only once or twice, the student will be working on that subject material throughout the week according to the lesson plans given by the tutor for at home instruction. Students will also have study hall.

    Twice a Week                                       Once a Week
    Math                                                        Science
    Writing and Literature                      Geography
    Latin                                                        History
    Test                                                          Choir
    Test                                                          Logic

 

3-Day Program

The purpose of this program is to allow students to receive more in class instruction from the tutors without compromising the ability of parents to have their child home more than half of the week. There will be added opportunities for the student to interact more with the tutor and observe additional in class learning applications and demonstrations. This additional instruction will go deeper into the same curriculum as the 2-Day Program and will require less overall at home work. Time spent on at home assignments will vary with the grade, temperament and ability of the student. Parents will have the responsibility to work with their student in reviewing, test preparation, some math lessons and overseeing various, yet very manageable, homework assignments.

Using the same curriculum as the 2-Day program, the 3rd day in-class provides the following for all grades:

  • additional in-class instruction – going deeper not broader
  • less at-home instruction
  • less over-all work to be completed at home
  • opportunity for more in-class learning applications and demonstrations

 

  • Pre-K and Kindergarten will have half days, and 1st through 4th grade will be in class full days. Subject matter includes choir, dictation, grammar, Greek and Latin roots, logic, math, penmanship, reading, science, scripture, spelling, and Bible history. The children in this stage will primarily have one tutor. Using the same curriculum as the 2-Day Program, the 3rd day of instruction will allow students to delve deeper into the subject matter.

    The academic week for the pre-k through 4th grade 3-Day Program begins on Tuesday. The schedule for the five day week is as follows:

    Tuesday: In-Class lessons
    Wednesday: In-Class lessons
    Thursday: At-Home lessons
    Friday: In-Class lessons
    Monday: At-Home lessons

  • The Logic stage takes what was memorized and learned in the Grammar stage and applies it further into each subject. Each student will have a different tutor for each subject. The weekly schedule allows Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday as in class time where tutors instruct the students, and Monday and Thursday as at home time where the parent instructs the student. The subjects and times that class will meet per week are as follows:

    Note: Though the class meets only once or three times per week, the student will be working on that subject material throughout the week according to the lesson plans given by the tutor for at home instruction. Students will also have study hall.

    Three Times a Week                          Once a Week
    Math                                                        Science (2x per week for grades 7-8)
    Writing and Literature                     Geography
    Latin                                                        History
    Test                                                         Choir
    Test                                                         Logic

    Students in the 3-Day Program will have less homework in math, writing/literature, and Latin which allows the students to manage the homework on the two at-home days.

    • Parents will have less overall grading at home.
    • Parents will have the responsibility to work with their student in reviewing, test preparation, some math lessons and overseeing various, yet very manageable, homework assignments.
    • Students’ schedules will include time slots for study halls
  • Please visit the Rhetoric Program page to obtain detailed information about this unique opportunity for students in grades 9-12.

    The High School Rhetoric Program integrates SCA’s classical Christian education with the opportunity to meet several years of college credit requirements during grades 9-12.

    The Rhetoric Program will meet in class 3 days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.  The at-home days will be Monday and Thursday.