The wonderful director of Aquinas Vancouver, Kate Lawhon and her mentor, Leti Oberreuter were recently interviewed by Brenda Aikin of Mater Dei Radio in Vancouver. You can listen to their broadcast HERE.
Aquinas Learning families attended a recent mass for homeschool families from the Arlington Diocese. Aquinas Learning was featured in the follow-up article. Full article linked here.
Also present at the reception was Rosario Reilly, founder of Aquinas Learning, a hybrid homeschool program that continues to draw parents to the area. Students meet once a week at the Manassas Center, which currently has 133 homeschool students. For the four remaining weekdays they "homeschool" and review what they learned on that school day, Thursday.
“Essentially it is a curriculum for homeschoolers. The bottom line is to teach them classically and to instill a sense of wonder,” Reilly said. “Thursday is a full day of school: they are in uniform, participating in Socratic discussions and classical education that all point toward truth, goodness and beauty.”
The first graduating class matriculated last year. It was a class of three: one student attends Benedictine College in Kansas, another the University of Navarra in Spain and the third goes to Villanova University in Pennsylvania.
There are two live training opportunities this year. Our main training is on August 13 at our home base - Manassas, VA. However, due to popular demand, we have decided to attach a practicum training to the dates of the IHM NY conference. We will hold a Mentor & Parent Practicum in New Jersey, co-hosted by the Aquinas Parsippany and Aquinas Long Island centers.
For more information on both training days, please click HERE.
* * UPDATES as of 8/16/18 - for the 2018-2019 School Year * *
1. "Getting Started" and "Welcome Letter" documents to be mailed out this week to subscribers. If you have not received your copy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. AL printed materials are being printed right now and will be sent out together with the CDs, Timeline Pages, and Time Trek Sticker Notebooks this week.
3. Course site is being uploaded this week.
4. Course site accounts of all those who subscribed before August 1st have been added (from now on, each new account is being sent to the course site manager and added as we receive the subscription).
5. This is the last update post on the website. From now on, all updates will be posted on the CYCLE 1 COURSE SITE: aquinas1.classrunner.com
There are two documents that are about to be released this week:
1. "Getting Started for the 2018 - 2019 School Year" - It will cover: our Mission Statement, the calendar of events (and the Manassas school calendar as a template), academic preparations as well as the summer reading list, training opportunities (for the program, IEW, and LTW), homeschool regulations, home organization, how to use the course site, and supplies and materials you'll need.
2. "Welcome Letter" - this letter will be sent to all who subscribed to the program. It outlines what we will be learning this year in Parva, Prima, and Schola Alta.
The 2018-2019 COURSE OFFERINGS:
Subscription & Enrollment to the Parva/Prima Level Classes - K-6th grade
Subscription & Enrollment to the Schola Alta Level Courses (Bundle & Individual Courses) - 7-12th grade
Subscriptions - give you access to the course materials/course site
Enrollments - give you access to attending a center offering the Aquinas Learning curriculum. Since these centers are individually owned and operated, details & pricing may vary depending on the center you plan to attend. Please check with the director at the specific center for more information.
STEP 1 - Go to the "STORE" to subscribe. This subscription applies to those enrolling at centers and those using the Aquinas Learning program independently from home (ALH). That's all you need in order to be subscribed to the program, get access to the course site, receive a parent guide, and a student workbook to get started. Materials and Course Site Access will be available in July (materials are being edited and updated at this moment). Read more about subscribing below... For those joining a center, go to the next step.
STEP 2 - To ENROLL to a center using the AL program, please go to the CENTERS drop-down menu, click on your center, and follow directions on those pages.
To SUBSCRIBE to the Parva (PS-PK), Prima I (K-3), and Prima II (4-6) Levels, use the Parva-Prima Subscription. Enter your first child (quantity "1") for the $275 subscription and add it to the cart. Go back and enter the quantity you need for "Additional Students" for the lower subscription rate of $150/student.
To SUBSCRIBE to the Schola Alta Levels (7-12), choose either the "bundle" subscription for $275/year/student or enter a quantity for individual courses at $75/course. In the case of SA courses, you must ENTER ONE FORM PER STUDENT. Even if you subscribe to the bundles, you still need to check off which courses you need so that your student will be subscribed to the correct course (e.g. Intro Latin vs. Latin II). Courses for SA I (7-8) students are usually labeled "I" (e.g. Catechism I is for SA I students). Courses for SA II (9-12) students are usually labeled "II" (e.g. Catechism II is for SA II students).
Currently, only Manassas students are going to be allowed to enroll/subscribe to the STEaM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, Math) classes. We are developing the course site with these courses as we teach them at Manassas. In the future, we should have these options available to other AL users.
If you have any further questions, please email us at email@example.com
We're proud to reveal our new website and SUBSCRIPTION portal. Take a look around and drop us a line if you have any questions.