On average, students will spend an additional hour to hour and a half on work at home for every hour in class. This will vary with each individual student and different grade levels. Parents must be willing to commit to this level of involvement.
At the secondary level, the parental role will evolve from director of dependent study to guide for independent study as the student matures.
7th – 8th grade students will begin to assume some independence in the completion of assignments. Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure time and place for completing the assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment has been completed. Some assignments will not be given on the assignment sheet but verbally. Students will be expected to learn how to receive verbal instructions and record this through notes. Parents may contact teachers to verify instructions; however, they should reinforce with students the expectation for this skill to be developed. Parents may spot-check work to check for understanding the practiced concept, but should not “pre-grade” assignments. Teachers use this opportunity for independent practice as an indicator of whether or not there is a need for re-teaching the concept.
9th – 10th grade students will require supervision in order to help them develop disciplined study habits and personal responsibility for the completion of assignments in a timely manner. Parents will supervise student work, monitor student assignments, and discuss content as required. Parents should provide opportunity for independence based on the maturity and success of their students. If students have problems turning work in on time or understanding the subject matter, it is the parents’ responsibility to enforce stricter accountability and provide the extra help that is needed. Parents should maintain a “satellite classroom” environment for the student on days not attending Logos Prep.
11th – 12th grade students study independently, as required in post-secondary education programs. Parents should be available to assist as needed with organization, accountability, and spiritual guidance. Parents should review assignment sheets often enough to monitor all major assignments and make sure the student is investing the time necessary for completion of assignments. Parents should maintain a “satellite classroom” environment for the student on days not attending Logos Prep and provide extra help when needed.
The primary purpose of the English program is to develop and refine student skills in both oral and written communication and to promote understanding and appreciation for fine literature. Emphasis will be placed on reading and writing proficiencies, as well as evaluating the world’s great literature against the standard of scriptural truth and wisdom. 7th and 8th grade courses will give students the opportunity to improve reading, composition, and higher-level thinking skills. Emphasis will be placed on reading comprehension and reading analysis, vocabulary and spelling, mechanics of grammar components of various types of compositions. At this level, students will be taught the principles that literature should be evaluated by Biblical standards and that lessons learned through the study of literature should be applied to life. Through out high school, when possible, literature choices will correspond with the period students are studying in history, leading to greater understanding. High school course will provide students with the opportunities needed to improve reading, composition and higher level thinking skills. Mechanics of grammar, components of compositions, vocabulary and spelling, reading comprehension and analysis will be reinforced. All readings will be evaluated by Biblical standards, and student will begin to see the correlation between an author’s worldview and how it affects the work produced. Compositions will focus on students’ analysis of literature, with special attention placed on communicating in a manner worthy of a Christian who desires to influence a world in need of Christ. Students will also have the opportunity to enhance and refine their oral communication skills through participating in dramatic readings, persuasive speeches and class discussions.
The mathematics department exists to help students learn to appreciate the orderliness of the creation and, by extension, the Creator, even as they learn to think logically and analytically using highly structured mathematical systems. A concurrent focus on the development of problem solving skills and methodologies give the math program an important applications emphasis.
The primary goals of the science program are to teach essential scientific concepts, skills and methodologies; to encourage the development and appropriate use of higher-level thinking skills; and to help students better understand the Creator-creation relationship, while balancing the acquisition of scientific knowledge with the application of valid problem-solving skills and methodologies. The computer sciences program employs a hands-on approach to encourage students to develop a working knowledge and mastery of skills required for operating the computer in the academic and business communities.
The secondary history program is designed to help students grow in their ability to think, evaluate and analyze issues. We believe that the curriculum selection offers a most through and thought-provoking program. Students will continue to learn much through great literature selections which will be integrated into each history course.
The primary goals of the foreign languages department are to help students gain proficiencies in the use of a second language, to encourage the development of skills which will help students better understand and utilize the communicative power of languages in general, and to help students develop a greater awareness of, interest in and increased appreciation for the people of other cultures. Ultimately, it is hoped that by achieving these goals our students might become better students of the Bible and more concerned and effective ambassadors for Christ.