Fine Arts
Open To:

Students in Grades 8-12

Materials Used:

All materials provided.

Description:

A combined fine arts class covering Art and Music Appreciation. Students will be introduced to artists and composers  of the same time period, in order to discuss the characteristics of each era. Additionally, students will read and discuss different lectures on the purpose of  music and art. Virtual museum tours may be included. This should be a lot of fun and will coordinate with the main seasons of the Liturgical year, as well as coinciding (when possible) with historical events being discussed in the 9th Grade History. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

1 HS credit

Cost: $482.00
Fine Arts: Art 8
Open To:

Students in Grades 7-12. (1 credit if done in Grades 8-12)

Materials Used:

All materials provided.

Description:

The course is based on the Laura Berquist syllabus for Grade 8 Art. It is designed to help students come to appreciation great religious works of art. A few autograded assignments included. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

Cost: $300.00
Fine Arts: Art History - Fall Semester
Open To:

Students in Grades 10-12

Materials Used:

The Classic Point of View by Kenyon Cox, Gombrich’s The Story of Art.

Description:

The course will explore the history of western art from early medieval to realism. Students will apply principles from the classical point of view to various works of art. They will become familiar with basic art vocabulary, focus on identifying the various periods of art as well as learn about artists and symbolism in paintings. The class will also teach some basic drawing skills and how to look at and understand paintings. This is a one semester course that runs from August-Jan. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

0.5 HS credit.

Cost: $241.00
Fine Arts: Art History - Spring Semester
Open To:

Students in Grades 10-12

Materials Used:

The Classic Point of View by Kenyon Cox, Gombrich’s The Story of Art.

Description:

The course will explore the history of western art from early medieval to realism. Students will apply principles from the classical point of view to various works of art. They will become familiar with basic art vocabulary, focus on identifying the various periods of art as well as learn about artists and symbolism in paintings. The class will also teach some basic drawing skills and how to look at and understand paintings. This is a one semester course that runs from Jan through May. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

0.5 HS credit.

Cost: $241.00
Fine Arts: Radio Theater (Grades 10-12)
Open To:

Students in Grades 10-12

Description:

Class meets once a week, 90 minutes duration.

The class progresses through diction and tonal exercises to reading aloud and “voice acting” using actual radio scripts. In the second semester, students begin work on their own radio scripts, which are produced in class. Students may work in pairs or small groups for script development. Not only will students direct and act in their own productions, but also have the opportunity to participate in the productions from other sections as well, should your family’s schedule allow for it.  Homework consists of diction practice, listening to assigned audio, reading assigned scripts, practicing voice delivery technique, script analysis, preparing  to read in character for production (no memorization necessary), developing an original script. Classes run 90 minutes.   

Cost: $482.00
Fine Arts: Readers' Theater (Grades 5-9)
Open To:

Students in Grades 5-9

Materials Used:

All materials provided.

Description:

The class progresses through diction and tonal exercises to reading aloud and “voice acting” using actual radio scripts.  Students will complete in-class productions and exercises.  Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

Cost: $300.00
French Conversation Lab (PowerSpeak) - Beginners
Open To:

Students Grades 6-12 concurrently registered in accompanying PowerSpeak course. Knowledge of Latin Grammar is a plus and students concurrently enrolled in Latin are given preference upon enrollment. 

Materials Used:

All materials provided.

Description:

Students meet weekly to practice conversation and pronunciation.  The PowerSpeak courses can be purchased here: http://www.powerspeak.com Students should register for "Independent Study" if they intend to use the MODG conversation lab. Power Speak tracks grades for the family to turn into the consultant. This lab along with a full semester of Power Speak or Middlebury Interactive would meet our requirements for a full credit of the foreign language. The semester completed over the year would be designated by the level of course it is along with an  A for first semester of the course if that was what was completed, or a  B for second semester of course.   This course is appropriate for students who are taking Latin concurrently, or have completed the grammar appropriate to a Latin I. These courses are expected to expand the student's experience with languages, not to replace Latin. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

Cost: $362.00
French Conversation Lab (PowerSpeak) - Intermediate
Open To:

Students Grades 6-12 concurrently registered in accompanying PowerSpeak course, at least in their second year of PowerSpeak French.

Materials Used:

All materials provided.

Description:

Students meet weekly to practice speaking the language they are studying. The PowerSpeak courses can be purchased here: http://www.powerspeak.com/french.php.  Students should register for "Independent Study" if they intend to use the MODG conversation lab. Power Speak tracks grades for the family to turn into the consultant. The Lab teacher may provide an oral conversation grade if requested. This lab along with a full semester of Power Speak or Middlebury Interactive would meet our requirements for a full credit of the foreign language. The semester completed over the year would be designated by the level of course it is along with an A for first semester of the course if that was what was completed, or a B for second semester of course. This course is appropriate for students who are taking Latin concurrently, or have completed the grammar appropriate to a Latin I. These courses are expected to expand the student's experience with languages, not to replace Latin. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

Cost: $362.00
Intro to Philosophy
Open To:

Students in Grade 11-12. Consultant recommendation required.

Materials Used:

Selections from Aristotle’s Organon, Physics, De Anima, and Ethics, and selections from St. Thomas Aquinas’ works

Description:

NEW - RIGOR COURSE. This course gives an introduction to the various areas of philosophy, beginning with an introduction to logic, which is prior to philosophy. It also gives an overview of natural philosophy, ethics, and metaphysics. Each week there will be a reading assignment, a recorded lecture, a live discussion, and mandatory discussion board posts.  This is a one semester course (first semester) and students are encouraged to take Philosophy of Nature second semester. Class meets once a week, 90 minutes duration.

1 HS Credit.

Cost: $530.00
Journalism - Fall Semester
Open To:

Grade 11-12 students. (Grade 10 students with special permission.)

Materials Used:

Materials provided.

Description:

RIGOR COURSE. A prerequisite to News Production, "Journalism - Fall Semester" runs for a semester and teaches students the basics of online news production. Topics include: news and feature reporting, writing, photography, and web page design. No previous experience with newspapers or web design is necessary. After taking a semester of Journalism - Fall Semester, students are encouraged to take part in the "News Production - Spring Semester" class to build and maintain the MODG school website, VOX: http://www.modgnews.com. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

0.5 HS credit if done in Grades 11 or above.

Cost: $241.00
Journalism - Spring Semester
Open To:

Grade 11-12 students. (Grade 10 students with special permission.)

Materials Used:

Materials provided.

Description:

RIGOR COURSE. A prerequisite to News Production, "Journalism - Fall Semester" runs for a semester and teaches students the basics of online news production. Topics include: news and feature reporting, writing, photography, and web page design. No previous experience with newspapers or web design is necessary. After taking a semester of Journalism - Fall Semester, students are encouraged to take part in the "News Production - Spring Semester" class to build and maintain the MODG school website, VOX: http://www.modgnews.com. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

0.5 HS credit if done in Grades 11 or above.

Cost: $241.00
News Production - Fall Semester
Open To:

Students in Grades 11-12 who have taken Journalism.

Materials Used:

All materials provided

Description:

RIGOR COURSE. This class teaches students the basics of online news production. Students produce VOX: http://www.modgnews.com. In a collaborative effort, students write, edit, photograph, design page layouts, and interview for the newspaper. Topics in class include: news and feature reporting & writing, photography, and web page design. This class is a great opportunity to nurture the student’s analytical skills. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration. Please note: if your student is taking the Journalism - Fall Semester, please enroll in News Production - Spring Semester.

0.5 HS credit for the Fall Semester

Cost: $241.00
News Production - Spring Semester
Open To:

Students in Grades 11-12

Materials Used:

All materials provided

Description:

RIGOR COURSE. This class teaches students the basics of online news production. Students produce VOX: http://www.modgnews.com. In a collaborative effort, students write, edit, photograph, design page layouts, and interview for the newspaper. Topics in class include: news and feature reporting & writing, photography, and web page design. This class is a great opportunity to nurture the student’s analytical skills. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration. Please note: News Production - Spring Semester can be taken by students who took Journalism - Fall Semester OR News Production - Fall Semester.

0.5 HS credit for Spring Semester

Cost: $241.00
Philosophy of Nature
Open To:

Students in Grade 11-12 who take taken Intro to Philosophy. Consultant recommendation required.

Materials Used:

Aristotle’s Physics

Description:

NEW - RIGOR COURSE. This course is based on Aristotle’s Physics, which treats of the principles of nature and is a precursor to understanding the study of God in nature. Students will become familiar with key philosophical terms, including the four causes and act and potency, which are foundational to any further philosophical and even theological consideration. Each week there will be a reading assignment, a recorded lecture, a live discussion, and mandatory discussion board posts.  This is a second semester only course. Class meets once a week, 90 minutes duration.

1 HS Credit.

Cost: $530.00
SS-12: Fine Arts
Open To:

Students in Grades 9-12 with consultant & office approval

Description:

A combined fine arts class covering Art and Music Appreciation. Students will be introduced to artists and composers of the same time period, in order to discuss the characteristics of each era. Virtual museum tours may be included. This should be a lot of fun and will coordinate with the main seasons of the Liturgical year. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

Students taking LS - SS-12: Fine Arts must also sign up for:

  • LS - SS-12: Am Gov & Econ
  • LS - SS-12: English 12
  • LS - SS-12: Religion 12 & Health
  • LAB - SS-12: Private Writing Lab
Cost: $292.00
Test Prep - Fall Semester
Open To:

Students in Grades 10-12

Materials Used:

All materials provided.

Description:

Students meet every week to study math or English/reading in a group. Class prep time will be about 1/2 to 1 hour a week. This is a one semester class. Students are welcome to attend both semesters, however, as different material will be covered in  each semester.  Test Prep uses material from SAT, ACT & CLT (Classic Learning Test). Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

Optional 0.5 credit/semester

Cost: $241.00
Test Prep - Spring Semester
Open To:

Students in Grades 10-12

Materials Used:

All materials provided.

Description:

Students meet every week to study math or English/reading in a group. Class prep time will be about 1/2 to 1 hour a week. This is a one semester class. Students are welcome to attend both semesters, however, as different material will be covered in  each semester.  Test Prep uses material from SAT, ACT & CLT (Classic Learning Test). Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

Optional 0.5 credit/semester

Cost: $241.00

Hear from Our Families:

“As the parents who have used Mother of Divine Grace materials for the past 15 years, we have come to believe that, beyond the quality of the academic courses, the greatest benefit of homeschooling with MODG has been the spiritual formation the children have received and the self-motivation they have learned. This belief has been especially confirmed by the experiences of the four of our children who have either graduated from or are still attending college…. We feel that the experience of taking charge of one’s own education would have been very difficult to replicate in a conventional school, though it is certainly possible. And while a good education in academic subjects such as reading, writing and arithmetic are possible in many situations, the ability to use MODG’s liberal arts curriculum in the context of a large family has contributed uniquely to our children’s spiritual formation. We are very proud of all their achievements, but what makes us proudest is their strong faith, the manner in which they conduct themselves, and the affection that they have for each other. Without that, we feel that any success the world offers is, in the end, meaningless.”

Jacqueline L
homeschooling mother of six, enrolled since 1997