Fine Arts: Appreciation Elementary School - Year 1
Open To:

Students in Grades 2-5

Materials Used:

All materials provided.

Description:

Mixing Music and Art appreciation, this enrichment class integrates pictures from Mommy, It's a Renoir, exercises suggested in the Mother of Divine Grace School syllabi, and beginning classical music appreciation. The students see and discuss works of art loaded by their teacher or listen to and discuss classical pieces, depending on the week. Student groups are small; there's no grading or homework. The elementary class targets grades 3-5 but is open to 2nd graders, too.  There are three years worth of material, so if your student took the course last year, he can enroll again!  Class meets once a week, 30 minutes duration.

Cost: $150.00
Fine Arts: Appreciation Middle School - Year 2
Open To:

Students in Grades 5-8.

Materials Used:

All materials provided.

Description:

Mixing Music and Art appreciation, this enrichment class integrates pictures from Mommy, It's a Renoir, exercises suggested in the Mother of Divine Grace School syllabi, and beginning classical music appreciation. The students see and discuss works of art loaded by their teacher or listen to and discuss classical pieces, depending on the week. Student groups are small; there's no grading or homework. The Middle School class targets grades 6-7 but is open to 5th and 8th graders, too.  There are two years worth of material, so if your student took the course last year, he can enroll again!  Class meets once a week, 30 minutes duration.

Cost: $162.00
Story Hour
Open To:

Students in Grades K-5

Description:

We encourage reading, a love of reading, and socialization through Story Hour. Students in Grades K-5 are welcome to join us as we read books to the students weekly. The books are from Laura Berquist's recommended lists and are a springboard for students to find other literature they love.  Story Hour is an enrichment class which does not require the students to complete homework; grading is not included in this class. Sign up is per family. Books vary year to year. Class meets once a week, 45-60 minutes duration.

Cost: $150.00

Hear from Our Families:

“MODG, which uses the classical approach to education, has been a real eye opener for my daughter and for me. First of all, Anna has thrived on the fact that we can move at a pace that is equal to her learning ability. Her state standardized tests continue to be in the above average range for her age level. When we were at the Catholic School, her test scores were high as well. However, it was because I prepared her at home for them. We rarely finished a text book at the Catholic School, so course work was never technically complete. Every year she was there, I finished course work on my own with her as well as extra learning activities over the summer. We do so much during the year and it’s so thorough with MODG, there is no need to do this over the summer as we did before. I used to be a teacher’s aide in Math and Science for the Junior High level at the same Catholic School so I am very familiar with their caliber of work. MODG far surpasses it. Anna has been able to move ahead in subjects that interest her or in which she excels. She has particularly enjoyed not only the textbooks for history, but the literature based learning as well. Her ability to do Latin has continually amazed us and we have found that it has advanced her knowledge in English grammar. We love the way course work in one subject often ties in with learning in another subject. Our greatest joy in homeschooling Anna through MODG, however, has been in religion. Whereas her religion books in Catholic school seemed dead, the MODG curriculum has given her the real “meat and potatoes” of her faith. She not only has developed a real love for her faith, but she is able to understand it and defend it as well. Last year she told me that because of what she has learned she feels that she finally “knows God.” What more could I ask.”

Phyllis F
homeschooling mother of one, enrolled since 2005