The Teacher Review Program is our basic enrollment program. Our Educational Consultants are
the heart of this program. They have years of distance education experience, they have used
our program themselves, and they have gone through rigorous training. Families who enroll
are paired with an Educational Consultant who will:
- Help them choose curricula appropriate to their own family's talents and needs.
- Help them learn how to apply the classical method.
Evaluate particular student assignments, utilizing our rubrics and helping the parent
implement those rubrics in the home.
Conduct three formal consultations per year (and an additional planning consultation for
new families) in which she will review each student's progress, suggest modifications,
answer questions and provide support.
Provide additional consultations if needed or desired (Note: additional fees may apply).
Create a scope and sequence for each student for the local school district if needed.
- Answer questions throughout the year via phone or e-mail.
The Consultations are fundamental to each family's homeschooling experience with Mother of
Divine Grace School. Through these consultations the family receives the support and
guidance they need to homeschool well and they have the opportunity to participate fully in
the development of their child's curriculum. The parent's participation in this consultation
process means that the curriculum will be tailored to the child's specific needs and will
result in a plan of study that encourages that child to develop as an independent learner.
Because these consultations are central we try to place each family with the consultant that
can best help with that family's particular needs. The consultant plays a vital role in
helping each parent design the curriculum for their students. They are also available
throughout the year to help each family make changes or modifications at any point.
The planning consultation, which occurs during the early summer and is
for new families only, focuses on assessing each student, determining the best grade and
general course of study, and designing the curriculum for each student. A primary
element of the planning consultation is the text selections for each student for the
year. Parents may use either our recommended materials or may substitute books of their
own choice; the consultant will guide them through this process and help to determine if
substituted texts are at grade level and, in the case of high school courses, sufficient
The first consultation, which occurs during the early fall, focuses on
how the year has started and addresses any questions about the curriculum that might
have arisen, as well as analyzing each student's progress at that point.
The second consultation, which occurs around the end of the first
semester, focuses on recording and analyzing each student's progress. A primary element
of the second consultation is analysis of each student's work through conversation and
assessing select assignments. During this consultation adjustments to the curriculum can
be made. Each student's individual learning style is taken into account throughout this
The third consultation, which occurs near or at the end of the school
year, focuses on evaluating each student's progress and achievement of goals and
recording the year's progress. This evaluation is used to assemble new goals and to
design the curriculum for the upcoming year. The third consultation, for re-enrolling
families, focuses not only on evaluation of the past year, but also planning the new
In addition to the consultations, each family who enrolls in our Teacher Review Program
receives the following services:
Assistance implementing a Catholic classical curriculum, adapting it to
the specific family's needs and goals.
Practical tips on the general questions that every homeschooling mother
has, such as how much time should be spent on school subjects, how to educate children
in multiple grades effectively, etc.
Grading and evaluation of selected student work through our assessment
Guidance in how to grade the student's daily work through our rubrics,
learning objectives, and grading charts.
Record keeping including semester report cards, health records (CA
students), and transcripts that are maintained in our administrative offices. Semester
report cards and transcripts provide records acceptable in private and public schools
nationwide. Our highschool transcript is accepted at colleges throughout the United
College/Career counseling throughout the high school including college
recommendations, personalized high school plan, test preparation, etc.
Private school perks including ID cards, HSLDA family discount,
academic diplomas, work permits, quarterly newsletter, and access to standardized
Networking with other committed parents who are working with their
students at home through our list of enrolled families.
Access to our Educational and Special Services advisors when needed and
to our Teacher Services and
Special Services Program.
Free online syllabi and the option to purchase hard copies of the
syllabi and many of the texts used in our syllabi at a discount from our bookstore at
For information on our Tuition and Fees, please see the
Enrollment - Pricing Breakdown
page for more information. (Please Note: Books are purchased separately. Enrolled families
receive free online versions of our syllabi as part of enrollment and can also purchase hard
copies at a discount from our office.) For information on how to enroll in our Program,
please see the Enrollment – Home page.