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. 

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.

Cost: $300.00
Fine Arts: Art History
Open To:

Students in Grades 8-12

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.

1 HS credit.

 

Cost: $482.00
Fine Arts: Radio Theater (Grades 10-12)
Open To:

Students in Grades 10-12

Description:

Info coming soon!

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

Students in Grades 5-9

Materials Used:

All materials provided.

Description:

Info coming soon!

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.

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. 

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. 

Cost: $362.00
Journalism
Open To:

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

 

 

Materials Used:

Materials provided.

 

Description:

A prerequisite to News Production, Journalism  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, students are encouraged to take part in the News Production class to build and maintain the MODG school website, VOX: http://www.modgnews.com.

0.5 HS credit if done in Grades 11 or above.

Cost: $482.00
News Production
Open To:

Students in Grades 11-12

Materials Used:

All materials provided

Description:

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.

1.0 HS credit

Cost: $482.00
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. 

Cost: $292.00
Test Prep
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).

Optional 0.5 credit/semester

Cost: $482.00

Hear from Our Families:

“I am a firm believer in the value of a classical education and this is provided by the MODG course progression....the curriculum has the students reading at a college level very early. The reading is also focused on reading for comprehension....The Math and Science requirements are focused first on a well rounded education and secondly preparing the student for college level work and critical thinking. Finally, the spiritual content allows the parent to shape their child's development as a believing Catholic. As a conscientious Catholic who understands their faith, the student is also a better citizen and responsible adult.”

Kevin D
homeschooling father of two, enrolled since 1998