Topic | Fees?

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  • Kisvirag86
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    We are first time homeschoolers and trying to get information about a few different programs. Besides the books, etc. we purchase, are there any additional fees we have to pay to do SCM? Where do we have to sign up for the Curriculum when/if we start (do we have to)?

    Thank you so much for your replies.

    Tamara Bell
    Moderator

    Good evening!

    Our curriculum is family-style, which means you are going to be teaching all of your children together for almost every subject. We find that this is a huge benefit in saving you time and money, since in general you don’t have to purchase separate books for each student, and you can do many of the lessons all together in one sitting.

    We’ve found that school subjects can be divided into two groups: Skill-based and topic-based subjects. Topic-based subjects can be taught as a family since there are no prerequisites. For example, history or art study. Skill-based subjects are subjects that need to build concepts up over time as the child progresses in skill, such as math. There are only three skill-based subjects: math, upper-level science, and language arts. Everything else can be taught as a family.

    We’ve designed our curriculum to be easy to customize for your family. It’s split into three parts:

    History, alongside Bible study and geography;

    Enrichment Studies, which are subjects that add a wonderful depth and variety to your home school, such as art, music, poetry, literature, and much more;

    Individual Studies, which cover the three subjects that should be taught on each student’s individual level.

     

    We’ve created lesson plans for each of those three parts. Those lesson plans give you a full list of the books you will need to purchase to complete the lessons, and a daily itinerary that gives you exactly what to read and accomplish for each lesson.

    To put together our curriculum for your family, choose

    one history time period,

    one Enrichment Studies volume,

    each grade level of Individual Studies that you have children in. For example, if you have a 2nd grade student and a 6th grade student, you’d need Individual Studies for Grade 2 and Individual Studies for Grade 6.  On the book list tab for each lesson plan book, you’ll find a complete list of the books you need along with links to where to purchase those books.

     

    There are no other fees or memberships required.  🙂

     

    Kisvirag86
    Participant

    I really appreciate your quick answer! Thank you :)!

    Kisvirag86
    Participant

    We are teaching one child.

    For each year do we have to buy a new lesson plan book for each of History, Enrichment Studies,etc?

    Is there any other languages to learn from 4th Grade but Latin? (We’d prefer a language that our child actually will be able to use.)

     

    thank you.

    Kisvirag86
    Participant

     

    Is there any other languages to learn from 4th Grade but Latin? (We’d prefer a language that our child actually will be able to use.)

     

    thank you.

    Crystal
    Participant

    You would purchase a new History/Enrichment/Individual plan each year. Foreign Language in the early years would typically be a conversational language. I believe SCM recommends Speaking Spanish with Miss Mason and Francois or Speaking French with Miss Mason and Francois from Cherrydale Press. But you can pick any language that interests your family or makes sense. I know families who learn Russian or German because grandparents speak those languages. We started latin early because its fun and we just went slowly, are still going slowly.

    Tamara Bell
    Moderator

    To add to Crystal’s explanations, we do not recommend Latin until grade 7 however it is your school and you ultimately can make the decision to omit it from your schedule.  🙂

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