Level 5: American Classics - Yearlong Course 2018-2019

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Level 5: American Classics - Yearlong Course 2018-2019


Price: $750.00

Recommended for Ages: 12–14

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St. Raphael School is an Orthodox online school within Scholé Academy, which is a division of Classical Academic Press.

Registration Opens on April 2!

Teacher: Presbytera Maria Koulianos
--with special poetry teacher, Dr. James Taylor

Live Session Schedule:

Section 1: Monday–Thursday, 9:00 a.m. EST (8:00 a.m. CST), 55 min. OR
Section 2: Monday–Thursday, 11:10 a.m. EST (10:10 a.m. CST). 55 min.

Class Dates:

  • Fall 2018: September 4 – December 14
  • Spring 2019: January 14 – May 10
  • Breaks: Thanksgiving (Nov. 22-23), Winter Break (Feb. 18-22), Holy Week and Bright Monday (April 22-29)

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum Features:

Level 5 Course Details:


  • Enjoy a wide variety of texts, including poetry, fiction, nature study, history, and biography
  • Expand vocabulary
  • Practice the scholarly habit of keeping a reading journal
  • Read the American classics along a timeline of our national history


  • Develop listening skills
  • Answer questions leading to definition, example, and comparison
  • Trace themes and study characters


  • Sharpen your letter-writing skills and essay skills; compose short speeches
  • Write poetry and narratives with a thematic focus
  • Receive helpful, live feedback and encouragement
  • Grow as a writer in a workshop environment
  • Complete creative projects on literary themes
  • Present in class

2018/2019 Book Selections:

Please Note:  Books are not included in the course fee. Most books can also be checked out from the library.

Fall 2018

Irving Stories (978-0141330921)
Sand County Almanac (978-0345345059)
Tom Sawyer (978-1973844730)
Fredrick Douglass: Narrative of Life (978-0486284996)
Across Five Aprils (978-0425182789)
O Pioneers! (978-0486277851)

Spring 2019

Our Town (978-0060512637)
Old Man and the Sea (978-0684801223)
War of the Worlds (978-0486295060)
Hiroshima (978-0679721031)
Saint Innocent (0-913836-60-5)

Resource Books to be used throughout the year:
The Elements of Style (978-0205309023)
A Little History of the United States (978-0300181418)
Brave Companions: Portraits in History (978-0671792763)

Level 5 Overview: