Here at the start of the 2013-14 academic year, Dr. Larry Stephenson reminds us why we do what we do.
As we begin another academic year, I simply want to take a moment to remind myself (and all of you) why, specifically, we do what we do – the goal of all our labors. The demands of any given day… the many decisions which must be made, the conversations which must be had, the crisis which must be managed… threaten to obscure our vision. Amid the pressing demands of the day, we sometimes forget the mandate that all of us, as administrators, have been given.
God has called us to the task of educational leadership – specifically to future generations. The leadership we must provide is not understood by the world, but has been modeled for us by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Continue reading
by Amanda Perry
From the time Logos School in Moscow, Idaho entered the speech and debate ring in 1995 they have maintained a long-running track record of success. Fourteen-time Regional winner, twelve-time Idaho State Championship winner, Logos holds a ten-year history of stellar performances at the National High School Mock Trial Championship, going toe-to-toe with schools from across the country in a courtroom setting. Logos continues to beat its own record, ranking higher every year. In 2012, they placed fifth in the nation.
How does a small Christian school from a small town hold its own at a national level? The ace up their sleeve is a little thing called logic, the art of reasoning well; of defining terms, making accurate statements, constructing valid arguments, identifying fallacies; and it’s no parlor trick. Head coach Chris Schlect explains, “In Mock Trial, logic is enfleshed. It works the same way baseball players learn how to turn a double play— performing them over and over, learning that no two infield balls come at you the same way. We grow proficient at logic by performing it over and over again, and in the process we learn to creatively deploy logic in new and creative ways.” Continue reading
Churches, schools, homeschool co-ops, or just a group of friends can now take advantage of special pricing.
This is an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the best teachers in Christian and classical education – 32 weeks of live instruction, one hour a week.
- 5 – 9 participants………….10% discount per participant ($315 ea.)
- 10 – 19 participants………..20% discount per participant ($280 ea.)
- 20 – 29 participants………..30% discount per participant ($245 ea.)
- 30 – 49 participants………..40% discount per participant ($210 ea.)
- 50 or more participants…..50% discount per participant ($175 ea.)
Groups will register under one name and receive one access number for the class.
So grab a few friends (or 100 friends) and enjoy one of these live online seminars together.
If your school has contracted with Logos Press as its Sole Source curriculum provider, you automatically qualify for additional discounts on seminar materials. For more information on Sole Source, contact us at 208-892-8074.
From Dr. Larry Stephenson
I pray all is going well as you prepare for next school year; scheduling, hiring personnel, and ordering materials. As an administrator for over 25 years and the head of three small ACCS schools currently, I know the challenges of trying to put together a great staff and great courses for our students. I’m also privileged to be heading up Logos Press, the curriculum division of Canon Press. One of our primary goals is to help support classical, Christian schools all over the world by coordinating resources and connecting like-minded educators. We are thrilled to announce four new ways of doing just that.
1. DAILY ONLINE CLASSES
Logos Press is in the unique position of having access to many outstanding, experienced teachers. Thanks to today’s technology, we can help you provide your students with outstanding instruction in courses that wouldn’t be available otherwise. These live class sessions will meet every day of the school week for 45-50 minutes.
- Customized schedules: These classes are well-suited for ACCS students and schools. We will do what we can to customize classes in a way that best fits your students, and we can connect schools across the country in an online community dedicated to supporting classical Christ-centered education in a local school setting.
- More opportunities for your teachers: Do you have part-time teachers that need a full schedule to meet their financial needs? Online teaching opportunities can give your faculty that flexibility. We’ll provide the training and the online classroom—all they need is a computer with a webcam.
2. LIVE WEEKLY SEMINARS for STUDENTS, PARENTS, and TEACHERS
We also offer one-hour-per-week, year-long live seminars for teachers, board members, and upper-level students—taught by some of the brightest minds in the classical education movement: Continue reading