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A:  Take a single writing, literature, or vocabulary course or take a Complete High School English package for Year 1, 2, 3, or 4!  Inspired Writing offers a coordinated series of courses designed to prepare your student for college and career success with the following skills and knowledge:

 

  • Composition - beginning through advanced
  • Literary analysis - beginning through advanced
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Logic and critical thinking skills
  • Worldview analysis
  • Rhetoric and rhetorical analysis skills
  • Study skills
  • Time- and self-management skills

 

When students combine literature and composition by enrolling in our Complete High School English packages, they receive a gradual and coordinated three-to-four-year preparation to earn college credit for their high school efforts. Students who attend three to four years with Inspired Writing and Literature and who choose to receive credit for college English courses typically find they are equipped to do so through either CLEP or AP Exams with little additional study.

 

On the other hand, students who will be moving on to college within one to two years will also find our courses maximize their college readiness. These students and their parents will ideally CLICK HERE to schedule a private consultation to ensure that their choice of courses optimizes their college preparation.

 

 

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No.  Students from a variety of backgrounds and faiths have joined our classes, and feedback from parents and students has indicated both they and Christians have found the discussion generated in these environments to be extremely engaging and conducive to fostering critical thinking and discussion skills.  Parents are always welcome in classes to listen, and they also have access to recordings of classes. These can provide rich sources for continued discussions at home.  The diversity of views lends itself well to preparing all students for a similar environment in college. 

 

See the quote below from the parent of one of our students of another faith for an idea of how this potentially delicate subject is handled in class: 

 

"We love how you handled the classes. As Muslims, we did not feel that our children were disrespected or excluded. When there is mention of Christianity, we felt that  [our children] were challenged, involved and accepted for who they are. Your method of comparison of differences ... rather than forcing a concept was brilliant and appreciated. Your availability to help kids with concepts misunderstood helped tremendously." 

 

While it is not required to be a Christian and we do discuss all major worldviews, it is important to note that classes are taught from a Christian worldview.  In addition to literature from around the world, we also examine and evaluate the Bible as a literary work and as God's Word.  As always, students will be encouraged to think critically about issues important to them and the group and to discuss them with one another in a respectful manner.

 

 

A:  Our Year 1 courses begin by assuming only that students have been reading and writing throughout their earlier education and presuppose no prior formal instruction in literature or writing. 

 

Students do need to be able to keyboard and will be best served by learning the touch typing method, which over time will allow typing to become effortless and fast. This is a basic skill that students will need throughout their academic career. It can be tedious to learn but will pay off in big dividends later. My son learned with a prepackaged typing program with games and speed drills in ten minutes per day when he was in the fifth grade.

 

A:  Please visit our Course Navigator tool. It will ask you a series of questions and show you exactly the right course for your student.

 

 

A:  Each Complete High School English earns 2.5 credits and meets for 2 hours one day per week, every week, alternating composition one week with literature the next. Students have an assignment in each of their courses every week. They meet weekly for their 45-minute College Prep Vocabulary class. Composition courses have a grammar and punctuation component. Literature includes instruction in notetaking, study skills, and time management. Vocabulary also contains a strong study skills component. In this way, students receive a complete, well-rounded language arts program and the tools they need to succeed.

 

 

A:  Yes, we offer Early Bird discounts and Complete High School English package discounts.  See the SPECIAL OFFERS tab under any package or course for more details

 

 

A:  This depends on the course.  Please visit the BOOKS & SUPPLIES tab of the course you are interested in for a list of all course materials necessary for that course.

 

 

A:  Our literature and composition courses each count as a full credit.  Literature 2 is an exception to this.  It counts as a full credit in literature and half a credit in logic.  Our vocabulary courses count as half of a credit.

 

 

A:  Absolutely, but please note that some parent involvement is required.  See the PARENT INVOLVEMENT tab under each course.

 

 

A:  Yes, our High School Composition 1 and 2 courses both have a grammar and punctuation component.

 

 

A:  Yes, both are components of our literature courses.

 

A:  We accept all major credit cards. We also offer an interest-free payment plan. This must be arranged by calling the instructor at 800-578-2527 and must be paid in full no later than the first day of class.

 

 

A:  Yes, we offer an interest-free payment plan. This must be arranged by calling the instructor at 800-578-2527 and must be paid in full no later than the first day of class.

 

 

A: I am readily available to both parent and student for consultation and help with current lessons in my online office hours during the week and on Saturdays, or at other times by appointment. I am also available throughout the school day via chat and video webinar through Zoom services.

If you are unfamiliar with these services, they are provided to you free of charge along with any help you need to use them. You will love the degree of teacher accessibility this service offers you and your students!

 

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