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Classical Kids Events

Open House for THE BLEND - Bethel
DATE(S): Jun 25, 2017
TIME(S): 1:30-3:15 PM
LOCATION: The Blue Cottage at 17 Long Meadow Lane in Bethel, CT
AGES: High school   21 and older
DESCRIPTION: I'm writing to invite homeschoolers seeking high school content to consider The Blend.

THE BLEND: Honoring students' intellectual curiosity by combining homeschooling with a structured approach to learning in a group. All homeschool philosophies welcome!

We're holding an Open House in Bethel on Sunday, April 9 from 1:30-3:15 or so. We'll provide an overview of the content and approach of The Blend, and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

About The Blend
The Blend offers structured high-school to honors-level content for high-school-aged homeschoolers.

Academic subjects:

  • Science: Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry, Hands-On Physics lecture combined with multi-sensory learning activities including labs, and, new this year, Anatomy & Physiology online
  • History & Literature: Ancient History & Lit, Shakespeare, History & Lit of the Middle Ages, Novels by Women
  • Writing: Foundations of Writing, Logical Communication, Essay Writing and Appreciation
  • Math: individual student assessment, one-on-one tutoring, Algebra & Geometry, Advanced Mathematics/Calculus

To read about all our content see weblink below.

  • Skills: Study and organization skills, collaboration and communication skills, technology skills.
  • Format: Delivered in-person and on-line in a supportive inclusive atmosphere.

The Blend contrasts with other options in several fundamental ways:

  • You drive only one day each week. The Blend attracts families from as far away as Massachusetts, New Jersey, Westchester & Dutchess counties, NY, and all parts of CT.
  • For all remaining classes, students take part in distance classes via our online platform. Multiple class sessions ensure full content delivery.
  • Most of The Blend's content is Honors-level, using college texts and materials. Yet all our content is tiered: if the class is a student's first pass at the content, he or she learns at the high school-level. If, however, a student is able to build on previous knowledge or has a natural aptitude or passion, higher-level content is provided for study at a deeper level.
  • Our instructors put attention on improving students' study skills, organization skills, collaboration and communication skills, and use of technology. Our students become practiced in using online platforms, presentation software, and more.
  • Students meet in person weekly enabling them to form a peer group and enjoy the camaraderie teens want and need. They also get to work collaboratively on projects and presentations, problem-solve in science labs, and exchange ideas.

Want to learn more? Check out our website below or come to the open house in Bethel.

To view our schedules of classes for 2017-18: http://hscollegebound.com/HSCB-Blend-Class-schedules.htm

Questions? Diane - email below or call

WEB SITE: http://hscollegebound.com/HSCB-Blend.htm
RSVP: Contact Diane Speed via email: dspeed@salientcomm.com
POSTED: by Diane Speed on Jun 7, 2017

Classical Kids on summer hiatus
Tune in in August for news
DATE(S): Jul 1, 2017 - Aug 15, 2017
TIME(S): n/a
LOCATION: See description for location information.
AGES: All ages
DESCRIPTION: Summer vacation
COST: n/a
POSTED: by Diane Speed on Jun 3, 2015