“The mind feeds on ideas and therefore children should have a generous curriculum”- Charlotte Mason
By offering a generous academic curriculum and specifically addressing the need for cultural and moral literacy, we are preparing students to participate in great conversations and civic duties by learning to do the work of dealing with ideas and knowledge.
What is a “generous” academic curriculum? A generous academic curriculum is simply an approach that supplies a feast of ideas and knowledge to students. A gentle and thoughtful presentation of the subjects include:
Core Curricular Program
English from the Roots Up
Classical Canon of Literature
® Math in Focus
® Core Knowledge
Foundations of Classical Latin
(6th & 7th)
(8th & 9th)
Our curriculum, which emphasizes the cultivation of virtue and civic responsibilities, is presented in such a way as to stir each child’s natural appetite for knowledge. A virtue based literature program that builds reading fluency and comprehension skills, journal writing, poetry recitations, music and fine arts appreciation, Latin, chronological connections and timelines in history, class discussions, hands-on science observations, and a rigorous mathematics program are just a few of the unique characteristics of our program.
Portions of our generous curriculum are rooted in the philosophies of E.D. Hirsch and Charlotte Mason. E.D. Hirsch is the creator of The Core Knowledge curriculum, which supplies rich classical humanities that align with TEKS. Charlotte Mason was a teacher and educational philosopher in England during the reign of Queen Victoria. Miss Mason developed and refined applications for teaching classical ideas. She had a very high view of children and devoted special consideration for the education of their individualities.
A core value within the scope and sequence of The Core Knowledge program is that “knowledge builds on knowledge”. This reflects the classical pedagogy regarding the “unity of subjects” within the study of the liberal arts and sciences, and Charlotte Mason’s philosophy that “Mind appeals to mind and thought begets thought and that is how we become educated.” — Introduction Towards a Philosophy of Education, pg.12
School Campus Report Cards
Attached you will find a copy of the State of Texas 2018–19 School Report Card for Corinth Classical Academy. This is a report required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. It is to be sent to the parent or guardian of every child enrolled in a Texas public school. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.
The information contained in the School Report Card is required by state law and is briefly described in the enclosed “2018–19 School Report Card Definitions.” The report for our school may or may not have all the information described because the information presented depends on whether the school is an elementary, middle, or high school.
State law requires that the School Report Card display information about the state, the district, and the school. Where possible, the information must be reported by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status of the students and must include at least two years of results.
The School Report Cards can be found online at https://tea.texas.gov/Student_Testing_and_Accountability/Accountability/State_Accountability/Performance_Reporting/School_Report_Cards
A more complete report about Corinth Classical Academy, the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR), is available by contacting my office or can be accessed online at https://tea.texas.gov/Student_Testing_and_Accountability/Accountability/State_Accountability/Performance_Reporting/Texas_Academic_Performance_Reports
Please contact me if you have any questions concerning this report card. Thank you for your continued support of Corinth Classical Academy.
John W. Heitzenrater II
Headmaster, Corinth Classical Academy