Parents Need to Know
**Classical Scholars and Great Expectations are now operating as one school.**
Your family is invited to an Open House/Meet the Teacher on August 15 from 6:30-8:00 pm for High School at our location,15 McDowell Road, Mills River. Middle School Open House/Meet the Teacher is on August 22 from 6:30-8:00 pm. This is a great time to pay tuition, meet the teachers, and ask questions.
The following details are provided to help your student succeed at Classical Scholars.
Classroom Expectations - Assigned Work
Each student will be assigned homework for each class separately. We use Google Classroom to assign and grade homework. Your student will need to learn to use this app for communication with teachers and for turning in assignments. If assigned work is to be emailed, it must be received 24 hours before class.
If you have printer problems, I will print for you on occasion but again it must be 24 hours in advance. I leave the house each day at 7:45 am so sending something in the morning is too late.
Any other assigned work will be collected at the beginning of each class. If the student will be absent, please submit work in Google Classroom, drop it off if possible, or bring it the following week. Students are expected to make up any missed work and will need to communicate with the teacher or fellow students to find out what they missed.
Students are expected to complete their work including memorization work. If they do not complete their work, we will speak with them the first time in private and then after the second time, we will let parents know.
Our classes only meet once a week. Attendance is imperative. Please plan to have your child attend each class and only miss when they are truly ill. Missing class puts your child at a disadvantage and creates extra work for teachers. All students will be expected to make up any missed classwork.
Classical Scholars is a drop-off setting. Please touch base with teachers through email or phone. After you turn on McDowell, turn left into the first drive to the church and drop students off at the cones. Do not drive past the cones. They will enter through the double doors. Please do not use the 2nd drive as that parking lot is reserved for recreation for our students and we want to keep it free of vehicles.
If you need to wait in your car, please park ONLY in the spaces with lines and of course, no handicapped spaces.
There is no place in the church for parents to wait or work as we have grown and are now using the entire building. There is an Ingles, with a large seating area and a Starbucks, within a mile and the Mills River library is less than 2 miles away.
We have picnic tables for outdoor dining in good weather and the Parrish Hall inside for cold/rainy weather. Students must clean up after themselves. Students have access to a microwave and refrigerator. Occasionally we will have feasts or special meal events and students may be asked to contribute with cash or food. A week’s notice will be given.
All Saints Church is a beautiful, safe environment surrounded by lovely vistas. We have a playground and a four-square court. We also have Frisbee, footballs, sidewalk chalk, playground balls, etc.
On the first day of school, students will be trained as to the boundaries of the property and where to put away equipment. Students will not be allowed to be outside alone.
Study Hall -
If we have agreed that your child will attend a study hall because they have a break between classes, I will show them the designated work area. Before leaving the house, please review with them the work they will accomplish during this study time. Our Study Hall will be monitored by a paid adult for middle school. If your student is assigned a study hall, they will be required to complete work and held accountable for that session. A very nominal fee will be added to your tuition to cover the supervisor. Students will not be allowed to just have a free hour. They must be picked up or in the study hall.
I like to encourage students to enter contests as I think they provide a deadline, a focus, a motivation for revision, and an opportunity for accolades. If you do not want your child to enter a contest, they will still complete the assignment but their work will not be submitted.
Classical Scholar students are encouraged to check out books from the All Saints Youth library. Please check out books through Mrs. Hardin. I have several copies of books for class use that can be rented for $5 each.
There will be an alert and update about classes on the News and Events page of the website