Latin? I'm sure you're kidding.
My kids have enough trouble with the basics of English — certainly you’re not suggesting they learn Latin!
Let me explain why I believe Latin is an important part of a basic education, and why I started teaching it.
Both of my children are dyslexic, and along with that came a more-than-average struggle in learning the basics of English and language arts. I knew studying Latin would help build their vocabulary.
Do your kids love science, but you shudder at the idea of gathering supplies, turning your kitchen into a lab, and juggling toddlers while directing future “mad scientists”?
Does science get “rescheduled” for tomorrow — again and again and again?
I confess. Been there, done that, got the tee shirt. While I love science and the multitude of ways it can teach us about God and his miraculous creation, I dreaded teaching it in my own home.
I have a solution for us both. Let me teach your child science at Summit Academy!
If I told you there's a way you can add time to your day, boost your energy, get better sleep, reduce stress, lose weight, combat depression, and lower your risk of heart attack — would you be interested?
Well, there is a way —
It's more common than you think — in fact, 1 in 6 U.S. children receive a diagnosis that falls under the umbrella of Neuro-Developmental Delay (NDD).
This immaturity in the central nervous system is seen in such diagnoses as ADD/ADHD, Developmental Delay, Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and many more.
Addressing the Need
A few years ago as a part-time pediatric occupational therapist at a local clinic, God showed Theresa Mitchell the incredible need for help existing in our homeschool community...
“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” ― Dr. Seuss
Conyers/Covington instructor, Jessica Hembree, agrees!
With books, plus some fun arts, crafts, and activities, Mrs. Hembree is ready to welcome more students into her exciting, adventure filled classes.
Whether you tag us, check in, or mention us... we get happy faces, put our thumbs up, and hit all the emoji buttons!
You may have heard "word-of-mouth" is the best form of marketing, and it's true. That's why your mentions of Summit Academy GA on Facebook (or any social media) is so important to us.
In the last week, many of you posted "1st Day of School" pics and either tagged @SummitAcademyGA or "checked in" at Summit. Here are some of the great responses you got:
Wish you could cook a favorite dish? Want to learn to prepare a new food? Think cooking as well as mom or grandma is unachievable?
If so, this class will show you the basics and more!
Certified Chef Teresa Martin (Art Institute of Atlanta, 2003), wants to take the fear out of cooking and educate you in healthy options.
What do you get when you cross an SLP with a class of homeschooled preschoolers?
A lot of BookTalk, to be sure.
And a lot of fun!
Speech-language pathologist Nicole Brangwin, homeschooling mom and instructor of Summit T-38's BookTalk classes, implements curriculum and language building activities to build an early foundation for language and literacy.
Whether for ministry, culture, business, or academics, the importance of learning a foreign language cannot be stressed enough!
And teaching it yourself may be a daunting task.
Did you know EVERY Summit campus offers at least one foreign language? And classes can be found for preschool through high school!
Here are some campus offerings:
In this modern age of computers, technology, and Common Core, many believe cursive handwriting is obsolete and unnecessary.
They argue keyboarding is “the new handwriting” — the skill our children need to succeed in the 21st century workplace.
Sounds convincing... but research in psychology, neuroscience, and education has proven many developmental advantages of cursive handwriting over keyboarding and even over print writing.
Here are 6 benefits of cursive handwriting: