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Well-Trained Mind Academy

We have an Academy to help you make sure your child gets the best classical education possible!

The Well-Trained Mind Academy is based on the classical model described in The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (first published in 1999 by W.W. Norton and now in its fourth edition).

Offering a full range of middle school (logic stage) and high school (rhetoric stage) classes across the curriculum, the Academy offers live and delayed-attendance classes (for those in different time zones) with full instructor support, grading, and feedback. The standard class size averages 15-20 students. Courses requiring more personalized instruction have an average of 10-15 students.

Office hours give students an opportunity to work with instructors individually outside of the live classroom.  Discussion boards and email are provided to facilitate ongoing instructor and peer assistance. All instructors have years of experience in teaching, tutoring, homeschooling, or a combination of all three.

The Academy is nonsectarian in orientation.

Writing & Grammar Courses

Foreign Languages

Math and Science Courses

History, Geography, and Literature Courses

Fine Arts Courses

Reasoning and Study Skills Courses

Test Preparation (SAT and AP)

 

Talk to other parents about the Well-Trained Mind Academy:

http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/538797-any-reviews-of-wtm-academy-rhetoric-class/

http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/542696-wtm-academy-intro-to-rhetoric-or-rhetoric-i-for-8th-grader/

http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/586970-what-is-your-favorite-wtm-academy-course/

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What Is Twice Exceptional?

Twice exceptional students need to be challenged intellectually, but also require careful remediation and assistance in the areas where they struggle.

“Twice exceptional” (or 2E) is a label for children who are advanced in one or more areas, but who also have a learning difference (such as ADHD, dyslexia, or dysgraphia).

Twice exceptional students need to be challenged intellectually, but also require careful remediation and assistance in the areas where they struggle.

Learn more with these resources:

http://www.uniquelygifted.org/, a site maintained by professional educator (and 2E mother) Meredith G. Warshaw, provides dozens of valuable links to studies, articles, and stories, along with very helpful information about constructing an IEP (individualized education plan).

Beverly Trail, Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children: Understanding, Teaching, and Counseling Gifted Students (Prufrock Press, 2010)

Kiesa Kay, ed., Uniquely Gifted: Identifying and Meeting the Needs of the Twice-Exceptional Student (Avocus, 200)

Deirdre V. Lovecky, Different Minds: Gifted Children With AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Learning Deficits (Jessica Kingsley Publications, 2003)

Discuss 2E challenges and strategies with other parents:

http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/528649-did-you-decide-to-homeschool-your-2e-child-x-post-general-ed/

http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/557706-received-child-study-results-and-public-school-is-recommended-help/

http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/529692-what-questions-to-ask-re-hs-and-2e/

http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/605470-2e-addadhd-resources/

 

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High School Credit and Subject Planning Worksheet

Download and print out this worksheet, taken from The Well-Trained Mind (fourth edition), to plan out the distribution of high school credits among the seven subject areas.

High School Worksheet

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Middle Grade Curriculum Planning Worksheet

Download and print out this worksheet, taken from The Well-Trained Mind (fourth edition), to begin planning out your middle grade (logic stage) years of study.

 

Middle Grades Curriculum Planning Worksheet

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Elementary Curriculum Planning Worksheet

Download and print out this worksheet, taken from The Well-Trained Mind, to begin planning out your elementary (grammar stage) years of study.

Elementary Grades Curriculum Planning Worksheet

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Exploring Teaching Techniques and Tips

Do you need help exploring teaching techniques? We have tips.

We know it can be intimidating to feel like you bear the sole responsibility for your child’s education. But don’t panic! First, you don’t bear the sole responsibility–you will be able to blame TV and the Internet for at least 3/4 of your child’s strange ideas. And second, we have lots of resources to help you know what to teach, and how, and when, including audio workshops, video demonstrations, and articles.

Check out our resources here.

It’s going to be OK.

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Online Literature Courses

The Well-Trained Mind Academy offers a variety of courses in Literature. Our small class sizes allow for plenty of interaction with instructors and other students, and our experienced instructors combine passion for their subjects with classical rigor.

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Online History Courses

The Well-Trained Mind Academy offers a variety of courses in History. Our small class sizes allow for plenty of interaction with instructors and other students, and our experienced instructors combine passion for their subjects with classical rigor.

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Online Music Courses

The Well-Trained Mind Academy offers a variety of courses in Music. Our small class sizes allow for plenty of interaction with instructors and other students, and our experienced instructors combine passion for their subjects with classical rigor.

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Online Math Courses

The Well-Trained Mind Academy offers a variety of courses in Math. Our small class sizes allow for plenty of interaction with instructors and other students, and our experienced instructors combine passion for their subjects with classical rigor.

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