Online Academy

Enrollment

 

For Kindergarten to 3rd grade enrollment, click HERE. For 4th grade to 12th grade, use the forms below.

 

For priest families, click HERE.

Please use the form to enroll one child at a time. 

*ENROLLMENT WILL REOPEN ON SATURDAY, JUNE 12TH AT 8 PM EASTERN*

Enrollment Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

 

Sh. Shell Keim is offering a complete, pre-recorded option for all kindergarten through 3rd-grade students. The curriculum is included for each grade! This video series has been made to help homeschool parents begin the journey of educating their children at home. Each week you will receive a short parent video that will give you an overview of what we will be talking about that week. The curriculum is made to be inclusive and covers all the areas that a child would cover in a year of school. Each video is approximately 30 minutes long and the expectation is that the parent follows through and explore the ideas covered in that week’s videos. There are four videos each week and the hope is that the family will share in an outing or experience on the fifth day that will support the love of learning. 

The package includes four videos a week for 36 weeks. Each video is about 30 minutes long. Also, PDF files are included as part of the curriculum.

The enrollment form is at the bottom of this page.

Kindergarten (sample video)

Year 1 of KTL takes a child from a non-reader to a reader. We will explore stories and activities that support the themes of the stories. The year will move slowly but is purposeful and attempts to make sure that a student has an excellent phonics foundation. This year incorporates numbers awareness, phonics, writing, classic stories, nursery rhymes, and discovery of our world. The format is conversational and encourages thinking and getting outside and discovering the world God has made. Each week holds a small lesson in how we experience the church through the eyes of a small child. The church and her teachings are integrated into the lessons. By the end of this year the student should be a good reader and be ready to tackle the learning and exploration of Year 2.
Read Aloud list:
Charlotte’s Web

My Father’s Dragon Trilogy

The Riverbank Tales

Mercy Watson
 

1st grade (sample video)

Year 2 begins with a review of phonics and number awareness. We will learn decoding strategies that will help the student become a better reader. The year includes writing sentences, beginning grammar, classic stories, fairy tales, exploring the world of wonder, and mathematical foundations. This year will follow the Bible from Creation to the founding of the Church through a timeline format that allows for a  child to see the “big picture” of God’s plan for our salvation. Students will be able to think, speak, and write proper sentences. 
Read Aloud list:
Trumpet of the Swan
Wizard of Oz
Mouse and the Motorcycle
Pippi Longstocking
Wind in the Willows
The Borrowers

 

2nd grade (sample video)

Year 3 assumes that the student has a good phonics foundation and can write print letters well. This year will introduce cursive writing. Reading comprehension, writing paragraphs and grammar will be taught along with classic stories and fables. We will discover God’s creatures and how they live. Mathematical concepts will be taught and exercises will be given. We will examine where we live and how it works, taking a look at our government and our world. The feast days of the Orthodox church will be explored and enjoyed. 
Read Aloud list:
Little House on the Prairie
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
101 Dalmatians
Boxcar Children
Harriet the Spy 

 

3rd grade (sample video)

Year 4 will encourage reading of good books and producing short, concise summaries. We will continue our use of cursive writing. The student will explore mathematical concepts, grammar rules, the human body in God’s image, and a history overview as presented in the book A Child’s History of the World by Dr. Hillyer. At the end of this year of the series a child is expected to be a good reader, a good writer, a good speaker, and a good thinker. 
Read Aloud list:
Black Ships Before Troy
Black Ships of Troy
Sarah Plain and Tall
Little Pilgrim’s Progress
Theras and His Town
Heidi

 

For priest family enrollment, click HERE.

Please use the form to enroll one child at a time.