October 19–30, 2020
Big Sandy, Texas
International ALERT Academy
A special educational event will be held in the two weeks following Family Camp in October—the 19th-30th— on the Big Sandy campus. Entitled Strong in the Basics, this will be a class covering all academic areas and focusing on what every home-schooled student should know by the time he or she completes high school. The course will cover all areas but will emphasize three: English, Math, and Bible. Topics in these three areas:
In addition to these three primary areas of emphasis, the course will also include Geography (U.S. & world), History, Biology, Chemistry, and Hymnology.
The whole course is strongly faith-based – acknowledging God as the Creator and Sustainer of the universe (Hebrews 11:3), and that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge (Prov. 1:7).
About the instructor: Miss Blair has been teaching homeschoolers for more than 20 years. She has a B.A. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and has been a certified hospital lab tech for many years. She works part-time at a hospital in Longview, TX. She also has an M.A. in Writing from DePaul University and has many years’ experience as an in-house and free-lance writer, editor, and proofreader. She lives in nearby Gladewater, TX, and you may contact her directly at [email protected].
Complete student package: $625/student (Includes meals, lodging, and course cost)
Parent package: $425 (Includes meals and lodging)
Class will be held five hours per day, Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. - 12 noon, and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students should come prepared to work hard in class and to study diligently – 2-3 hours each evening.
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. each day will be a time of Bible study and devotions.
The class will be limited to 15 students, minimum age 13; no upper limit. Parents are welcome to sit in and observe.
Three books will be required; all are available used online very inexpensively. Recommended source: Abebooks.com.
The instructor has a limited number of each of these three books that are for sale.
Help in completing high school studies; revealing areas where more work might be needed; and preparation for whatever is next in life: further education, job/skills training, marriage/parenthood/becoming home educators.