A Message for Classical Christian Educators by Dr. Larry Stephenson

Greetings,

I pray all is going well as you prepare for next school year; scheduling, hiring personnel, and ordering materials. As an administrator for over 25 years and the head of three small ACCS schools currently, I know the challenges of trying to put together a great staff and great courses for our students. I’m also privileged to be heading up Logos Press, the curriculum division of Canon Press. One of our primary goals is to help support classical, Christian schools all over the world by coordinating resources and connecting like-minded educators. We are thrilled to announce four new ways of doing just that.

1. DAILY ONLINE CLASSES Logos Press is in the unique position of having access to many outstanding, experienced teachers. Thanks to today’s technology, we can help you provide your students with outstanding instruction in courses that wouldn’t be available otherwise. These live class sessions will meet every day of the school week for 45-50 minutes.

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  • Customized schedules: These classes are well-suited for ACCS students and schools. We will do what we can to customize classes in a way that best fits your students, and we can connect schools across the country in an online community dedicated to supporting classical Christ-centered education in a local school setting.
  • More opportunities for your teachers: Do you have part-time teachers that need a full schedule to meet their financial needs? Online teaching opportunities can give your faculty that flexibility. We’ll provide the training and the online classroom—all they need is a computer with a webcam.

2. LIVE WEEKLY SEMINARS for STUDENTS, PARENTS, and TEACHERS We also offer one-hour-per-week, year-long live seminars for teachers, board members, and upper-level students—taught by some of the brightest minds in the classical education movement:

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  • Jim Nance will help your Logic stage teachers better understand how to communicate the fundamentals of thinking to their students.
  • N.D. Wilson will teach students and teachers alike how to speak convincingly and truthfully, drawing from both classical and contemporary Rhetoric.
  • George Grant will inspire his students to live large and interact with culture by understanding history.
  • Douglas Wilson will equip students to understand the importance of practical Christian living and biblical worldview in every area of life.
  • Nancy Wilson will discuss biblical femininity: what it means, what it doesn’t, and how it is under attack.
  • Rebekah Merkle will teach fabric and clothing design for those interested in going beyond the basics of sewing.
  • Mitch Stokes will integrate math, science, philosophy, and theology, explaining how they affect everyday assumptions you make about life and faith.
  • Larry Stephenson will mentor and train ACCS administrators and school boards.

3. ONE-SOURCE TEXTBOOK AND MATERIALS PROVIDER Take advantage of our wholesale discounts and let Logos Press do all your curriculum shopping. Instead of going through the hassle of ordering new books through multiple publishers and distributors, simply send us your complete curriculum and materials list...and we will find the lowest price and share the discount with you, 50/50.

4. COMPLETE CURRICULUM BUNDLESmath12 If refining and developing your curriculum is where you currently need assistance, we have compiled curriculum bundles by grade. Each bundle contains what you need for every subject, for every grade level: lesson plans, teacher materials, student books, reading guides, you name it. Modeled after Logos School, the pioneer of today’s classical Christian education movement, these new grade-level packages make this method more accessible for newer teachers and younger schools.

If you’d like to discuss any of these options, feel free to call me at 208-892-8074, ext.105. We want you to be successful as you provide a rigorous, classical, and Christ-centered education. May God bless you, and may your labors be grace to your communities.

Dr. Larry Stephenson Partner/Owner Logos Press, a division of Canon Press