Curriculum & Graduation Requirements

A Christian & Classical Education

What Do We Mean by "Christian"?

In every discipline, Logos Online School is committed to:

 

 

  • Teach all subjects as parts of an integrated whole with the Scriptures at the center (II Tim. 3:16-17)
  • Provide a clear model of the biblical Christian life through our instructors (Matthew 22:37-40)
  • Encourage every student to begin and develop his relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20, Matthew 19:13-15)
  • Encourage every student to develop a love for learning and live up to his academic potential.
  • All course materials at Logos Online School are held to biblical standards for measurement; historical facts are reported as such, and all opinion and interpretation must withstand the scrutiny of Scripture.

What Do We Mean by "Classical"?

In the 1940’s the British author, Dorothy Sayers, wrote an essay titled "The Lost Tools of Learning." In it she not only called for a return to the application of the seven liberal arts of ancient education (the Trivium and the Quadrivium), she also noted that the three stages of children’s development clearly follow the “Trivium” – grammar, logic, rhetoric. Doug Wilson, a founding member of Logos School in Moscow, Idaho explained the classical method further in his  book, Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning

What Does "Classical" Look Like...Online?
Online classes feature live, teacher-led instruction on a DAILY basis (Monday through Thursday). 
This frequent and interactive method is designed to stimulate student interest, engage students in the learning process and maintain their focus. Although we expect students to assume responsibility for completing their daily coursework, regular parental review of student progress is recommended. 

Accredited Diploma Program

All students meeting our graduation requirements will receive an honors-level* diploma with free official transcripts available upon request. We take seriously our responsibility to be advocates for our students in their future endeavors. Each student's transcript is given individual attention so that their work is presented in the best possible light. Logos Online School is accredited by the National Association of Private Schools (NAPS) and NCAA approved. Our diploma track is designed to meet or exceed most higher education institution's entry and scholarship requirements (see the suggested course of study below). Our Transcript Advisor will work with you to chart the best options for your student.

*Only our high school core classes are honors classes. Electives and 7th and 8th-grade classes are not honors classes. 

Graduation Requirements - 24 credits

Please note: According to our accreditation requirements, students who intend on earning a Logos Online School diploma MUST be enrolled full-time with LOS during their senior year.

Enrollment in our online program does not automatically make you legally compliant with the compulsory attendance laws of your state. Because homeschooling regulations vary from state to state, it’s recommended that you check your state regulations before enrolling into an out-of-state program. You may also contact the National Alliance of Home Education Leadership or Homeschool Legal Defense Association with questions.  

Suggested Course of Study at Logos Online School

While there is a great deal of flexibility when deciding upon a course of study, here is what a typical LOS transcript might look like: 

INTEGRATED HUMANITIES
1 course = 3 credits (Lit. & Comp., History, Bible/Theology)
MATH
1 credit
SCIENCE
1 credit
LANGUAGE
1 credit
ELECTIVE
1 credit
Integrated Humanities A: Biblical & Classical Civilizations Pre-Algebra Physical Science English 1 or Latin I
Integrated Humanities B: Church Fathers thru The Reformation Algebra I

Logic (this is an elective in high school)

English 2 or Latin II
Integrated Humanities I: The U.S. & the Modern World Geometry Biology Latin or Spanish
Integrated Humanities II: The Ancient World Algebra II Chemistry Latin or Spanish
Integrated Humanities III: The Medieval World Adv. Math Physics Apologetics, or Logic (if not taken previously)
Must be enrolled full-time during senior year to receive a LOS diploma.
Integrated Humanities IV: The Modern World Calculus Adv. Biology Senior Thesis, Rhetoric, or Econ & Govt
RECOMMENDED credits for  high school diploma: 12 credits
1 course = 3 credits (Lit. & Comp., History, Bible/Theology)
4 total credits 4 total credits 2 total credits
(two of the same language required)
2 total credits
(or more)