Sunday, June 22, 2014

Learn How to Start Homeschooling!

Information Meetings in Charleston, Illinois:

Sunday, June 29th, 2 - 4pm at Carnegie Public Library in the Craft Room. This meeting is for parents who would like to learn how to start homeschooling.

Monday, June 30th, 6-8p in County Market upstairs in the Study Room. This meeting is for parents would would like a more thorough explanation of classical education and the programs in Classical Conversations.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Challenge Information Meeting in Charleston, Illinois

You are invited to attend an information meeting for Challenge in Charleston!

Date:  Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time:  7:00 pm
Where:  Jackson Avenue Coffee, 708 Jackson Ave. Charleston, Illinois. 

Hosts:  Erin Curtis and Kerra Southards
Contact:  Erin Curtis -

Monday, April 28, 2014

Charleston will have a Challenge B class for 2014/15 School Year!

Erin Curtis may be contacted at

Charleston community website (Challenge page):

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Classical Conversations wins Old School House Awards!

Here are some awards Classical Conversations won this year from Old Schoolhouse journal! Woohoo!

The Old School House Awards that we won this year:

1st PLACE----App- Elementary School -- Classical Conversations
1st PLACE----App- Middle School -- Classical Conversations
1st PLACE----Art -- Classical Conversations
2nd PLACE----Boxed Curriculum Company - Middle School -- Classical Conversations
1st PLACE----Boxed Curriculum Company High School -- Classical Conversations
1st PLACE----College Prep -- Classical Conversations
2nd PLACE----Critical Thinking/Logic -- Classical Conversations
1st PLACE----Elective- Elementary School -- Classical Conversations
1st PLACE----Elective- Middle School -- Classical Conversations
1st PLACE----Elective- High School -- Classical Conversations
1st PLACE----Foreign Language- Latin -- Classical Conversations
1st PLACE----Foreign Language- OTHER -- Classical Conversations
1st PLACE----Geography -- Classical Conversations
1st PLACE----History-- High School -- Classical Conversations
1st PLACE----Language Arts-Grammar -- Classical Conversations
1st PLACE----Special Needs Elective- Elementary School -- Classical Conversations

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Charleston Community has it's own webpage!

The Charleston Community has an online website through Shutterfly.

Please go to  for visitor information.

If you are a registered family in the Charleston Community, please send a request to join.  You'll find our calendar, handbook, and pages for Foundations and Essentials.  There is also a message board.

The site is still being built!

Friday, June 14, 2013

New CC Community in Louisville!

A new Classical Conversations Community is starting in Louisville.
There are already 6 families registered for Foundations.  They will also have an Essentials class.

There are a number of families interested in Challenge A, so we are waiting to hire a Challenge A director.  If you are interested in Directing a Challenge A program in Louisville, please contact Elisabeth Boggs at

To learn more about this community, or to register your children, please contact the Foundations/Essentials Director, Kim Chaney at

Speech / Debate camp has been added to our Practicum!

Click Here to Register! 

Camp age range:

12 to 14 year olds

Camp Leaders:

Myles McLean and Melissa Leuken, Bloomington-area CC teens, who have  participated in competitive debate and public speaking.

Camp Purpose

The Speech / Debate Camp is offered to prepare students for team policy debate which is in the Challenge I and Challenge II curricula. However, it is introductory and helpful for the debating that is done in A and B as well.

Camp students will be introduced to public speaking and team policy debate in a fun environment Topics include: overcoming the fear of public speaking,  the grammar of debate, constructing an argument, and tips for research. Games, drills, instruction, and short presentations  prepare the students to research and debate a topic of interest.


Student should bring their own three ring binders.
They will be doing online research for their debate topic.  The camp leaders will have a lap top that kids can share, but if you have any device that can connect to the church's wifi and be used by your child to research, that will be most helpful!