The Winter 2018 Schedule

The college will open formally in the Spring of 2018. The course schedule starts the week of January 15, 2018, and finish the week of May 7, 2018, except for the Shakespeare Academy. Dates for it are noted below. 

  • Enrollment opens November 15, 2017. Late enrollment is after December 15. 
  • Minimum required enrollment is 4: maximum is 15, unless otherwise noted. 
  • See here for information on registration and tuition.

List of Available Courses for Winter 2018

Composition and Rhetoric 2
This second course follows upon the techniques of rhetoric to develop skills in research, and presenting that research within effective arguments. Because the first course is not offered this year, this course will integrate discussions of basic rhetoric into this one, so no prior enrollment is necessary.  Preference in enrollment will be given to high school juniors and seniors. Available for college credit through Saint Louis University. 
Course number: RCL102118 Dr. Rowland. 3 hours/weekly. Midday MW. No text. 

Spanish 2
This is the second course in a sequence of four. In this class we will advance our understanding of Spanish by learning verb conjugations, sentence structure, and lots of vocabulary. This course is suitable for students who want to learn Spanish, or who are taking Spanish elsewhere and need extra help/tutoring. Available for college credit through Saint Louis University. 
Course number: RCL302118 TBA. 3 hours/weekly. Midday TTh. Text required. 

Literature of the 20th century
This course will look at the changing media of the 20th century, and how we can read and understand it. Texts will include short stories, radio programs, films, poetry, videogames, Youtube series, and the digital streaming revolution. This course is available for college credit through Saint Louis University (ENGL2750) and will provide a general lit credit. 
Course number: RCL204118   Dr. Rowland. 3 hours/weekly. Afternoon 1 MW. Text required.  

Nerd Camp: Historical Linguistics: Seeing English in an entirely new way. 
Nerd Camp is a program designed for highly motivated teens to learn about something not usually available to them until college. In this course, we are going to learn about historical linguistics as the study of how languages come to be, and how they change. Wondered why the past tense of buy is bought? You'll find that out. Ever wanted to try to speak Elvish (from Tolkien's books)? We'll do that too.  Come join us as we look at how languages work, and how they change. Ages 14 and up.
Course number: RCL281118 Dr. Rowland. 2 hours weekly. Afternoon 1, TTh.  No text. 

Schoolhouse Conservatory.
The school will continue to offer private music lessons for students interested in pursuing piano or guitar.  
Course number: RCM101118 (piano), RCM201118 (guitar)  Dr. Rowland. Evening 1 & 2, M. 20 minute lessons. Text required, based on level and experience. 

 


A Kid's History of Art
Students will have the opportunity to learn about various artists throughout history, diving into their biography and artistic style. Each class period is a different artist, and will involve a project in the style of that artist. Supplies are provided with fee. Ages 8-16. 
Course number: LES101118 Ms. Rowland. 2 hours weekly. Afternoon 2, MW. No text. Fee for supplies.

Open Studio
The classroom will be made available for students to use for personal and class art projects. Some one-on-one instruction may be available, though not guaranteed. 
Course number: LES000118  Ms. Rowland. 1 hour weekly. Afternoon 2, F. No text. Separate fee. 

The Moral of the Mural
The LES wants to brighten up Lexington. Come join the studio as it undertakes a mural project in town. 
Course number: LES601118  Ms. Rowland. 2 hours weekly. Evening 1, T. No text. No fee.

 


Afterschool Salle
An introductory course to martial arts, physical fitness, and self-defense. This course focuses on helping kids learn good personal fitness goals and techniques, while understanding how to use the body most efficiently for martial arts. Emphasis is on respect for one's own person, and for other people, and for exercise and fitness. In this Spring course we will build partially on skills learned in the Fall.  Drop-in schedules can be accommodated, but students will benefit most from a consistent routine. Please come with appropriate workout pants; we ask students to purchase the Salle shirt. 
Course number: SSL401118   Dr. Rowland. 2 hours weekly. Afternoon 2, MW. No text. Fee for uniform. 

Salle Evening course 2
This course is intended for those who want to continue their work from the preview semester, and for those joining us for the first time. Content will be built around basic principles, understanding how to use the body effectively, self-defense, and movement. The course is designed for consistent attendance: please be prepared to attend as many classes as is reasonable. The appropriate Salle uniform is preferred, but please at least come in appropriate attire. 
Course number: SSL102118   Dr. Rowland. 2 hours weekly. Evening 1, Th. No text. Fee for uniform. 

Saturday Salle Basic course 2
An introductory course to western martial arts. It will follow the same curriculum as the basic course condensed into a couple of Saturday meeting times, working on postas, parries, guards, and attacks. Saturday Salle will meet the second and fourth Saturday of each month (if the month does not have a fourth Saturday, it will meet the first Saturday of the next month). The course is designed for consistent attendance: please be prepared to attend as many classes as is reasonable. The Salle uniform is required. 
Course number: SSL501118  Dr. Rowland. 8 hours monthly. Morning, S. No text. Fee for uniform. 

Open Gym
The martial arts Salle will be available for students to use for extra practice. Some one-on-one instruction may be available, though not guaranteed. Uniform is required during practice. 
Course number: SSL000118  Dr. Rowland. 2 hours weekly. Evening 2, Th. No text. Separate fee. 

Spring Schedule 2018

M

T

W

Th

F

S

9:00 – 11:30

Morning

Sat. Salle

1:00 – 2:20

Midday

Rhet & Comp

Spanish 2

Rhet & Comp

Spanish 2

Shakespeare

2:50 – 4:00

Afternoon 1

20th C Literature

Nerd Camp

20th C Literature

Nerd Camp

ACT/SAT Prep

Shakespeare

4:10 – 5:20

Afternoon 2

A Kid’s History of Art

Afterschool Salle

A Kid’s History of Art

Afterschool Salle

Open Studio

Shakespeare

5:30 – 7:15

Evening 1

Piano & Guitar Lessons

Moral of the Mural

Discussion Hour

Salle Evening Course

7:30 – 9:00

Evening 2

Open Gym