By clearly prioritizing core, non-core, and optional enrichment activities, families can easily accommodate their busy schedules with CHC's academically excellent and affordable lesson plans. Each lesson plan is designed around key features: flexibility, ease of use for the busy mom, incorporation of the Faith with practical living, and enrichment activities.
Our 30-36 week plans are based on a four-day week, with Wednesdays left open in the primary grades. This weekly 'flex-day' can be used for extra-curricular activities, Mass attendance, or appointments.
The benefit to having flexibility in designing your own curriculum is that the student is naturally more motivated to learn those things that most interest him. A guided, self-designed curriculum allows the teacher to use the child's interest to motivate his learning, not only in those subjects that come easily to him, but also in those subjects which he tends to avoid! (Does she like shopping but 'hate' math? Assign her the 'game' of adding up all the purchases at the grocery store before you reach the check-out counter. Does he like baseball but 'hate' research and writing? Have him research his favorite ballplayer and write a short paper, or give a short oral report.) This flexibility can only come from a self-designed curriculum.