HAPPY SILVER ANNIVERSARY
Way back in 1991, 10 years after Logos School’s opening, Doug Wilson published Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning, and it quickly and clearly struck a nerve across the nation in the Christian education world. Logos School (and even the Wilson’s home) received an overwhelming number of calls and letters from Christian parents wanting a classical, Christian education for their own children. In fact, so many were seeking information on how to start a school like Logos in their own town, we decided a separate organization, devoted to helping these people, was needed.
We put together a summer conference first, for anyone interested in recovering this kind of education, in the June of 1993 at Logos, and about 70 attendees came. This quiet event would become known as the first Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS) conference. At that time, in the staff room of Logos School, four signatories (Doug Wilson, Marlin Detweiler, Tom Spencer and Tom Garfield) affixed their names to the ACCS founding by-laws, making it official.
After 2 more conferences (1994, 1995) in Moscow, Idaho, we were encouraged to “take it on the road,” i.e. “Go where the people are.” In 1996 we organized a conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Over 400 people showed up. We were blown away. We held subsequent conferences, therefore, “where the people were.”
Logos School had also begun our Summer Teacher Training program in the summer of 1995 to address the demand for more practical assistance in the classical, Christian model.
Please celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the ACCS, and the 23rd year of our Summer Training with us, and join us in thanking our Lord for His great grace.
New This Year:
LEVEL II TEACHER TRAINING
Experience classical teaching from a student perspective
$50 additional fee
4:00-5:30 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Humanities Track: Dr. Chris Schlect
This course introduces major themes and ideas in the Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus. Participants will learn how to approach this great text with a critical and appreciative eye, pushing them to confront the most basic issues of historical writing.
STEM Track Dr. Mitch Stokes
One of the difficult puzzles facing classical Christian educators is how to apply their pedagogical vision to mathematics. In this course, Dr. Stokes discusses how this might be realistically done, using calculus as a case study.