Hybrid Online Studies

Our Online Studies Program mirrors on-campus studies in all academic aspects. Following an annual 4-month academic break to take advantage of the winter family-oriented holidays, our academic year begins in April with a 4-month semester of online studies.

By July, our mountain campus has shed its 4-foot blanket of snow and is in full bloom, the perfect time to bring our online students face to face with each other and their on-campus counterparts. Strenuous outdoor activities are added to our already full study schedule during the 2-week on-campus block.

The year ends in November with a week-long, on-campus simulation. A culmination of intensive study and lessons learned during the school year. Because both on-campus and online studies follow the same schedule, all students are considered members of the same student body, and every effort is made to mingle academics and on-campus activities as much as possible.

 

SEMESTER STRUCTURE

Semester One
April Online Studies
May Online Studies
June Online Studies
July Online Studies
July On Campus Block
  
Semester Two
August Online Studies
September Online Studies
October Online Studies
November Online Studies
November On Campus Block
  
Academic Break
December
January
February
March

 

As summer jobs become scarce and living at home is a necessity for more and more students, this new schedule allows students to live at home for a large part of the academic year but also to be enjoy an academic break when most college students are in session, taking advantage of the increased opportunities for work.

 

ON-LINE RESIDENCY

All liberal arts students will agree that there is only so much that technology can bring in the pursuit of truth. At some point students and mentors must spend time in close proximity. A key component of Leadership Education is rubbing shoulders with other students and mentors during intense liberal arts study. Two 15-day residences are part of our Online Studies academic year.

 

PERSONAL ONLINE MENTORING

Mentors and students enjoy weekly one-on-one telephone or online classroom mentoring sessions. Students also have limited email access to their mentors throughout the week.

 

A TYPICAL ONLINE ACADEMIC WEEK

Monday   
                                                      Video Intro for Monday’s Readings
                                                       (10 minute internet-accessed video,
                                                      provided only for new topics or historical eras)
                                                      Monday’s Readings                                       

Time convenient                                 One-on-one Scheduled Mentoring
for student           

 

Tuesday                     

                                                      Tuesday’s Readings

7-9pm MT                                          Online Class

Wednesday                                    

                                                      Video Intro for Wednesday’s Readings
                                                      Wednesday’s Readings                                               

Thursday

                                                      Thursday’s Readings

7-9pm MT                                          Online Class

Friday                                    

                                                      Friday’s Readings

Saturday            
                                                      Saturday’s Readings