Homeschool

HLS Cottage School

Highlands Latin School's homeschool program is available in both Fort Collins and Loveland.  This support program meets 8:15am-2:30pm one day per week on Mondays for 34 weeks.

All instruction is provided in the classroom where knowledgeable teachers instruct, lead discussions, facilitate reading, recitation and presentations.  Parents provide homework, individual assistance and depth throughout the week. Parents are not required to attend the homeschool day, but are welcome to volunteer or sit in on classes.  Families are not required to use Memoria Press curriculum at home, and homework is kept to a minimum to allow parents flexibility in how their child's time is best spent.  

Class sizes are kept to a minimum to increase participation, and ensure a high level of attention is granted each student.  Lessons are incremental, content is age-appropriate, and students learn the important skill of quality written work completed in a timely manner. Students will benefit from classroom accountability, peer encouragement and  academic interaction.

We look forward to meeting your family.

Course Offerings

Primary School | Grades K-2

Phonics, handwriting, memory work, literature, poetry, music and art study, science, social studies (Cursive and spelling are added in first grade, Latin is added in second grade).

Grammar and Upper School | Grades 3-8

Latin

Latina Christiana
First Form Latin
Second Form Latin
Third Form Latin

Fourth Form Latin

Classical Studies

Greek Myths & Timeline
Famous Men of Rome
Famous Men of the Middle Ages
Famous Men of Greece

English Literature

English Literature I: Farmer Boy, Charlotte’s Web, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, A Bear Called
Paddington
English Literature II: Homer Price, A Cricket in Times Square, A Dangerous Journey, The Blue Fairy Book

English Literature III: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Lassie Come-Home, Heidi
English Literature IV: Adam of the Road, The Door in the Wall, Robin Hood, King Arthur
English Literature V: The Trojan War, Anne of Green Gables, The Bronze Bow, The Hobbit 

Composition

All Things Fun & Fascinating
Comp I Fable 
Comp II Narrative
Comp III Chreia & Maxim

Comp IV Refutation & Confirmation

Science

3rd - 6th

Semester 1: Insects

Semester 2: Birds

7th and 8th

Semester 1: Chemistry

Semester 2: Introduction to Neuroscience

Art and Music

Semester 1: Music and Art Foundations

Semester 2: Music and Art in American Culture

Dress Code

Shirts
  • Shirts should be solid-colored (navy, white or burgandy), either polo or button-down and have a collar; they can have long or short sleeves.

  • Shirts should be tucked in at the waist at all times.

  • Note: No emblems, logos, or insignias (except the small brand-name insignia that comes on some shirts), unless it is the HLS logo shirt purchased through Educational Outfitters.

Slacks
  • Slacks should be trouser-style, straight-legged slacks and should be worn with a solid-colored belt.

  • Slacks should be solid-colored navy for girls, gray for boys.

  • Note: No denim or jean-style pants; no stretch, spandex, or yoga pants; no cargo-style pants; no sweatpants.

Skirts / Jumpers
  • Skirts/skorts/jumpers should be solid  navy.

  • Skirts should be no shorter than one inch above the knee.

Socks / Shoes
  • Solid-colored (blue, black, brown, or white) knee socks or crew socks should be worn.

  • Conventional athletic shoes or standard school shoes are acceptable.

Sweater / Sweatshirts
  • Sweaters and sweatshirts must be solid-colored with no logos, emblems, or messages written on them, unless it is the HLS logo fleece purchased through Educational Outfitters.

  • A collared shirt (in accord with the guidelines above) should be worn under the sweater or sweatshirt at all times.