SOUTHERN PINES, NC—Classical Conversations’ Capstone Cruise is rapidly becoming one of the largest groups to cruise with Carnival Cruise Lines. The number of parents and children booked for the cruise is rapidly approaching 900.
Adding to the interest in CC’s largest annual event, Andrew Pudewa, internationally known education speaker, will be joining this year’s cruise May 4-8 on board the Carnival cruise ship Liberty.
Southern Pines, N.C.—Thousands of homeschool students will be participating in Presidents Day activities during Excellence in Education (EiE) events. They have invited community leaders to attend their local celebrations.
The EiE events, scheduled for the third week in February, are designed to show off the hard work of Classical Conversations’ (CC) students and to demonstrate the classical model of education to local leaders, according to Robert Bortins, CEO of Classical Conversations, the world’s largest homeschooling organization following the classical model of education.
Southern Pines, North Carolina — National School Choice Week, Jan. 26-Feb. 1, has rapidly become the world’s largest education-related public awareness effort.
Sponsored by Homeschool Now USA, National School Choice Week has grown from 150 events in 2011 to over 35,000 in 2019, according to Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. He is expecting more than 50,000 separate events later this month in all 50 states and a dozen foreign countries.
For the fourth year in a row, Classical Conversations, Inc., has been honored as a Certified Best Christian Workplace by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute. The certification is in response to a survey of CC employees by BCWI.
SOUTHERN PINES, NC—Andrew Pudewa, internationally known education speaker, will be joining the 2020 Classical Conversations Capstone Cruise May 4-8 on board the Carnival cruise ship Liberty.
Pudewa will be speaking to a packed house as cruise participation continues to increase dramatically. Bookings for the cruise are already 40 percent ahead of last year, and the number of seniors for the 2020 commencement has already surpassed last year’s total.
Leigh and Rob Bortins, founders and owners of Classical Conversations, Inc., in Southern Pines, will be attending the 2019 Christian Employers Alliance CEO and Owner Forum in Washington, D.C., next month.
The forum will be held Nov. 4-5, and scheduled events include a business briefing with White House staff at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Nov. 4, followed by dinner at the City Club of Washington and a daylong meeting Nov. 5 at The Heritage Foundation. The Heritage Foundation is the leading conservative think tank in the country.
Southern Pines, NC—Classical Conversations programs are beginning again. And maybe you are torn between keeping your student in Challenge III or IV and receiving the full benefit of a CC education or having them dual-enroll in college classes to get a head start on their college education and save some money. The answer is that you don’t have to choose! Your student can continue in Challenge III and IV—AND get college credit—through the Classical Conversations Plus program.
A Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, high school student posted one of the highest scores on the Classical Learning Test this summer, earning a National Award and a $2,500 scholarship.
Julieta Woo says she has never won a drawing or a contest in her life, so she was surprised to learn there was a drawing for the recent Challenge Graduates Survey for Parents and Students and doubly surprised that she had won the drawing and the $300 prize.
What’s the accepted stereotype of a homeschooled young woman? Painfully shy, bookish, given to classical music. Five years ago Julia Herrin certainly fit that stereotype to a T. But that young woman was nowhere in sight June 29 as Julia was named first runner-up for Miss South Carolina Teen.
Every child dreams of being the best of the best—being Tom Brady or Steph Curry or Christian Pulisic—so for those Classical Conversations students who have earned the title of Memory Master over the past few years, you can now dream of becoming the best of the best, the one and only National Memory Master!
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John Carpenter Communication Journalist