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Although we do give grade level suggestions for our English program, please do not enroll your student based on age or grade level alone. 

Primarily, please consider your student's prior writing experience and current skill set. 

IF YOU ENROLL YOUR STUDENT BASED ON AGE/GRADE ALONE, YOU RISK YOUR STUDENT BEING OVERWHELMED BY MATERIAL HE/SHE IS NOT CAPABLE OF. This ends up making everything more difficult for both instructor and student, as we have to try to swap assignments around to meet the student's actual needs. Please carefully read the information below to determine the correct level for your student! 

 

Level I - To enroll in this level, students should be capable of writing cohesive, logical paragraphs and reading chapter books. If your student struggles to construct sentences and paragraphs or has little reading experience, even if he is in the 6th grade, please try some of our eight-week classes first. 

Level II - To enroll in this level, students should have some experience writing compositions (summary, narrative, & expository) of 3-4 paragraphs. Students should also have some exposure to basic literature elements and response. 

Level III - To enroll in this level, students should be capable of writing five-paragraph essays about a variety of topics, both general and literature-based. 

Level IV - To enroll in this level, students should have experience writing essays of  6-10 paragraphs that include descriptive, narrative, expository, and basic persuasive forms. Students should be prepared to regularly respond via essays to literature readings as well.

Level V - To enroll in this level, students should have mastery over descriptive, narrative, expository, and basic persuasive essays of 6-10 paragraphs and a general understanding of research skills. 

Level VI - To enroll in this level, students should have experience with finding and citing sources using MLA format and writing multi-page expository essays utilizing sources. 

Level VII - To enroll in this level, students should be capable of writing multi-page expository and persuasive essays utilizing sources and proper citation in MLA format. 

 

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