JILL DIXON'S ECLECTIC ACADEMY OF LEARNING

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Make sure to read the testimonials of parents and students.

JILL DIXON'S EAL LINKS:

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LOCAL AND GLOBAL:

1. Our Four-Fold Purpose
2. What Do You Want for Your Child’s Education?
3. Overview: What You Can Expect In Four Years
4. Specifics: What Your Child Can Expect to Accomplish In Four Years
5. (Locals only - White Bluff campus only) Jill Dixon’s Eclectic Academy of Learning - What? When? For Whom? Where? How? How Much?
6. Frequently Asked Questions

7. Curriculum Rotation Schedule
8. A Sample of a Few of the Activities Your Student Will Experience
9. Some Pursuits/Accomplishments of Former Students
10. Statements of Parents whose children attended Jill Dixon's EAL
11. Statements of Students who attended Jill Dixon's EAL
12. Who is Jill Dixon?

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GLOBAL:
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. What Each Director Receives When Starting an Academy
B. Jill Dixon’s Curricula - What? When? For Whom? Where? How? How Much?

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LOCAL AND GLOBAL:
Our Four-Fold Purpose:

(1) To provide parents with a structured curriculum/program in a classroom environment to assist them in home-educating their children.
(2) To equip students in the five most important elements of a superior education – reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking.
(3) To prepare students for higher education and/or superior performance in the work force.
(4) To instill character and moral excellence through the reading of great literature, the study of history, class discussions and questions, and the opportunity to learn responsibility and self-discipline in a classroom environment.
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What Do You Want for Your Child’s Education?
Do you want students who:
- Are well read in the best of literature?
- Can think critically and relate information critically?
- Can write proficiently in all genres?
- Grasp the big picture of history?
- Understand moral excellence and character?
- Have a core knowledge in the arts, the English language, geography, history, the Bible, and - - English and World Literature?
- Proofread and edit proficiently?
- Have an extensive vocabulary related to all subjects?
- Can speak publicly and present reports, projects, dramatic monologues, poetry and plays?
- - Know how to learn and apply research skills to all learning?
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Overview: What You Can Expect In Four Years:
* Thinking Skills to help you evaluate, analyze, and understand quality educational material.
* Core Knowledge in World and American History, World and American Geography, Fine Arts, World and English Literature, Humanities, Writing, The English Language and the Bible.
* Superior writing skills in all 16 writing genres in addition to learning to write a research paper, take notes, write a short novel, and write an autobiography.
* Exceptional vocabulary skills learned by mastering Greek and Latin roots and mastering the most frequently used words tested on the SAT and ACT.
* Important research skills needed for a superior education including dictionary skills, encyclopedia, concordance, periodical, almanac and map skills.
* Literary analysis, appreciation and comprehension skills beginning in 4th grade.
* Experience in speaking, recitation and drama.
* Complete mastery of editing, proofreading, and note-taking skills.
* Complete literacy and fluency in reading and writing, as well as an exposure to a variety of literary genres.
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Thorough preparation for the Verbal Section of the SAT/ACT.
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Specifics: What Your Child Can Expect to Accomplish In Four Years:

Younger Program [Grades 4-7]:

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Participate in the writing of his own school newspaper emphasizing ancient times.
-  Write and publish a journal about a fictional historical character who lived between 30-1600 A.D.
-  Write and publish his own autobiography.
-  Write and publish his own short historical novel.
-  Learn to write 7 different genres proficiently.
-  Master over 200 Greek and Latin roots and over 600 new vocabulary words.
-  Gain priceless oral speaking skills and stage confidence and performance.
-  Grasp the “big picture of history” beginning at Creation and ending in modern times.
-  Discover his main style of learning and learn to attain knowledge this way.
-  Learn extensive world geography, including the memorization of countries and important related knowledge of countries, memorization and understanding of terms, and mastery of map skills.
-  Learn extensive U.S. geography, including specific important details about each state.
-  Learn over 450 key figures in World and U.S. History and how they influenced the world by the choices they made.
-  Read, comprehend and analyze over 35 historical novels, moving biographies and inspirational books.
-  Master all grammar usage and editing skills necessary for excellent writing.
-  Learn, discuss and understand moral excellence and character.
-  Adopt Critical Thinking Skills necessary for life and learning.
-  Acquire research skills such as dictionary, Internet, encyclopedia, almanac and thesaurus use.
-  Learn period art, dance, music and recipes and participate in 6-8 history celebrations.

Older Program [Grades 8-12]:

-  Write a research paper each year on a topic related to that year's study of literature.
-  Master the SAT 25 minute essay.
-  Learn to write 9 different genres proficiently, including essays and literary critiques.
-  Master over 200 new Greek and Latin roots and over 2100 SAT and ACT vocabulary words.
-  Grasp the “big picture of history” beginning at Creation and ending in modern times.
-  Learn extensive world geography, including the memorization of countries and related knowledge of countries and history.
-  Learn over 450 key figures in World and U.S. History and how they influenced the world by the choices they made.
-  Learn to read historical documents and information, take notes on it and analyze and comprehend it critically.
-  Read and analyze over 300 poems in American, British and World Literature.
-  Read over 50 famous novels, life changing plays and short stories from American, British, and World Literature.
-  Survey the Old Testament in relation to ancient history.
-  Survey church history in relation to world history.
-  Grasp all grammar, usage, and editing skills necessary for excellent writing and proficiency on the SAT and ACT.
-  Memorize, understand and use at least 50 literary terms necessary for analyzing literature and mastering AP literature exams and CLEP English and literature exams.
-  Learn, discuss and understand moral excellence and character.
-  Ascertain his main and best style of learning and learn to study and acquire knowledge through this learning style.
-  Adopt critical thinking skills necessary for life and learning.
-  Gain priceless oral speaking skills and stage and performance confidence.
-  Discover his main style of learning and learn to attain knowledge this way.
-  Learn period art, dance, music, and recipes and participate in 6-8 history celebrations.

Explorers Program [Grades K-3]:
- See the informational flyer for the Explorer's Program

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(Locals only - White Bluff campus only) Jill Dixon’s Eclectic Academy of Leaning - What? When? For Whom? Where? How? How Much?
What? Jill Dixon's Eclectic Academy of Learning is a homeschool Academy that teaches all language arts subjects including writing, vocabulary, English, editing, literary analysis, and literature, as well as history, geography, thinking skills, speech, drama, and art with an interrelated hands-on approach utilizing various educational philosophies.
When?
The class meets each Tuesday for approximately 5 ½ hours, from 10:00-3:30 and students receive a week's worth of assignments for the rest of the week.
For Whom? The Academy is for homeschooled students in grades K-12.
Where?
White Bluff Presbyterian Church on White Bluff Road
How? The Academy is taught by qualified teachers who love children and believe in the value of homeschooling. The one-day-a-week classes are designed to solidify learning through the use of games, art, presentations, speakers, drama, media presentations, bi-annual history celebrations, and other hands-on activities to accommodate all styles of learning. Grades and grade reports are kept online with the Engrade grading program.
How Much? The cost of the class is $125.00 per month for explorers students in grades K5-3, $130.00 per month for younger students in grades 4-7, and $145 per month for older students in grades 8-12. Families with 2 or more students in any grade level receive a discount of $10.00 per student per month. The non-refundable annual registration and facility fee is $75.00.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. #1 – Why is your program called “eclectic”?
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: "Eclectic" means using the BEST of a variety of methods, teaching philosophies and techniques. Most children do not benefit or learn as much when they are forced to learn through one method alone. That is why I have incorporated the following educational philosophies into my program:
-  The Classical Method – The Academy uses the great works of World and Classical literature to teach literary skills and Greek and Latin roots to enhance vocabulary. Students are also taught to use the knowledge they acquire through the use of critical thinking, speaking and writing.
-  Unit Studies – Since it is a proven educational fact that students learn material much easier when it is related, we teach the language arts, history, geography and art as a unit of study, meaning we write and read about what we are studying in history and geography.
-  Charlotte Mason Approach – The Academy firmly believes that “living books” are the best teachers. Students read many “living books” throughout their educational years at the Academy and learn to take dictation and give narration concerning the literature they are reading. Students also create a “Century Timeline Book” of history, so that they get the “big picture” of history.
-  Multi-Intelligence or Learning Styles Theory – Due to Mrs. Dixon's 30 years of learning styles research, it is no doubt that learning styles play a large part in this program. It is a proven fact that students learn best, retain more and enjoy learning more if they can learn through their specific modalities of learning. Therefore, students are given continual opportunity to learn new material in a variety of ways that appeal to them and encourage them to love learning. At the Academy, learning is both serious and fun! A happy learner beats a frustrated one any day!
-  Traditional textbooks – A few excellent and traditional textbooks are also used when they are the best means of teaching a particular subject. Proven resources are utilized.
-  Core Knowledge – Core knowledge is a research-based program that insists that a core of knowledge in specific subjects is necessary to ensure an adequate education. The Academy utilizes this core of knowledge in history, geography, English and World Literature and the English language.
Q. #2 – Can my 8th grader or high schooler receive high school credit for the class?
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: Yes. One year of history and one year of Language Arts/Literature counts as two credits.
Geography can count as 1/2 credit a year, Speech and Drama can count as 1/4 credit a year and writing can count as 1/2 - 1 credit a year. On the years that American History is taught, the student receives 1/2 credit for two years in American Government.
Q. #3 – Is your program accredited?
A
: Accreditation services are available through the program for students in Georgia.
Q. #4 – Do you make accommodations and adaptations for special needs students?
A
: Most certainly! Individual directors are encouraged to make needed adaptations for the students such as taking a test at home, reduction of reading material or dictation of writing assignments by parents. The goal of the Academy is to provide every child with a quality education.
Q. #5 – Do students receive assignments to complete at home?
A
: Yes. Students are provided detailed and structured assignments for the other 4 days of school.
Q. #6 – Why does your program not include math, science or a foreign language?
A
: I do offer curriculum and instructional recommendations for these subjects, but because of the wide range of ages and grades in the Academy, these subjects are best taught or tutored individually. Global Academy directors, however, might choose to offer individual math tutoring or Math and Science club where specific topics are covered.
Q. #7 – Can my child try the Academy for one month or so and then drop out if it doesn't work?
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: No. Students are required to remain in the Academy for the entire school year unless one of two exceptional reasons apply. First, the student moves to a new relocation, which would make it impossible to attend the class. Secondly, special needs students cannot complete the class due to their special needs after certain measures are taken to accommodate these students. The registration and coursepacks fees are nonrefundable.
Q. #8 – Do students who have been in private or public school transition well to homeschooling by participating in the Academy, and do students who participate in the Academy transition well to public and private schools?
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: Absolutely. We have had several students in both categories, and they both transition very well because of the quality of education, classroom environment, and requirements of the Academy.
Q. #9 – How much time is required from the parent in assisting students with homework each day?
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: In the younger class [Grades 4-7], parents can count on spending approximately an hour to 2 hours at the most per day with students, especially 4th and 5th graders. Independent students in 6th and 7th grade may not require any assistance.
In the older class, parents will need to assist students very little.
Q. #10 – Are high school students prepared to take AP and CLEP exams after taking your literature and history for 3-4 years?
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: To date, students from the Academy have taken the AP English Language Exam, CLEP Analyzing Literature Exam, and Western Civilization I CLEP Exam and scored very well on these. Other exams that students should be able to take after the high school course work are AP World History, AP U.S. History, AP English Literature, CLEP American Literature, CLEP English Composition, CLEP English Literature, CLEP U.S. History and CLEP Western Civilization II.
Q. #11 – Will your class prepare my high schooler for the SAT and ACT?
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: A significant portion of the Older Literature class is spent on SAT preparation. Students are given weekly SAT editing, reading, and vocabulary exercises and the first 4-5 months of each school year are spent on perfecting the SAT 25 minute essay.
Q. #12 – How do you select your literature?
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: I have consulted several well-respected and well-tested classical and Charlotte Mason book lists. I have also “fine tuned” or refined the list after teaching this class for 13 years and finding the best books – the ones that students love the most, and the ones that teach the most about literature, life, and morality.
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Curriculum Rotation Schedule:
Y (Younger Students): Grades 4-7
O (Older Students): Grades 8-12

History

Ancient History

Medieval History

American and World History (1600's-1830)/American Government

American and World History (1830-Modern Age)/American Government

Literature

Y: Historical novels, Biographies

O: World Literature

Y: Historical novels, Biographies

O: British Literature

Y: Historical novels, Biographies

O: American Lit. I

Y: Historical novels, Biographies

O: American Lit. II

Major Writing Projects

Y: Class newspaper

O: Research paper

Y: Historical Journal

O: Research paper

Y: Historical Novel

O: Research paper

Y: Autobiography

O: Research paper

Vocabulary

Y & O: Greek and Latin Roots and related words

O: Vocabulary Workshop

Y & O: Greek and Latin Roots and related words

O: Vocabulary Workshop

Y & O: Greek and Latin Roots and related words

O: Vocabulary Workshop

Y & O: Greek and Latin Roots and related words

O: Vocabulary Workshop

Bible/

Inspirational

O.T. Survey/Bible History

Church History/ Pilgrim's Progress

Puritans/Jonathan

Edwards

The Hiding Place

Speech/Drama

Y & O: Julius Caesar/Myths, Poetry

Y & O: Macbeth, Beowulf, Shakespearean Sonnets, Plays

Y & O: Dramatic Monologues, Plays, Poetry

Y & O: Dramatic Readings, Our Town, The Crucible, Poetry, Presentations

Skills

Y & O: Study Skills, Critical Thinking Skills, Research Skills

O: SAT Verbal Prep

Y & O: Study Skills, Critical Thinking Skills, Research Skills

O: SAT Verbal Prep

Y & O: Study Skills, Critical Thinking Skills, Research Skills

O: SAT Verbal Prep

Y & O: Study Skills, Critical Thinking Skills, Research Skills

O: SAT Verbal Prep

Geography

Y & O: World Geography

Y & O: World Geography

Y & O: U.S. Geography

Y & O: U.S. Geography

Grammar

Y & O: Parts of Speech, Editing, Grammar Usage

Y & O: Parts of Speech, Editing, Grammar Usage

Y & O: Parts of Speech, Editing, Grammar Usage

Y & O: Parts of Speech, Editing, Grammar Usage

Celebrations

Egyptian/Hebrew and Greek/Roman

Medieval and Renaissance and Reformation

Colonial and Cowboy

Civil War and 20th Century

High School Credits Literature-1
History-1
Geography-1/2 Composition-1/2
Speech/Drama-1/4
Bible History-1/2 SAT Prep- 1/4
Philosophy- 1/4
Literature-1 History-1 Geography-1/2   Composition-1/2
Speech/Drama-1/4 SAT Prep- 1/4
Literature-1 History-1 Geography-1/2 Composition-1/2
American Government-1/2

Speech/Drama-1/4
SAT Prep- 1/4
Literature-1 History-1 Geography-1/2 Composition-1/2
American Government-1/2

Speech/Drama-1/4
SAT Prep- 1/4

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A Sample of a Few of the Activities Your Student Will Experience
(1) Cook and eat real pottage used as a staple food in Medieval times.
(2) Participate in several mock trials from various periods of history.
(3) Act out various characters from “The Canterbury Tales.”
(4) Participate in the first Olympics.
(5) Make and eat hard tack, a main staple of Civil War soldiers.
(6)
Learn colonial era dances, Medieval dancing, and square dancing.
(7) Participate in a "realistic" Egyptian mummification.
(8) Perform Macbeth before a live audience.
(9) Sing famous Civil War Ballads.
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Some Pursuits/Accomplishments of Former Students:
Degree in law
*  Undergraduate degree in honors English with plans for a Master's and Doctorate
*  Manager of nationally franchised restaurant
*  Degree in Computer Science
*  Degree in Pre-med with plans to attend Chiropractic college
*  Dance instructor
*  Cartoonist [graduate of premier art school]
*  English teacher to Spanish children in Spain
*  Assistant Director of Admissions at a Christian college
*  Published author
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Statements of Parents whose children attended Jill Dixon's EAL

I have had this on my mind for several days.
I want to publicly thank Jill Dixon for being a wonderful teacher and friend to my children.
My daughter, Hannah, was in Jill's Integrated Literature, Language Arts and History classes from 4th grade until she graduated last year.
Hannah is currently attending a local college and taking English and Literature classes.  Almost every day when I ask her how her day was, she answers “Thank you Mrs. Jill!!!” Hannah declares that “Miss Jill prepared me for exactly what these college professors expect. She taught me how to write a paragraph, a five paragraph Essay, Expository and Creative Writing, how to edit, how to write a Research Paper, and, most importantly, she taught me MLA format."

Apparently, MLA is the holy grail of College English Professors. 
So, thanks again Jill!

Becky K.

 

My kids took Jill Dixon's class for nine years (beginning when it was only a Creative Writing Class).  I can't begin to list all the benefits we have enjoyed as a result, but I will say that my kids are good writers, love books and can zip out an essay in their sleep! 
Jill took subjects that I wasn't completely confident in and made a huge impact on our home school and on our family.  It was money well spent and time well invested for our kids to learn from Jill, not just English, Literature and History, but also character, respect, love of learning and lots of hands on activities.
Our kids have different learning styles and we that feel that this course work met the needs of each style and accommodated their strengths and even complimented them.
Test scores showed high marks in vocabulary and language and I attribute that to the study of Greek and Latin roots, the careful selection of excellent curriculum and Ms. Jill herself.  Her kind heart and genuine love for her students is something that will stay with my kids, long after their formal education is over.  We are blessed to have had the privilege to attend her classes and highly recommend them to you and your family.

Debbie M.

 

Our three children have been in Jill Dixon's Eclectic classes since the classes' inception.  Our two older children went to local private schools for the last few years of high school, and seamlessly entered their English and history classes.  Our oldest took the Western Civ. AP test after tenth grade and scored a 5, the highest grade.  He was awarded the school's traditional gold medal in American History in his junior year.  He also scored well on the English AP, and along with another AP test was able to enter college with 15 hours of credit.  His English SAT score was 710, with a 10 score on the writing portion.  The next child who went to high school, despite some attention challenges, performed at grade level and did manage to score well on her SAT, particularly the English and writing portions.  Our children reported that they had been exposed to more classic literature than any of their private-high-school peers.  Most of the summer reading lists they were given included books they had already read for Mrs. Jill, so they were able to skim back over them with ease.  Our last child wanted to be home schooled until he graduated, and continued in the English classes all the way through.  He took the CLEP Freshman Composition test and scored what would be comparable to an A, then entered college in the sophomore Honors English, in which he is currently making a high B.  At our home school graduation ceremony, he acknowledged Mrs. Jill's contributions to his education (as did many of his peers).  I mention my children's test scores only because colleges, in the real world, do look at numbers and tests as they evaluate a student's readiness for higher education.  We were also pleased that their work with Mrs. Jill saved time and money in college!  But what is even more a testimony to Mrs. Jill's curriculum is that my children have learned to write and communicate clearly, and all read for enjoyment, in addition to their required reading for school.  Our family tried to instill these values in our earliest years of home schooling around the kitchen table, and then Mrs. Jill's classes reinforced this love of learning. Being with a group of like-minded students made public-speaking and performing Shakespeare possible, things that a small family was not as conducive to doing.  Our family loved the festivals with food, costumes, plays, and even square-dancing that celebrated the various time-periods of history and literature we had studied.  Now that all of our children have completed high school, I look back at Mrs. Jill's classes as the best preparation for college that our home schooling family could have done.

Wendy N.

 

My college freshman has commented more than once that he has no problem writing an essay because of what he learned in Mrs. Jill's class. - Donna G.

Under Jill Dixon, my son has made a smooth transition to high school.  Writing is no longer a dreaded ordeal and he continues to build his skills as well as his confidence through the constant encouragement he receives there.

Donna G.

 

My children have participated in Jill Dixon's class for the past four years.
Jill has been the glue that has held our homeschooling experience together
during those few days a year (ha) when we begin to think we are crazy! In
Jill's class, our kids have gained the confidence to speak in front of
others, the desire to pursue their interests using their own creativity,
and the confidence to write and read for enjoyment and knowledge. Jill
guides them through the year with an invisible hand, gently, but firmly.
Jill's class has been a true asset to our home school adventure.

Devon H.

 

I've been home schooling for about nine years.  I highly recommend this class and it would be easier for anyone wanting a reference to call me than it would be for me to write all of the things that we like about this class.  This class makes learning fun and builds the students up instead of putting them down or making them feel inadequate.  We like the way the subjects cross over to one another.   The time period being studied, carries over to history, literature, art projects, etc.  That helps students see how many different things were going on at the same time.  My children have benefited greatly from all aspects of this class, but if I had to pick one thing that has helped them the most, it would be learning to write essays and research papers.  My daughter is in an academically challenging high school now, and being prepared in this area has been a life saver, literally.  My son still takes this class, and is finding the same to be true.  While all aspects of this class make learning fun, he is learning how to write essays and research papers, too.  Ms. Jill is such a gifted, patient, understanding and talented teacher and she makes this class interesting and challenging, while being encouraging and uplifting at the same time.  She has taught my kids to believe in themselves and to never give up.  That alone is priceless.  The education is just icing on the cake!    

Kay A.
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Statements of Students who attended Jill Dixon's EAL

I was homeschooled in 6th and 7th grade, and took Mrs. Jill’s English class as a 7th grader. It was such a great experience. I was taught not only vocabulary and grammar, but had the opportunity to write a book - an experience that has had immense encouragement in developing my writing ambitions. In 2008, I graduated Summa cum Laude from college with a 3.94 GPA. Recently, I have been applying for graduate schools to continue my education toward a Master’s degree. I was amazed to discover how I was going back to the Greek and Latin roots taught to me in Mrs. Jill’s class in middle school to help me study for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)! I called my younger brother, currently a student of Ms. Jill’s and encouraged him to pay close attention to the roots he was learning, because those would help him so much with continuing his education in college, and even Graduate school, as it has for me!

Megan H.

 

I took Ms. Jill's class from my 3rd grade year to my 8th grade year (I'm in 11th now), and benefited immensely academically, socially and personally.  I loved how whatever time period we were studying in history, we would read literature, write papers, and do art projects all concerning that period. The subjects went hand in hand.  They complimented each other and that made subjects easier to learn, not to mention it was more fun. 

I was accepted to Savannah Arts Academy for high school, and was more than adequately prepared entering my 9th grade year.   I had a 15 page research paper assignment to be done in a 2 week period on "The Origin of Man." due the first 9 weeks of school.  I sat in class, astounded at questions that my classmates were asking about how to cite sources, etc.   I was able to concentrate entirely on the content of my paper and did not have to  waste time on getting stuck on the format because I had been writing research papers with Ms. Jill's guidance since the 7th grade.  Also, essays were a breeze because I had been practicing those in this class for years. 

Even beyond the academic aspect, Ms. Jill has so much wisdom and love to share.   I learned many priceless life lessons as well as academic knowledge from her.  I could not be more appreciative for all that she has taught me and all that she gave me.  When you have a teacher that cares as much as Ms. Jill does, you cannot go wrong.  She not only prepared me for high school, she prepared me for the rest of my life.

Jill Dixon is an incredible person and her class teaches so much and if you have the opportunity to take her class, I highly recommend it.

Ashley A.

 

Throughout my elementary and high school education, Jill Dixon's classes were a major part of my academic life. The critical skills, writing techniques, literary exposures and in-depth vocabulary training bestowed upon me have put me far beyond my peers in college.  She has imparted an undying love of the written word in each of her students. She is an emphatic teacher, a gracious encourager, a firm disciplinarian and a loving warmth in the classroom.

D. Jayce M.
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Who is Jill Dixon?
Jill J. Dixon is a homeschooling mother of four. Two of her children are college graduates. One is in college and one is in high school. She has homeschooled for twenty-five years and taught and evaluated very many children over a thirty-five year period. Her teaching experience includes ten years in public school and several years in private school education, including the teaching of the learning disabled and emotionally, physically and mentally handicapped. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in English Education [summa cum laude] and a Master's of Education degree in Special Education [magna cum laude]. She is the published author of numerous titles including educational guides, diagnostic tests, a learning styles assessment, a college and career guide, and bestselling vocabulary, writing, and literature curricula. Jill founded Jill Dixon's Eclectic Academy of Learning in 1998 for students in her home town, and she has spent the last twenty years teaching and refining the curriculum so that it can be utilized both locally and globally by homeschoolers in other locales. The local academies have served approximately 400 students in grades K-12. Jill also conducts workshops, speaks at homeschool conferences, contributes articles to homeschooling publications, and is a consultant for Homeschool Legal Defense Association.
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GLOBAL:
Note: You will need at least six paying students in order to start an academy.
What Each Director Receives When Starting an Academy
(1) A full year's worth of lesson plans/assignment sheets, curriculum, and answer keys for her own family and her students.
(2) A full year of classroom activities for grades 4-12, or for grades K-12 if explorers students are included.
(3) A full year of vocabulary, history, and literary terms tests and answer keys.
(4) A complete guidance manual including step-by-step information on how to set up, teach and direct an academy, including conducting field trips and yearly History Celebrations.
(5) Continual online guidance from Jill Dixon and her associates.
(6) Significant income to help her family.
(7) One free copy of curricula based resources from author/publisher Jill Dixon for her own personal and immediate family's use.
(8)
Option to sell Jill's curricula at a profit for additional income. (Directors are put on the very same payment plan as catalog companies and vendors who resell our products. Because they are selling to their students, they forgo the hassle of shipping with its expenses. They can opt to sell to other people, too. This can be significant additional income for Directors.)
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Jill Dixon’s Curricula - What? When? For Whom? Where? How?
What? Jill Dixon's Curricula teaches all language arts subjects including writing, vocabulary, English, editing, literary analysis, and literature, as well as history, geography, thinking skills, speech, drama, and art with an interrelated hands-on approach utilizing various educational philosophies.
Suggestion:
The class meets one day per week on (supply your chosen day) for approximately 5 ½ hours and students receive a week's worth of assignments for the rest of the week.
For Whom?
The Academy is for homeschooled students in grades 4-12 and for advanced 3rd graders [3rd graders who can read fluently on at least a 4th grade level and write sentences.
Where?
In a location near you [start an Academy today!]
How? The Curricula are taught by qualified homeschooling moms who love children and believe in the value of homeschooling. The one-day-a-week classes are designed to solidify learning through the use of games, art, presentations, speakers, drama, media presentations, bi-annual history celebrations, and other hands-on activities to accommodate all styles of learning. A grading system is highly suggested.
How Much? All people who are serious about becoming directors should contact us at the email address below for pricing.
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If you are interested in becoming a director of an academy at your location, send us an email at academy@edudps.com and put "director" in the subject line (without the quotation marks). Make sure to tell us where you are located. Please provide your first and last name in the email. We will keep your email address on file and send you cost and application information at the appropriate time. Please do not email asking about details. They will be provided later to everyone who responds.

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