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GIDEON TORCHGIDEON TORCHGideon Study Center

Partnering with Homeschool Families
to develop students in the areas of
knowledge, character, and faith

. . . Serves by providing classical and Christian tutorial services for homeschool students grades 2 –12 . We stress literary excellence, sound reasoning, Biblical Worldview, and appreciation for Western tradition.

. . . Partners with homeschooling families; it is not a school. Parents remain the supervisor of their homeschool program. They partner with enthusiastic and knowledgeable tutors to create a climate where students are able to develop academically, sharpen learning skills, and grow in character and faith.

. . . Engages the Classical method of educating students to become confident and articulate thinkers. The core of classical education is the Trivium, an enduring instruction method that tailors the curriculum to a child’s cognitive development.

Math for All! & All for Math!

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ELEMENTARY MATH . . . PRE-ALGEBRA . . . ALGEBRA 1 . . . GEOMETRY
Saxon 3 . . . Saxon 56 . . . Saxon 65 . . . Lial Pre-Algebra . . . Lial Algebra 1 . . . Jacobs Geometry (enhanced)

lovemathThis year Gideon Study Center is offering a variety of Math classes beginning in the Elementary grades (2-6). GSC recognizes the importance (and sometime burden for the homeschool family) of rigorous and engaging math classes and lessons to capture the minds of students at an early age.

The course schedule is designed so all grade levels may select the math course which best fits their needs, abilities, and homeschool math sequence. A placement test is required to use as a tool to assit parents and staff to make the best math level decision for the student.

Summer tutor recommendations are available to enhance math skills. Please contact Judy Palloto

Adventure Club Summer Reading Launches

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marinerscompasslgEach year Gideon Study Center focuses on a single historical time period. This chronological, integrated approach to History, Literature, and Writing expands the student’s learning experience by immersing both the student and the entire Center into the time period. Regardless if the student is in 2nd grade or 10th grade they are all focused in the same direction yet studying at their particular level.

This year the historical time period is Explorers – 1815. An exciting time of adventure, discovery, and understanding of how God is working today through how He worked in the past.

While continuing the theme of traveling and adventure students will “travel” to 7 continents with each continent representing a different book. Throughout the summer there will be different “ports” filled with activities and discussion.map continents

If the adventurer chooses to participate in the competition there is a special bounty to be claimed!

Open Houses scheduled through the end of the school year

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GIDEON STUDY CENTER
OPEN HOUSE

Every Thursday in April and May

9:30—11:00

(or by appointment)

Please call or email to let us know you are attending!

Interested families will have the opportunity to:

  • meet tutors and members of the Board of Directors
  • hear testimonials from parents
  • handle the curriculum and learn more about our academic plans for the 2015-2016 school year
  • tour the facility
  • see our classes in operation (only daytime Open Houses)

Please reply to gideon.judypalloto@gmail.com or 724.825.3693 if you would like to attend one of the Open Houses or if you have any questions.

2015 Open Houses

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You are invited to join us at our Open Houses for families interested in learning more about Gideon Study Center, a Christian classical tutorial service in the South Hills for students in grades 2-12.

Interested families will have the opportunity to:

  • meet tutors and members of the Board of Directors
  • hear testimonials from parents
  • handle the curriculum and learn more about our academic plans for the 2015-2016 school year
  • tour the facility
  • see our classes in operation (only daytime Open Houses)

Open House dates are as follows:

  • Thursday, March 19th, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday evening, March 24th, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Please respond to gideonstudycenter@gmail.com if you would like to attend one of the Open Houses or if you have any questions.  Please note, if you are unable to attend either of our dates, but would like to observe classes in progress, we are very willing to make arrangements on another day.

Course offerings for the coming year can be accessed here.

The enrollment period for new families opens March 15th.  Applications will be accepted on and after that date.

In the meantime, we invite you to browse through our website to learn more about classical education, classical study centers, and the founding of Gideon.

Gideon Student Advances to Finals in Shakespeare Contest

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Students from Gideon Study Center participated again this year in the 2015 Shakespeare Monologue and Scene Contest at the Pittsburgh Public Theater.  Mariah Mastro, a seventh grade student, was chosen to perform her monologue at the Showcase of Finalists held on February 16, 2015 at the O’Reilly Theater downtown.  Mariah, portraying Julia from Two Gentlemen of Verona, was one of 26 students chosen as a finalist from over 1,100 participants.  This is the second year in a row that Gideon has been represented at the Showcase of Finalists.

Congratulations to Mariah, and all of our participants, on a job well done!  Bravo!

Standardized Testing at Gideon

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Gideon Study Center will be hosting the TerraNova/CAT 6 for grades 3-12.***

Friday, March 27, Basic Core 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Complete Battery 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 28, Basic Core 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Complete Battery 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Basic Core:  Reading, Language Arts, & Math, $50 plus $2.95 administrative fee.  Test takes approximately 2.5 hours.  Space is limited.  Register early.

Complete Battery:  Basic Core plus Science, Social Studies, Word Analysis, Vocabulary, Language Mechanics, Spelling, Math Comprehension, $60 plus $2.95 administrative fee.  Test takes approximately 5 hours.  Space is limited.  Register early.

Standardized testing is mandatory for students in grades 3, 5, and 8, per the PA homeschool law; however, you may request a test for students in other grades as well. The test is open to all homeschooled students.

Pizza may be purchased during the lunch break for $1 per slice and bottles of water for $.50.  Please indicate the number of slices you wish to purchase and include that amount with your check.

Please make checks payable to Gideon Study Center.  Include the registration form and payment and mail to TerraNova/CAT 6, 87 Main Street, Hickory PA  15340

Registration DEADLINE is March 1, 2015.  Full payment must be received by this date. No exceptions.

Note: Calculators permitted, but not needed, for 5th grade & up.

***Looking for curriculum?  Have books to sell?  Our used book & curriculum sale is the same day as testing.  Spend some time shopping while your children take their test!  For more information, click here.