Often when I describe the study of the great books as a tool in apologetics, people visualize their study as somewhat of a brutal secular gauntlet the Christian must run in order to gain intellectual credibility. This is a mistaken understanding. Certainly there is much in the western intellectual tradition that must be consciously rejected and put under biblical criticism; however, it is the non-believer and not the Christian who must fear the reading of the great books. Those who through the promotion of political correctness would return us to polytheistic paganism have come to realize that they must entirely throw out the study of western culture if they are going to reshape the thinking of our students. Western thought has been permeated with Christian monotheism and thus a persistent concept of objective and universal truth. It will always be dangerous territory for the mental slugs that political correctness would raise up on its diet of insipid relativism.
The class schedule consists of three essential parts – the school classroom , the home classroom , and the extended learning classroom. Professional teachers present lessons in the school classroom Monday and Wednesday. Families can choose to complete school assignments on the remaining days of the week in either the home classroom or the extended learning classroom . On home classroom days, parents oversee the completion of school assignments that reinforce and extend lessons. In the extended learning classroom, teachers oversee the same assignments at school.