No. The word “Angelicum” is a reference to the informal nickname for what is now called the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in the City (“in urbe” – meaning Rome), aka PUST. We chose the name Angelicum (or Angelicvm since Latin has no u) for our academy for two reasons: 1.) as a mark of esteem and affection for that Dominican university in Rome, renowned for its attachment to orthodoxy and the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas, and, 2.) because the name itself actually refers back to the “Angelic Doctor”, St. Thomas Aquinas whose image appears on our logo. Attachment [...]
Many home schooled students do not particularly desire a diploma to evidence completion of high school studies. However, for those who do, to receive a Graduation diploma (High School) from the Angelicum Academy, a student must have completed the following 9th-12th grade level courses (or substantial equivalents): 4 Years of Religion or Theology 4 Years of English Language Arts (e.g., Grammar and Usage, Composition, College Essay Writing, Critical Reading, Rhetoric) 3 Years of Math (Algebra I & II and Geometry; note: the ACT also tests Trigonometry; the SAT tests data analysis, statistics and probability, but we do not require these) 3 Years of [...]
What courses do you recommend a student complete before applying to college or entering the world of work?wes9042020-07-18T15:03:26+00:00
We recommend – but it is up to you as the primary educator – completion of these high school levels: religion (4 years); math (4 years, ideally through the introductory calculus, but certainly through Algebra I, II and Geometry); 3 years of science: biology, chemistry and physics; 4 years of English Composition; at least 2 years of any foreign language (we recommend Latin and Classical/Attic Greek first) to acquire the ability to read, write (and hopefully speak and listen) any single foreign language with reasonable (not perfect) proficiency and fluency; and the 4-year, Great Books online discussion groups (which incorporates four [...]
Yes. We are also happy to incorporate earlier work or grades from other programs onto our transcripts for enrolled students. Because our students enroll at many various times during the year, we prepare and send transcripts, report cards, certificates – whatever is needed – upon request. This service is free for enrolled students.