A collaboration of Northern Colorado primary and secondary schools has banded together to host a public forum on Thursday, February 15th, 2024, at 6:30 PM at CSU’s Canvas Stadium for individuals interested in learning more about the national resurgence of “classical education” in k-12 schools.
The event features keynote speaker Tracy Lee Simmons, author of the foundational 2007 book Climbing Parnassus: A New Apologia for Greek and Latin. Representatives from participating schools will be on hand to answer questions about enrollment, job openings, and scheduling school tours.
Entitled “Choosing Better Schools: A Classical-Education Presentation on Why Smart Parents Flock to Them,” the event is in response to what organizers see as a surge of non-academic and anti-intellectual content infiltrating American public schools. Simmons’ lecture will address questions like, “What makes a better school?” “Why are more parents sending their children to them,” and “What local options are there?”
The gathering will give attendees a clearer understanding of classically oriented schooling and showcase local options in private schools, charter schools, micro-schools, and homeschool networks. Academic leaders and professional classroom instructors will offer insights into the current k-12 marketplace and describe strategies their schools deploy to fortify students with stronger academic advantages.
Participating institutions include Loveland Classical Schools, Ascent Classical Academy, Paideia School of Wisdom, Christian Core Academy, Trinity Lutheran School, St. John Paul II Catholic High School, Ridgeview Classical Schools, The Daniels Fund, and Liberty Common School.
For detailed information about the event, visit https://www.libertycommon.org/about/news-and-events/choosing-better-schools. Other institutions interested in participating are welcome and encouraged to contact organizers to coordinate beforehand.
Whether a seasoned advocate of classical education or curious to learn more, “Choosing Better Schools” promises to be a valuable experience for all parents, educators, and aspiring professionals.
Event Name: Choosing Better Schools: A Classical Education Presentation on Why Smart Parents Flock to Them
Date: Thursday, February 15th, 2024
Time: 6:30 PM
Venue: Stadium Club, CSU Canvas Stadium, 751 W Pitkin St, Fort Collins, CO 80521