Directed Study

Directed Study

This class is for parents that want to home school their children along with once a month partial instruction. This option is NOT grade specific. There are NO In Person classes for Directed Study this year.

Students will complete 18 chapters of their book – including all questions on every page throughout each chapter including the Chapter Reviews and Faith In Action pages (FIA pages are after the Chapter Reviews). You will attend a live Zoom meeting once a month from September through March. Each month you will be able to choose which option/time works best for your family’s schedule.

A parent is required to attend with their child(ren) and attendance will be taken for the monthly class. For the Zoom class, your child’s name must be on the screen or you must email us with the current screen name and your child’s name, so they get credit for attending the class.

Zoom Classes will be once a month

For November Class:

Jesse Tree Readings and Printables

For the November class we are going to discuss Advent! We will be talking about Jesse Trees. Before this class, I want you to:

  • Click on the the above link, “Click Here for Jesse Tree Printables”
  • Print Ornament and Bible Verse pages
  • Choose one of the days of Advent
  • Color (or draw) the ornament associated with that day
  • On the Bible Verse page, find the verse, in the Bible, associated with that day (google the verse)
  • During class, each family will share what they chose, read the Bible verse and tell us why you chose that day, what does it say about the Advent of Christmas and about Jesus’ coming birth

Tuesdays 4:00 – 5:30 pm           Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Thursdays 4:00 – 5:30           Thursdays 7:00 – 8:30

Each month Zoom links will go out on the Monday of the class week.

Due to the limited number of classes, a Make-Up assignment is required for any missed classes.


The following is the required HOMEWORK for ALL Directed Study students:


        Complete ALL pages and ALL questions, in every chapter,

                      This means that any page with ANY Activity or Question on them INCLUDING the Chapter Review and Faith In Action pages (FIA pages are after the Chapter Reviews)

PARENTS – Please check your child’s work before handing it in assure that they completed the chapter work to the best of their abilities AND that the work will not be returned as incomplete.

You will be contacted if there is incomplete or inappropriate work.

  • Subject line: First Name Last Name Grade # Chapter #

Or you may tear out or copy the pages and drop them off in the locked mailbox of the Kinane Center – 215 Ridge Terrace

We want the chapters as they are completed, do not wait until the entire book is completed.


Complete another chapter – in addition to the 18 already required


Any child that is registered in the Directed Study program and is in 2nd Grade or 8th Grade for Catechesis will be participating in all aspects of making Reconciliation/Communion and Confirmation respectively.

Grade 8  Please read carefully for requirements for Confirmation

In order to participate in Confirmation, eighth graders MUST have the following completed:

Seventeen (17) Chapters of work handed in (see above “required Homework” for detailed explanation) by the January Directed Study class.

Saint Paper is due by November class.  Eighth graders are required to complete a Saint Research Form and complete a Saint Paper using the research form.  Please see link below. 

Saint Paper – 8th Grade Required-Due at November’s Class

ALL 8th Grade Service usually must be completed by December class. You may begin working on Service for 8th grade beginning in May.

As with all the 8th graders, they will participate in a  Confirmation interview.