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Liberal Arts: A Rising Trend In Education

Liberal-ArtsOne of the hot topics in college education over the last few years is the revival of the Liberal Arts as a vital and necessary part of a quality education.  A quick search online will reveal numerous articles, studies and quotes, from colleges, alumni, and business leaders praising and promoting the value of this kind of education.
A 2010 study by the Association of American Colleges and Universities revealed that employers want “colleges to place more emphasis on essential learning outcomes” such as:
* Written and oral communication – 89%
* Critical thinking and analytic reasoning – 81%
* Complex problem solving – 75%
* Teamwork skills in diverse groups – 71%
* Creativity and innovation – 70%
* Information literacy – 68%
* Quantitative reasoning – 63%
These are all skills acquired from a Liberal Arts education.
Monticello College has a two-fold objective – convey a Classical Liberal Arts or Leadership Education to our students while instilling qualities of sound character – the kind of education that America was founded on and prospered under for the first 350 years AND assist every student in creating a business or employee skill set that produces income before graduation. We fight unemployment by building entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs!
Students who attend Monticello College will study the Classics and Great Books of Western Civilization, but will also get great hands-on, practical experience from the diverse natural environment surrounding the campus.
By learning HOW to think rather than WHAT to think, Monticello College students will not only be prepared to follow their missions in life, but to lead and inspire others to do the same.
Because of Monticello College’s unique combination of location, mentoring, and participation, total four-year program tuition at Monticello College is lower than most 2-year colleges.
The new academic year begins in April 2016. All applications for online and on campus students are due before February 1, 2016.
At Monticello College we employ the Seminar Format for our classes. This means we study one subject at a time for a duration of 2 days to 3 weeks. Nearly our entire curriculum consists of original sources and most of those are consumed as whole works.  Needless to say, we do a lot of reading. As it is common to discuss one or more new books each day, preparation for a school year requires reading the next year’s curriculum weeks or even months in advance.
We recommend an 8-week (4 hours a day) preparation period. We also recommend that serious students acquire some books and begin reading even before being accepted as a student to get a jump on the readings. This means you should complete the application process long before the deadline so you can be accepted by early February and have plenty of time to prepare and complete as many readings as possible.
We recommend that you begin your application process as soon as possible and that you have all portions of the application submitted long before the deadline. You should plan to purchase the whole year’s worth of books at one time as some books we use are considered rare and are difficult to find or have a long shipping time, so plan to begin your book purchasing process with lots of lead time.
Give your student the advantages that a Leadership Education can provide. Contact us today for more information.

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