This page is designed as a resource for students of World View Studies, a comprehensive class for home schooled high schoolers. This class uses the World Views of the Western World curriculum created by David Quine. We meet in three places around Fort Worth: Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Southlake, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Grand Prairie, and First Baptist Church of Smithfield in North Richland Hills. Class time is only once a week for three hours, and continues for four years. Yet in that time almost all high school credits are earned except for math and science. The student accomplishes the bulk of his/her work at home under the guidance of Father and Mother.
In the 2019-2020 school year I will teach four years of the curriculum plus Starting Points.
More details on the class itself is found at: Why attend these classes if my children are homeschooled?
Details about a primer class is found at Starting Points. It's not a required class, but it is very helpful as an introduction to the upper-level classes.
It is a comprehensive high school program with special emphasis upon the thoughts and ideas of Dr. Francis Schaeffer. It has four foci: Biblical, Classical, World View, and Critical Thinking.
A class consists of more than simply a curriculum. It includes a location, a teacher, enough students to create a class dynamic, and a web site. The World View Studies web site, which you are currently on, contains information about specifics of the Fort Worth area classes. There is another web site, World View Classes, that contains much more in the way of resources available, student forums, etc. This web site is maintained by the McKinney class. Each student in the Fort Worth World View Studies will be enrolled in the McKinney World View Classes web site. Throughout the year, reference will be made to both web sites. Registration for the web site is included in the tuition. Thus, the Fort Worth web site, World View Studies, gives location of classes, times we meet, etc. The McKinney web site, World View Classes, gives information about the course work itself such as videos to watch, etc.
A question that might arise at this time is, "Am I still really homeschooling if I send my child to a class like this?" Rest assured, this class does not replace your home school, it enhances it. See how.
Registration for Starting points and all four WV years is here. Please fill out and return to Mark Woolsey.
List of books required for each class is here. Please print this out, select which books you need, and return to Mark Woolsey.
List of credits awarded to the student upon successful completion of the four-year course is here. Note that the curriculum syllabus only lists 18 credits, while this link lists 20. The two extra credits, speech and debate, are added by the World View Studies class itself.
Please note also that I teach math (8th grade to calculus). Jump to here for more info.