Add-On Extensions

Add-On Classes

Some of our courses are advertised as having “add-ons” or “extensions” as options. These are smaller sub-sets of our main class where there is more focused attention on higher-order skills. 

If you're in the US, these extensions help you in one of two ways: you can choose to take the 1/2 credit to accelerate your child, or you can bump up the course to honors level. 

If you're in the UK, most of these extensions will supply more focused study that you need as part of exam preparation. There is a separate page about UK exams and how Dreaming Spires fits in with them at this link.




All add-ons occur the 1/2-hour following the main class. There is approximately an additional 2 hours of homework each week as an average. Despite having this additional, focused attention from the tutor in smaller groups, the cost of an add-on is roughly $5/£4 more per week.


The following courses have add-ons:

English: Middle Ages Literature
The focus is on expository writing (letters, speeches, stories, etc).
English: Renaissance Literature
The focus is on literary analysis in all three genres, that is, poetry, drama, and a little bit about prose.
English: British Novels
The focus is on literary analysis for novels, including characterization, structure, atmosphere, etc.
English: American Literature
The focus is on three types of research papers.
Ancient History: Greece
The focus is on learning to write investigations of historical source materials like coins, grave stones, and other artifacts.
New Testament Life and Language
The focus is on learning Greek.
Art History 1
The focus is on learning to write analytical responses to pieces of art.
Spanish 1 & 2
The focus is on further conversation opportunities than possible in the main course.
French 1 & 2
The focus is on further conversation opportunities than possible in the main course.


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