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Vidyalaya curriculum 2020-2021

 

The Vidyalaya curriculum for 2020-2021 has two components.

  1. Core curriculum :  This component is generally not offered by regular schools and is only available from religious institutions and/or institutions with affiliations with Indian culture or heritage.   This is considered mandatory for children taking Vidyalaya classes so that some core values are learnt about religious chants, epics and stories of hindu religion.
  2. Supporting curriculum:  Some of this curriculum may be offered by other local institutions.  The curriculum may be popular amongst the children and the community due to various factors.  Since this is also available outside of our HTGC Vidyalaya, this is considered optional for children. 

 

Based on the feedback from many parents surveyed this year, the school year will have 2 hours of core curriculum (mandatory) for children.  One of them is Religion and the other is either indian languages or cultural topics. 

 

The other consideration that has been taken into account is the age or the ability to learn.  There are 3 age groups aligned with the school system (Elementary, Middle and high school.)  This is expected to help simplify the curriculum selection by the students/parents.  This categorization is suggestive and not strictly enforced on students.   Parents are suggested to select classes based on the child’s abilities while using this categorization as a guidance.  Based on the child’s ability, they can be advanced or slowed down to higher or lower levels of each core classes. 

 

Vidyalaya will be holding a parent orientation/open house during which parents can speak with teachers to determine the appropriateness of the class for their child(ren.) 

 

This year we removed the PSAT/SAT classes from the sunday school curriculum.  It is felt that a short term (6-8 weeks) PSAT/SAT/ACT classes with more emphasis and frequency would be of benefit to children.  More information will be posted soon.

 

Due to the online nature of the classes this time around, the parents curriculum is not included in this.  Parent/Adult curriculum will be posted soon. 

 

Courses

 

Time

Elementary Classes 

Middle school classes

High Schooler classes

8 AM - 9 AM CST

   

Volunteering

9 AM - 10 AM CST

    

Yoga

Yoga

Yoga

Chess Beginners

Chess Beginners 

Volunteering

Programming Alice

Programming Alice

College Prep 

 

Programming Python

Programming Python

Veda (Flex times based on signups)

Veda (Flex times based on signups)

 Veda (Flex times based on signups)
Religion 7 - Thiruppugazh (Flex times based on signups) Religion 7 - Thiruppugazh (Flex times based on signups) Religion 7 - Thiruppugazh (Flex times based on signups)

10 AM - 11 AM CST

    

Religion 1 (Coloring/stories)

Simple shlokas  (1 verse)

Religion 5 (Medium Shlokas and bhajans and stories - upto 8 verses) (Pre-req- Shlokas)

Religion 9 - Introduction to Mahabharatha/Bhagawadgita  

Religion 2 (Short shlokas and bhajans - Upto 2-3 verses) 

Religion 6 - Bhajans 

Religion 6 - Bhajans 

Religion 3 (Medium shlokas and bhajans Upto 6 verses) 

 

Religion 10 - Recognizing values from Epics (A bit more depth), Dharmic values - Based on number of signups

Religion 4 - Introduction to Ramayana Max 25 (Teacher needed)

Religion 8 - Introduction to Siva puranam (Teacher needed) - Based on number of signups

Religion 11 - Longer chants and Longer bhajans (eg: Vishnusahasra namam) - Based on number of signups

 

Bharatya Natyam Advanced (Max 20)

Bharatya Natyam Advanced (Max 20)

11 AM - 12 Noon CST

     

Languages  Level 1 and 2 (Class 1 of 2)


Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Tamil and Telugu

Languages Level 2-3 (Class 1 of 2)


Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Tamil and Telugu

Languages Level 3-4 (Class 1 of 2)


Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Tamil and Telugu

 Bharatya Natyam Beginners (Max 20)

Bharatya NatyamBeginners (Max 20)

 

Carnatic Level 1  (Max 20)

Carnatic Level 1 or 2 (Max 20)

Carnatic Level 1 or 2 (Max 20)

Kathak (Teacher needed)  (Max 20)

Kathak (Teacher needed)  (Max 20)

Kathak (Teacher needed)  (Max 20)

Tabla Level 1  (Max 20)

Tabla Level 1  (Max 20)

Tabla Level 1 (Max 20)

Meditation 

Meditation

Meditation

12 Noon - 1 PM CST

    

Arts and crafts

Arts and Crafts

Indian Cooking (Onsite only) - for now disabled

Languages Level 1 and 2 (Class 2 of 2)

Languages Level 2-3 (Class 2 of 2)

Languages Level 3-4 (Class 2 of 2)

 

Chess Advanced

Chess Advanced

 

Simple Science

Simple Science

   

Volunteering

1 PM - 2 PM CST

   

Volunteering

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