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HTGC Vidyalaya In-Person 2021-2022 program


The Vidyalaya 2021-2022 program is created keeping in mind the needs and interests of participants in the last couple of years. It’s been identified that several participants would like online education available, particularly living in far suburbs, out-of-town, and out-of-state. Also, several participants want to return to the “In-person” education at the earliest to avoid screen fatigue. As the regular schools are also opening in person, it’s felt that HTGC Vidyalaya should make the “in-person” education available. However, we will keep close attention to CDC guidelines and may decide to convert the “in-person” into “online” education based on CDC recommendations. The masks are required to be worn by all irrespective of their vaccination status during the classes (until a confirmed full recovery from the pandemic.)


The parents and participants have a choice to make between “In-person” and “Online” classes. (HTGC Vidyalaya is NOT suggesting to participate in both “in person” and “online”, please refer to the FAQs section for clarification.)


Highlights of modes of education

In-Person:

  • Full curriculum focused on Yoga, Meditation
  • Religion/Spiritual learnings for children
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Languages, Math)
  • Arts, Crafts, Indian cooking
  • Others – Chess, Volunteering for high schoolers

The Vidyalaya curriculum for 2021-2022 has two components.
Core curriculum: This component is generally not offered by regular schools and is only available from religious institutions and/or institutions with Indian culture or heritage affiliations. This is considered mandatory for children taking Vidyalaya classes so that some core values are learned about religious chants, epics, and stories of the Hindu religion.
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.

The other consideration that has been taken into account is 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 guidance. Based on the child’s ability, they can be advanced or slowed down to higher or lower levels of each core class. The key consideration is to make learning not overtaxing, but an achievable challenge and fun.

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.)

*** Attendance *** A minimum of 60% attendance is required for a certificate of participation, 85% or more will receive a special mention on their certificate.

 

Schedule

Month

Dates

Comments

September 2021

5, 19

First day of school September 5th

October 2021

3, 10, 24

Exceptions due to Koti kumkuma Archana

November 2021

14, 21

Exception due to Diwali celebration on 6th

December 2021

12, 19

Exception due to General body meeting

January 2022

9, 16, 30

Exception due to new years

February 2022

6, 20

 

March 2022

6, 13

Exception due to Holi on 19th

April 2022

3, 17

 

May 2022

1

 

May 2022

8, 15

8th – Show and tell,

15th – Graduation

 

Courses

 

Hours 9:00 am to 1:00 PM 

Generally 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays (However MANY EXCEPTIONS this year due to temple activities and festivals) 

Mode of Instruction:  In-person supported with moodle platform

 

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 Chess beginners
  Chess Advanced Chess Advanced
Programming Alice Programming Alice  
  Programming Python Programming Python
Culture -3 (Carnatic Level 1) Culture -3 (Carnatic Level 1) Culture -3 (Carnatic Level 1)
Religion 6 (Thiruppugazh) Religion 6 (Thiruppugazh) Religion 6 (Thiruppugazh)

10 AM - 11 AM CST

Religion 1 (Stories and coloring)    
Religion 2 (Short shlokas and bhajans up to 4 verses) Religion 5 (Medium shlokas and bhajans up to 10-12 verses) Religion 9 (Mahabharatha/Bhagavadgita)
Religion 3   Religion 10 - About Hinduism/Recognizing values from Epics, Dharmic values Based on the number of signups
Religion 4 (Introduction to Ramayana) Religion 4 (Introduction to Ramayana) Religion 11 (Longer chants and Bhajans (e.g.:Vishnu Sahasranamam) Based on the number of signups
Religion 7 (Veda) Religion 7 (Veda) Religion 7 (Veda)

11 AM - 11:55 AM CST

Hindi Level 1 - Conversational Hindi Level 1 - Conversational  
Hindi Level 2-A (Vowels) Hindi Level 2-A (Vowels)  
Hindi Level 2-B (Matras) Hindi Level 2-B (Matras)  
  Hindi 3 (Short phrases) Hindi 3 (Short phrases)
  Hindi 4 (Short Stories) Hindi 4 (Short Stories)
Kannada level 1 Kannada level 1 Kannada level 1
Kannada level 2 Kannada level 2 Kannada level 2
Malayalam level 1 Malayalam level 1 Malayalam level 1
Malayalam level 2 Malayalam level 2 Malayalam level 2
Sanskrit Level 1 Sanskrit Level 1 Sanskrit Level 1
  Sanskrit Level 2 Sanskrit Level 2
  Sanskrit Level 3 Sanskrit Level 3
Tamil Level 1 Tamil Level 1  
Tamil Level 2 Tamil Level 2  
Telugu Level 1 Telugu Level 1 Telugu Level 1
Telugu Level 2 Telugu Level 2 Telugu Level 2
  Telugu Level 3 Telugu Level 3
  Culture -5 (Bharata Natyam Advanced) Culture -5 (Bharata Natyam Advanced)

12 Noon - 1 PM CST

Culture -1 (Bharata Natyam Beginners) Culture -1 (Bharata Natyam Beginners)  
Culture -2 (Kathak Beginners) Culture -2 (Kathak Beginners)  
  Culture - 6 (Carnatic Level 2) Culture - 6 (Carnatic Level 2)
Culture - 4 ( Tabla ) Culture - 4 ( Tabla ) Culture - 4 ( Tabla )
Meditation Meditation Meditation
Arts and Crafts Simple Science Simple Science
  Vedic Math Vedic Math
    Cooking

1 PM - 2 PM CST

   

Volunteering

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