At Veritas Education, we are dedicated to preparing our students for a competitive world. This means that we offer our students the opportunity to grow not only academically, but also as a mature young adult who is able to think critically and write effectively.
We offer a unique series of core academic classes, blended with crucial student communication skills. Our goal is that every student will move forward, fully equipped for the next phase in their journey.
Scholastic Writing Competition
Scholastic writing competition
This writing class will focus on preparing students to enter for one or more categories of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Students will receive individual instruction and feedback from the teacher, while also being free to work on a creative product of their own design.
They can choose from a wide variety of categories, including: Critical Essay, Dramatic Script, Humor, Journalism, Poetry, Personal Essay, and Novel Writing. Students will work on their writing skills, with the goal of creating a unique piece of writing which can be entered for a chance to win a Scholastic award.
Opening paragraphs from our students' class writing - Novel Writing
"Joan Taylor sits in a cafe, one of the few establishments that had managed to rebuild rather quickly after the fire. As such, it was one of the busiest places in the area. Getting up from her seat at a table near a window, she waves to the person coming through the door. “Over here!” - E. 7th grade
"I had always believed in what the world taught me, but today, my sense of all things were dismantled. In the Greenlocke town, there lies the Greenlocke cemetery, with a singular gravestone marked with an empty casket, and no name. Legend says that on December 21st, the winter solstice, at midnight the ghost of the once embodied casket will come and wisp you anyway forever. Everything in Greenlocke besides the cemetery was normal, like how the temperature was usually the same, the wind always seemed blow east as well. Realistically, most of the townspeople thought the legend was a joke, or as a way to scare kids. My friends had urged me to go on into the cemetery once before, but the eerie feeling of despair kept creeping behind me as I opened those creaky gate doors." - M. 9th grade
Hear what our students and parents are saying about our writing course!
"Thank you very much for the feedback about Eric. And thanks also for your effort in teaching Eric the writing skills. I noticed that before the class, Eric wasn't interested in writing. He is now enjoying writing very much!" Father of a 4th grade student
Featured STudent WRitings
Mother Knows Best
Eeek! I squeaked as I crashed into a bush. Ow. I tried to maneuver my way out of the branches and leaves. You may be wondering how I got here. Well, it started off this morning.