Courses and Classes 2018-2019

Elementary Classes

4th - 5th Grades

Face-to-Face classes

IEW - Fables, Myths, & Fairytales 

Tuesdays:  9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Scroll down for details.

Write Shop, Jr. - Level E

Tuesdays:  10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Scroll down for details.

Junior High Courses

6th - 8th Grades

Online, self-paced courses

IEW - U.S. History-Based Wriing 

IEW - Medieval History-Based Writing 

Scroll down for details.

High School Courses & Classes

Online, self-paced course

IEW - Elegant Essay Writing

Scroll down for details. 

Face-to-Face Class

Essay Foundations 

Tuesdays:  10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Scroll down for details

Online, live class

American Literature and Composition 

Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Mountain Standard Time

Scroll down for details.

Writing Evaluation

For students who only need writing evaluations.   All grades available.  

Details and fees are listed under FAQ.

Local Classes & Events

For local students in the Phoenix area, check our calendar for field trips and social get-togethers.  

Better yet, sign up for our email list to stay informed and not miss out!  We promise not to overwhelm your in-box!


Jane Austen Essay Contest 2019

The 2018 contest is closed.  More info. posted will be posted Nov. 2018 for the 2019 contest.

AZ PBS Kids Writers Workshop & Contest

Workshop:  Sat., June 9, 2018

Contest deadline:  July 9, 2019

Registration & Policies

IS Registration and Policies 18-19 (pdf)


Course and Class Details

Some definitions:

COURSES -  are self-paced and pre-recorded.

ONLINE CLASSES -  meet live at a specific time and students and instructor can 

interact online.  Classes are recorded for later viewing.

CLASSES -  meet in person at a specific time and place in Phoenix, Arizona.

Click on the files below for details.

All formats receive instructor feedback and grading on assignments.

Essay Foundations Description 18-19 (pdf)


Write Shop, Jr. E Description 18-19 (pdf)


IS American Literature Description 18-19 (pdf)


Writing Elegant Essays Description 18-19 (pdf)


IS Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons 18-19 (pdf)


IS U.S. History-Based Writing Description 18-19 (pdf)


IS Fables, Myths, and Fairytales Description 18-19 (pdf)