The Differences Between the Three Cycles
The Foundations program (K-6) contains three different cycles. Each cycle is completed in one year (24-week school year). Each cycle focuses on different content for history, geography, science, English, and Latin. Math and the history timeline remain the same for each cycle. For example, for history, Cycle 1 covers ancient world history, Cycle 2 covers medieval to new world history, and Cycle 3 covers U.S. history.
Students that start the Foundations program at an early age will go through some of the cycles more than once. The cycles do not correspond to a particular grade level. All students in the Foundations program cover the same material. However, older students are expected to have a greater mastery of the material than the younger ones.