The Dean Vaughn Total Retention System™

Dean Vaught Retention System

Peterson’s Dean Vaughn Total Retention System has revolutionized home-schooled students on a wide range of subjects.

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Experience Excellence in Writing

Speaker: Rachel Rist

Come and discover award-winning Excellence in Writing, a method of teaching composition that really works. Using this program, students of all ages will learn to write stories, reports and essays with style. This workshop will give you an overview of the program and show you how you can get started.

Rachel Rist


Rachel Rist has been homeschooling her two children for the past eleven years. After initial exposure to Institute for Excellence in Writing in 2008-09, she came to embrace the program in 2011 and is now a Certified Instructor with them. Having taught several years in a local co-op to the same students using the IEW program, she has seen tremendous improvement in the student’s abilities to express themselves and to communicate clearly. One student increased her ACT English portion by six points from the first time in taking it to the second time! Prior to 2008, she and her husband worked for Campus Crusade for Christ for twenty years. Currently, she lives with her husband, Patrick, and their two children on her husband’s family farm just outside Nashville, TN.

Latin in the Christian Trivium

Latin in the Christian Trivium

Christian Latin curriculum, plus How to write your autobiography and primary grade Bible.

Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics


The Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics offers specialized training that is unlike many other colleges and institutions. Our experienced faculty offer training in the fields of linguistics, language & culture learning, anthropology, literacy, translation, world arts, Islamic studies, and international service.