An important component of a college prep home education is to develop social skills that promote confidence, character, and leadership while glorifying God. The Etiquette class will be an interactive and participatory classroom where principles and the practical application of etiquette will be presented, discussed and practiced. Students are encouraged to step out of their comfort zones to practice and further develop their etiquette skills to help others to feel comfortable and valued, all the while not compromising their own moral beliefs. During this semester course, students will learn many skills including: warm introductions, the art of conversation - including listening skills and body language, written correspondence, technology etiquette - including social media and cell phone use, etiquette of a gentleman/lady, illness and disability etiquette, scholarship and job interviewing, work manners, citizenship, community manners, dance etiquette, personal presentation, hospitality, and dining etiquette. There will be a casual luncheon and a semi-formal dinner (cost $50) which all students are required to attend. This must be paid by December 9, 2019. (Make checks payable to The Pillar Foundation and deliver or mail to the Pillar at 15820 Clayton Rd., Ellisville, MO 63011.) Homework: There are required assignments outside of class to enhance the student's learning experience - not many and nothing difficult. For some weeks, no homework will be assigned. Auditing the class is not an option.