WHAT IS Silva-MESTER?
Silva, meaning “forest” in Latin, Mester is a five-day mini-mester program of focused study for students in 9th through 12th Grade, during which our Crusaders will have the opportunity to receive instruction in a wide variety of topics. Students will study two courses during the five-day program, attending one class in the morning and one class in the afternoon, each spanning three hours. 

WHY A MINI-MESTER PROGRAM?
Most colleges incorporate this type of intensive learning into their course curriculum; as a college preparatory school, we want our students to be well equipped for the rigors ahead of them. Our desire is to enrich our students’ experiences, broaden their interest bases and potentially point them in a direction of future occupations through this program. It is anticipated that the Silva-Mester program will eventually support student participation in internship opportunities and academic trips that would otherwise not be possible at another school with a traditionally static academic calendar.  Annual participation in the Silva-Mester program is a requirement of graduation.

DOES IT COST EXTRA?
Silva-Mester is included in the cost of tuition at SFCS. However, some courses may incur additional fees.

DO I HAVE TO PARTICIPATE?
The SFCS graduation requirements include one Carnegie Unit of Silva-Mester electives (the equivalent of taking two Silva-Mester courses each year during a student’s high school career).

Silva-MESTER BELL SCHEDULE 
8:00—11:00 | MORNING SESSION
11:05—11:55 | LUNCH
12:00—3:00 | AFTERNOON SESSION
Students may begin entering the classrooms at 7:50 a.m.
Students will not attend Chapel during Silva-Mester.
In the event of inclement weather, refer to the school hotline or website for updated attendance information.


COURSE OFFERINGS AND SELECTION FORM
pdf2017 Silva-mester Course Catalog
pdfSilva-mester 2017 Course Selection Form

CONTACT INFORMATION

Becky Brice
Programs Coordinator
864.678.5142/Office
864.678.5192/Fax
bbrice@shannonforest.com

Shannon Forest Christian School
829 Garlington Road
Greenville, SC  29615
864.678.5107/Main Office