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2022-2023 High School Classes (9th-12th Grade)

Advanced U.S. History-Based Writing (7th-12th)

While writing about U.S. history topics from Explorers to Modern Times, students will develop advanced writing skills such as thesis statements, MLA format, persuasive essays, research papers, and more.

This Student Book contains assignments, instructions, engaging source texts, blank outlines, checklists, sample compositions, and clever vocabulary cards. Includes two novel studies.

Mondays, 1-2 p.m. PST

Meets online


Literature & the Lost Tools of Writing


In this class, we will pair quality literature with analysis and persuasive essays. Every writer - no matter how old or experienced or published - has to come up with good ideas, organize those ideas clearly, and express them effectively. The three canons of classical rhetoric - Invention, Arrangement, Elocution - do this. Once the aspiring writer grasps how to employ these tools effectively the stresses and confusions that accompany writing begin to fade and with it the fear that often comes with writing assignments.

Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m. PST

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*If class is waitlisted you may request to be added to the wait list in case a seat opens.

Great Books of

Fact, Fiction & Fantasy*

Why are we drawn to fiction and fantasy? What is at the root of man's desire for unlimited power?

Join our quest as we embark upon finding the answers to those questions and more as we read:

Genesis, The Epic of Gilgamesh, Theogony, The Golden Bough, The Odyssey, Beowulf, 1001 Arabian Nights, Le Morte D'Arthur, A Hero Born, The Tempest, and The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus.

Great Books is an honors-level class that incorporates Bible, classic ancient literature, and various essay writing skills. This is a gently challenging course for those who want a superior, classical education. Together, we will wrestle with the ideas contained in the Great Books that have shaped Western civilization, and filter these ideas through the lens of Scripture. Socratic and Harkness discussions and thematic essays aid in revealing the truths – and errors – of these great works.

Equivalent to 1.5 credits for transcript.

Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. PST

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*contains distinctly Christian content