2021-2022 High School Classes (9th-12th Grade)
Make up for lost time! HS Students will learn how to effectively use the Structure and Style Writing Method™ in their compositions, as they write on a variety of enjoyable fiction and non-fiction topics. Skills include taking notes, outlining, summarizing, inventive writing, essay writing, and the formal critique. We will also dive into the persuasive essay with The Lost Tools of Writing and read two literary works: Julius Caesar and Treasure Island.
Get ready for a year of radical reading and writing! This year we'll be encountering revolutionaries, romantics, realists and radicals as we examine the modern ideas and literature of the American and French revolutions, the Civil War, and the Civil Rights Movement. Literature selections include:
Great Books is an honors-level class that incorporates Bible, historic primary documents, classic 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 discussion and thematic essays aid in revealing the truths – and errors – of these great works.
Equivalent to 1.5 credits for transcript.
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.
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With step-by-step instructions, Windows to the World teaches high school level students how to analyze elements of literature: setting, plot, characterization, imagery, allusions, parallelism, and much more.
Honors-level English class. Equivalent to 1.5 English credits for transcript.
*contains some distinctly Christian content
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