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


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

Meets online

Literature selections:

Little Britches

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Where the Red Fern Grows

The Hobbit

The Hiding Place

The Old Man and the Sea

Master Cornhill

Adam of the Road

*contains distinctly Christian content


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

You can also purchase a book bundle through Exodus Books:

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 literature, and various essay writing skills. This is a gently challenging course for those who want a superior, education focusing on the classics. 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

Meets online

*contains distinctly Christian content


You can also purchase a book bundle through Exodus Books: