Upper School Classes (6th-12th)
Coursework by Grade and Sample of Texts Used

Middle School: Logic Stage (6th-8th)

6th Grade

Saxon Math Course 2
Bible Survey Acts to Revelation
Science – Unit studies in Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, and Physics
Literature-based Reading Program
Vocabulary – Vocabulary from Classical Roots
English – Shurley Grammar 7
Composition – Progymnasmata (Chreia/Maxim)
History – 1812 to Present
Geography – World Geography
Latin - Lingua Latina
Art, Physical Education, and Grammar of Music (Hand chimes)
Scripture and Catechism Memory Program

7th Grade

Composition and GrammarOur Mother Tongue and English Grammar Composition: Second Course
General ScienceExploring Creation with General Science and God’s Design for Heaven and Earth
Latin ILingua Latina
LiteratureLittle Women; Mere Christianity; Number the Stars; Sing Down the Moon; Sir Gibbie; The Hobbit; The Holiness of God; The Pilgrim’s Progress; The Prince and the Pauper and The Story of Siegfried
Pre-AlgebraElementary Algebra
History of Apologetics
Physical Education

8th Grade

Algebra IElementary Algebra
Latin IILingua Latina
LogicIntroductory Logic for Christian & Home Schools and Intermediate Logic for Christian & Home Schools
Classical Literature & Composition I 
    • The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis (summer reading assignment)
    • Gilgamesh
    • The Iliad by Homer
    • The Odyssey by Homer
    • Theogony and Works and Days by Hesiod
    • Agamemnon by Aeschylus
    • Oedipus Rex and Antigone by Sophocles
    • Medea by Euripides
    • Myths of Greece and Rome by H.A. Guerber (excerpts)
Old Testament Biblical TheologyThe Holy Bible, English Standard Version (excerpts) and A House for My Name by Peter Leithart
Western Civilization I
    • Histories, Herodotus.
    • History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides.
    • The Life of Alexander the Great, Plutarch.
    • The Early History of Rome, Livy.
    • The History of the Church, Eusebius.
    • In Praise of Constantine, Eusebius
    • City of God, Augustine
    • Theaetetus, Plato
    • The Republic, Plato
    • Gorgias, Plato
    • Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle
    • Meditations, Marcus Aurelius
    • The Didache
    • First Apology, Justin Martyr
    • On First Principles (Book IV), Origen
    • The Seven Ecumenical Councils, Philip Schaff (ed)
Physical Education

Upper School: Rhetoric Stage (9th-12th)

9th Grade

Argumentation and DebateThe Debater’s Guide
Physical Science - Accelerated Studies in Physics and Chemistry
Classical Literature & Composition II
    • The Chosen by Chaim Potok (summer reading assignment)
    • Euthyphro and Apology by Plato
    • The Aeneid by Virgil
    • Metamorphoses by Ovid (excerpts)
    • Confessions by St. Augustine
    • Beowulf
    • Inferno by Dante*
GeometrySeeing, Doing, Understanding
Latin IIIWheelock
Spanish IAvancemos 1
Western Civilization II – 
    • Short History of Byzantium, John Norwich
    • The Life of Alfred the Great, Asser
    • Enneads, Plotinus
    • Rule of Saint Benedict
    • Morals on the Book of Job, Gregory the Great
    • Annals of Xanten
    • Procopius: Secret History
    • Tarik's Address to His Soldiers
    • History of the Patriarch's of Alexandria
    • Battle of Tours, Descriptions
    • Einhard's Life of Charlemagne
    • Concerning the Origin of Guilds
    • Orations, Themistius
    • The Divine Names, Dionysius
    • The Mystical Theology, Dionysius
    • The Seven Ecumenical Councils, Philip Schaff (ed)
    • Timothy's Apology for Christianity, Patriarch Timothy I
    • The Primary Chronicle
    • Abelard: Sic et Non (Yes and No)
    • John of Salisbury: The Metalogicon
    • Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologica
    • Dictates Papae (Dictates of the Pope)
    • Urban II: Speech at Clermont
    • Fulk of Chartes: The Capture of Jerusaelm
    • William of Malmesbury, The Battle of Hastings
    • Magna Charta
    • Ordinance of Laborers, 1349
    • Joan of Arc: Twelve Articles of Accusation
    • Petrarch: The Ascent of Mount Ventoux
    • Lorenzo de Medici: Paternal Advice to a Cardinal
    • Pico: Oration on the Dignity of Man
    • Thomas á Kempis: Imitation of Christ (1427)
    • Erasmus: In Praise of Folly (1520)
    • Martin Luther: Ninety­-Five Theses (1517)
    • Martin Luther: "On Christian Freedom" (1520)
    • The 12 Articles of the German Peasants (1524)
    • John Calvin: Institutes of the Christian Religion
    • Selected Works of Huldrich Zwingli
    • The Religious Peace of Augsburg (1555)
    • Westminster Confession
    • James I on the Divine Right of Kings (1609)
    • Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan (1651)
    • John Locke: Essay Concerning Human Understanding
    • John Locke: Two Treatises of Government
    • Isaac Newton, Principia (1687)
    • Descartes: Meditations
    • Enquiry, Hume
    • “Assayer,” Galileo
    • New Organon, Bacon
New Testament Biblical TheologyHoly Bible and A House for My Name
Physical Education

10th Grade

Algebra IIAlgebra and Trigonometry
American LiteratureThe Norton Anthology of American Literature; The Scarlet Letter; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; The Great Gatsby and My Antonia
Biology and Lab - Exploring Creation with Biology College Prep
Spanish IIAvancemos 2
Systematic TheologyChristian Theology: An Introduction; On the Incarnation and Confessions
U.S. History
    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Frederick Douglass (entire).
    • A Documentary History of the United States edited by Richard Heffner (excerpts)
    • "Reflections on the Revolution in France," Burke
    • Various letters from Adams, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, and Washington
    • The Jeffersonian Bible
    • The Northwest Ordinance
    • The Treaty of Tripoli
    • "Memorial and Remonstrance"
    • Lectures on Laws. James Wilson.
Personal Finance
Physical Education

11th Grade

AestheticsBeauty for Truth’s Sake: On the Re-enchantment of Education; Music and Morals: A Theological Appraisal of the Moral and Psychological Effects of Music; The Fragrance of God; Symposium; Modern Art and the Death of Culture
British LiteratureSir Gawain and the Green Knight; Life of Samuel Johnson; 1984; Great Expectations and The Faerie Queene
Chemistry and LabThe Spectrum Chemistry
Hermeneutics and Spiritual DisciplinesSpiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life
PrecalculusAlgebra and Trigonometry and Precalculus with Limits
    • The Republic, Plato
    • The Politics, Aristotle
    • In Praise of Constantine, Eusebius
    • City of God, Augustine
    • Homilies on the Statues, John Chrysostom
    • "On Secular Authority," Martin Luther
    • Institutes of the Christian Religion, John Calvin
    • The Federalist Papers
    • Theology and Social Theory, John Milbank
Rhetoric IAncient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students and Rhetorica ad Herennium
Spanish III / IV - Interacciones
College Prep

12th Grade

Advanced Literature
    • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (summer reading assignment)
    • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (excerpts)
    • Eugene Onegin and “The Queen of Spades” by Alexander Pushkin
    • “The Nose” and “The Overcoat” by Nikolai Gogol
    • The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy
    • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    • Hamlet and The Tempest by William Shakespeare
    • Inferno by Dante*
    • Everything that Rises Must Converge (selections from the collection of short stories) by Flannery O’Connor**
    • Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
    • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
    • The World’s Greatest Short Stories (selections from the anthology), Ed. James Daley
    • Literature:  A Student’s Guide by Louis Markos
ApologeticsCity of God; Orthodoxy; Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies and The Abolition of Man
CalculusCalculus of a Single Variable
Greek - William Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek
College Prep
    • Foundations of Economics: A Christian View, Shawn Ritenour.
    • Economics in One Lesson, Henry Hazlitt.
    • The Literary Book of Economics, Michael Watts, ed.
    • Usury in Christendom: The Mortal Sin that Was and Now is Not, Hoffman
Physics and LabPhysics: Principles and Problems
Rhetoric IIThe Rhetoric Companion


Various Computer Electives
Vocal Ensemble
Debate Team