Grades 9-12 Curriculum

Students in grades 9-12 refine their speaking and writing abilities and grow in character. They synthesize scientific knowledge, refine logical thought, and express themselves precisely and persuasively, both orally and in writing. The materials, below, have been carefully chosen for high school age students, as they prepare for college and become leaders, influencers, and doers.

English

(Literature/ Grammar/ Composition)

Great books develop character and a growth mindset. We intentionally choose books that help students:

  • Increase in wisdom and virtue.

  • Boost reading comprehension.

  • Cultivate moral courage.

  • Emulate the best writers.

  • Enrich the vocabulary.

  • Develop cultural literacy.


English grammar, usage, and composition are taught each year. The ability to write with clarity, beauty, and power is further developed by our logic and rhetoric courses in the high school grades.

Literature selections support our four-year history studies cycle.

 

Julius Caesar

The Iliad

The Odyssey

The Aeneid

The Republic

Selections from the Greek

     poets

 

Consolation of Philosophy  Merchant of Venice Paradise Lost

The Confessions

The Divine Comedy
 

The Scarlet Letter

Hamlet

Great Expectations

Pride and Prejudice

Moby Dick

Uncle Tom's Cabin

 

Up from Slavery

To Destroy You Is No Loss

Macbeth

Silas Marner

The Hiding Place

The Man Who Was

     Thursday


Classical Composition series
by Memoria Press


English Grammar Recitation
by Memoria Press

Logic/

Rhetoric

Students who study logic and rhetoric become influential leaders and doers. In these courses, we emulate such writers and speakers as Plato, Abraham Lincoln, and Sir Winston Churchill.

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Traditional Logic series by Memoria Press


Material Logic by Memoria Press

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Fitting Words by Roman Roads Media

Mathematics

A solid foundation in math is the key to success in science, technology, and engineering.

Geometry

Algebra 2 by Saxon Publishers
Pre-Calculus
AP Calculus
AP Statistics
(according to individual student level)

Latin

Latin trains the mind. Students who study Latin develop mental discipline and precision, and consistently score higher on SAT and ACT tests.

Fourth Form Latin by Memoria Press

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Henle Latin I 

 

Henle Latin II

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Caesar: Selections from his Commentarii de Bello Gallico

Science/

Technology

We approach science as a humble pursuit of truth about the world around us. Students master a reasonable amount of material, deepen understanding, and hone their writing and research skills.

Biology (Holt)

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General Chemistry (Novare)

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Human Anatomy & Physiology (Apologia)

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Introductory Physics (Novare)

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Bible/
Christian Studies

Students find peace in Christ as they learn of Him. In Bible/ Christian Studies, we explore the history, geography and teachings of the Old and New Testaments, commit scripture to memory, and engage with Christian scholars who loved the Lord.

Four-year cycle using the KJV Bible:

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Old Testament: Pentateuch, Writers, Prophets

 

New Testament: Jesus' Ministry

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New Testament: Apostolic Ministry


The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis
In His Steps by Charles Sheldon
Excerpts from City of God by St. Augustine

Western Heritage

We study the history of America and of Western Civilization‚ÄĒthe Classical, Christian roots of freedom and prosperity‚ÄĒin order to make best use of those blessings and to preserve them for future generations. As we study the lives and writings of past leaders and doers, we enhance our ability to strengthen relationships, (Caritas) discern truth (Veritas), and live productive, meaningful lives (Actio) in a free society.

Ancient Greece and Rome:
The Histories by Herodotus
On Poetics by Aristotle
The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides

Selections from The Historians of Ancient Rome: An Anthology of the Major Writings (Mellor)

Middle Ages to the Modern World:
The History of the Church by Eusebius
The City of God by Augustine
The Republic and the Laws by John Locke

American History:
Discovery - Reconstruction:
Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story 
(McClay)

American Heritage: A Reader
by Hillsdale College Press
The Roots of American Order (Kirk)
On Obligations (Cicero)


American & World History:
Civil War - 20th Century:
American Heritage: A Reader
by Hillsdale College Press
The US Constitution: A Reader
by Hillsdale College Press

The Law (Bastiat)

The Communist Manifesto (Marx & Engles)

Music

Music is a universal language of enormous power. Mathematical at its base, it develops the mental abilities of students while enriching the soul.

Our sequential music program instills a love of music in each student. Our music curriculum includes music theory, with the training of the voice as a primary instrument.

*Specific curriculum materials will change as we continuously improve while staying anchored to our mission.

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