À la Carte Classes 2020-2021

  • Listed below are the courses offered at the high school level for 2020-2021. All classes are à la carte allowing parents and students to select the classes they want for the academic year. Logic, History, Literature & Compositon classes continue the Classcial Progression at the high school level. Please read the course descriptions below for more information about the content of each course. 

     

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    À la Carte Course Descriptions 2020-21


Inductive Logic


  • Logic .      Logic 2

    In a world where the naturalist worldview dominates, inductive logic students learn about the overwhelming evidence for the scientific case for intelligent design. They will use this evidence, in addition to the inductive logic methods they learn throughout the year, to construct a case that challenges the Darwinian evolutionary theory in a presentation at the end of the year.

    Grade level: 9th and above

    Class meets: 2 days/week, 1 hour/day

    Course Fee: $650.00


Early Modern History 1550-1815


  • Beginning with the Age of Enlightenment and ending with the fall of Napoleon, students explore how new discoveries and religious conflict began changing the political and cultural climate of Europe. They will study empire-building, the Age of Enlightenment, and the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution. Through in-class discussion, timeline projects, research essays, and reading from original sources, students gain an appreciation for the cultural upheaval caused by leaving the Old Regime of feudalism behind and entering a world transformed by communication, new forms of government, and new technology.

    Grade Level: 9th and above

    Class meets: 2 days/week, 1 hour/day

    Course Fee: $650.00


Literature & Composition 1550-1815


  • Complementing the Early Modern World History class, this course explores the implications of a rapidly changing Europe. Beginning with plays by Shakespeare and concluding with Charles Dickens’ brilliant novel focusing on the French Revolution, students explore themes of anti-Semitism, class conflict, and the impact of industrialism on all levels of society. Homework will include extensive reading and writing essays of explication, analysis, and comparison and contrast, as well as research assignments. Class time will include discussion of the texts, writing workshops, and occasionally, viewing productions.

    Grade Level: 9th and above

    Class meets: 2 days/week, 1 hour/day

    Course Fee: $650.00


Biology


  • Biology

    An overview of the five kingdoms using Apologia's Exploring Creation with Biology. This course places emphasis on the scientific method, cellular structures, and the use of a microscope. Students will conduct labs under supervision as well as dissections of various specimens over the course of the year. Students will also maintain a lab journal. A Science Fair project will also be done as part of this course.

    Grade level: 9th and above

    Class meets: 2 days per week, 1.5 hours one day, 1 hour second day, total of 2.5 hours/week

    Course Fee: $700