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In keeping with the classical model, high school classes, particularly History and Literature/Composition, are designed to complement the content of other courses. Classes are offered individually with the recommendation of enrolling students in all courses to give them the most benefit and full exposure to the integrated content.
High school classes meet on Mondays 8:00 - 1:00 and Thursdays from 7:30 - 1:00.
Parents may select the class or classes they desire for their student.
Please read the description of the classes offered for the coming academic year.
Classes are offered subject to a minimum enrollment.
This is a High School Level Chemistry course using Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Chemistry text. The course emphasizes the scientific method as students learn about the foundational elements of the universe. Students explore molecules, mixtures, and chemical reactions through hand-on investigation. Laboratory experiments are an important component in the curriculum, and students actively maintain a laboratory notebook throughout the year documenting observations, results, and conclusions.
*Meets twice a week, 1 hour (Monday) and 1.5 hours (Thursday) for a total of 2.5 contact hours per week for 32 weeks.
Modern World History 1815-2000
Spanning the Industrial Revolution to the Cold War, students will explore how the world changed by participating in classroom discussions, writing research essays, creating an ongoing timeline, and completing relevant projects throughout the year. Looking at the political, social, economic, and cultural changes that radically altered the manner in which nations interacted with one another, students will gain an understanding of the power of political ideology as well as the impact of mechanization in transforming all levels of society.
Modern Literature - 1815-2000
This course will trace the development of Western culture over the last two centuries by examining its expression in poetry, plays, and prose fiction. Students will trace the increasing secularization of society, explore the ideas that shaped and grew out of the world wars, as well as the experiences of people who lived through them, and consider some of the big questions which dominate our world today, such as the importance of religious liberty and freedom of speech and the search for meaning in life which is so central to every human heart.
This course is a companion course for both Modern Literature and Modern History. Students will write about topics drawn from both of those classes, and in so doing, develop their abilities in research, argument building, logical arrangement of ideas, and skillful use of language. Students will also practice speech writing and presentation.
History, Lit/Comp (2 hours/week) $650/class
Chemistry (2.5 hours/week) $700