It is in the high school years that our goals for each child’s education come to fruition. Learn to Read. Learn to Think. Live for Christ. By practicing analytical reading skills, writing and giving speeches, having classroom discussions about current and historical events and literature, the high school students visibly become not only culture builders, but kingdom builders.
The high school students have classes in rhetoric, history, literature, math, science, Latin, and music. There is not a separate Bible class, as every subject is taught from a biblical perspective. As students read books of history, literature and Bible, each is discussed in depth to build a deeper understanding of our current culture and biblical truths.
Teachers encourage students to read actively. By annotating works of fiction as well as essays, students practice interacting with an author whether his world view is Christian or not. Our teachers skillfully and enthusiastically lead student discussions to sharpen their thinking skills. Teachers probe students to give reasons for judging a book, essay or theory as good or bad. Teachers, by their example and instruction, teach grace and eloquence in arguing with both Christian and non-Christian world views, preparing students to show Christ to the world.
Our high school curriculum is divided into historical eras. This way students learn the context of what is read and how authors impacted the culture. In this way students see the importance of writing to influence others and learn to imitate eloquence of good writers.
Because we have small class sizes, students in grades 9-12 are mixed for Rhetoric and History. This is another way for students to practice interacting with all kinds of people on different levels, learning gracious forms of discussion.
Select an era below to see the corresponding curriculum.
Ancient History High School Curriculum
Christendom High School Curriculum
Modern I High School Curriculum
Modern II High School Curriculum