The Rhetoric Stage

The classical and Christian program is a time-proven method teaching accord to how God made us to learn.  High School students progress to the Rhetoric stage, where students are prepared to present their scientific findings, defend their faith convictions, analyze worldview, critique ideas and artistry, engage in creative and expository writing, and research with wisdom and eloquence.  

Humanities courses encompass the disciplines of literature, history, theology and rhetoric/oration.  The “Omnibus method” is a classical, Christian approach integrates the Christian worldview as students study US Government, the Constitution of the US, Economics, and Personal Finance.  The course studies the worldview of the modern era and postmodern era as reflected in literature, art, music, historical accounts, current events, and scientific development and the worldview of the authors of ancient writings.  In the spring, the students host a Historic Feast and Ball featuring an elegant evening of games, food, and dancing of the time period studied.

High School Mathematics courses are:  Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, or AP Calculus.

Science courses include Human Anatomy and Physiology (Apologia), and Physics (Apologia).

Classics and Foreign Language courses include Rhetoric and Oration, Formal and Informal Logic, Advanced Spanish (Dual Enrollment through Rio Salado College).

Special Events and Field Trips scheduled for the year include a trip to Washington DC to visit the sites and museum of our nation’s capitol, and other local trips that tie into our curriculum. 

Electives are courses that introduce the student to life-long skills.  This year’s electives include:  Christian Worldview of Film, Hand Bell Choir, Ram Voices-Chorus Group, Art Studio, Music Theory and Composition, Photography, and Physical Education.

Past experiences include:  Survival Skills, CPR, Orienteering, Fencing, Bowling, Marksmanship, Practical Mechanics, Self-Defense, Brass Band, Sewing, and Archery.