The Rhetoric Stage

The classical and Christian program is a time-proven method teaching accord to how God made us to learn.  During the high school years, students develop even further and are challenged to use logic and rhetoric skills.  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 which explores the thoughts and philosophies from the dawn of time to the Fall of Rome, while teaching students to analyze them by the light of God’s word.  The course studies the worldview of the ancient world as reflected in literature, art, music, historical accounts, and scientific development and the worldview of the authors of ancient writings.

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

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

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

Special Events and Field Trips scheduled for the year are Getty Villa in Malibu, CA, Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, CA, and the Pageant of the Masters Art Show in Laguna Beach, culminating with the Roman Feast and Ball.

Electives are courses that introduce the student to life-long skills.  Past experiences include:  Survival Skills, CPR, Orienteering, Fencing, Bowling, Photography, Sewing, Marksmanship, Web Skills, Practical Mechanics, Self-Defense, Handbells, Brass Band, Music Theory and Composition, Archery and more.