Latin

Fundamentals of Latin, Latin 1, Latin 2, Latin 3, Latin Readings, AP Latin

WHA offers a full range of Latin courses, from 4th grade through AP® Latin. Students have routinely scored well on both the AP Latin exam and other National Latin exams. Fundamentals of Latin Fundamentals of Latin is a springboard class which introduces School of Logic students with little or no Latin background to the basics […]

Logic

Logic 1, Jumpstart Logic, Logic 2

Logic 1 Are there “laws of thought” just as surely as there is a law of gravity?  The answer is a resounding “yes!” In this course we will learn how to reason in an orderly and consistent fashion. Students will master the rules that govern the thinking process. There will be a particular emphasis on […]

Section: Composition   |   School: School of Logic, School of Rhetoric

Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Formerly known as Honors Composition, this course serves as the gateway from writing in the School of Logic to writing in the School of Rhetoric, with special emphasis upon the skills of the beginning academic writer who must write essays for full paper assignments and shorter exam entries. Building on the foundations of the LA4: […]

Section: Composition   |   School: School of Rhetoric

The Great Conversation

The Great Conversation 1 - 6

This series of integrated humanities classes prepares students to enter into the “Great Conversation” that has shaped the thinking and culture of western civilization by exploring the great works that make up that conversation. In order to cover the rich complexities of the material sufficiently in two 90 minute class periods per week, we will […]

Algebra 1 & 2

Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Algebra 1 This course provides the foundation for secondary mathematics study. Topics covered include algebraic expressions including polynomials and rational expressions, solving linear and quadratic equations, inequalities and systems of equations, and radicals and exponents. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and graphing. Prerequisites:  Pre-Algebra is recommended; this course may not be developmentally appropriate for […]

Section: Math   |   School: School of Logic, School of Rhetoric

Physics

Physics 1, Physics 1 (Honors), Physics 2 (Honors)

Wilson Hill Academy has adopted a “Physics First” progression for science classes in the School of Rhetoric.  This is a growing trend in college preparatory programs, since it allows students to build on a solid mathematical and physical science foundation in order to better understand chemistry, which in turn allows them to study biology in […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Spanish

Spanish 1 - 4

Wilson Hill Academy seeks to teach modern foreign languages using the classical trivium approach; laying a solid grammar foundation, then building on that through the logic and rhetoric stages.  Each class also contains elements of culture, history and geography of the Spanish-speaking world to help bring the language alive. Spanish 1 This is an introductory […]

Section: Languages   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Get to Know C.S. Lewis

Many life-long fans of the Chronicles of Narnia can recount the joy they experienced upon discovering that C.S. Lewis was much more than a writer of children’s fiction. He was one of the great Christian minds of the 20th century, writing expertly on Christian theology, ethics, and apologetics. The purpose of the course is to […]

Section: Literature   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Geometry

This proof-based course covers the required concepts of Euclidean geometry including definitions, postulates, and theorems.  Areas of study include angles, parallel lines, congruent and similar triangles, polygons, circles and arcs, and area and volume.  Special topics covered include coordinate geometry, introductory trigonometry, and constructions. The goal of this course is to present students with Comprehensive […]

Section: Math   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Russian

Russian 1, Russian 2

Wilson Hill Academy seeks to teach modern foreign languages using the classical trivium approach; laying a solid grammar foundation, then building on that through the logic and rhetoric stages.  Each class also contains elements of culture, history and geography to help bring the language alive. Russian 1 This is an introductory course focusing on the […]

Section: Languages   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Get to Know J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien has been hailed in some quarters as the “Author of the Century.” The readership of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit continues to swell well into the 21st century. Students who quickly discover that Tolkien was a first-class storyteller are then pleasantly surprised to find out that he was a first-class […]

Section: Literature   |   School: School of Rhetoric

A Closer Look at US History

The War for American Indepence, The Foundations of US Government, The War Between the States, The First World War

Don’t just study US history. Learn how to be the historian! In this series, we take a “closer look” at three of the great events of American history: the War for Independence, the War Between the States, and the First World War. A fourth course in the series examines the foundations of the US government […]

Section: History   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Chemistry Readiness (Summer)

This class is recommended for students who would like to take Wilson Hill’s chemistry classes this year who have not previously enrolled in Physics 1 or Honors Physics 1 (ASPC). Students enrolling in Chemistry will participate in the first 2 weeks of this summer prep class (Chemistry Readiness). The topics covered include math topics required […]

Section: Sciences, Summer   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Chemistry

Chemistry, Chemistry (Pre-AP/Honors), AP Chemistry

Chemistry This is a complete first-year high school chemistry course. It will provide students with an understanding of the properties of, and interactions between, different types of matter. Students will understand fundamental concepts concerning atoms, elements, and compounds. They will also comprehend the trends within the periodic table and how the atomic structure of elements […]

Section: AP Courses, Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Rhetoric

Rhetoric 1, Rhetoric Refresher (Summer), Rhetoric 2/Senior Thesis

Both Rhetoric courses carry the honors designation. Rhetoric 1 Rhetoric I introduces students to the concepts and practical principles of the ancient art of rhetoric, the third part of the classical Trivium. Drawn largely from Aristotle’s Rhetoric and Quintilian’s Institutio Oratoria, the course trains students in using and applying the classical rhetorical canons to a variety of spoken […]

Section: Composition   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Get to Know Fyodor Dostoevsky

Have you ever wrestled with the tough questions of life? How can there be a good God if there is so much evil in the world? What does Christianity have to do with my culture? What is the relationship between science and religion? What is at the heart of faith in Christ? Join me as […]

Section: Literature   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Pre-Calculus / Trigonometry

Pre-calculus/Trigonometry is a college preparatory course which builds on the foundations of Algebra 1 and 2. Topics covered include linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions, inequalities, trigonometric functions and triangle trigonometry, polar coordinates and complex numbers, and curve fitting and models. This course carries an honors designation. Prerequisites:  Algebra 2 Textbook:  Precalculus with Limits: A […]

Section: Math   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Biology

Biology (Honors), Marine Biology, AP Biology

Biology This is a rigorous introductory course in biology.  Taught from a Christian worldview using classical methodology, we will study the nature of life, including the chemical basis of living cells and some introduction to biochemistry. We will study cell structure and genetics, and evolutionary theory, with an overview of the five kingdoms and their […]

Section: AP Courses, Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Modern Literature & Thought

Having worshiped at the altar of unaided Reason in the 18th century, Western Man drifted toward a more subjective, emotionally-driven philosophy of progress and optimism in the 19th century. But a radical shift took place in the 20th century that extinguished the unbridled idealism of the 1800’s. At the same time, the West experienced a […]

Section: Humanities, Literature   |   School: School of Rhetoric

AP Courses

AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB, AP Latin, AP US Government

Wilson Hill Academy offers a variety of Advanced Placement® (AP®) courses approved by the College Board.  Details of the individual courses can be found on the appropriate summary pages.  Offerings include: Sciences AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Environmental Science Math AP Statistics AP Calculus AB Languages AP Latin Other AP US Government Note: AP® and […]

Section: Humanities, Languages, Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

AP Statistics

AP® Statistics is intended to provide a college level foundation in introductory statistics. Topics covered include: explore, model, and describe data, designing studies, probability, random variables, sampling distributions, estimating with confidence, significance testing, comparing populations, and inferences for distributions of categorical data. The course endeavors to give students a deeper understanding of how data is […]

Section: AP Courses, Math   |   School: School of Rhetoric

AP Calculus AB

This Advanced Placement® course will cover differential and integral calculus.  Topics covered include  functions and graphs, limits, continuity, derivatives and differentiability, applications of the derivative, curve sketching, related rates, implicit differentiation, parametric equations, Riemann sums, indefinite and definite integrals, techniques of integration, applications of integration, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and numerical approximations to definite […]

Section: AP Courses, Math   |   School: School of Rhetoric

AP Environmental Science

This is a year-long course designed to be the equivalent of a one-semester, introductory college course in environmental science. The course has a significant lab and field investigation component. Themes of Christian stewardship and sustainability are woven throughout the course, but always subject to the mandate God gave to Adam to “take dominion” over creation. […]

Section: AP Courses, Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Fundamentals of Logic (Summer)

This is a somewhat abbreviated version of the full-year Logic 1 class intended for new students who need to shore up their foundation in logic before moving on to Logic 2. It will also serve to fulfill one logic graduation requirement. Students will study forms of correct thinking, using traditional Aristotelian tools such as formal […]

Section: Composition, Summer   |   School: School of Logic, School of Rhetoric

Rhetoric Refresher (Summer)

This summer course is designed to reinforce the practical skills in video-delivered speeches and essays as well as reviewing the basic topics covered in Rhetoric 1. It is also appropriate for students who have not taken Rhetoric 1 with WHA but are enrolled in Rhetoric 2/Senior Thesis.

Section: Composition, Summer   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Get to Know Jane Austen (Summer)

Nothing is more important than relationships. Our relationship with God and our relationships with one another define and shape us. Jane Austen wrote six novels, all of which revolve around the centrality of relationships. Her engaging stories provide profound and unique insights into what it means to live a circumspect and godly life. Join me […]

Section: Literature, Summer   |   School: School of Rhetoric