The course of study is to serve as a guide for what a student may take during grades 7 and 8 at Wilson Hill Academy. Options presented below are not exhaustive, and students are encouraged to mix and match from either option according to their specific interests and readiness.

Option 1

Grade 7 Grade 8
History Fundamentals of Western Civilization

The Story of History

World Geography
Literature Don’t Miss These Books: SOL Level 1 Don’t Miss These Books: SOL Level 2
English Language Arts Level 2 or Level 3 Language Arts Level 3 or

LA4: Fundamentals of Expository Writing

Logic* Fundamentals of Research & Presentation Logic 1
Math Math 7 Pre-Algebra
Science Life Science Earth Science
Language Fundamentals of Latin Latin 1
Theology The Bible
Electives Fine Arts, Music

Option 2

Grade 7 Grade 8
History The Great Conversation 1 The Great Conversation 2
Literature The Great Conversation 1 The Great Conversation 2
English Language Arts Level 3 LA4: Fundamentals of Expository Writing
Logic* Logic 1
Math Pre-Algebra Algebra 1
Science Life Science Earth Science
Language Latin 1 Latin 2
Theology The Great Conversation 1  The Great Conversation 2
Electives Fine Arts, Music

*Logic 1 may be taken in the 8th grade, but we have found that students often benefit from waiting until 9th grade for this course.  Fundamentals of Research & Presentation is a good option for those who want “pre-logic” or “pre-rhetoric” opportunities and are not enrolled in The Great Conversation and not yet ready for the challenges of formal logic.

February 1, 2016