The course of study is to serve as a guide for what a student may take during 4 years of high school at Wilson Hill Academy. Please see the Graduation Requirements for a list of required courses. Advanced Placement® courses are marked with AP®.  Note also that there are two “tracks” in Math and Science, determined primarily by whether the student has completed Algebra 1 before the 9th grade.  The Honors Track is shown below.

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
Humanities

History, Literature, Theology

The Great Conversation 3 The Great Conversation 4 The Great Conversation 5 The Great Conversation 6

New to WHA*

The Great Conversation 1+4

Fundamentals of Academic Writing

The Great Conversation 5 The Great Conversation 6

English Composition

Advanced Composition 1 Advanced Composition 2

History Electives

US History: War for American Independence

US Government: Foundations

Literature Electives

Get to Know CS Lewis

Get to Know J R R Tolkien

Get to Know Fyodor Dostoevsky

Modern Literature & Thought

Logic & Rhetoric Logic 1 ** Logic 2 Rhetoric 1 Rhetoric 2/ Senior Thesis
Math
Advanced Geometry Algebra 2 Pre-Calclulus/ Trigonometry

and/or

AP Statistics

AP Calculus

and/or

AP Statistics

Basic Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2 AP Statistics
Science
Advanced Physics 1 (Honors) Pre-AP Chemistry AP Chemistry

and/or

Honors Biology

AP Physics

and/or

AP Biology

Basic Physics 1 Chemistry Biology
Languages
Latin Latin 3 Latin Readings AP Latin
Spanish Spanish 1 Spanish 2 Spanish 3 AP Spanish
French French 1 French 2
Greek Greek 1 Greek Readings (can be repeated for credit)
Fine Arts AP Art History

* The Great Conversation 1+4 is an option for students who are new to Wilson Hill Academy and have not been exposed to Homer and other writers from the classical period.  Fundamentals of Academic Writing is recommended for students who are new to the Wilson Hill Academy composition sequence or who have completed LA4 but need more confidence and practice.

** 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.

January 21, 2020

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