Language Arts

Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4: Fundamentals of Expository Writing

Writing instruction at WHA begins with Language Arts in the Grammar School and continues through the School of Logic and School of Rhetoric years, culminating in Rhetoric 2: Senior Thesis.  The primary goal of our writing process is to teach students how to write coherent, logical, and elegant essays.  To accomplish this, students need a […]

Section: Composition, Literature   |   School: Grammar School, School of Logic

The Story of History

19th Century America, 19th Century Europe, 20th Century

The Story of History series is intended to cover the flow of history from Bible times through the 20th century, providing students with a backdrop against which they can better engage in The Great Conversation. Students in the upper Grammar School or School of Logic will get to know the heroes, villains and key events […]

Section: History   |   School: Grammar School, School of Logic

Latin

Fundamentals of Latin, Latin 1, Latin 2, Latin 3, Latin Readings, AP Latin, Advanced Latin - Directed Study

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 transitional class which introduces students with little or no Latin background to the basics of Latin grammar […]

Fundamentals of Research & Presentation

Fundamentals of Research & Presentation introduces students to logic level research and presentation skills as they use the history of their own home area (state, province, or country) as the research content. Students will hone both their written and oral presentation skills and gain experience with computerized presentation tools as they develop clear, attractive, and […]

Section: Composition, History, Humanities   |   School: School of Logic

Life Science

What is it about living things that makes them alive?  Why do some plants grow in the desert and some animals live in the arctic? Why do we care about carbon dioxide anyway? Is strength and fitness inherited or can we improve our athleticism? In this course we will answer these questions and many more […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Logic

Pre-Algebra

Math 7, Pre-Algebra

WHA offers two “pre-algebra” options for students in the School of Logic.  More advanced students may choose to take Pre-Algebra in 7th grade before enrolling in Algebra 1 in 8th grade.  Other students may prefer to begin with Math 7, a continuation of the WHA Singapore Math series, before moving on to Pre-Algebra in 8th […]

Section: Math   |   School: School of Logic

Fundamentals of Western Civilization

Students sometimes struggle with understanding the historical timeline and the cause and effect of events within that timeline. Using both narrative history and appropriate historical fiction, this class will take the students through an overview of Western Civilization, helping them to understand and see God’s hand in History since creation. The class will dive into […]

Section: History, Humanities   |   School: Grammar School, School of Logic

Don’t Miss These Books!

Grammar Level, SOL Level 1, SOL Level 2

Perhaps nothing engages the heart and mind simultaneously like a really good book, and there are just some books in life that should not be missed! Don’t Miss These Books! presents a selection of excellent titles for grammar and middle school students to both enjoy and study. This sequence is created for students who are […]

Section: Literature   |   School: Grammar School, School of Logic

Earth Science

Learn more about the place we call home. Our survey of Earth Science promises to be an exciting ride through space, beginning with our solar system. We will study the stars and planets, including a unit on rocketry. Next, we set our sights on the composition and structure of the atmosphere surrounding Earth and how the […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Logic

World Geography

Have you ever stopped to think about how the geography of a region shapes its economy, government, and sometimes even religion? This class will take students through the continents while learning about culture, land forms, climates, resources, etc. Students will have the opportunity to make presentations, complete creative projects, and much more as they “travel […]

Section: History   |   School: School of Logic

The Great Conversation

The Great Conversation 1 - 6

The Great Conversation is a longstanding dialogue about universal experiences, historical events, and philosophical ideas. Contained in what are known as the Great Books, this dialogue encapsulates the questions that have been asked and answered since the beginning of time and has shaped every aspect of Western civilization. In The Great Conversation courses, we engage […]

Ancient Greek

Greek 1, Greek 2 (Readings)

WHA offers Ancient (Attic) Greek.  By starting with the more ancient form of the language, students will learn how to read classical texts as well as the Bible, written in the more recent Koine form. Greek 1 Greek 1 introduces students to the Ancient Greek language, which encompasses that of Biblical (Koine) Greek, and simultaneously explores […]

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

Algebra 1 & 2

Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Algebra 1 The wonder of mathematics is most truly observed and appreciated by students when they are led to transfer their concrete mathematical knowledge to abstract algebraic generalizations. A primary goal in Algebra I at WHA is to facilitate that vital transfer. Students cannot help but be inspired by the beauty of algebra as they […]

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

French

French 1, French 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. French 1 In French I, students begin to understand French […]

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

Spanish

Spanish 1 - 3, AP Spanish

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. 2020-2021 Spanish 1, 2, 3 & […]