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 Academic Writing

Fundamentals of Academic Writing focuses on formal academic writing for high school students new to Wilson Hill composition or LA4 students needing more confidence and practice. Students practice the trajectory of the writing process from prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing to final submission by mastering the skills of the first three canons of rhetoric: invention, […]

Section: Composition   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Logic

Logic 1, Logic 2 Readiness (Summer), Logic 2

At Wilson Hill Academy we have found that students benefit from postponing their Logic instruction until 9th grade. Logic 1 is open to 8th graders, however, and will count toward the Logic graduation requirement if taken in 8th grade, though no credit toward the minimum number of course credits will be awarded. Logic 1 Are […]

Section: Composition   |   School: School of Rhetoric

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 […]

Advanced Composition

Advanced Composition 1, Advanced Composition 2

Advanced Composition 1 Advanced Composition 1 provides robust and personal writing instruction for high school students. They will refine composition skills through imitative writing and essay construction. Students practice emulating the voice of consummate authors by closely examining tone, diction, and syntax. This course reinforces prior grammar instruction through the analysis of complex sentence structures. […]

Section: Composition   |   School: School of Rhetoric

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

Physics

Physics 1, Physics 1 (Honors), AP Physics

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, and 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: AP Courses, Sciences   |   School: 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 & […]

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

Dynamic, engaging instruction defines Geometry at WHA. This course provides students with the needed tools to engage analytically with their everyday surroundings as they develop spatial reasoning and problem-solving skills. Real-life applications are used to illustrate geometric concepts in the orderliness of Creation that will inspire love and wonder for this branch of mathematics.  The […]

Section: Math   |   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

Get to Know Flannery O’Connor (Summer)

In her brief life, Flannery O’Connor wrote two novels and more than 30 short stories that continue to shock and confound readers. O’Connor was a serious theologian and a remarkably gifted writer. Her stories provide perspectives on Christ and the gospel designed to wake up a post-war generation that was giving up hope in objective […]

Section: Literature, Summer   |   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 the great events of American history and examine the foundations of the US government in more detail.  While most history courses present students with an already written and interpreted historical narrative, this series gives students […]

Section: History   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Chemistry Readiness (Summer)

This self-paced course is designed to meet the needs of students who are registered for WHA Chemistry or WHA Honors (Pre-AP) Chemistry but have not taken the prerequisite WHA Physics or Honors Physics course. In this course, students will work through progressive modules designed to introduce specific topics from the Physics course that will be […]

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 Wendell Berry (Summer)

Who deserves the honor of being America’s foremost cultural commentator and critic? A politician? A journalist? A professor at an Ivy League school? How about a farmer? Wendell Berry (1934-present) is, first and foremost, a farmer who calls Kentucky home. But he’s not just any farmer. As a young man, Mr. Berry abandoned a promising […]

Section: Literature, Summer   |   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 is an honors-designated college preparatory course that combines knowledge of Algebra, with its equations and functions, and Geometry, with its visual representations and trigonometric concepts, into a cohesive foundation that prepares the student for the study of Calculus. Because functions are the foundation of Calculus, this course has been specifically developed to give math […]

Section: Math   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Biology

Biology, Honors Biology, Marine Biology, AP Biology

Biology This introductory course in biology is taught from a Christian worldview using classical methodology. Students study the nature of life and the chemical basis of living cells as well as cell structure, function, division and genetics. An overview of the five kingdoms is presented, and students consider representative organisms from each kingdom 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 1800s. 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 Computer Science Principles, AP Art History

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 Physics AP Environmental Science AP Computer Science Principles Math AP Statistics AP Calculus AB Languages AP Latin AP […]

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

AP Statistics

This college level introductory course endeavors to give students a deeper understanding of how data is gathered, displayed, and analyzed so that they can begin to engage a culture and society that relies on statistics for decision making. The instructor expects students to engage actively with current issues and to perform statistical analyses regarding these […]

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

AP Computer Science Principles

How do computer science principles fit with a classical Christian education?  We’re glad you asked. According to the official description (found here), “AP Computer Science Principles offers a multidisciplinary approach to teaching the underlying principles of computation.”  It addresses the “big ideas” of computer science, including programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets and more.  Students […]

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

AP® Calculus AB

This college-level introductory course covers differential and integral calculus. Topics covered include functions and graphs, limits, continuity, derivatives and differential ability, 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