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 springboard class which introduces School of Logic students with little or no Latin background to the basics […]

Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Fundamentals of Academic Writing hones the skills of the beginning academic writer. Students will practice the trajectory of the writing process from Invention (pre-writing) through final revisions to formal submission. In this way, they will gain greater proficiency in the art of writing well-crafted sentences, coherent paragraphs, and well-structured analytical and argumentative essays. Students will […]

Section: Composition   |   School: School of Rhetoric


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

At Wilson Hill Academy we have found that students do better by 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 […]

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 […]

Advanced Composition

Advanced Composition 1, Advanced Composition 2

New for the 2019-20 school year, the Advanced Composition courses provide robust and personal writing instruction for high school students.  Students will refine composition skills through imitative writing and essay construction, and practice emulating the voice of consummate authors by closely examining tone, diction, and syntax.  These courses also reinforce prior grammar instruction through the […]

Section: Composition   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Ancient Greek

Greek 1, Greek Readings

WHA will offer Ancient (Attic) Greek beginning in the fall of 2018.  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 is an introductory course into the Ancient Greek language […]

Section: Languages   |   School: School of Rhetoric

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 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 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 Logic, 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


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

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 (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 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, Honors Biology, Marine Biology, AP Biology

Biology This is an introductory course in biology. Taught from a Christian worldview using classical methodology, students will study the nature of life, including the chemical basis of living cells. We will study cell structure, function, division and genetics. Evolutionary theory will be discussed with care and consideration given to diverse opinions. An overview of […]

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

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 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 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

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

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

Learn to Love Poetry (Summer)

Could the mighty Anglo-Saxons have recounted the brave deeds of Beowulf in anything other than hard consonant sounds? Why is the death of Roland during the Battle of Roncevaux best told in the soft sounds of assonance? Oftentimes, the study of poetry begins with a historical lecture and works backwards to the poem itself. In […]

Section: Literature, Summer   |   School: School of Rhetoric