When we started Wilson Hill Academy, one of our strongest desires was to provide science courses that are grounded in a biblical worldview and rigorous enough to prepare our students to excel in college-level science classes and beyond. That is part of why we have adopted the “Physics first” model for our School of Rhetoric science sequence.  See our short video that discussed how to engage the sciences as a Christ-follower.

Grammar of Science – Life Science

In keeping with the philosophy of encouraging wonder and equipping students with the tools of scientific study, Course 1: Life Science is intended to encourage a love for the natural world and the miracle of the human body. Students will be prepared for subsequent science courses through the development of good observation and note-taking skills, […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: Grammar School

Grammar of Science – Sky and Space

In keeping with the philosophy of encouraging wonder and equipping students with the tools of scientific study, Course 2: Sky and Space is designed to stimulate curiosity.  What is the optimal design for a model rocket? Will we colonize Mars in my lifetime? Why do Northerners have a “White Christmas” while Southerners decorate palm trees […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: Grammar School

Introduction to Earth Science

This 6th grade course is new for 2021-22 as part of our restructuring of the science sequence in 6th-8th grades.  It is not the same as the Earth Science (Bridge) class and is not challenging enough for 8th graders.   At Wilson Hill Academy we believe that teaching science in the grammar stage should equip […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: Grammar School

Introduction to Physics and Chemistry

This course develops a solid foundation in topics from physics and chemistry to equip grade 7 students for School of Rhetoric science courses. Topics include matter and atomic theory, energy, forces and motion, waves, sounds and light, electricity and magnetism, types of substances, compounds and chemical reactions. Students will learn a mastery based approach for […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Logic

Earth Science (Bridge)

NOTE: This class is being offered in 2021-22 as a “bridge” for students enrolled in either Life Science or Grammar of Science Course 3 at Wilson Hill Academy in the 2020-21 school year.  For details on the new Science sequence in 6th-8th grades, please see the Recommended Course of Study. Learn more about the place […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Logic

Introduction to Biology

This course develops a solid foundation in topics from biology to equip grade 8 students for School of Rhetoric science courses. Topics include cellular biology, genetics, microorganisms, fungi, plants, animals, and human organ systems. Students will carry out regular lab activities. Although students will not be required to submit formal lab reports, they will practice […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Logic

Physics 1

Physics 1 is an introductory physics course for students in grades 9 through 12. The course integrates history, mathematics, and technical communication skills. Through successful completion of this course, a student will be able to develop a mastery of the basic tools of physics, including fundamental concepts and applications, computational skills, and analytical skills. Concepts […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Physics 1 (Honors)

This is a rigorous physical science course intended for accelerated 9th grade students who have already completed Algebra I and are motivated toward honors-level study in science and mathematics. The course integrates history, mathematics, and technical communication skills. Through successful completion of this course, a student will be able to develop a mastery of the […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

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 affects […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Chemistry (Honors/Pre-AP)

This is an accelerated first-year chemistry course designed for students who have demonstrated an aptitude and enthusiasm for studying science. 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 […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

AP Chemistry

This course is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course usually taken during the first year of college. A student in this course will expand on material mastered in a first-year high school chemistry course: looking at more advanced explanations and theories of chemical properties and behavior, emphasizing a more mathematical approach […]

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

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 ecological […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Biology (Honors)

Honors Biology is designed for students who have a foundation in Physics and Chemistry and who are eager to apply that knowledge to the study of Biology. Students will learn basic biochemistry and its applications to cellular structure and function. Ultimately, students will gain a wonder and appreciation for the similarities and differences between organisms […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

AP Biology

This course has been formally authorized by the College Board to carry the AP® designation. It is a rigorous course and is recommended for high school juniors and seniors who have already completed a pre-AP level of biology. Students will learn to think scientifically, design experiments and draw connections between biology and other disciplines. The […]

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

AP Physics

Formerly taught as Physics 2 (Honors), this class will include work designed specifically as preparation for the AP® Physics exam beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. It remains an honors-level college preparatory class in Physics and will prepare students for success in their pursuit of science, engineering, or math at the college level. Students should […]

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

Grammar of Science: Pond Study (Summer)

At Wilson Hill Academy, we believe that teaching science in the grammar stage should equip students to begin thinking about God’s creation both Christianly and scientifically. This means reinforcing the child’s natural wonder for the world God created and helping each child see God’s glory as revealed in His creation: “For since the creation of […]

Section: Sciences, Summer   |   School: Grammar School

Grammar of Science: Nervous System (Summer)

At Wilson Hill Academy, we believe that teaching science in the grammar stage should equip students to begin thinking about God’s creation both Christianly and scientifically. This means reinforcing the child’s natural wonder for the world God created and helping each child see God’s glory as revealed in His creation: “For since the creation of […]

Section: Sciences, Summer   |   School: Grammar School

Earth Science: The Sun, Moon and Earth System (Summer)

In Earth Science, students learn more about the place we call home. We take an exciting ride through space, beginning with our solar system. We study the stars and planets (including a unit on rocketry) before moving on to look at various aspects of our finely tuned planet. Based on the full course, this mini-course […]

Section: Sciences, Summer   |   School: School of Logic

Intro to Javascript (Summer)

Students will be introduced to computer programming by creating 2-3simple, interactive applications in the browser using HTML, CSS, andJavascript. Although the class focuses on Javascript and the webbrowser, the concepts learned could be applied to many otherprogramming languages. No programming experience is necessary. July 19-29 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. 10-11:30 a.m. ET

Section: Sciences, Summer   |   School: School of Logic, 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