Oceanography (Summer)

Learn the basics of Oceanography and the methods oceanographers use to collect data to answer marine ecological questions. Rapid immersion in the physical, biological, chemical, and geological aspects of oceanography will be presented. Learn to SCUBA dive, collect data, and the basics of data analysis. For students interested in acquiring PADI certification and willing to […]

Section: Sciences, Summer   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Habits of a Successful Student (Summer)

This course will introduce the habits of a successful student by working through a range of topics such as setting up a workspace, time and task management, note taking and active reading skills. By considering these tools and behaviours, students will be ready to implement strategies in class and in their independent study time to […]

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

Don’t Miss These Books: Grammar: Homer Price (Summer)

This 4-lesson mini-course on Homer Price is based on the “Don’t Miss These Books: Grammar Level” class. More than anything else, the “Don’t Miss These Books” series is designed to encourage the love of great books and great stories as an essential preparation for future courses in the language arts (Language Arts 1-4 and The […]

Section: Literature, 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. It is 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

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

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

Language Arts Level 1: Old Yeller (Summer)

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: Literature, Summer   |   School: Grammar School

Story of History: Westward Expansion (Summer)

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, Summer   |   School: Grammar School, School of Logic

Story of History: World War 1 Begins (Summer)

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, Summer   |   School: Grammar School, School of Logic

Story of History: World War 2 Begins (Summer)

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, Summer   |   School: Grammar School, School of Logic

Beginning Guitar (Summer)

In Beginning Guitar, students learn to read standard musical notation, to play simple classical fingerstyle guitar pieces, and to strum or to pick ten to fifteen basic chords. Together, these three skills provide students with a strong foundation for continued study in a variety of musical styles. Required Texts: 1. A Modern Approach to Classical […]

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

Introduction to Western Art (Summer)

This summer course will examine 7 masterpieces of Western art and architecture in detail, showing how they manifest the worldview and social conditions of their creators, and serving as a practicum for Christian interpretation and study of art. Students will “learn to look” and grow in their ability to analyze and appreciate art. The summer […]

Section: Humanities, Summer   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Get to Know T. S. Eliot (Summer)

This class provides an introduction to some of the major works of poetry and prose by T.S. Eliot. A late convert to high Anglicanism, Eliot spent his pre-conversion years producing poetry that reacted to the World Wars and the nihilism of the modern age. After his conversion, he produced his self-proclaimed masterwork, “The Four Quartets,” […]

Section: Literature, Summer   |   School: School of Rhetoric

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.

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

Pioneer Kids (Summer)

Travel back to the pioneer childhood days of Laura and Almanzo on the American prairie. Bring their stories to life as you draw their homes, eat their meals, play school, re-create pastimes and toys, and practice pioneer manners. Create a final project patch-working all your learning for a keepsake to treasure. *Students need to read […]

Section: History, Summer   |   School: Grammar School

Delighting in Poetry (Summer)

Robert Frost maintained that “Poetry begins in delight and ends in wisdom,” and Delighting in Poetry Summer Course will aim to do just that! We will examine Emily Dickinson’s obscure fragment poems, as well as read and discuss several of her more well-known poems. Next, we will romp through some unconventional poems, and then we […]

Section: Literature, Summer

Grammar Latin Club (Summer)

Salvete Discipuli! If you just finished Grammar Latin I, II, or III or Fundamentals of Latin, this is the class for you. Let’s chant and practice our declensions, conjugations, and vocabulary. Games, songs, and activities with your Latin Amicis will have you ready to roll this fall!

Section: Languages, Summer   |   School: Grammar School, School of Logic

Get Ready Grammar (Summer)

This course will provide students with a solid foundation and review to help prepare them for LA3, LA4, or FOAW whether they are new or returning students. Using instructor provided materials, students will work through grammatical concepts such as phrases and clauses, the 8 parts of speech (definitions and usage), helping verbs and verb phrases, […]

Section: Composition, Summer   |   School: School of Logic

Lingua Latina (Summer)

Students will work through the first half of Lingua Latina, covering the basics of Latin grammar, vocabulary and syntax. Students will spend time reading Latin, answering questions in Latin, translating Latin, as well as memorizing a significant portion of Latin vocabulary. This will be a very intensive course with a small class size and will […]

Section: Languages, Summer   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Latin Enrichment (Summer)

Build basic Latin skills and confidence through review, practice, games, and conversation. A small amount of adapted Vulgate reading will be included. This course will be best suited for students who have completed Latin 1.

Section: Languages, Summer   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Latin Vulgate (Summer)

Simply enjoy Latin as you read, translate, and discuss portions of the Latin Vulgate. This course will be best suited for students who have completed at least Latin 2. Depending on the student’s needs or desires, they may sign up for both Latin Enrichment and Latin Vulgate as the two courses will complement each other.

Section: Languages, Summer   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Foundations of Greek (Summer)

This class will introduce students to the Greek alphabet, highlights of Greek etymology (including scientific names of animals and terms from anatomy and medicine), and the beginnings of Greek grammar (the case system and the present-tense active verb). Latin is not a prerequisite, but the course will point out similarities to Latin for students who […]

Section: Languages, 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

Algebra 2 Readiness (Summer)

This is a summer Algebra 1 refresher course intended for students who need to improve or refresh their Algebra 1 skills before entering Geometry or Algebra 2 in the fall. The course will generally follow the concepts taught in Algebra 1, but will involve material developed by the teacher for this specific application. Students who […]

Section: Math, Summer   |   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

Logic 2 Readiness (Summer; Live)

This is a somewhat abbreviated version of the full-year Logic 1 class intended for new students who need to shore up their foundation in logic before moving on to Logic 2. Students will study forms of correct thinking, using traditional Aristotelian tools such as formal proofs and truth tables. Students will also be conversant in […]

Section: Composition, Summer   |   School: School of Logic, School of Rhetoric

Logic 2 Readiness (Summer; Self-Paced)

This is a somewhat abbreviated version of the full-year Logic 1 class intended for new students who need to shore up their foundation in logic before moving on to Logic 2. Students will study forms of correct thinking, using traditional Aristotelian tools such as formal proofs and truth tables. Students will also be conversant in […]

Section: Composition, Humanities, Summer   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Get to Know Jane Austen (Summer)

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Wilson Hill student in possession of summer vacation must be in want of a class about Jane Austen! Using lively classroom conversations, discussion boards, and student presentations, this class will explore the 19th century social lives of the English gentry. By studying all six of Austen’s engaging […]

Section: Literature, Summer   |   School: School of Rhetoric