The course of study is to serve as a guide for what a student may take during grades 7 and 8 at Wilson Hill Academy. Options presented below are not exhaustive, and students are encouraged to mix and match from either option according to their specific interests and readiness.

Option 1 (Advanced Track)

Grade 7 Grade 8

Integrated Humanities

History, Literature, Theology

The Great Conversation 1 The Great Conversation 2
English Composition & Literature Language Arts Level 3 LA4: Fundamentals of Expository Writing
Pre-Rhetoric Fundamentals of Research & Presentation
Math Math 7 or Pre-Algebra Algebra 1
Science Introduction to Physics & Chemistry* Introduction to Biology*
Language Latin 1 Latin 2
Electives Fine Arts, Music, World Geography & History

Option 2

Grade 7 Grade 8
History Story of History: 20th Century World Geography & History
English Composition & Literature Language Arts Level 2

or

Language Arts Level 3

Language Arts Level 3

or

LA4: Fundamentals of Expository Writing

Pre-Rhetoric Fundamentals of Research & Presentation
Math Math 7 Pre-Algebra
Science Introduction to Physics & Chemistry* Introduction to Biology*
Language Fundamentals of Latin** Latin 1
Electives Fine Arts, Music

* The science sequence in grades 6-8 is being revised for school year 2021-22.  Introduction to Physics & Chemistry is a new course covering many of the topics formerly covered in Grammar of Science: Course 3 but at a slightly higher level.  Introduction to Biology is also new.  For 2021-22 only, we will also offer the discontinued 8th grade Earth Science course as a bridge for students who took Life Science in 7th grade or Grammar of Science: Course 3 in 6th grade last year.  Introduction to Earth Science is the new 6th grade science recommendation.

** Fundamentals of Latin is for students who have never had Latin before or who struggled with the Primer Series.  There is no prerequisite for Latin 1.

January 10, 2021