The course of study is to serve as a guide for what a student may take during 4 years of high school at Wilson Hill Academy. Please see the Graduation Requirements for a list of required courses.  Honors level courses are indicated with (h) and Advanced Placement® with AP®.  Note also that there are two “tracks” in Math and Science, determined primarily by whether the student has completed Algebra 1 before the 9th grade.

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
History The Great Conversation 3  The Great Conversation 4 or 5 (h)  


The Great Conversation 5 or 6 (h)



The Great Conversation 6 (h)

and/or elective

The Great Conversation 1+4
(This class is intended for new 9th & 10th grade students with no prior experience with the series.)
 Electives: US History: War for American Independence (h)

US Government: Foundations (h)

Literature The Great Conversation (appropriate level) plus one or more optional electives

Get to Know CS Lewis

Get to Know J R R Tolkien


Get to Know Fyodor Dostoevsky (h)

Modern Literature & Thought (h)

Writing Advanced Composition 1



Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Advanced Composition 2 (h) (Rhetoric 1) (Rhetoric 2)
Logic & Rhetoric Logic 1* or 2 Logic 2 Rhetoric 1 (h) Rhetoric 2 with Senior Thesis (h)
Math (aggressive) Geometry Algebra 2 Pre-Calculus/ Trigonometry (h) AP Calculus AB


AP Statistics

Math (basic) Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2 AP Statistics


Pre-Calculus/ Trigonometry

Science (aggressive) Physics 1 (Honors) Chemistry (Pre-AP/Honors) AP Chemistry


Biology (Honors)

Physics 2 (Honors)


AP Biology


AP Environmental Science

Science (basic) Physics 1 Chemistry Biology
Language Latin Readings (h)


Next level in Latin sequence


and/or begin Greek or Spanish or other modern language

AP Latin


Greek 1 or 2


Spanish 1 or 2

Advanced Latin – Directed Study (h)


Greek 1 or 2


Spanish 2 or 3

Advanced Latin – Directed Study


Greek 2 or advanced study


Spanish 3 or 4

Theology  The Bible (Integrated in The Great Conversation series)
Apologetics (Get to Know Fyodor Dostoevsky) (h)
Electives Fine Arts, Music, Drama, etc.

AP Art History

Creative Writing

AP Computer Science Principles (prerequisite: Algebra 1)

Any of the literature (Get to Know series) or history (A Closer Look series) electives mentioned above

*Logic 1 may be taken in the 8th grade, but we have found that students often benefit from waiting until 9th grade for this course.

January 18, 2019

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