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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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,” […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]