RHETORIC

9th - 12th Grades
Year One

Humanities: Antiquity

 

Language: Language: Hebrew/Greek

 

Choir focus: OT, Hebrew songs

 

Theatre focus: Greek tragedies

 

Math: Algebra I

 

Science: Physics

 

Formal Aristotelian rhetoric

Year Two

Humanities: Christendom


Language: Spanish I


Choir focus: Madrigal, Plainsong, Latin songs


Theatre focus: Shakespeare


Math: Geometry, Personal Finance


Science: Biology

Year Three

Humanities: Americas


Civics/Leadership


Language: Spanish II


Choir focus: Spirituals, Early American folk music


Theatre focus: Romantic Poets


Math: Algebra II


Science: Chemistry

 Year Four

Humanities: Modernity

 

Language: Student's choice

 

Choir focus: Jazz, Blues
and Pop

 

Theatre focus: Rise of musical theater

 

Math: Economics

 

Science: Technology

 

Formal Logic

 

Career planning

High School level Latin I and II is usually finished by 8th grade. P.E. and sports are accomplished through local club sports, local public schools, dance, hiking, skiing, etc. Students are encouraged to find mentors in our community or online that can help inspire them in their particular area of giftedness.

 
CURRICULUM USED

 

Humanities: Teacher created. Resources include: Tapestry of Grace and Gileskirk (Humanities in a comprehensive course and encompasses English, literature, art, music philosophy, religion, geography and American/World history)

 

Science: Novare

 

Math: McDougal Littel

Writing: Institute for Excellence in Writing

 

Rhetoric and Logic: Memoria Press

 

Latin: Memoria Press

 

 

Liberty Classical Academy course offerings over a four-year span by subject:

 

Humanities: Antiquities, Christendom, Americas, Modernity

 

Math: Algebra I and II, Geometry, personal finance, economics.

 

Science: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, technology.

 

Writing Focus: Five paragraph essays, research paper, composition, creative writing, short stories.

 

Theater: Greek tragedies, Shakespeare, romantic poets, rise of musical theater.

 

Choir: OT, Hebrew, madrigal, plainsong, Latin songs, spirituals, early American folk music, jazz, blues and pop.

 

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 

A minimum of 25 credits is required for a Liberty Classical Academy diploma.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Humanities is a comprehensive course and encompasses English, literature, art, music philosophy, religion, geography, and American/World history.

 

Four Years of Humanities:

• Year 1 and 2 (World History, Geography)

• Year 3 and 4 (American History, Geography, Civics)

 

Other 8 Credits: 

2 Piano/Music/Drama


1 Art


1 Recreation/Fitness


1 Service Learning


1 Technology


1 Work Study

 

.5 Senior Project


.5 Other Electives

8 Humanities*


2 Math


2 Science


3 Latin/Foreign Languages


1 Biblical Studies


.5 Rhetoric

 

.5 Logic

Core 17 Credits: 

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