Community wide we choose our materials for most classes based on the time period of focus. Our curriculum is taught as a “core” with “corework” required to be completed at home by students on a weekly basis in all classes considered a “core”. Homeschooling parents will be helping students to complete assignments and work through the curriculum on days they are not on campus.
Grades K-10th Curriculum
- Great Books– This literature class is taught from selected Great Books lists specific to grade level. Upper grammar school will have reading assigned outside of class. Exploration of literature through the use of a story board, socratic discussion, written narrations, and embodied learning elements, all meant to deepen the student’s experience and understanding of the material discussed.
- History/Humanities – using the Story of the World, and Guerber’s History series by Christine Miller as our spine, students will explore the main events of history relative to the current history cycle through discussion, hands on projects, and in class celebrations. High school will explore the ideas of great thought incorporating a lens of history, literature, theology and philosophy to gain a greater understanding of the story of man/God through time.
- Latin/Spanish – will be taught using Song School Latin for upper elementary I, which is geared towards children starting their Latin studies and meant to be a fun introduction to Latin. Upper Elementary II will learn Latin for Children Primer A, Upper III will use Logos 2, and Logic School will be doing Latin Alive (Part 1 and 2). High school offers Latin II. Spanish 1 is offered an alternative to students in 9th grade and up.
- Writing & Rhetoric – Students through Logic school will use the Writing & Rhetoric curriculum by Classical Academic Press. Students will learn the elements of good writing as they progress through the classical exercises of the progymnasmata. Students will also be given opportunity to develop and practice rhetorical skills throughout the year.
- Grammar/Poetry – Students will be taught grammar in Upper Elementary I, II, & III with an overview of basic grammar and sentence analysis, including sentence diagramming. Memoria Press Recitation I, II, III are our main sources. Students will also learn grammar in an integrated context as part of their writing class and poetry. Poetry will be taught using literary devices, poetry reading & writing and culminate in a poetry cafe’ learning celebration.
- Science Experimentation – A hands on class, seeking to expose students to the wonder of science through vocabulary, and experimentation using the scientific method in practice. Our source text will be Berean Builders for students in upper grammar classes and students will participate in science experimentation and demonstration weekly. Logic school will be utilizing Rainbow’s General Sciences book with weekly lab time for experimentation. High School uses Science Shepherd for Biology, and Spectrum Chemistry.
- Math – Upper Elementary I, II, III – We use non-common core aligned Math Mammoth series from 1st through 6th grades. This conceptual math program prepares student to be strong mathematicians, as later applied to subjects such as Chemistry and upper level maths. Logic school will choose between Principles of Mathematics I or II (Pre-Algebra) class or Algebra 1. High school classes offer Harold Jacobs math programs – Algebra 1 or Geometry.
- Logic– Logic School A class will focus on introducing logic and logical fallacies with class discussion using The Art of Argument curriculum. Logic School B will use The Argument Builder curriculum in the 2nd semester of their writing class. High school uses Discovery of Deduction.
- Fine Arts – A Schole’ approach to fine art through art appreciation, exploration of fine artists, and learning to master the fundamentals of art through art projects and professional instruction in techniques. All levels of classes will experience art from K-8th and an elective for high school.
- Music Theory/Instrument – Lower elementary begins with music and movement in K and then music theory in 1st and 2nd grade begins the incorporation of the glockenspiel through 3rd grade. Upper elementary through high school will explore chorale singing through musical theater.
- Theater – This class will use theater games and skits to help students learn the elements and skills of theater. Theater is all year long with an end of the year production.
- Nature Study – This class is for K-6th grade, and will range from outdoor exploration seeking to impart awe and wonder at God’s world in which we live, to outdoor exploration through discovery, identification, classification, nature journaling and in class research.