High School: Grades 9-12

Following the approach in the Veritas Omnibus series and through teacher-led discussion, students analyze timeless works of the West. Students are trained to discern the antithesis between biblical ideas and man centered ideas. In a given year we cover Ancient Works, Medieval, or Modern Works. Juniors and seniors engage in a year- long thesis writing process, culminating in defending a thesis before a panel of faculty. Rhetoric students practice many types of speeches, writing in various styles, and incorporation of stylistic techniques.

Students also study music and Latin, math through Trigonometry and Calculus. We offer science courses through Chemistry and Physics. There is a strong emphasis on learning to read for ideas and enjoyment, learning to write clearly and to speak eloquently.

4 Year High School Curriculum Rotation

Year Grades Humanities Math Science Music/Language
2021-22 Lower Medieval Algebra I Physical Science Choir/Latin
Upper Medieval (Plus) Alg 2/Trig Chemistry
Year Grades Humanities Math Science Music/Language
2022-23 Lower Modern Algebra I Biology Choir/Latin
Upper Modern (Plus) Geometry/Calculus Physics
Year Grades Humanities Math Science Music/Language
2023-24 Lower Ancient I Algebra I Physical Science Choir/Latin
Upper Ancient I (Plus) Alg 2/Trig Chemistry
Year Grades Humanities Math Science Music/Language
2024-25 Lower Ancient 2 Algebra I Biology Choir/Latin
Upper Ancient 2 (Plus) Geometry/Calculus Physics

Year = Academic Year

Grades = Lower (9th/10th) and Upper (11th/12th) based on placement.

Math = 2 Math classes offered per year - rotated annually. Algebra 1 offered every year.

Science = 2 Science classes offered per year - rotated annually.

Humanities = 2 period class covering History, Literature, Bible, and English (4 Year Chronological Cycle)

Plus = Additional coursework assigned for students in the Upper level Humanities class.

Choir/Latin = School year split between 1/2 year of Latin & 1/2 year of Choir

PE = Meets 2:00 Mon & Fri for Herndon Campus Students

4 Year Humanities Course Book List

Bible
Genesis
1st and 2nd Samuel
Job
Luke & Acts
Exodus
1st and 2nd Kings
Proverbs
Matthew
Deuteronomy
1st and 2nd Corinthians
Psalms
John
Daniel
1st and 2nd Timothy
Ecclesiastes
Mark
Literature
Iliad (Homer)
The Republic (Plato)
Theban Trilogy (Sophocles)
Julius Caesar (Shakespeare)
Odyssey (Homer)
Last Days of Socrates
The Clouds (Aristophanes)
Aeneid (Virgil)
Inferno (Dante)
Canterbury Tales (Chaucer)
Macbeth (Shakespeare)
Paradise Lost (Milton)
A Tale of Two Cites (Dickens)
Moby Dick (Melville)
Huckleberry Finn (Twain)
Brothers Karamazov (Dostoevsky)
History
Codes of Ham & Moses
Herodotus
Plutarch Lives (Vol 1)
Early History of Rome (Livy)
Thucydides 1
Thucydides 2
Plutarch Lives (Vol 2)
Twelve Caesars (Suetonius)
The Church History (Eusebius)
Ecclesiastical History (Bede)
Kings of England (Malmesbury)
Book of Martyrs (Foxe)
Plymouth Plantation (Bradford)
Democracy in America (Tocqueville)
War Between the States (Dwyer)
Citizen Soldiers (Ambrose)