2020 Spring Registration is Open!

Spring registration is open.

Some of our full-year courses will be open to transfer students – registration begins on Tuesday, November 19th. Please review our full transfer tutorial to ensure your student is prepared before classes begin.

Step 1: Review – Find Payment Plan, Waitlist, and Refund policies on our Tuition page.
Step 2: Research – View course descriptions, syllabi, and textbooks below. Search for specific classes using filters.
Step 3: Register – Click the button below to view instructors, class times, and available seats!

Please note: Summer classes began June 10 and Summer Grace Period ended June 30th. Fall classes start August 19 and Fall Grace Period ends September 15th.

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History of the Medieval World

Full-year course. A survey of medieval nations from 476 through 1453, covering the disintegration of the Roman empire, the rise of the Holy Roman empire, the struggle between papacy and nations, the origins of the modern nation-state, and the rediscovery of Aristotle that led to the Renaissance. When taken in combination with our Medieval and Renaissance Literature course, this provides the integrated Great Books and History coverage recommended in The Well-Trained Mind.

History of the Renaissance and Early Modern World

Full-year course. A survey of world history from the capture of Constantinople until 1800, covering the European Renaissance, the Reformation, European explorations in the New World, the rise of slavery and African resistance, the Elizabethan Age, unification and isolation in Japan and China, the Moghul empire of India, Ottoman threats to the West, the Enlightenment, the American Revolution and establishment of the United States, the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror, the foundations of the British empire, and the increasing influence of industrialization. When taken in combination with our Literature of the Early Modern World course, students will receive the integrated Great Books and History coverage recommended in The Well-Trained Mind.

U.S. History

Full-year course. U.S. History explores the dynamic encounters between the competing cultural ideals, economic drives, political affiliations, and ethical dilemmas which form the foundation of American life, from the colonial era through the Cold War. When taken in combination with our Literature of the New World course, students will receive the integrated Great Books and History coverage recommended in The Well-Trained Mind.

Advanced U.S. History

Full-year course. This course will prepare students to take the College Board’s Advanced Placement U.S. History Exam. When taken in combination with our Literature of the New World course, students will receive the integrated Great Books and History coverage recommended in The Well-Trained Mind.

Literature of the Ancient World

Full-year course. A survey of writing from the earliest written stories (with attention to their origins as oral tales) through the late classical/early medieval masterworks. When taken in combination with our Ancient History course, this provides the integrated Great Books and History coverage recommended in The Well-Trained Mind.

Literature of the Medieval and Renaissance Worlds

Full-year course. A survey of the most important works from the later Church Fathers through the sixteenth century/Elizabethan era. When taken in combination with our Medieval History course, this provides the integrated Great Books and History coverage recommended in The Well-Trained Mind.

Literature of the Early Modern World

Full-year course. A survey of literature, from the “first novel” through 1800. When taken in combination with History of the Renaissance and Early Modern World, students will receive the integrated Great Books and History coverage recommended in The Well-Trained Mind.

Rhetoric I

Full-year course. The first year of a 3-year high school sequence. Read about our rhetoric sequence here. Introduction to the techniques of persuasive writing. Drawing on the extensive written tradition stretching from Plato to Montaigne, this course teaches students how to order their thoughts and words in the great patterns set down over the last few thousand years–patterns which are enriching and powerful.

Rhetoric II

Full-year course. The second year of a 3-year high school sequence.Read about our rhetoric sequence here. Based on Thomas Kane’s New Oxford Guide to Writing and incorporating other classic rhetoric texts, this course follows our Rhetoric I class.

Rhetoric III

Full-year course. The third year of the Academy’s 3-year high school sequence. Read about our rhetoric sequence here. This course follows our Rhetoric II class. The focus is on writing mature argumentative essays across a number of topics and in different contexts; advanced skills in research and citation; analysis of modern scholarly essays, advertisements, and other contemporary forms. The materials used in this course are intended for mature high school students.

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