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Counting and Probability
One-semester course (Spring). This class is ideal for students who have mastered the basics of Algebra and want to explore creative problem solving. The class will strengthen the student’s ability to wrestle with tough problems and explain answers in words. Topics include but are not limited to: permutations, combinations, Pascal’s Triangle, basic combinatorial identities, expected value, fundamentals of probability, geometric probability, the Binomial Theorem, and more.
Introduction to Number Theory
One-semester course (Summer). This course will be a challenging introduction to number theory, a look at how integers work, how they can work together, and what patterns we can create. We will cover primes and composites, base numbers, modular arithmetic, linear congruences, special numbers such as palindromes, and much more.
Astronomy for the Logic Stage
Single-semester course (Spring only). This class studies astronomy at a logic-stage level. Students will use various internet-based sources, time lines, summaries, and outlines to learn about astronomy, from the earliest stargazing to the newest scientific discoveries.
One-Semester Course (Fall and Spring). This course will provide an in-depth exploration of biological phenomena through laboratory investigation. In the Fall, students will conduct experiments related to the topics of ecology, biochemistry, cell structure and function, and bioenergetics. In the Spring, students will conduct experiments related to the topics of heredity, natural selection, plant diversity, invertebrate diversity, and vertebrate diversity. Course content includes but is not limited to study and application of the experimental method, composition of lab reports, peer review, and presentation of lab results. Biology Lab may be taken in the Fall, the Spring, or in both the Fall and Spring.
One-Semester Course (Fall and Spring). This course will provide an in-depth exploration of chemistry phenomena through laboratory investigation. Students will conduct experiments related to basic chemistry topics, including ideal gas properties, principles and properties of chemical reactions, solubility and pH, and thermochemistry. Course content includes, but is not limited to, studying and applying the experimental method, composing lab reports, engaging in peer review with classmates, and presenting lab results.
Anatomy and Physiology Lab
One-Semester Course (Fall and Spring). This course will provide an in-depth exploration of human anatomy and physiology through laboratory investigation. Students will conduct investigations related to the topics of cell structure and function, skeletal system structure and function, muscle physiology, and nervous system physiology. Course content includes but is not limited to study and application of the experimental method, composition of lab reports, peer review, and presentation of lab results. Anatomy and Physiology Lab may be taken in the Fall, the Spring, or in both the Fall and Spring.
One-Semester Course (Fall and Spring). This course will provide an in-depth exploration of physical phenomena through laboratory investigation. Students will conduct experiments related to basic physics topics, including force and motion, energy and thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and optics. Course content includes, but is not limited to, studying and applying the experimental method, composing lab reports, engaging in peer review with classmates, and presenting lab results.
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.
Lifeways in Different Cultures
Single-semester course (Spring only). This course explores the diversity of human culture. Through the use of ethnographic examples, we will learn about a variety of societies and cultures around the world. Students will also learn basic concepts and methods in cultural anthropology in order to view these societies and cultures – as well as their own – from an anthropological perspective.
One-semester course (Spring). In this course, students will go through a representative collection of some of Shakespeare’s most enduring plays, with a focus on enjoyment and appreciation of the Bard’s work. They will examine Shakespeare within his own context, how his works derive and relate to earlier literature and history, and Shakespeare’s prolific legacy in our world today.
Foundational Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind
Single-semester course. Basic English grammar crash course: a survey of essential grammar concepts and skills, for students who do not have a solid grasp of basic grammar. Parts of speech and their uses, mechanics, verb tenses, and fundamental skills in diagramming.
Basic Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind
Single-semester course. For students who have a solid understanding of basic grammar concepts. Builds on foundational skills and explores the definitions and functions of all parts of speech, reinforces mechanics, enhances understanding of verb tenses, and practices fundamental skills in diagramming.
Intermediate Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind
Single-semester course. English grammar course for students who have an understanding of parts of speech and their functions but have not studied more advanced sentence structure. We will cover phrases, clauses, complex sentence structure, sentence transformations, and advanced diagramming.
Advanced Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind
Single-semester course. A truly advanced English grammar course for students who have mastered basic and intermediate concepts but have not studied advanced sentence structure and function. We will cover modifiers, advanced verbs, troublesome grammatical elements, and diagramming.
Creative Writing for the Logic Stage
Single-semester course with full-year option. Creative Writing for the Logic Stage is a semester-long elective course that will meet once per week. We will be exploring different aspects and genres of creative writing through analysis of an assortment of readings and completing various writing exercises.
Study Skills with Introduction to Online Learning (Summer)
Summer course. This course will cover the basics of successfully participating in and completing an online class. We will cover navigating the online classroom environment, engaging in productive online discussions, and computer literacy. The course will also emphasize note taking, time management, meeting deadlines, study strategies, and personal organization skills that can be applied in all class settings.
Study Skills for the Logic Stage
Single-semester course. This course will provide direct instruction in such basic academic skills as close reading, note-taking, material review, and quiz and test preparation. The course will also emphasize study routines, strategies for meeting deadlines, personal organization, filing and storage of academic materials, and time management.
Kinesiology and Nutrition I
Single-semester course (Fall only). Kinesiology and Nutrition I introduces the student to the knowledge, resources, and skills necessary to maintain a healthy physical lifestyle, with a particular focus on the intentional development of habits in the areas of movement and nutrition.
Kinesiology and Nutrition II
Single-semester course (Spring only). Kinesiology and Nutrition II challenges the student to grow the knowledge, practice, and skills necessary to live an active lifestyle with healthy nutrition. The goal of the course is the development of valuable health and fitness habits, along with the habit of constant self-evaluation. This course may be taken alone, or as the second in a series of health-related courses. Students who have previously taken Kinesiology and Nutrition I will build upon what was presented in that class, but this course may also be taken as a standalone.
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