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English Composition 1: Premier
Cost: $230.00

Students learn and apply the principles of effective writing using Strunk & White's classic Elements of Style. The art of writing is explored from basic building blocks through construction of effective sentences and paragraphs, matters of organization and form, and correction of common problems.

  • Stage of Trivium: Rhetoric
  • Mode of Instruction: Synchronous
  • Suggested Grade Level: 9th grade
  • Offered: See Schedule under Getting Started tab on home page
  • Required Textbooks: Elements of Style -- 4th Edition & Easy Grammar Plus
English Composition 2: Premier
Cost: $230.00
This course builds on and expands the principles developed in Composition I in much greater depth. It includes individualized instruction in the elements of writing style with projects designed to assist the student in development of their unique style. Covers the Do's and Don'ts of effective writing.
  • Stage of Trivium: Rhetoric
  • Mode of Instruction: Synchronous
  • Suggested Grade Level: 9th grade
  • Offered: See Schedule Under Getting Started tab on home page
  • Required Textbooks: The Elements of Style by Strunk and White
Introduction to Debate: Premier
Cost: $230.00
In a very real sense debate studies are the culmination of the entire classical curriculum. They require the student to integrate a broad base of knowledge, with logic processes and rhetorical skills in such a manner as to defeat an opponent’s line of argumentation. In Debate I students learn and practice the principles of formal debate using Christy Farris’ excellent handbook, An Introduction to Argumentation and Debate. The course requires the purchase of the handbook and accompanying videos. The videos include a lecture on the principles of debate and example of a live debate with critique. Students are required to participate in an informal, keyboard debate on the Academy Debate Forum early in the trimester before participating in a live debate tournament via a debate club or organization in their own locale.
Rhetoric 1: Basic
Cost: $230.00

  • Stage of Trivium: Rhetoric
  • Mode of Instruction: Synchronous
  • Suggested Grade Level: 11th grade
  • Offered: See Schedule under Getting Started tab on home page
  • Optional Textbooks: Power of Persuasion by Peter Roise
Rhetoric 1: Basic, self-taught
Cost: $25.00

Rhetoric I covers the history and basic principles of rhetoric, a brief review of logic, and the skill of determining the structure of spoken communication (speeches, debates, arguments) and of written works of all kinds, from the sentence level to paragraphs to entire books. This course is designed to teach the student how to apply the principles of classical rhetoric to their own speech, writing, and communication. That includes the elements of the rhetorical situation and the available means of persuasion. The On-line text for this class was written by the instructor, Peter Roise, and is primarily based on classical rhetoric as represented in Aristotle's "Art of Rhetoric" and the "Ad Herenium."

Rhetoric 2: Premier
Cost: $230.00

Rhetoric 2 is a review of Peter Roise's "The Power of Persuasion" with an emphasis on practical application. The three exercises for each chapter are respectively an exercise in Theory (reviewing the material of the chapter) an exercise in Imitation (reading rhetorically effective authors), and an exercise in Practice (practicing the principles learned in the chapter, usually in writing assignments). This class starts with the classical definition of rhetoric and progresses to a discussion of how rhetorical theory applies in our own day and age.

  • Stage of Trivium: Rhetoric
  • Mode of Instruction: Synchronous
  • Suggested Grade Level: 12th grade
  • Offered: See Schedule under Getting Started tab on home page
  • Required Textbooks: Power of Persuasion by Peter Roise
Worldview Lab 1: Premier
Cost: $230.00

The Worldview Pillars course is designed to instill a spiritual context in which the Christian faith and all academic knowledge is understood. The course is organized around the five Pillars of the PEERS worldview test: Politics, Education, Economics, Religion & Social Issues. PEERS pre-test & post-test is recommended. The goal is to enable students to take their respective place in the Kingdom movement with a missional view toward expanding and transforming every field of knowledge so that it reflects the glory of Christ. The truth of Scripture is for all spheres of life, imparted as souls are redeemed for His glory and their joy, then sent on mission back to their sphere of influence and thus perpetuating the redemptive cycle.

Worldview Lab 2: Premier
Cost: $230.00
Course examines Islamic history and culture from the standpoint of sharing the gospel (good news) of Christ with Muslims. Students learn to relate the love of Christ to Muslims in Muslim culture. Emphasis is placed on the presuppositional approach to apologetics in answering objections and addressing essential teachings of the Qur'an. Students learn the basic elements of the Christian gospel to include use of the law to produce conviction of sin, the sacrificial death of Christ, repentance and faith in Christ. Over 30 practical methods of evangelism are presented for use in any culture. Ministry Practicum: 1) Students identify 50 Muslim names in local phone book and mail New Testament with invitation to read, 2) followup with phone call after 2-3 weeks, and 3) offer to drop by and answer questions for those who are reading (parental or pastoral participation required). (approximately $100 lab fee required for mailing)
  • Stage of Trivium: Rhetoric
  • Mode of Instruction: Synchronous
  • Suggested Grade Level: 11th grade
  • Offered: See Schedule under Getting Started tab on home page
  • Required Textbooks: Muslims and Christians at the Table, The Truth About Islam,
  • Optional Texbook: How to Transform Your Community for Christ
Worldview Lab 3: Premier
Cost: $230.00

The goal of this course is to evaluate and integrate philosophies undergirding the history of America and the West, arriving at the student's own comprehensive biblical worldview. The student traces streams of thought arising in Western Civilization and their influence on the emergence of American culture and the American constitutional settlement. Course summarizes and integrates Great Books reading program. This course is generally taken in the Senior year, following completion of the Great Books sequence and concurrent with the debate course. Students participate in weekly seminar interaction centered on discussion questions from "Discipling the Nations" and "Discipling Your Nation" (online). Participation in two debates, one On-line, and one in the local community is required. In addition the student explores his own role in Christ's Great Commission via a community practicum (where possible with a team of fellow students), with evaluation by community mentor.

  • Stage of Trivium: Rhetoric
  • Mode of Instruction: Synchronous
  • Suggested Grade Level: 12th grade
  • Offered: See Schedule under Getting Started tab on the home page
  • Required Textbooks: Online: Discipling Your Nation (digital) and Developing a Biblical Worldview by Dan Smithwick
Writing Readiness 1: Basic, self-taught
Cost: $25.00

An introduction to the skill of writing. This course covers elementary principles of clarity, vigor, usage, punctuation, parts-of-speech and structure. Addresses common abuses of words, phrases, and punctuation; the problem of wordiness; the necessity of supporting assertions; and the need for revision. Introduces the rudimentary importance of words for covenant children to understand, interpret, and enjoy the Word and the world God rules.

Writing Readiness 1: Premier
Cost: $230.00

  • Stage of Trivium: Grammar
  • Mode of Instruction: Synchronous
  • Suggested Grade Level: 7th grade
  • Offered: See Schedule under Getting Started on home page
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