Latin 1b

Instructor:  Vegas Harmon 
E-mail: vegasharmon@gmail.com
Phone:  971-285-0056

Course Description

This course is a continuation of Latin 1a, focusing on additional words and concepts from the classical world.  Instead of a textbook, this course uses some innovative tools to help master Latin with speed, effect and even fun.  It starts with vocabulary building using the Picta-Dicta platform in a game format that is intuitive and exciting for the student.   Vocabulary is taught in the context of the Natural World and features of everyday life in the world of ancient Rome.  This makes it the perfect complement for a course in the classical Great Books of Western Civilization.  The approach avoids word-for-word equivalents, teaching the student instead  “to think in the language” for lasting effect.

Natural World is a self-paced, integrative Latin vocabulary course. Learn English and Latin with descriptions and stories for over 400 concepts in Nature to establish an unparalleled foundation for later study in Latin, English literature, foreign languages, history, and the sciences.  Class discussion adds additional instruction in the mechanics of the Latin Language in preparation for advanced study. 

Premium Level:   There is an additional fee for students in the $1,000 Annual Tuition Program who desire more rigorous training in the mechanics of Latin reading and sentence structure, to include individual oral exams with the instructor.  Contact the academy for more details and pricing.

  • Tuition:      $275 Premier  
  • Grade:        7th
  • Mode:        Instructor         
  • Offered:     Fall                   
  • Textbook:  Picta-Dicta access lease              


Worldview Lab 1 - Discernment 

Instructor:  Pastor Paul Michael Raymond 
E-mail: pastor@HisGlory.us
Phone: 434-352-2667

Course Description

This course ties the worldview of 12 key thinkers to cinema and music from the post-modern era of humanistic despair.  A handful of seminal authors introduced in our Great Books series are examined in more detail with special emphasis given to their impact on popular culture.  Using a game format, students are transformed from passive consumers of post-modern movies and music to active critics able to discern the underlying philosophies.   These include the influence of humanism, eastern religion, Islam, Gnostic mystery religions of "the Synagogue of Satan," and much more.  

The textbook -- "Worldviews In Conflict" and Teacher's Guide by Keven Swanson -- devotes a chapter to each of 12 philosophical "pied-pipers."  Students are required to match 17 influential movies -- Matrix, Hunger Games, etc -- with the philosopher whose worldview they represent.  Likewise, for popular songs such as Mack the Knife, Imagine, and Disturbia.  They are also required to write a critical review of several of their own selections.

  • Tuition:      $275  Premier    OR       $25 Basic
  • Mode:        Asynchronous                Self-taught, computer graded
  • Offered:     Fal                                 Spring
  • Textbook:  See above, enrolled students get 40% discount code


Latin 1a

Instructor:  Vegas Harmon 
E-mail: vegasharmon@gmail.com
Phone:  971-285-0056

Course Description

Instead of a textbook, this course uses some innovative tools to help master Latin with speed, effect, and even fun.  It starts with vocabulary building using the Picta-Dicta platform in a game format that is intuitive and exciting for the student.   Vocabulary is taught in the context of the Natural World and features of everyday life in the world of ancient Rome.  This makes it the perfect complement for a course in the classical Great Books of Western Civilization.  The approach avoids word-for-word equivalents, teaching the student instead  “to think in the language” for lasting effect.

Natural World is a self-paced, integrative Latin vocabulary course. Learn English and Latin with descriptions and stories for over 400 concepts in Nature to establish an unparalleled foundation for later study in Latin, English literature, foreign languages, history, and the sciences.  Class discussion adds additional instruction in the mechanics of the Latin Language in preparation for advanced study. 

Premium Level:   There is an additional fee for students in the $1,000 Annual Tuition Program who desire more rigorous training in the mechanics of Latin reading and sentence structure, to include individual oral exams with the instructor.  Contact the academy for more details and pricing.

  • Tuition:      $275 Premier  
  • Grade:        7th
  • Mode:        Instructor         
  • Offered:     Fall                   
  • Textbook:  Picta-Dicta access lease