Our Virtus upper grades program, Classical WorldView, is comprised of four high-school level classes. These classes are best suited for 9th through 10th graders, though classically trained 8th graders with prior Latin experience may apply. The following courses will be offered in the 2022/2023 academic year.
The frequent deductive reasoning required to learn and understand this highly inflected language serves to foster clear, logical thinking. In Latin I, students will practice forms, basic syntax, and vocabulary while working through simple readings and translations to help gain mastery of the language and graduate to reading unadapted texts.
Learning to define terms in logic and life is crucial to developing and maintaining a Biblical Worldview. With an emphasis on defining terms, Logic I students will practice the skills of clear reasoning and critical thinking through the study of formal logic.
Classical Composition I
The process of thinking through decisions, anticipating consequences, and arriving at an informed conclusion is vital in all communication, both oral and written. In Classical Composition I, Students will practice the tools of thinking and writing well, through the reading of modern-classic literature and short stories and the writing of persuasive essays.
Foundations in Science
Studying the history of scientific discovery helps us to understand how scientific knowledge has been building over the centuries and how it has brought us to where we are now. In Foundations in Science, students will practice research and debate skills while being introduced to some of the most important scientists and their discoveries, from the ancient Greeks to the modern era; while also developing the necessary thinking skills to sort out arguments in the creation-evolution debate.