Classical WorldView

Our Virtus upper grades program, Classical WorldView, is comprised of high-school level classes. These classes are best suited for 9th through 12th graders, though classically trained 8th graders with prior Latin experience may apply. The following courses will be offered in the 2023/2024 academic year.

Latin I & Latin II

The frequent deductive reasoning required to learn and understand this highly inflected language serves to foster clear, logical thinking. In both Latin I and Latin II, 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.

Logic IA

Learning to define terms in logic and life is crucial to developing and maintaining a Biblical Worldview. With an emphasis on defining terms, Logic IA students will practice the skills of clear reasoning and critical thinking through the study of formal logic.

Classical Composition

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, 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.

Creation Science in the Physical World

The purpose of this two-year long course is to give students a unique opportunity to spend time interpreting scientific knowledge and studying the physical and natural sciences of the created world from a Christian perspective, using purely classical methods.. This interdisciplinary approach combines history, science, writing, math, and often Latin, together with oral and visual presentations, allowing students to integrate skills as well as subjects.  The depth and breadth of study is driven by each individual’s spirit of inquiry and willingness to seek answers to their questions.

American History

This year-long course is one of four in a series of comprehensive history programs aimed at teaching history from a Biblical perspective. Dave Raymond’s American History course applies a Christian worldview to the characters, events, theology, literature, art, and religious beliefs of the nation. In this class, students will watch video lessons (at home), participate in discussions, answer weekly questions, read primary source texts and supplemental literature, and prepare and present both written and hands-on projects.