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Trivium

Mrs. Eleonore Wagner / 1 Credit / $400

Creative writing is at its core a language. It, like all languages, has structure, rules, and an etymological history-therefore, to write effectively, you must learn to speak the language of creativity. We learn languages by reading, imitating, and speaking that language. In this class, we will begin by reading some of the most fundamental and ancient creative works in history-the Psalms and ancient epics. We will read and imitate the techniques found in the Psalms, Beowulf, and the writings of Virgil and Homer, focusing on meter and language. We will also focus on composing pieces inspired by those techniques, and will study the various ways in which writers find inspiration, joy, and passion for their work! Learn More

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Trinity
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

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Mrs. Liz Ekblad / 1 Credit / $400

Grammar, the foundation for language, includes the building blocks to effective communication, both spoken and written. In this course, students will review and master basic language skills necessary for clear writing and argumentation at the secondary level and beyond. Students will diagram sentences to understand sentence construction, as well as complete some spelling and word study. This course will provide a foundation for students intending to progress to Logic I and II, Rhetoric I and II, and Speech/Debate. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 6-9

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Mrs. Liz Ekblad / 1 Credit / $400

Grammar, the foundation for language, includes the building blocks to effective communication, both spoken and written. In this course, students will review and master basic language skills necessary for clear writing and argumentation at the secondary level and beyond. Students will diagram sentences to understand sentence construction, as well as complete some spelling and word study. This course will provide a foundation for students intending to progress to Logic I and II, Rhetoric I and II, and Speech/Debate. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: Grammar I
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 6-9

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Rev. Jason Braaten / 1 Credit / $400

God created man with the ability to reason so that man could communicate with God and one another: “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord” (Is 1:18). The right use of reason draws proper conclusions from other information and opens the mind so that it can close upon what is true, what is good, and what is beautiful. In this course, students will be introduced to formal logic: the science and art of reasoning well. Logic as a science discovers universal rules and principles. Logic as an art teaches students to apply those rules and principles in a variety of situations. The student will learn the difference between an argument and an explanation, the difference between deduction and induction, and the differences among truth, validity, and soundness in argumentation. He will learn effective methods of analysis and criticism, developing the ability to think critically, as well as learn the basis of the construction of arguments. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 7-12

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Rev. Jason Braaten / 1 Credit / $400

God created man with the ability to reason so that man could communicate with God and one another: “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord” (Is 1:18). The right use of reason draws proper conclusions from other information and opens the mind so that it can close upon what is true, what is good, and what is beautiful. In this course, students will be introduced to formal logic: the science and art of reasoning well. Logic as a science discovers universal rules and principles. Logic as an art teaches students to apply those rules and principles in a variety of situations. The student will learn the difference between an argument and an explanation, the difference between deduction and induction, and the differences among truth, validity, and soundness in argumentation. He will learn effective methods of analysis and criticism, developing the ability to think critically, as well as learn the basis of the construction of arguments. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: Logic I
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 7-12

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Rev. Jason Braaten / 1 Credit / $400

God created man with the ability to reason so that man could communicate with God and one another: “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord” (Is 1:18). The right use of reason draws proper conclusions from other information and opens the mind so that it can close upon what is true, what is good, and what is beautiful. In this course, students will be introduced to formal logic: the science and art of reasoning well. Logic as a science discovers universal rules and principles. Logic as an art teaches students to apply those rules and principles in a variety of situations. The student will learn the difference between an argument and an explanation, the difference between deduction and induction, and the differences among truth, validity, and soundness in argumentation. He will learn effective methods of analysis and criticism, developing the ability to think critically, as well as learn the basis of the construction of arguments. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: Logic II
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 7-12

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Mrs. Brianna Woelmer / 1 Credit / $400

We write how we think and we think how we write. In Progymnasmata, students will learn rhetorical excellence by using the series of exercises followed by writers through the ages. Through study, imitation, and practice, students will work toward mastery of each important skill. Phillip Melanchthon, in his On Eloquence, said, “Therefore, in order to obtain the ability to speak and judge, nothing is as indispensable as the exercise of the pen.” Learn More

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 7-12

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Mrs. Brianna Woelmer / 1 Credit / $400

We write how we think and we think how we write. In Progymnasmata, students will learn rhetorical excellence by using the series of exercises followed by writers through the ages. Through study, imitation, and practice, students will work toward mastery of each important skill. Phillip Melanchthon, in his On Eloquence, said, “Therefore, in order to obtain the ability to speak and judge, nothing is as indispensable as the exercise of the pen.” Learn More

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 7-12

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Rev. Paul Cain / 1 Credit / $400

This is a course in the fundamentals of speech. What constitutes the fundamentals of speech is, of course, open to interpretation. This course is approached from a classical liberal arts perspective that takes thinking as fundamental to speech. Rhetoric, long considered the cornerstone of the liberal arts, is the art of persuasive speaking. The study of rhetoric provides a foundation in speech composition upon which the course builds. The course builds on that foundation by studying, in a very systematic, and highly integrated fashion, the tools of dialectic and rhetoric, not as subjects, per se, but as the means whereby one cultivates wisdom and eloquence. Students develop mental habits that make them at home in the realm of ideas (i.e., to analyze, critique, refute and persuade about, ideas).

Students deliver a variety of speeches. The core of the course involves a series of linked speeches in which students first overview, then analyze, then persuade about a contemporary controversial topic of their choosing. Great speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln and others, are studied and discussed throughout the term. This attempt at learning by watching “masters in action” culminates in an assignment in which students choose their favorite Great Speech and explain what makes it great.

  • Prerequisite: Logic III
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

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Rev. Paul Cain / 1 Credit / $400

Rhetoric II focuses on argumentation and debate. It expands on Rhetoric I by elucidating how dialectic and rhetoric cultivate wisdom and eloquence. The student learns to engage in practical argumentation by examining and discussing patterns of reasoning, fields of argument, standards of evidence, classical rhetorical and dialectical concepts and applying that ancient knowledge to the resolution of contemporary controversies. The course begins with a good bit of instruction in fundamentals of informal logic (which dovetails nicely with Pr. Braaten’s Logic course). The course is then divided into three units, all designed to feature one aspect of arguing cases (a rhetorical approach to argumentation is a case-centered, practical approach): arguing a case in court of law, defending one’s judgment in a moral dilemma, and arguing one’s case in a policy controversy.

  • Prerequisite: Rhetoric I
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Christmas
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

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  • Readings provided by instructor.

Rev. Paul Cain / 1 Credit / $400

This is Wittenberg Academy’s course in advanced public speaking and it emphasizes cultivation of style and imagination. The approach to this course is classical, and students enjoy it very much. The core of the course is a series of three speeches, which constitute an exercise in “imitatio,” a pedagogical scheme developed in the Roman era and practiced widely in medieval times. The idea is to expose students to great oratory, have them study it, memorize and “declaim” excerpts, then imitate its style. As they develop a feel for stylistic excellence, they are encouraged to compose original works. This graduated approach is very effective. The course begins with an overview of rhetoric in the liberal arts, followed by focused study in elements of style. There are speaking assignments designed to break the ice, but real application of classical concepts begins with a memorized speech. Students select a speech of interest from days of yore. They select a portion of it that can be performed in 6 minutes. Nothing cultivates a strong grasp of both style and content like memorization. Next comes an “essentializing exercise,” in which students identify the essential message of the speech. They then do an imitatio speech in which they apply that theme to a contemporary situation. In that speech they are to emulate the style of the person whose speech they chose to memorize. Finally, they are invited to compose and perform an original oration that demonstrates mastery of course content. They learn a great deal about how to move an audience (pathos) and, specifically, how to deploy figures of speech masterfully.

  • Prerequisite: Rhetoric II
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

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  • Readings provided by instructor.

Quadrivium

Mrs. Rebecca McCreary / 1 Credit / $400

Arithmetic, numerical fluency, and mathematically thinking through different situations are necessary skills for more advanced and abstract mathematics. As with so many topics, looking through the lens of history often provides different vantage points, contexts, and notations than what we are currently using. This course provides opportunity for students to gain fluency with math facts and gain confidence and understanding with fractions and decimals as we encounter these topics at various points in time. Students will learn to approach problems from different angles through working problems with historic formatting and more modern puzzles. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas
  • Recommended grade level: 6

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Mrs. Rebecca McCreary / 1 Credit / $400

Numbers can be comforting to some people because they can be concrete and absolute in basic studies. Moving to advanced studies requires using numbers abstractly, which is a different skill. This course extends arithmetic and numeracy skills through real problems, such as figuring out the interest of credit card payments, but also uses those problems to prompt thinking about the abstract side of numbers to prepare for more advanced study through generalized use of formulas and integers. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: Quadrivium A (or equivalent)
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 7

Reading List

  • Pure Mathematics (Excerpts, Required). Author: E. Atkins
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  • An Elementary Treatise on Arithmetic (Excerpts, Required). Author: S. Lacroix
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  • Quadrivium B Workbook (All, Required). Author: R. McCreary
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Mrs. Rebecca McCreary / 2 Credits / $800

This course uses the writings of Leonard Euler as a framework to train minds to find similarities and missing information. It will focus on number work such as expressing, solving, and graphing linear, quadratic, and exponential equations and logarithms; identifying, solving, and graphing two and three variable systems; recognizing and working with radical numbers; and transforming and factoring expressions and equations. These skills will then be extended into scientific, literary, historical and daily usages. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: Quadrivium A/B (or equivalent)
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Christmas-Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 8

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Mrs. Rebecca McCreary / 2 Credits / $800

Once students have learned how to manipulate various types of numbers and values in Quadrivium I, they will use that knowledge to explore real world scenarios in highly specific mathematical language of numbers, equations, and graphs. Students will work with statistics and probability to see how numbers can be used to describe their environment and societal behaviors. They will build on their graphing knowledge with the study of basic trigonometry to explore practical topics from navigation techniques to the motion of waves. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: Quadrivium I (or equivalent)
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas-Christmas
  • Recommended grade level: 10

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  • Mathematics for the Nonmathematician (Excerpts, Required). Author: M. Kline
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  • Primer of Statistics (All, Required). Author: W. Elderton
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  • Elementary Mathematical Statistics (Excerpts, Required). Author: W. Baten
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  • The Mathematical Theory of Probabilities and Its Application to Frequency Curves and Statistical Methods (Excerpts, Required). Author: A. Fisher
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Mrs. Rebecca McCreary / 2 Credits / $800

“Let no man enter here who does not know geometry.”- Plato

Plato knew that the study of geometry, with its specific definitions and logical arguments about simple topics such as triangles was a necessary step to contemplating more complex material like virtue, goodness, and beauty.

This course begins with the reading and study of Euclid’s Elements. It uses Books I, VI and XI to form a basis to practice forming and structuring arguments about concrete topics. It uses Books II-XIII to give examples of well structured arguments that build on each new definition and proposition throughout the entire text.

The course continues by reading philosophers, such as Plato, and discussing how their arguments can parallel Euclid’s, as well exploring some more difficult to define aspects of humanity and earthly life. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: Quadrivium I and II (or equivalent)
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas-Christmas
  • Recommended grade level: 10

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  • Quadrivium III Workbook (All, Required). Author: R. McCreary
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Mrs. Rebecca McCreary / 2 Credits / $800

Physics is the study of nature and properties of matter and energy. The introduction to the English translation of Isaac Newton’s Principia : the mathematical principles of natural philosophy says, “Thus, the diligent student of science, the earnest seeker of truth, led, as through the courts of a sacred Temple, wherein, at each step, new wonders meet the eye, till, as a crowning grace, they stand before a Holy of Holies, and learn that all science and all truth are one which hath its beginning and its end in the knowledge of Him whose glory the heavens declare, and whose handiwork the firmament showeth forth.” When we study Physics, we study the realities of an ordered creation, spoken into being by the mouth of God. Students will study the history of Physics, read the writings of various influential Physicists, and complete written exercises during their study of Physics.

The discovery of calculus was one of the high points in the history of mathematics. In this course, limits and differentiation will be introduced and developed, and the basic applications of single-variable Calculus will be explored. This course will emphasize memorization, drilling, and review. The different elements of Calculus will also be placed within the context of the history of mathematics by means of primary sources and secondary historical literature.

Quadrivium IV, with Calculus and Physics taught in tandem, allows students to see the immediate application of both areas of study. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: Quadrivium I-III (or equivalent)
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Christmas-Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 11

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Mr. Douglas Lindee/ 2 Credits / $800

Quadrivium IV-A is an introductory course in the study of Physics – the foundation of all the physical sciences. Our focus will be on Classical Mechanics (Laws of Motion, Force, Gravity, Torque, Momentum, etc.) and thus will cover those topics which have preoccupied the investigations of natural philosophers through the Age of the Enlightenment, which address those phenomena we experience in the macroscopic world, and which can be nicely explained with the Cartesian presuppositions innate to our human sensibilities. We already have an intuition for the behaviour of such phenomena since we directly experience them every day, in the same three physical dimensions occupied by our human bodies. Our primary mathematical tools in this course will be Algebra and Trigonometry. We will make heavy use of these tools with the objective of becoming proficient in our use of them to solve problems, and to understand and express physical phenomena in the language of Mathematics.

 
There are three goals which we hope to achieve in Quadrivium IV-A:
 
    1. To build competence and confidence in Algebra and Trigonometry (which really need to be considered among the basic life skills of an educated adult in a free society);
 
    2. To appreciate Nature as one of man’s primary sources of “Revelation” (i.e., as a category of “General Revelation” or “Natural Law”) which speaks to man through his observations of it – to this end, science is not principally mathematics, it is a formal process of observation;
 
    3. To thus understand that when Nature “speaks,” it is telling of both itself and its Creator, to recognize how it does so, and to become acquainted with how and why these dual messages have been thrown out of balance, the latter having been utterly rejected by the world, and with the far reaching cultural consequences of man’s rebellion against the voice of Nature.
 
The first goal will be met, obviously, by solving problems. The second will be met, firstly, through the kind of problems we solve (exclusively “word problems” which describe the “observation” of some phenomenon), and, secondly, through laboratory experiments in which we learn to make formal observations firsthand. The third will be met through interfacing with historical, cultural, and apologetical materials, engaging in dialogue during our class meetings over these materials, and writing essays which reflect on the content of our reading and discussion.
  • Prerequisite: Quadrivium I-III (or equivalent)
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Christmas-Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 11

Reading List

  • Physics with Algebra & Trigonometry (3rd Ed. 2003) (All, Required). Author: Dr. E. Hecht
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  • Experimentation (3rd Edition 1995) (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Dr. D.C. Baird
  • Reading God’s World (2004)(All, Required). Author: Dr. A. Menuge
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  • Reason in the Balance (1995) (All, Required). Author: Dr. P. Johnson
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  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers (2nd Ed. 1986). (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Dr. Raymond Serway

Mrs. Rebecca McCreary / 2 Credits / $800

Martin Luther said, “Astronomy is the most ancient of all sciences, and has been the introducer of vast knowledge… I like astronomy and mathematics, which rely upon demonstrations and sure proofs.” Astronomy is the branch of science that deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole.

The discovery of calculus was one of the high points in the history of mathematics. This course is the continuation of the single-variable Calculus and will begin by delving deeper into differentiation before moving to the study of integration, and applications of single-variable Calculus concepts will be explored. With the elements of Calculus at hand, this course will emphasize problem solving exercises and review. The various problems encountered in this course will also be placed within the context of the history of mathematics by means of primary sources and secondary historical literature.

Quadrivium V, with Calculus and Astronomy taught in tandem, allows students to see the immediate application of both areas of study.

  • Prerequisite: Quadrivium IV (or equivalent)
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Christmas-Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 12

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Mr. Douglas Lindee/ 2 Credits / $800

Quadrivium V-A is an introductory course in the study of Classical Astronomy. For students of this subject in its modern treatment, very often the experience is less one of observation and measurement – less one of genuine science – than it is one of taking dictation followed by a parroting of those “scientific facts” which have been discovered by “experts” using highly sensitive and very expensive equipment, inaccessible to the beginning student, to observe phenomena which can in no way be experienced by the human senses. Our approach in this course is much different. Instead, our study of Astronomy will focus on the clockwork of the heavens, as man has observed them from the beginning, with the naked eye, for the purpose God had intended: as a means of marking times and seasons, and even as a means of navigation (Ge. 1:14-19). This approach will enable us to conduct our study of Astronomy as actual scientists – with extensive fieldwork forming the basis of our learning about the movements of the Sun, Moon, and stars, and what those movements mean. While not a mathematics-intensive course, Quadrivium V-A is a lab-intensive course. Scholars should be prepared to build and maintain a precisely aligned ground observatory, approximately twenty (20) feet in diameter, which will be used to make observations and measurements of the Sun, Moon, Stars, and Constellations over several months throughout the course. While this may be a challenge for those in northern latitudes during Winter months, it is nothing an energetic teenager with a shovel (and/or with willing assistants) can’t handle.

 
This isn’t to say that modern cosmology will be ignored. Just as God had intended the heavenly bodies to mark for man the times and seasons, these same heavenly bodies, indeed all of Creation, are witnesses to the glory of God (Ps. 19:1-4; Ro. 1:20-22; Ps. 53:1). At the foundation of modern cosmology, on the other hand, (as with all of modern Science) lie adamant denials of God’s existence and forceful rejections of the claim that what we observe in the cosmos is in any way a witness to His glory. The dismissals, rejections, and forbidden topics of modern Science are, however, now being openly questioned as the sheer weight of recent scientific discovery, and the utter failure of Evolution to satisfactorily answer for them, can no longer be ignored. Prominent atheists have recently rejected their former worldviews based on this evidence, and the scientific community is beginning to openly admit serious discussion over the clear evidence for design and the consequent necessity of a Designer. It is in this light which we will be studying issues in modern cosmology alongside our study of Classical Astronomy, by imbibing the recent works of serious philosophers and scientists on the subject of Intelligent Design, and through group discussion, and personal reflection in the form of essays, incorporating these discoveries and their implications within our arsenal of Christian Apologetics.
 
As successor to Quadrivium IV-A, and as a capstone course in the Sciences, the scholar can expect that our study of Nature will continue squarely and openly within the theological framework of “General Revelation” or “Natural Law.” In our study of Nature, God will not be subordinated to so-called “human objectivity.”
  • Prerequisite: Quadrivium VI (or equivalent)
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Christmas-Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 12

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Paideia

Mrs. Holly James / 2 Credits / $800

Paideia A is a combination of literature and history for pre-high school students. Paideia A covers the time period from Creation to the Reformation. Primary sources, literature, lectures, and discussions will be utilized for learning. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Christmas-Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 6-8

Reading List

  • The Republic (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Plato
  • Nichomachean Ethics (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Aristotle
  • Beowulf (All, Required). Author: Unknown; Translated by H. Chickering
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  • Canterbury Tales (Excerpts, Provided). Author: G. Chaucer
  • Notebooks (Excerpts, Provided). Author: L. Da Vinci
  • The Prince (Excerpts, Provided). Author: N. Machiavelli

Mr. Tyler Simpson / 2 Credits / $800

Paideia B is a combination of literature and history for pre-high school students. Paideia B covers the time period after the Fall of Rome to the Reformation. Primary sources, literature, lectures, and discussions will be utilized for learning.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Christmas-Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 7-8

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  • The Lutheran Study Bible (Excerpts, Required). Author: H. Spirit
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  • Discarded Image (Excerpts, Provided). Author: C.S. Lewis
  • Fables of Aesop (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Aesop
  • The City of God (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Augustine
  • The Consolation of Philosophy (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Boethius
  • Justinian Institutes (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Unknown
  • Ecumenical Councils (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Unknown
  • Liberty of Original Sources v. 3, Roman Law, etc. (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Unknown
  • History of the Franks (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Gregory of Tours
  • The Song of Roland (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Unknown
  • The Life of Charlemagne (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Einhard
  • Rule of St. Benedict (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Unknown
  • Rule of St. Augustine (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Unknown
  • Beowulf (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Unknown
  • The Saga of Eric the Red (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Unknown
  • The Great Schism (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Unknown
  • Ecclesiastical History of England and Normandy (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Unknown
  • Chronicle of the Norman Conquest (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Unknown
  • The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Unknown
  • The Life and Death of King John (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Shakespeare
  • The Crusades (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Unknown
  • The Canterbury Tales (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Chaucer
  • Richard III (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Shakespeare
  • Henry VIII(Excerpts, Provided). Author: Shakespeare
  • Divine Comedy-Inferno (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Dante
  • Paradise Lost (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Milton

Mrs. Emily Cockran / 2 Credits / $800

Paideia C is a combination of literature and history for pre-high school students. Paideia C covers the time period from Post-Reformation to present day with an emphasis on American history. Primary sources, literature, lectures, and discussions will be utilized for learning. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Christmas-Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 7-8

Reading List

  • Mayflower Compact (All, Required). Author: Various
  • Frame of Government of Pennsylvania (Excerpts, Provided). Author: W. Penn
  • The Kingdom of God (Excerpts, Provided). Author: G. Whitefield
  • Causes and Necessities of Taking up Arms (All, Provided). Author: Second Continental Congress
  • The Declaration of Independence (All, Provided). Author: T. Jefferson
  • Northwest Ordinance (All, Provided). Author: Various
  • Constitution of the United States of America (Excerpts, Required). Author: J. Madison, et. al.
  • The Federalist Papers (Excerpts, Required). Author: A. Hamilton, et. al.
  • George Washington’s First Inaugural Address (All, Provided). Author: G. Washington
  • George Washington’s Farewell Adress (Excerpts, Provided). Author: G. Washington
  • Last of the Mohicans (All, Required). Author: J. Cooper
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  • Democracy in America (Excerpts, Required). Author: A. de Tocqueville
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  • What a Revival of Religion Is (Excerpts, Provided). Author: C. Finney
  • The Book of Mormon (Excerpts, Provided). Author: J. Smith
  • Disquisition on Government (Excerpts, Provided). Author: J. Calhoun
  • What to a Slave is the Fourth of July? (Excerpts, Provided). Author: F. Douglass
  • Gettysburg Address (All, Provided). Author: A. Lincoln
  • Second Inaugural Address (All, Provided). Author: A. Lincoln
  • The New Nationalism (Excerpts, Provided). Author: T. Roosevelt
  • “What is Progress?” (Excerpts, Provided). Author: W. Wilson
  • The Great Gatsby (All, Required). Author: F. Fitzgerald
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  • The Inspiration of the Declaration (All, Provided). Author: C. Coolidge
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt’s First Inaugural Adress (All, Provided). Author: F. Roosevelt
  • 1944 State of the Union Address (All, Provided). Author: F. Roosevelt
  • The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (All, Required). Author: M. Twaine
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Mrs. Jocelyn Benson, Rev. Brian Kachelmeier / 3 Credits / $1200

Paideia I covers history, literature, and theology within the chronological time period of Creation-Christ. The first two terms (Michaelmas and Christmas) cover literature and history from this time period and the third term (Easter) covers the theology of this time period. The theology portion of all Paideia courses is taught by an ordained LCMS pastor. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas-Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

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Rev. David Kind / 3 Credits / $1200

Paideia II is a course in which student scholars explore the history, literature, culture, and theology of the the western world from the time of Christ to the time of Christopher Columbus. Assigned readings are drawn mainly from primary source documents and great works of literature. Engagement is expanded through judicious use of internet materials (audio, visual, and text). Students will not only expand their knowledge by learning about the topics covered, but will also interact critically with the subjects presented through discussion, writing assignments, and debate. This course is taught by an ordained LCMS pastor. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas-Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

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Mrs. Holly James, Rev. Charles Henrickson / 3 Credits / $1200

Paideia III covers history, literature, and theology within the chronological time period of Columbus-present day. The first two terms (Michaelmas and Christmas) cover literature and history from this time period and the third term (Easter) covers the theology of this time period. The theology portion of all Paideia courses is taught by an ordained LCMS pastor. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas-Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

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Rev. Larry Beane / 3 Credits / $1200

Paideia IV covers history, literature, and theology within the chronological time period of the 20th century. The first two terms (Michaelmas and Christmas) cover literature and history from this time period and the third term (Easter) covers the theology of this time period. The theology portion of all Paideia courses is taught by an ordained LCMS pastor.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas-Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

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Natural Philosophy

Mrs. Erika Mildred / 1 Credit / $400

This course examines the anatomy and physiology of the human body in relationship to exercise. Students will engage in physical and mental activities to strengthen their bodies. The wonder of God’s creation can be seen through the human body. It is the creation that God came to save. The aim of this course is for the student to see the beauty of the human body and be moved to appreciate it and care for it properly. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 7-12

Reading List

  • The Large Catechism (Excerpts, Required). Author: M. Luther
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  • The Holy Bible (Excerpts, Required).

Mr. Jeremy Staub / 1 Credit / $400

Biology is the study of life. What better way to study life than in a school that allows us to study the God who created all life around us, including ourselves. In this class we will start with the simplest part of organisms (cells) and continue all the way up to the relationships between organisms (ecosystems). We will study key scientists and their impact on biology over the course of history. We will also take a look at the impact that the various areas of biology are having on our modern society and world.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

Reading List

  • Readings provided by instructor.

Mrs. Kelly Hile / 1 Credit / $400

Chemistry is the study of matter and its changes. Relative to other scientific fields, chemistry is a more modern science. In this course, we discuss the technologies that helped advance the study of chemistry, and we learn about many great scientists who contributed to the field, from ancient times to the modern day. Scholars in this course will cover topics such as classifying matter, the periodic table, atomic and molecular theory, chemical reactions, and energy. In their study of chemistry, scholars will apply mathematics to real world scientific problems, they will conduct experiments, and they will learn how to express scientific ideas through writing and oration. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: Quadrivium I
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

Reading List

  • Introductory Chemistry Essentials (4th Edition) (All, Required). Author: N. Trio
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Mrs. Erika Mildred / 1 Credit / $400

Much of our secular, post-modern world wishes to dismiss the infallible and clear Word of God in the name of “science” to excuse sin and discard God’s creative and redemptive work. In fact, secular scientific thought says that any explanation outside a naturalistic one has no place in science at all. In this course, students will learn about key issues and “hot topics” in science today and use what scripture teaches as well as their Lutheran faith to analyze the evidence and develop a defense for their convictions. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: Life Science and Physical Science
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Christmas
  • Recommended grade level: 8-12

Reading List

  • The Holy Bible (Excerpts, Required).

Mr. Justin Benson / 1 Credit / $400

Martin Luther said of science, “We are at the dawn of a new era, for we are beginning to recover the knowledge of the external world that was lost through the fall of Adam. We now observe creatures properly …. But by the grace of God we already recognize in the most delicate flower the wonders of divine goodness and omnipotence.” Life Science is concerned with the study of living organisms. In this survey course designed for students in 6th-8th grade, students will explore the life God created.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Christmas
  • Recommended grade level: 6-8

Reading List

  • Readings provided by instructor.

Rev. Steven Cholak / 1 Credit / $400

Martin Luther said of science, “We are at the dawn of a new era, for we are beginning to recover the knowledge of the external world that was lost through the fall of Adam. We now observe creatures properly …. But by the grace of God we already recognize in the most delicate flower the wonders of divine goodness and omnipotence.” In this survey course designed for students in 7th or 8th grade, students will explore the inanimate objects of nature that God created.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas
  • Recommended grade level: 6-8

Reading List

  • Readings Provided by Instructor

Fine Arts

Mrs. Elizabeth Lindee / 1 Credit / $400

Art is language in visible form, ranging from simple statements of faith and everyday experience to the rhetoric of the masters.  Man has always made use of this visual language to commune with his God and his neighbor through architecture, sculpture, and the two-dimensional arts.  This course looks at art as a gift from God with the intention of understanding God’s purpose for art as known from Nature and His Revealed Word.  While looking at art from earliest civilizations and Classical ancient times as well as the Early and Medieval Church, students will discuss the personal responsibility both of artists and of themselves as viewers.  Through the combined study of art history, theory and criticism, the objective of this course is to equip the scholar not only to appreciate the visual arts and their various processes, but to understand the relevance of visual art to the past, present, and future.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

Reading List

  • History of Art for Young People; 6th Edition (Excerpts, Provided). Author: H.W. Janson and A. Janson
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  • Gardner’s Art Through the Ages: A Global History; 14th Edition (Excerpts, Provided). Author: F. Kleiner
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  • Digital Camera or Scanner (Required)
  • The Story of Art, Phaidon Press; 16th edition (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Sir Ernst H. Gombrich
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  • State of the Arts: From Bezalel to Mapplethorpe (Excerpts, Provided). Author: Dr. Gene Edward Veith, Jr.
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  • The Holy Bible (Required)

Mrs. Elizabeth Lindee / 1 Credit / $400

This course combines art history, theory, and criticism to provide an overview of the history of Idea as it relates to the visual arts from the Early Renaissance to the Enlightenment.  It includes a close study of select master artists and works of art for the purpose of analyzing and appreciating the rhetorical devises of the masters who excelled at communicating the ideas of Renaissance and Reform in culture and in the Church.  Students will study how ideas have shaped art (Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting) and how art has preserved and passed on Idea.  We will discuss these ideas in the context of history and art and seek to grow in our understanding of the relevance of visual art to the past, present, and future.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Christmas
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

Reading List

  • The Story of Art, Phaidon Press; 16th edition (Required). Author: Sir Ernst H. Gombrich (Scanned Excerpts Provided)
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  • The Holy Bible (Required)
  • Additional related essays, articles, and excerpts (Provided)
  • Digital Camera or Scanner (Required)

Mrs. Rebecca McCreary/ 1 Credit over 3 Terms / $300

Ballet is a wonderful way to improve coordination, flexibility, strength, attention and memory, and develop grace and perseverance keeping you physically fit throughout life. This seminar will span all 36 weeks of the Wittenberg Academy school year to allow time for the development of muscle memory, cardiovascular conditioning, and provide continuous physical activity. It is a recreational study that will focus on classical ballet technique and vocabulary through beginner and intermediate level exercises and variation study in the form of prerecorded combinations and live classes. Students will learn the stories and selected choreography of various classical ballets, including Swan Lake, the Nutcracker, and Coppelia.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 6-12

Supply List

  • Ballet Classic Music by Konstantin Mortensen (Required).
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  • Ballet Uniform (Required). Uniform Specifications:
    • Girls- Black Leotard, tan or pink tights, pink shoes, any color skirt
    • Boys- Black Leggings/Pants, White tight t-shirts, black ballet shoes
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Mrs. Elizabeth Lindee / 1 Credit / $400

God, Creator of heaven and earth, was the first artist, having designed all things with purpose and having brought them into being by His Word.  Mankind was made with the ability to observe and appreciate His Creation, as well as to imitate, in a small way, His creative process.  Representational drawing is the process by which we observe and discover elements of design and beauty in the natural world and translate these observations into the language of art, using the elements of drawing.  This course assumes the student has little to no background in drawing and that drawing skills can be learned through diligent study in the same manner one would approach any other academic study.   By means of demonstrations, direct observation, and study of master drawings, scholars will learn, first of all, to see truly, then to apply techniques and problem-solving skills which they will practice in exercises and then apply to more finished compositions.  Areas of study will include principles of light and shadow, drawing technique, composition, and color theory.  The exercises in this course are designed to teach careful and patient labor, helping scholars understand what masterly work means and, by learning to draw, increase their perception of the design and beauty in the natural world.  By learning to draw, they learn the grammar of the visual language and are able to make pictorial memoranda.  They will also be better equipped to recognize masterful use of the visual language in great art.  Throughout the course, scholars will engage in group discussions relating to art; be able to discuss their own work and the creative process, and give pointed feedback to their classmates.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

Reading List

  • The Elements of Drawing, Dover Publication (Required). Author: John Ruskin. Available as e-book (Provided)
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Supply List

  • Digital Camera or Scanner (Required)
  • Sketchbook or Drawing paper (Required)
  • Assorted Graphite Drawing pencils (2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B) and Sharpener (Required)
  • Set of Quality Colored Pencils (Instructor will make recommendations) (Required)
  • Kneaded Eraser (Recommended)
  • Drawing board and masking tape (Optional)
  • Various natural and household objects as described

Rev. Thomas Lock / 1 Credit / $400

This course will introduce basic music terminology, notation, and concepts of tonality through a study of Bach chorales. A means of analyzing this music will be developed and students will use the insights of this analysis to compose music of their own. The students’ musical ear will also be developed through exercises in sightsinging, rhythmic performance, and dictation (melodic and rhythmic). Learn More

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Recommended Corequisite: Participation in a music ensemble or private instrumental or vocal lessons
  • Term(s): Michaelmas
  • Recommended grade level: 7-12

Reading List

  • Tonal Harmony (Excerpts, Required). Author: S. Kostka, D. Payne
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  • 371 Four-Part Chorales for One Keyboard Instrument (Excerpts, Recommended). Author: J.S. Bach
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Rev. Thomas Lock / 1 Credit / $400

This course is a continuation of Music I. A greater appreciation for the melodic and harmonic language of the Bach chorale will be gained by considering embellishment, modulation, and chromaticism. Analysis and composition will become more advanced. Ear training will include also keyboard exercises and harmonic dictation. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: Music I
  • Recommended Corequisite: Participation in a music ensemble or private instrumental or vocal lessons
  • Term(s): Christmas
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

Reading List

  • Tonal Harmony (Excerpts, Required). Author: S. Kostka, D. Payne
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  • Theory of Harmony (Excerpts, Provided). Author: A. Schoenberg
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  • 371 Four-Part Chorales for One Keyboard Instrument (Excerpts, Recommended). Author: J.S. Bach
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Rev. Thomas Lock / 1 Credit / $400

Music III focuses on Luther and the Chorale. Students will examine Luther and music and early kantors as well as Bach and others’ settings of modal chorale tunes. Finally, students will also look at Gregorian, Anglican, and other methods of chant in modern hymnals. As an introduction to this material, students will learn the Church Modes from Medieval and Renaissance time. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: Music I and II
  • Recommended Corequisite: Participation in a music ensemble or private instrumental or vocal lessons
  • Term(s): Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

Reading List

  • Reading List Forthcoming

Philosophy

Rev. Heath Curtis / 1 Credit / $400

An introduction to classical citizenship and especially the practical physical fitness required for the citizen of the republic. Lecture topics and readings will introduce students to the concepts of classical citizenship in Greece and Rome and the basics of diet and exercise, with a focus on gaining and maintaining a healthy and strong physique. Students will create their own goals for their physical fitness based on their starting point. A program of diet and exercise will be developed, followed, and tracked by each student in order to reach those goals. Weekly chat sessions will include lectures and mutual encouragement as each member of the class moves toward his goals. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: For young men at least 14 years old.
  • Recommended prequisite: Anatomy and Kinesiology
  • Term(s): Trinity
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

Required Supplies

  • Digital Body Fat Scale
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  • Resistance Bands
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  • Doorway Pull Up Bar
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  • Dumbells
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  • Barbell Free Weights (See Course Materials)
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Rev. Heath Curtis / 1 Credit / $400

An introduction to the skills and knowledge of the outdoorsman: camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, observing nature, orienteering, navigation, etc. Students will also complete a hunter education program from a state of their choosing as part of this course (the suggested course is the 100% online course from the state of Nebraska, which is open to both residents and non-residents). Such courses are required in most states before hunting in the field. Each student will need to secure a local mentor who can supervise him/her on no fewer than 3 outdoor activities over the course of term (fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, etc.)

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas
  • Recommended grade level: 6-12

Reading List

  • Readings provided by instructor. 

Mrs. Emily Cockran / 1 Credit / $400

Christians are exhorted to be prepared to give a defense for the hope we have within us (1 Peter 3:15). Building on what was learned in Logic, Philosophy, which literally means love of wisdom, gives students the skill and practice to not only analyze, but also to defend the hope they have in Christ. Scholars will join the likes of Luther, Melanchthon, and Chemnitz in becoming philosophically literate and able to respond in a Lutheran manner to what Roger Scruton calls the “academic repudiation” of Western and Christian thought. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: Logic III or Equivalent
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

Reading List

Mrs. Jocelyn Benson / 1 Credit / $400

The explanation to the First Article says, “I believe that God has made me and all creatures; that He has given me my body and soul, eyes, ear, and all my members, my reason and all my senses, and still takes care of them.” It is from this foundation that we will study Psychology- the study of the mind and its functions. This class will cover various topics in the realm of psychology. In addition to gaining a basic understanding of the brain, learning, and behavior, students will read the writings of scholars in the field of psychology and discuss these writings through the lens of our Christian worldview.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Easter term of odd years
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

Reading List

  • Readings provided by instructor.

Mr. Gideon Ripley/ 1 Credit / $400

Who is the tragic hero? What is a tragic flaw? Hubris? Is it sinful, or inevitable? Where does fault lie for the actions of men? Man or God/gods? In Greek and Shakespearean tragedy, what is the presentation of man’s free will? What is fate? How should we as Lutherans interpret this? A close study of Greek and Shakespearean tragedy will answer these questions and more! Learn More

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

Reading List

Mr. J. Justin Benson / 1 Credit / $400

Personal finance isn’t something you do once you leave home. Indeed, the foundation of good personal finance is built when we are young. In this class, we will study what the Word of God and the Fathers, specifically St. John Chrysostom, have to say about personal finance.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Easter term of even years
  • Recommended grade level: 10-12

Reading List

Language

Rev. Heath Curtis/ 1 Credit / $400

Greek I is the first in a three term series of courses introducing New Testament Greek. The focus is on mastering the basics of Greek grammar. After completing the full three term series, students should be ready to enter Greek Readings I. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter Trinity
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

Reading List

Rev. Heath Curtis / 1 Credit / $400

Greek II is the second in a three term series of courses introducing New Testament Greek. The focus is on mastering the basics of Greek grammar. After completing the full three term series, students should be ready to enter Greek Readings I. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: Greek I
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, Trinity
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

Reading List

Rev. Heath Curtis/ 1 Credit / $400

Greek III is the third in a three term series of courses introducing New Testament Greek. The focus is on mastering the basics of Greek grammar. After completing the full three term series, students should be ready to enter Greek Readings I. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: Greek I and II
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, Trinity
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

Reading List

Rev. Heath Curtis/ 1 Credit / $400

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  • Prerequisite: Greek I-III
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, Trinity
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

Reading List

Rev. Heath Curtis / 1 Credit / $400

For students who have completed Greek I-IV (or equivalent). Weekly readings from the Greek New Testament focusing on the Gospel of John. One live session per week. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: Greek I-IV
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, Trinity
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

Rev. Heath Curtis/ 1 Credit / $400

For students who have already completed a grammar in either Koine or Attic. Assigned readings chiefly from books 1 and 2 of Herodotus’ History, plus grammar review focusing on the differences between Ionic and Attic, with one live reading session per week. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: Koine or Attic
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, Trinity
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

Rev. Heath Curtis/ 1 Credit / $400

A one-term introduction to the Greek of Homer for students who have already completed a grammar in either Koine or Attic. Assigned readings, grammar, and vocabulary work throughout the week with one live reading session per week. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: Koine or Attic
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, Trinity
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

Rev. Heath Curtis / 0.5 Credit / $200

This course is designed to offer elementary aged students an enjoyable and age appropriate introduction to the Latin Language. Elementary Latin is especially designed for families who are homeschooling in the primary grades or for Lutheran schools who wish to offer a Latin course in the primary grades. The textbook is Minimus: Starting Out In Latin. Special reduced cost for this primary level course is $200/term. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, Trinity
  • Recommended grade level: 3-6

Reading List

Rev. Heath Curtis / 0.5 Credit / $200

This course is a continuation of Elementary Latin I using the second volume of Minimus. The textbook is Minimus Secundus: Moving On in Latin. Special reduced cost for this primary level course is $200/term. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: Elementary Latin I
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter Trinity
  • Recommended grade level: 3-6

Reading List

Rev. Heath Curtis / 1 Credit / $400

Latin I is the first in a four term series of courses introducing the Latin language. The focus is on mastering the basics of Latin grammar. After completing the full four term series, students should be ready to enter Latin Readings. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, Trinity
  • Recommended grade level: 5-12

Reading List

  • Wheelock’s Latin Grammar; 7th Ed.  (All, Recommended). Author: F. Wheelock
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Rev. Heath Curtis / 1 Credit / $400

Latin II is the second in a four term series of courses introducing the Latin language. The focus is on mastering the basics of Latin grammar. After completing the full four term series, students should be ready to enter Latin Readings I. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: Latin I
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, Trinity
  • Recommended grade level: 6-12

Reading List

  • Wheelock’s Latin Grammar; 7th Ed.  (All, Recommended). Author: F. Wheelock
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Rev. Heath Curtis / 1 Credit / $400

Grammar, the foundation for language, includes the building blocks to effective communication, both spoken and written. In this course, students will review and master basic language skills necessary for clear writing and argumentation at the secondary level and beyond. Students will diagram sentences to understand sentence construction, as well as complete some spelling and word study. This course will provide a foundation for students intending to progress to Logic I and II, Rhetoric I and II, and Speech/Debate. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: Latin I-II
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, Trinity
  • Recommended grade level: 7-12

Reading List

  • Wheelock’s Latin Grammar; 7th Ed.  (All, Recommended). Author: F. Wheelock
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Rev. Heath Curtis / 1 Credit / $400

Latin IV is the fourth in a four term series of courses introducing the Latin language. The focus is on mastering the basics of Latin grammar. After completing the full four term series, students should be ready to enter Latin Readings. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: Latin I-III
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, Trinity
  • Recommended grade level: 7-12

Reading List

  • Wheelock’s Latin Grammar; 7th Ed.  (All, Recommended). Author: F. Wheelock
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Rev. Heath Curtis / 1 Credit / $400

Latin Prose Fluency is for students who have completed a full Latin grammar program (Wheelock or equivalent) and have some experience with reading unabridged classical Latin prose (Latin Readings I: Caesar or equivalent) and wish to improve their fluency. Readings will come from the Vulgate, Aesop, and several Classical authors.

  • Prerequisite: Latin I-IV
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, Trinity
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

Reading List

  • Provided by Instructor

Rev. Heath Curtis / 1 Credit / $400

Latin Readings I is intended for students who have completed their course work in basic Latin forms, grammar, and vocabulary (such work comprises our Latin I-IV curriculum, or the equivalent of a text like Wheelock’s Latin). In this course, students will begin to read simple stories in unabridged classical Latin (Latin at Sight), unabridged classical works (Caesar’s De Bello Gallico, Book I), and contemporary Latin (Perseus et Rex Malus) Learn More

  • Prerequisite: Latin IV or equivalent
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, Trinity
  • Recommended grade level: 7-12

Reading List

  • De Bello Gallico I: Study Book  (All, Required). Author: H.R. Curtis
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  • De Bello Gallico I: Interlinear (All, Required). Author: G. Iulius Caesar
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  • Perseus et Rex Malus (All, Required)
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  • First Year Latin: The Wittenberg Academy Annotated Ed. of Clark and Game’s First Latin (All, Recommended). Author: H.R. Curtis
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  • Wheelock’s Latin Grammar; 7th Edition (All, Recommended). Author: F. Wheelock
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  • Chambers-Murray Latin Dictionary (Recommended). Author: W. Smith
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Rev. Heath Curtis / 1 Credit / $400

Latin Readings 1a: Prose Fluency is for students who have completed a full Latin grammar program (Wheelock or equivalent) and have some experience with reading unabridged classical Latin prose (Latin Readings I: Caesar or equivalent) and wish to improve their fluency. Readings will come from the Vulgate, Aesop, and several Classical authors.

  • Prerequisite: Latin I
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, Trinity
  • Recommended grade level: 7-12

Mrs. Michelle Venteicher / 1 Credit / $400

This course will introduce students to the basics of German grammar and vocabulary. Drills in those topics, as well as in some conversational idioms will comprise the bulk of our task. By the end of the course, students will be able to pronounce, read, and speak the German language at a basic level. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, Trinity
  • Recommended grade level: 6-12

Reading List

Mrs. Michelle Venteicher / 1 Credit / $400

This course will introduce students to the basics of German grammar and vocabulary. Drills in those topics, as well as in some conversational idioms will comprise the bulk of our task. By the end of the course, students will be able to pronounce, read, and speak the German language at a basic level. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: German I
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, Trinity
  • Recommended grade level: 6-12

Reading List

Mrs. Michelle Venteicher / 1 Credit / $400

This course will introduce students to the basics of German grammar and vocabulary. Drills in those topics, as well as in some conversational idioms will comprise the bulk of our task. By the end of the course, students will be able to pronounce, read, and speak the German language at a basic level. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: German II
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, Trinity
  • Recommended grade level: 6-12

Reading List

Mrs. Michelle Venteicher / 1 Credit / $400

This course will introduce students to the basics of German grammar and vocabulary. Drills in those topics, as well as in some conversational idioms will comprise the bulk of our task. By the end of the course, students will be able to pronounce, read, and speak the German language at a basic level. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: German III
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, Trinity
  • Recommended grade level: 6-12

Reading List

  • Die Maerchen der Brueder Grimm (All, Recommended). Author: J. Grimm and W. Grimm
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  • Handbuch zur Deutschen Grammatik Fourth Edition  (All, Required). Author: J. Rankin and L. Wells
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Mrs. Michelle Venteicher / 1 Credit / $400

In this series of History courses, students will be reading about German History from a Germany History Text, supplemented with further information as relating to the topic that week, as well as music, art and literature selections from the time period being studied. We will also be reading through Luther’s Large Catechism. Each week, students will be writing an essay regarding a topic of interest from the week while connecting our Large Catechism readings. This will allow students some flexibility of what they want to learn within the greater structure of the course. German History I: Germanic Tribe through Napoleon (through 1815) Learn More

  • Prerequisite: German IV or equivalent
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, Trinity
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

Mrs. Michelle Venteicher / 1 Credit / $400

In this series of History courses, students will be reading about German History from a Germany History Text, supplemented with further information as relating to the topic that week, as well as music, art and literature selections from the time period being studied. We will also be reading through Luther’s Large Catechism. Each week, students will be writing an essay regarding a topic of interest from the week while connecting our Large Catechism readings. This will allow students some flexibility of what they want to learn within the greater structure of the course. German History II: Restauration and Revolution through New Beginnings (1815-1948) Learn More

  • Prerequisite: German IV or equivalent
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, Trinity
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12
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Mrs. Michelle Venteicher / 1 Credit / $400

In this series of History courses, students will be reading about German History from a Germany History Text, supplemented with further information as relating to the topic that week, as well as music, art and literature selections from the time period being studied. We will also be reading through Luther’s Large Catechism. Each week, students will be writing an essay regarding a topic of interest from the week while connecting our Large Catechism readings. This will allow students some flexibility of what they want to learn within the greater structure of the course. German History III: Adenauer through today (1949-today) Learn More

  • Prerequisite: German IV or equivalent
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, Trinity
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

Rev. Brian Kachelmeier / 1 Credit / $400

Old Testament Hebrew is divided into three trimester courses (12 weeks each). The focus is on mastering the basics of Hebrew grammar. After completing the full three term series, students should be ready to enter Hebrew Readings. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Michaelmas
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

Reading List

  • Readings provided by instructor

Rev. Brian Kachelmeier / 1 Credit / $400

Old Testament Hebrew is divided into three trimester courses (12 weeks each). The focus is on mastering the basics of Hebrew grammar. After completing the full three term series, students should be ready to enter Hebrew Readings. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Christmas
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

Reading List

Rev. Brian Kachelmeier / 1 Credit / $400

Old Testament Hebrew is divided into three trimester courses (12 weeks each). The focus is on mastering the basics of Hebrew grammar. After completing the full three term series, students should be ready to enter Hebrew Readings. Learn More

  • Prerequisite: Hebrew II
  • Corequisite: None
  • Term(s): Easter
  • Recommended grade level: 9-12

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