Through the assessment process your advisor will help you...

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Choose a Historical Cycle

Cycle selection based on your child's composition and reading skills, and aligning your family's studies.

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Choose a Science

Science selection based on math skills, any course prerequisites, and aligning your family's studies.

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Choose a Math Program

Program selection based on math skills mastered, learning style, and your student's goals.

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Select English Mechanics

Personalize the study of skills that complement composition instruction: punctuation, grammar, spelling, and penmanship.

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Select a Language

We prefer students study Latin for at least two years in high school, but gladly accept German, Italian, French, or Spanish.

Typical course list for Grade 9.  Appropriate for Grades 8 – 11.

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
  • Church History III
  • U.S. Hist & Geogr I
  • American Literature
  • Earth Science
  • Composition I w/English Mechanics*
  • Algebra I
  • Physical Education
  • Catholic Apologetics
  • U.S. Hist & Geogr II 
  • Art Prac & Apprec
  • Introductory Physics
  • Composition II w/English Mechanics*  
  • Algebra I*
  • Language Study
*Placement determined through skills assessment.

 

Primary Course Materials

 

RELIGION

Church History IIIB (CH3-B)   [Semester 1]

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Catholic Apologetics (CAP-B)   [Semester 2]

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SOCIAL STUDIES / HISTORY

U.S. Hist & Geogr I (US1-B)   [Semester 1]

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U.S. Hist & Geogr II (US2-B)   [Semester 2]

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LITERATURE

American Literature (AL1-B)   [Semester 1]

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FINE ARTS

Art Prac & Apprec (AR3-B)   [Semester 2]

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SCIENCE

Earth Science (ERT-B)   [Semester 1]

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Introductory Physics (IPH-B)   [Semester 2]

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LANGUAGES

 

Language Study   [Semester 2]

High school students are to complete at least four semesters in Latin, Italian, German, French, or Spanish.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Physical Education (PHE-B)

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LANGUAGE ARTS

Writing, grammar, punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, and handwriting placement determined through the skills assessment and discussion with teaching-parent.

Composition I (CM1-B)   [Semester 1]

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Composition II (CM2-B)   [Semester 2]

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English Mechanics   [Semester 1 and 2]

 

MATHEMATICS

Math placement determined through the skills assessment and discussion with teaching-parent.  St. Thomas Aquinas Academy regularly uses Saxon, Jacobs Algebra, Jacobs Geometry, and Math U See.  VideoText, Teaching Textbook, and community college courses also accepted.

Algebra I   [Semester 1 and 2]

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