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Level I – 7th Grade

Class Author Work(s)
Bible Study Methods various Pentateuch (Genesis-Deuteronomy)  
Classical Foundations  Lybrand The Writing Course
  Hemmingway The Old Man and the Sea
  Lewis The Chronicles of Narnia
  Tolkien The Hobbit
  Aeschylus Prometheus Bound
  Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, O. Henry, Rudyard Kipling, C.S. Lewis, Guy de Maupassant, James Thurber, Mark Twain, Poe various short stories
Algebra 1/2 Saxon Algebra 1/2
Physical Science Various Discussions and sample readings studying a range of scientific fields–Geology, Aeronautics, Rocketry, Astronomy, Chemistry, etc for the purpose of arousing interest in Science
Ancient Near East Various Projects and maps over various civilizations– Ancient Egyptian, Mycenaean, Minoan, Babylonian, Hebrew and Indus River Valley
 *Excerpts only

Level II – 8th Grade

Class Author(s) Work(s)
Old Testament various The Bible (Joshua – Malachi)
Great Books I Aeschylus Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, Eumenides
  Sophocles Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone
  Homer The Iliad, The Odyssey  
  Plato The Republic, The Apology, other short dialogues
Algebra 1 Foerster Algebra 1
Biology Kaskel, Hummer, and Daniel Biology: An Everyday Experience
  Darwin The Origin of Species
  Behe Darwin's Black Box*
  Aristotle De Anima*
  Bernard An Introduction to Experimental Medicine*
  Yancey and Brand Fearfully and Wonderfully Made*
  Strobel The Case for a Creator*
Greece and Rome Hamilton Mythology*
  Plutarch Lives of Noble Greeks and Romans (Our Young Folks' Plutarch)*
  Herodotus The Histories*
  Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War*
  Livy The Early History of Rome*
  Seutonius Lives of the 12 Caesars*
  MacGregor The Story of Rome*
  Josephus The Antiquity of the Jews*, Wars of the Jews*
  DeVries Battles of the Ancient World*
  Polybius The Histories*
  unknown I & II Maccabees*

 *Excerpts only 

Level III – 9th Grade

Class Author(s) Work(s)
New Testament Various The Bible (MatthewRevelation)
Great Books 2 Anselm Proslogium*Monologium*, Cur Deus Homo*
  Aristotle Physics*, Metaphysics*Nichomachean Ethics*, Politics*
  Augustine Confessions*
Farenheit 451
  unknown Beowulf
  Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth
  Virgil The Aeneid    
  Chaucer Canterbury Tales*
Greek 1 Mounce Beginning Greek
Algebra 2
Foerster Algebra and Trigonometry
Wilson and Nance Introductory Logic, Intermediary Logic
World History 1 Gonzalez The Story of Christianity
  Josephus Antiquities of the Jews
  Seutonius The Twelve Caesars*
  Tacitus The Annals of Imperial Rome  *
  Augustine City of God*
  Armstrong Islam, A Short History*
On the Incarnation  
First Apology
select Medieval documents and decrees
*Excerpts only

Level IV – 10th Grade

Class Author(s) Work(s)
Great Books 3 Aquinas Summa Theologica*
  Descartes Meditations*
  Dante Divine Comedy: Inferno and Purgatorio
  Hobbes The Leviathan*
  Milton Paradise Lost*
  Shakespeare Hamlet, King Lear
  Machiavelli The Prince
  Nietzsche  Parable of the Madman
  Locke Second Treatise on Government*
  Luther 95 Theses
Greek 2 Mounce Beginning Greek
Pre-Calculus Foerster Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry: Concepts and Applications
Physics Hewitt Conceptual Physics
  Hickman Problem-Solving Exercises in Physics

Rhetoric I 

Aristotle  On Rhetoric*
  Paul, the Apostle Romans (Bible)
  Khunert Servant Leadership
 World History 2
Marx The Communist Manifesto    
How Should We Then Live?
  various Essentials: European History Series (1500-Present)
  Giotto, Masaccio, daVinci, Michaelangelo, Raphael, Rembrandt, Bruegel the Elder, Goya, Monet, Van Gogh, Munch, Picasso, Duchamp, Warhol, Pollock select paintings
  Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Copeland, Handel, Mozart, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Wagner select compositions
       Till Luther
       Apted Amazing Grace
       Spielberg Schindler's List (clean film version)
       Frankowski Expelled
*Excerpts only

Level V – 11th Grade

Class Author(s) Work(s)
 Great Books IV Dostoevsky The Brothers Karamazov
  Goethe Faust, Part I
  Hume Treatise on Human Nature*, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding*
  Kant Prolegomena to any Future Metaphysics*
  Kirkegaard Fear and Trembling*
  Dickens Great Expectations
  Rousseau The Origin of Inequality*, The Social Contract*
  Nietzsche Beyond Good and Evil*
  Pascal Pensées*
  Swift Gulliver's Travels
  Golding The Lord of the Flies
 Rhetoric II Aristotle On Rhetoric
  Various Selected Speeches
Fine Arts I Fritz Creating
  various films  
Geometry Abbott Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
The Elements
  Khan Academy, College Board, Barron's
SAT Prep
American History Jefferson, Adams, Franklin Declaration of Independence, The Constitution
  Hamilton, Jay and Madison The Federalist Papers
  King March on Washington Address
  Lincoln Selected Speeches
  select opinions Supreme Court Decisions
Mayflower Compact
  Mayhew "A Discourse Concerning Unlimited Submission and Non-Resistance to the Higher Powers"
  Marshall and Manuel The Light and the Glory
  Henry Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
  Paine Common Sense
  Maybury World War I: the Rest of the Story*, World War II: the Rest of the Story
  Washington Farewell Address
  Reed Myths of the Great Depression
  various Essentials: U.S. History Series (1492-present)
  Harrison, Cleveland, McKinley, U.S. Congress Documents on American Imperialism
We Were Soldiers Once...and Young*
       Burns The Civil War*, The War*, Jazz*
       Spielberg Amistad, Lincoln, Saving Private Ryan, John Adams (Episodes 1 and 2)
       Johnson Boycott
       Donaldson 13 Days
       National Geographic Inside 9/11
*Excerpts only

Level VI – 12th Grade

Class Author(s) Work(s)
 Advanced Literature Huxley
Brave New World
  Lee To Kill a Mockingbird
  Dickens A Tale of Two Cities
  Plato Republic
  Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter
 Calculus Swokowski Calculus
 Fine Arts II Bordwell/Thompson Film Art
 Apologetics  Lewis  Mere Christianity, Great Divorce
  Stroebel Case for a Creator
  Muhammad  Quran*
  various  The Bible, selections
  Kreeft Socrates Meets Jesus
  Muller Wisdom of the Buddha
  Smith Book of Mormon*
  Laozi Tao Te Ching
  Vyasa Bhagavadgita
 Astronomy Rees Universe:The Definitive Visual Guide*
  Hawking A Brief History of Time
  Stroebel Case for a Creator
Government Hamilton, Madison, Jay Federalist Papers*
  Henry Speeches before Virginia Assembly
  King John, Langton Magna Carta
  various Mayflower Compact
  various Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
  British Parliament English Bill of Rights
  Locke Second Treatise of Government*
  Jefferson, Adams, Franklin Declaration of Independence, The Constitution
  Dickinson Articles of Confederation
  deTocqueville Democracy in America*
  Skousen 5000 Year Leap*
Adam Smith 
Wealth of Nations
Basic Economics*
Financial Peace University Student Edition
*Excerpts only