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High School Diploma Curriculum

The following plan of high school studies satisfies all requirements for college preparation and leaves students with great flexibility for the pursuit of additional studies.

Freshman Year

  • Freshman English
    Study English Composition, English Grammar and English Literature, enjoying the English translations of ancient classics: Homer’s Iliad & Odyssey; Vergil’s Aeneid; Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
  • Freshman Foreign Language
    Begin the study of foreign language with the first year of Latin Vocabulary, Latin Grammar and Latin Reading.
  • Freshman History
    Study ancient and classical history, from 3500 BC to the fall of Rome.
  • Freshman Mathematics
    Begin the study of high school Mathematics with Elementary Algebra.
  • Freshman Science
    Begin the study of high school Natural Science with the study of Biology.

Sophomore Year

  • Sophomore English
    Continue the study of English Composition, English Grammar and English Literature, enjoying Longfellow’s translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy.
  • Sophomore Foreign Language
    Continue the study of foreign language with a second year of Latin Vocabulary, Latin Grammar and Latin Reading.
  • Sophomore History
    Study medieval and modern history, from the fall of Rome to the World Wars.
  • Sophomore Mathematics
    Continue the study of high school Mathematics with Plane & Solid Geometry.
  • Sophomore Science
    Continue the study of high school Science with the study of Chemistry.

Junior Year

  • Junior English
    Continue the study of English Composition, English Grammar and English Literature, enjoying the works of William Shakespeare.
  • Junior Foreign Language
    Continue the study of foreign language with a third year of Latin Vocabulary, Latin Grammar and Latin Reading.
  • Junior History
    Study American History.
  • Junior Mathematics
    Continue the study of high school Mathematics with Advanced Algebra.
  • Junior Science
    Continue the study of high school Science with the study of Algebra-based Physics.

Senior Year

  • Senior English
    Complete the study of English Composition, English Grammar and English Literature, enjoying the works of American Literature.
  • Senior Foreign Language
    Complete the study of foreign language with a fourth year of Latin Vocabulary, Latin Grammar and Latin Reading.
  • Senior Society Studies
    Study American Government.
  • Senior Mathematics
    Complete the study of high school Mathematics with Advanced Geometry and Trigonometry, completing an excellent preparation for future Calculus study (if desired).
  • Senior Science
    Complete the study of the high school Science with the study of Physiology or Astronomy.

The courses above allow a student to satisfy/exceed all modern high school diploma requirements as efficiently as possible and prepare for admission to the most selective colleges and universities.

Advanced Studies

The most selective colleges and universities urge high school students to demonstrate their zeal for learning by seeking the most challenging courses of study available to them. The great advantage offered to high school students in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy is that they may add to the college preparatory high school program above a great number of classical Catholic studies that go beyond the requirements of the modern high school diploma. Any 300-400 level classes completed may be added to the student transcript as “Advanced Studies” (See sample transcript below.). These classical Catholic courses are accessed in the same system as their high school studies, making for the most convenient addition of such studies.

High School Transcripts

Our High School Diploma Plan provides a complete course of study for the completion of a high school diploma. The courses provided are listed directly on the high school transcript as can be seen below.

This transcript serves as a goal for students throughout their high school studies and a reward for studies diligently completed. This transcript will exceed the application requirements of the most selective colleges and universities.

Tracking Time/Activities

Studying with long-term goals is difficult for students, and for homeschool parents. We recommend using weekly study planners to direct and track weekly progress.

If you have any questions about the Academy’s online high school diploma program, please contact me directly any time.

God bless your studies,

William C. Michael, Headmaster
Classical Liberal Arts Academy
mail@classicalliberalarts.com

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