Classical Science, Math, and Logic courses for Upper School students in six grade and up are offered on Thursdays for the 2018-2019 school year. This is in addition to the four courses offered on Mondays. Though Thursday courses are offered á la carte, enrollment in at least three Monday courses is required to be eligible. A hallmark of classical education is the value placed on the interrelation of knowledge. The solid, shared foundation in Latin, classics, literature, and composition create a unique fellowship of learning for upper school work in math, science, and logic.
Thursday Schedule, please note the start/end times of 8:30 to 3:00 are slightly different than Mondays:
- 8:30-10:00 Science & Math, stretch break after
- 10:00-11:30 Math & Science
- 11:30-12:00 Lunch
- 12:00-1:30 Logic (9th grade and up only), stretch break after
- 1:30-3:00 Latin Study Session
Science, 8:30 – 10:00
- Earth Science, 7th/8th grade (recommended for 7th)
- Novare Earth Science Text & Resource CD, no math req, $400
- Physical Science, 7th/8th grade (recommended for 8th)
- Novare Physical Science Text and Resource CD, pre/co-requisite of Pre-Algebra (does not have to be at HLN), $400
- Introductory Physics with lab 9th grade and up
- Biology with lab, 9th grade and up
Math, 10:00 – 11:30
- Pre-Algebra (College of the Redwoods) $400
- Algebra I (Prentice Hall Classics) $400
- Algebra II (Prentice Hall Classics) $400
Math & Science for Sixth & Seventh Graders
- 8:30 – 10:00 Understanding Mathematics, The perfect course for on-level sixth graders or seventh graders who are younger and/or need more time to solidify arithmetic before beginning Pre-Algebra. $400
- 10:00 – 11:30 Trees & The World of Biology, An age-appropriate science course focusing on appreciation for the majesty of the created order, specifically trees. This lighter course load is perfect for students who are focusing extra time on Latin and Classics.
Traditional Logic, 12:00 – 1:30, 9th grade and up only
- The Traditional Logic Program is an in-depth study of the classical syllogism. HLN students will complete books I & II in one school year. In Book I students will gain a basic understanding of terms, statements, and simple categorical arguments. Book II covers the figures of the traditional syllogism, forms of rhetorical arguments, kinds of hypothetical syllogisms, kinds of complex syllogisms, as well as relational arguments. By the end of this course, the student will be able to analyze a variety of argument forms as well as recognize and respond to dilemmas. The level of understanding attained in this course would be more than that typical attained in a college course.
Latin Study Session, 1:30 – 3:00
- Designed with Second to Fourth Form students in mind: Bring your Latin homework and work quietly with the optional guidance of a Latin teacher for tough questions and translations. Format: study hall work session overseen by a Latin teacher. Two enrollment options: pay for use, only as needed $10/week or enroll for the whole year for $200.