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School of Rhetoric: Grades 9-12


School of Rhetoric

Comprehensive Three-Day Program, Monday/Wednesday/Friday

Rhetoric is the art of communicating well. Once a student has obtained a knowledge of the facts (grammar) and developed the skills necessary to arrange those facts into arguments (logic), he must develop the skill of communicating those arguments to others (rhetoric). School of Rhetoric students practice presenting their ideas to others expressively, persuasively, and imaginatively. Writing essays, researching topics, and orating ideas help students  develop their minds to formulate their own questions, to think critically and to articulate concepts clearly  to others. Live Oak students polish these critical skills as they progress through their stimulating and challenging upper school classes

 Language ArtsHistoryClassical & Foreign LanguageMathScienceChristian StudiesElectives/Enrichment
9th GradeLanguage Arts 9: World LiteratureWorld History – ModernLatin (appropriate level)GeometryRhetoric ScienceChristian Studies 9
10th GradeLanguage Arts 10: American LiteratureU.S. History
AP U.S. History
Latin (appropriate level, I through AP)
Algebra IIRhetoric Science
AP Science
Christian Studies 10
11th GradeEnglish Language and Composition
AP English Language & Composition
Western Civilization ILatin (appropriate level, I through AP)
Pre-CalculusRhetoric Science
AP Science
12th GradeEnglish Literature and Composition
AP English Literature
Western Civilization IILatin (appropriate level, I through AP)
AP CalculusRhetoric Science
AP Science

*AP® Physics C (requires Calculus; may be taken concurrently)