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The Rhetoric Years

Rhetoric school focuses on great books, great conversations, and great ideas. 

Great Books: the type of literature that has shaped and continues to influence the way we think today. Great books have stood the test of time because of their impact on humanity--not necessarily because everything they have to say is great.

"If we encounter a man of rare intellect,
we should ask him what books he reads."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great Conversations: In the Rhetoric school, we endeavor to teach all subjects from a perspective that can renew and transform a student's mind. Learning cannot be separated from worldview, and oftentimes there is no better conversation starter than comparing and contrasting different ways of thinking. We believe that discussions in the Rhetoric classroom can be inspiring, informative, and a source of growth for our students. 

Great Ideas: The Rhetoric Stage revolves around the kinds of great ideas that better help us understand God, humanity, and our world. By learning to better understand these ideas, our students can grow into more well-rounded disciples of Christ that can impact the world long after they've left Covenant Academy. 

"Education is the most powerful weapon
which you can use to change the world."
-- Nelson Mandela

Below, you can see the Rhetoric School Course of Study for grades 10-12.  

Rhetoric School Courses of Study


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Graduation Requirements

We require students to have 28 credit hours upon graduation as follows:

  • History (4)
  • Language Arts (4)
  • Mathematics (4)
  • Science (4)
  • Theology (4)
  • Languages (3)
  • Reasoning &
    Persuasion (2)
  • Fine Arts (1)
  • Physical Training/ Athletics (1)
  • Elective (1)

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