ACA began its Rhetoric School in 2015 and will have its first graduating class in 2019! Rhetoric School offers courses that complement and expand on our Logic School curriculum. The University Model courses are designed to prepare students for graduation and university admissions, all with continued emphasis on our goal of “Developing Lifelong Leaders & Learners Loving the Lord.”
Our Christian-based Rhetoric curriculum builds on the students' foundation and fosters an understanding of academics from a biblical worldview. Students learn to articulate their understanding of concepts in their own words and to defend their positions with facts and against rebuttal. While parents continue their partnership with instructors, the role of the parent at this level is described as a “Mentor-Teacher.” The parent mentors the student in connection with both dependent and independent study, as a course monitor, and as a project assistant.
Our growing curriculum is enhanced by leadership opportunities on campus, ranging in areas of interest, including academics, athletics, discipleship, and service. Additionally, our Rhetoric students are provided with opportunities to participate in resume-building activities off campus.