SLO classical academy High School

Classes overview

All there is to thinking is seeing something noticeable which makes you see something you weren't noticing which makes you see something that isn’t even visible.

– Norman Maclean

All SLOCAHS students, regardless of grade level, follow the same four-year history and literature cycle. Students take history and literature courses concurrently to reinforce cross-disciplinary learning. Course rigor is scaled to grade level and students are offered CANON and HONORS options.

Because we are preparing students for a future that is largely unknown, students must learn to think clearly, critically, and honestly across a variety of domains and disciplines. Below is a brief overview of our courses and an explanation of each course’s core values and educational goals. Keep in mind that course offerings will expand along with our population.

History + Literature

Ancient World

Middle Ages, Renaissance + Reformation

Early Modern US + Europe

Modern World

Mathematics

Algebra 1 + 2

Geometry

Trigonometry

Calculus 1 + 2, Statistics

Science w/ Labs

Earth Science

Biology

Anatomy + Physiology

Chemistry

Physics

Foreign Language

Latin 2 + 3

Honors Latin Literature (translation)

Spanish 1, 2, 3

Honors Spanish Literature

Electives

Studio Art

Computer Science

Inner + Outer Nature

Photography + Graphic Design

Film Studies

Fundamentals of Drama

Oral Rhetoric

The Art, Science + History of Food

Philosophy + Ethics

Psychology

Woodworking

Advanced Art (portfolio)

Creative Writing

Printmaking

Music Appreciation

Data Science

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