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


Algebra 1 + 2



Calculus 1 + 2, Statistics

Science w/ Labs

Earth Science


Anatomy + Physiology



Foreign Language

Latin 2 + 3

Honors Latin Literature (translation)

Spanish 1, 2, 3

Honors Spanish Literature


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



Advanced Art (portfolio)

Creative Writing


Music Appreciation

Data Science

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