Ah, when all your teen wants to do is argue! We teach them to argue well. God gives us the ability to enter into wisdom beginning in this stage, and it will carry us through our lives. Students take formal and informal rhetoric in high school. Rhetoric is the art of persuasive speaking and writing. Having practiced public speaking since the grammar stage, they can debate well by getting their point across without tearing down their opponent. Through our speech class, students participate in mock trials, policy debate and other forms of speech. They also complete a junior thesis in 11th grade and their senior thesis in 12th grade. Students are encouraged to submit their junior thesis for entry into the Association of Classical & Christian Schools National Chrysostom Oratory Competition.
9th – 12th grade hours are 8:00-3:30
Juniors and Seniors have the option of participating in Post Secondary Education Options (PSEO) at local colleges and universities as part of their college preparation. We support them in their journey of exploring their college and career path as they discover their unique design. But they must also complete any outstanding classes at Veritas Academy before they can graduate.