Available courses

American History & Literature 

Instructor:  D.O. "Oliver" Woods 
E-mail: Admin@KingsWayClassicalAcademy.com
Phone: 503-658-0385

Course Description

There's no understanding American History apart from the covenant theory of civil government. Most Christian historians equate John Locke’s secularized social contract with the Biblical covenant model. However, they are direct opposites and cannot be reconciled.  You'll find out why in "The Book of the Covenant - A Handbook of Biblical Law For Leaders of Church & State."  

"Covenant & Crisis In American History" reveals critical differences in  the U.S. Constitution of 1787 and earlier covenant documents in the colonies. Key evidence is in the Preamble and Article VI. 

Failure to grasp these vital distinctions has led to a history of cultural conflict and crisis, punctuated by a violent civil war and numerous overseas conflicts. This unfolding drama is traced through seven eras.  It begins with the Puritans' noble, but abortive, attempt to establish a covenant government on American shores.   It looks in turn at the Neo-classical, Romantic, Centralization, Realist, Modern, and Deep-State eras. Each section contains an overview, timeline and representative poetry and prose.

  • Tuition:  $275
  • Mode:  Asynchronous
  • Offered: Spring 
  • Textbook: See above

Shakespeare 1 

Instructor:  Mr. Eric Cummings
E-mail: somedaysomwhere@gmail.com
Phone:  708-954-7121

Course Description

For centuries Shakespeare has delighted audiences with his wit and wisdom.  For many, he's the greatest poet the world has known and yet his identity is shrouded in speculation.  Why are his works such a mysterious admixture of both Christian and pagan allusions?  How could the Stratford man of such humble origins have written with so much insight about court life in London?  Far-fetched as it seems, the key to understanding the complex origins of America lies in the answer to those simple questions. 

Shakespeare's works fall into three genres: comedy, tragedy, and history.  This course embarks on an in-depth analysis of one each: Henry V, Hamlet, and Taming of the Shrew. Students read the play itself and an insightful commentary from a Christian perspective by Peter Leithart, taken from his Brightest Heaven of Invention - A Christian Guide to Six Shakespeare Plays.

  • Tuition:    $275 Premier   OR   Tuition:     $25 Basic
  • Mode:      Synchronous            Mode:      Self-taught
  • Offered:   Fall                           Offered:   Fall or Spring
  • Textbook: See above               Textbook:  See above

American Government & Law 

Instructor:  D.O. "Oliver" Woods 
E-mail: Admin@KingsWayClassicalAcademy.com
Phone: 503-658-0385

Course Description

American Government & Law is a unique analysis of the U.S. Constitution from a Biblical vantage point. "Discipling the Nations - The Government Upon His Shoulders"  (DTN) takes a sober look at history behind the Constitution. It revisits mostly Christian, Anti-Federalist objections of men like Patrick Henry, raised in the Virginia Ratifying Convention.  Much needed critique of critical weaknesses, as well as strengths. Strengths are Biblical division of power, federalism and republicanism. 

However, the Constitution 's failure to acknowledge any Power higher than itself tacitly rejects any Divine absolutes in the civil realm. As  "The Book of the Covenant -- A Handbook of Biblical Law for Leaders of Church & State" (DC) ably demonstrates, America's social problems are rooted not primarily in our departure from the Constitution, per se.  Rather they lie in hidden seeds of humanism buried deep in the heart of the Constitution itself.  Compares Mosaic Constitution of Exodus 20-24.

  • Tuition:    $275 Premier   OR   Tuition:     $25 Basic
  • Mode:      Asynchronous          Mode:      Self-taught
  • Offered:   Fall                           Offered:   Fall or Spring
  • Textbook: See above               Textbook:  See above


Great Books Introduction 1

Instructor: Mr. Sean McGowan 
E-mail: seanmcg86@ad.com 
Phone: 540-841-6937

Course Description

Each of 6 Great Books courses analyzes about 16 classical authors (total 100) and consists of two parts.   First is a thumbnail sketch of each author with review exercise and computer-graded quiz.  Second is in-depth analysis and class discussion of 8 of the authors using a set of 10 thought questions as a reading and discussion guide. 

There are 2 “sweeps” through history, each covering 50 of the 100 total authors.   The first set of 50 sketches are in the e-book “Keys to the Classics, Vol. I.”  Short answers to the open-end questions are in a separate Teachers Manual.  The courses are omnibus, blending world history, philosophy, literature, and theology.  Student selects one author on which to write a 2,000 word essay. Reading ranges from 35 to 50 pages every two weeks. An optional textbook by Francis William Coker, "Readings In Political Philosophy" contains all the required readings.

GBI, covers the ancient world from Homer to Machiavelli. The work of the Greek philosophers and Roman political theorists was answered by the life and ministry of Christ. The newly launched church challenged the Emperor cult until the conversion of Constantine (312), who marked a dramatic turning point in the history of Christianity. Previously persecuted by Rome, the church now found herself intertwined with the state for about 700 years. Emperors appointed Bishops, often the highest bidder. Finally, the church broke free in the Investiture struggle of 1075-1122. You'll meet key players who shaped the new church/state dynamic leading up to the modern era.  

  • Tuition:    $275 Premier   OR   Tuition:     $25 Basic
  • Mode:      Instructor                  Mode:      Self-taught
  • Offered:   Fall                           Offered:   Fall or Spring
  • Textbook: See above               Textbook:  See above




Doctrine I- Psalms

Instructor:  D.O "Oliver" Woods 
E-mail: Admin@KingsWayClassicalAcademy.com
Phone: 503-658-0385

Course Description

This is a commentary on the book of Psalms -- personal and political.  All Bible doctrines are in the Psalms:  God, Christ, Holy Spirit, Word of God, Man, Salvation, Church, Eschatology, Family and National Covenants.  Content and relation of the 5 Books of the Psalms is explored in terms of the Decree of God in history   

  • Tuition:    $275 Premier   OR   Tuition:     $25 Basic
  • Mode:      Instructor                  Mode:      Self-taught
  • Offered:   Fall                           Offered:   Fall or Spring
  • Textbook: None                        Textbook:  None

Latin Ia 

Instructor:  Jonathan Roberts 
E-mail: jpatroberts@gmail.com
Phone: 347-288-4346

Course Description

Instead of a textbook, this course employs three powerful tools to help you master Latin with speed, effect and even fun.  You start out with vocabulary building using Picta Dicta in a game format that is intuitive and exciting for every student, along with St. Andy's Latin Companion, which introduces the rules of the Latin language.  In the final phase, you read Lingua Latina, a novel written entirely in Latin.  The course avoids word-for-word equivalents like the plague, teaching you instead “to think in the language” for lasting effect.

  • Tuition:    $275 Premier   OR   Tuition:     $25 Basic
  • Mode:      Instructor                  Mode:      Self-taught
  • Offered:   Fall                           Offered:   Fall or Spring
  • Textbook: None                        Textbook:  None


Logic I - Informal  

Instructor:  Mr. Eric Cummings 
E-mail: somedaysomewhere@gmail.com
Phone: 708-954-7121

Course Description

Informal logic is logic in action in the real world -- the messy, and sometimes convoluted, syllogisms of everyday speech and writing.  Rhyme & Reason by Peter Roise helps the student grapple with these challenges and avoid the danger of studying formal logic in isolation.  Instead of producing great thinkers, logic without context may well produce those who think they know how to think, but don't. They're experts at rarified reason, while the meaning and subtleties of the argument they're analyzing is completely lost to them. 

Our logic sequence features two improvements over deficiencies of traditional logic courses. First, it starts with the study of inductive reasoning (from particular to general), which is at least as common as deductive reasoning.  But it's often excluded from junior high and high school logic courses. Without studying induction, however, a student's view of logic will not be well-rounded. Second, you'll learn to recognize and refute 17 of the most common logical fallacies that crop up every day in the media.

  • Tuition:    $275 Premier   OR   Tuition:     $25 Basic
  • Mode:      Synchronous            Mode:      Self-taught
  • Offered:   Fall                           Offered:   Fall or Spring
  • Textbook: See above               Textbook:  See above




English Composition I 

Instructor:  Mr. Eric Cummings 
E-mail:  somedaysomwhere@gmail.com
Phone: 708-954-7121

Course Description

Students learn and apply the principles of effective writing using Strunk & White's classic Elements of Style. The art of writing is explored from basic building blocks through construction of effective sentences and paragraphs, matters of organization and form, and correction of common problems.

  • Tuition:  $275
  • Mode:  Synchronous
  • Offered: Fall
  • Textbook: Elements of Style

Rhetoric I  

Instructor:  Mr. Eric Cummings 
E-mail: somedaysomwhere@gmail.com
Phone: 708-954-7121

Course Description

Rhetoric I covers history and principles of classical rhetoric and a brief review of logic.  Students learn the skill of determining best structure for spoken communication (speeches, debates, arguments) and of written works of all kinds, from the sentence level, to paragraphs, to entire books. The course stresses application of the principles in the student's own speech, writing, and communication. That includes elements of the rhetorical situation and the available means of persuasion. The text "Power of Persuasion" by Peter Roise, is based primarily on classical rhetoric in Aristotle's "Art of Rhetoric" and the "Ad Herenium" and on the Bible.

  • Tuition:    $275 Premier   OR   Tuition:     $25 Basic
  • Mode:      Synchronous            Mode:      Self-taught
  • Offered:   Fall                           Offered:   Fall or Spring
  • Textbook: See above               Textbook:  See above


Writing Readiness 

Instructor:  Eric Cummings 
E-mail: Somedaysomwhere@gmail.com
Phone: 708-954-7121

Course Description

For middle-school students or  Asean professionals looking to refine their written ESL, this course is the first step.  The Elements of Style by Strunk & White is an American classic.  Though small, it covers basic principles of clarity, vigor, usage, punctuation, parts-of-speech and structure. Addresses common abuses of words, phrases, punctuation; wordiness; and the need for supporting assertions and revision.  Paired with our Latin I course it's a powerful combination for covenant children to interpret, and enjoy the Word and the world God rules.   Plus, It's been said that study of Latin cuts time to master a profession by 50%.  Simple writing exercises get you off on the "write foot."   For placement, send a sample of recent writing to Mr. Cummings.

  • Tuition:    $275 Premier   OR   Tuition:     $25 Basic
  • Mode:      Instructor                  Mode:      Self-taught
  • Offered:   Fall                           Offered:   Fall or Spring
  • Textbook: Elements of Style     Textbook:  Elements of Style







Physics 1a 

Instructor:  Mel Munsayac 
E-mail:  Imelda.munsayac65@gmail.com

Course Description

This course is built around the award winning Apologia science textbook "Exploring Creation with Physics".  The student needs to understand the sin, cos, and tangent functions and their inverses. These are covered in Saxon's Algebra II, or the :"trigonometry" course in most other math series.  Chemistry is also prerequisite to Physics, the toughest science.  The course discusses the following topics:

  • Units                                                     Periodic Motion
  • Measurement                                       Waves
  • One-Dimensional Motion                      Optics
  • Momentum                                           Electriostatics
  • Newton's Laws and their Application    Electrodynamics
  • Gravity                                                 Electrical Circuits
  • Work and Energy                                 Magnetism
  • Two-Dimensional Motion 

  • Tuition:    $275 Premier           
  • Mode:      Instructor                     
  • Offered:   Fall                               
  • Textbook: See above   



  • Physical Science 1a 

    Instructor:  Mel Munsayac 
    E-mail:  Imelda.munsayac65@gmail.com

    Course Description

    This course is built around the award winning Apologia science textbook "Exploring Creation with Physical Science".  Emphasis on myths of the hysterical environmental movement. Optional hands-on experiments with home chemicals and supplies. Great preparation for college-prep high school science curriculum. It's the last science course before high school biology, covering:  

    • The Atmosphere                   The Physics of Motion
    • The Hydrosphere                  Newton's Laws
    • Weather                                Gravity
    • Structure of the Earth           Astrophysics
    • Geology

    • Tuition:    $275 Premier           OR           Tuition:     $25 Basic
    • Mode:      Instructor                                  Mode:      Self-taught
    • Offered:   Fall                                           Offered:   Fall or Spring
    • Textbook: See above                               Textbook:  See above




    Chemistry 1a 

    Instructor:  Mel Munsayac 
    E-mail:  Imelda.munsayac65@gmail.com

    Course Description

    This course is built around the award winning Apologia science textbook "Exploring Creation with Chemistry".  Algebra I is prerequisite.  Course is a rigorous foundation in chemistry, in preparation for college-level study, coverning the following topics:

    • Nomenclature            Acids & Bases
    • Significant Figures    Redox reactions
    • Units                          Solutions
    • Classification             Atomic Structure
    • The Mole Concept    Lewis Structures
    • Stoichiometry            Molecular Geometry
    • Thermochemistry     The Gas Laws
    • Thermodynamics      Equilibrium
    • Kinetics

    • Tuition:    $275 Premier           
    • Mode:      Instructor                     
    • Offered:   Fall                               
    • Textbook: See above   

    General Science 1a 

    Instructor:  Mel Munsayac 
    E-mail:  Imelda.munsayac65@gmail.com

    Course Description

    This course is built around the award winning Apologia science textbook "Exploring Creation with General Science". It's a systematic introduction to science covering the following topics:  

    • The Scientific Method            Palenontology
    • Designing Experiments          Biology
    • Simple Machines                   Human Anatomy
    • Archaeology                          Human Physiology
    • Geology

    • Tuition:    $275 Premier           OR           Tuition:     $25 Basic
    • Mode:      Instructor                                  Mode:      Self-taught
    • Offered:   Fall                                           Offered:   Fall or Spring
    • Textbook: See above                               Textbook:  See above


    Biology 1a 

    Instructor:  D.O. "Oliver" Woods 
    E-mail:  Admin@KingsWayClassicalAcademy.com

    Course Description

    This course is built around the award winning Apologia science textbook "Exploring Creation with Biology." It's designed for the first year of high school, concurrent with  Algebra I.  The style is conversational, easy to read and understand.  There are exercises and tests (with detailed solutions) and experiments suitable for the home.  Emphasis on the incredible design features apparent throughout God's Creation, including:  

    • Classification                                                   Cell structure & Function
    • The Definition of Life                                       Cellular Reproduction
    • Features of Organisms in Kingdom Monera    DNA
    • Features of Organisms in Kingdom Protista    Protein Synthesis
    • Features of Organisms in Kingdom Fungi       Cellular Resperation
    • Introduction to Biochemistry                            Genetics
    • Cell Structure and Function                             Kingdom Animalia
    • Cellular Reproduction                                      Kingdom Plantae

    • Tuition:    $275 Premier               OR             Tuition:     $25 Basic
    • Mode:      Instructor                                        Mode:      Self-taught
    • Offered:   Fall                                                 Offered:   Fall or Spring
    • Textbook: See above                                     Textbook:  See above



    Economics 1a 

    Instructor:  Pastor Paul Michael Raymond 
    E-mail: pastor@HisGlory.us
    Phone: 403-352-2667

    Course Description

    Basics of economic theory is presented by tracing the development of economic thinking through history, using the "Great man" approach.  The course emphasizes theory as the foundation of sound economic application.  But theory is not of necessity dull when subjected to intense Biblical analysis. All required readings are provided through internet links.  An optional text would be:  Productive Christians In An Age of Guilt Manipulators by David Chilton.

    • Tuition:    $275 Premier   OR   Tuition:     $25 Basic
    • Mode:      Instructor                  Mode:      Self-taught
    • Offered:   Fall                           Offered:   Fall or Spring
    • Textbook: None                        Textbook:  None

    Pre-Calculus 1a

    Instructor:  Daniel Lebowitz 
    E-mail: dlebowitz22@gmal.com
    Phone: 541-292-8758

    Course Description

    This is the first semester of Pre-Calculus. Pre-Calculus covers basic through advanced trigonometry, including exponential functions, logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions of angles, periodic functions, trigonometric functions and identities, applications of trigonometry, Euclidean geometry, and conics.

    • Tuition:    $275 Premier   
    • Mode:      Instructor                  
    • Offered:   Fall                           
    • Textbook: None           
    • Calculator: TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator required.                     



    Algebra 2a

    Instructor:  Daniel Lebowitz 
    E-mail: dlebowitz22@gmal.com
    Phone: 541-292-8758

    Course Description

    This is the first semester of Algebra 2. Includes an introduction to the study and application of quadratic, radical, exponential, and logarithmic expressions and functions. Working with real data and the mathematics of curve fitting will be developed using a graphing calculator.

    • Tuition:    $275 Premier   
    • Mode:      Instructor                  
    • Offered:   Fall                           
    • Textbook: None        
    • Calculator: TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator required.                        


    Algebra 1a

    Instructor:  Daniel Lebowitz 
    E-mail: dlebowitz22@gmal.com
    Phone: 541-292-8758

    Course Description

    This is the first semester of Algebra 1. Introduces the study and application of the real numbers, operations with real numbers, exponents, order of operations, mathematical modeling, solving linear equations, methods of problem solving, rates, slope, graphs of lines, equations of lines, and systems of linear equations. Working with real data, formulas, and applications will be stressed.

    • Tuition:    $275 Premier   OR   Tuition:     $25 Basic
    • Mode:      Instructor                  Mode:      Self-taught
    • Offered:   Fall                           Offered:   Fall or Spring
    • Textbook: None                        Textbook:  None


    Pre-Algebra 1a

    Instructor:  Daniel Lebowitz 
    E-mail: dlebowitz22@gmal.com
    Phone: 541-292-8758

    Course Description

    This is the first semester of Pre-Algebra. Pre-Algebra reinforces skills in whole number, fractions, and decimals while introducing computation with rational numbers, exponents, order of operation, and the use of variables, expressions, formulas, and equations. Ratio and proportions, percent, and topics in measurement are also studied. Working with real data, formulas, and applications will be stressed.   

    • Tuition:    $275 Premier   OR   Tuition:     $25 Basic
    • Mode:      Instructor                  Mode:      Self-taught
    • Offered:   Fall                           Offered:   Fall or Spring
    • Textbook: None                        Textbook:  None