Our core program in Track A includes American History, Biology, English I, Speech, and Biblical Theology.
The American History class uses Paul Johnson’s History of the American People as their foundational text. Alongside Johnson, students also read selections of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States and numerous primary sources.
The Biblical Theology class uses According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible by Graeme Goldsworthy.
The Biology class uses BJU Press curriculum.
The English class focuses on American literature. The reading list ordinarily includes the following selections:
Selected American Puritan sermons
Selected short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Selected essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Selections from Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Selected short stories by Edgar Alan Poe
Selected poems by Emily Dickinson
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Old Man and the Sea by Earnest Hemingway
Selected poems by Robert Frost
Selected short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Selected short stories by Flannery O’Connor
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee