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Rhetoric School (9th-12th Grade)

Our students' worldview education continues in high school with instruction in Christian doctrine, comparative religions, and apologetics. Biblical worldview thinking must not begin and end within the confines of Bible class. Morning Star Academy's classical Christian approach equips students with the necessary knowledge, understanding, and wisdom to apply the truths of God's word to all aspects of their lives.

Within the classical Christian approach, students in high school (9th through 12th) are entering the third phase of the Trivium, which is the rhetoric stage. We have learned that high school students are interested in expressing ideas. Once students at Morning Star Academy have learned the basic facts and know how to think and reason well, they are then ready to sharpen their communication skills in the rhetoric stage. Through formal training in the art of rhetoric our students learn to speak and write persuasively.

The pinnacle of their career at Morning Star Academy is a senior thesis, a year-long project that culminates in a 15 to 20 page paper and a 15 minute presentation and defense before a faculty panel and audience.

2022-2023 senior thesis were:

Ella Curry - "Happy Feet:  The Psychological Benefits of Dance"

Paige Johnson - "The Injustice of Sexual Crime Convictions"

Lucas Fulton - "A Society Crippled by Affirmative Action"

Luke Bohonek - "Seed Oils:  The Driving Factor Behind the American Health Crisis"

Steel Anderson - "What is Man?:  Why the Changing Definitionof Man Negatively Affects Modern American Society"

Vallerie Fendley - "The Impact of Influencers:  Why Parents Need to Be the Influence Over Their Adolescent's Social Media Use"


Characteristic of a Morning Star Academy Graduate