Semester course plans and study tools for St. Thomas Aquinas Academy courses.

 

Study guides include weekly reading plans, assignments, reflection topics, and gradebooks. Access to graded, online quizzes and other online student supports are available to high school students enrolled in St. Thomas Aquinas Academy (see Annual Enrollment).

In addition to helping you select a personalized set of courses for your student, each school year your academic advisor will provide personalized recommendations for English Mechanics (punctuation, grammar, and penmanship studies to complement the composition/reasoning courses), Mathematics, Physical Education, Language, and Music Practice. Ordering and pacing notes for those recommendations are included in each student's Academic Packet.
 

We urge you to wait to order your student's study guides until after your planning appointment with your academic advisor.


Each high school student will need a 1) first-semester study guide, 2) second-semester study guide, and 3) science cycle booklet.  Each STAA Study Guide is approximately $39.95 USD plus shipping.  Individual course booklets, such as the science cycle booklets, are approximately $14.99 to $24.99 USD plus shipping.  The guides and booklets are printed on-demand when you place your order and are not returnable.  

The printer regularly offers discounts that can be applied to the study guide orders.  Member Families: Before starting your order, visit the STAA Student Zone "Site News" forum to check for an active discount code.

  

The usual sequence of courses is prominently featured in the list below.  Variations on the order of science courses are also available.  Your STAA advisor will help you select the appropriate study guides. 

U.S. Studies 

U.S. STUDIES I, B TRACK 

  1. Composition IB
  2. Church History IIIB
  3. U.S. Hist & Geogr IB
  4. American Literature IB

U.S. STUDIES II, B TRACK 

  1. Composition IIB
  2. Catholic Apologetics B
  3. U.S. Hist & Geogr IIB
  4. Art Prac & Apprec

RECOMMENDED SCIENCE CYCLE:

Earth Science • Introductory Physics, B Track

 

VERSION WITH SCIENCE:

U.S. STUDIES I, B TRACK • Earth Science

U.S. STUDIES II, B TRACK • Introductory Physics


Greek Studies 

GREEK STUDIES I, B TRACK 

  1. Essay Writing B
  2. Old Testament IB
  3. Greek History IB
  4. Greek Literature IB

GREEK STUDIES II, B TRACK 

  1. Logic A
  2. Old Testament IIB
  3. Greek History IIB
  4. Greek Literature IIB
  5. Greek Playwrights B

RECOMMENDED SCIENCE CYCLE:

Astronomy I and II, B Track


Roman Studies 

ROMAN STUDIES I, A TRACK 

  1. Essay Writing A
  2. Church History IA
  3. Roman History IA
  4. Roman Literature IA
  5. Art & Architecture IA

ROMAN STUDIES II, A TRACK 

  1. Critical Reading A
  2. New Testament B
  3. Roman History IIA
  4. Roman Literature IIA
  5. Economics A

RECOMMENDED SCIENCE CYCLE:

Biology I and II, A Track

Biology I and II, B Track

 

VERSION WITH SCIENCE:

ROMAN STUDIES I, A TRACK • Biology IA

ROMAN STUDIES II, A TRACK • Biology IIA

 


European Studies 

EUROPEAN STUDIES I, A TRACK 

  1. Research Papers
  2. Church History IIA ~or~ Catholic Apologetics A
  3. European History IA
  4. Shakespeare
  5. Art & Architecture IIA

EUROPEAN STUDIES II, A TRACK

  1. Rhetoric IA
  2. Moral Apologetics A
  3. European History IIA
  4. Dante
  5. Govt & Natural Law

RECOMMENDED SCIENCE CYCLE:

Chemistry I and II, A Track

Physics I and II, A Track

 

VERSION WITH SCIENCE:

EUROPEAN STUDIES I, A TRACK • Chemistry IA

EUROPEAN STUDIES II, A TRACK • Chemistry IIA

 


Alternative Cycle: European Studies, B Track 

This cycle is often used by students that take high school courses in Grade 8. 

EUROPEAN STUDIES I, B TRACK 

  1. Composition IB
  2. Church History IIB
  3. European History IB
  4. American Literature B

EUROPEAN STUDIES II, B TRACK 

  1. Composition IIB
  2. European History IIB
  3. Shakespeare
  4. Economics

RECOMMENDED SCIENCE CYCLES:

Earth Science • Introductory Physics, B Track

Science Literacy I and II, B Track

 


Single-Subject Course Plan Booklets

Additional subjects are posted here when requested by member families.  We do not recommend purchasing single-subject course plan booklets unless you have a copy of the High School Orientation.  Weekly quizzes and online resources are only available to students enrolled in St. Thomas Aquinas Academy for placement, planning, and support or enrolled in individual courses.

SCIENCE

Earth Science • Introductory Physics

Astronomy I and II • B Track

Biology I and II • A Track

Biology I and II • B Track

Chemistry I and II • A Track

Science Literacy I and II • B Track

 

RELIGION

Church History IIA • Moral Apologetics

Church History IIIB • Catholic Apologetics B

Moral Apologetics • A Track

SOCIAL STUDIES

European History I and II • B Track

Roman History I and II • A Track

Govt & Natural Law • A Track

Moral Apologetics • Govt & Natural Law

Economics • A Track

 

LITERATURE

Roman Literature I and II • A Track

 

REASONING

Logic • A Track

Critical Reading • A Track

Logic • Critical Reading

 

 


 

Member Families

See your student's Course Registration confirmation e-mail for login information for the online quizzes and other Student Zone resources.  The Student Zone is available from August 1st to July 15th.

 


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Debra S.

Colorado

Since I am writing, I will also sing more praises of the Greek Studies plan. [My daughter] moaned over the timed-essay and then did very well. So easy to implement with the choose one reflection topic from each subject and then get ready, get set, go! Apparently the school also gave suggestions for the process essay in "Format Writing." Thank you! For a mom of many this is real time saver.

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Texas

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