RHETORIC – GRADES 9-12
Rhetoric is the art of communicating well. Once a student has obtained a knowledge of the facts (grammar) and developed the skills necessary to arrange those facts into arguments (logic), he must develop the skill of communicating those arguments to others (rhetoric). During the high school years, students become concerned with what others think of them. Classical education helps students develop their minds to think and articulate concepts to others. Writing papers, researching, and orating ideas are skills required in all subjects. Bayshore adds polish to these skills to create a well-rounded student who can communicate effectively. We leverage these skills through the final requirement of the defense of a senior thesis. Click Here to view past theses presentations.
While each component has a primary focus during a particular phase, all skills are developed during all levels. A second grader will develop certain skills in logic and rhetoric. A high school student will still acquire extensive knowledge in specific subjects. Emphasis is simply placed on different phases during different ages.
Senior Abbie Haygood named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
Pictured with her fellow senior classmates, Abbie Haygood is congratulated by Head of School, Dr. Pam McKee, for being named a semifinalist in the 64th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Abbie will continue the competition for one of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth approximately $31 million, to be awarded in the Spring.