Basic & Intermediate Composition Classes
"I am in love with writing! My mind is constantly thinking about new things, taking in new information about grammar rules, and thinking of ways to apply different techniques. Your program saved me and helped me fall in love with this hidden ability I never dreamed I'd have!"
— Jessica, Washington
"When I began this class I found it pretty difficult to write a paragraph not to mention a story or paper. But this class has made me more comfortable with writing. I can write much faster from when I began. Before I used to stare at the keys and try to think of how I should write. But now I can think faster than I can type."
— Matthew, Pennsylvania
"I really enjoy how we not only have the teacher helping with papers, but we also have peers commenting on our different writings. I work harder on my papers and have fun at the same time."
— Alyson, New Jersey
"I'm very impressed by the program and amazed that an online course can be so very effective. The focused writing help has been much more intentional and effective than what my older daughters received in their high school classes."
— Terri, Pennsylvania
"This is the only writing class, within my humble research of the on-line world, that 'teaches' writing and doesn't just 'edit' what you write. I can recommend this to anyone who's willing to work hard."
— Linda, Maryland
"I just want to say thank you. I think you have designed an excellent course. The aspect of following directions is perhaps as challenging as the writing assignments themselves. I am already seeing growth in my son's written work and in his maturity to accept responsibility."
— Deb, New Hampshire
Literature I, Literature II, and World Literature
"I think that all the books you have chosen are wonderful. Seeing your excitement for literature makes ME excited!"
— Sarah, Pennsylvania
"I thought I'd NEVER understand Shakespeare...I was wrong! I loved how you cut it up and put a bit on our plates at a time, so we could really get a grasp on the language. You made it a ton of fun."
— Olivia, Maryland
"The vocabulary activity helped me to stop and look up the meaning of words that I would normally have skipped over, so it helped me to understand what I was reading."
— Jennifer, New York
"You have been so amazingly available for conferences and comments, and that I feel like I am getting more input and help in this online class than I would even normally get in a real-life class! You are always available and willing to answer any sort of question."
— Allison, Maryland
"I find most famous writers' lives fascinating, and understanding their worldview makes it more possible for me to understand where their works are coming from. I feel as though I have grown in my ability to read critically and to analyze literature to its fullest extent. Before, I would read books, but sometimes not make deeper connections between the literature and the world around me. I have also grown in my knowledge of researching projects and citing sources."
— Daniel, Pennsylvania
"My daughter feels very comfortable with presenting any questions she may have and has never faced an unreachable or unattainable issue with you. She thinks and speaks very highly of you. You are a wonderful role model and teacher for our daughter. Thank you very much!"
— Lynne, New Mexico
"Bless you for teaching English poetry and Shakespeare! I knew we needed to cover it, but I was dreading it. You did it very, very well, and I wouldn't change a thing about those sections. Your love for this material is obvious, and your encouragement and care for the kids is just what homeschoolers want when they choose to delegate their teaching responsibilities to someone outside the home."
— Kathy, Pennsylvania
"It is wonderful to have my kids work with you. Your diligence is exemplary! You were unbelievably available and flexible with reading assignments that overlapped with my children's other work, so that they didn't have to double up."
— Tracy, Maryland
AP English Class
"The literature discussions have been very useful in growing my ability to put my thoughts into words. They have helped me to root out philosophies/worldviews and see how they line up with Truth. Miss Rice has done an excellent job relating difficult ideas to the Christian worldview, and I am immensely thankful for that."
— Andrew, Pennsylvania
"This class has given me experience that I know will help me as I continue through my education—not only in writing, but in many other things as well. I've learned how to write well and clearly, how to read and think about literature, how to "sift" through literature that doesn't follow my worldview and appreciate it anyway, and also, how to begin developing a compassionate heart towards real people in this world who are just as lost as the characters we've read about in literature. These things will serve me so much in the future. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Miss Rice for all the hours and hours of work you've put into developing your classes and teaching me specifically."
— Carrie, Maryland
"I feel like a whole new dimension has been added to my reading and writing. The concepts of logos, pathos, ethos, fallacies, arguments, and other rhetorical elements have all opened my eyes to how much more content there is behind a story or even a paragraph."
— Jenna, Maryland
"I grew in understanding that what may be credible to others may not be to me, and vice versa. I learned that literature written by authors with different religious views can still be God-honoring."
— Abbie, Pennsylvania
"The assignments and material are just what we hoped for in an AP course. Your excellent coaching skills made us confident of the benefits to our son in a subject and format he absolutely adores."
— Susan, Vermont
"I feel like my daughter's the only student in your class by the way you interact with her and give her wise responses which help her but also make her think. What a blessing you are to us!"
— Lisa, Maryland
Customized Independent Study Class
"This class has taught me that writing expository works can be fun. I have become a stronger, more forceful writer. Before, most of my essays contained almost as many concessions as forceful statements. Now, I'm not afraid to voice my opinion within a paper and run the risk of people disagreeing with me. Writing has become an enjoyable process for me, to the point where it is my favorite subject in school."
— Noelle, Maryland
— Ellie, Maryland
"This is my last year in WFTH. It's became an integral part of my life - a constant throughout high school. I have added to my writing skills beyond anything I could ever dream of. The people and relationships I have met and strengthened will last so long.
If you are considering WFTH next year, it's a good idea. This is a wonderful place to learn how to write well while thinking biblically about things that come up in your research or writing. You will not regret learning how to write well. And you most certainly will not regret spending time with people that do care about you and are genuinely kind and friendly. They are eager to talk, listen, and encourage you when you most need it.
Miss Rice, thank you for all you are doing. You are by far my favorite teacher and I am going to miss "talking" with you daily. I know I speak for many when I say that you have made an impact on young people's lives. You are absolutely wonderful."
"We had originally planned on having our son take his senior year English course at the community college next year. After watching him grow so significantly in his writing and analytical skills under your direction, we have decided to keep him with you. I am convinced that the level of real learning that he will experience in your program will far exceed anything he would get at the local community college. Thank you for all you have done for both of my kids. Count us in all the way for next year!"
— Nancy, Maryland