Sequence of Study

The Academy operates on a 16-week semester system. Most courses are yearlong, one-credit classes, though some are completed in one semester with an equivalent number of classroom hours. Half-credit courses meet less frequently or for a shorter duration. Students earn a minimum of 5 credits per year. The following represents typical course enrollments for each grade, by year.  Click on course names to view a description.

Additional information on course of study by grade and texts for the current school year can be found on this page.

English History Science Math Language Fine Arts &
Electives
Studio
Block Art
Electives
Offered on
Tuesday and Thursday mornings for two periods each day, students choose from a variety of visual and performing arts classes taught by professional artists and musicians.

Sample Music Electives
Rock, Jazz, Blues, Celtic, Klezmer, American Roots, Bluegrass, Chorus,
A Cappella, Songwriting, Private music lessons

Sample Visual Art Electives
Painting and Drawing,  Ceramics, Fiber Arts, Upcycling, Basket Weaving, Analogue & Digital Photography, Animation

Additional
Studio Block Offerings

Chess, Coding, Dungeons & Dragons, Math Team, Poetry, Creative Writing, Yoga

Spring 2024 Studio Block Offerings

Grade 6 Fundamentals
of
Literature I
Introduction to Ancient Civilizations Life Science 6th Grade Math Introduction to French and
Spanish
Foundations in Art 6

Studio Blocks

Grade 7 Fundamentals
of
Literature II
Geography Climate Connections  Pre Algebra Introduction to French and
Spanish
Foundations in Art 7

Studio Blocks

Grade 8 Voices of Literature Civics Physical Sciences
AND
Health
Algebra I French I
OR
Spanish I
AND Introduction to Latin
Foundations in Art 8

Studio Blocks

Grade 9 9th Grade English  Pre-Modern World History  Biology Geometry Latin I
AND

French II
OR
Spanish II
Foundations in Art 9

Studio Blocks

Grade 10 World Literature II  Modern World History   ChemistryANDHealth Algebra II French III
OR
Spanish III

Latin II
(elective)

Studio Blocks

Online Electives

Grade 11 American Literature  American History  Physics
Pre Calculus
OR

Statistics
French IV
OR
Spanish IV

Latin III 
(elective)

Studio Blocks

Online Electives

Grade 12 Philosophical Viewpoints Global Studies Advanced Physics
OR
Environmental Science
Calculus
OR

Statistics
French V
OR
Spanish V
(not required but highly recommended)
Latin IV
(elective)
Studio Blocks
Online Electives

Senior School Graduation Requirements

  • Four years of Humanities (interdisciplinary English and History)
  • Four years of Laboratory Science
  • Four years of Mathematics
  • Four years of a World Language
  • Senior Independent Project
  • Latin I
  • Foundations in Art