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. Because Humanities includes both English and History, students earn two credits. 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.

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

Bands:  Rock, Jazz, Blues, Celtic, Klezmer, American Roots, Chorus,
A Cappella

Sample Visual Art Electives

Painting and Drawing, Architectural Drawing, Ceramics, Fiber Arts, Basket Weaving, Jewelry Making, Digital Photography, Programming

 

 

Grade 6 Fundamentals
in
Literature I
Geography Climate Connections  Pre Algebra I Introduction to French and
Spanish
Foundations in Art 6
Grade 7 Fundamentals
in
Literature II
Introduction to Ancient Civilizations Life Science Pre Algebra II Introduction to French and
Spanish
Foundations in Art 7
Grade 8 Voices of Literature Civics Physical Science
AND
Health
Algebra I French I
OR
Spanish I
AND Introduction to Latin
Foundations in Art 8
Grade 9 World Cultures I  Biology Geometry Latin I
AND

French II
OR
Spanish II
Foundations in Art 9

Online Elective

Grade 10 World Cultures II  Chemistry

AND

Health

Algebra II French III
OR
Spanish IIILatin II
(elective)
Photography

Online Elective

Grade 11  American Studies Physics
Pre Calculus
OR

Statistics
French IV
OR
Spanish IV
Latin III 
(elective)
Photography

Practice of Painting

Online Elective

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

Statistics
French V
OR
Spanish V
(not required but highly recommended)
Latin IV
(elective)
Photography 

Practice of Painting

Online Elective

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