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What We Believe

Our curriculum is centered on the importance of teaching students HOW to learn through the habits of mind that have be found to be necessary for college and career success. Our teachers use technology to engage students and differentiate coursework in ways that create an environment where students learn to stretch themselves individually and in groups in a project-based curriculum, with emphasis on mastery and critical thinking rather than simply completion .

We believe that effective curriculum:

  • Places students in the role of practitioners rather than receivers of knowledge

  • Centers learning around collaborative problem-solving

  • Is strengthened when partnered with organizations that provide meaningful connections to the world of work

We believe that students learn best:

  • When teachers are passionate and respond to assessment 

  • When the task serves as the learning

  • When they have opportunities to fail and try again

  • When instruction is individualized to meet their needs

advanced placement courses

Our school offers several Advanced Placement courses: All students take the College Board Advanced Placement Exams in May in order to earn Advanced Placement Credit.

AP Calculus AB

Explore the concepts, methods, and applications of differential and integral calculus. You’ll work  to understand the theoretical basis and

solve problems by applying your knowledge and skills.

AP Chemistry

Learn about the fundamental concepts of chemistry including structure and states of matter, intermolecular forces, and reactions. You’ll do hands-on lab investigations and use chemical calculations to solve problems.

AP English Language

Learn about the elements of argument and composition as you develop your critical-reading and writing skills. You’ll read and analyze nonfiction works from various periods and write essays with different aims: for example, to explain an idea, argue a point, or persuade your reader of something.

AP US History

Study the cultural, economic, political, and social developments that have shaped the United States from c. 1491 to the present. You’ll analyze texts, visual sources, and other historical evidence and write essays expressing historical arguments.

AP Comp Sci Principles

Learn the principles that underlie the science of computing and develop the thinking skills that computer scientists use. You’ll work on your own and as part of a team to creatively address real-world issues using the tools and processes of computation.

AP Calculus BC

Explore the concepts, methods, and applications of differential and integral calculus, including topics such as parametric, polar, and vector functions, and series. You’ll perform experiments and investigations and solve problems by applying your knowledge and skills.

AP English Literature

Learn how to understand and evaluate works of fiction, poetry, and drama from various periods and cultures. You’ll read literary works and write essays to explain and support your analysis of them.

AP Spanish Language

Develop your Spanish language skills and learn about the cultures in Spanish-speaking parts of the world. You’ll practice communicating in

Spanish and study real-life materials such as newspaper articles, films, music, and books.

AP Psychology

Explore the ideas, theories, and methods of the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. You’ll examine the concepts of psychology through reading and discussion and you’ll analyze data from psychological research studies.

AP Comp Sci A

Get familiar with the concepts and tools of computer science as you learn a subset of the Java programming language. You'll do hands-on work to design, write, and test computer programs that solve problems or accomplish tasks.

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