UPPER SCHOOL

Our adolescent program is a project based, experiential learning model with an entrepreneurial emphasis designed for students ages eleven to eighteen. Small agribusiness, online technology and personal development courses complement STEM, humanities and fine arts classes. Nature field trips, work on the school farm, overnight trips and weekend activities are integrated learning components of the program.

A full-time schedule includes a minimum of 6.0 credits of course study per year. Upper school students and their parents meet with a school mentor to create a class schedule tailored to the student’s individual needs, interests and goals.

Every year (sixth grade through twelfth), students take a Humanities block, including 1.0 credits of English language arts and social studies. Students may be awarded additional credits depending upon the electives chosen and/or projects completed.

Every year (sixth grade through twelfth), students take a STEM block, including 1.0 credits of Mathematics and technology and 1.0 credits of science and engineering. Students may be awarded additional credits depending upon the electives chosen and/or projects completed.

Every year (sixth through twelfth), students take a Practical Life Skills block which includes 0.5 credits of Health and Physical Fitness and 0.5 credits of Career Exploration and Work Study. Students may be awarded additional credits depending upon the electives and/or projects completed.

2020-2021 Upper School Course List