Academic Programs

​Elementary School K-5

The development of literacy and numeracy skills is the primary focus in elementary school. The curriculum also stresses fundamental skills and concept development in science and social studies. Elementary students enhance their education through the arts, physical education, technology and use of media resources.
Middle School 6-8

Middle school builds on the academic fundamentals of the elementary grades, ensuring a strong foundation for student achievement in high school and postsecondary education. Students must master a broad and thorough knowledge base in reading, writing, mathematics, science, history and geography. Students also may participate in enhanced core curriculum programs, including the arts, media skills, world languages, computers, applied technology, physical education, health and consumer and family studies.
High School 9-12
The high-school curriculum ensures students are prepared for college and careers. All students are encouraged to take the academic core classes as defined by ACT and SAT. ACT defines the specific courses listed below as comprising the academic core. SAT defines the core as the 20+ credits below plus a world language.
4 or more years:
  • English
3 or more years:
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Natural Sciences
2 or more years:
  • Physical Education/Health
Advanced and rigorous curriculum is offered in all high schools through International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement and Honors course work.

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