Upper School

Courses Offered

ENGLISH

English 9
English 10 | English 10 Honors
American Literature 11 | American Literature Honors
Composition 11
AP English Language and Composition 11
English 12
AP English Literature and Composition 12

The language arts program develops students’ proficiency as communicators—as writers, public speakers, and listeners—and as critical readers and thinkers. Composition courses focus on grammar and editing skills as well as vocabulary building and writing techniques in a variety of contexts. Cross-curricular writing assignments are frequent, as are multi-media enhancements—film, on-line resources, periodicals and newspapers. Literature studies canvas classic and contemporary works to expose students to wide-ranging genres. Many students participate in forensics and writing competitions, and classes often enjoy field trips to attend plays and special exhibits related to their studies.

SCIENCE

Earth Science 9
Biology 10 | Biology Honors
Agri-Science
Chemistry | Chemistry Honors
Environmental Science
Physics

Science courses provide hands-on activities to develop students’ skills in data collection and analysis, problem solving, and laboratory methodology, as well as their understanding of fundamental and advanced scientific principles and systems.
 

SOCIAL SCIENCE

World History I
World History II | World History II Honors
US History | Dual Enrollment US History
US Government | AP US Government

The social sciences curriculum is designed to prepare students to become world citizens.  Throughout the course of study, students trace the rise and fall of civilizations, the connections between civilizations, and the advancement of technology.  By discovering the interconnections among societies throughout time, students discover their role in society as individuals as well as members of society.  In advanced classes, students learn to assess historical materials and the tenets of various governments.  They examine current problems in context with those of the past.  They develop an awareness of social issues and the historical significance of conflict among groups.  Students also learn the relationship between peoples and the geographical area in which they reside; they discover how natural, economic, and human resources affect the prosperity of a civilization.  The importance of philanthropy and community service is emphasized both in America and in the world.  Students focus on political attitudes and ideologies in terms of how politics affect government.  Students ultimately understand the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the principles of democratic civic involvement.

MATHEMATICS

Algebra I | Algebra I, Part 1 | Algebra I, Part 2
Geometry
Algebra II | Algebra II Honors
Math Analysis w/ Trigonometry, Consumer Math
Pre-Calculus
AP Calculus

The mathematics curriculum is traditional in scope, with increasing emphasis on skills and modes of reasoning required in a technologically advancing society.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Spanish I, II, III
French I, II, III | Dual Enrollment French IV

Spanish and French courses develop students’ fundamental communication skills, prepare them for foreign language study in college, and stimulate their interest in the cultures of Spanish-speaking and French-speaking countries throughout the world. Speaking and listening exercises, as well as reading and writing assignments, reflect situations and contexts students can expect to encounter “in real life” encounters.

ELECTIVES

Art, Photography, Introduction to Animation
i4 (STEM)

Life Fitness Skills, Health and Nutrition, Weight Training
Yearbook
Public Speaking and Drama, Creative Writing
Psychology, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Philosophy/Sociology
Bible Studies

Students create portfolios of two- and three-dimensional works reflecting their study of art principles, artists, and art history. Rawls Museum Arts programs are made available to interested students.

Grading Scale

LIBRARY SERVICES

The library media center, centrally located on campus and staffed by a librarian, offers multimedia collections for all grade levels, including over 14,000 books and 150 audiovisual materials. The center has AV equipment and computers for student use. Student access (filtered access) to the Internet is available on all computers. The librarian strives to stimulate students’ love of literature and to develop their library/research skills.

COMPUTER RESOURCES

The Hubbard Computer Lab contains networked PCs with filtered Internet access, color printer, digital cameras, iPads and Chromebooks. Each classroom is also equipped with a computer with filtered Internet access. There is a campus wide wireless Meraki network for students, faculty, staff, and guests.

HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION

The physical education program promotes athletic fitness and skill as well as fundamental knowledge of various sports. Student-athletes are encouraged and prepared to participate in interscholastic sports and community recreation programs. The Health/PE course (required for all eighth graders) focuses on various components of physical, mental, and emotional wellness. Presentations by school nurses and local health professionals and volunteers supplement class instruction.

DRIVER EDUCATION

Driver Education classes are offered through A-1 Drivers Ed, (757) 516-8137.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

November 24, 2017
  • No School - Thanksgiving Holiday and Fall Break
    November 20, 2017-November 24, 2017 @ 
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November 27, 2017
  • HOME- JV Girls Basketball vs. Suffolk Christian
    November 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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  • HOME- JV, VARSITY Boys Basketball vs. Suffolk Christian
    November 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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November 30, 2017
  • Nick Brantley Tournament at Ridgecroft
    November 30, 2017-December 2, 2017 @ 
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