A Note from the Upper School Head
Welcome to this year’s online Upper School Curriculum Guide. Read the course descriptions carefully and consider what interests you, what goals you wish to set for yourself for next year, and the following years as well. Consider printing the Planning Template to use as a tool to chart your courses through senior year. As you set goals for your final year, work backward and consider how you might set a course towards those goals.
High school is a time for intellectual exploration and growth, for trying new classes, for developing all areas of your mind. I hope that you find as you read through this guide that you see more exciting courses than you have time to take.
Our required core courses, which also include honors sections, emphasize learning and skills that will serve you now and in future years. Core courses are complemented by interesting and relevant elective courses including AP courses in every subject area, MSON (Malone Online School Network) options, and the opportunity for independent study if a student has gone beyond our offerings. Our goal is to prepare our students for college and life.
We believe that students who work closely with their teachers to explore and stretch are committed to their own success. Each student will choose courses with wise counsel from his/her advisor, teachers, grade deans and college counselors to create an individual educational path that meets his/her needs and interests. Educating the whole student begins here.
Beatrice R. Fuller
Upper School Head