Paideia’s high school provides a well-rounded college preparatory curriculum with extensive offerings in English, social sciences, mathematics, foreign languages, sciences, art and music. There are advanced placement courses in biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, European history, calculus AB and BC, economics, and statistics. One of the unique features of the high school is the rich range of elective courses offered during the two short terms sessions in January and May.
Paideia High School Curriculum Outline 2012-2013
|9th Grade||10th Grade||11th Grade||12th Grade||Credits
Various seminar courses and thematic literature courses. One course must focus on American Literature.
|4 years||5 years
(includes short terms
|French /Spanish 1 or 2 (H)||French/ Spanish 2 or 3 (H)||
French/Spanish 3 (H) or French/Spanish Cultural Themes or Advanced Expression (H) or Advanced Lit & Film (H) Or French/Spanish 3(CP)
Advanced Expression (H) or Advanced Lit & Film (H) or Conversation (CP)
|2 years||4 years|
Language Studies 1 or 2
|Intermediate Algebra -Algebra Topics -Algebra 2-Functions, Statistics, Trig, Geometry, Discrete Math, Precalculus -AP Calculus -AP Statistics||3 years||4 years|
|Biology||Chemistry||Biology (AP or II) or Chemistry (AP, Honors, or non-honors) or Physics (AP or Conceptual) or AP Environmental Science or Forensic Science or Anatomy/Physiology||3 years||3-4 years|
|Topics in World Civilization||American History and Government||
Various AP, seminar, and Themes courses
|3 years||4 years|
|Art/Music/Drama – Includes AP Music Theory, Chorus, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Musicals, Plays, Acting, Film, Ceramics, , Drawing and Printmaking, Photography, Advanced Art & others||1 year||1 year|
|Other – Cross-Age Teaching, Fitness, Independent Studies, Internship, Study Period||Internship|
(H) Honors (CP) College Prep
This curriculum outline shows the major subject area offerings. Additional courses, especially during the short terms, add variety and options to a student’s schedule. Some courses may be selected in grades other that those indicated when appropriate for an individual’s schedule.