Academics
Grade Level Programming

Grade 10: Community

The learning theme of the 10th Grade Program is Discovery of Community, with the essential question being Who Are We?  
Students are encouraged to orient their thinking, research, questions and discoveries toward the goal of understanding how their individual actions make a difference in both local and global communities.

The three elements of this learning theme are:
  • An Integrated Academic Program
  • A Residential Program
  • The 10th Grade Gateway Project

The 10th Grade Gateway Project is a year-long, individual project completed by every sophomore.  Each student chooses a problem which exists in the real world, or a topic of relevance in today’s society, to research, analyze critically, think about creatively and communicate about completely.  Gateway culminates in the spring of a sophomore’s year with a formal multimedia presentation.  

All sophomores also partake in in our College Counseling Office’s SCOPE Program (Sophomores Creating Options, Possibilities and Experience).

Sample Program of Study

English
English 10 or Honors English 10 (Pre AP)
Required
Math
Integrated Math 2 or 3 (Geometry or Algebra 2) or PreCalculus, for an advanced student
Required
Science
Biology (if not in Grade 9) or
Conceptual Physics;
Chemistry only after Biology and Physics
Required
History
Modern World History & Geography or Honors World History (w/ AP Option)
Required
World Language
Spanish or French 2 or 3 or
Appropriate level by placement test
Required
Arts
Any course in the studio or performing arts; one or both semesters
Elective