Dual-credit Classes, Leadership and Service, Study Abroad, and the Fifth Year
We will offer opportunities that focus on spiritual growth, enhanced learning, and healthy transformation from childhood to young adulthood. We will encourage students to think long term, make decisions during high school that benefit their lives after graduation, and bravely pursue experiences that help them to grow in wisdom and virtue.
Eligible students can enroll in dual-credit classes.
Students could graduate with substantial college credits, which could save them money and give them a head start on their college educations. Some students who are interested in a trade or technical training might pursue professional certifications through dual-credit coursework.
Students will have many opportunities to develop leadership abilities and serve their community.
For example, all students will help to maintain the order and beauty of our campus home. There will be additional ways that juniors and seniors can serve as student leaders, including mentoring younger students and by taking leadership roles during events hosted on campus. We will expect the entire Academy to be a good neighbor to the broader community near the school. In all cases, service to community will be encouraged.
Students will be able to practice their language skills and encounter other cultures through study abroad opportunities.
Students who choose to study abroad will visit another country, practice their language skills, and encounter other cultures. Some students will earn college credits while studying abroad. Other students might choose to volunteer, take on an internship, or pursue general immersion into the local culture.
Students who qualify and are accepted for the Fifth-Year program remain on campus for one full year after they have completed their high school course of study.
This opportunity allows the student to pursue a broadened educational experience and receive support in their professional and personal growth. Students enroll in postsecondary courses and can earn an associate degree or obtain substantial college credits. Students interested in the trades or technical training can also choose a fifth year. These students might choose apprenticeships or complete needed certifications during their fifth year. All fifth-year students will have substantial support and oversight.
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.”