High School

Our Immersion High School is in the Planning Phase. We presently offer Middle School and High School level French and German open to half day home-school students from 9:30-12:30 and Model United Nations.

Our vision for high school is as follows:

A late immersion program will be designed for students with little or no formal training in French or the arts.   Fifteen hours of French instruction per week will allow students to become proficient in four years.  Students may take courses from each of the fine and performing arts disciplines or concentrate in one art form. The music and arts programs offer foundations courses, and two of the history classes incorporate the arts or an AP French level course. 

More advanced art, music, or French study is offered to those with prior exposure, and very advanced language students may qualify for a work study program during the senior year.  Study halls, independent studies, private lessons, or independent music practice times may be offered.  Late immersion students may also arrange to take a third language as an elective, independent study, after-school class, or summer study, though this is not required.

First Year High School students with no French background will begin school 3 weeks earlier than the Lower School.  They will take only an intensive French immersion class during this time to prepare them for taking math, music, and culinary arts in the language.

 

Typical Schedule of Late Immersion High School – actual schedule may vary:

 

8:45 – 9:30 History (see History link below for department offerings)

9:30 – 10:15 French or Spanish ImmersionThe High School Students will be teacher assistants and mentors in the elementary school program.

10:20 – 11:05 Orchestra or Choral Music with basic theory and sight singing skills. English or French Instruction with songs in various languages with an emphasis on French and Spanish song.

11:10 – 11:55 Math Instruction in French (HGS students complete Algebra 1 in Middle School taught in English)

12:00 – 12:45 English (see link below for course offerings)

12:45 – 1:40 Lunch Break/Recess

1:45 – 2:30 Foundations of Fine Arts - 4 Blocks(one per quarter) mixed levels and abilities– Drawing, Watercolor, Photography, Pottery – incorporating outdoor nature photography and landscape drawing.

2:35 – 3:20 – Science - taught in an outdoor Science classroom.

           9th grade - Conceptual Physics

          10th grade – Chemistry 

          11th grade – Biology

          12th grade – Environmental Science

3:25 – 4:10  Dance/PE

4:15-5:00 After School Electives – (classes will have an additional fee)

Math times 2– an extra math class taught in English allowing students to gain a deeper understanding of Algebra and Geometry concepts, and help improve test taking skills. This math class will supplement the French taught math classes and will have little to no homework.  There will be no grade given, but the course may help significantly improve your math grades and eventually your SAT math scores though this is not a standardized math prep course.  In some cases it could advance a student into a higher level math.  Time will be given at the end to start on regular homework, get help and ask questions.

Foreign Language – Take an additional foreign language.  High school level languages may be taken as an audit for enrichment and fun or for a grade and credit.  Students in either category must keep up with assignments and homework, though audit students do not have to take tests. 

French or Spanish Intensive Wednesdays:  All Day French Classes

Wednesday schedule: later start time

9:30 – 11:00 French Immersion.  The High School Students will be teacher assistants and mentors in the elementary school program.  This is like the MTTF program only longer.

11:00 – 11:45 Appropriate French Grammar Class I,II, III, IV or AP

Nutritional Wellness/Cultural Culinary Arts (part of P.E.) 11:45 – 1:15  In French

Teaches the practical skills of cooking, health and nutrition, while integrating math concepts of measurement, proportion, division, etc. and exposing children to international cuisine, table settings, and table manners for various cultures.    We will stay with one regional world cuisine per month.  Common allergies and food restrictions will be taken into consideration.

1:15 – 4:10 Additional French Grammar/Reading Comprehension/Vocabulary Building/Conversation.  Students will have short breaks during this 3 hour block.