Upper Learning Curriculum

The goal of the curriculum in Upper Learning is for students to find success – success in their transition from eighth grade into the ninth grade, success as they move from the freshman year to the senior year, and success in the transition to college. Upper Learning teachers present all classes at a challenging and engaging level; the Galloway School does not offer honors courses. The school offers Advanced Placement courses in all disciplines; enterprising students may apply for their first AP course as sophomores.

Many classes contribute to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) initiatives: four AP classes in the sciences, two levels of AP Calculus, and a new offering in independent science research. The school offers three different levels of mathematics courses, Advanced, Regular, and Conceptual for Geometry and above. The school offers coding classes and other applications of technology courses.

The school has always provided a strong foundation in the Humanities, in English, in Social Studies, and World Languages. In English courses, juniors and seniors may choose from two AP courses and a range of semester-long seminar courses. The Social Studies and World Language classes prepare students to become active and informed citizens of both the United States and the future global society as well.

Upper Learning teachers provide a range of courses in the visual and performing arts. Visual arts students may choose from two levels of drawing, painting, and ceramics. In performance, students may choose chorus, strings, band, as well as acting and technical theatre.

Upper Learning provides a balanced academic program, enabling students to choose a wide range of academic courses and co-curricular offerings throughout high school.

Course catalog for 2017-18 with descriptions can be found here.

Full list of courses offered in 2017-18, by subject:

Computer Science & Design Technology

Computer Science & Design Technology

Full Year

Advanced Game Production

Computer Science Principles

Design Technology Studio

Fall semester

Spring Semester

Fundamentals of Design Technology

Computational Thinking: robotics and coding

Introduction to Engineering

English

English

Full Year

English 9: Introduction to Literature and Composition

English 10: Close Reading, Close Writing

English 11: Literature and Psychology

English 11: Race, Rights, and Justice

AP English Language and Composition

English 12: Science | Fiction

English 12: That’s So Meta - Seeing, Thinking, Feeling

AP English Literature and Composition

Fall semester

Spring Semester

Journalism

Journalism

Fine Arts

Fine Arts

Full Year

Band

Orchestra

Chorus

Guitar Ensemble

AP Music Theory

AP Studio Art 2D, 3D, or Drawing

Dance Ensemble*

Adv. Dance Ensemble*

Fall semester

Spring Semester

Advanced Art Studies

Painting

Printmaking

3D Art

Drawing

Photography I

Music X

Playwriting and Production

Acting II

Stagecraft

Scenic Design & Script Analysis

Advanced Art Studies

Painting

Ceramics

2D Art

Sculpture

Digital Music Recording

Photography I

Photography II

Choreography

Spring Production*

Acting I

Improvisation

Tech Theater Crew

Scenic Art & Advanced Construction

Art and Design

Stagecraft

Term A

Term B

Term C

Term D

Mind Body Conditioning

Fall Production*

Tech Theater Crew*

Dance

Winter production*

Tech Theater Crew*

Musical Pit Orchestra*


*Meets after school

Kinetic Wellness

Kinetic Wellness

Fall semester

Spring Semester

Kinetic Wellness

Kinetic Wellness

Term A

Term B

Term C

Term D

Kinetic Movement

Kinetic Movement

Kinetic Movement

Kinetic Movement

Mathematics

Mathematics

Full Year

Algebra I

Geometry

Advanced Geometry

Algebra II

Advanced Algebra II

Precalculus

Advanced Precalculus

Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry

Calculus

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

AP Statistics

Fall semester

Spring Semester

Statistics

Financial Algebra

Science

Science

Full Year

Integrated Biology

Integrated Chemistry

Integrated Physics

AP Biology

AP Chemistry

AP Physics I

AP Environmental Science

Anatomy and Physiology

Fall semester

Spring Semester

Ecology

Epidemiology

Genetics

Animal Behavior

Social Studies

Social Studies

Full Year

World History

AP World History

AP American Government

American Studies

AP United States History

Advanced Topics in European History

AP Comparative Government

Fall semester

Spring Semester

Political Science

Economics

Psychology

Debate

Political Science

Economics

Anthropology

World Languages

World Languages

Full Year

French I

French II

French III & IV

Advanced French IV & V

Des Sujets Contemporains et la Politique

Les Beaux Arts et le Monde Francophone

Spanish I

Spanish II

Advanced Spanish II

Spanish III

Advanced Spanish III

Spanish IV

AP Spanish Language

Latin I

Latin II

Latin III, IV, V

Epic and the Rise of Empire: Virgil’s Aeneid

Epic and Drama: Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Love Poetry: Catullus’ poems

Electives

Electives

Full Year

Yearbook

Fall semester

Spring Semester

Freshmen Experience

Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship

Externship**

Externship

Introduction to Business and Marketing

Term A

Term B

Term C

Term D

Student Life Internship

Galloway Grounds

Student Life Internship

Galloway Grounds

Student Life Internship

Galloway Grounds

Student Life Internship

Galloway Grounds


**Externship - see course catalog for scheduling options
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