Preparing for college and life beyond involves so much more than passing the SAT or ACT, getting good grades, and making sure you fulfill the entrance requirements. While all of these aspects of high school will get a student into college, it may not get them into the prestigious college of their choice, it may not be enough to get them the scholarship they need, and it may not be enough to help them succeed in the years following college. Our private high school in Lodi offers a curriculum that is specifically designed to guide students toward success in college and beyond, teaching them not only facts, but how to learn, adapt, and think critically in any situation.
We believe that all the knowledge in the world will mean nothing practically unless a student is able to evaluate that information critically and explain their conclusions accurately. Because of this, much of our curriculum is focused on providing students with information, as well as the opportunity to analyze and defend that information. Our heavy emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses, in combination with our emphasis on writing clearly and concisely and learning about the world around them from a humanities perspective, allows our students to have a complete approach to education and knowledge.
Math is the foundation for science, economics, politics, and more. It is also essential in teaching students how to think critically and examine a situation from multiple angles. Because math provides an objectively correct answer with multiple paths to get there, it is the perfect setting for students to challenge the way they think about problems, as well as how they solve them.
We nurture independent thought in science. Through labs, exploration, and learning the latest information, all of our science courses are on the cutting edge while still maintaining the truths and discoveries from past generations. Because the sciences offer an infinite amount of information, each course allows students to continually ask questions and seek the unknown. In this way, they begin to see there is so much more to the world than what they may see on the surface, and they form a habit of always having more questions than they do answers.
It is impossible to see the future, or even current events, without looking through the lens of the past. Our history and humanities courses go through the history of the world, the history of America, economics, geography, civics, government, and so much more. In these courses, our students learn the importance of seeing multiple sides of an argument and thinking critically to choose which one is the most correct. By carefully developing their arguments and positions, we teach students how to be tactful yet direct, so they can learn to hold a firm opinion while still respecting the opinions of others around them.
We offer both English and Spanish language courses to develop students’ knowledge of the world around them, as well as to express themselves both creatively and concisely.
The body needs as much activity as the brain. Because of this, we work to teach students how to care for their bodies well, giving the body the exercise it needs to thrive. With two years of P.E., students begin to form healthy habits that will hopefully carry them through the rest of their lives.
If you would like more information about our curriculum, teachers, or philosophy, call us today. We are now enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year, so sign your high school student up now!