Courses designed to spark curiosity, develop skills, and build confidence for future academic success
For students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade
Created specifically for students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade, the Explore program provides classes, workshops, and field trips designed to spark curiosity, develop skills, and build confidence for future academic success. With individualized instruction and support, students in the Explore program will discover new and exciting frontiers in a variety of subject areas.
Faculty in this program have extensive middle school teaching experience and work closely with students to guide them through a dynamic and supportive learning process.
Through the application process, students in the Explore program choose one major morning class and one minor morning class from the lists below.
Major morning classes meet for two full hours each day and allow students to explore a subject in great breadth and depth. Major classes provide appropriate challenge, support, and rigor to help prepare for secondary school study.
Minor morning classes meet for one full hour each day and allow students to explore other subjects of interest. Minor classes will expand each student’s academic horizons and will build upon the skills and confidence acquired in their major course of study.
Woven through the curriculum of both major and minor classes is a focus on study, research, and technology skills.