High school students are grouped according to their chronological ages, enabling both age-appropriate educational experiences and, perhaps even more important, age-appropriate social interaction.
Students in grades nine through twelve, ages fourteen to eighteen, participate daily in a unique afternoon prevocational program designed to develop skills and attitudes that enhance their social development and allow them to participate in meaningful cooperative work. Working individually or in small groups, students rotate through various prevocational crews including the school store, household activities, gardening, landscaping, weaving, sewing, woodworking, maintenance, life skills, and stable and animal care.
As in their earlier school years, high school students receive small group and individualized instruction addressing their unique needs. In addition, however, they are permitted to choose from elective courses according to their interests and talents. Our elective courses have included:
- Auto Shop
- Book Club
Social, Cultural, and Athletic Activities
Friends and social relationships are of paramount importance to this age group! Trips to museums, plays, movies, or concerts enrich academic programming. Birthdays are hugely special occasions, especially the “big” ones such as sixteen and eighteen. Dances are perennial favorites and every spring the Student Council sponsors a Prom. Ski trips, swim programs, and our own horse shows and recitals give students other avenues for interaction and growth.
The Class of 2011 presented Damn Yankees as their senior play.
Science lab provides opportunities for learning and fun.
Handwork continues in high school as well.