Get ready for the best four years of your life!
Where do you want to go to college?
- What do you want to study?
- Where do you want to go to college?
- A big school or a small school?
- Do you prefer a big city or a small town? How about the weather?
- Sunshine or snow?
- A public or a private school?
- Is religious affiliation important?
- Want to live on campus or off campus?
- Will you meet admission requirements?
- What about scholarship opportunities?
What is your goal? What are you doing about it?
A great university education doesn’t happen by accident.
Every strategic decision you make in life is passionately driven by the goal desired.
Why should the education of your child be any different?
A great university education doesn’t happen by accident.
It takes careful planning, hard work and capable partners. There needs to be a plan. A true college prep program has a plan. This plan is individual, customized and rich in rigorous curriculum, instruction and assessment. This plan grows and adapts to the hopes and dreams of the student. To make this plan work, you need a capable partner. We can be that partner.
Our senior high program is based upon some very specific things – the goals of our individual students. Our goal is to have each student reach their dream. Every student deserves an individual educational development plan. Everything starts here. Think of this as a “road map” for each student. This portfolio will start with the following and grow with the student:
- Complete diagnostics to assess strengths and areas of need. This data assists our teachers to plan for appropriate pedagogy and targeted learning to more effectively scaffold the learning needs of the student.
- A detailed transcript of the student’s work at our school
- An exploration of the student’s personal and educational goals
- An evolving, personalized college-prep work-list for each high school grade level
- A comprehensive college planning report including financial aspects
- All assessments, including the mapping of SAT progress
- A display of the student’s projects
- A video / photo gallery of the student’s journey and community involvement
This portfolio will be readily accessible to the parents. The parents will be able to track the student’s growth. Also, with access to more than 120 US accredited high school courses though our GREEN STUDY program, We have the ability to customize each student’s schedule in order maximize that student’s opportunities.
High School Courses
- English I
- English II
- English III
- English IV
- English IV College Prep
- AP English Language and Composition
- AP English Literature and Composition
- Reading for College Success
- Adv. Algebra with Finance Algebra I
- Algebra II
- Calculus Honors Geometry
- Liberal Arts Mathematics Math for College Readiness
- Pre-Calculus Honors
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
- AP Statistics
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Earth Space Science
- Marine Science
- Physical Science
- AP Biology
- AP Environmental Science
- Economics with Financial Literacy Global Studies
- United States Government
- United States History
- World History
- AP Human Geography
- AP Macroeconomics
- AP Microeconomics
- AP Psychology
- AP United States Government and Politics
- Chinese I
- Chinese II
- Chinese III
- French I
- French II
- French III
- Latin I
- Latin II
- Latin III
- Spanish I
- Spanish II
- Spanish III
- Fine Arts
- AP Art History
- Art History and Criticism I
- Digital Art I
- Digital Art II
- Digital Art III
- AP Computer Science A
- Honors Computer Programming I
- Computing for College & Careers
- Creative Photography I
- Critical Thinking and Study Skills
- Forensic Science
- Foundations of Web Design
- Law Studies
- Leadership Skills Development
- Music of the World
- Social Media I
- Film Production
- Public Speaking
We believe in the equal treatment of the Arts and the Sciences
Music / Drama / Fine Arts
Education in the arts is an integral part of the development of each human being. Those who have studied learning processes throughout the ages, beginning with Plato, have emphasized the importance of the arts in the education process. Arts education refers to education in the disciplines of music, dance, theatre, and visual arts.
Study in the arts is integral to our society. They are a part of the cultural heritage of every student. The arts are what make us most human, most complete as people. The arts cannot be learned through occasional or random exposure any more than math or science can. Education and engagement in the fine arts are an essential part of the school curriculum and an important component in the educational program of every student in GSJ.
The arts classes at GSJ create and enable aesthetic perception and experiences through preparation, performance and hands-on creativity. The classes are taught by practicing artists to provide an enriching experience. Through the appreciation and analysis of masterworks, through familiarity with the languages of art, through dialogue and reflection, and through the creation of musical, visual and dramatic pieces, the arts come alive at GSJ.
The arts provide tools with which students can perceive music, drama, filmmaking and visual art in terms of beauty. The aesthetic response to art is valuable, as it brings vividness and breadth to experience, and sharpens a student’s grasp of culture. More subtly, the value of aesthetics is that it teaches students how to receive what is presented to them as a gift.
Our students will work weekly with students from around the world. They will use the power of technology to harness the power of community. We live in a new world - whether they are working in English or another language, whether they are teaching, or learning, whether they are being inspired, or serving as a mentor - GSJ students will participate in this new world and reap the benefits.
Students who participate in community service learning tend to do better in school. It's believed that community service is somewhat of a missing link for students, giving them the chance to apply what they've learned in the classroom to real human needs.
Volunteering is a great way to follow up on and supplement subjects that have been covered in the classroom. Students who do community service work learn that they can actually make a difference with what they do. This helps students better understand their own competence, leading to more self-confidence and a can-do attitude that can spread to their work and academic pursuits.
Those who take part in volunteering activities become more involved in their communities, and as a result, tend to care more about what happens in those communities. Often, students who have participated in community service will grow up to become young voters and remain involved in their communities throughout their lives. Participating in community service can lead to finding challenges and tough problems to tackle. By working through them as a volunteer, they learn how to better solve problems, and enjoy the satisfaction of overcoming a hurdle.
Community service opens students up to a wealth of networking opportunities, allowing them to build new relationships within their community as they contribute. Students can meet new people, work with new organizations, and strengthen their ties to the community.
As students work within their community, they learn that they can be responsible for making great things happen. This helps to build a sense of responsibility in students, and a sense of pride when they see what they've done is actually helping others.
As students work in community service programs, they'll learn how to better work in teams. Often, students will also learn to develop leadership skills as well. This is valuable not just for schoolwork, but for higher education, careers, and further community involvement.