In upper school, The American Academy offers a rich and purposeful curriculum filled with a wide range of electives and required courses. Elective classes are a great way to discover one’s passions. Students can take advantage of trying many classes at beginning levels or take many levels in one specialized area, such as advanced photography or advanced guitar. We offer many electives in the performing and fine arts, physical education, multimedia, journalism and broadcasting, as well as literature, writing, and the sciences. Our list of electives is extensive and is offered to nurture each child’s talents, interests, and passions. Our comprehensive curriculum also encompasses developing each student's executive functioning skills through instruction and application.
Our curriculum is assessed and updated to meet our standard of providing the best practices and the best opportunities to inspire our students to be lifetime learners.
Students in grades 9-12 must meet credit requirements in English, math, science, social studies, PE, technology, and fine arts to graduate. Students are also required to perform community service hours to graduate. Additionally, students also must be accepted into a four-year college or university as part of the graduation requirement.