In our high school, we believe that student agency is important for authentic learning. Our teachers are guides, pointing students in the right direction and giving them the resources to find their way while being careful not to limit their pursuits and interests. We promote collaboration and communication, depth over breadth, and genuine engagement. The lessons of self-sufficiency and self-advocacy learned in ninth and tenth grades coalesce in our International Baccalaureate (IB) program for juniors and seniors. All of this is supported with intentional community building, a robust advisory program, and a personalized college counseling experience.
High School students take four years of study in English, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, Language Acquisition, and the Arts. All 11th and 12th grade students can choose from a variety of International Baccalaureate course offerings.
Foundational to our academic structure is our advisory curriculum. Much more than a home room, a Headwaters advisory creates a small scale support structure for academic and personal success. The advisor serves as a first point of communication between a child’s teachers and their parents. Advisors deliver a school-designed character development curriculum that has our students set goals and conduct holistic self-evaluations. Through Advisory, all students take part in community dialogues and shared activities.