Our School Community

female studying through Boarding School Academic ProgramsOur academic community starts with excellent, proven faculty who have years of experience working with students just like your daughter. They understand and appreciate that many of Auldern Academy’s students have had negative academic experiences. They make it their mission to turn around the negative attitudes and outlooks. Auldern Academy faculty work with your daughter’s natural curiosity to instill a life-long love for learning.

Auldern Academy’s school operates like a community and not an institution. Our classes are small, rarely exceeding eight students, so they enjoy a high level of interaction, communication, and one-on-one time with her teachers. Our students can delve into the curriculum at a deeper level and move through it at a more productive pace because of these small classes.

This smaller classroom community is also beneficial from a social standpoint. Fewer students make class participation and engagement inevitable, and usually less intimidating. Our passions are palpable, so students experience the joy of truly making a course’s subject their own. We celebrate the different ways people learn – so no one has to feel any embarrassment when they need an approach that’s a little different. In fact, our teachers embrace the challenge of designing projects and assignments that use all the different skills our students demonstrate.

Courses Offered

English

  • English I: Genre Studies/Grammar & Composition
  • English II: World Literature
  • English III: American Literature
  • English IV: British Literature

Math

  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Statistics
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Geometry
  • Applied Math

Science

  • Physical Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Forensics (offered in summer)
  • Physics

Social Studies

  • World History
  • US History
  • American Government
  • Economic

Foreign Language

  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II

Visual Arts

  • Fine Arts
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Ceramics
  • Advanced Art (student focuses on chosen media/basis of an art portfolio)

Extracurricular Activities

  • Dance
  • Yoga
  • Fitness & Exercise
  • Guitar

Healthful Living (everyone takes, for Health/Physical Education)

Electives (may not be offered every semester)

  • Study Skills and Strategies
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Sociology

In order to receive a high school diploma from Auldern Academy, a student must earn 24 credits as follows:

  • 4 in English
  • 4 in Math – Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II, and either Precalculus or Applied Math (4 Math credits are required by some major universities.)
  • 3 in Social Studies – Government/Economics, United States History and World Studies
  • 3 in Science – Biology, Environmental Science, and one Physical Science (Physical Science, Chemistry, or Physics)
  • All students, with the exception of Seniors, enroll in Healthful Living (Health/PE)
  • 2 in the same Foreign Language (recommended)

The balance of credits are from Elective courses.

Additional Requirements

  • Minimum of 30 hours of community service
  • ACT or SAT testing
  • College applications (at least 3 suggested)