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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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Emergency Notice

All Rivendell Schools will be closed for in-person instruction
Friday, November 20th through Wednesday, November 25th, 2020.
Schools will reopen on November 30th, 2020

November 22, 2020 Superintendent Letter
November 19, 2020 Superintendent Letter
Meals During School Closing

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Courses

Rivendell Academy runs a trimester schedule with a six period day for grades 7-8 and five period day for grades 9-12. Each block is sixty-two (62) minutes for grades 9-12, fifty-five (55) for grades 7-8. Core courses in grades 7-10 meet for the entire year.  All other courses meet for one or two trimesters.

Our Program of Studies is under revision. Please check back soon.

Core Courses (7th Grade/8th Grade)

Humanities - Language Arts

  • Exploring Early Literature
  • World Literature and Culture

Humanities - Social Studies

  • Early Civilizations
  • World History and Culture

Science

  • Science in Nature
  • Earth Science

Math

  • Pre-algebra
  • Algebra

Electives

  • Health & Physical Education
  • Music
  • Art
  • French or Spanish

Core Courses (9th and 10th grade)

  • Humanities 9 - Integrated Language Arts and Social Studies
  • Humanities 10 - Integrated Language Arts and Social Studies
  • Mathematics - Algebra I, Geometry
  • Science - Conceptual Physics, Biology


Other required courses include:

  • Art Skills
  • Social/Emotional Health
  • Fitness/Nutritional Health
  • French I & II or Spanish 1 & II
  • Performing Arts

Core Courses (11th and 12th Grade)

  • Junior English
  • Global Studies - Students choose from one of the following: Canadian Studies, Global Environment Studies, Global Studies/Posters, India, or Middle East Cultures
  • Algebra II
  • Chemistry


Other required courses include:

  • Upper House Project or Career Internship
  • Career Exploration

Electives (11th and 12th grade)

Language Arts

  • Analysis of Film
  • Classic Literature
  • Dramatic Literature
  • Dystopian Fiction
  • Environmental Literature
  • Lyrical Poetry
  • Philosophy through Literature
  • Shakespeare
  • Slavery/Racial Literature
  • Writers Cafe

World Languages and Culture

  • French III, IV, V
  • Spanish III, IV, V
  • Canadian Studies

History and Social Sciences

  • Global Studies/Posters
  • Global Environmental Studies
  • Holocaust and Human Behavior
  • India
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Middle East Cultures
  • National Issues and Public Policy

Math 

  • Precalculus
  • Calculus 
  • Statistics I,II

Sciences

  • Astronomy
  • Human Physiology I, II
  • Marine Biology
  • Physics (taught at Rivendell for credit through River Valley Community College)
  • Science of Sound

Physical Education 

Visual Arts

  • Ceramics I, II
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Print Making
  • Public Art
  • Studio Art

Performing Arts

  • Chorus
  • Music Studio
  • Performance Skills
  • Rock Band
  • Theater Musical
  • Theater Production
  • Theater Tech
  • Voice Lessons

Electives

  • Cross Age Tutoring
  • Intro to Engineering
  • Wilderness Studies