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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