VA Boarding School for Math and Science
Our Head of School, Dr. Groves shared this photo with me of the sunrise taken from the back of campus this morning. First of all, what a view we have up here on “The Hill!” Secondly, it was very apropos of the great start to the school year we’ve enjoyed this week. The sun is rising on the 137th school year at Oak Hill Academy and we couldn’t feel more blessed.
Oak Hill Academy, established in 1878, is excited to announce some new course offerings for the upcoming 2015-16 school year! For a school with a well-established structure and curriculum, these additions represent a response to the growing needs and interests of our students in the 21st century. I’m very excited to outline these new courses for you today!
There are two new courses being added to our historically strong Math Department: Introduction to Technology and Engineering, which is a STEM elective offering and an AP Calculus AB course.
The Introduction to Technology and Engineering is designed to prepare students to understand and apply concepts and processes that are the cornerstone of the 21st Century world. Students will explore the history of technology and the disciplines of civil, computer, and industrial engineering. Group and individual projects will help students design, fabricate, and engineer practical solutions to real world problems. Laboratory and classroom activities will allow students to apply their understanding of science, mathematics and incorporate other disciplines into authentic problem solving situations.
The Advanced Placement Calculus AB course represents an enhancement to the dual college credit enrollment program currently offered at Oak Hill Academy. The class is available to advanced math students who have completed pre-calculus with a grade of at least a B. This course culminates in the end of year AP exam.