Middle and High School Academic Program
The Ashton School middle and high school curriculum is rigorously college preparatory with highly developed requirements in all academic areas. The academic program is well developed and broad in scope, offering English and Spanish courses, as well as elective pathways .The Ashton middle school offers a rigorous program that focuses on Math, Science, English, and Spanish and introduces leadership opportunities in Model United Nations, PBL and Debate for its youngsters. The high school program includes electives across all disciplines with Honors Math offerings as well as opportunities in entrepenuership, PBL and various leadership courses and activities in the local and international settings.
Recognizing that participation in the arts and physical education has a direct, positive impact on students’ academic work, the Ashton curriculum is one of few schools in the country with PBL, STEM and art classes (through grade 12) as a requirement for all students.
The Ashton’s co-curricular programs include an ambitious character education program, a community service learning program, and a highly-developed interscholastic athletic program.
Programs extend themselves to include foreign language acquisition and French is offered to students in the 7th to 12th grades. Technology is readily available at the Ashton school. Each student is equipped with a school iPad prepared with digital textbooks, applications and resurces useful in technology integration as well as all classroom are equipped with a computer, LCD projectors, which are shared among departments and teachers manage student progress using ENGRADE (an on-line grade book for parent-student-teacher access).
Ashton’s s school-culture and community are defined by progressive thought and action, intellectual curiosity, a multicultural and community-involved population. A wide range of leadership and academic activities are available to students, some of which are drama club, student council, National Honor Society, Debate, Drama festivals and Model United Nations.
Throughout the middle/high school, teachers urge students to explore, take risks and to work hard, as well as to have an active participation in the classroom setting. An average class size of 19 ensures a meaningful relationship between students and teachers.
An innovative and very dynamic professional development environment offers opportunities for growth and improvements in the faculty that is committed to the Ashton School middle and high school academic programs.