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Ƶ Arts Academics

Educating Citizen Artists

With a focus on critical thinking, creativity, and personal growth, Ƶ empowers students to become lifelong learners and engaged citizens of the world.

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Overview

Across arts and academics, Ƶ Artists think holistically and problem-solve with agility and imagination, approaching the world with wonder, critique, inquiry, and innovation.

Our rigorous dual curriculum fosters open-minded thinking and critical analysis, uniquely preparing students for success in any career, within or outside the arts. We offer a competitive college-preparatory curriculum, including Honors courses in all subjects.

Grade 9-12 Course Loads

  • English 9
  • World Language (French or Spanish–students are placed according to their level at their previous school )
  • Social Studies 9
  • Math (students are placed according to their level at their previous school)
  • Movement and Wellness (PE)–Life Skills (once a week)
  • English 10 (Honors offered)
  • World Language (French or Spanish–students are placed according to their level at their previous school)
  • Modern World History (Honors offered)
  • Biology
  • Math (students are placed according to their level at their previous school)
  • Movement and Wellness (PE)–Life Skills (once a week)
  • English 11 (Honors offered)
  • U.S. History (Honors offered)
  • World Language (It is recommended that students continue in French or Spanish beyond Level II)
  • Math (Students are encouraged to continue beyond Algebra II)
  • Chemistry (Honors offered) or Physics (Honors offered)
  • Life Skills (once a week) to prepare for college

(four academic courses recommended in senior year)

  • English Elective (one per semester) (Honors offered)
  • U.S. Government and Economics (one semester)/Social Science (one semester) (Honors offered)
  • Science (students encouraged to take a third year of a lab science: Advanced Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
  • Students are encouraged to continue in Math–Pre-Calculus (Honors), Calculus I or II (Honors), or Statistics
  • Life Skills (once a week) working on college applications
  • Academic courses to complement student’s current transcript, per University of California admissions requirements
  • Life Skills course with College Counseling
  • Arts classes in the afternoon
  • Free Summer College Preparatory Workshop (Funded by AEL)

Explore The Possibilities

Who Will You Become as a Citizen Artist?

We invite you to take the next step. Learn more about Ƶ Arts and the applied academics that support the prestigious art programs.