Students at The Academy participate in a multi-year program aimed at helping them best prepare for, 和执行, 大学研究, 应用程序, 试镜, 选择过程.
从大一开始, students participate in regular sessions and meetings with The Academy's college counselor and arts department chairs to discuss goal setting, 学术和职业规划, 以及其他与高等教育和专业追求相关的主题.
另外, The Academy hosts two college nights per year and regularly hosts representatives from colleges and universities from around the world.
AP Literature and Composition is an intensive course designed to introduce students to college-level analysis, 讨论, 从广泛的文学作品中理解写作, 戏剧, 和诗歌. 这门课程挑战并培养学生批判性思考的能力, 综合文献, 有效地写作. 虽然这门课程探讨了许多不同流派的作品, 身份的概念——我们如何理解它, 创建它, 质疑它, 破坏它, 生活没有它-连接他们所有. 随着学生深入研究这些话题, many others will emerge and aid us in forming a language and approach to literature.
艺术史, 学生探索艺术的本质:它的用途, 它的意思, 以及人们对此的反应. This course’s inquiry revolves around investigating art as reflection and as engine of culture and society from prehistory to the present. From diverse global perspectives and through a cross-disciplinary approach to the analysis, 解读艺术作品和艺术运动, this course emphasizes the interconnectedness of art-making to societal and political shifts throughout history. Students will learn and discuss the fundamental issues and theories surrounding art production, distribution and reception and will develop an understanding of artwork in these contexts, 其中包括性别等问题, 政治, 宗教, 种族和赞助. This course offers students the opportunity to acquire an in-depth understanding of the history of art through readings, 研究, 幻灯片, 视频, 参观博物馆. Writing skills will be important in the description, analysis, and comparison of these works. 当作为AP课程时, preparation for the AP艺术史 Exam will also be incorporated into the curriculum.
AP欧洲历史 covers the run of European history from the fall of the Roman Empire to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. It is divided into four quarters, each quarter consisting of at least four thematic units. Each unit is followed by an exam involving ten or more short answer responses and one essay. 在每个季度，学生就课堂上涉及的任何单元写一篇论文. 作为他们研究的基础, students form a thesis about a principal historical event that seems preeminent throughout the quarter, for example: The Reformation for the first quarter; The French Revolution for the second quarter; the effects of industrialism or imperialism on European social and political relations for the third quarter; and the impact of World War I for the final quarter.
This advanced section of French is created to help the students get familiar with the actual AP exam format. Time in class is dedicated to introduction and practice of all the individual French AP exam tasks and additional work is assigned as homework. 同时就读法语IV/ AP法语/独立学习课程, students must be enrolled concurrently in French IV: Honors Language and Culture or must have taken French IV: Honors Language and Culture as prerequisite prior to being enrolled in the AP section.
This advanced section of Spanish is created to help the students get familiar with the actual AP exam format. Time in class is dedicated to introduction and practice of all the individual Spanish AP exam tasks and additional work is assigned as homework. 同时参加西班牙语四级/ AP西班牙语/独立学习, students must be enrolled concurrently in Spanish IV: Honors Language and Culture or must have taken Spanish IV: Honors Language and Culture as prerequisite prior to being enrolled in the AP section.
AP微积分AB侧重于使用图形理解数学概念, 数值, 分析方法. Students will be expected to communicate their understanding 数值ly as well as through the use of graphs and written explanations. 图形计算器将被广泛使用, and students will take the AP exam at the end of the year for potential college credit.
AP微积分BC是在成功完成AP微积分AB之后进行的. BC考试涵盖大学微积分的前两个学期. Material from the first semester of college calculus (the AB curriculum) is reviewed at the beginning of the year and is followed by the new material. AP课程之外的其他主题也经常被涵盖, 比如线性代数, 分形, 和/或基本编程. 这门课通常作为独立学习来教授.
据美联社统计 covers the same material in a typical college-level introduction to statistics course. This class can be split into four unequal parts: analysis of patterns in data and display of data, 通过完善的计划收集有效数据, usage of probability to anticipate data distribution (there is order in the universe!), and employment of statistical inference (how confident we are about a particular hypothesis). 学生们将在5月份参加AP考试，以获得潜在的大学学分.
AP计算机科学原理 introduces students to the techniques and methods of computer programming as well as to the history and theory of computer science. 本课程将使用Java语言进行教学, and students may receive college credit by performing well on the cumulative AP计算机科学原理 test. Students participating in this class have the opportunity to perform many in-class programming activities and labs, as well as to work on larger thematic projects that may include writing a text-based video game, 编写科学程序，利用以前科学课上学到的知识, 等.