High School Curriculum by Grade

Curriculum

By engaging young people with rich and relevant content brought in a lively, and increasingly unique, way by teachers who love what they do, Summerfield High School students learn that every voice matters, that everyone is a different learner with strengths and weaknesses that can benefit the whole that there is no single path to truth or desired outcomes, and that everyone is a teacher, both in the classroom and in life.

9th Grade

Main Lessons

    • Tragedy and Comedy
    • Revolutions
    • Chemistry-Organic Compounds
    • History through Art
    • Counting Theory
    • American Literature
    • Biology-Comparative Anatomy
    • Physics-Thermodynamics and Electricity
    • Earth Science-Geology
    • Farming

Ongoing Courses

  • Mathematics: Algebra I
  • Humanities: Freshman Composition, Far East, Civics, Les Miserables
  • Language: Spanish I, II, III, IV and German I, II, and III
  • Art: Black and White Drawing, Clay Sculpture, Blacksmithing, Black and White Block Printing
  • Drama: Improvisation and Speech
  • Eurythmy: Major/Minor, Expansion/Contraction, Pitch
  • Music: Vocal or Instrumental
  • Gardening/Farming: Grafting/Pruning, Health/Nutrition, Herbal Studies, Farm Construction
  • Physical Education
  • Electives: (last quarter only) Drama, Creative Writing, Sports, Electronics, Cooking, Painting, Philosophy, Permaculture, Photography, – Yearbook, Honors History, Honors Spanish, Debate

10th Grade

Main Lessons

  • Earth Science-Geography
  • Biology-Embryology
  • Greek Play
  • Sacred Geometry
  • Conic Sections
  • Physics-Mechanics
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • History through Poetry
  • The Odyssey
  • Chemistry-Salts, Acids, and Bases

Ongoing Courses

  • Mathematics: Geometry I
  • Humanities: Research Paper, The Double, Medieval History, Civil War
  • Foreign Language: Spanish I, II, III, IV and German I, II, and III
  • Art: Watercolor Painting, Weaving, Color Drawing, Woodwork-Dovetail, Pottery, Color Block Printing
  • Eurythmy: Thinking-Feeling-Willing, Styles of Poetry:epic, dramatic, lyric
  • Music: Vocal and Instrumental
  • Physical Education
  • Electives: Drama, Creative Writing, Sports, Electronics, Cooking, Painting, Philosophy, Permaculture, Photography, Yearbook, Honors History, Honors Spanish, Debate

11th Grade

Main Lessons

  • Parzival
  • Projective Geometry
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Physics-Electricity and Magnetism
  • Earth Science-Astronomy
  • History through Music
  • Chemistry-Atomic Structure
  • Biology-Botany
  • Shakespeare
  • Economics

Ongoing Courses

  • Mathematics: Algebra II, Advanced Algebra II, Pre-Calculus
  • Humanities: Creative Writing and College Essay, Comparative Religions, U.S. Expansion, Romanticism
  • Foreign Language: Spanish I, II, III, IV and German l,ll, and III
  • Art: Acrylic Painting, Life Drawing, Jewelry, Book-Binding
  • Eurythmy: Choreographic Principles and Musical Elements
  • Music: Vocal or Instrumental
  • Physical Education
  • Electives: Drama, Creative Writing, Sports, Electronics, Cooking, Painting, Philosophy, Permaculture, Photography, Yearbook, Honors History, Honors Spanish, Debate
  • Agriculture Main Lesson Block

12th Grade

Main Lessons

  • Calculus
  • Physics – Light
  • Senior Seminar
  • Biology – Evolution
  • Faust
  • Chemistry – Bio Chemistry
  • Africa
  • Transcendentalists
  • History through Architecture
  • Senior Thesis/Project
  • Senior Play

Ongoing Courses

  • Mathematics: Calculus or Topics in Contemporary Mathematics
  • Humanities: 12th Grade Project, College Essays, Contemporary Issues, Modern U.S. History, Russian Literature
  • Language: Spanish I, II, III, IV and German I, II, and III
  • Art: Self-Portraits in Clay, Self-Portraits in Oil Painting
  • Eurythmy: Solo and Small Ensemble, Choreography
  • Music: Vocal or Instrumental
  • Physical Education
  • Electives: Drama, Creative Writing, Sports, Electronics, Cooking, Painting, Philosophy, Permaculture, Photography, Yearbook, Honors History, Honors Spanish, Debate