CAHS offers a flexible academic program that offers a wide variety of college preparatory, advanced placement, and elective courses. Current advanced placement (AP) studio courses include World History, US History, Government, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Language and Composition, Language and Literature, Biology, Psychology, and Spanish. (Additional AP courses are offered through the online program.) Elective courses available at CAHS include Art, Digital Art, Photography, Video Production, Yearbook, Journalism, Drama, Band, Guitar, Choir, Play Production, Dance, Robotics, Synthetic Biology, Leadership, SAT Prep, Wood Shop, Life Skills, Urban Agriculture, and others. Students also have the opportunity to take online courses through Classical Academy Online or take courses at a local community college.
CAHS studio (classroom) courses follow the quarter system. This allows students to focus on 3-4 courses at one time. The majority of courses are considered “accelerated” in which a year’s worth of content is covered in 18 weeks. Yearlong courses (which meet for a full 36 weeks) include all levels of math, advanced placement courses, physical education courses, and some of electives.
Classical Academy partners with parents to prepare students for “College, Career, and Citizenship.” Students have the flexibility to choose a program that best fits their learning style.
Classical Academy High School – Escondido
4 Days on campus
The Studio Program is designed to serve students who would like to attend class in a traditional classroom setting four days per week (Tuesday – Friday) in an accelerated classroom environment. Studio teachers use lectures, small group interactions, labs, field trips, and projects to deliver an engaging and rigorous curriculum. Students in this program agree to exhibit respectful conduct and academic responsibility, including the timely completion of quality work and daily attendance. All core classes except for math and Advanced Placement (AP) are taught in an accelerated format of 18 weeks.
Classical Academy Online – Escondido
2 Days on campus – Full Online – 5-Day Independent Study
Classical Academy Online will offer three options for students: 1) 2-day core workshops on campus 2) Full Online 3) 5-Day Independent Study. Classical Academy Online will follow a traditional high school schedule with core classes spread out over two semesters (36 weeks). As space allows, students may mix and match which classes they prefer to take on campus and which they’d like to take fully online. A rigorous, engaging environment will be maintained in the classroom via intentional student collaboration time, projects/labs and student mentorship. Online students will utilize the same curriculum as classroom-based students, however will have increased flexibility to complete their schoolwork at home. The 5-Day Independent Study Program provides additional flexibility for students and families. Families may choose from several options, including selecting their own curriculum, selecting online courses, working with outside co-ops or vendors, and/or taking community college courses. All students will have direct access to subject-area credentialed teachers in the Personalized Learning Time (PLT) Café Tuesday–Friday.