Deerstream will offer two high school courses in 2020-2021.

English is offered as a full year, comprehensive course for 9th and 10th graders.  Students will read a variety of literature and respond with increasing depth of literary knowledge and sophistication of thought.  After working independently at home throughout the week,  class discussions will provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas.  Writing assignments will require students to respond to literature with clarity, thoughtfulness, organization, and style.  Students will be challenged and inspired to grow as high school level readers and writers as they progress through the year.

High school English will meet from 9:15 am to 12:15 pm on Mondays.

Biology

This course is a two semester (1 credit) introductory, college preparatory course of general biology for high school students.  Using the Miller and Levine biology textbook, students learn about living organisms and their essential processes.  Topics covered include biochemistry,  structure and function of the cell, cellular reproduction, genetics, evolution, ecology, botany, classification of living organisms, and human anatomy and physiology.  This course includes a laboratory component to reinforce concepts.  Grading for this course is based on labs, projects, homework, and tests.  Homework will average 4-5 hours a week outside of class time.  Students are expected to come prepared to each class with completed work, to attend class sessions and to participate in class discussions and labs.

High school biology will meet from 9:15 am to 12:15 pm on Wednesdays.

*Students should be 14 years old by September 1 to enter our High School program.

Learn more about tuition and enrollment.