Academic Program

Academic Vision: Cheshire Academy students grow increasingly capable of independently observing, questioning, explaining, interpreting, and analyzing the world. Our academic process starts with what students know and want to know, and develops active learners who reflect on their growth and the implications of their learning.

 

Our academic vision is the Academy’s mission statement in action. It’s how we do the school part of the Cheshire Academy experience. We believe all students are unique individuals, with their own academic interests, styles, and needs. We also believe in helping our students become rationally autonomous individuals. And while we strive to pass on knowledge, skills, and values – including those that will help students find college and career paths – we also are keen to ensure students have an active role and voice in their learning, and take ownership over creating work which reflects their passions and their evolving world views.

 

119 Course Offerings | 32 IB Courses | Average Class Size of 10

 

 

English Department

English Department

Students read diversely, converse deeply, and write passionately in their English classes.

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Fine & Performing Arts Department

Fine & Performing Arts Department

Students discover, unearth, and enhance ways of engaging with the world through creative acts in their Fine & Performing Arts classes.

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History & Social Sciences Department

History & Social Sciences Department

Students explore how the world got to be the way it is, and how it might be made better through intercultural connections in their History & Social Science classes.

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Language Department

Language Department

Students' minds are opened to new ways of viewing the world and the range of perspectives on life through our Language classes.

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Math Department

Math Department

Students think analytically, learn to take risks, and work collaboratively in their Mathematics and Computer Science courses.

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Science Department

Science Department

Students collect and interpret data, discovering connections between the natural world and the global community in their science classes.

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Graduation Requirements

4 credits of English (including both semesters of English senior year)

3 credits in mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry)

2 credits in lab sciences

2 credits in foreign languages (must reflect second level proficiency in one language)

3 credits in history or social science, including U.S. History

1 credit in fine or performing arts

3-4 electives credits

Successful completion (pass) of three seasons of the afternoon program (athletics, arts, service)

Completion of a senior speech

All one-year seniors and PG students must enroll in a math course

The Academic Calendar

The academic calendar is organized on a semester system; most students in grades nine to PG take five or six classes each semester. With a rotating schedule, each class meets four times per week for a total of 195 minutes. In addition to the academic schedule, students are required to participate in the afternoon program during each athletic season.

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Important Weather-related Announcement: School Closed

Due to the inclement weather, Cheshire Academy will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 11.