The academic program in the Lee-Scott Upper School is designed to equip our students for success in college and in life. Our curriculum is grounded in mastery of knowledge in English language, mathematics, social studies, physical and life sciences, and foreign language. Mission appropriate elective classes are offered in a variety of areas as described in the Enrichment Program section on this webpage.
Our emphasis is on core curriculum and preparing our students for college. This preparation involves quality instruction offered in a supportive environment that demands the establishment of consistent work habits. Technology is utilized by faculty and incorporated into all aspects of the curriculum. Each of our 7th and 8th grade students are issued a school-owned Apple iPad, and each of our high school students are issued a school-owned Apple MacBook in order to maximize the use of technology to enhance academic progress.
Academic, athletic, and performance excellence is recognized through various academic and performing arts honor societies, individual honors and awards, as well as recognition for excellence in the various athletics programs. The top two academic recognitions awarded to graduating seniors at Lee-Scott Academy are the I.J. Scott Award and the Ben J. Kirk Award. The I.J. Scott Award honors an outstanding scholar-athlete, while the Ben J. Kirk Award focuses on scholarship and moral character.
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Curriculum and Handbook
Students enrolled in 7th and 8th grade at Lee-Scott Academy participate in courses that are both rigorous and relevant, while adhering to State and National standards, preparing them for the expectations of high school. Once in 9th grade, students continue their coursework in order to earn unit credits required for graduation and prepare for post-secondary options. In the column to the right, you will find the minimum credit requirements for the four core academic disciplines, along with the elective and enrichment courses required for graduation. In addition to the stated academic requirements, a minimum of 75 hours of community service is required prior to graduation.
In keeping with the college preparatory aspect of the school’s mission, Lee-Scott Academy offers its students the opportunity to take Advancement Placement (AP) classes. These courses are sponsored by the College Board, and are rigorous courses that demand additional investments of time, energy, and motivation on the part of the students.
Currently the following AP courses are available for Upper School students with grade requirements and instructor approval:
10th grade students:
AP European History
11th grade students:
AP US History
AP English Language and Composition
12th grade students:
AP English Literature
All students that take an AP class are required to sit for the exam at the end of the year.
Information about College Board’s Advanced Placement program can be found here:
If you are interested in taking Advanced Placement classes but are unsure about whether or not the university you plan to attend will accept the credit, click the link below and search for the university in which you are interested to see their credit policies regarding AP classes:
Dual enrollment is a program that allows high school students to enroll in college coursework and earn college credits. These courses are completed on the college calendar by semester. Classes may be taken online or physically on the college campus, if scheduling permits.
Dual enrollment is available to students in grades 10 – 12. Requirements vary depending on the college.
For more information about dual enrollment options at Lee-Scott Academy, please contact Mrs. Bonnie Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lee-Scott Academy is continuing looking to expand its elective options for Upper School students. Currently, in the Upper School, electives are offered in the following areas:
- Fine Arts
- Foreign Languages
- Career Interests
- Bible/Character Development
- Personal Interests
- Academic Enrichment
Some elective offerings are restricted to certain grade levels due to particular enrichment course requirements for graduation. Spanish I and II, health, and one fine arts credit are required for graduation.
Personal honor and integrity are essential to a quality education and a healthy academic environment. The pursuit of excellence in education at Lee-Scott Academy necessitates academic honesty. In our goal to help develop the student’s character and intellect, we strive to teach by example and policy the importance of truth and trust in all life. Thus, every member of the Lee-Scott Academy family should respect and support the philosophy and guidelines of the honor code, in order to maintain the sense of personal honor and integrity in the LSA community.