Our high school programming continues to build on the independent foundation from our elementary and middle-school courses and prepares students for college life. We know high school can be a particularly stressful time for many students, so our goal is to provide an environment that helps our students deal with this pressure in a manageable and purposeful way. Our non-traditional approach to schooling, with an emphasis on scheduling autonomy and self-management, gives students the skills they’ll need to prioritize and manage their time when they get to college. Although we encourage accountability and responsibility for our students at this age, we are still there to provide students with all the support and resources they’ll need before graduation. In addition to offering dual credit options for students who are interested in getting ahead, we also offer comprehensive college counseling for students as they approach their next steps into the real world.
In addition to our core curriculum, Xavier began offering AP courses in 2015. Most AP classes are made up of 3-5 students, which ensures our students succeed. Students in our most rigorous curriculum typically boast three to five AP courses on their final transcript. AP courses are primarily offered in 11-12th grades.
Xavier Academy currently offers the following AP courses:
- AP English Language
- AP English Literature
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
- AP Physics
- AP Biology
- AP Statistics
- AP World History
- AP U.S. History
- AP Government
High School Schedule: The Xavier Difference
We believe that adolescents who are seen and heard grow into capable, compassionate adults, so we tend to the entirety of each child through our unique approach. The schedule of our High School students is intended for students to embrace their truest selves through their academics, while also giving back to the community.
Xavier Academy High School Schedule:
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: Attend 1 hour-long academic courses from 9 am - 4 pm
- Wednesdays are "Community Wednesdays": Students spend 2 hours of the school day partaking in community service of their choice, Wednesdays are also early dismissal from 9 am - 2 pm
Courses For Young Adults
- We believe in setting students up for their adulthood, by exposing our students to current news and events. Xavier requires a 1-hour Current Events course where students are being exposed to what’s going on with the world in real-time by learning about biases, media biases, how to have meaningful conversations and how to think critically and independently.
- Xavier requires a quarter-credit course in order to graduate called the Teen Topics course, in which every week teens will be grouped to discuss current issues in regards to young adults.
Xavier Academy High School
Learn more about our high school and social studies courses directly from our founder, Richard de la Cuadra.