9th Grade through 12th Grade
Students are offered a variety of opportunities in which they can express their individuality and deepen their understanding of their own identity. Incorporating best practices of both innovative and traditional education, Akiba Yavneh Academy has created a dynamic general-studies program for high school that sets high academic standards for all students and makes cross-grade, cross-discipline connections.
By integrating the development of speaking, listening, reading, vocabulary, and writing skills, the English program ensures that all students have the opportunities and resources to develop the language skills they need to pursue their academic, professional, and personal goals. The program begins freshman year with a skills-based study of active reading, critical thinking, and effective writing strategies that set a foundation for all high school curricula. Building on this foundation, the teachers seek to develop in students a love of language, reading, and writing through myriad genres that will be a source of pleasure for them throughout their lifetimes.
Our mathematics curriculum is comprehensive at all grade levels, and designed to help build conceptual understanding, skill proficiency, problem solving facility, and logical reasoning. It provides thorough coverage of state and national standards, and allows teachers the flexibility to customize the program. In math, our teachers focus on real-life problem solving and student communication of mathematical thinking. They also emphasize differentiated instruction, using various methods for skills practice.
Science is a systematic investigation of the ever-changing world around us. Our students utilize the scientific method as a means to derive specific concepts or ideas. These concepts become the basis for further exploration of our scientific world. Students actively construct ideas through their own inquiries, investigations, and analyses, and gain an understanding of scientific topics through hands-on experiments. At their respective grade level students study biology, chemistry, physics, with an opportunity to select from challenging electives their senior year.
History and social science education help students acquire the perspective to appreciate history and understand modern society. Our curriculum allows students to foster respect for the dignity and worth of all people, loyalty to democratic ideals, and the skills necessary to accept their responsibilities as citizens. Through our curriculum, students learn to integrate significant facts, concepts, and generalizations from history into their own experiences.
Last year, AYA began the practice of assigning a book for all High School faculty, staff and students to read over the summer in order to prepare for a theme of focus for the coming school year. This year, we will explore the question, “What does it mean to leave a legacy?”