“Make the world work, for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.”
-R. Buckminster Fuller

Curriculum

The academic curriculum will provide students with a classical college-preparatory education which will enable them to be successful in the further education of their choice. Core subjects will include but not be limited to:

  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences
  • Social Studies and History
  • Foreign Languages
  • The Arts, Music, and Creativity
  • Elective subjects
  • Life Skills
  • Introduction to the trades

In addition, students will have the opportunity to become familiar with concepts and skill sets which are rarely if ever found in traditional programs. This has been tentatively called the "success curriculum":

  • Basic Business Theory & Practice
  • Comparative Marketing Strategies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Literacy - Savings and Investment Strategies
  • Charitable Organizations and Foundations, Research Grants, Enrollment, etc.

Most importantly, interwoven throughout every class will be an exploration of the desperate social needs facing the societies that these students will be leading, and how every subject applies to identifying solutions to the world's most pressing problems.

In addition to the standard academic classwork, each year's experience will focus on a different aspect of personal growth and skills required for unbridled success in life.

The First Week of School

Each school year will open with a group experience which will serve to set the context for the coming year. The Academy of Greatness will operate on the fundamental principle that every class is a team and success is based on results. Students will learn that are responsible for their own results, but also responsible to the team as a whole. Everyone wins, everyone gets over the wall, and no one is left behind.

9th Grade (Self-Mastery)

Academic and success curriculum coursework plus regular workshops and classes designed to eliminate unproductive belief systems and unhealthy relationship strategies, teach human interconnectedness, foster an attitude of self-worth, and teach win/win mentality.

10th Grade (Leadership)

Academic and success curriculum coursework plus workshops and classes designed to broaden students' understanding of their self-worth, to help them recognize their potential for success, learn to identify and overcome competing commitments, and begin forming a healthy attitude toward money.

11th Grade (Contribution)

In addition to the standard and success curriculum coursework, students will participate in experiences designed to foster a deep understanding of the student's place in a world community, the opportunities available for service, and the concepts of scarcity vs. abundance. At this level, students are involved in regularly-scheduled community service or public service contribution projects.

12th Grade (Productivity)

By the time a student has reached his or her senior year, they will be ready to incorporate the principles taught over the four-year course into a lifetime daily patterns of beingness and behavior. Each student will complete a senior project designed to jump-start them into their dreams of greatness. The senior class ends its term with a week-long retreat designed to launch the students into their future with excitement, enthusiasm and power, culminating in the graduation ceremony which will be designed to celebrate not only their academic but also their social and emotional growth and achievements.

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