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Academics

Overview of Curriculum at UAIS

UAIS students follow a 4x4 block format of 90-minute classes, rotating every other day, for a total of eight classes during each year.  Academy students will graduate with 32 total credits, compared to 24 credits at a traditional high school.  Curriculum falls into 6 groups and the IB core, and the embedded links provide course overviews for IB classes (11th/12th grade).  Individual course descriptions--as well as a list of works studied--can be found be toggling on the "Academics" bar and clicking on each group.

Group 1: English Language Arts

IB English Literature Course Overview (Updated 2016)

Group 2: Language of Acquisition (Foreign Language)

IB French Course Overview (Updated 2016)
IB Japanese Course Overview (Updated 2016)
IB Spanish Course Overview (Updated 2016)

Group 3: Individuals and Societies

IB History Course Overview (Updated 2016)
IB Psychology Course Overview (Updated 2016)

Group 4: Sciences

IB Biology Course Overview (Updated 2016)
IB Physics Course Overview (Updated 2016)
IB Chemistry Course Overview (Updated 2016)

Group 5: Mathematics

IB Maths HL Course Overview (Updated 2016)
IB Maths SL Course Overview (Updated 2016)
IB Maths Studies SL Course Overview (Updated 2016)


Group 6: Arts

IB Music Course Overview (Updated 2016)
IB Theater Course Overview (Updated 2016)
IB Visual Arts Course Overview (Updated 2016)

Core: Theory of Knowledge

IB TOK Course Overview (Updated 2016)

 For more specific information about our curriculum, including course descriptions, please click on the drop-down arrow to the left of the "Academics" header tab in the upper left-hand side of this page.