Our high school students experience tremendous growth and change from their time in grade 9 to graduating from grade 12. The focus begins with personal and social support through the child’s maturity into young adulthood and transitions into the building of life and higher education skills needed for future success. We ensure a well-rounded education for our high school students, with a college-prep academic course-load, while ensuring they are prepared for success in college and beyond.
To ensure our students are prepared, we promote three critical areas of development:
With these skills firmly in place, our students are able to adapt successfully to college and life beyond in the larger world. We even take college prep a step further with our Early College Program.
One of the hallmarks of a Barnstable education is the way in which academic achievement and personal growth are integrated. While many would agree that self-esteem is vitally important, children often do not have the necessary opportunities for achieving the skills, insights, self-discipline, and relationships that build self-esteem over time.
Self-esteem cannot simply be given to a child. Superficial compliments, smiles, and pats on the back cannot provide it either. Our students must be given regular opportunities and encouragement to strive toward worthwhile accomplishments. Through graduated levels of effort and achievement, the developing individual learns to think well of his or her own abilities and those of others.
Our academic program for grades 9-12 consists of the courses listed below.
Please note: Particular course sequences can vary from student to student depending upon the grade at which the student enters, placement level, and level of achievement. Honors courses are also available.