Math 

"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas." ALBERT EINSTEIN

English

"Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass." ANTON CHEKHOV

Our High School English curriculum focuses on research, literature, and writing.  Students are guided to become excellent technical writers, critical readers and discerning consumers of information in a digital age.  

Digital citizenship

Our English curriculum is designed to teach students to think logically and analytically, to read with delight and discernment, and to speak and write with expression, clarity and fluency. Instruction consists of a balanced approach to reading strategies and comprehension, literature appreciation, the writing process, oral communication, listening comprehension, and grammar. Students develop reading skills and the ability to make meaningful and personal connection with literature, as well as skills and strategies to help them read and study in all content areas. Journal writing, small and whole-group discussions enable students to discover and refine their own, expressive voices.  Students are required to write across disciplines and practice writing in multiple genres including expository, persuasive, narrative, and fiction, and poetry. 

Science

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning." ALBERT EINSTEIN

Life Science 

Life science is designed to develop scientific knowledge and process skills in biological sciences.  The standards-based curriculum explores the following topics: biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, ecology, physiology, and diversity.  Emphasizing laboratory experiences and the integration of other branches of sciences while utilizing mathematical, analytical, data acquisition, and communication skills reinforce these concepts.  Applications of technology are included as well as the consideration of human impact on biological systems. 

Biology 

This course is a standards-based study of living things: origins, structures, functions, heredity, growth and development, interactions among, and behavior of living things.  Content is built around major biological concepts such as biochemistry and the biology of cells, genetics, evolution, ecology, physiologic systems, and the diversity of living things.  Emphasis is placed on the utilization of mathematical, analytical, data acquisition, and communication skills as well as interdisciplinary approaches to discovery. Concepts and skills are reinforced by a strong emphasis on hands-on laboratory experiences and the integration of other branches of science.  Applications to society, individuals, and the utilization of technology are included, as is consideration of the impact of human activity on biological systems.

Earth Science 

This hands-on course introduces principles of astronomy and Earth sciences, including the solar system, cosmology, plate tectonics, energy, biogeochemical cycles, the atmosphere, and California geology. Activities and curriculum are based on the California Science Content Standards. Emphasis is put on skills and techniques for investigation and experimentation.

Physics

This course is a standards-based study of fundamental physics concepts, including propagation and conservation of energy and momentum, gravitation and orbital mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, and relativity. Emphasis is placed on the concepts and practical application as well as interdisciplinary approaches to discovery. There is a strong emphasis on hands-on activities that bring concepts to life. Applications to society, individuals, and the utilization of technology are included. 

History

“Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.” 


Additional Information 

College and Career Counseling and Support

Advanced Placement

College Test Prep

Online learning coaches

Student Services

Graduate with College Credit 

Enrichment and Extra-Curricular Activities

  • B’nos Programming / YJP Programming

  • Service Learning / Chessed program


Advisory Classes

Yearbook

Associated Student Body Government

High School students have the opportunity to participate in the Associated Student Body (ASB) Government where they can learn about government and leadership.  ASB instills character and good citizenship while teaching students about the process of participatory democratic government structures.  In ASB students take leadership to improve student life raising school spirit through programs and activities, overseeing on-campus clubs, and increasing school pride by decorating and beautifying the campus.  

Theater Production

Field- and Overnight Trips

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Laptop Program

The Hebrew Academy requires that every high school student bring a laptop to school each day to use to organize their schoolwork, conduct research, and collaborate with peers and instructors.

In the wake of the information age, our school has moved away from static, hard copy textbooks toward a blended model of e-books, open-source resources, and teacher-generated content. Consistent and reliable access to a laptop is essential to our learning program.  We use Google Suite to enable students to collaborate consistently, effectively and in real time with both peers and teachers alike. 

The BYOD program: 

  • Empowers a next century learning environment;

  • Fosters student ownership of their own learning;

  • Allows real-time access to a greater amount of information;

  • Creates a smooth transition between home and school;

  • Provides easier student access to online instructional materials;

  • Supplements school resources and equipment; and

  • Facilitates communication and collaboration between students, teachers, and parents.