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High School

High School - 9th - 12th Grade:

Daily Class Time:

8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

High School Curriculum:

All core courses are taught to make each student successful.
English and Social Studies are integrated to create a greater depth in the curriculum.
We operate on a rotating daily schedule with Advisory and Community meetings built into every week.
There are four two-week intensive field study courses (inter-sessions).

PMA Graduation Requirements and Credits:

Mathematics - 4
Social Studies - 4
Foreign Language - 2
Fine Arts - 1
Science - 4
English - 4
Health - .5
Physical Education - .5
Inter-session Electives - 4
Community Service Hours - 200

Honors-level classes are offered for each course.

Electives Offered:

Visual Arts – The class will meet two hours a week.  Students will learn the different aspects of visual arts. Concepts would include texture, painting, color schemes and drawing.

Music – The class will meet two hours a week. Students will learn to read music and while exploring different genres of music. Students will participate in after school concerts and musicals. A large portion of their grade is the participation in events.

Competitive Sports – The class will meet two hours a week. Students will learn rules of competitive athletic games such as basketball, lacrosse and baseball. Students will be required to participate with at least one after school athletic team.

Theater – The class will meet two hours a week. Students will study the finer points of acting, theater production and set design. Students will be required to participate in after school musical and events. Grades will be based on participation in all events.

Personal Finance – As students strive to become independent adults, they will learn how to balance a bank account, understand credit and interest, loans, resume building and job preparation. All students should learn and understand how to balance their own personal budget.

Psychology – The study of human behavior and minds. Students will explore why we make decisions, how we grow and how human behavior shapes our world. Students will engage in studying the human mind and working on projects that help others understand the human brain.

Computer Coding – The world of coding behind the programs we use is vast. Students will explore how to code program, robots and other stem related objects. The class will meet twice a week and explore the language behind the programs we use daily.

Global Studies – Students will learn about the operations of the United Nations and its role as the world’s largest peacekeeping and humanitarian organization. Students will study cultures, peoples and countries throughout the world, debate current issues and world problems, and understand the need for peace and conflict resolution throughout the world. All students participating as a delegate or bureau member in MMUN are required to take this course as part of the preparation.

Makers Lab - Study in depth projects and art through other cultures. Woodworking, sewing and other creative projects that explore our world. 

High School Daily Schedule:

8:15 - 8:30 - Carpool Drop-Off/Arrival
8:30 - 9:00 - Outside Time/Finish Homework
9:00 - 9:20 - Community Meeting
9:20 - 12:00 - Morning Work Period
12:00 - 12:30 - Lunch
12:30 - 1:00 - Personal Reflection
1:00 - 1:20 - Outside Time/Free Time
1:20 - 3:00 - Afternoon Work Period/Electives
3:00 - 3:15 - Clean-Up/Dismissal and Carpool Pick-Up

Intern Program:

Each spring, High School students are given a week to complete 20-30 hours of working experience through an internship program.

The goal of our internship program is to provide some real life opportunities and experiences that match the academic and personal interests of each individual student. Internships are an important way for our students to meet and interact with adults in a professional setting. Some of the benefits of students internships are developing 21st century skills and marketability, increasing self-confidence, building a professional network, and enhancing future employment opportunities.

In High School, students continue to refine and enhance their resumes, which will be important for college and beyond.

Annual Camp Canaan Retreat:

Camp Canaan is located on a 100 acre Island in the Catawba River in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  Conveniently located 25 minutes south of Charlotte, NC. Our primary service to our community is through our programs, which include: Summer Camps, Retreats, and Adventures.

Canaan Summer Camps are packed with adventure including: Archery Tag, Ziplines, Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, Kayaking, High Adventure Course, Outdoor skills, Horseback Riding, Rock Climbing, Paintball, Music & Dance, Hammock swinging, Goat herding, Bunny petting and so much more!

Retreat options at Canaan are top-notch! Meeting space, delicious meals, friendly staff and endless options for activity, team building and adventure.

Camp Canaan Website