Upper/High school students are expected to earn 36 credit hours in the Galileo program in order to graduate. Each can customize these credits, including advanced placement (AP), dual enrollment, internship, self-proposed or even immersive experiences with focus on specific curriculum. Galileo students are well-versed in the arts as well as the STEM areas.
Most importantly, a Galileo student has the opportunity to customize his/her learning in such a way that graduations requirements are met, the student has fun while learning, and the learning is active and rewarding.
Beginning in the Freshman year, in order to prepare for college or career, students begin demonstrating mastery in traditional academic concepts as well as determining an area of focus or a minor area of study. An internship will complement this area of focus, as well as the study of two fine art areas, which improve the student’s confidence and communication. This model continues to strengthen with the pairing of electives to deepen the learning process until the student’s senior year, where s/he will have a capstone of a self-created program of study in the field of expertise the student has customized over the high school experience. This includes:
- Last semester senior year customized elective with myriad of options to demonstrate mastery.
- Research paper
- 40-hour internship
- Community presentation
- Dual enrollment opportunities
- Advanced Placement courses
- International Baccalaureate Global Standards
See table below for upper school academic programming and our full course offering lists.