Marburn Academy’s High School Program is designed to:
- develop a student’s academic skills and executive functioning abilities;
- build effective social interaction and problem-solving techniques;
- strengthen self-image so students may successfully pursue their dreams; and
- prepare students for college and whatever their future may hold.
Students have attended outstanding colleges throughout the country. Other students have chosen to enter into services, join the military or pursue a technical school to master a specific craft. Whatever their choice, Marburn Academy works to prepare each student to succeed in life after Marburn.
1-1 Laptop Program
Because our students live in a digital world, it is critical for us to guide them in responsible and proper use of digital tools. Each High School student receives a MacBook Air to use in and out of school. Educational goals include:
- Improved communication
- Increased collaboration
- Performance-based learning
- Internet safety
- Increased knowledge of available assistive technology
May Term is an intensive two-week session during which students identify and explore areas of personal and academic interest. Students select two daily May Term classes from a wide variety of course choices. During these extended classes, students have the opportunity to explore one subject area more deeply than a traditional school day would allow.
Students choose courses based on their individual affinities and areas of interest. This increased flexibility to pursue self-understanding provides an opportunity for students to experience new ways of looking at traditional subject-area content.
Project Lead the Way
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is designed to help students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills in an engineering and project-based framework. Because of the national scope of the PLTW program, students can supplement their work in the classroom with input from professionals from local and national engineering and technology companies. These professionals can also offer opportunities for mentorships and workplace experiences. Previous course offerings have included “Introduction to Engineering Design,” and “Principals of Engineering” Project Lead the Way is an elective course.
Capstone is a semester-long individual research project required for all high school students, the topic of which is based on a student’s personal interests and previous learning. Students are required to develop and research a question, synthesize their research into a model of understanding, and then present their findings orally and in writing to the Marburn community on Capstone Night.