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*Introductory/Intermediate/Advanced Astronomy
 
*Introductory/Intermediate/Advanced Astronomy
 
*Biology (''Teacher: [[Kyinha]]'')
 
*Biology (''Teacher: [[Kyinha]]'')
*Botany
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*Botany (''Teacher: [[Oisín Diaz]]'')
 
*Chemistry
 
*Chemistry
 
*Classical Mechanics
 
*Classical Mechanics
 
*Dirty Water: Global Sanitation
 
*Dirty Water: Global Sanitation
 
*Disease and Medicine in the United States
 
*Disease and Medicine in the United States
*Ecology
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*Ecology (''Teacher: [[Oisín Diaz]]'')
 
*Electronics
 
*Electronics
 
*Evolution (''Teacher: [[Kyinha]]'')
 
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*Culinary Arts: Desserts and Baked Goods (Fall and Spring terms only. ''Teacher: [[Jackson|Jax]]'')
 
*Culinary Arts: Desserts and Baked Goods (Fall and Spring terms only. ''Teacher: [[Jackson|Jax]]'')
 
*Culinary Arts: From Soups to Steaks
 
*Culinary Arts: From Soups to Steaks
*Horticulture (Decorative)
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*Horticulture (Decorative) ''(Teacher: [[Oisín Diaz]])''
*Horticulture (Edible)
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*Horticulture (Edible) ''(Teacher: [[Oisín Diaz]])''
 
*Beekeeping</div></div>
 
*Beekeeping</div></div>

Latest revision as of 17:22, 18 May 2020

Xavier's School runs on trimesters, with an optional summer term for students who wish to stay at school over the summer. In order to graduate, students must complete at least 60 credits of courses through their four years; in almost all cases, classes count as one credit per trimester. Students must enroll in a minimum of four and maximum of six classes per term, except for summer term.

  • English - 11 term credits
  • History - 6 term credits; three of which must be U.S. history and three of which must be non-U.S. history
  • Mathematics - 9 term credits
  • Language - 8 term credits of one language or 5 each of two; alternatively, can test out.
  • Science - 6 term credits
  • Art - 3 term credits; Must study at least two different disciplines (visual arts, theatre, or music)
  • Physical Education: Two term credits per year; can use a season of athletics as a phys. ed. requirement
  • Philosophy & Ethics: Six term credits
  • Computer Science: 3 term credits; alternatively can test out.
  • Health & Human Development: 2 term credits; must be Health & Human Development course (mandatory in 9th grade) and Human Sexuality

All students, additionally, are paired with an advisor, to work with them not only academically but also on the control and development of safety and proficiency with their unique abilities. Training occurs regularly throughout the week, both individually and in groups; the individual student's training plan is worked out according to their needs between the student and their advisor. Additionally, students must successfully complete sixty hours of community service activities through the course of four years. Faculty advisors are available to help students find appropriate service projects.

The following courses are available for students at Xavier's. (Courses noted with a * are mandatory.)

Arts: Music
  • Introductory/Intermediate/Advanced Theory and Composition (Teacher: Maya)
  • AP Music Theory (3 Terms) (Teacher: Maya)
  • Improvisational Music (Teacher: Maya)
  • The Nature of Music (Teacher: Maya)
  • Western Music History (Teacher: Maya)
  • African Music & Culture
  • World Music (Teacher: Maya)
  • Film Scoring
  • Popular Music in America (Teacher: Maya)
  • Jazz History
  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Jazz Band
  • Orchestra (Teacher: Maya)
  • Private Vocal or Instrumental Lessons (Piano & Cello private lessons: Maya)
Arts: Theatre & Dance
  • Introductory/Intermediate/Advanced Dance Performance
  • Introductory/Intermediate/Advanced Dance Technique
  • Fundamentals of Acting
  • Intermediate/Advanced Acting
  • Choreography
  • Directing
  • Costuming
  • Lighting
  • Scene Design
  • Technical Production
  • Public Speaking
Arts: Visual
  • Introductory/Intermediate/Advanced Drawing (Teacher: Jax)
  • Introductory/Intermediate/Advanced Painting (Teacher: Jax)
  • Introductory/Intermediate/Advanced Sculpture
  • Introductory/Intermediate/Advanced Photography
  • Introductory/Intermediate Video
  • Introductory/Intermediate Architecture
  • Introductory/Intermediate Computer Media
  • Fabric Arts
  • Mixed Media Printmaking
  • Woodworking
  • Quilting
  • Ceramics
  • Sculpture: Wearable Art
  • Life Drawing (Fall term only. Teacher: Jax)
  • Figure Drawing (Winter term only. Teacher: Jax)
  • Color and Light (Spring term only. Teacher: Jax)
  • AP Studio Art (3 Terms) (Teacher: Jax)
Computer Science
  • Computer Literacy
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science (2 Terms)
  • Introduction to Discrete Mathematics and Programming (2 Terms)
  • Algorithms and Data Structures (2 Terms)
  • Analysis of Algorithms (2 Terms)
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (2 Terms)
  • Software Design (2 Terms)
  • Network and Mobile Architecture (2 Terms)
  • AP Computer Science A (3 terms)
English
  • Expository Writing*
  • AP English Language & Composition (3 terms)
  • AP English Literature & Composition (3 terms)
  • American Literature
  • African-American Literature
  • Animals in Literature
  • The Art of Protest: Revolutionary Writings
  • Asian-American Literature
  • Banned Books in the U.S.
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Creative Writing: Poetry
  • Creative Writing: Short Stories
  • Electronic Literature
  • Epic Poetry
  • Gender Roles in Modern World Fiction
  • Gothic Literature
  • Graphic Narrative/Literary Comics
  • Journalism
  • Narratives of Native Peoples
  • Play Writing
  • Shakespeare
  • Theories of Children's Literature
  • Utopias and Dystopias in Literature
  • African and Carribean Literature
  • Middle Eastern Literature
  • The Beat Poets
Health & Human Development
  • Health & Human Development* (must be taken freshman year)
  • Human Sexuality* (Fall and Winter terms only. Teacher: Jax)
  • The Pursuit of Euphoria
History
  • AP Art History (3 terms)
  • AP European History (3 terms)
  • AP U.S. History (3 terms)
  • AP World History (3 terms)
  • The 20th Century
  • U.S., Colonialism - 1861
  • U.S., 1861-1941
  • U.S., 1941-Present
  • Law and American Society
  • The Medieval Worlds
  • 20th Century Russia
  • China: The Last Dynasty
  • Classical Greece
  • Classical Rome
  • Contemporary Middle East
  • Early Modern Europe, 1350-1660
  • Absolutism and Revolution, Europe 1660-1800
  • Europe Since 1945
  • Japan: Tradition to Modernity
  • Modern Africa
  • Modern India
  • Modern Latin America
  • Modern China
  • Pre-Colonial Africa
  • Humans and the Environment
  • Revolutions (Teacher: Tian-shin)
  • Capitalism and its Critics
  • War and Peace in Modern Times
  • The 1960s: At Home and Abroad
Language
  • American Sign Language (Teacher: (NPC) Nadia Dirie)
  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Teacher: Tian-shin)
  • English as a Second Language
  • French (Teacher: Matt)
  • German
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • French Theatre
  • French Humanism
  • Contemporary French Literature (Teacher: Matt)
  • Japanese Literature
  • German Voices: Authors Across German-Speaking Europe
  • German Literature: Post-Holocaust Writings
  • Spanish Literature: Magical Realism and Reality
  • Spanish and Spanish-American Literature
  • Hispanic Cinema
  • Contemporary Hispanic Theatre
  • Russian Literature
  • Contemporary Chinese Literature
  • AP Chinese Language & Culture (3 terms)
  • AP French Language & Culture (3 terms)
  • AP German Language & Culture (3 terms)
  • AP Japanese Language & Culture (3 terms)
  • AP Latin (3 terms)
  • AP Spanish Language (3 terms)
  • AP Spanish Literature (3 terms)
Mathematics
  • Algebra (3 terms)
  • Geometry (3 terms)
  • Trigonometry and Precalculus (3 terms) (Teacher: Kyinha)
  • Integrated Mathematics (3 terms)
  • AP Calculus AB (3 terms) (Teacher: Kyinha)
  • AP Calculus BC (3 terms)
  • AP Statistics (3 terms)
  • Linear Algebra (3 terms)
  • Multivariable Calculus (3 terms)
Philosophy, Ethics, and Religion
  • Bioethics: Humanity in the Post-Genomic Era*
  • The Ethics of Power* (Teacher: (NPC) Xavier)
  • Power and Social Responsibility*
  • Ethics: Technology
  • Ethics: The Environment
  • Intro to Ethics
  • Intro to Philosophy
  • Existentialism
  • Great Philosophers
  • Nonviolence and Moral Leadership (Teacher: (NPC) Xavier)
  • Proof and Persuasion
  • Law and Morality (Teacher: Tian-shin)
  • Justice and Globalization
  • Christianities
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Hinduism and Buddhism
  • Paganism through History (Teacher: Matt)
  • Faith and Doubt
  • Religion and Popular Culture
  • Religion, Literature, and the Arts
  • The New Testament
  • The Old Testament
  • Comparative Religion
Physical Education
  • Introduction to Fitness
  • Intermediate Fitness
  • Challenge Fitness
  • Yoga as Meditation
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Running
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Strength Training & Conditioning
  • Self-Defense/Martial Arts
  • Psionic Self Defense (for everyone regardless of psionic ability.)* (Teacher: (NPC) Xavier)
  • Acrobatics and You: The Physical Element of the Circus Arts
  • Swimming
  • Horseback Riding
  • Dressage
Science
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Animal Behavior
  • AP Biology (3 Terms) (Teacher: Kyinha)
  • AP Chemistry (3 Terms)
  • AP Environmental Science (3 Terms) (Teacher: Kyinha)
  • AP Physics B (3 Terms)
  • AP Physics C (3 Terms)
  • Introductory/Intermediate/Advanced Astronomy
  • Biology (Teacher: Kyinha)
  • Botany (Teacher: Oisín Diaz)
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Dirty Water: Global Sanitation
  • Disease and Medicine in the United States
  • Ecology (Teacher: Oisín Diaz)
  • Electronics
  • Evolution (Teacher: Kyinha)
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Geology
  • Introductory Genetics
  • Marine Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Gastronomy: The Science of Food
  • Molecular Genetics (Teacher: Iolaus)
  • Physical Geology
  • Seminar: Experimental Design (Teacher: Iolaus)
  • The Brain and You
Social Sciences
  • American Popular Culture
  • AP Comparative Government & Politics (3 Terms) (Teacher: Tian-shin)
  • AP Macroeconomics (3 Terms)
  • AP Microeconomics (3 Terms)
  • AP Psychology (3 Terms)
  • AP US Government & Politics (3 Terms)
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • International Relations
  • Intro Anthropology
  • Intro Psychology
  • Principles of Economics
  • Women, Gender, and Society
Vocational Classes
  • Automotive Mechanics (Teacher: Scott)
  • Welding (Teacher: Scott)
  • Metal Fabrication (Teacher: Scott)
  • Carpentry
  • Drafting
  • Bicycle Maintenance and Repair
  • Culinary Arts: Desserts and Baked Goods (Fall and Spring terms only. Teacher: Jax)
  • Culinary Arts: From Soups to Steaks
  • Horticulture (Decorative) (Teacher: Oisín Diaz)
  • Horticulture (Edible) (Teacher: Oisín Diaz)
  • Beekeeping