- English and Language Arts
- History and Social Studies
- Foreign Language
- Study Skills
- Visual Arts
- Music Learning Partnership
Oxford Academy’s English teachers seek to foster appreciation for language and literature and encourage insightful interpretation of all literary genres. Students practice critical thinking, effective communicating, creative and analytical writing, and discerning research. They learn to develop their intellectual voices in a trusting one-to-one environment. Oxford’s English teachers work to build each student’s confidence and help all to reach their potential with a tailored and appropriately challenging curriculum.
Most Oxford English courses are completely individualized, with literature and writing assignments based on student interest and ability. Additionally, a small number of courses with more specific curricula are offered:
Senior Seminar is a demanding one-term writing course required for most seniors before graduation. “Senior Sem” is designed to prepare Oxford students for college level research, writing and discussion, and to re-introduce them to a classroom atmosphere.
AP Literature & Composition aligns its coursework with the demands of college-level literature and analysis. The course culminates with the AP Literature & Composition exam in May.
Language Arts is taken as a second English course, giving a student an opportunity to work on basic reading and writing skills at a more discrete level. Language Arts is required for most ESL students.
Oxford Academy offers access to online music courses through the Music Learning Partnership Program of Berklee College of Music. Motivated students can round out their education and pursue their love of music through independent study with the Berklee online program. For more information and course offerings go to http://www.berkleemusic.com/partner-schools.