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SLA is an inquiry-driven, project-based 21st Century school with a 1:1 laptop program. At SLA, we believe that learning should not stop with the school walls or the end of the of the school day. We believe learning should — and does — happen 24/7/365.

Curriculum Sequence

Math and Spanish are not grade-specific, rather dependent upon where students are at the time they come to SLA@Beeber. There are no honors / non-honors classes - all classes are heterogeneously grouped

9th Grade

Grade-Level Theme: Identity

  • Advisory
  • Wednesday Mini-Courses
  • English 9
  • African-American History
  • Physics
  • Rotation of Technology / Art / Engineering electives

10th Grade

Grade-Level Theme: Systems

  • Advisory
  • Individualized Learning Plan
  • English 10
  • World History
  • 1st Year Integrated Biology/Chemistry
  • Choice of Electives such as Philosophy, Art, Drama, Media and Design, Engineering, Creative Writing

11th Grade

Grade-Level Theme: Change

  • Advisory
  • Individualized Learning Plan
  • English 11
  • American History
  • 2nd year Integrated Biology/Chemistry
  • Physical Education
  • Choice of Electives such as Philosophy, Art, Drama, Media and Design, Engineering, Creative Writing

12th Grade

Grade-Level Theme: Creation

  • Advisory
  • Senior Capstone
  • English Electives (examples - Shakespeare, Storytelling, Sexuality and Society, Reel Reading)
  • History Electives (examples - Globalism, Political Economy, American Government, Political Science)
  • Science Electives (examples - Anatomy and Physiology, Science and Society, Urban Ecology)
  • Choice of Electives include Senior Art, Senior Engineering, and other.