Programs & Courses

Foreign Language

For the College Preparatory Diploma, students must complete two units of Foreign Language. For the Advanced Studies Diploma, students must complete three units of one Foreign Language, or two units in two Foreign Languages.

Many four-year colleges require two units of one Foreign Language.

Students whose native language is not English may replace the Foreign Language requirement with ESL courses.

  • Spanish 1
  • Spanish 2
  • Honors Spanish 3
  • *Honors Spanish 4/5
  • Spanish Independent Study
  • French 1


For the College Preparatory Diploma, students must complete three units of Mathematics. For the Advanced Studies Diploma, students must complete four units, and the fourth unit must be a course beyond Algebra 2.

  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 2
  • Honors Algebra 2
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Honors Pre-Calculus
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • College Credit Pre-Calculus
  • *College Credit Statistics
  • AP Statistics


All students must complete three units of Science, including Biology.

  • Physical Science
  • Biology
  • Environmental Science and AP Environmental Science
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • *AP Physics 1
  • Sports Management

Social Studies

All students must complete four units of Social Studies and one unit of Religion.

  • World Geography
  • Ancient World History
  • Modern World History
  • African American History
  • *Social Justice in History
  • Honors World Cultures
  • U.S. History
  • College Credit U.S. History 121/122
  • U.S. Government


  • Bible as Literature
  • Christian Ethics
  • *Honors Survey of World Religions


All students must complete one unit of Computer/Technology or one unit of Fine Arts.

  • Yearbook
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Other programming languages available by approved, supervised independent study.
  • Video Production
  • AP Computer Science Principles

Fine Arts 

  • Art 1
  • Art 2
  • Studio Drawing
  • Studio Painting
  • Studio 3D Art
  • AP Art and Design
  • *Beginning Guitar
  • Music Lab
  • Music Lab 2

Health/Physical Education 

All students must complete two units of Health/Physical Education.

  • Health/Physical Education 1
  • Health/Physical Education 2
  • *Sports Medicine
  • Girls’ Advanced Fitness
  • Boys’ Advanced Fitness
  • *Basketball Training
  • Beginning Horsemanship, English or Western
  • Intermediate Horsemanship, English or Western
  • Advanced Horsemanship, English or Western


  • Applied Learning Strategies/Life Skills
  • Applied Learning Strategies Lab
  • Developing Future Leaders
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Levels 1, 2, and 3
  • Introduction to Teaching
  • Personal Finance
  • Speech and Communication
  • Technical Writing
  • Additional college credit courses available with administrative approval

Environmental Literacy Initiative

Environmental literacy measures an individual’s understanding of nature, and Oak Hill’s Environmental Literacy Initiative (ELI) provides students opportunities to practice environment-based learning. 

Established in 2019, ELI is headed by the Science Department, with Mr. Aaron Grubbs serving as director of the program. The ELI program partners with the New River Conservancy, the Blue Ridge Discovery Center, and the New River Wildlife and Conservation Club. 

The program has four foundational pillars: academic study, field investigation, experiential learning, and service. By participating in ELI events and projects, students develop a deeper understanding of ecology, meteorology, astronomy, and other biological and environmental studies. Projects have included: tagging fish for national databases, implementing a weather station on campus, and tracking annual monarch butterfly migrations to Mexico. 

ELI also collaborates with other clubs, and students have countless opportunities to experience nature through astronomy club, trail riding, fishing club, greenhouse club, and environmental club.

*Courses Available on a Rotating Basis