The Oak Hill Academy curriculum is college preparatory. It is designed to challenge the brightest students, while encouraging those who are unmotivated. Students take seven classes each day, and earn seven credits at the end of each year. Unique features of the program include:
Oak Hill Academy’s teaching staff takes full advantage of our small class sizes to get to know and invest in our students. This opportunity to develop relationships draws faculty to our school. And these connections support the ongoing work of academic and social-emotional growth for our adolescents.
Oak Hill Academy and Wytheville Community College
Oak Hill Academy students may take college courses through Wytheville Community College during high school, referred to as either “Dual Credit” or “College Credit” courses. Academy faculty who also serve as adjunct professors for the college teach these courses on the OHA campus. And students receive both high school and college credit. Students must exhibit outstanding academic performance and pass a college placement test to be eligible for these courses. The Oak Hill transcript identifies these courses with a “CC” (College Credit).
Students may select Honors Courses in several subject areas. Certain courses are taught only as honors courses. But in other cases, a highly motivated student may contract with the teacher of a standard college prep course to complete honors-level assignments and achieve the “Honors” designation for that course.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered at Oak Hill Academy include Calculus AB; Calculus BC; Physics I; Physics 2; Computer Science A; and Studio Art. OHA offers AP testing in other subjects per student request.
High school is a great time for discovery. So through our specialty courses, Oak Hill Academy students can earn credit while discovering a love of horses, a knack for coding, a penchant for guitar playing, or an interest in the broadcasting side of sports. Our supportive environment encourages students to step out of their comfort zones and explore their own gifts and passions.