Curriculum

The Oak Hill Academy curriculum is college preparatory and is designed to challenge the brightest students while encouraging those who are unmotivated or underachieving.  Students take seven classes each day, and earn seven credits at the end of each year.  Unique features of the program include:

Invested Faculty

Oak Hill Academy’s teaching staff takes full advantage of our small class sizes to get to know and invest in our students. The 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.  The courses are taught on the Oak Hill campus by teachers who concurrently serve as adjunct professors for the college.  Students receive both high school and college credit.  Students must exhibit outstanding academic performance and pass a college placement test in order to be eligible for these courses.  Such courses are identified with a “CC” (College Credit) on the Oak Hill transcript.

Honors Courses

Students may select Honors Courses in several subject areas.  Certain courses are taught only as honors courses.  In other cases, a highly motivated student may contract with the teacher of a standard college preparatory course to complete honors-level assignments and achieve the “Honors” designation for that course.

Specialty Courses

High school is a great time for discovery. 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, an interest in the broadcasting side of sports, or an enthusiasm for stargazing. Our supportive environment encourages students to step out of their comfort zones and explore their own gifts and passions.