Art MS & I-IV (Grades 9-12)
The visual arts program offers students comprehensive art experience with detailed exploration in the classics such as painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, graphic design, and crafts. In addition to gaining confidence and proficiency working with a variety of mediums, students will learn about the history, analysis, and interpretation of art.
Biomedical PLTW (Grades 9-12)
In the introductory course of the PLTW Biomedical Science program, students explore concepts of biology and medicine to determine factors that led to the death of a fictional person. While investigating the case, students examine autopsy reports, investigate medical history, and explore medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life. The activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, basic biology, medicine, and research processes while allowing them to design their own experiments to solve problem
Computer Science (9-12)
In this introductory course, students will learn computer programming basics.
Students will learn how to use social media to communicate (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) They will also create the yearbook, make podcasts and write the school newletter.
Drama (Grades 9-12)
Students will learn about staging, lighting, and performing of a play.
Engineering PLTW (Grades 9-12)
Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work.
Music I-V (Grades 9-12)
In group and individual settings, students expand their awareness and understanding of music in the context of culture, and their ability to relate music to other academic and extracurricular disciplines. Students also develop their applied music skills through practice and performance on one or more instruments, in alignment with the standards set by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME):
Psychology (Grades 10-12)
Introduction to Psychology is a one-semester course that challenges students to learn more about the brain and how it works. Students will analyze research methods and explore specific areas of psychology, such as developmental psychology, learning, memory, and psychological disorders.
SAT Prep (Grades 11&12)
This course provides Cadets with an opportunity to increase the score they earn on the SAT by:
- Understanding how the test is constructed
- Demonstrating mastery of selected content needed as a knowledgebase needed to take the SAT
- Demonstrating knowledge and application of test taking strategies needed to be successful in taking the SAT.
Perseverance in practice will be a vital to cadets doing well on the actual assessment. Completion of Classwork Assignments, Drills, and Homework are an expected part of this course
Study Skills (Grades 9-12)
THIS CLASS IS NOT A STUDY HALL. The Massanutten Military Academy Study Skills course is a one-semester course. The study skills courses focus on time-management, note-taking and test-taking strategies with the purpose of enhancing the students’ performance in their standard middle and high school courses and in preparation for success in their future college coursework. Successful completion of this course will provide the student with a more focused and better-organized approach to studying and learning. Students analyze their own study habits and learning styles as they learn to take ownership of their education and learning success. Whereas other courses are content with student learning within the confines of their classrooms, the success of Study Skills is manifest in the learning that occurs in other classrooms.