Academics

Curriculum

Indian Springs’ curriculum provides both a rigorous academic experience and the freedom to explore your passions.
Students at Indian Springs have the opportunity to individualize their educational experience by taking advantage of over 120 course offerings, including 15 AP courses, dozens of electives, and countless independent study options that allow juniors and seniors to work one-on-one with faculty members on topics of interest. Twenty-eight fine arts electives anchor a remarkable arts program that offers multiple opportunities in visual arts, drama, and music. Thirty-eight STEM course offerings allow students to explore potential interests in all of these disciplines using some of the most up-to-date equipment available.

Course Offerings

List of 8 items.

  • English

    • English 8
    • English 9
    • Critical Reading and Analytical Writing
    • AP English Language and Composition
    • Advanced Poetry II
    • African-American Life & Literature Since 1968
    • Crime Fiction
    • The Graphic Novel
    • Literary Analysis
    • Major Authors: Harlem Renaissance
    • Major Authors: Hemingway & Fitzgerald
    • Major Authors: Salinger & O’Connor
    • Memoir Writing
    • Romanticism
    • Shakespearean Comedies & Tragedies
  • History

    • Social Studies
    • World History: To 1500/AP World History: To 1500
    • World History: 1500 to Present/AP World History: 1500 to Present
    • European History/AP European History
    • AP U.S. History
    • American Government
    • Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
    • Economics
    • Advanced Economics
    • Historical Methods
    • History of American Democracy
    • Moral Philosophy
    • Political Economy
    • Religious Literacy
    • The 1960s
  • Math

    • Foundations in Algebra & Geometry
    • Algebra I/Advanced Algebra I 
    • Geometry/Advanced Geometry 
    • Algebra II & Trigonometry/Advanced Algebra II & Trigonometry
    • Precalculus/Advanced Precalculus 
    • Calculus
    • AP Calculus BC
    • AP Statistics
    • Multivariable Calculus
    • Differential Equations
    • Linear Algebra
  • Science

    • Science 8
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Conceptual Physics
    • Physics
    • AP Biology
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP Physics C
    • AP Environmental Science
    • Anatomy & Physiology I
    • Anatomy & Physiology II
    • Forensics II
    • Freshwater Ecology
    • Nutrition & Metabolism
    • Molecular Genetics
    • Psychology
  • Fine Arts

    • Art 8
    • Art History or Music History
    • Acting I
    • Advanced Performance Ensemble
    • Directing & Stage Management
    • Theatrical Design & Stagecraft
    • Advanced Methods in Drawing
    • Advanced Methods in Sculpture
    • AP Studio Art
    • Drawing & Design
    • Illustration
    • Sculpture
    • Adobe Photoshop I
    • Advanced Methods in Photography
    • Digital Photography
    • Introduction to Black & White Photography
    • Yearbook Design & Layout
    • Intro to Music Theory; AP Music Theory
    • Classical Music Ensemble 
    • Contemporary Music Ensemble/Advanced Contemporary Music Ensemble
    • Experimental Music
    • Recording Arts
  • Modern & Classical Languages

    • French: I-IV, French VI
    • AP French Language & Culture
    • Latin: I-IV
    • AP Latin
    • Intro to Ancient Greek
    • Spanish: I-IV
    • AP Spanish Language & Culture 
    • Chinese: I, II, IV,V
    • AP Chinese
  • Physical Education

    • Physical Education (Grades 8-9)
    • P.E. Athletics (Grades 10-11)
    • Wellness & Fitness
    • Foundation of Sports Medicine & Safety
    • Injury Prevention & Weight Training
    • Sports Medicine
  • Computer Science

    • AP Computer Science A
    • Big Data, Machine Learning, and AI
    • Intro to Computer Programming
    • Intro to Engineering - 3D Design
    • Intro to Engineering - Electronics
    • Linux
    • Python Programming

Sample Curriculum

List of 5 items.

  • Grade 8

    • English 8
    • History 8
    • Science 8
    • Spanish I
    • Advanced Algebra I
    • Art 8
    • Physical Education
  • Grade 9

    • English 9
    • World History: To 1500
    • Biology
    • Spanish II
    • Advanced Geometry
    • Acting I/Sculpture
    • Wellness & Fitness/Physical Education
  • Grade 10

    • Critical Reading & Analytical Writing
    • AP World History: 1500 to present
    • Chemistry
    • Spanish III
    • Advanced Algebra II & Trigonometry
    • Music History/Introduction to Computer Programming
    • P.E. Athletics
  • Grade 11

    • AP English Language & Composition
    • AP U.S. History
    • AP Chemistry
    • Spanish IV
    • Advanced Precalculus
    • Economics/Introduction to Black & White Photography
    • Theatrical Design & Stagecraft/Introduction to Engineering - Electronics
  • Grade 12

    • Advanced Poetry/The Graphic Novel
    • American Government/Political Economy
    • Physics
    • AP Spanish Language & Culture
    • AP Calculus BC
    • Forensics/Nutrition & Metabolism
    • MSON Course (with prior approval from Dean of Academics)

Graduation Requirements

English (4 credits)
History (3 credits)
Math (3 credits, at least through Algebra II & Trigonometry)
Science (3 credits, including Biology, Chemistry, and Physics)
PE (3 credits, including Wellness & Fitness)
Art (1 credit, including either Art or Music History)
Modern and Classical Languages (3 credits in the same language)