Course Overview

Pine Forge Academy’s intimate class sizes allows the experience of all students to be proclaimed, and no one is seen solely as an academic, athlete, or artist. Excellence begins with valuing each individual’s strengths and weaknesses, this is both the lesson and the practice at Pine Forge Academy.

The goal of our curriculum is to teach students to think and to develop within them a lifelong love of learning. The coursework at Pine Forge Academy is both rigorous and engaging. Our courses are taught by faculty members who are passionate about their subject areas and dedicated to helping each student reach his or her full potential.

Our academic departments share a commitment to teaching students to think critically, to organize and analyze information, to competently speak and write with confidence, to listen and observe with acuity, and to nurture their innate curiosity and creativity.

In the 9th and 10th grades, students take many of the same required courses together. These courses are designed to help students build a strong foundation in their basic skills and to allow them to get a sense of their own strengths and interests. Students in the 11th and 12th grades may choose from a variety of electives, including numerous Honors and Advanced Placement classes, as well as individually designed research and directed-studies projects.

Specialty Certificates

Pine Forge Academy offers several specialty certificates for students who show outstanding aptitude and achievement in any of the following disciplines: Business, Technology, Mathematics, English, Music, History, and Science. This is a great opportunity for students to enhance their education, explore their interests, and cultivate skill.

Should a student choose to pursue one of the above academic tracks, that student will receive a separate certificate with an addendum attached to his/her official transcript.

Course Offerings

Applied Arts

  • Life Skills
  • Industrial Arts

Business & Technology

  • Keyboarding
  • Computer Applications
  • Web Design
  • Accounting

English (Honors Courses Offered)

  • English I, II, III, IV
  • AP English III, IV

Fine Arts

  • Choir
  • Creative Arts Drama

Foreign Language

  • French I, II
  • Spanish I, II, III
  • AP Spanish

History

  • Government
  • World History
  • US History
  • African American History
  • AP US History
  • AP Economics

Mathematics (Honors Courses Offered)

  • Algebra I, II
  • Integrated Mathematics
  • Geometry
  • Pre-Calculus
  • AP Calculus AB, BC
  • AP Statistics

Music

  • Private Voice Lessons
  • Private Music Lessons
  • AP Music Theory

Physical Education

  • P.E.
  • Health

Religion

  • Religion I, II, III, IV

Science (Honors Courses Offered)

  • Biology
  • Integrated Science
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Anatomy & Physiology