High School Program
Seven Oaks began its high school in 2017 with a small 9th grade class. The school will continue to add a grade each year until it offers grades K-12 under one roof. The high school program at Seven Oaks offers a rich, shared experience that provides students with a solid foundation, wherever life takes them.
- Colleges take note of the courses a student takes. Classical charter schools have an excellent track record in college admissions.
- Seven Oaks students are able to participate in Indiana's 21st Century Scholars program.
- Seven Oaks students will be able to graduate with a Core40 diploma. Those who keep their grades up will gradate with Academic Honors.
- A small school-environment. Class sizes will be in the mid-twenties. Once established, we anticipate an average graduating class of around 50 students. That means that students are not lost in the crowd. Every student is seen as a person and has the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the life of the school.
- A liberal arts and sciences core. Our students will enjoy a rigorous curriculum that provides a solid foundation for whatever future work or study graduates go on to pursue.
- Opportunities for leadership and service. With all grades under one roof, the older students have opportunity to assist and encourage the younger, as well as take initiative for developing the school's clubs and athletics programs.
Sequence of Courses
Major Works of Literature by Grade
9th Grade - Homer’s Iliad, Sophocles’ Oedipus Cycle, Virgil’s Aeneid, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar
10th Grade - Beowolf, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Milton’s Paradise Lost, Shakespeare’s Henry V and Hamlet, Austin’s Pride and Prejudice, Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities
11th Grade - Melville’s Moby Dick, Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, O’Connor’s A Good Man Is Hard To Find
12th Grade - Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Orwell’s 1984
Each senior at Seven Oaks will complete a capstone senior thesis project as a graduation requirement. They will write a 15-page research paper that in which they interact with a great text and an enduring human question. In addition, they will prepare an oral presentation. The confidence that students build will prepare them for college, a career, and life.