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The curriculum at the Miller School of Albemarle combines rigorous coursework with individualized attention and support.  Students are challenged to reach their full potential as learners, building not only content knowledge but also creativity, problem-solving abilities, and analytical skills.  Our wireless campus and new laptop requirement enable us to stay on the cutting edge of technology education.  A full spectrum of courses, including many honors sections and thirteen Advanced Placement options, provides the flexibility to meet each student’s individual needs while preparing all students for college success.  For more information on individual courses, see the Course Descriptions below.

The academic day begins at 8:00 a.m. and includes six 50-minute class periods, concluding with a 30-minute “help session” from 2:50-3:20.  This session may occasionally provide time for the extension of a lesson or lab, but it most often serves as a time for students to seek extra help and one-on-one assistance from their teachers.  View the Daily Schedule.

In keeping with our motto, “Mind, Hands, and Heart,” the Miller School of Albemarle curriculum includes many opportunities for hands-on learning, both through students’ traditional classes and through innovative courses such as Design/Build.  For example, a student may use surveying equipment to determine the height of Caton Hall in geometry class, gather a water sample from Miller’s 11-acre lake in earth science, and build a scale model of his or her dream home in the woodworking portion of Design/Build.

The Miller School of Albemarle classroom often extends beyond the walls of our academic buildings as students make use of our 1,600-acre campus and take frequent field trips.  Each year, all students attend a Shakespeare play at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, visit a variety of museums, and enjoy cultural activities throughout the central Virginia area.  Our proximity to the University of Virginia gives students access to many of its resources through research workshops, visits to facilities, and interlibrary loans.

Questions about the Miller School of Albemarle curriculum may be directed to Dr. Jason Nabi, Director of Academics, at (434) 823-4805 Ext. 236 or jnabi@millerschool.org.


Course Descriptions 2017-2018 (PDF)