Expanding our Students Intellect
Middle School Program
Students in 6th Grade are part of the 6th Grade Academy. The goal of this Academy is for students to become familiar with La Academia’s culture, learn about Project-Based Learning, and build a team environment. Students are in a self-contained classroom for most of the day with 2 teachers who co-teach the curriculum.
7th and 8th Grade students transition between their classes. Students continue to study in the Project-Based Learning model and work in teams. Middle School teachers work closely together to ensure that classes are planned cohesively. Projects may overlap over several classes. Students take Math, Science, English, Social Studies, Gym, and Spanish. Students can also choose between art, technology, and performing arts for elective classes.
High School Program
In high school, grades 9-12, students begin to earn credits for the classes they take. Credits are the path toward graduation. More about our graduation requirements can be found on the Graduation Requirements page. Students are individually scheduled to meet both their credit needs and their personal passions.
There are several elective choices for high school students including Drawing and Painting, Product Design, 3D Printing, and Performing Arts. Gym classes are also interest based and include Basketball, Dance, Yoga, and other student selected interests.
Learning Center Programs
Our 21st Century Community Learning Center Program is designed to provide additional individual learning opportunities in core subject areas as well as enrichment.
The students who are interested in these programs learn about processes and interests that will help them make decisions about their future after School.
For more information contact La Academia at 717-295-7763.
This Program is funded Pennsylvania Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCOC)
After School Enrichment Classes: A Different Way to Learn
In the after-school programs here at La Academia, we offer a rotating list of extracurricular activities and specialized classes that students miss out on in their normal school day. Our goal is to provide students with an opportunity to improve their skill set in areas that a normal classroom experience just doesn’t capture.
Program classes switch between a Monday and Wednesday schedule, a Tuesday and Thursday schedule, and Fridays are usually special event days.
- Mondays and Wednesdays:
- Junkyard Drumming
- Tuesdays and Thursdays:
- Audio Engineering
- Minecraft: Education Edition