Upper SchoolThe Upper School division of The Donoho School encompasses Grades 9-12 and offers the rigorous academic courses that are needed to prepare students for success in the nation's best colleges and universities. With challenging classes in the five core academic subjects - English, mathematics, history, science, and foreign language - as well as multiple elective courses in areas such as the fine arts, physical education, and public speaking, The Donoho School prides itself on an academic program with a long-standing tradition of graduating life-ready students who can succeed in college and beyond.
Though housed in the original building that dates back to the school's founding in 1963, the Upper School boasts numerous modern educational amenities. Featuring nine SMART classrooms, a recently-renovated chemistry lab, a fully-equipped biology/dissection lab, a multimedia library, computer lab, journalism/student media lab, and full administrative office suite, the Upper School has the space and resources necessary to provide a quality college preparatory education for our students. In addition, with individualized student access to secure Wi-Fi hotspots in every classroom, the digital infrastructure is in place to ensure that our teachers and students never miss an opportunity to take advantage of the latest technological resources.
The Upper School offers a number of beneficial educational opportunities for its students. One such program is that students can earn credit towards college in on-campus courses in the English and history departments through a partnership with Jacksonville State University and its Accelerated/Dual Enrollment Program. Additionally, the school offers nearly a dozen college credit-yielding courses through College Board's Advanced Placement program. Perhaps the most unique offering, though, is the yearly Intersession program, which enables students in Grades 9-12 to expand their educational horizons through a combination of coordinated job-shadowing opportunities as well as educational trips both around the country and around the world. As the world becomes more specialized and ever more global, The Donoho School feels the responsibility to expose its students to as many different facets of work, technology, learning, and culture as possible.