Upper School Curriculum | Oakbrook Preparatory School

UPPER SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Curriculum

AP Placement Offerings: English Language, English Literature, Spanish Language, German Language, Statistics, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Biology, Physics B, US History, World History, US Government & Politics, Psychology, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Studio Art, Art History, Music Theory, Seminar, and Research.


Senior Project/AP Cambridge Capstone: Our seniors work throughout their senior year on an individual senior project. Students may elect to do a traditional senior project or the AP Capstone research project.


Global Scholars Institute: This is an advanced track that prepares students with a global perspective for rigorous college level study. Students completing this track will be eligible to earn the AP International Diploma.


College Connect: Students meet with an adviser once each week to determine career interests, speak with college representatives, receive guidance in the college application process, learn of available scholarships, and other activities designed to ensure the students’ college success.


Naviance: Naviance Family Connection, a website for students and families, provides access to online resources, communication tools and college and career collaborative activities.

Graduation Requirement Guidelines

Oakbrook requirements for high school graduation exceed the South Carolina requirements by an additional 2.5 Carnegie units. Take a look at our specifics here!

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Curriculum Guide

OUR MISSION: Built on a foundation of Christian faith, Oakbrook educates students to be independent learners in a changing world. Learn more about Oakbrook's curriculum through the guide.

Guide

Community

In keeping with our core value of Community, Upper School students are encouraged to engage in our school community. Ninety percent of our Upper School students participate in some type of “beyond the classroom” experience. We are committed to educating our students to the challenges of the broader community and to foster a sense of servant leadership and responsibility.

  • Missions and Ministry: Nicaragua Team, Chapel Band, FCA, school and community service projects
  • Clubs and Organizations: NHS, Interact, Glee, Student Government, Model UN
  • Fine Arts: Musical, choral and dance productions, band and visual arts competitions
  • Academic Teams: Math and Quiz Bowl Teams, Robotics
  • International Exchange: Germany, Spain, and China

Global Scholars Institute

The Global Scholars Institute, unique to Oakbrook Preparatory School, is a rigorous curriculum path designed to help students develop a depth of knowledge in specific content areas that will prepare them to excel in an increasingly global society.

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AP International Diploma

To earn an APID, students must earn grades of three or higher on at least five Advanced Placement (AP) exams in the following content areas:

Languages

Two AP exams from two different languages selected from English and/or world languages Oakbrook’s options include: AP English Literature, AP English Language, AP Spanish Language, or AP German Language

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Languages

Global Perspective

Two AP exams from two different languages selected from English and/or world languages Oakbrook’s options include: AP English Literature, AP English Language, AP Spanish Language, or AP German Language

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Global Perspective

Math/Science

One exam from the sciences or mathematics content areas Oakbrook’s options include: AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, or AP Physics

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Math/Science

Other

One or two additional exams from any content area other than languages Oakbrook’s options include: AP Microeconomics, AP Psychology, AP Studio Art, AP Music Theory, or one additional math or science course

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Other

Christian Education

As a non-denominational Christian school, Oakbrook has the unique opportunity to help our students discover what it means to live by faith. We believe that education cannot be divided into spiritual and secular components, but that all truth is God’s truth.

Chapel: Each weekly chapel service is a time to worship through music and a message from a speaker. Speakers get their inspiration from our yearly themes.

Christian Studies Courses: Upper School students are required to earn one full credit before graduation. Students can choose from a variety of courses to complete the requirement.

Devotion: Students begin their morning with a devotion and prayer in homeroom

Discipleship Groups: Upper School students participate in small groups each month. The groups are divided by grade and gender to provide opportunities for students to share and support one another. The groups meet monthly and are led by and Oakbrook staff member.

College Planning

At Oakbrook, “preparatory” is not just a part of our name – it is an integral part of our mission. Our goal is to place our graduates in their school of choice. Learn more about Graduation Requirements, Grading Scale and College Planning at Oakbrook.

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