English: literature, poetry, composition
History: world civilization, European history, U.S. history, government
Mathematics: algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry, statistics
Science: biology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, physics
Tanach: Jewish foundations and identity formation
Mishna: Transforming Biblical Judaism into Rabbinic Judaism
Turning inward or outward: our response to our history
Israel and Zionism
For Oasis, Hebrew is not considered a “foreign language.” It is the quintessential gate-opener to Jewish engagement and Jewish knowledge, and as such, is a four-year requirement for all students.
We are consulting with language acquisition experts to determine which language/s will be offered to our students. At this time, we are considering Spanish, Mandarin and Russian.
Public speaking, Theater & Instrumental music
Electives being considered include: Debate; Model U.N.; Robotics; Social Media Awareness
Clearly, our core courses and co-curricular program are designed to provide the literacy and competency our students require, and will prepare them for the most highly regarded colleges and universities. Relevancy – the ‘why’ in education – is the most powerful motivator for learning – and retaining – the knowledge they have gained.
All students will have an advisor, above and beyond their classroom educators. Advisors will meet with their advisees weekly, offering an opportunity for a confidential check-in.
Students will be offered an opportunity to observe and experience how the workplace really works.
The best education isn’t in vacuum-sealed “silos” anymore; it’s when teachers build a unit of study together, providing their students with wisdom, not just knowledge.
For Oasis, integrated curricula includes the integration of Jewish Studies with General Studies, just as it does for core academic subjects and the performing arts.
Oasis believes in challenging our students, and providing the level of instruction that is appropriate for the individual learner. In that light, we are committed to Honors instruction in every grade, and advanced (“leveled”) instruction in Hebrew. Similarly, AP instruction will also be available for those students who warrant that level of advanced study.
A unit that includes a Monday-Thursday off-campus internship, and Friday on-campus meetings with the student’s mentor/advisor. A presentation to the school community, developed in a variety of media and formats, is an essential component.
Sports and athletics in general are enormously important, for physical health, for socialization and for developing a teen’s self-esteem. While there are many team sports that are geared to smaller schools (cross country, volleyball), we are also exploring means by which our students will be able to participate with other schools’ students in other competitive sports. Oasis recognizes that athletics and co-curricular programs are as valuable as core academic subjects for a high school student’s growth and development.
Identifying and building a path to colleges and universities that are right for every individual. Students will explore their post-high school objectives, and will be provided advice regarding personal essays and other aspects of the college admissions process.
Oasis is considering various Israel experiences that will continue the students’ formal education, while providing them with invaluable travel and “mifgashim” (encounters) with Israeli peers.
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