Upper School students take on increased responsibility in school and community as they begin to explore options for college and career. Select students develop and lead long-term community initiatives through work with Altamont's C. Kyser Miree Ethical Leadership Center.
- Honors-level, college-preparatory courses in every subject
- Comprehensive, personalized college counseling
- An advisory program that meets daily, creating a strong connection between faculty and students.
- Increased opportunities for school and community leadership
- Full-time academic and mental health support
Director, Upper School
The study of literature is a study of the human condition. In English classes students explore a diversity of experiences as they practice empathy and shape their own voices. As writers, Altamont students focus on the power and potential of language, critical analysis, and creative expression to instill a distinct set of portable skills that go well beyond disciplinary boundaries. Students practice literary analysis, frequent and diverse writing, grammar review, vocabulary enrichment, independent reading, and intellectual integrity. The cornerstone of our program is cultivating students' abilities to think critically and to express these thoughts effectively.
The English Department at Altamont designs instruction, assessment, and reflection to focus on the following core competencies and beliefs.
The Fine Arts Department endeavors to instill in students a love for the Arts in all its many forms. This goal is achieved through developing our student's creativity and presenting challenges through a comprehensive performing and visual arts curriculum that provides a wide-range of learning experiences and performance opportunities. We encourage students to develop confidence, perseverance, self-identity, and healthy coping skills in a safe, inclusive, and open-minded environment.