Summit Denali’s curriculum focuses on college and career readiness.
Our academic program exceeds the requirements to apply for a 4-year university and college, include the University of California’s A-G requirements. While most students take the same courses in the same grade level, we deeply value personalized learning and each course supports students individually and aligns their daily work with their long-term goals. Students often have the opportunity to choose topics that interest them within a project, and teachers help them engage with activities that balance support and challenge so that every student is growing every day.
|6th Grade||7th Grade||8th Grade|
|Social Science||Social Science 6||Social Science 7||Social Science 8|
|English||English 6||English 7||English 8|
|Math*||Math 6||Math 7||Math 8|
|Science||Science 6||Science 7||Science 8|
|Expeditions||2 half-year Expedition Electives in each grade, including Health & Wellness in 6th grade.||2 half-year Expedition Electives||2 half-year Expedition Electives|
|9th Grade||10th Grade||11th Grade||12th Grade|
|Social Science||World Studies I||World Studies II||AP US History||AP Government|
|English||English 9||English 10||AP English Language and Composition||AP English Literature and Composition|
|Math*||Math I||Math II||Math III||AP Statistics and/or AP Calculus|
|Science||Biology||Physics||Chemistry||AP Environmental Science|
|Spanish||Spanish 1, 2, 3, & AP Spanish (minimum of 2 years)|
|Expeditions||2 Expedition Electives, OR Internship, OR Independent Study||2 Expedition Electives, OR Internship, OR Independent Study||College Readiness & 1 Expedition, OR Internship, OR Independent Study||2 Expedition Electives OR Internship, OR Independent Study|
Expeditions at Denali
Expeditions are elective courses taught in immersive two-week segments four times each school year. They empower students to identify and cultivate their unique human potential through skill-building opportunities and perspective-changing experiences, leading each student to conviction in their purpose.
Expeditions courses generally fall into these categories:
- Arts & Design
- Health & Well-Being
- Leadership & Society
- Media & Business
- Future Planning