High School

Leaves of Learning, Inc.

We attribute our students’ success to the respectful, nurturing environment, small class sizes, caring facilitators, and the students themselves. Our program gives students the opportunity to enroll in some of the more difficult high school subjects—which are sometimes hard to teach at home—as well as classes such as art and drama. The quality of our classes, in combination with the positive social environment, fills a gap that enables students to continue their non-traditional education through high school.

Our teens are integral members of a caring community. The younger students look up to the teens as mentors, and the teens in turn appreciate and honor the younger students. The social continuity and warm environment at Leaves are highly conducive to real learning.

All classes at Leaves are multi-age. Multi-age classrooms create a family-type, cooperative atmosphere, allowing students to feel more confident, take more risks, explore more options, and identify their own gifts.

Classes offerings for high school

CORE CLASSES

Science classes are taken yearly.

Geoscience
Introduction to Physical Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Anatomy & Physiology
Literature and Writing classes are taken for multiple years without the material being repeated. There are several class-level options geared toward different skill levels.
Math classes are taken yearly. 

Pre-algebra
Algebra 1 / Honors Algebra I
Geometry / Honors Geometry
Algebra II / Honors Algebra II
Pre-calculus
Calculus
History topics are on a four-year rotation. This rotation ensures that students enrolled in LOL on a long-term basis will cover a wide variety of historical periods as well as repeat topics— allowing students to delve more deeply into more advanced concepts as they get older. Our topic rotation is as follows:

Early American
Modern World and American
Ancient World History
Middle Ages & Renaissance

ELECTIVES

Pottery
Comics
The Color of the Month
Art Independent Study
Sewing
The Art of Beautiful Handwriting
Pottery Studio
Ceramics
Sculpture/3D Art
African American Art History
Drawing & Painting
Photoshop
Monochromatic Art
Graphic Novels
Journalism
Homeric Epic Poetry
Greek Drama
Advanced Film & Literature
Diversity & Unconscious Bias in Literature
Survey of Shakespeare
Individualized Math
Individualized Math/Math Help

ACT Prep
Dungeons & Dragons
PeaceJam Ambassadors
Film & Literature
Flower Farming & Floristry
Modern Day Pioneers
Moviemaking
World of Design Through Architecture
Youth Cultures
Guitar Ensemble
Technical Theater
Musical Theater
Music Theory
Buildin’ Stuff DIY
Take Apart Lab
Photography
Food Atlas
Art of Persuasive Speaking
The Great LOL Bake-Off
Health & Nutrition
Culinary Crafting
Marketing & Independent Business Studies
Personal Finance & Business Fundamentals
Digging Into The Data: Research Methods
Personal Finance
Mythology I
Geography: Global Issues
Boom or Bust
Philosophy: Ancient to Contemporary
U.S. Government
American Sign Language I
American Sign Language II
French I
French II/III
Spanish I
Spanish II/III
Latin I

Example of a 4-year schedule of core classes:

FRESHMAN

Literature and Writing 14+

Algebra I or Geometry (must have completed Algebra I to take Geometry)

Early American History

Intro. to Physical Science (can be taken in 8th grade for those who have had Algebra I)

SOPHOMORE

Literature and Writing 14+ or Intermediate Lit. & Writing
 
Geometry or Algebra II
 
Ancient World History
 
Biology

JUNIOR

Literature and Writing 14+ or Intermediate Lit. & Writing or Advanced Lit. & Writing
 
Algebra II or Precalculus
 
Modern World & American History
 
Chemistry or Anatomy & Physiology

SENIOR

Literature and Writing 14+ or Intermediate Lit. & Writing or Advanced Lit. & Writing
 
Precalculus or Calculus or Statistics
 
US Government
 
Physics

High School FAQ

Leaves of Learning students earn credits by successfully completing subject coursework and documenting it. A one-year Leaves class that runs two days per week = 1 credit. A one-year class that runs one day per week = 1/2 credit.
Leaves has a full-time counselor who will create a transcript for each high school student taking more than 5 hours of classes their senior year. A transcript is a record of the courses your child completed each year in high school, the credit earned for each course, the final grade in that course, and a grade point average (GPA). Students will need a transcript for both college admission and for many scholarship applications. See the transcript page in our “Get Ready For College Guide” for the information you’ll need to include on your transcript as well as a sample you can use as a starting point.
We suggest you keep all end-of-the-year evaluations, samples of some work from classes, and information for each school year in separate binders at home in a safe place. This will be helpful while putting together your high school transcript and portfolio.
A diploma from a high school or GED is not necessary to get into college. Leaves students have a high school equivalency as documented by transcripts. Parents may issue a diploma for their child.
Only slightly. Requirements for homeschooled students are the same as for students from a traditional high school. When researching the application process for a selected school, it is advised to look up how to apply to that specific school as a homeschooler. It is best to submit a homeschooling portfolio. This is especially important if you have only average GPA and ACT or SAT scores and are applying to more selective colleges, and when applying for scholarships. If you have any questions, call the admissions office of your school of choice and ask a representative for the specifics.