The Ninth Grade year is designed to encourage and facilitate transition on all fronts. Personal evolution is a constant in this transition to high school and through clear and effective communication, faculty members are well established as mentors in the process. Each student must begin to take an active role in his or her own education; in doing so, we can collectively work toward post-graduation goals. The Ninth Grade has its own building - Mustang Hall - for homeroom and core class periods and students also transition to other buildings for classes. Additionally, science and elective classes change quarterly.
During 10th Grade, we strive to illuminate learning strengths and facilitate character development while maintaining academic integrity and providing choices and opportunities for the future of our students. We value communication, teamwork, consistency, individual student needs, character education and relationships. Through community service activities and monthly field trips, the 10th grade strives to increase civic engagement, promote social responsibility, and make positive contributions to our Denver Academy and Colorado communities.
Senior year students are expected to maintain increased academic rigor both in terms of degree of difficulty and pacing. The curriculum is demanding and as the year progresses, students have more long-term projects. An emphasis is placed on post-secondary planning, independent study and life skills, complete with summer reading, guest speakers, fall senior retreat, and a senior symposium. Each student continues to work with their individual advisor to map out post-secondary plans.