Overview

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Anacapa School is committed to providing a personal and challenging college preparatory education for all students. Our curriculum is built upon solid core classes, a wide range of electives, and a strong emphasis on critical thinking. With an average class size of 12, our dedicated faculty members strive to provide each student with an inspirational and challenging learning environment. Anacapa’s academic requirements exceed those of the State Board of Education, as well as the University of California entrance requirements.

Typical Schedule by Grade

7th Grade

Lower School Literature
American Society
Math: Pre-Algebra or Algebra I
Lower School Science: Marine Science, Life Science, or Physical Science (depending on which is offered)
Conversational Spanish / Music or Lower School Art
Afternoon Electives (2)

8th Grade

Lower School Literature
American Society
Math: Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, or Geometry
Lower School Science: Marine Science, Life Science, or Physical Science (depending on which is offered)
Lower School Art or Conversational Spanish / Music
Afternoon Electives (2)

9th Grade

Literature: American, British, World, or Modern (depending on which is offered)
History: U.S. I, U.S. II, World I, or World II (depending on which is offered)
Math: Algebra I, Geometry, or Algebra II
Studio Art or Science: Marine Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Conceptual Physics, or Physics (depending on which is offered)
Foreign Language I: Spanish or Italian
Afternoon Electives (2)

10th Grade

Literature: American, British, World, or Modern (depending on which is offered)
History: U.S. I, U.S. II, World I, or World II (depending on which is offered)
Math: Geometry or Algebra II
Science: Marine Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Conceptual Physics, or Physics (depending on which is offered)
Foreign Language II: Spanish or Italian
Afternoon Electives (2)

11th Grade

Literature: American, British, World, or Modern (depending on which is offered)
History: U.S. I, U.S. II, World I, or World II (depending on which is offered)
Math: Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, or Calculus
Science: Marine Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Conceptual Physics, or Physics (depending on which is offered)
Foreign Language III: Spanish or Italian
Afternoon Electives (2)

12th Grade

Literature: American, British, World, or Modern (depending on which is offered)
History: U.S. I, U.S. II, World I, or World II (depending on which is offered)
Math: Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, or Calculus
Science: Marine Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Conceptual Physics, or Physics (depending on which is offered)
Foreign Language IV: Spanish or Italian
Afternoon Electives (2)

Afternoon Elective Classes

Students typically take two electives each semester. While the exact elective offerings vary each semester, they always include opportunities to explore the arts and a variety of sports. See our current electives page for more information.

Recent elective classes have included:

  • Ceramics
  • Digital Voyage (Media Production)
  • Ensemble Music
  • Fiber Arts
  • Non-Western Art
  • Performing Arts
  • Photography
  • Basketball
  • Beach Sports
  • Gym Sports
  • Kickboxing
  • Sailing
  • S.B. Trails (Hiking)
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball