ACADEMICS

COLLEGE & RELATIONSHIP AWARENESS

Junior year at AOC is a chance to refine your plan beyond high school and build the strengths and talents that will apply to your career and college major. Students will join a college that provides opportunity at AOC for students and staff to channel a student's classroom contributions to their career interests and necessary skills. At AOC, students will build on collegiate academics, collaboration and communication skills, and academic creativity. COC classes will strengthen academic skills and further a student’s understanding of possible majors. Students refine their understanding of relationships and the role they play in productivity, happiness, identity, and fulfillment.

DEVELOPING YOUR POST-GRAD PLANS

Now that you've explored the possibilities, you are given the necessary resources to engage in your academic path and to develop relevant skills and experiences that will prepare you for college.

COLLABORATE & PROBLEM-SOLVE

As a junior, you will learn about the numerous injustices throughout American History. With (and without) your peers, you will create thoughtful, skillful projects based on insightful texts.

During junior year, we did the American Culture Project which encourages students to think about themselves and their culture. The project requires students to pick one aspect of their culture and research it thoroughly. After researching, the student formulates an informative presentation discussing the core aspects of the culture as well as its relation to the broader American culture.

-Shane Monney, Class of '21

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THE FOUR YEAR PLAN

Your

Junior Year

at the Academy

As a junior, your transformation from adolescent to young adult begins. You will engage with compelling texts. You will collaborate with your peers to develop thoughtful projects that analyze the significance of historical events and to develop skills. Working together with your parents and college counselor, you will learn to refine your goals and interests while developing a balanced college list that meets the needs of the unique individual that you are.

 
 

Collaborate & Engage With Complex Issues

"Coming Soon."

Robert Walker, PhD
Honors US History
Notable Projects

E.Q. IN ACTION

ENGAGEMENT

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Relationship Awareness

Relationship Awareness is our ability to accurately pick up on emotions in other people and understand what is really going on with them. This often means perceiving what other people are thinking and feeling even if you do not feel the same way. 

Daily Resources
E.Q. In Action

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Seven Dimension of Wellness: Manage

The 7 Dimensions of Wellness are the areas of wellbeing for all. In order to be productive, healthy, and happy all people need to manage the seven areas of their personal wellness. We are all different, so managing each area of wellness is a step to becoming a productive and fulfilled student.

Developing Skills & Experience In Your Pathway

You've discovered a pathway of choice. Now, it's time to learn how to engage with the passions that you've identified, specifically through the development of skills and experiences relevant to your pathway.

This can come in the form of internships, extracurriculars, founding or joining an organization, personal projects, and collaborative projects. Our network of AOC Alumni offer some personal recommendations for opportunities and experiences that you can start with.

Free Summer Camps & Internship Opportunities

Visual Arts, Design, & Entertainment

Business, Entrepreneurship, & Finance

Health Science, Animal Studies, & Medicine

Humanities, Literature, & Philosophy

Law, International Policy, & Political Studies

Math, Computers, & Data

Physical Science & Engineering

Social & Behavioral Science

Sustainability & the Environment

Other Ways to Engage

FIND OUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN YOUR PATH

The World Economic Forum monitors the issues and forces driving transformational change across economies, industries, and global issues.

TESTING

Preparing for Standardized Tests

We understand how stressful it is to take standardized testing, as well as understanding what tests are necessary. As such, we want to provide as much guidance as possible –– featured here is information regarding the SAT, the ACT, and the SAT Subject Tests.

The SAT/PSAT

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Practice Tests

Taking a full-length SAT practice test is one of the best ways to simulate test day. Provided here are official CollegeBoard practice tests to download for free, online. Created by the makers of the SAT, each practice test has the same types of questions you'll see on test day. Six of the practice tests have even previously been given as actual SAT exams.

INSIDE THE TEST

Learn more about the test on the official CollegeBoard website.

The ACT

Quick Links

Practice Tests

Taking a full-length ACT practice test is one of the best ways to simulate test day. Get a taste of the ACT® test with practice questions (and answers) found in this free study guide. Familiarize yourself with the instructions and format, then review, analyze, and answer the questions to see if you’re correct—and why

INSIDE THE TEST

Learn more about the test on the official ACT website.

The SAT Subject Tests

Quick Links

Keep in mind that AOC and COC curriculum may differ from the material covered on subject tests - you must act accordingly to ensure that you are prepared for the material offered on the test. 

INSIDE THE TEST

Learn more about the test on the official CollegeBoard website.
 

COUNSELING

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AOC's Counseling Department

High School and College Readiness Presentations
MONTH
Sept/early
Sept/early
Sept/mid
Sept-Nov
Nov/mid
Jan/late
Jan to April
Feb-April
May/early
TOPIC
  • Review high school graduation requirement
  • Freshman College App requirements/Transfer Ed Plan review
  • AA degree review
  • 30 minute individual education plan meeting with AOC counselor
  • Freshman College Search review/App Timeline
  • “To Do” List
  • COC Ed Plan Counseling Appointments
  • 30 minute individual education plan meeting with AOC counselor
  • Freshman Application Preparation

APPLYING

Searching for College Options

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Resources

Good research means an investment of time and energy. The more thorough research you do, the better equipped you will be to make good decisions for yourself.

 
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