High School

How Do Our Classrooms Work?

Students working in classroomOur classroom instruction includes direct, didactic teaching, coaching activities and in-depth seminar discussions. Students are encouraged to become active learners and critical thinkers with strong reading, writing and speaking skills. Shroder Paideia students have a complete, holistic education and a naturally developed zeal for learning throughout life.

 

 

Essential Elements of a Paideia School

Teaching and Learning

  • All teachers in the school use product-oriented coaching techniquest for the majority of the instructional programs.
  • All teachers in the school use Paideia Seminars as a central teaching/learning device.
  • All teachers in the school use didactic teaching to actively engage students.
  • The school stresses the same integrated core curriculum for all students, including fine arts, music, foreigh language, and the manual arts, giving students the opportunity to explore these areas as they relate to the core academic subjects.
  • Assessment of students and teachers is individualized in addition to standardized: emphasizing portfolio and narrative assessments in conjunction with traditional grading and appraisal. Invididual growth is consistently stressed.

Leadership

  • School leaders consistently articulate a common vision aligned with the Paideia philosophy as well as state Common Core Standards.
  • Decisions are made democratically on the basis of what is best for students.
  • Students in the school learn to become self-governing, both as individuals and as a group. Students are active participants in the democratic process.
  • Leadership is shared such that organizational management and instructional leadership are of the highest quality.

Culture/Community Involvement

Since the goal of education is to foster lifelong learning in every experience, Shroder Paideia is filled with adults and students who view themselves as constantly growing and learning, and whose self-assessment is both demanding and fluid. Our environment is one that promotes the holistic development of an entire community, which in turn produces citizens who go forth to make a positive impact. We place strong emphasis upon engaging a host of community leaders in our educational process as Shroder is viewed as an educational center for the surrounding communities.

Scheduling

The school allows instructional needs to shape scheduling--flexibility is the rule rather than the exception.
Resource: The National Paideia Center, Assessment for Teaching and Learning.


Curriculum Map

Classroom setting picture number twoShroder Paideia offers a host of classes which are challenging, emphasize academic rigor and are aligned with the Paideia philosophy and state Common Core Standards. In order for students to graduate from Shroder Paideia H.S., they must complete 21 credits and the following curriculum requirements:

  • English 9-12 (4 credits)
  • Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 (4 credits)
  • Modern History, U.S. History and Government, Economics (3 credits)
  • Physical Science, Biology and Chemistry (3 credits)
  • Health (.5 credit)
  • Physical Education (.5 credit)
  • Fine Arts: Music, Art, Technology (1 credit)
  • Electives (5 credits)
  • Pass all five sections of the Ohio Graduation Test
  • Complete 50 community service hours (varies depending on the year the student enrolled)

 

Our course offerings per grade are as follows:                                                                                                                          

FRESHMEN   
English English 9
English 9AA                                                    
Social Studies Modern World History
Modern History AA
Science Biology
Biology AA
Mathematics Geometry
Geometry Honors
Geometry AA
Algebra II AA **upon teacher recommendation**
Electives

Art
Physical Education
Band

** 8th Graders are able to earn high school credits in Math, Physical Science, Health and Physical Education

*** American Sign Language is offered on all grade levels

SOPHOMORES  
English English 10
English 10 AA
Social Studies U.S. History
U.S. History AP
Science Physical Science
Physical Science AA
Mathematics Algebra 2
AP Calculus AB
Electives Spanish I and II
Computer Science
Music Theory/Choir
Art
Physical Education
JUNIORS  
English English 10
AP Literature and Composition
Social Studies

Government
Economics

Mathematics Algebra II
Pre-Calculus
AP Calculus AB
Electives AP Psychology
Journalism
Community Service
African American History
Earth Science
AP Human Geography
AP Environmental Science
SENIORS  
English English 12
AP Literature and Composition
Mathematics Pre-Calculus
AP Probability and Statistics
Electives AP Psychology
Journalism
Community Service
African American History
Earth Science
AP Human Geography
AP Environmental Science

Dual Enrollment

In conjunction with Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, we offer our qualified students an opportunity to earn college credits for FREE in the CPS Dual Enrollment program. Our course offerings cover our core curriculum on an advanced level and give students the academic rigor, discipline and experience in balancing college life. For more information, contact our Guidance Office at (513) 363-6965.