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Curriculum in the Upper School 

College Prep

Math Science English History
  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • College Algebra
  • Precalculus
  • Calculus/Statistics
  • Physics I
  • Chemistry
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Engineering: Design & Analysis
  • Engineering: Computing in Action
  • Coding for Art
  • English 9
  • English 10
  • English 11
  • English 12: The American Dream Mythos
  • English 12: Satire in Literature & Film
  • English 12: Shakespeare in Modern Film
  • Ancient World Narratives
  • World History
  • International Diplomacy:
    Survey of the United States
  • History of Medicine
    and the Body
  • World War II: Mythology
    vs. Historical Reality
  • The Construction and 
    Maintaining of Power through Culture in the United States
  • Rock 'n' Roll and US History
  • The Psychology of Evil
World Languages Religion Physical Education
  • Greek I
  • Latin I
  • Latin II
  • Latin III
  • Latin IV
  • French I
  • French II
  • French III
  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II
  • Spanish III
  • Spanish IV
  • God & Humanity
  • Abrahamic Traditions
  • Justice & Equity in the
    Twenty-First Century
  • Servant Leadership
  • Ethical Responses to the Nazi Regime
  • 9th Grade Personal Fitness
  • Advanced Strength & Conditioning
  • Sports Medicine
  • Women's Wellness
  • Outdoor Education
Music Art Theatre Media Literacy
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Orchestra
  • Chorus
  • Foundations of Art
  • Drawing I
  • Drawing II: Mixed Media
  • Drawing III: Portfolio Development
  • Painting I
  • Painting II: Mixed Media
  • Painting III: Portfolio Development
  • Ceramics & Sculpture I
  • Ceramics & Sculpture II
  • Ceramics & Sculpture III: Portfolio Development
  • Photography I
  • Photography II
  • Photography III
  • Coding for Art
  • One-Act Play Performance
  • Media Literacy:
    Introduction to Photography
  • Media Literacy:
    Introduction to Yearbook
  • Media Literacy: Introduction to Journalism & Online Print
  • Media Literacy: Introduction to Broadcast Journalism & Film
  • Yearbook
  • Journalism
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Film & TV Production I
  • Film & TV Production II
  • Film & TV Production IIIl

Honors

Math Science English History
  • Geometry Honors
  • Algebra II Honors
  • Precalculus Honors
  • Physics Honors
  • Chemistry Honors
  • Biology Honors
  • Environmental Science Honors
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology Honors
  • English 9 Honors
  • English 10 Honors
  • English 11 Honors
  • English 12 Honors: Monsters in British Literature
  • English 12 Honors: The Craft of Creative Writing
  • Ancient World Narratives Honors
  • World History Honors
  • United States History Honors
Global World Languages Fine Arts Media Literacy
  • Introduction to Global Citizenship Honors
  • The Human Experience Honors
  • Capstone in Social Entrepreneurship Honors
  • New Media in the World Honors
  • Latin IV Honors
  • Frech II Honors
  • French III Honors
  • French IV Honors
  • French V Honors
  • Spanish II Honors
  • Spanish III Honors
  • Spanish IV Honors
  • Spanish V Honors
  • Wind Ensemble Honors
  • Orchestra Honors
  • Chorus Honors
  • Foundations of Art Honors
  • New Media in the World Honors

AP

Math Science English
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Biology
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Computer Science
  • AP English Language & Composition
  • AP English Literature & Composition
History World Languages Fine Arts
  • AP World History
  • AP United States History
  • AP Psychology
  • AP United States Government
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP European History
  • AP Art History
  • AP Latin
  • AP Spanish Language & Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature & Culture
  • AP Drawing
  • AP 2D Design
  • AP 3D Design
  • AP Art History

Post AP

Math Science
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Data Structures & Algorithms 
Upper School Science
Upper School student
Upper School Students
 

 

Beyond the Books in the Upper School

Global Travel & Exchange Programs

The mission of the Global Education program at HIES is to cultivate students who have the knowledge, dispositions and skills to act ethically and creatively in the world. It is an education of compassion and conscience, centered on the human dignity inherent in our relationships with family and community, both locally and abroad.

Upper School students have the opportunity for global travel, international exchange and semester-away experiences. All of these develop in students a global mindset, at the C.O.R.E of which is to develop courage to be uncomfortable, openness to new experiences, reflection on their journeys and empathy for others.

Read more about Global Studies at HIES

Community Service

Community Service is more than a graduation requirement at HIES. At HIES we believe you are never too young to make a difference in your community and the world. By exposing our students in the Upper School to required community service hours each year, it is our hope that they will carry these experiences beyond HIES and see service to others as a key part of their personal development and identity. It is a graduation requirement that students complete 15 hours of community service per year while in attendance at HIES, and National Honors Society students must complete 65 hours of community service per year. The Director of Community Service will make service opportunities known throughout the school year.

Clubs

Clubs and organizations are an integral part of student life in Upper School at HIES. The Upper School offers more than 60 clubs and organizations for students in grades 9-12 that include a wide range of interests, from astronomy to knitting, robotics to trivia, Model UN to Film/Movie Club.

Clubs generally fall into one of four categories: Academic or Department-affiliated, Special Interest, Honor/Leadership/Service and Mentoring Groups. The great variety of clubs and organizations exist to provide students with opportunities to continue their education outside of the classroom. Involvement in organizations is a great way to enhance social skills, problem-solving, leadership qualities and other important life skills. Leaders of clubs and organizations play an important role in helping students build relationships and strengthen their connection to the entire HIES Community.

Global students in Bolivia

 

Episcopal School Values in the Upper School

The D.I.G.N.I.T.Y. Model

Diversity | Identity | Growth | Nurture | Integrity | Transparency | Yield

At Holy Innocents’, we provide a welcoming and supportive environment, embracing differences inherent in a diverse community, and embodying the inclusive Episcopal tradition of respect for the beliefs and cultures of others. Faculty and staff teach that through investigation and understanding of experiences outside of our own, we come to a greater understanding of ourselves.

Here are a few examples of our programs:

  • National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Affiliate Partner
  • Latino Student Summit
  • JDRF (top fundraising school)
  • Horizons Atlanta
  • Real Talks Atlanta
  • Global Faith in Service
  • GlobAlliance Middle School Games
  • Great Day of Service
  • Jewish Student Union
  • Student Diversity Leadership Council
  • Genders and Sexuality Alliance
  • People of Color Conference (NAIS)
  • Parent Education Seminars
  • HIES Cultural Affinity Partners

 

At Holy Innocents’, we provide a welcoming and supportive environment, embracing differences inherent in a diverse community, and embodying the inclusive Episcopal tradition of respect for the beliefs and cultures of others. Faculty and staff teach that through investigation and understanding of experiences outside of our own, we come to a greater understanding of ourselves.

Here are a few examples of our programs:

  • National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Affiliate Partner
  • Latino Student Summit
  • JDRF (top fundraising school)
  • Horizons Atlanta
  • Real Talks Atlanta
  • Global Faith in Service
  • GlobAlliance Middle School Games
  • Great Day of Service
  • Jewish Student Union
  • Student Diversity Leadership Council
  • Genders and Sexuality Alliance
  • People of Color Conference (NAIS)
  • Parent Education Seminars
  • HIES Cultural Affinity Partners

Chapel

At a Holy Innocents’ chapel service, each student is called to celebrate and share the radical loving presence of God, as we gather together in prayer. In essence, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School is a praying school! We are a school community of faith that encounters the Living God through the proclamation and sharing of His Word in all divisions. We pray for ourselves; we pray for one another; we pray for the world, and we pray especially that the good gifts we have received will empower us to be a blessing to others.

The entire Upper School gathers as a community each week to reflect on what it means to be children of God, to be good citizens, to act in service to others and to live out our individual faith traditions. Chapel services affirm both our Christian traditions and religious diversity. The Upper School chaplain leads chapel services, often with the help of the students themselves and parents are welcomed to attend.

Community Service

By exposing our students in the Upper School to required community service hours each year, it is our hope that they will carry these experiences beyond HIES and see service to others as a key part of their personal development and identity. It is a graduation requirement that students complete 15 hours of community service per year while in attendance at HIES, and National Honors Society students must complete 65 hours of community service per year. The Director of Community Service will make service opportunities known throughout the school year.

Learn more about Community Service at HIES

Students volunteering with Trees Atlanta