Middle and High School

Middle and High School

At Pinnacle Academy, our 6th through 9th graders undergo a rigorous curriculum.

Offered topics include:

      • Math: Algebra I through AP Calculus
      • Life, Physical, and Earth Sciences
      • English, using a wide of range of selected texts
      • Social Studies: the American Civil War to Modern History
      • Foreign Languages, choosing between Spanish and Turkish
      • Computer Science, from algorithms to “hacking”
      • Art, of a wide variety of cultures

Highlights include:

      • Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
      • Computer Science beginning in 6th grade
      • National Merit Honor Society
      • Academic-oriented extracurricular activities, such as Science Olympiad and Model UN.

Our high school program features:

      • Dual-enrollment college courses through our partnership with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)
      • STEM: AP Calculus, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and AP Physics
      • Humanities: AP English, AP Government, and AP History
      • Electives: Computer Graphics, Photography, AP Psychology, and PLTW Engineering
      • On-site SAT prep classes

Admissions testing is held every Monday morning as well as the 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month.

English with Mrs. Jones

Ms. Gabriella Jones has 8 years of Language Arts teaching experience, holds a Master of Education from Nova Southeastern University, and has a limitless amount of passion for Literature and the Performing Arts.

In this course, all English materials are tied to the reading selections each class covers. In other words, our PSAT preparation, word study, academic writing, and grammar standards interconnect within each unit, providing an all-encompassing English experience for our young scholars.

The following academic texts will be used for the 2017-2018 school year:

    • 6th grade: The Castle in the Attic; The Giver; The Neverending Story; I Will Always Write; Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry; Tuck Everlasting
    • 7th grade: The Outsiders; The Hound of the Baskervilles; The Light in the Forest; Tom Sawyer; A Collection of Poe– His Short Stories and Poems; The Hobbit
    • 8th grade: The Time Machine; To Kill a Mockingbird; Beowulf; Hamlet; Animal Farm; Our Town; A Raisin in the Sun; Of Mice and Men
    • 9th grade: The Lord of the Flies; Frankenstein; Macbeth; A Lesson Before Dying; The Pearl; 1984

In our recently launched high school program, we partner with Northern Virginia Community College to have our 9th-12th graders take college courses.

Additionally, we have on-site resources to help prepare our students for standardized tests such as the SAT.