Academics Archives - Academe of the Oaks

Organic Chemistry

Our freshmen are in the last week of their organic chemistry block taught by Dr. Wyman. This is usually the first block taught to the 9th graders. It asks a lot from the students in terms of thinking and studying, but it also helps them to ease into the high school...

Biochemistry

12th grade Biochemistry students use molecular models during their final exam to determine stereochemistry. Are they enantiomers or diastereomers? That is the question.

Atomic Theory

Our juniors just completed their atomic chemistry block taught by Dr. Wyman.  The historical development of atomic theory, from the Ancient Greeks to the Higgs boson, is explored allowing connections to be made between atomic theory and periodicity of the elements....

Podcasting

During J-term, our students embarked on the world of Podcasting under the direction of Andee Salas and Tara Wyman.  Our students formed groups, chose a theme, and got down to business.  Our Podcasts are named Senioritis: Technically Adults, In the Tea Zone with Dylan...

Academe Spanish Teachers – Students Helping Students

Recently, our Spanish teacher Señora Salas, had some help teaching her classes. In other words, she has trained the advanced senior and junior students to teach a few 9th and 10th grade classes. This is the same concept we employ with Honors A projects. The Honors A...

Bio Chemistry

Our seniors are currently studying biochemistry in Main lesson. This block provides a synthesis of the chemistry learned in previous blocks. It is a challenging course requiring rigorous study and independent research. This block focuses on the detailed analysis of...