Academic Curriculum 

Forman School’s curriculum is classic college prep: English, math, history, science, world languages, athletics, and the arts – with honors classes at level that students can place into at any time during the school year. Our philosophy of authentic learning sparks and develops students’ interests as teachers dive into subject matter using the same real-world techniques that historians, literary critics, scientists, artists, and mathematicians use in their disciplines. 

At the same time, our curriculum is a hybrid, combining mainstream academic standards with learning support individually tailored to each student’s learning differences. Because support is built in – in the form of expertly trained teachers and learning and cognition courses – students graduate from Forman with both strong core skills and the self-knowledge to advocate for what they will always need to be successful.

Signature Forman Programs

Flagship programs spur students to become self-aware learners, to learn by doing, and to pursue projects of their own imagining. Learn more about Learning and Cognition courses, Winterim, and the Ingenuity Program. 

Graduation Requirements & Course Selection Guide

To earn a Forman diploma, students must successfully meet the following credit requirements:

  • 4 credits of English
  • 3 credits of Mathematics
  • 3 credits of History, including U.S. History
  • 3 credits of Science, including two lab Sciences
  • 1 credit of Thinking and Writing
  • 1 credit of Introduction to Academic Reading, Metacognitive Strategies or Executive Function Coaching
  • 1 credit of Perspectives in Learning
  • 2 credits in the Arts
  • 2 credits of a World Language are strongly recommended
  • 1.5 credit Health and Wellness
  • .5 credit Winterim, per year
  • 15 hours of Community Service, per year