Academic Curriculum: Tailored Support For Students with ADHD & Dyslexia
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.
Forman's Modular (mod) System Curriculum
Forman School’s curriculum is a modular (mod) system consisting of six terms. In the mod system, students focus on in-depth learning experiences over five-week periods rather than one course over a full semester. This system creates more flexibility in course selection and increases engagement and motivation for students who learn differently. Subjects that require cumulative learning, such as mathematics and world languages, are still taught in consecutive terms to allow for consistency. Additionally, every student takes Cognition and Learning courses, which remain part of their schedule for the entire year. Watch the video below to learn more about Forman’s mod system.
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 Promethean 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 or through completion of Algebra II
- 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 Cognition & Learning
- 1 credit of Post-Secondary Planning
- 2 credits of Art
- 2 credits of a World Language are strongly recommended
- 1 credit of Health and Wellness
- 0.5 credit Winterim, per year
- 15 hours of Community Service, per year