High School

Since founding Gentry Academy, our goal has been to develop leaders.

The success enjoyed by our middle school students led us to realize this unique and rich experience should not end with eighth grade. The lessons taught by Gentry Academy are too vital not to continue beyond middle school.

Gentry Academy is announcing the formation of a high school that breaks the mold by building leaders with the skills to excel in college and their career.

Simply teaching the curriculum of a high school is not enough.

A high school diploma signifies meeting the minimum expectations required for graduation – but a high school diploma from Gentry Academy tells the world you are a hardworking and accomplished leader.

Through our relationship with Gradient Financial Group and their family of companies, Gentry Academy’s Pathfinder Program exposes our high school students to real businesses that are finding real solutions. The Gentry Academy student will have internship opportunities in high school and college set aside for them – as well as employment opportunities after they graduate.

There is no other educational institution that prepares young people for the future and puts real opportunities within their reach – they just need to be ready to grasp them.

Driving our decision to create a high school experience unlike any other in America is the Gentry Academy mission to build leaders


Benefits

  • Experienced, licensed teachers.
  • Smaller, intimate class sizes that will never exceed 20:1 student/teacher ratio.
  • Maximized learning time with students.
  • Traditional classroom with comfortable and interactive learning environment.
  • Staff invested in the education of students.

College Accelerator Program: Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that provides 11th- and 12th-grade students the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level courses. Student will be offered both traditional PSEO, generally offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution as well as access to courses offered online. Postsecondary institutions are not allowed to charge PSEO students for tuition, textbooks or support services. Students may be charged for equipment that becomes their property when the course or program is completed.

Gentry Pathfinder Program: Many of today’s high school and college graduates are educated but not prepared. The Gentry Pathfinder Program combines traditional classroom education with practical life and career preparation and real world experience. Building leaders requires more than the knowledge that just comes from books – it also requires exposure to true leadership within the corporate, nonprofit and athletic worlds. The leadership curriculum at Gentry Academy goes beyond anything that is available from other secondary schools today.

Click here to continue learning about the proprietary Gentry Pathfinder Program.


Classes

Students attending Gentry Academy take Algebra in eighth grade and are on track to take Geometry; Advanced Algebra; Functions, Statistics and Trigonometry (FST); as well Pre-Calculus (elective) by the time they graduate, if they so choose.

9th Grade - Geometry

  • Points and lines
  • Language and logic of geometry
  • Angles and lines
  • Congruence transformations
  • Proofs using congruence
  • Polygons and symmetry
  • Applications of congruent triangles
  • Lengths and area
  • 3-dimensional figures
  • Formulas and volume
  • Indirect proofs and coordinate proofs
  • Similarity
  • Similar triangle and trigonometry

10th Grade - Advanced Algebra

  • Functions
  • Variations and graphs
  • Linear functions and sequences
  • Matrices
  • Systems
  • Quadratics functions
  • Powers
  • Inverses and radicals
  • Exponential and logarithmic functions
  • Trigonometry
  • Polynomials
  • Quadratic relations

11th Grade - Functions, Statistics and Trigonometry

  • Exploring data
  • Functions and models
  • Transformations of graphs and data
  • Trigonometric functions
  • Counting, probability and inference
  • Polynomial functions
  • Sequences and series
  • Roots, powers, and logarithms
  • Binomial distributions
  • Normal distributions
  • Matrices and trigonometry

12th Grade - Pre-Calculus (Elective)

  • Polynomials
  • Rational trigonometric functions
  • Sequences
  • Two- and three-dimensional vectors
  • Logic and mathematical reasoning,
  • Mathematical induction and recursion
  • Combinatorics
  • Analysis of networks
  • Systematic sorting
  • Integers (discrete) and polynomials (continuous)
  • Rational numbers and rational functions

9th Grade - English 9 AP

  • Expository writing
  • Critical reading of literature and analyzing tone in fiction
  • Literature component: Making Connections in short stories, poetry, novels, Socratic seminar, and lenses across multiple genres (reader response, formalist, historical/biographical)
  • Writing component: Short essays (narrative, compare/contrast, literary analysis)
  • Literature component: Heroes and Monsters of Greek Myth epic poetry: “The Odyssey, by Homer (An Excerpt)” integrated w/ informational text
    • Critical Lens--Archetypal
  • Complex text: “Romeo and Juliet,” by William Shakespeare
    • Drama, Shakespearean theater, Elizabethan era, and Shakespeare biography
  • Introduction to Socratic seminar
  • Speaking component: Text-based discussions using questioning, valid reasoning, and relevant evidence
  • Reading efficiency

10th Grade - English 10 AP

  • Unit 1: Reading for exigence, audience and purpose
  • Unit 2: Rhetorical analysis
  • Unit 3: Scholarly research presentation
  • Unit 4: Poetry analysis
  • Unit 5: Literary analysis: Huckleberry Finn, Julius Caesar, Antigone
  • Unit 6: Understanding the art of revision
  • Unit 7: Public expository speaking

11th Grade - Literature AP

  • Encounters and foundations to 1800 (Puritanism and Rationalism)
  • American Romanticism: 1800-1860 (Romanticism and Transcendentalism)
  • Critical reading: Persuasion, public speaking, research, APA style/citation, synthesis, on-demand writing
  • Rise of realism: Civil War to 1914 (Realism and Naturalism)
  • The moderns: 1914-1939
  • Contemporary literature: 1939-Present
  • Research writing: Research, MLA or APA style/citation, synthesis, on-demand writing
  • Literary skills: Identify and analyze the elements of literature, style, figurative language, and rhetorical devices; understand and apply techniques of persuasion
  • Identify and analyze several genres of literature; and identify and interpret elements of poetry and poetic sound techniques
  • Critical lenses: Use reader response, historical/biographical, and cultural lenses to respond to, evaluate, and interpret literature.
  • Writing skills: Multiple drafts, revision and editing skills to reach a final product; write and speak in a variety of genres and for multiple purposes; use an expanded research process to find and analyze sources, work with online libraries and search engines, create a hierarchy of ideas, and refine a thesis; use appropriate support and evidence, create coherence through effective organization and transitions, effectively use reflection, and will meet specific criteria of MLA and/or APA format in style and citations.

12th Grade - English 12 AP

  • Critical Lenses
    • Distinguish between the seven critical lenses: archetype (4 types), formalist, gender, economic, psychological, cultural, and biographical
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the lenses through quote analysis
  • Romantic Archetype
    • Explain the Romantic Archetype lens
    • Identify the elements of the Romance archetype in a work of literature
  • Tragic Archetype
    • Explain the Tragic Archetype lens.
    • Identify the elements of the Tragic Archetype in a work of literature
    • Identify the elements of the Tragic Archetype in a work by Shakespeare
    • Comprehend the characters within a play and how they affect the action of the play
    • Explain how quotes in Shakespeare are significant to the play
  • Comedy/ Satire/Irony Archetype
    • Explain the Comedy Archetype lens
    • Identify the elements of the Comedy Archetype in a storyboard
    • Identify the elements of the Comedy Archetype in a work of literature
    • Distinguish tone and its effect on a work of literature
    • Explain the Satire Archetype lens
    • Identify the elements of the Satire Archetype in a work of literature
    • Explain the Irony Archetype lens
    • Identify the elements of the Irony Archetype in a work of literature
  • Formalism
    • Explain the Formalist lens
    • Identify the elements of the Formalist lens in a work of literature
  • Lenses of Power (Economic, Gender, and Cultural Lenses)
    • Explain the lenses of power (Economic, Gender, and Cultural)
    • Identify the elements of power in “The Doll’s House” through writing
    • Discuss the elements of power in “The Doll’s House” through seminar
  • Psychological Lens
    • Explain the Psychological and Historical Lenses
    • Respond to literature using details from a text
    • Edit and proofread with attention to Standard English convention
    • Find and use details in a text to support a thesis or main idea
    • Choose and focus a topic for a literary analysis

9th Grade - Physics

  • One-dimensional kinematics
  • Two-dimensional kinematics
  • Newton’s Laws of Motion
  • Impulse, momentum and collisions
  • Work and energy
  • Simple harmonic motion
  • Waves and sound
  • Sound
  • Electricity
  • Magnetism
  • Optics: Modern physics topics

10th Grade - Chemistry

  • Measurement and data processing
  • Elements, atoms and ions
  • Modern atomic theory
  • Chemical bonding
  • Stoichiometry
  • Solutions
  • Acids and base
  • Oxidation: Reduction reactions
  • Gases

11th Grade - Biology

  • Cells structures and membranes
  • Cell division: Meiosis
  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Molecular biology
  • Evolution
  • Human health and physiology

9th Grade - Human Geography & Economics AP

  • Economics fundamentals
  • How markets work
  • Economic institution and organization
  • Economics of the public sector
  • Measuring and managing the economy
  • Globalization and the global economy

10th Grade - US History AP

  • Establishing the American republic: 1492-1896
  • Industrialism and reform: 1840-1920
  • Expanding American global influence: 1796-1921
  • Roaring Twenties and Great Depression: 1914-1944
  • World War II and Cold War: 1917-1960
  • Search for a better life: 1945-1990
  • Tumultuous times: 1954-1980
  • The making of modern America: 1980-Present

11th Grade - World History AP

  • Themes of world history
  • World religions
  • Decline of Feudalism
  • The Byzantine Empire
  • Political development of Imperial China
  • Achievements of the Mayas, Aztecs and Incas
  • Transformations in Europe
  • Toward a global economy
  • Imperialism throughout the world
  • North Africa and Middle East
  • The rise of fascism and totalitarian states
  • World War II
  • Movements toward independence and democracy
  • Contemporary global issues

12th Grade - Government & Politics AP

  • Structure of government
  • Political beliefs and behaviors
  • Public opinion and the media
  • Minnesota government
  • Legislative branch
  • Executive branch
  • Judicial branch
  • Executive branch and federal bureaucracy
  • Judiciary
  • Civil liberties/civil rights

All Grades

  • Academic Enrichment Opportunities
  • Foreign Language
  • Performing Arts
  • College Prep
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Graphic Design
  • Film Production
  • Dance
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Mock Trial
  • Community Outreach
  • Pathfinder Program

AP = Advanced Placement Available