Buena Vista Freshman Academy

  • Buena Vista recognizes the important transition from middle school to high school. All 9th grade Bison enter their high school journey as a member of one of three Freshman Academies: Team Endurance, Team Unity, or Team Strength. Belonging to a freshman team means students will receive focused attention of a small group of teachers who work together to ensure each student’s success. In each freshman class, students will focus on the skills needed to be successful in high school and beyond.

    During their 9th grade year, Bison will also explore Buena Vista’s college and career pathways through their Freshman Seminar course.  During their freshman year, students will select a pathway that suits their interests and aspirations. Guided by teachers and peers alike, our Freshman Academy students are building a solid foundation for their lives.

    Freshman Academy

     

    Grade

    Freshman Courses

    Suggested Electives

     

    9

     

    English

    English 1-2

    Honors English 1-2

    English: Academic Literacy 1-2, Literacy Skills 1-2

    Journalism: Journalism 1, Photojournalism

    Social Studies: Honors Academic Decathlon

    Vocal & Instrumental Music: Prep Band 1-2, Concert Band 1-2 (PE), Orchestra 1-2 , Guitar 1, Music Technology, Treble Chorus, Bass Chorus

    Visual Arts: Exploratory Art, Art 1-2, Pottery 1-2, Computer Graphics

    Theatre and Performing Arts: Drama 1-2, Flag Corp (performs w/ band)

    Business:  Business, Marketing, & Management, Info Technology Applications, *Jobs for America’s Graduates

    Military Science: JROTC 1-2, Color Guard  

     

     

    Math

    Pre-Algebra               

    Algebra 1-2

    Geometry 1-2

    Honors Geometry 1-2

    Algebra 3-4

    Honors Algebra 3-4

     

    Science

    Physical Science 1-2   

    Biology 1-2

    Honors Biology 1-2

     

    Extracurricular Opportunities

     

    Social Studies

    US History 1-2

    Honors US History 1-2

    Clubs and Activities

    Art Club

    Bison Buddies

    Black Student Leadership

    Choir

    Band and Orchestra

    Drama Club

    Educators Rising

    Girls who Code

    HOSA

    JROTC

    Latino Leaders

    National Honor Society

    Newspaper

    Student Ambassadors

    Student Council

    Yearbook

    …and so much more!

     

    Sports

    Basketball

    Bowling

    Cheer Team

    Cross Country

    Dance Team

    eSports (video gaming)

    Football

    Golf

    Soccer

    Softball

    Swimming

    Tennis

    Track

    Unified Sports

    Volleyball

    Wrestling

     

    Physical Education

    Physical Education 1-2

    Flag Corp

    JROTC 1-2

    Concert Band

     

    Freshman Seminar

    This course will encourage students to explore academic and career options. Freshman students will have opportunities to learn study skills, social emotional skills, and build school culture.