Commitment to Academic Excellence
Royal Holloway Academy will provides a standards based arts-infused education meeting entering students with support to transition from Elementary to Middle Grades. Students will secure knowledge and understanding of the structure, sounds, and utilization of the English language.
As students progress through the Middle Grades, they take facts learned and place them in an understandable manner, developing skills to process more abstract thoughts as knowledge is acquired. Emphasis is placed on using facts to create proper sentences, define terms and eliminate uncertainty; and detect fallacies. Students are equipped to debate, construct and critique valid arguments; recognize logical fallacies, identify critical underlying assumptions, and further develop reasoning skills.
In Upper Grades, students place acquired knowledge and skills in the creation and expression of personal ideas and begin to formulate worldviews. Students take positions on issues and develop consistent arguments using cogent, articulate, and persuasive communication. High school students are required to take and pass courses necessary to meet South Carolina Graduation Requirements for a High School Diploma.
The Education Program at Royal Holloway School of the Arts is designed to promote success. Students set goals based upon data from school-derived and standardized assessments. Student-led conferences are held each reporting quarter, allowing students to discuss with their educators and families strategies for success.
Our Curriculum is focused on the the Trivium, which will prepare students for learning in higher education institutions. This college preparatory curriculum is infused with the arts in each subject area to support necessary academic growth and allow creativity in all classrooms. Lessons are student-led and utilize the socratic seminar, which continuously fuels learning as students take control of classroom conversations guided by the educator.
Our Special education program includes a range of services for students found eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Success of the special education program is assured by working collaboratively to promote student success through individualized learning and support for children with disabilities, English language learners, and those classified as Gifted & Talented, ensuring a Free Appropriate Public Education in the Least Restrictive Environment.
Advanced Placement Courses
Students at Royal Holloway School of the Arts will have the opportunity to participate in Advanced Placement (AP) courses in high school and complete the AP Capstone Diploma Program. AP Capstone is a 2-year program developed by the College Board, which consists of two courses: the AP Seminar and AP Research. Students who successfully complete the program and obtain scores of 3 or higher on at least four other AP exams receive either an AP Capstone Diploma or an AP Seminar and Research Certificate.
An AP Course is an Advanced Placement® course certified by The College Board as a college-level class taught in high school. Students can earn college credit as well as high school credit for these courses if their scores on the national AP Examinations are high enough to satisfy university requirements. AP teachers receive course specific training with AP courses using collegial textbooks in order to maintain the rigor necessary for students to pass the national AP Exams. Higher Education authorities report that students taking AP courses in High School show higher promise of maintaining a 3.0 GPA or better in college.
AP Courses to be offered at Royal Holloway School of the Arts:
• AP Latin
• AP French
• AP Art & Design Program
• AP European History
• AP Biology
• AP Music Theory
• AP Art History
• AP English Literature and Composition
• AP United States History
• AP Chemistry
• AP Research
• AP Seminar
• AP Calculus BC
• AP Statistics
• AP Politics & Government
• AP Environmental Science
Academically Competitive Atmosphere
The Holloway House System helps students transition into a new setting by providing an outlet for competition in an environment that lacks sports, implements a mentoring system for students, and increases academic engagement and achievement.
The System features four Houses with a unique: color, symbol, nation of heritage, motto, and patron. Each student and campus professional is placed into a house, allowing students to socialize across grades and with adult role models beyond the classroom. Houses compete in a variety of competitions to accumulate points. Students gain individual points for behavior and academic achievement, which are contributed to the house - the house with the most points at the end of the year wins the Holloway Cup!