"When our mind is cowering in the corner and is on the verge of giving up, our spirit is what steps up and pulls us through the fire."
- D.J. Vanas, Odawa, Motiviational Speaker/Storyteller
Advanced Placement Courses (AP Courses)
The College Board's Advanced Placement courses are college-level classes in a wide variety of subjects that can be taken while still in high school. They offer challenging course work and a taste of what college classes are like. AP brings the college experience to the high school with the opportunity to earn college credit at thousands of universities and helps many high school students achieve their college dreams each year.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB)
The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
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Voices of Hope: Voices from our Noble Heritage
By Howard Rainer
"Happiness or depression; the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat. Each of us in our lives experiences highs and lows. Life has a way of delivering both. But we, as individuals and as a people, do not need to be either confined or defined by what happens to us, or how we feel about it. We are bigger than the things that happen to us."