The Anneliese Odyssey

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is divided into World Language Intensive, Core Subjects, Electives, and Odyssey Studies.  

World Language Intensive:  

The World Language Intensive meets for one hour every morning. We offer Spanish, French, and German.  

Core Subjects 

Students are required to take 1 course from each Core Subject per trimester. That course meets for 2 learning blocks each week, with each block lasting 1.5 hours. 

Core subjects: 

  • Math 
  • Literature 
  • Writing
  • History 
  • Science 
  • The Arts (Fine Arts & Music)

Within the Core Subjects of Math, Literature, and Writing, students choose their courses based on their skill level rather than their grade level. 

For the other Core Subjects (History, Science, Art and Music), students are offered a variety of options, and can self-direct their learning by choosing topics of study that interest them within each category. For example, within the Core Subject of Science, students may choose to take Biology, Earth Science, or Physics.  



Each trimester, students choose two electives to pursue.  


Odyssey Studies:  

All students engage in one 3-hour block per week of Odyssey Studies. Odyssey Studies is taken throughout the academic year.  

Course Offerings


  • Math Essentials: Number systems and operations
  • Math Essentials: Fractions & Decimals
  • Math Essentials: Geometry
  • Math Essentials: Expressions and Equations
  • Math Essentials: Proportional Numbers
  • Math Essentials: Data Analysis and Graphing


  • Literature Studies Level 1: Fiction vs Science Fiction
  • Literature Studies Level 2: Personal Narratives and Memoirs
  • Literature Studies Level 3: How voices can create change
  • Literature Studies Level 4: Classics


  • Writing Essentials: Narrative 
  • Writing Essentials: Argumentative
  • Writing Essentials: Informational
  • Writing Essentials: Poetry


  • Earth Science
  • Biology
  • Physics 
  • Chemistry


  • World History: Human Geography and Global Politics
  • World History: Human Rights and Global Citizens
  • American History: Colonization and Revolution
  • American History: Rebellion and Reaction

The Arts:

  • Fine Arts (drawing, painting, sculpture/ceramics)
  • Symphony
  • Choir
  • Music Theory


  • Philosophy
  • Culinary Arts/Agriculture
  • Business, Finance & Investments
  • Sign Language
  • Debate and public speaking
  • Theatre
  • Marketing&ProductDesign/
  • Shark tank
  • Video Game Design
  • Coding and IT
  • Criminal Justice
  • Hospitality and Tourism, Geography
  • Digital Music Production and Composition
  • Yearbook/Magazine Design
  • Zoology and Animal Care
  • Psychology
  • Film and Creative Writing
  • Family and Consumer Education/Handcrafts
  • Woodworking and Construction
  • Photography and Journalism
  • Engineering, Future Cities Design
  • Additional Languages: Farsi, Japanese, Mandarin, etc
  • Chess
  • Fantasy Sports & Sports Management
  • Podcasting & Broadcasting


  • Dance 
  • Cardio Training
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Weight Training
  • Rock Climbing
  • Board Sports
  • Health and Wellness
  • DSL league teams (after school)

Odyssey Studies:

  • The Scholar’s Journey
  • Field-work
  • Service Learning projects 
  • Internships
  • Travel