Academics

Upper School
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High School students participate in a rigorous curriculum and are given the opportunity to participate in many co-curricular experiences. 

Co-Curricular Experiences

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Saturday Morning Physics

The Einstein Academy is focused on STEM education and encourages students to participate in co-curricular activities like Saturday Morning Physics, a lecture series for students and scholars hosted by world-renowned physicists at Fermilab.

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National Exams

Our school participates in the following national exams:

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Science Fair

Students complete a formal science fair project every other year, designing an independent research project that aligns with Science Olympiad standards. Students develop autonomy and critical research skills while creatively exploring their own curiosities of the natural world. TEA students have advanced to compete at the regional science fair through the Illinois Junior Academy of Science.

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Science Bowl

Have you ever dreamed of winning Jeopardy and hearing the crowd erupt with excitement? The Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl challenges young students who are passionate about science and engineering to show off their talents in this academic competition. 
Students face-off in a fast-paced, question-and-answer format, being tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, energy, and math. The winner of the academic portion of the Regional Science Bowl wins an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, DC to compete in the National Science Bowl.

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Essay Contests

Our students are encouraged to enter essay contests as they become available. We have had many students recognized in contests, such as The Daughters of the American Revolution, Barnes and Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest and the Leo & Antonia Gershanov Memorial Holocaust Arts and Writing Contest.

 

 

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Quiz Bowl

Quiz bowl is a fast-paced buzzer competition in which teams of four or five players compete to answer questions that cover academic subjects like literature and science as well as the broader world of popular culture and current events.

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Curriculum

High School – Cycle One

Honors / AP British Literature

Students explore British literature from its oral tradition through modern times. The literary forms of poetry, nonfiction, novels and drama are explored. Am emphasis is placed on the development of the English language and the way it is used to express ideas throughout time.

Honors European History

European History at The Einstein Academy covers European History from 1450 to the present with specific emphasis on the intellectual and cultural, political and diplomatic, and social and economic developments that have shaped modern Europe.

Honors Math

Students are evaluated for the appropriate placement in one of the following courses: Algebra I/II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Statistics, Calculus I, II, III, IV.

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Honors Latin

Latin I is an introductory course on the Latin language using the Cambridge Latin Course series. The emphasis throughout the course will be on developing comprehension to enable the students to read Latin and, to a smaller extent, speak and understand oral Latin. Students will also thoroughly study Latin grammar:  the classes of Latin words, their inflexions, and their functions and relations in a sentence. Students will begin to acquire a basic Latin vocabulary. Students will investigate the influence of classical culture and the Latin language on Western culture and the English language. The Honors course includes a module on Latin composition.

Community Service

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Honors Environmental Science

(with the option of AP Biology or Chemistry)

During cycle one at The Einstein Academy, students study environmental science with a hands-on approach. Upper-level students who have completed prerequisite coursework can elect to enroll in AP Biology or AP Chemistry in place of environmental science.      

Advisory

Advisory focuses on several topics, with college preparedness chief among them.

Physical Education

The purpose of this course is to provide learning experiences that will lead to the development of basic skills in team sports.  In addition to skill acquisition, the course will focus on how to plan and implement the four stages of skill development in games through the use of extending, refining, and application tasks.  An emphasis will be placed on the use of the game stages and movement framework as a guide for designing a variety of sport game experiences for students in grades 9-12.

Curriculum

High School – Cycle Two

Honors World Literature

 This course considers works of literature from around the world including epic poetry, follows, fables, novels and drama. An emphasis is placed on comparing literary approaches of different cultures.

Honors World History

 World History is an in-depth study concerning the nations and peoples of the world. Included with the history and geography are cultural development, political and economic systems and social structures.

Honors Physics

Honors physics at The Einstein Academy focuses on forces, interactions, Newton’s Law of Gravitation, Coulomb’s Law, definitions of energy, conservation of energy, energy transfer, the relationship between energy and forces, and energy in chemical process and everyday life. In addition, students cover wave properties, electromagnetic radiation, and information technologies & instrumentation. Students engage in the seven science practices as well as science & engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts.

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Honors / AP Latin

 Latin II is a course on the Latin language that continues the work begun in Latin I with the Cambridge Latin Course series of textbooks and workbooks. The emphasis throughout the course is on improving comprehension to enable the students to read more complex Latin prose and, to a smaller extent, speak and understand oral Latin. Students will study more advanced grammar, and add to the basic Latin vocabulary acquired in Latin I. Students will continue to develop their understanding of the influence of classical culture and the Latin language on Western culture and the English language.

Community Service

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Honors Math

Students are evaluated for the appropriate placement in one of the following courses: Algebra I/II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Statistics, Calculus I, II, III, IV.

Advisory

Advisory focuses on several topics, with college preparedness chief among them.

Physical Education

The purpose of this course is to provide learning experiences that will lead to the development of basic skills in team sports. In addition to skill acquisition, the course will focus on how to plan and implement the four stages of skill development in games through the use of extending, refining, and application tasks. An emphasis will be placed on the use of the game stages and movement framework as a guide for designing a variety of sport game experiences for students in grades 9-12.

Curriculum

High School – Cycle Three

Honors Icons of Literature

Students learn about the prominent features of drama, novels, prose and poetry by exploring representative texts.

Honors Chemistry

Chemistry at The Einstein Academy covers the structure and properties of matter, chemical reactions, including rates of reactions and energy changes. Students engage in hands-on lab activities and utilize manipulatives to better understand microscopic concepts. Lessons and instruction are guided by the Next Generation Science Standards.

Advisory

Advisory focuses on several topics, with college preparedness chief among them.

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Honors Latin

Latin III is an intermediate to advanced course on the Latin language that continues the work begun in Latin I and II with the Cambridge Latin Course series. The emphasis throughout this course is to improve reading comprehension to the level at which students are ready to advance to the study of the slightly adapted and un-adapted “authentic” Latin prose and poetry read in Latin IV and in the College Board’s Advanced Placement Latin curriculum. Students will continue to develop a working vocabulary of words most frequently used by Latin authors, as well as continue their exploration of the influences of classical culture on our world.

Honors Government/Economics

Students explore the democratic process that has shaped our nation and world. They learn about the structure of the U.S. Government and the issues surrounding us as U.S. and global citizens while studying primary documents that shaped our nation.

Honors Math

 Students are evaluated for the appropriate placement in one of the following courses: Algebra I/II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Statistics, Calculus I, II, III, IV.

Physical Education

The purpose of this course is to provide learning experiences that will lead to the development of basic skills in team sports. In addition to skill acquisition, the course will focus on how to plan and implement the four stages of skill development in games through the use of extending, refining, and application tasks. An emphasis will be placed on the use of the game stages and movement framework as a guide for designing a variety of sport game experiences for students in grades 9-12.

Community Service

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Curriculum

High School – Cycle Four

Honors American Literature

Students learn about the American literary tradition and its representative authors. An emphasis is placed on political and cultural trends of American society as they are represented by authors in literature.

Honors American History

This course intensively examines the development and changes of American history. It covers social, cultural, economic, political, and diplomatic aspects of the decades. This fast paced course develops a deeper understanding of the relationships between our nation’s past, present, and future and encourages our students to take ownership of their learning.

Honors Biology

 Honors Biology at The Einstein Academy is a fast-paced, rigorous, in-depth, lab-oriented approach to the biological sciences with emphasis on practical encounters. Honors Biology investigates biological organization starting at a molecular level and culminating with living organisms and their inter-relationships. Students will practice using the scientific method, design & construct models, and refine their research & science writing skills.

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Honors Latin

 Latin IV is an advanced course on the Latin language that completes the work begun in Latin I through III with the Cambridge Latin Course series of textbooks and workbooks. Completion of the Cambridge Latin Course sequence will take about one-half of the year. The students will then begin in-depth reading of selected Latin texts, both prose and poetry, written by a variety of authors, such as Cicero, Caesar, Vergil, Horace, Catullus, Ovid, Phaedrus, and others. Assessments will include translation and literary analysis.

Community Service

Each student is required to complete  – lorem ipsum

Honors Math

 Students are evaluated for the appropriate placement in one of the following courses: Algebra I/II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Statistics, Calculus I, II, III, IV.

Advisory

Advisory focuses on several topics, with college preparedness chief among them.

Physical Education

The purpose of this course is to provide learning experiences that will lead to the development of basic skills in team sports.  In addition to skill acquisition, the course will focus on how to plan and implement the four stages of skill development in games through the use of extending, refining, and application tasks.  An emphasis will be placed on the use of the game stages and movement framework as a guide for designing a variety of sport game experiences for students in grades 9-12.

Registration

How To Register Your Child for The Einstein Academy

If you would like to have your child considered for admission to The Einstein Academy for the current or upcoming school year, you can apply online.

See the guidelines to the right to make sure you have everything necessary to complete the application process.

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If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office:

Call For Inquiry

(847) 697-3836

Mail For Inquiry

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Due to our rolling admissions process, we accept applications throughout the year. A non-refundable fee of $50 (or $100 for International) must accompany the application, payable to The Einstein Academy

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Each applicant is required to schedule a class visit as part of the admissions process.

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To be considered for acceptance by The Einstein Academy the following must be provided by the applicant:

  1. Copy of birth certificate
  2. Copy of report cards or assessment reports
  3. Teacher’s recommendation form
  4. Copy of results from any standardized test taken in the past three years

Get In Touch

Location: 747 Davis Road, Elgin, IL 60123

Telephone: (847) 697 - 3836

Email: info@einsteinacademy.us

School Hours: M-F: 8:00am - 2:30pm