Enrollment: High School

Oak Meadow High School Catalog

The Oak Meadow Difference

When you enroll in Oak Meadow, you gain the confidence of knowing that you are supported by a recognized leader in distance learning with over thirty-five years of educational integrity and expertise.

Oak Meadow was co-founded in 1975 by Lawrence Williams, who remains as the President today. We are a small group of dedicated, experienced educators who are committed to offering an exciting and engaging home-based secondary education.

We have over 600 enrolled students in grades K–12, with nearly 300 students enrolled in the High School. Our size allows us to give each family and student excellent, individualized support.

Our print curriculum offers a quality educational experience and our program is based on the best educational principles and practices.

Our faculty lives regionally and meets regularly to discuss student progress, develop new courses, and explore current issues and trends in distance learning.

We offer an affordable, private, college preparatory education as an option for families who need a fully accredited education with a flexible, personalized schedule.

For graduation requirements, please download our high school catalog.

High School Handbook

Welcome to Oak Meadow High School, where inspired learning and inspired teaching come together to prepare students for college and beyond. From our award-winning curriculum to our dedicated faculty, Oak Meadow offers the kind of rigorous academics, creative projects, and individual expression that encourage students to dig deeper for a truly successful educational experience.

Our daughter has thrived. She has learned from wonderful teachers who have enhanced her LIFE— not just her academics. Oak Meadow parent

At the heart of an Oak Meadow education is a comprehensive support system for enrolled families including:

A creative, rich course of study built on college preparatory standards that can be crafted for an individualized high school education.

One-to-one relationships with teachers, with the potential to maintain those relationships through several courses over the years.

Letter grades and full narrative evaluations at the completion of each semester with credits transferable to public and private schools.

Official transcripts maintained at the Oak Meadow offices plus an Oak Meadow diploma accredited by AdvancEd and recognized by colleges and universities around the world.

Educational and College Counselors to assist with development of curricular plans and the college application process.

For more on Oak Meadow’s comprehensive support opportunities, download our high school catalog.

Get Inspired with our Advanced Study Program

In keeping with our spirit of independent learning, juniors and seniors are required to participate in a self-directed Advanced Study project. This project earns credit and is an ideal opportunity for learners to engage in an exciting and relevant academic or professional study of their own design. Over the course of a semester, students develop a particular area of interest by working with both a local mentor and an Oak Meadow Faculty Advisor. To learn more about academic and professional advanced study options, see page 9 of our high school catalog.

Broaden your Learning with our Life Experience Elective Credit

To honor the richness of the distance learning experience, Oak Meadow encourages students to participate in a wide variety of extracurricular activities. Through our Life Experience Elective Credit program, you can earn up to one full elective credit for these activities. Work experience, music lessons, sports activities, visual and fine arts classes, dance and martial arts can all be applied toward your Life Experience Elective Credit. Learn more about how to make our courses your own on pages 4-5 of our high school catalog.

AP and Technical Courses offered through Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth

Oak Meadow offers Advanced Placement, technology, and selected elective courses through the CTYOnline program of Johns Hopkins University. Since 1979, the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth has offered a variety of challenging and engaging courses to academically gifted students worldwide. Oak Meadow is pleased to add CTYOnline courses to our high school offerings as we continue to support educational options that enrich the learning process.

If you are considering enrollment in a CTYOnline course, please visit their website (cty.jhu.edu/ctyonline) for important information on eligibility requirements, and to view the courses and course calendar. AP courses are session-based and have an application deadline; technical courses are individually paced and may be started at any time during the year.

We encourage all Oak Meadow students to consider taking one or more AP courses, and to take advantage of the variety of technical courses available through CTYOnline.The enrollment process is similar to enrolling in Oak Meadow courses, and begins when a re-enrollment form is submitted to our office. You will be required to submit documentation to verify your eligibility before your Educational Counselor can complete the enrollment process. For help with course selection and planning, please contact Oak Meadow's College Counselor, Sarah Hoffman (shoffman@oakmeadow.com), or any Oak Meadow Educational Counselor (802-251-7250, or through email.

Add Adventure to your Independent Learning!

Oak Meadow high school students may take advantage of our partnership with The Experiment in International Living. Since 1932, The Experiment has offered high school students the unique opportunity to enrich themselves and the world around them by offering three-, four-, and five-week programs in 30 countries around the world. Experiment programs are not trips or tours, but rather journeys that allow you to experience another culture in a very powerful way and to enjoy a summer that you’ll remember for a lifetime. Read more.

Oak Meadow students are invited to take advantage of Marlboro College's teen summer programs, which include explorations in art, history, philosophy, religion, politics, poetry, chemistry, math, and screenwriting. Read more

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