Special Programs → High School Programs → Local School Signature Programs
In addition to offering a comprehensive high school program, a number of high schools have created signature programs that integrate a specific focus or distinguishing theme with the skills, concepts, and instructional strategies of some portion of a school’s curriculum. The theme or focus becomes the vehicle for teaching the traditional high school curriculum in a fresh, interesting, and challenging way. In some cases, the school may adopt a school- wide signature focus. Some schools have also created themed academies to engage students through a small learning community approach.
Developing interests and expertise
Making connections between school and possible college and career paths
Learning new skills
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This four-year signature program encourages student-initiated explorations in areas of strong interest. Research skills are emphasized through signature sections of English, history, and science. All course offerings are at the honors or AP level; interdisciplinary connections are encouraged. Through independent research and technology-infused presentations, students experience various modes of inquiry while learning to use their minds well. Ulysses students study, create, and achieve in an intellectual and nurturing community of learners.
Admission is by application to incoming freshmen.