Academic Program

The successful pursuit of academic excellence for all Upper Arlington students involves a whole-child philosophy that respects intellectual, emotional and social learning and growth. Our district provides many academic options not available in other public school districts. We want to provide our students with the academic opportunities and the social-emotional skills they need to be successful in our fast-changing world.  
Through Advanced Placement courses, the International Baccalaureate program and College Credit Plus opportunities, Upper Arlington students can choose from a variety of opportunities to experience college-level coursework and get a head start on earning college credit. 
The Senior Capstone Project is the culmination of each student’s academic experience at Upper Arlington High School. This is a genuine way for seniors to merge their interests, passions and curiosities with their academic goals.
Upper Arlington's Career Development Program provides experiences for students to learn about their education and career options a variety of programs and experiences. Service-learning supports the mission of the district by providing engaging and relevant learning experiences.  These authentic experiences meet real community needs, have strong ties to the curriculum, and include meaningful preparation and reflection.
The Upper Arlington English Language Learners program gives English Language Learners customized instruction in the four areas of communication: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. 
Gifted education is an intervention placement that is designed to meet the unique needs of students who score significantly above their age peers on state-approved achievement and ability tests. 
Working with EF, Upper Arlington Schools are committed to providing teachers and their students with travel opportunities to the world’s most educational destinations.

Governor DeWine has requested that schools and districts design plans that address learning recovery and extended learning opportunities to meet the needs of students. The above document was submitted by Upper Arlington Schools on March 31, 2021.
Under the visionary leadership of the Upper Arlington Board of Education, the district launched a one-to-one technology program in December 2016 as part of our innovative strategic plan. The district believes that it is essential to personalize learning to provide students with the tools and the opportunities that will both enhance educational experiences and ensure their readiness for the next phase of their lives. 
Our special education program is designed to identify students with disabilities and implement programs and services to support their educational needs. 
In keeping with the District’s mission to challenge and support every student, every step of the way, the Upper Arlington Board of Education is committed to providing a superior comprehensive summer school program for students.  
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