Stanford University Online Middle and High School

This school may be enrolled in on a per-class basis or as a full course of study.

From their course catalog:


The Stanford University Online High School (OHS) creates a worldwide learning community of diverse, intellectually passionate students and teachers. Through vibrant seminars, the rigorous curriculum challenges students to reason analytically, think creatively,and argue critically. Beyond the classroom, collaborative extra-curricular activities cultivate lasting relationships among students and teachers. The School’s supportive environment fosters independence, strength of character, and a lifelong pursuit of knowledge.
While online, Stanford OHS is first and foremost a school that draws strength from its students and teachers.

It is a school for gifted students, for intellectual risk takers, and for those who are engaged in significant pursuits beyond the classroom.

It is a school for instructors unparalleled in their expertise who have passion for teaching students in this environment. It is a school located within Stanford University, and thus at the forefront of learning.

The Stanford University Online High School (OHS) is an independent school for gifted students in grades 7–12. The mission of Stanford OHS is to provide a stimulating and challenging education that equips and inspires talented students to academic and professional success. The school’s approach to fulfilling this mission consists in an emphasis on rigorous and advanced academic offerings, the development of skills in written and oral communication, acquisition of a mastery of the principles of critical thinking and argumentation, and the promotion of intellectual maturity and responsibility. Beginning at the earliest grades, this mission informs the academic program that Stanford OHS students pursue, in the content of its classes, the methods and media of
instruction, and the composition of the required courses of study. Students are guided through their studies by instructors who are chosen for their expertise and accomplishment in their disciplines and their experience and dedication to teaching highly talented students at the high school and college levels.


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