The J. Graham Brown School serves as a districtwide K–12 magnet school for students who thrive in a Self-Directed Learning environment. Students engage in an aligned college preparatory liberal arts curriculum based on our three tenets of Self-Directed Learning: Independence, Empathy, and Initiative. Our academic program cultivates critical, open-minded, and creative thinkers who are willing to take risks and are eager for new knowledge. Our learning environment develops compassionate, tolerant, and respectful human beings who value cultural diversity and contribute to the community. Grade-level academic performance and ageappropriate social skills are expected for success in this informal educational setting.
Magnet Program Highlights
- Brown offers the Advance Program beginning in fourth grade. Middle school students have opportunities to earn high school credit for coursework. For high school students, a catalog of Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered. Students may also take college and dual-credit classes at local universities and online as early as the sophomore year.
- Middle and high school students are scheduled using a 90-minute alternating block schedule.
- Service learning is required for all students across the school and is integrated into the curriculum.
- Students interact across grade levels through classroom collaboration and mentoring.