Academics at Weber
Weber moves beyond the narrow boundaries of individual disciplines with opportunities for students to explore sophisticated ideas.
Senior Israel Poland Experience: In partnership with the Alexander Muss High School in Israel, this five week study abroad offers a rich learning experience that fosters independent thinking. The trip includes Poland and Israel and is an experiential learning experience based on important chronological events that molded the Jewish People and the State of Israel.
Spanish Immersion Travel Experience: This program challenges and strengthens students’ language skills by providing them with opportunities to engage with native speakers, to deepen their understanding of Latin American culture, and to expose them to a thriving Jewish Hispanic community.
The arts department offers unique pre-professional experiences featuring multiple courses in the visual arts, ceramics, theater arts, and music.
Our students are encouraged to participate in contests and other opportunities to showcase their work, earn awards and recognition, and obtain scholarships. Students learn creative problem solving skills, active critical discourse, history, and technique. All visual and performing arts courses are designed to provide students with strong portfolio development.
Our students have regular opportunities to showcase their work, earn awards and recognition, and obtain scholarships. Student artwork has been accepted into prestigious programs such as the Holocaust Learning Trunk Program through the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust and the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition, a juried show at the Piedmont Park Dogwood Festival. We are the only Jewish high school in North America to have offered students the ability to compete in the nationally recognized August Wilson Monologue Competition, offered through Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theater.
Weber's approach to music education is comprehensive and features performance and general music courses, choral and instrumental performance ensembles, and Artists-in-Residence.
Music electives span Fine Arts and Jewish Studies with interdisciplinary courses through which students are able to earn credit in either Fine Arts or Jewish Studies.
For those students interested in performance, there are opportunities to audition for Weber Chorus, as well as ensembles for instrumentalists. Performance-focused ensemble groups develop individual and collaborative musical skills. The ensembles perform for the school community, as well as in other public venues, with visiting artists advising and working with the bands.
We continue to expand our Advanced Placement Program in response to student needs and interests. Students are not limited in AP course eligibility; our strongest students will have a maximum of 5 to 7 AP courses in their junior and senior years. Each student is required to take the exam. We offer the following AP courses:
- English Language and Composition
- English Literature and Composition
- Calculus AB
- Calculus BC
- Environmental Science
- Physics I
- Physics C: Mechanics
- US Government and Politics
- US History
- World History
- Studio Art: Drawing
- Spanish Language
- Computer Science
At Weber, students receive access to a challenging integrated college preparatory program of general and Jewish studies, including a wide range of college preparatory, honors, and Advanced Placement options.
For questions about our academic program, please contact our principal, Shlaina Van Dyke.