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As the primary means of articulating our mission to "encounter the world and engage the mind," we offer students, from the ninth grade forward, a balance of classroom and experiential learning opportunities. Students spend three days each week at the school and two days at one of 50 learning partner sites including museums, hospitals, a botanical conservatory and parkland, businesses, and other private and public community organizations that share with TGS a common vision for students and their learning.
Classroom work in traditional and non-traditional (for high schools) courses helps students acquire basic conceptual and factual knowledge and develops study habits, self-discipline, research skills, and teamwork. Research, teaching, and service learning experiences at the partner sites develop students' confidence in their ability to do productive and significant work and form a tangible commitment to their community.
The school also is committed to students experiencing college-level courses while in high school through partnership programs with area higher education institutions.
To graduate, students must meet all the requirements for completing coursework in the academic areas as stipulated by the State of Ohio, including passing the Ohio Graduation Test. The Graham School also has further graduation requirements in its experiential program.