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A Midland graduate must fulfill the following graduation requirements (19 academic credits):
· Four years of English
· Three years of mathematics (including Algebra II and Geometry)
· Three years of social studies, including one semester of Midland 101, one year each of World and American history, and a one-semester elective
· Two years of laboratory sciences (including Chemistry & Biology)
· Three years of a foreign language
· One year in the visual or performing arts
· At least two elective courses (one elective consisting of a social studies elective)
· One year of Midland 101 (if entered as a freshman)
· Senior thesis; a year long research project that results in a scholarly paper and project (if applicable)
“Midland is – first and foremost – a school. A rigorous college preparatory boarding school. Not a shop school. Not a trade school. Not an adventure school. The fundamental rigor of Midland’s curriculum must never be watered down with trips or projects that don’t put learning at their core. If you build something, learn the science in it. If you explore the property, learn the geology and ecology.”
~ Barry Schuyler ‘41 (1923-2011)
Barry was a Midland student, teacher, trustee, advisor, and benefactor, as well as a guardian of Midland’s soul for over 70 years from the "Kerosene Age" to the "Solar Age."
"I really like the academics at Midland, because I truly feel like I'm learning. It isn't just regurgitation, but actually understanding. I adored math this year and have previously hated it, but making the connection between the math world and the real world was really helpful."
~ Alumna, Class of 2009
Geometry students work to finish their last project of the year
Culminating the senior thesis - the capstone research project of their Midland experience - our seniors gave presentations to the school at the Senior Symposium on Wednesday May 13.
Paul Gelles gave a lecture to a UCSB Anthropology class on his book Chumash Renaissance: Indian Casinos, Education, and Cultural Politics in Rural California and his film, Transnational Fiesta: Twenty Years Later.