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Core Electives

Culinary Science

TREE’s Culinary Science class provides students an experiential understanding of the foundation of cooking and the interdependent relationship between food, health, and the environment. The students will be taught not only the process of food manipulation, e.g., flavoring, seasoning and preserving food, but will also incorporate the principles of physics and chemistry. 

 

Every class is a hands-on exercise in creativity and the development of confidence through a subject we all love - food. The Culinary teacher is both a highly experienced Vegan (and non-Vegan) Chef who will teach advanced cooking techniques as well as explore the symbiotic relationships between our modern methods of food production/agriculture, nutrition, food source sustainability and climate change.

Meditation

At TREE Academy, we believe meditation and yoga are essential life skills. All students at TREE are required to spend a semester each academic year taking our meditation or yoga courses, offered by teachers with extensive meditative practices and yoga teaching experiences.

TREE Academy students in meditation class
TREE Academy student in art class

Art

Developing our students' creative and inventive talents and interests is an active, vital part of our curriculum and community. 

 

Our class offerings include:

  •    Illustration Foundations 

  •    Ceramics

  •    Fine Art

  • Student Mural project

  • Sculpture

  • Graphic Design

Music

TREE’s music program allows students to explore their creativity both vocally and instrumentally. Our music instructors help students not only develop their talents, but also learn music production and recording in our on-campus studio.

  • Music Discovery

  • Music Production

  • Music Basics

  • Intro to Bass

  • Intro to Guitar

  • Intro to Keys

  • Intro to Drums

  • Jam Session

  • Singing & Song Production

  • Music Business

TREE Academy student in music class playing guitar
TREE Academy students in elective class

Additional 2023-24 Electives

  • Engineering

  • Cake Decorating

  • Financial Literacy

  • Nature Hiking

  • Romance Languages

  • Chess

  • Basic Latin & Greek

  • Intro to Classical & World Mythology

  • Intro to Ancient Civilizations

  • Debate

  • Student Council

  • Short Filmmaking

  • Poetry

  • Gardening

  • Sports in Society

  • Black Student Union

  • Climatology

  • Earth Science/ Geology

  • Film & TV Appreciation

  • Fantasy Sports

  • Weight Lifting

  • And More...

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