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September 5th, 2011

Classes @ 10:25 pm

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The academy classes run in forty minute blocks from 7:00am-3:10pm, students are given a forty minute lunch break from 11:10-11:50. There are 10 periods in one day and 9 of them are for classes, one is set aside for lunch.
1-3 years have a set schedule.
4th years (freshmen) may choose to have one free period or an elective
5th years (sophomores) may choose two electives, they are allowed one free period.
6th years (juniors) may choose up to five electives/advanced classes, they are allowed up to two free periods.
7th years (seniors) may choose up to five electives/advanced classes, they are allowed up to three free periods.

Core Classes:
Muggle Academics (1-3)
History of magic (1-4)
Care of Magical Creatures (1-5)
Herbology (1-5)
Potions (1-5)
Transfiguration (1-5)
Latin (1-7)
Defense Against the Dark Arts (1-7)
Charms/wandwork (1-7)
Astronomy (6-7)


Electives:
Flying- Flying and safety techniques

Cultural magic- A study of magic across different cultures from around the world.

Ritual magic- This class teaches the basics of ritual magic. Ritual magic takes more preparation than magic done with a wand. There is ritual magic from all across the world and different cultures.

Divination I and II- Basic divination class which teaches the different techniques and tools.

Literature I and II- Wizard and muggle literature.

Languages I, II, and III- An introduction to languages and language arts.

Art- Senior students may take internships at the local art gallery, there is also a field trip at the end of the year for all art students to the art gallery.

Music- Students learn magical and muggle musical techniques and history.

Environmental magic- Students learn herbology, magical botany, forestry and how magic and the environment relate to each other.

Magical crafting- Students learn about making magical equipment.

Spell theory- Students learn the theory behind spell making.

Combative magic- Students learn defensive and offensive magic when in duels.

Muggle studies- An in depth look at the way muggles survive without magic. The final test is to go one week (outside of classes) without magic and write a paper on it.

Ancient runes- A study of ancient runes, the runic language, and using runes as a way of divining the future.

Arithmancy- A complicated class that teaches students complex mathematics as a way of divining the future.


Advanced Classes:
Advanced flying- Flying tactics which focus on sports, long distance flying, and concealing magic while flying. At the end of each year Cecelia Hernandez brings her kids to a professional quodpot game played at the Georgia stadium.

Magical botany- Focuses more on growing plant life. These students spend a lot of their time in the green house, the garden, and the forest. They tend to go on a few hiking trips throughout the year and at the end of every year there is an overnight hiking trip.

Advanced Transfiguration- Students learn transfiguration in depth.

Animagus Studies- Students learn how to take on an animagus form themselves.

Advanced Potions I and II- Students learn how to make complicated potions.

Advanced Herbology I and II- Students learn in depth herbology. Growing and using them in the class room and in potions.

Wandless: Students learn the in depth techniques of using magic without a wand.

Advanced Care of Magical Creatures: At the end of every semester C├ęsar brings the kids on a field trip down to the Bluebell Zoo.

Advanced Divination- Students learn advanced divination techniques and all tools and forms of divination.

Advanced Astronomy- Students do an in depth study of the constellations, their mythology, patterns of the planets & stars, and the math that goes along with it.




University Programs:
Potions - focuses on potions and herbology, this course prepares students for any course they choose to follow concerning potions

Herbology - focuses on herbology and it's many applications, these students spend a lot of time down at the farm and in the green house with their favorite professors

Charms - focuses on charms and wandwork

Care of Magical Creatures - focuses on magical creatures and caring for them, this course will take a more practical approach to learning about animals and how to care for them

Forestry and Magical Biology - focuses on forestry, magical biology, environmental studies, and the relationship between nature and magic

Languages - magical and otherwise

Historical studies and preservation - students may specialize in any aspect of wizard history after they study their core year, there is a heavy focus on preservation of magical artifacts and places

Magical anthropology - this course is the study of humanity, culture, and ritual in magical societies

Wizarding literature - the study of wizarding literature and the creation of new literature from a wizards perspective

Magical crafting - this course takes a hands-on approach into how magical artifacts are made, students may choose their specialization in their second year (wands, brooms, time turners, transportation devices, etc)

Transfiguration - this course focuses on the many tiers of magically manipulating an object's molecules to turn it into something else (Animagus studies is a branch of this and it may be taken after the first year)

Auror training - focuses on DADA and trains future aurors for immediate placement upon graduation, taught by someone from LAW

Political science - leads to careers in law, internships with both the LAW and GAAW

Pre-med - encompasses healing magic using both charms, herbology, and magical biology

Culinary school - magical cooking and baking

Arts and music - magical and muggle music and art techniques

Astronomy - study of the planets, stars, and astrology

Divination - in depth study of the practices and ways of diving the future

Arithmancy/Ancient Runes - in depth study into translations of arithmancy and runes, it's heavily intertwined with the schools language and divination programs

Muggle Studies - further study into our muggle neighbors, most students live among muggles in the senior year of study to see how muggles truly function in the world




University Scheduling:
First year students have their courses set for them at the beginning of the year. Second through fourth year students have more personalized, specializaed, and advanced schedules which can be discussed on a one on one basis. The course for aurors only takes two years and all other courses of study typically take three to four years.

MWF - Monday, Wednesday, Friday classes
T TH - Tuesday, Thursday classes

Potions:
MWF - 9:00-10:10 Potion brewing
10:15-11:25 Herbology - what's really going into that potion
11:30-12:40 The history of potions
1:45-2:55 Practical applications of potions

T TH - 9:00-11:00 Antidotes
12:00-2:00 Advanced brewing
2:30-4:30 Potions lab


Herbology:
MWF - 9:00-10:10 Flora and their uses
10:15-11:25 Herbology theory
11:30-12:40 Herbology in medicine
1:45-2:55 Potions theory

T TH - 9:00-11:00 Folk herbology
12:00-2:00 Exploring nature
2:30-4:30 Herbology lab


Charms:
MWF - 9:00-10:10 History of charms
10:15-11:25 Spell theory
11:30-12:40 Counter curses
1:45-2:55 Latin

T TH - 9:00-11:00 Advanced charms
12:00-2:00 Spell writing
2:30-4:30 Charms lab


Care of Magical Creatures: -
MWF - 9:00-10:10 Advanced Magical creatures studies
10:15-11:25 Disease & ailments
11:30-12:40 Cures & treatments
1:45-2:55 Local magical creatures

T TH - 9:00-11:00 Myths and Legends
12:00-2:00 Exotic creatures
2:30-4:30 COMC lab


Forestry and Magical Biology: -
MWF - 9:00-10:10 Magical biology
10:15-11:25 Geography
11:30-12:40 Herbology
1:45-2:55 Biology lab

T TH - 9:00-11:00 Magical botany
12:00-2:00 Forest ecology
2:30-4:30 Forestry lab


Languages: -
MWF - 9:00-10:10 Language theory
10:15-11:25 Magical languages
11:30-12:40 Spells and language - working together
1:45-2:55 Choice of language

T TH - 9:00-11:00 Introduction to world langauges
12:00-2:00 Choice of language
2:30-4:30 Choice of language


Historical studies and preservation: -
MWF - 9:00-10:10 Notorious wizards
10:15-11:25 Battles of the wizard world
11:30-12:40 Famous wizards
1:45-2:55 Magical inventions and break throughs

T TH - 9:00-11:00 The history of magic
12:00-2:00 Historical landmarks
2:30-4:30 Preservation lab


Magical anthropology: -
MWF - 9:00-10:10 Introduction to magical anthrology
10:15-11:25 Magical cultures
11:30-12:40 Rituals
1:45-2:55 Cultural magic

T TH - 9:00-11:00 Magical archaeology
12:00-2:00 Anthropological theory
2:30-4:30 Anthropology lab


Wizarding literature: -
MWF - 9:00-10:10 Introduction to world wizarding literature
10:15-11:25 Revolutionaries and their work
11:30-12:40 Literature I
1:45-2:55 Muggle classics

T TH - 9:00-11:00 History and Literature
12:00-2:00 Creative writing
2:30-4:30 Literature II



Magical crafting: -
MWF - 9:00-10:10 Wand theory and history
10:15-11:25 Brooms and other forms of transportation
11:30-12:40 The history of cratfing
1:45-2:55 Advanced crafting

T TH - 9:00-11:00 Practical applications of crafting
12:00-2:00 Spell binding
2:30-4:30 Crafting lab


Transfiguration: -
MWF - 9:00-10:10 The history of transfiguration
10:15-11:25 Transfiguration
11:30-12:40 Transfiguration theory
1:45-2:55 Vanishment

T TH - 9:00-11:00 Untransfiguration
12:00-2:00 Conjuration
2:30-4:30 Transfiguration lab


Auror training: -
MWF - 9:00-10:10 Safey and magical healing
10:15-11:25 History of aurors
11:30-12:40 Defensive techniques and spells
1:45-2:55 Physical training

T TH - 9:00-11:00 Political history of American wizards
12:00-2:00 Magical law
2:30-4:30 DADA lab


Political science: -
MWF - 9:00-10:10 Political science
10:15-11:25 Magical law
11:30-12:40 The history of magic
1:45-2:55 Political leaders and revolutionaries

T TH - 9:00-11:00 Magical policy
12:00-2:00 Political structures in magical societies
2:30-4:30 Muggle relations


Pre-med: -
MWF - 9:00-10:10 Magical healing theory
10:15-11:25 Magical biology and healing
11:30-12:40 Healing charms
1:45-2:55 Biology

T TH - 9:00-11:00 Introduction to magical/muggle hybrid healing
12:00-2:00 History of healing and healers
2:30-4:30 Herbology in healing


Culinary school: -
MWF - 9:00-10:10 Introduction to culinary arts
10:15-11:25 Baking or cooking basics
11:30-12:40 Food chemistry
1:45-2:55 Presentation

T TH - 9:00-11:00 Magical techniques in the kitchen
12:00-2:00 Food lab
2:30-4:30 Desserts


Art and music: -
MWF - 9:00-10:10 Magical instruments
10:15-11:25 Photography or choice of instrument
11:30-12:40 Art history
1:45-2:55 Muggle art techniques

T TH - 9:00-11:00 Wizard composers
12:00-2:00 Magical art techniques
2:30-4:30 Composition (art or music)


Astronomy: -
MWF - 9:00-10:10 Star patterns and constellations
10:15-11:25 Histories and myths of the constellations
11:30-12:40 Astronomy & math
1:45-2:55 Astronomy tools

T TH - 9:00-11:00 The solar system
12:00-2:00 Astrology
7:00-9:00 Lab (outdoors)


Divination: -
MWF - 9:00-10:10 Methods and Techniques
10:15-11:25 Practical divination
11:30-12:40 Arithmancy
1:45-2:55 History of divination

T TH - 9:00-11:00 Divination theory
12:00-2:00 Divination lab
2:30-4:30 Interpreting the visions
 
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