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Responsibility and Commitment
After self-discovery in Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey comes challenge. In South Kent School's Fifth Form program, challenge translates to the themes of Commitment and Responsibility. Commitment is seen primarily in the area of academics as the boys work to put together the best possible transcript in this very important year. South Kent Fifth Formers have the opportunity to assume leadership roles in the South Kent community to prepare for the Sixth Form year, and they meet regularly through the year with senior faculty to discuss issues of community, responsibility, personal goal-setting, and leadership. Some boys will have responsible positions in the dorms; all Fifth Form boys share the responsibility for the efficiency and cleanliness of dishwash and the dining hall, a focal point for the day-to-day operation of the School.
The 5th, 6th, and PG Forms are divided into heterogeneous groupings called "affinity" groups. Over the course of the year, each affinity group will participate in different "Calls" designed to guide young men along their Hero's Journey by challenging them to step outside their "comfort zones" in several ways and instilling commitment and responsibility. Visit our Affinity Group page for more information.
In The Fifth Form you will:
- Concentrate on classroom work to prepare for college acceptance
- Demonstrate cooperation and active support for leaders of the community
- Engage in traditional academics
Fifth Form Course Offerings:
- English III
- United States History
- Advanced Placement US History
At the Fifth Form level, we follow a modified "core" curriculum that coordinates the development of reading, writing, and research skills in English and United States History. When possible, these courses will also focus on parallel themes in the development of the American character. Beyond the required core curriculum of English III and United States History, the boys will study a traditional eleventh-grade prep school curriculum that includes courses in science, mathematics, a foreign language, and the arts.