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Academic Extension Programs

For information on Academic Enrichment programs at Gilmour's Lower School, click here.


Advanced Placement Courses

AP Calculus at GilmourGilmour Academy offers over a dozen Advanced Placement courses recognized by The College Board.  Teachers at Gilmour meet the high standards set for AP instructors and a number have served as readers for the AP exams.  The AP examinations are offered at Gilmour each May and all students who take AP courses sit for the exams.  In addition, some highly motivated students prepare individually for AP exams in specialty fields, such as "Chinese Language and Culture" or "Latin: Vergil."

For more information on applications, exams, transcripts, etc., Gilmour students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff can log in to their Community Portals at the top of the page and look for the "Academic Services" button on the left side of the page under "Upper School."

Entrepreneurship Exploration Community

Decision makingEntrepreneurship Exploration Community, or EEC, is designed, developed, and implemented to explore the practical aspects of being an entrepreneur for high school students and for Gilmour parents, faculty, and staff through a project funded by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.  An Investment Club where students use donated funds to test their investment strategies is part of the initiative.  While building knowledge and skills, participants will be encouraged to develop their own business plans, with a competition to follow.

The EEC and Gilmour Academy's Audio-Visual Production AVP group worked with Ashland University in the spring of 2009 and interviewed six community entrepreneurs: Mal Mixon, Lida Urbaz, Rudy Socha, Barbara Oney '73, John Greene, and Evan Traub '02.  Their final videos are on Ashland University's website.  Enter the entrepreneur's name in the search bar at the top of the page to search for the video.


Catalyst student at workCatalyst is a science elective giving our college-preparatory students the opportunity to do sophisticated research in a professional environment.  Under the supervision of a mentor scientist, students work on site four hours per week doing authentic research.  They collect and analyze data, evaluate results, and communicate their findings orally and in writing to different audiences.  Participants are paired with mentors based upon his or her interest and abilities.  Catalyst assists in achieving Gilmour Academy's independent school outcomes by helping students think critically, communicate effectively, act morally and ethically, solve problems, and learn independently.

Fields of Study

Art Conservation
Biomedical Engineering

Infectious Disease
Molecular Biology

Externship Sites

Baldwin-Wallace College
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Cleveland State University
Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office

Early Intervention Center
Hiram College
John Carroll University
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
NASA Glenn Research Center
Rockwell Automation

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