Signature Programs
Virtual Saints

Spring Courses

Virtual Saints re-imagines teaching and learning to allow students the flexibility to participate from anywhere in the world and to complete the work within their own schedules. Combining both real time meetings with at your own pace activities and assignments, St. Andrew’s teachers will leverage the best pedagogical practices with new technology to design a unique and engaging experience for all. In addition, students can expect to have weekly individual virtual meetings with teachers to receive further guidance and feedback, for a truly personalized learning experience.

*The deadline to apply for spring Virtual Saints classes is January 1, 2024.

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  • Timeless Jane Austen

    Instructor: Dr. Carolyn Brown
    Materials: TBA
    Grade Level: 11-12
    Tuition: $475
    Jane Austen, who died over 200 years ago, remains one of the most popular authors in the world. She only wrote six complete novels, but all continue to be read  and studied widely. In this class we will begin with a biography of Austen in order to examine her life and career, and then read two of her novels: Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion. In addition, students also will read an “Austen-inspired” work, literary criticism, and view clips from modern film adaptations of the two novels in order to attempt to understand her enduring popularity.
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  • Advanced Placement Human Geography

    Instructor: Linda Rodriguez
    • De Blij, H.J., Alexander B. Murphy, and Erin H. Fouberg. Human Geography: People, Place, and Culture, 11th ed.
    • Diamond, Jared.  Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies.
    • Grant, Richard. Dispatches from Pluto.
    Grade Level: 11th-12th
    Tuition: $475
    Advanced Placement Human Geography is organized around seven basic instructional units, drawn directly from the College Board curricular guidelines:
    1. Geography – its nature and perspectives
    2. Population
    3. Cultural patterns and processes
    4. Political organization of space
    5. Agricultural and rural land use
    6. Industrialization and economic development
    7. Cities and urban land use 
    The first unit introduces the students to geography as a field and to its key concepts, methods, and skills, including “how to use and think about maps and spatial data, how to understand and interpret the implications of associations among phenomena in places, how to recognize and interpret at different scale the relationships among patterns and processes, how to define regions and evaluate the regionalization process, and how to character and analyze changing interconnections among places.” The second unit focuses on population, including density, distribution, growth, and movement. The third unit examines cultural concepts, patterns, processes, practices, and landscapes. The fourth unit focuses on territory and the political organization of space, including the emergence of nation-states and alternative political-territorial arrangements. The fifth unit explores agriculture and rural land use, emphasizing different agricultural regions and revolutions. The sixth unit focuses on the processes and patterns of industrialization and economic development. The seventh unit examines urban land use and the origin and evolution of cities over time.
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  • The Cold War: American Foreign Policy, 1945-1991

    Instructor: Jim Foley
    Grade Levels: 11th-12th
    Tuition: $475
    This course examines the development of this historical era from its beginnings during the Grand Alliance of World War Two, to its outbreak in the immediate post-war period, through detente and into the end of the Cold War with the end of Soviet rule in Eastern Europe and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Students learn about the political, military, diplomatic, and cultural dimensions to the Cold War.
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  • Graphic Design in Communications and Business

    Instructor: Emmi Sprayberry
    Grade Levels: 10th - 12th
    Tuition: $475
    Materials: ADOBE suite
    Prerequisite: Graphic Design 1 or extensive familiarity with ADOBE suite
    This course provides students with a continued understanding of the processes and systems common to careers in Graphic Design, Print, Advertising, Marketing, and more. This class incorporates local business, and community client-driven projects, which calls for students to think analytically and problem-solving real-world projects. Emphasis is placed on continuing to strengthen design concepts, spatial reasoning, effective design composition, professional client communication, evaluation of design (your work and others) for an audience, and meaning and effectiveness of designs while continuing to develop a professional portfolio to showcase their continued learning. Students will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, the possibility to visit local industry vendors, and explore interest in possible careers in the Design Industry. Software training includes advanced techniques in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
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Global Online Academy

St. Andrew's is the only school in Mississippi to have been granted membership in Global Online Academy (GOA), a consortium of leading independent schools from around the world that provides online courses which go beyond the confines of the traditional school curriculum, and we are excited to now be able to provide this experience to students outside of St. Andrew's through Virtual Saints' curriculum. Interested students can view the full course offerings here and browse popular courses below.

*The the cost of semester GOA courses is $650. The deadline to apply for spring GOA classes is January 1, 2024.

  • Neuropsychology
  • Investing 1
  • Introduction to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
  • Introduction to Legal Thinking
  • Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Branding and Marketing


St. Andrew’s academics evolve and expand to provide our students the very best opportunities to explore their curiosity. Thanks to a partnership with the prestigious Malone Schools Online Network, St. Andrew’s students are able to access challenging and specialized classes taught by instructors at independent schools around the country. We are excited to be able to offer our Virtual Saints students access to these unique courses. Interested students can browse popular courses below or view the full 2023-24 catalogue.

*The cost of a semester Malone course is $800 and full-year Malone course is $1600. The deadline to apply for Malone spring classes is April 1, 2024.

  • Environmental Bioethics
  • Global Voices for Social Justice
  • Philosophy in Pop Culture
  • Advanced Topics in Chemistry
  • Vector Calculus
  • Advanced Applied Math through Finance

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    Linda Rodriguez 

    Upper School English and History Teacher, Director of Virtual Learning
    (601) 853-6000
Foundations — Grade 12 • Jackson, Mississippi
South Campus | Infants to Grade 4
4120 Old Canton Road, Jackson, Mississippi 39216
North Campus | Grades 5 to 12
370 Old Agency Road, Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157