National Academy (Gapla)
|Motto||Plus quam scientia (Latin)|
Motto in English
|More than knowledge|
|Established||August 24, 2015|
|Endowment||G$ 6,357.80 (2023)|
|Colors|| Red |
The National Academy, officially the National Academies of the Federated States of Gapla, is a public school in the Federated States of Gapla. It is one of the nation's only public school and one of only three schools in the Federated States of Gapla, amongst one other charter school (National School for the Performing Arts) and one other private school.
Founded in 2015 by Wyatt Baek under the United Republics of Gapla and Phoenix, the Academy provided remedial support for students who were struggling in school subjects under the direction of textbooks created by Wyatt and eventually other teachers. While originally focusing on mathematics, the National Academy today has courses in a variety of subjects at a multitude of levels.
Unlike many other micronational schools, the National Academy is in full operation as any other small school would and has classes meeting weekly on Zoom, with rare sessions in an hourly rented facility. This is likely due to the high value of education placed in Gapla as well as a demand for educational services, presumably due to a more intellectually gifted population, as Gapla was founded inside a gifted program.
The National Academy is officially called the National Academies of the Federated States of Gapla because it is technically not one school, but a
network of three closely connected schools: the National Academy, the National Gifted Academy, and the National Special Educational Academy.
While the National Academy has by far the highest enrollment rate, a few students are enrolled in the National Gifted Academy, a separate school able to be tested into through an IQ of 124 or higher (SD 15). No students are currently enrolled in the National Special Educational Academy, which is for students who have tested at IQ 76 or below (SD 15).
Through a test developed by a PhD of psychometrics at Harvard, the National Academy has been testing its students for entrance into the National Gifted Academy and National Special Educational Academy and the IQ test is mandatory to attend core classes.
The following is a list of the locations of the National Academy:
- The National Academies, Virtual Campus
- The National Academies, Von Karman Campus
- The National Academies, Morse Campus
In addition to grade level mathematics, which is self-paced and individualized, the National Academy offers the following courses in mathematics.
For reference, Calculus SV is equivalent to AP Calculus BC in the United States.
|Prealgebra||Year||Wyatt Baek, Chelsea Chen||Available||Virtual, Von Karman, Morse|
|Algebra 1||Currently taught|
|Algebra 2||Virat Varada, Dev Batra||Virtual|
|Calculus SV||Virat Varada|
|Calculus MV||Semester||To be assigned||To be released||n/a|
English Language Arts
Due to a re-creation of the English Language Arts curriculum, courses are currently not offered.
However, the old English curriculum had eight years of instruction but was incredibly unpopular. It is viewable on education.gaplagov.org.
The National Academy offers both national and world history courses.
|Social Studies||Semester||Wyatt Baek||Available||Virtual, Morse|
|Gaplan History||Currently taught|
|World History Course I||Year||Available|
|World History Course II|
|World History Course III||Unassigned||To be released||n/a|
The National Academy is currently in search of a high-quality science curriculum. As a result, it only teaches one science class.
|Health and Sexual Education||Semester||Unassigned||To be released||n/a|
Computing is the National Academy's most popular subject.
|Scratch||Semester||Wyatt Baek, Scott Chiang||Available||Virtual, Von Karman, Morse|
|Python I||Currently taught|
|Java I||Wyatt Baek||Available|
|Web Development I|
|Web Development II|
|Competitive Programming I||Virtual|
|Competitive Programming II||Unassigned||To be released||n/a|
|Competitive Programming III|
Electives are courses which are not considered core courses.
|Introduction to Vexillology and Heraldry||Semester||Nicolas Caiazzo||Available||Virtual|
|Introduction to Music Theory||Year||Chelsea Chen||Virtual, Morse|
|Intermediate Music Theory|
|Introduction to Classical Dance||Emma Bunnell||Temporarily unavailable||Morse|
|Introduction to Philosophy||Semester||Wyatt Baek||n/a|
|Introduction to Linguistics||Connor Hetner||Currently taught||Virtual|
|Introduction to Competitive Mathematics||Year||Wyatt Baek||Available||Virtual, Von Karman|