Graduation Requirements for the Classes of 2013 through 2016

Please Note: Graduation requirements were modified for the Class of 2017 and beyond. Click here for the current requirements.

Total academic credits required: 22.25 credits

English 4.00 credits 9th—English 9
10th—Western Literature
11th—AP Language And Composition, Composition and American Literature
12th—Semester Courses: World Literature, Creative Writing, Contemporary Women Writers, Men's Studies, Multicultural Literature, Film and Literature
Math 3.00 credits 9th—Geometry, Honors Algebra 2/Trigonometry
10th—Algebra 2 with Trigonometry, Honors Algebra 3/Advanced Trigonometry, Honors Pre-Calculus
11th—Functions/Probability/Trigonometry (FPT), Honors Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus
12th—Statistics and Discrete Math, Honors Pre-Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Calculus, Advanced Topics in Calculus
Science 3.00 credits 9th—Honors Biology, Physical Science
10th—Biology, Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry, Physical Science
11th—AP Biology, Chemistry, Honors Chemistry
12th—Anatomy and Physiology, AP Biology, Physics, Environmental Studies, Honors Physics
Social Studies 4.00 credits 9th—Honors World History 9, World History 9
10th—AP World History 10, World History 10
11th—Modern United States History
11th and 12th Grade Semester Courses: Constitutional Law, Public Policy, Topics in US History, 21st Century, World Religions
World Language 3.00 credits Grades 9-12—French, Spanish, Mandarin
Physical Ed. 2.00 credits 9th—Physical Education
10th—Physical Education
Health 0.25 credits 9th—Health
Fine Arts 3.00 credits Art, Drama, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music

Total non-academic credits required: 1.00 credits

Service Project 0.50 credits Each senior must have completed .5 credits of service in or out of school during the Upper School years.
Senior Seminar 0.25 credits Each senior must take Senior Seminar
Senior Performance 0.25 credits Each senior must complete a senior performance

Graduation Requirement Summary

Total academic credits required: 22.25 credits
Total non-academic credits required: 1.00 credits
Minimum elective credits 4.75 credits
Total required for graduation: 28.00 credits
The remaining credits needed to meet the minimum required for graduation may be earned by taking elective courses offered throughout the curriculum. In the area of fine arts, students are encouraged to take courses in each of the four areas although it is not required.