Graduation Requirement Summary

Total Academic Credits Required 21.25
Total Non-Academic Credits Required 2.00
Minimum Elective Credits 4.25
Total Credits Required for Graduation 28.00
The remaining credits needed to meet the minimum required for graduation may be earned by taking elective courses. The amount of elective credits needed for graduation may vary for each student.

Total academic credits required: 21.25 credits

English 4.00 credits 9th— English 9 Composition & Literary Analysis
10th—Western & Global Literature
11th—American Studies, American Literature
12th—Semester Courses: AP English Literature, Creative Writing, Contemporary Women Writers, Fiction and Literary Adaption, Global Voices, Sci Fi and the Politics of Imagination, Living the Blues: Music and the Harlem Renaissance
Social Studies 4.00 credits 9th—World History, Honors World History
10th—World History, AP World History, Introduction To Psychology
11th—American Studies, Modern United States History, Introduction To Psychology
12th—21st Century Global Issues, Constitutional Law, Government and Economics, Introduction To Psychology, Social Entrepreneurship, World Religions
Math 3.00 credits 9th—Geometry, Advanced Algebra 2/Trigonometry, Honors Algebra 2/3
10th—Algebra 2 with Trigonometry, Advanced Algebra 3/Advanced Trigonometry, Honors Pre-Calculus
11th—Functions/Probability/Trigonometry (FPT), Honors Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB
12th—Statistics, Discrete Math, Honors Pre-Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC
Science
3.00 credits

9th—Physics
10th—Biology, Honors Biology
11th—Chemistry, Honors Chemistry
12th—Advanced Physics: Mechanics, Advanced Physics: Waves, Optics, and E&M, Astronomy. Anatomy and Physiology, Neuroscience, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Science

See curriculum page for additional senior year options in development.

World Language 3.00 credits Grades 9-12—French, Spanish, Advanced Language and Culture
AP French Language, AP Spanish Language
Fine Arts 3.00 credits Art, Drama, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music In the area of fine arts, students are encouraged to take courses in each of the three areas although it is not required.
Physical Ed. 1.00 credits 9-10—Physical Education
Health 0.75 credits 9th—Health
11th—Wellness

Total non-academic credits required: 2.00 Credits

Senior 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
9th Grade Seminar 0.50 credits Each 9th-grade student must take 9th Grade Seminar
11th Grade Seminar 0.50 credits Each 11th-grade student must take 9th Grade Seminar