Upper School

Graduation Requirements

Overview

Students are required to register for a minimum of five academic classes in each Upper School semester from Form III to graduation.
GRADUATION
  • 5 academic courses each semester (Students are required to enroll in a minimum of five academic courses every term, both fall and spring, from Form III through to graduation.)
  • 21 academic credits (Full-year courses earn 1 credit; semester-long courses earn .5 credit.)
  • 4 years of English
  • 4 years of Physical Education
  • 3 years of History
  • 3 years of World Languages or Classics with Level III completion
  • 3 years of Mathematics
  • 3 years of Science
  • 4 semesters of Arts
  • 3 year Health Sequence with required courses in Grades 9 & 10
  • 1 semester of Speech or Debate
  • 1 semester of Digital Life Skills (Computer Science)
  • Senior Plan

DEPARTMENT CORE
  • Arts: Drawing Studio, Music, and 2 one-semester electives (One credit of Arts coursework is waived with four-year participation in Band, Choir, Dance, or Chamber Music.)
  • English: English 9, 10, and 11; AP English Literature, or Senior Seminar and Elective
  • History: Foundations of the Modern World (1492-1900), 20th-Century World History, and United States History
  • Languages: 3 years of World Languages or Classics with Level III completion
  • Mathematics: Geometry, Algebra II, and Pre-Calculus
  • Physical Education: 4 years of personal fitness or team sport participation
  • Science: Biology and Chemistry
  • School-Wide: Health, Speech, Community Service, and Senior Plan

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