Graduation Requirements

2021-2022 APPLICATION OPENS September 8, 2020

Poly’s Upper School robust and challenging curriculum provides students the knowledge, study tools, and organizational skills they need to be successful in their college careers and throughout their lives. In completing the required 21 academic credits, students take a wide range of courses deliberately designed to promote meaningful life-long learning.

Upper School students are required to enroll in a minimum of five academic courses each semester, and seniors are required to enroll in a minimum of six classes, including a one-semester course in Philosophy.

Each student must fulfill the following requirements for graduation:

  • 4 years of English
  • 4 years of Mathematics
  • 3 years of History
  • 3 years of Science
  • 3 consecutive years of the same Classical or World Language (with Level III completion)
  • 5 semesters of Arts, including a public-speaking course
  • 4 years of Physical Education
  • 1 semester of Computer Science/Technology
  • 1 semester of Health
  • 1 semester of Ethics & Leadership (grade 9)
  • 1 semester of Philosophy (grade 12)
  • Senior Plan