Course Planning Guide

Information regarding graduation requirements, Advanced Placement courses, learning opportunities, academic accommodations, the course selection process, and other important academic information can be found below.

Graduation Requirements

Arts

  • New students entering in third or fourth form: 3 terms of Arts courses
  • Students entering in fifth form: 2 terms of Arts courses
  • Students entering in sixth form: 1 term of an Arts course

English

  • Four years. If eligible, fifth and sixth form students may also meet the English requirement for those two years by enrolling in Humanities 3 and 4.

History and Social Sciences

  • Two years: 20th Century History required during the third form and U.S. History is required in the fifth or sixth form.

Languages

  • Completion of one World or Classical Language through third-year level.
  • Completion of two languages through second-year level

Mathematics

  • Three years (should include one year of Geometry and two years of Algebra)
  • Integrated Math 31 or higher (applies only to students in the class of 2020 and beyond)

Religious Studies and Philosophy

  • One year
  • Advanced Latin Seminar or Greek 3 (Honors) when taken concurrently with a second language at an upper level.
  • English 4 Honors: Literature and Religion

Science

  • Two years of laboratory science

Sample Schedule

  Third Form Fourth Form Fifth Form Sixth Form
Arts Any Arts Class (term or year-long) Any Arts Class (term or year-long) if requirement is not met Any Arts Class (term or year-long) if requirement is not met Any Arts Class (term or year-long) if requirement is not met
English and Humanities English 1 English 2 English or Humanities English or Humanities
History & Social Sciences  20th Century History
Required for third form
World History U.S. History
Required in fifth or sixth form
History or Social Science class of student's choice
Mathematics Integrated Math 11 or 21 Integrated Math 22 or 32 Integrated Math 33 or 43 Introductory Calculus, Applied Mathematics, Calculus, Calculus AB (AP), or Statistics AP
Laguages Chinese, French, Latin, or Spanish
Level dependent upon previous coursework and placement test
Chinese, French, Latin, or Spanish
Level dependent upon previous coursework and placement test
Chinese, French, Latin, or Spanish
Level dependent upon previous coursework and placement test
Chinese, French, Latin, or Spanish
Level dependent upon previous coursework and placement test
Science Biology 1 or Integrated Science 1 (Honors) Chemistry 1, Chemistry 1 (Honors), or Integrated Science 2 (Honors) Physics 1 (Honors) or Environmental Science  Biology (AP) or Chemistry (AP)
Religious Studies & Philosophy   Course in Religious Studies & Philosophy Course in Religious Studies & Philosophy -
If not completed during fourth form year
Course in Religious Studies & Philosophy - If not completed during fourth or fifth form year