Courses and Curriculum

High School Curriculum

English

  • English I
  • English II
  • English III
  • World Literature
  • British Literature (English IV)
  • AP Literature
  • AP Language

Mathematics

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Precalculus
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC

Social Studies

  • Western Civilization
  • World Cultures and Geography
  • United States History
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP European History
  • United States Government
  • Economics

Foreign Languages

  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II
  • Spanish III

Electives

  • Art
  • Art History
  • Chorus
  • Contemporary History
  • Creative Writing
  • Current Affairs
  • Drama
  • Exploring the Arts
  • Independent Study
  • Intro to Mythology
  • Life Skills
  • Media Art
  • Music
  • Music Appreciation
  • Photography
  • Publications/Yearbook
  • Speech

Course offerings vary from year to year and are based upon needs and enrollment. To see a description for each class, download the General Catalog in our Download Center.

Science

  • Physics A
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • General Science
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Astronomy
  • Food Science
  • Robotics

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art I
  • Art II
  • Drama I
  • Drama II
  • Music I
  • Music II
  • Photography I
  • Photography II

ELL

  • Conversation I
  • Conversation II
  • Conversation III
  • Grammar I
  • Grammar II
  • Grammar III
  • Reading I
  • Reading II
  • Reading III
  • Vocabulary I
  • Vocabulary II
  • Vocabulary III

Physical Education

  • Interscholastic Sports
  • Intramural Sports
  • Flexibility
  • Health/Fitness

Middle School Curriculum

English

  • English 6/7
  • English 8

Social Studies

  • World History & Geography
  • Intro to U.S. History

Electives

  • Art
  • Drama
  • Exploring the Arts
  • Music
  • Photography

For more information, please download our General Catalog from our Download Center.

Physical Education and Health

  • Intramural Sports
  • Team Building

Mathematics

  • Course I
  • Course II
  • Pre-Algebra

Science

  • Earth Science
  • Life Science
  • Physical Science

High School Graduation Requirements

History and Social Studies

30 credits with 10 credits required in U.S. History, 10 in World Cultures/Geography, 5 in U.S. Government, 5 in Economics.

English

40 credits required, including at least a year of literature. All students must take an English class each semester, even if 40 credits have been already earned.

Mathematics

30 credits required, 40 preferred, including a minimum elementary and advanced algebra, and geometry.

Laboratory Sciences

20 credits required, 30-40 preferred, in at least two areas: Biology, Chemistry, Physics.

A Language Other Than English

20 credits required of the same language; 30-40 credits preferred.

Visual and Performing Arts

10 credits required taken in one year in the same discipline of music, or visual art, or drama/theater.

Electives

50 credits required, of which at least 10 must be college preparatory courses.

Physical Education

40 credits required, 10 per year.

Community Service

20 hours required per year for Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors. 40 hours required for Seniors.

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